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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show revolves around crank calls and sends the message that it's OK to make fun of others if it ends in laughs.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some sexual innuendo, such as slang words for intercourse and male genitalia.
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"F--k" and "s--t" are bleeped; words like "penis" and "gangster-ass" are used.
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Parents Need to Know
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.
Is It Any Good?
Crank Yankers targets the same audience as Jackass and Beavis and Butt-head: goofy guys who get off on inane pranks. Save for a few bleeped-out curse words, there's nothing here that most kids haven't already done ... although that doesn't mean that watching won't inspire them to do more.
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