Anyone else watch Crank Yankers on Comedy Central last night?

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  1. Rob Varto

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    I thought this show was hillarious. The scenario is like this: the producers or actors or whatever you want to call them place real crank calls to unsuspecting victims. The calls range from ridiculous to vulgar and the whole thing gets recorded. The phone call is then put into a visual experience by having puppets act out the parties on both sides of the phone.
    In one instance, the crank callers were two guys sitting at a computer - they were calling a phone sex line. Well, that's not that funny until you find out that one of the guys calling is deaf. So one guy does the dirty talking to the phone sex girl and then he types out her response on the computer. He ends up having this poor girl screaming like an Asian woman while he holds the phone up to his deaf friends "change purse" [​IMG]. I guess you have to see it, but I was rolling listening to what they put these poor people through. It reminds me of the Jerky Boys but for TV.
     
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    It's Adam Corrola and Jimmy Kimmel. That alone means it's most likely pretty funny.
     
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    The one with the babysitter was my favorite.
     
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    I thought the Phone Sex bit was histarical but other then that I didn't really laugh at all during the rest of the show. I'll still watch again because it's Adam and Jimmy.
     
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    Any of you guy's ever heard of the Jerky Boys?

    I do think Crank Yankers is hilarious though even if it is a copycat.
     
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    So far I'm unimpressed. Perhaps because I watched it right after the most funny Greg the Bunny I've ever seen, and I was angry that if it had premeired on Comedy Central rather than Fox, it would probably not get cancelled.
     
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    Which one was it, John? Where Gil and his son eat the brownies? "WHAZAAAP!" [​IMG]
    Yeah, what is up with cancelling GtB? Andy Richter had the same ratings and it keep on going. Cheaper to produce? Who knows..
    Anyhow, back to your 'Crank Yankers' thread. [​IMG]
     
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    I'll take this over to the GtB thread, but since you asked, yes. But it was neither the brownies nor the whazzup! It was Schnuckums (sp) the fairy bear that had me trying to breathe [​IMG].
     
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    Originally posted by IKE
     
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    >>Any of you guy's ever heard of the Jerky Boys?
    I do think Crank Yankers is hilarious though even if it is a copycat.
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    Forget Jerky Boys. I havn't heard one of their scams, but as far as I'm concerned, Scott and Todd are the masters of phone scams [​IMG]. I'd like to see these guys act out a few in particular. Descriptions don't do 'em justice [​IMG].
     
  13. Rob Varto

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    Neil, if you haven't heard the Jerky Boys, you're really missing out. I would literally drive down the road crying because I was laughing so hard... especially the Egyptian Magician or the guy who goes to the dentist and wakes up with his pants off. Do yourself a favor and get a CD of these guys.
     
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    I've just never been a fan of crank call or candid camera type shows. If someone did this to me I'd be arrested for assault because I would definitely kick some ass.
     

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