Crank Yankers

2002 TV-14 2 seasons

Crank Yankers

2002 TV-14 2 seasons
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A phone is a dangerous weapon in Yankerville, where over the top puppet personalities such as loud-mouthed politician Tony, boisterous radio deejay The Nudge and long-winded old-timer Elmer pull off elaborate prank phone calls on real life victims. This Comedy Central series features a star-studded cast of talented improv comedians including Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Jimmy Kimmel and Wanda Sykes.
Tony Barbieri, Adam Carolla, Jim Florentine, Wanda Sykes, Jimmy Kimmel, Kevin Nealon, Tracy Morgan, Sarah Silverman, Biz Markie, Fred Armisen, David Alan Grier, Lisa Arch
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2

Summary of Season 1 (2002) - 2 discs

The first season of Comedy Central's hilarious and highly rated series, created by Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carolla ("The Man Show") and David Letterman producer Daniel Kellison, is full of irreverence and completely uncensored. The show features puppets and some of the entertainment industry's funniest comedians getting laughs using the simplest prank: making crank calls. Included is a behind-the-scenes documentary.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
age 16+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this series features puppets acting out prank phone calls that were previously recorded by comedians like Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, and Dane Cook, who all have lots of appeal for teens. While almost every kid has made one of these usually harmless (if annoying) calls at some point, they seem more offensive when they're acted out on screen -- it's disturbing hearing innocent people being made fun of in a passive-aggressive way. There's some iffy language, too, though the worst is bleeped.

Sexual Content

Some sexual innuendo, such as slang words for intercourse and male genitalia.


Not applicable


"F--k" and "s--t" are bleeped; words like "penis" and "gangster-ass" are used.

Social Behavior

The show revolves around crank calls and sends the message that it's OK to make fun of others if it ends in laughs.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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