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In small towns, and along America s back roads, treasures are waiting to be uncovered--valuable relics from our history that are hidden in junk piles, buried in barns and stacked in garages. It takes experts to find them...and turn rust to riches. Season One of AMERICAN PICKERS on HISTORY follows highly skilled pickers Mike Wolfe, owner of Antique Archaeology in Iowa, and his business partner Frank Fritz, as they hunt down objects with historical, collectible and pop culture value that have been long forgotten by their owners. From a vintage Harley to a one-of-a-kind Ferris wheel, each treasure hunt uncovers weird and wonderful Americana, offering a glimpse into a little-known side of the antiques business. Along the way, Mike and Frank meet people whose own stories open a window into American lives and history.
DISC 1 (4 episodes, approx 180 min): Big Bear / Super Scooter / White Castle on the Farm / Invisible Pump
DISC 2 (4 episodes, approx 180 min): Back Breaker / Mole Man / Frank s Gamble / 5 Acres of Junk
DISC 3 (4 half-hour episodes, approx 92 min): Bigfoot in Alabama / Know When to Fold / Fill er Up / Leland s Cafe
American Pickers will have you looking at old barns, dusty attics and cluttered yards in a whole new light. There's something magical about watching two grown men digging through heaps of garbage and coming away with a van full of vintage Americana. The downside? Hoarders will suddenly feel justified in hanging on to everything. --In Utah This Week
American Pickers, the terrific new reality series from History, is particularly good family viewing, giving young adults an understanding for hard work, self-reliant hustling, an appreciation for the old and the used and the forgotten things in this world, as well as for the quirky, independent citizen-individuals that populate this great land of ours, and most importantly, a hankering for some good old-fashioned American capitalism, in its purest form. I highly recommend American Pickers. --DVD Talk
Top Customer Reviews
And it did not disappoint. American Pickers is everything I hoped for and more. Mike and Frank really know their stuff, and the people they come across in their travels are a breed of American which is quickly disappearing...along with the treasures they have hidden in barns, garages, old opera houses, and even tunnels!
One of the charming attributes of this series is the way Mike and Frank relate to each other. There are none of the insane ego dramas which plague-no, make that completely destroy-other reality shows. And over the time that these two have worked and traveled together, they have developed a language all their own-something I have experienced myself with my business partner. It's very real, and quite funny at times. (I especially like when the guys are freestylin').
The pieces of history they unearth are truly amazing! Bicycles, scooters, motorcycles and sidecars. Visible gas pumps, a giant advertisng character with a movable arm. And don't forget Frank's favorites...oil cans, big little, round, square and beautifully kept or beautifully rusted. They even found a man who collects BUILDINGS! That's right, he has a White Castle hamburger joint in his front yard, and the General Store he shopped in as a boy in his back yard-fully stocked, of course-along with quite a few more buildings from his home town.
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Nice series, I'll watch more.
An entertaining, informative, and thoroughly charming romp that leaves me feeling good time after time.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fun watching Mike and Frank do what they do best... Pick and choose from tons of collectables!Published 16 days ago by michelann
Big fan of the current shows & thought I'd try some from Season 1. The shows are timeless, entertaining AND very informative! Am sure we'll be ordering season 2 soon! :)Published 1 month ago by P. Long
Bought for my sister as she loves watching these before bedtime. Product has made her happy.Published 1 month ago by Janice Metz
I don't know how or why this rubbish is clogging up my library and I can't delete it. I would never watch this show and I sure as heck didn't buy an episode!Published 2 months ago by Arianna
This show is not one of those shows that if you see one you've seen them all like so many reality shows on today. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DrGizmo2002