“Puppets re-enacting real-life crank phone calls.” This brainchild was nothing but a beautiful dream until it became a reality in 2002. The dream was short-lived, after three hilarious seasons. Still, you can’t keep a good crank down. Crank Yankers is back, and raunchier than ever.
The show’s revival features many of the same voice talents of Jim Florentine, Adam Carolla, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Sarah Silverman performing real crank calls. But the cast (or rather, rogues gallery) is packing much more star power than usual, with the likes of Abbi Jacobson, Tiffany Hadish, Natasha Leggero, Brian Posehn, David Allen Grier, and more.
Here’s everything you need to know to stream Crank Yankers.
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What is Crank Yankers?
The show originally premiered in June 2002 on Comedy Central. The first three seasons aired on the channel, and a fourth season on MTV2. The show was revived on Comedy Central for a fifth season in 2019.
- Launched: June 2002
- Channel: Comedy Central
- Genre: Comedy
- Starring: Voices of Tony Barbieri, Adam Carolla, Jim Florentine, Jimmy Kimmel, Tracy Morgan, Kevin Nealon, Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, and Biz Markie
- Seasons: 5
- Status: Renewed for a sixth season in March 2020.
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What the critics are saying
- “Of course what really matters is whether Crank Yankers is actually funny in 2019, and based on the first two episodes of this 20-episode season, it’s brutally hit-or-miss—and the year can’t be blamed for its winners or its whiffs.” -Josh Model, AV Club
Where to watch Crank Yankers
Comedy Central is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Philo is the least expensive streaming service, but it has some limitations. You won’t find the sports channels that dominate other packages or local channels. However, it’s the cheapest way to gain access to 60 great entertainment channels for only $20 a month. You’ll get popular channels like Animal Planet, MTV, Discovery, IFC, AMC, Lifetime, Nick Jr, and the Paramount Network, as well as deep cuts like ID and Game Show Network. You also get free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
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FuboTV was built from the ground up with sports fans in mind. There are different channel packages available whether you’re looking for basketball, soccer, golf, or even outdoor sports like rock climbing. But no worries, all the great cable channels you’re after are here too, including Viceland, Bravo, and IFC.
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College sports fans will love it, too: The ACCN, Big Ten Network, the Longhorn Network, and Pac-12 Network are all on the Core package, and for $10 more, the Plus package offers all six market-specific Pac-12 Networks.
There’s a good chance that you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs. The second you sign up, you’ll gain instant access to 45+ channels, including local channels and even free HBO in the Plus and Max channel suites. Plus, it comes with CloudDVR, which lets you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. One account works on two devices, but you can add more devices for only $5.
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