"Senior vs. Junior: American Chopper" (spoilers)

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  1. inaka

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    Yeah, it sounded like they went to the wake, but maybe not the funeral. But I'd give Mikey and Jr. the benefit of the doubt on this one. Junior called and left a voice message to Sr when his dog died, even in what appeared to be a more strained time of their relationship, so I don't think he would just not do anything at all for a death of Sr's mom.
     
  2. DanB

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    People handle death and grieving in different ways. Should we really judge?
     
  3. WhiskeyTango

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    Yes. That's what the internet is for. :D
     
  4. bobvr

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    This post was made by Paul Jr on Feb 18 on his Facebook page....

    http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=300231850040051&id=127838953946009

    "I want to thank everyone for their condolences for the passing of Grandma Helen. We loved her very much and we will miss her. Unfortunately, I can't believe the way I am being portrayed or that I even have to defend myself, but I can assure you that my entire family and I paid our respects to Grandma Helen by attending her services.
    Paul Jr."
     
  5. bareyb

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    Why did he say "services"? It makes it sound like he's lying. Why not just say "I went to the Funeral"? My guess is, because he didn't go... I personally somewhat understand him not wanting to go near his Dad. Until you have had that kind of relationship, it's hard to understand. My Dad used to LITERALLY make my skin crawl. The thought of seeing him (usually forced) often made me physically ill and I would begin retching and dry heaving before seeing him. It used to have a very physical effect on me. Even so... That's pretty harsh not to even drop Dad a text... There's some serious anger there...
     
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    They went to the wake, not the funeral. They really should have attended both.


    There's also a difference between a "trusted, neutral third person" and someone who has been treating/seeing Mikey for some time, and has heard one side of a relationship. I also don't think Mikey understood what Sr. was trying to do. I think Sr. would just like to be in the same room with his kids and be civil. You can't mend that much pain in one angry re-hashing the past session. They need to learn to be civil to one another and work towards healing the past.
     
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    Frylock

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    I think Jr. is trying to cover. He went to a "service", the wake. He didn't go to the funeral. Sr. wouldn't leave early during the funeral. So no way Jr. was there. I can understand not wanting to be in the same room as him, but there are times to put your differences aside and do it for her, not for Sr. or himself.

    And how do you wish someone a "Sorry for your loss" for their dog, but not their Mom? I know that Sr. REALLY loved that dog, but Jr. seemed to care more for his step-grandmother than Gus.
     
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    Rainy Dave

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    Conversely, did Sr. reach out to his kids to even tell them about her passing. Sounds like Jr. & Mikey heard about it from their mother.
     
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    bareyb

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    Good point. I'm sure Senior felt like they should have contacted HIM, and that's the Crux of the problem.
     
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    Combat Medic

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    I think it is a little presumptuous to tell somebody how to grieve and honor a family member's life.
     
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    bareyb

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    Isn't that essentially what you're doing now? ;)

    Hip. My 2nd favorite type of "ocrisy". :p
     
  12. robbhimself

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    how many times did mikey's hair/beard change for the 3/19 episode, i lost track
     
  13. Combat Medic

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    I'd love for you to explain how I'm doing that.
     
  14. tripmac

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    I lost count. Then I thought back to last week?? when he shaved his beard. I bet the production crew cringes everytime they shoot Mikey.
     
  15. FiftyoneFifty

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    Anytime a Teutul starts a sentence with 'Yeah, You Know"

    I'd be drunk 6 minutes in.
     
  16. bareyb

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    Anyone catch the new PJD Muscle Car Episode? My old "American Chopper" SP picked it up. He customizes a car in it. Kind of a nice change of pace. :up:
     
  17. Frylock

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    I think it's a good idea for him to branch out. He's clearly enjoying doing designs. Though there is a difference between "building" and "customizing".
     
  18. Swirl_Junkie

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    The panels with the rivets weren't that bad, but GOOD GOD that giant serial number on the trunk and the 35 Paul JR Designs logos/emblems were garish and over the top.
    It's one thing to put your name on there.. it's another to have searchlights and neon and explosions around it.
     
  19. inaka

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    Did this show have a different name or something?
    My Tivo didn't pick it up.
     
  20. ahartman

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    My season pass didn't get it either. It's showing next on 4/2 and 4/3.
     

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