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Anyone else catch Pawn Stars on the History channel?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by scooterboy, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Sep 7, 2011 #261 of 406
    omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

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    The compound archery bow episode casts more light on chum-lee's stupid act. As a finale on the ep Rick fires an arrow and hits the target. Then it's chum-lee's turn and he also hits the target, a little closer to a bulls eye in fact.

    Is it really kinda tricky to fire a compound bow?

    Last up is Big Hoss, who either breaks the arrow or fires it into the dirt, not sure which.
     
  2. Sep 8, 2011 #262 of 406
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    Are you sure that wasn't Storage Hunters? I saw them do the same thing.


    That makes me wonder if the "stars" don't get money from that or if it just goes to the show. If they don't get extra money then I think they are crazy for agreeing to it.
     
  3. Sep 8, 2011 #263 of 406
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    Could have been -- these all kind of blend together in my head into a lukewarm mush. I do know that it was the skinnier guy that ordered at the drive thru (hmm, that doesnt help :) )
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 #264 of 406
    JLucPicard

    JLucPicard Active Member TCF Club

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    That was Auction Hunters - I just watched that ep last night.

    I don't really care for those kinds of things, but I love my DVRs, so I guess we'll just have to put up with it. :thumbsdown:
     
  5. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    I was confused on the last episode where the guy brought in the Penn State Orange Bowl ring. Was Rick saying it was Illegal for him to purchase it because the engraving had been removed (which it looked like it had just been worn out not on purpose)?

    If so, was it because it was the manufacturer's engraving? I assume somebody's personal engraving wouldn't matter, would it?


    I always wonder why people come in there to sell family heirlooms like that bomber jacket (which with those journals was absolutely badass!) for fairly small money, but I guess she did say she had nobody to pass it down to.
     
  6. 2004raptor

    2004raptor time to emancipate

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    I think it was because it's the manufacturers engraving. Still don't see why it would be "illegal". I can see why it might diminish the value though.

    I often wonder why people don't just put this stuff on ebay/craigslist/etc. It seems like 99% of the stuff that comes in the door the seller never gets waht he/she wants.
     
  7. robbhimself

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    i think it's because it was an identifying mark, like if i tried to sell you a wedding ring with an engraving scratched off, you should assume that i stole it and that would make it illegal to resell. at least that's how i interpreted it
     
  8. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    Like they say on the show: cash money. There's something to be said for walking away with a stack of cash, instead of having to deal with the hassles and uncertainty things like eBay or Craigslist can bring.
     
  9. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

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    If I didn't have someone to pass things of historic value on to (ie. bomber jacket and journals), I'd find a museum to donate/loan them to. I have been to several airplane museums that have displays with that type of stuff. Sometimes it says "donated by" or "on loan from" with someones name. At least leave a legacy like that!
     
  10. pmyers

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    Exactly! I guess maybe I'm a little jealous because I don't have any great family heirlooms or pieces of history like that from my family...but it amazes me that people are willing to part with that kind of stuff for not a lot of money.

    I saw one episode where the lady was selling her dad's military clearance badges....c'mon!
     
  11. scooterboy

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    Not to mention that the pawn shop is in Vegas. If ever there was a place where people often need fast cash, it's there.
     
  12. Ment

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    Chumlee and the pirate ship was totally staged by production. Wonder if they let the seller in on it. He seemed genuinely annoyed.
     
  13. 2004raptor

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    fyp :D
     
  14. DanB

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    new shows air 11/28/2011 and they have a marathon right now.

    just saw an episode "Time Machines" dated 8/16/2009 where it looks like Ron Dale (the brother of Rick Dale from American Restoration) is the "customer" that sells Rick a beat up coke machine and then RD restores it. It also appears that the "restored" coke machine wasnt even the one they brought in to "restore."

    http://centraltendencies.com/2011/03/pawn-stars-is-fake/
     
  15. nataylor

    nataylor Curiously Strong TCF Club

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    I love that this guy's problem with the show is that it's on History, so it should be accurate. Hello, this is History... The home of UFO Hunters and Ancient Aliens. Authenticity needs to be evaluated on a show-by show basis, not assumed for everything airing on the channel.
     
  16. phox_mulder

    phox_mulder I get paid 2watch TV

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    South Park from a couple weeks ago was a bit anti History Channel.

    Thanksgiving and aliens.


    phox
     
  17. scooterboy

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    I remember when that first aired, some people here noticed that the machines weren't the same. But no one knew who Ron (or Rick) Dale was, since American Restoration wasn't a show yet.

    Pretty embarrassing that Ron plays the "customer" in that episode.
     
  18. Worf

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    *yawn*.

    Yes, Pawn Stars is staged. It has to be because the goal of the show is not about a pawn shop, nor about how pawn shops work. It's just a look at some interesting items and details about that item. It's all about the item.

    If you observe closely, the items they show aren't from the same time period (you can see items hanging on the walls that came in on later episodes). And Chum Lee, really? (He's seemed to have gotten more intelligent as time progresses).

    Anyhow, once you realize it's about the item, it makes sense it's all staged. Items don't come through the door just as the camera crew focuses on it - it's a standard stage entrance instruction. And ever notice how the shop seems to not be too busy when something big comes in? Or how people would just put items smack in the middle of the floor where customers could walk into it?

    Heck, the crew probably review the interesting items that come in and call up the previous (or current, if the item didn't sell) owners to come tape a segment.

    And authenticity level varies depending on what the show's about. I meant, seriously - a 24 hour pawn shop that in 3+ years of TV, never seems to have a problem customer? Or how experts seem to be called in constantly? That means while the pawn shop's real, the pawn shop itself isn't the focus and subject to creative artistry (what about the mundane stuff?). The items themselves are the important parts - more specifically, oddities that show up.

    Ditto other shows like American Pickers - it's not about two people travelling the country - it's about the stuff they find and the history behind it. Heck both AP and PS are really modernized versions of the antique shows that air.

    Hell, half the stuff on "reality TV" is staged as well. Or often re-staged just for dramatic effect.
     
  19. NetJunkie

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    It's obvious the show is staged..I don't think anyone doubts that. Look at when a "customer" comes in..the store is dead empty. They close it down for those shots...clean up the store...and do a great job on the lighting (I've been in the store).
     
  20. DanB

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    I'm sure we all know its staged, most shows are. The crew just cant sit around and hope something interesting happens. Its just the matter of the degrees. I still hope for a big difference between Pawn Stars and Operation Repo.

    I mean, really, how many folks are going to take a trip to Las Vegas and bring their revolutionary war bond or grandfather's civil war rifle in case they need gambling money?
     

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