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Is it me or has Pawn Stars really changed to be way too scripted?

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by unixadm, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    You have to know about something to forget about it - he didn't mention it on Top Gear (as I recall).
     
  2. bruab

    bruab Shmegistrd Schmoozer

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    If you haven't read Rick's book, License to Pawn, it's actually a pretty good read. The story of how hard they had to work to get their pawn license and of Rick's childhood epilepsy were very interesting.

    I don't begrudge Rick any of his success because he worked his butt off for it, including the TV show. That said, I'll probably be deleting my season pass for it.
     
  3. pmyers

    pmyers Active Member

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    You mean Chum does't live in that dirthole house they've showed a couple of times?!? /shocked
     
  4. Maui

    Maui Major Lee Oblivious

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    I remember hearing a podcast with Bryan Johnson and Walt Flanagan from Comic Book Men. The show runner in the second season wanted to do these cut-away interviews and they said NO.

    That show still has hokey plot lines but at least they don't do the cut-away interviews.
     
  5. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I wasn't really being critical of your comment. It was meant more of a funny comment on the contrast between how "working class" they try and show them and the reality.

    (I was not expecting you to be an expert on all things Pawn Stars.)
     
  6. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    I don't begrudge Rick's success either. But Chumlee getting a reported $25K per episode is ridiculous. He (or his character) is one of the reasons I am probably going to stop watching.

    I know Chumlee has a cult following. And I know somewhere there is someone trying to figure out how to spin him off onto his own show. But I don't get Honey Boo Boo or Duck Dynasty either.
     
  7. classicX

    classicX Don't scream.

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    I'm aware - I just think it was funny that he didn't mention the Rolls on Top Gear, just the two "upper middle class" cars.

    I also think it's funny that Chumlee's net worth is more than Rick's son, twice as much, in fact.
     
  8. midas

    midas I heard that

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    I just watched an old episode from 2009. One thing that's always bugged me is the holiday episodes. One of the things that always bugged me was the holiday episodes. It's insulting try to tell us that these things aren't scripted when they show the holiday episodes and you know they had to be shot well in advance.

    Well this was the Christmas episode. But they got sloppy. During the big gift exchange scene, right next to the old man's desk is a calendar. It's shown multiple times. And it's clear as day that the calendar shows October on it.

    Sloppy and insulting.
     
  9. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    You assume the desk calendar is kept up to date. I've got a desk calendar that still shows sometime in March. I just stopped bothering with it. :)
     
  10. waynomo

    waynomo My One Time TCF Club

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    Funny, yes. Surprising no from all that I've read. For some reason people really like him on the show. The show could get by without Corey. I'm assuming that Chumlee gets paid a lot more than him.
     
  11. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    People seem to like that kind of character. I think Mikey over on "American Chopper" had that same appeal.
     
  12. midas

    midas I heard that

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    It was actually a wall calendar. Desk calendar that shows 1 day, yea, nobody makes it the whole year.
     
  13. cannonz

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    Who is the ****** in the new ads, and how much would Rick give him for his 80's girl boots? All the language I have seen on this site the word for feminine cleaning product gets censored?? Murray would be appalled (the little ferret)
     
  14. VegasVic

    VegasVic Craps Player

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    How does Chumlee make so much money? Personal appearances?
     
  15. mrdbdigital

    mrdbdigital The TBS Archives TCF Club

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    Chumlee is waiting for Honey Boo Boo to grow up so they can do a new show together as the perfect couple made for each other.
     
  16. Anotherpyr

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    My visit to the shop left me with the impression that they film in the morning before the shop opens. The window which is supposed to be open for overnight deals was actually closed and they tried to cover it as some people were trying to take photos of them through the windows even though the sign asks that you don't. I'm sure their flash gave them pictures of themselves taking a picture.

    The shop was mostly show merchandise and when I was there it was mostly chumlee stuff which wasn't selling. I recognized some items from the show. The guy with the dream team hockey stick was there as well as the handwriting expert for that season. They were roped off while they did close ups of the signatures on the stick. The old man who we could see through the 24 Hour window before the doors opened as well as the others were no where to be found.
     

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