Maybe funniest Chumlee moment of pawn stars.

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  1. Frylock

    Frylock Well-Known Member

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    I disagree. While they can't likely replace it using original parts (and why would they want to) they could easily put new electronics in it and sell it. The outside remains original, but the electronic components get updated. Similar to what they did to the Evil Kinevil (sp?) pinball game a week or so ago...

    I don't see them spending 1,000 bucks just to make a tiny bit.
     
  2. wendiness1

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    $1,000 for a gag is pocket change to the producers.

    And I agree that they need to knock off the scripting.
     
  3. pmyers

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    who would make replacement electronics for a 1950's (or was it 30's) bowling machine? I don't think it's that simple. It's not like a 1980's pinball machine with readily available and fairly modern parts.
     
  4. pmyers

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    Or here is another possible scenario. They bought it thinking they could repair it and then realized they couldn't and then decided to script this so it wasn't a total loss...


    regardless....it was certainly scripted.
     
  5. Malcontent

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    The worst was the one when Chumlee made wine by smashing the grapes with his bare feet. The shop had bought an old wine making contraption. At the end of the episode they supposedly tasted the wine.
     
  6. pmyers

    pmyers Well-Known Member

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    Let's not even bring up the horrible and repeated, Subway placements shoehorned into an episode.
     
  7. pmyers

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    btw a good companion show to this one that shows how a real pawn shop operates, is Hardcore Pawn on TruTV. I love that show too but for totally different reasons.
     
  8. JFriday

    JFriday "Just The Facts"

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    Dumbest one was when he went to look for Bob Dylan to sign the album and "runs" into him on the street and Bob personalizes the autograph to Chumlee.
     
  9. Malcontent

    Malcontent Ancient Astronaut Theorist

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    I agree, it's how pawn shops really do business. The people on that show are so unlikeable.
     
  10. pmyers

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    The employees or the customers, or both? ;)
     
  11. MarkofT

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    Wasn't scripted beyond what you saw on the show. They handed the album to Chumlee and he waited by Bob's tour bus at Caesar's and happened to catch him. Chumlee telling him to personalize it to him was a classic Chumlee absent minded moment. And I've been told that by someone who knows the Harrisons and has been on the show in a scripted encounter.
     
  12. xuxa

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    They most likely didn't even pay near $1000 for the bowling game.
     
  13. VegasVic

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    I liked it at first because it focused on more than just items being brought in. But I've had enough of the "angry" customers who no doubt play it up so they can get on TV. Customers yelling that they wait too long in line, that Les won't give them enough money for their crap, etc... I have no doubt there are plenty of real angry customers every day there, I'm just tired of seeing that part.
     
  14. DanB

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    ditto
     
  15. punky1337

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    Um... i have worked in Detroit for 25 years and trust me that IS exactly how unreasonable and crazy people who live in the city act.
     
  16. VegasVic

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    I have no doubt they act that way. I'm just sick of seeing the same thing on every show.
     
  17. brianp6621

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    Sorry but that was one of the dumbest scenes in a while. I'm really tired of the scripted portions of the show, which is becoming most of it.
     
  18. punky1337

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    While i still like the show I am getting kinda tired of the sitcom-esque scenes. It seems to me the history channel is using this show to get people to warm up to future shows? I mean American restoration started after Rick Dale was on the show all the time I bet that Count guy with the cars is going to have a show soon too.
     
  19. JFriday

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    That seems to be the route Reality shows seem to take. 1st season seem to be pretty straight forward, each season after that seem to become more scripted with fake drama filled.
     
  20. pmyers

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    +1
     

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