Crank Yankers Inspired Dog Names

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Before everyone had Caller ID, before scam calls and the Do Not Call registry, there was a hilarious show on Comedy Central called "Crank Yankers." This group of mischievous puppets made comedy by prank calling an unsuspecting individual, recording the call, and using the puppets to re-enact the prank call. These calls originate in the fictional town of Yankerville, and the residents (our pranksters) are the slightly average - albeit quirky - citizens of Anytown, USA. The brainchild of comedic pair Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel, these pranks often involved guest prank callers. Celebrity guests included Eminem, Denis Leary, and Nick Cannon.

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Of course, Crank Yankers featured the talents of a few puppets whose voices we might recognize; however, there are no full-time pets on the show. (One should note that there is a pup who appears periodically in skits; his facial expressions lend to the comedy of the call.) In the episode, "Bobby Wants a New Friend," Bobby Fletcher calls a local pet store in search of a canine companion. The pet store clerk relates to Bobby all the various breeds currently at the store. A Cocker Spaniel puppet plays the role of the pet store Fido; Bobby claims that he needs a puppy so that he can find a girlfriend. While Bobby talks to the clerk, a young girl puppet picks up a Maltese canine puppet and leaves with the happy pooch. All the while, Bobby tries to convince the clerk that he only needs to borrow the Cocker Spaniel and will bring it back once he has met a few prospective dates. The clerk, of course, reminds Bobby that dogs are a lifetime commitment, but that's the point of the prank - the callers often make bizarre requests of the person who answers the phone. The reactions are the comedic result.

Male Crank Yankers Inspired Dog Names

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Boomer
Boomer is one half of a rather annoying talk radio show team
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Bill
Bill Berner directed a number of episodes for the series
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Adam
Adam Carolla is one of the creators of the show and a regular voice to many characters
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Jimmy
Jimmy Kimmel voiced many characters and helped to write episodes
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Niles
Niles Standish is an allusion to Puritan Myles Standish; he is a rich and eccentric old man
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Tony
Tony Barbieri voices Niles Standish on the show
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Ed
Ed is a cousin of Bobby Fletcher; he repeats himself often and says "Yay!" constantly
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Jim
Jim Florentine voiced the characters of Ed and Bobby Fletcher
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Birchum
Dick Birchum is a Vietnam veteran who is rather mentally unstable at times
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Elmer
Elmer Higgins is an old man with a bad attitude
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Landalious
Landalious "The Truth" Truefield is an athlete-turned-rapper
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David Alan
David Alan Grier plays the role of "The Truth"
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Spoonie Luv
Spoonie Luv is a ladies' man; he is very flirtatious in his prank calls
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Tracy
Tracy Morgan is the voice of Spoonie Luv
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Terrence
Terrence is Elmer Higgins' grandson who often works as a celebrity spokesman
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Bob
Bob Einstein plays the role of Tony Deloge who is a loud, overbearing politician
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Nudge
Nudge is the other half of the Boomer and Nudge morning radio show
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Willie
Willie is a supervisor at the Yankerville Package Service
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Dane
Comedian Dane Cook lends his voice to Sav Macauley, Foreign Guy, and Gene Winterbuck
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Chip
Chip is an immigrant whose lack of English-speaking skills lends to the comedy of his prank calls
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Artie
Artie Esposito was a lead puppeteer for the show
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BJ
BJ Guyer worked as a puppeteer for the television series
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Pete
Pete Dzoghi was a member of the Touch Tone Terrorists
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Jordan
Jordan Rubin played a brief role as Dr. Premise, Batman's Nemesis in five episodes
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Patton
Patton Oswalt lent his voice to the role of Boomer
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Seth
Creator of a plethora of animated comedy shows, Seth MacFarlane lent his voice to Arthur Johnson
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Gilbert
Gilbert Gottfried lent his voice to George Zucco in three episodes
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Robert Smigel
Smigel, creative genius of Saturday Night Live fame, lent his voice to John Tierney
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Andy
Andy Richter lent his voice to a character named Lloyd
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Drew
Drew Carey made a cameo appearance on the television show

Female Crank Yankers Inspired Dog Names

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Morgan
Morgan Murphy wrote several episodes during the 2005 season
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Cammie
Cammie is a rather outgoing individual who has difficult behavior
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Lisa
Lisa Arch provided the voice of Cammie
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Katie
Katie Kimmel, Jimmy Kimmel's daughter often appeared in cameos on the show
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Sarah
Sarah Silverman was the voice of Hadassah
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Hadassah
Hadassah Guberman is a college student who often does over-the-phone surveys
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Charlotte
Good Charlotte often performed on the show
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Wanda
Wanda Sykes offered her voice to several characters
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Gladys
Gladys Murphy is often the victim of pranks at the hands of her multiple children
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Susie
Susie Essman is a regular performer on the show
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Nicole
Nicole Sullivan is a regular performer on the show
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Helen
Helen Higgins is Elmer's wife
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Maria
Maria was a recurring character on the series
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Kathy
Kathy Griffin was an occasional guest on the show
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Esperanza
Esperanza Thomas is a minor recurring character on the show
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Sharon
Sharon Osbourne made a cameo on the television show
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Jennifer
Jennifer Saxon Gore worked as a supervising producer on several episodes
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Alexis
Alexis Loughran is an associate producer for the film
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Carly
Carly Kimmel worked as an art producer for the series
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Brenna
Brenna McCarthy worked as a producer on multiple episodes
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Mari
Mari Keiko Gonzalez worked as a film editor for the series
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Susanna
Susanna Graves worked as a film editor for the series
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Rachel
Rachel Green worked as a film editor for the series
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Carol
Carol Binion worked as a costume designer for the film
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Sandi
Sandi Yi-Trimble worked as a production manager for the series
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Verdelle
Verdelle Lavalle worked as a set painter
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Alice
Alice Vosmek worked as an art department coordinator
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Jane
Jane Kilkenny worked in the prop shop to prepare the puppets
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Kristie
Kristie Moore worked as a painter/decorator for the film
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Brook
Brook Shafer worked as an on-set dresser (puppets)

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