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Old 07-15-2014, 05:09 PM   #31
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In Rebecca's Reddit AMA she was asked about planted items on this was her reply. "I have never filmed a scene to my knowledge where the book was planted. In my personal experience they have always been real sellers who actually own those books." When someone said she was using too many qualifiers in that statement she replied. "True, I'm being careful, but I really can only speak to my own experience. Anything else would be talking with no authority about stuff I've "heard," which I think is pretty well covered on the internet already " http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment...n_pawn/cei9u7t Of course that doesn't mean that they don't let her in on it or that others aren't faked.
Thanks for the AMA link! I missed it. Rebecca's my favorite "character" on the show.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:13 PM   #32
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Not to mention that the time spent with scripts could be used for actual interaction with the customers.
I've also read that the "stars" are only in the shop when they a recording a show.
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Old 07-15-2014, 05:45 PM   #33
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I've also read that the "stars" are only in the shop when they a recording a show.
I can see that. I doubt they could get much actual work done when they are there. They would spend all their time getting their pictures taken and having people talk to them about the show. It's those stupid scripts, where they pretend that they're the only ones who work there, that really get annoying.
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:14 PM   #34
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Can I get to be the guy who says he's glad that he saved all of this waste of time by never watching in the first place?

It is amazing how much money these reality TV stars can make.

Cesar Millan, who at least has skills, has become a personal mega-empire.
So, why are you in this thread? Other than to plug Cesar Milan?
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:47 PM   #35
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Not to mention that the time spent with scripts could be used for actual interaction with the customers.
I've also read that the "stars" are only in the shop when they a recording a show.
I can't speak about now, but a few years ago, I drove by the shop on a daily basis. I always saw the Old Man's truck in his parking spot by the front door in the mornings. The truck was usually gone by the time I went home and I know it was his both because it was on the show and I saw him driving it.

If you look at the outside shots, you can tell from the shadows they are filmed just after sunrise. Most people are probably looking for them later in the day when the guys have already finished their day.

I don't think they script, but they do setup somethings. I know of two items in specific that were brought in by friends of the guys. They wanted to be on TV and owned a historical item that the guys could talk about. Each deal is an appointment and someone probably had a good idea about the outcome, but they aren't reading from a script.

And that famous scene where Chumlee got Dylan's autograph is 100% true. It was supposed to show him being dumb and instead he lucked out. And then he had an attack of the stupids and got it signed to himself and messed up the good fortune.
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:18 AM   #36
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I live in Las Vegas, and had a bud on the show... While the item he sold was his, he said it took 10 takes to get what the producers wanted....
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:03 AM   #37
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...and none of that I have any problem with. It's the dumb things like they go visit the Hoover Dam or Chum has a garage sale that kills this show for me. Take that 5+ minutes wasted there and show another item.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:09 AM   #38
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What grinds my gears on reality TV is the constant repetition where they cut to the "post real" interview where the "star" is talking to someone off camera (WHY?) and repeating what you just saw happen.

"Hey, there's a Shell Oil sign."
-- (cut to) "I saw that he had a Shell Oil sign."
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:18 AM   #39
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Agreed. They've pretty much ruined the show. It's become downright insulting.

For awhile one of the ads that ran during the show was to contact them if you had interesting stuff you wanted to sell.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:19 AM   #40
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I saw Chumlee on Top Gear, and he said he used to drive some beater as his first car, and now he drives a Range Rover and a Maserati.

Not too bad, I suppose.
You forgot his Rolls Royce.


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Old 07-16-2014, 11:38 AM   #41
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You forgot his Rolls Royce.

You have to know about something to forget about it - he didn't mention it on Top Gear (as I recall).
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Old 07-16-2014, 12:30 PM   #42
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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.
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You mean Chum does't live in that dirthole house they've showed a couple of times?!? /shocked
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:37 PM   #44
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What grinds my gears on reality TV is the constant repetition where they cut to the "post real" interview where the "star" is talking to someone off camera (WHY?) and repeating what you just saw happen.

"Hey, there's a Shell Oil sign."
-- (cut to) "I saw that he had a Shell Oil sign."
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.
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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).
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.)
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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.
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.
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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.)
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.
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Old 07-17-2014, 03:55 PM   #48
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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.
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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.
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.
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I also think it's funny that Chumlee's net worth is more than Rick's son, twice as much, in fact.
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.
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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.
People seem to like that kind of character. I think Mikey over on "American Chopper" had that same appeal.
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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.
It was actually a wall calendar. Desk calendar that shows 1 day, yea, nobody makes it the whole year.
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