Welp, they promised cranks, didn’t they?
Sett to premiere this Fall for Comedy Central will be the rebooted Crank Yankers and to help celebrate, cast and crew were on hand at Comic-Con where not only did we hear about why the show is coming back, but we even met Bobby Moynihan’s “Dr. Penis” character.
Executive Producer Jonathan Kimmel, voice talent Bobby Moynihan & Jeff Ross, production designer Gary Kordan and moderator Brian Posehn were on hand and made several announcements. As mentioned, Crank Yankers is returning this Fall, however, we don’t have a premiere date/time though perhaps the half-hour slot after South Park on September 25th makes the most sense. According to Gary, 240 sets are being built for the show and voice talent on tap includes Chelsea Peretti, Bobby Moynihan, Jeff Ross, David Alan Grier, Adam Carolla, and Tracy Morgan to start which is good enough for me.
Obvious influences being touted for the series include The Jerky Boyz, The Howard Stern Show, and homegrown experience by way of Moynihan who told us of a hilarious upbringing and producer Jon Kimmel even has his kids partaking in the phony phone call business. And if the big reveal of “Dr. Penis” tells us anything, then the puppetry for the series shows no signs of a let-down. Moynihan’s puppet looks like a cross between Joey Boots and Medusa. This has me very much looking forward to more creations coming soon.