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

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  1. bareyb

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    It's pretty much what I expected, but for me that's okay. OCC is like an old friend who has become kind of annoying but you keep hanging out with them anyway because it feels comfortable. SP Set. :p
     
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    I don't understand the bowling alley in the store. Is it part of the cafe? And then they drove the bike right onto those polished bowling alley floors. :eek:

    It's almost like a series reboot. Everyone started out introducing themselves, how long they'd been there, etc. Guess they're figuring on a whole new audience on CMT.
     
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  4. bareyb

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    Senior probably got it for free if he agreed to put it on the air. ;)
     
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    Just watched the 30min "behind the scenes" episiode. Damn, Sr. has a lot of cars (and bikes) in those two garages! :eek: And of course he has his own backhoe.

    What's missing from this new series, obviously, is the family dynamic: no mention of Mikey or Paul Jr (although I spotted them in some of the memorabilia Sr has in the one garage).
     
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    windracer

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    I have to admit that the dragon bike was one of the coolest, most original bikes I've seen OCC produce in a long time (almost Jr.-grade). The 3D printing, the carbon fiber, the overall look and the end result ... really cool.
     
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    EvilMidniteBombr

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    I thought it was pretty ridiculous. Interesting construction methods and steering, but it just looked ridiculous.

    The 3D printing was cool. I think Senior about crapped himself when they shot the dragon head with the acetyline cannon. That stunt damn near cost him a deadline. It would have been nice to see some consequences from their destructive horseplay, for a change.
     
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    bareyb

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    They seem to feel now that they have to blow something up in every single episode. I think it's pretty moronic. I will admit the show still works for me though. I like the new version better (minus all the stupidity) than Sr. vs. Jr. by a mile. I can do without all the drama and just stick to building bikes.
     
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    windracer

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    I wonder if a lot of this is because they're reaching a new audience on CMTV? It does seem to be a "reboot" with no mention of the prior show, staff, etc. If you'd never seen the show before you'd have no idea of the history.
     
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    ncsercs

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    Would rather see Jr. than these useless clowns (except Rick).....
     
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    bareyb

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    Hey, you never know. If Jr. could get his own show, I'm sure he would jump at the chance. Anyone know if he's still making custom bikes? I figured by now he'd be divorced and living with Mikey. :D
     
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    Gerryex

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    I'm still watching!! But I'm still amazed at how Sr can go off on a rant so quickly even with people who have worked with him for so long. Of course I'm willing to bet that most of it is scripted anyway and the rant usually ends quickly and in the end wasn't so much of a big deal. While I don't miss all the negativity of the Jr vs. Sr I do miss seeing Jr and his team working as they are much more inventive than Sr and his crew (with the possible exception of the Dragon bike!).

    Anyway, still an entertaining show - sort of!!

    Gerry
     
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    nataylor

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    I wonder how well that dragon is going to stand up to bumps and dings with a single layer of carbon fiber. A guy here at work was making some foam-core disks covered in carbon fiber and he said a single layer wasn't enough and he had to be quite gentle with them.
     
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    Frylock

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    I can't imagine that thing ever gets ridden. I figure it will just sit in the showroom in China.

    One thing that I have noticed this season is Paul Sr. seems much less stressed out. It seems not being around his kids all the time is actually really good for him, at least in business.
     
  15. bareyb

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    I assumed that they'd changed production companies because of the name change, but later found out they changed the name because Discovery Channel had the rights to the original name. Glad to hear Paul hasn't poisoned the well with Pilgrim.
     

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