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  • Series Premiere Date: Jul 3, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: David Alan Grier, Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman
  • Summary: Pick it up. It's for you! Crank Yankers features some of the funniest characters from old Elmer Higgins to a very special someone they call Ed. Crank Yankers also features celebrities like Snoop Dogg, Tenacious D (in the nude) and Ween. So sit back pull up a phone and enjoy the cranks.And just remember: The crank calls you are about to hear are real. The names have not been changed. Screw the innocent.CHARACTERS:
    Special Ed: a 16 year old boy whose job is cleaning tables at Yanker Burger. He lives with his grandma and he loves fried chicken, Hawaii, Snow globes, and scooters. He dislikes spiders and ghosts.OCD Ken: 47 year old accountant who's got Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. His likes are 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10. His dislikes are 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.Bobby Fletcher: He's 36 and unemployed. He lives with his friend Mitch. Most of the time during his crank calls he can be seen belching continuously into his phone. He loves beer and hates when people are giving him a hard time.Elmer Higgins: The 92 year old elder of Yankerville who got married to his wife Helen when she was 9 (he was 18. He likes to play horseshoes with his gay grandson. His dislikes are dirty language and dirty talk.Dick Birchum: Yankerville's 62 year old veteran now master carpenter and SHOP teacher.He likes wood, porn, and Brie. His dislikes are Charlie,A mericans turning their backs on veterans, and walking on grenades.Hadassah Guberman: a 24 year old girl with quite a few jobs.She likes cute clothes, romance, and kisha. She hates weird smells, Oprah, and Oprah's weird smell. She might also be a lesbian.
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Reality
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  1. Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jul 25, 2013
    "Crank Yankers" is far better than expected. Not everything works -- remember, there's a lot of juvenile stuff here and bits where you'll roll your eyes -- but sometimes even the stupidest setup becomes hilarious merely by the graciousness of the person being duped on the other end of the line.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    Jun 27, 2013
    It's very easy to resist a show shaped around a joke so sniggeringly juvenile. ... After a while, though, my inner sniggler shoved its way past my adult superego and started to laugh, sometimes a lot.