Caller ID and oversensitivity have more or less ruined one of the great arts of adolescence, the crank call. Puppets, on the other hand, are clever and heartless enough to get around these problems, and they do so with glee in this totally stupid but totally funny show.

A host of familiar voices, including those of Jimmy Kimmel, Dennis Leary and Wanda Sykes, make the calls, which are presented in their unedited glory and acted out via a puppet show. Some calls fall flat, but the show hits more than misses, especially when the victims play along and hilariously get the upper hand. Includes 10 uncensored episodes, as well as two calls that never aired and a mini-documentary, "Dial T for Torment."

DVD Grade: B+

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