American Pickers 8 Seasons 2010

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Mike and Frank challenge Danielle to sell a vintage carnival ride they've been storing for months. Meanwhile, the guys visit a collector with amazing pieces including an old gambling game used to get customers to spend more money. Later, the guys pick the International Clown Hall of Fame.

Starring:
Danielle Colby-Cushman, Frank Fritz
Runtime:
44 minutes
Original air date:
December 27, 2010

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    1. Art of the Deal Mike and Frank comb through a master collector's untouched outbuildings in North Carolina. After getting past a few petrified hams they find a true gem, a 1950 Studebaker that Mike falls in love with. But can Mike negotiate a deal at a price that makes sense?

    TV-14 44min June 7, 2010
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    2. Buddy's Booby Trap Mike and Frank visit a local legend in North Carolina. After picking through an accumulation of school busses and a burned down storage house, they come across an item the guys have never seen before, place bets on what it actually is, and get surprised by what the appraiser says about it.

    TV-14 44min June 14, 2010
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    3. Gordon's Gold Mine In aptly named Pickens, South Carolina, the guys scour the sprawling inventory of a father-and-son picking duo. They uncover plenty of rare and unusual items... But can they make a deal with the two pro collectors? Next, the guys meet Mary who has inherited a 300-acre property, home to a huge untouched collection. After warming up with a few impulse purchases, Mike and Frank get serious.

    TV-14 44min June 21, 2010
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    4. Smooth Operators As the guys are winding down their trip through the South, Danielle finds them the mother lode of rare motorbike parts in an old warehouse packed with new vintage Harley stock. Can they convince the sentimental and savvy owner Billy to part with some choice items? The guys make an incredible discovery guaranteed to impress their friend and NASCAR champion Ryan Newman.

    TV-14 44min June 28, 2010
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    5. Getting the Boot While in Kansas, the guys comb through a promising farmyard littered with stuff but are frustrated when they find nothing at all to buy. Their luck changes when they meet demolition expert Johnny Walker. His collection is staggering. But will he agree to part with a rare grave marker and giant 300-pound boot?

    TV-14 44min July 5, 2010
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    6. Easy Riders Mike and Frank are in Missouri, heading towards an inherited old farm with plenty of promise. But then Danielle calls with news about an ultimate prize. She's tracked down a prolific collector with a rare 1937 Harley Knucklehead. Close to their target, and revved up about the classic bike, the guys agree to speed pick the old farm before moving on.

    TV-14 44min July 26, 2010
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    7. Psychic Pickings While picking in Missouri, the guys stop in at Sam and Stan's steel yard where the father-son duo takes them on a high-speed golf cart tour of their massive hangar and outbuildings, loaded with heaps of metal and rusty junk. But can Mike and Frank uncover anything worth buying?

    TV-14 44min August 2, 2010
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    8. One Pony Town Thanks to his vast collection of stuffed animals and weird curios, lifelong picker and yard sale aficionado, Lester, is known by his neighbors as the 'spooky collector'. Tension builds between Mike and Frank over the value of the animals, but both are thrilled to comb through his jam-packed outbuildings. Also, The guys visit a hard-core Illinois collector who says he wants to downsize.

    TV-14 44min August 9, 2010
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    9. Hobo Jack Concerned about slow sales and high expenses, Danielle tells the guys they need to step up their game and make some serious money. Mike and Frank feel the pressure. They uncover lots of great stuff in Tony's sprawling Illinois collection, but not the big-ticket item they're looking for. It doesn't get much better in a small town they come across.

    TV-14 44min August 16, 2010
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    10. Laurel and Hardy Danielle has asked for a raise, but Mike and Frank delay a decision until they see how successful they are with the next trip she sends them on--through Kentucky. First they visit a serious collector who, after a life-altering incident, is definitely in the mood to sell. They also then stop in at the geodesic dome home of biker couple Tracey and Paul.

    TV-14 44min September 6, 2010
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    11. Frank Flips The guys are in Kentucky, and they're driving Danielle crazy. Whenever she comes up with a new lead, they toss a coin to decide whether or not they'll go. At their first stop, the guys pick the storage locker of a fellow picker named 2D. He not only has an eclectic collection but enjoys it from the comfort of his own hot tub, right in the middle of the storage unit.

    TV-14 44min September 13, 2010
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    12. Mike Breakdown Mike dives into an amazing Michigan collection but Frank seems to have lost his picking mojo. The guys visit an incredible Wisconsin property that features a reconstituted vintage town. And, the only thing better than Ted's quirky small town gas station is his one-of-a-kind home where everything is for sale. .

    TV-14 44min October 4, 2010
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    13. Pint Sized Picker Danielle is jealous when the guys take Mike's young nephew on his first pick instead of her. But 12-year-old Rhesa is thrilled, especially when the trio starts exploring Danny Bean's sprawling property. The pressure is on. And with junk piled to the rafters, and with expert tips from Mike and Frank, Rhesa dives in to prove his mettle.

    TV-14 44min October 11, 2010
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    14. A Banner Pick While picking in Pennsylvania, Danielle sends the guys to Bushkill Park--a century-old amusement park that's seen much better days. Hoping to eventually renovate and reopen, owner Neil is motivated to sell just about anything. And, after stepping back in time and playing in the old funhouse, Mike spies a couple of rare vintage sideshow banners.

    TV-14 45min December 6, 2010
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    15. Danielle Goes Picking After years of begging Mike and Frank to let her go on a pick, Danielle finally gets her chance. The three head out to visit a major collector with a barn full of hidden treasures. Next, Frank agrees to fill in for Danielle at the shop while she hits the road with Mike.

    TV-14 44min December 13, 2010
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    16. What's In The Box? Mike and Frank visit a New York collector who's filled a train station with vintage cars, and although the cars are hot, the prices cool their engines. But the pick isn't as good as it looks until Mike finds a mysterious Italian trunk that hasn't been opened in 50 years...and though it's driving him crazy, he waits until he gets home to open it.

    TV-14 44min December 20, 2010
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    17. Fairlane Fever Mike and Frank challenge Danielle to sell a vintage carnival ride they've been storing for months. Meanwhile, the guys visit a collector with amazing pieces including an old gambling game used to get customers to spend more money. Later, the guys pick the International Clown Hall of Fame.

    TV-14 44min December 27, 2010
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    18. Too Hot To Handle In upstate New York, the guys stop in at a sprawling treasure-laden farm with fourteen jam-packed trailers, the result of a lifetime of collecting by the late owner. His daughter needs to sell some of his things to help save the farm. Later, an eccentric mother-daughter duo sells their extraordinary 1856 home, an Underground Railroad site, and everything in it.

    TV-14 44min January 17, 2011
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    19. Trading Up Mike and Frank head to Ohio and decide to make the trip a little more interesting by bringing along a cup dispenser from an old train station to trade with their clients, hoping to make some cash. They meet Will, the son of an auctioneer who has inherited a house packed with his dad's collection and is coming to terms with letting the stuff go.

    TV-14 44min January 24, 2011
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    20. Emu Chase Mike and Frank find themselves in a high-risk situation when they are chased by a crazy emu who roams a farm in Tennessee that the boys are picking. Once they've escaped from the bird they manage to rescue a much sought after fireplace fa ade. Danielle sends the guys to Frank Wolfe, who gives them a golden lead to a guy called Jerry Lotz.

    TV-14 44min January 31, 2011
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    21. Keep Out! Driving along the back roads of Tennessee in the early morning fog, Mike and Frank are brushing up on their Southern expressions when they spot an awesome property. Once they muster up the courage to ignore the scary "no trespassing" signs, the homeowner opens up his amazing collection of incredible "mantiques".

    TV-14 44min February 7, 2011
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    22. They Boldly Go Mike and Frank are out in Kentucky and on a different kind of mission. They're going to someone who needs their expertise to make his home unique. The owner is William Shatner, who gives Mike and Frank, both Star Trek fans, a very specific list. While Danielle looks for leads, Mike and Frank visit Thurman who has an amazing poster collection.

    TV-14 44min February 14, 2011
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    23. The Possum Trot While cruising through South Carolina, looking for leads, the guys call an old picking contact and soon find themselves in Bill's main street hardware store. The family business has been operating since the 1880s and is filled to the rafters with century-old inventory. In the backwoods of Alabama, the guys are invited to the Possum Trot.

    TV-14 44min March 21, 2011
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    24. California Dreamin' Cruising along the California coastline, the guys know they're in for something big. Mil Blair founded the iconic motorcycle magazine Easyriders and, for the first time ever, the legend is willing to sell some of his rare collections of motorbikes and memorabilia.

    TV-14 44min March 28, 2011
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    25. Frank's Big Shot The guys are dreaming of a California mega score when they stumble upon a salvage yard that's been in a family for generations. The place looks promising...but the owner has never let anyone inside. Can Frank and Mike talk their way in? Later, Mike eyes a rare brass diving helmet that comes with a high price tag.

    TV-14 44min April 4, 2011
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    26. NASCAR Challenge Mike and Frank get revved up about an awesome new client: North Carolina's NASCAR Hall of Fame. The curators have asked them to scour the country for relics that help tell the unique history of auto racing. But with their limited budget, they're under even more pressure to deliver. Their first stop is Tiger Tom's auto shop.

    TV-14 44min April 11, 2011

Product Details

Genres Reality TV, Documentary
Director Catherine Pappas
Starring Danielle Colby-Cushman, Frank Fritz
Supporting actors Mike Wolfe
Season year 2011
Network A&E Television Networks
Executive Producer Mary Swanhaus
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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With the History Channel expanding its reality television roster with programs with only a dubious relationship with actual history (Top Shot, Pawn Stars, Larry the Cable Guy), "American Pickers" fits comfortably into this new niche. The premise, for anyone unfamiliar with the show, is that two "pickers" (Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz) travel the country trying to unearth hidden treasures from the various people they meet along the way. Some of the items may have historical significance--that's the angle the History Channel uses to tie the show into its lineup. In truth, the show has similar appeal to the classic "Antique Roadshow" mixed with the treasure hunting gamble of "Storage Wars" with a dash of "Hoarders" thrown in for good measure. It's always intriguing to see what long forgotten gems might be lurking in someone's garage or junkyard. Along the way, the boys chat up the locals and experience a different kind of Americana.

Critics of the show might be disappointed by the opportunistic nature of our friendly treasure hunters. The boys are on the prowl to make money. So instead of the owners of the arcane memorabilia reaping the wealth, the boys try to purchase it for the lowest amount possible to resell at a great profit. Here's where the show differs from the more owner friendly "Roadshow." It's a fair point that the cynic in me agrees with but, if you think about it, most of the stuff would just rot away undiscovered without the "pickers" participation. So in that way, everyone is a winner. Also, it's a risk/reward system and there is a fair amount of gamble in the proposition of buying stuff without authentication--not everything can be a winner! The show is surprisingly entertaining and some of the finds are spectacular indeed.
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23 of 27 people found the following review helpful By J. Barbre on November 3, 2011
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Just be warned. A great show to watch. But this is not season 2. Just 8 episodes from season 2. Seems they are milking this season for everything they can. Out side of this 8 show compilation. They have released other episodes on dvd as well. Like the civil war episode. 1 show on that dvd. So very sad.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Rich on October 25, 2011
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Not sure why but this is not the entire Season 2 - it's only a handful of eps from the whole season - so, if you want the whole season don't buy this - and let the History Channel know you're pi$$ed.

I've tried to find out why it was released in this way through History Channel on Facebook and they proved they didn't even read my question by just directing me to thier website. An e-mail to them through their website went unanswered. My question was simply why it was released like this and if a complete Season 2 would (ever) be available. Guess it's a secret and they don't want my money.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Walsh on November 18, 2011
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Don't be fooled into buying this thinking it is the complete season 2, because it is far from the complete season. The History Channel use to be a great company. But that has changed with this sad attempt, a marketing ploy designed to trick loyal fans. Instead the History Channel needs to apologize for their flim-flam and do the right thing by selling the complete season. Ploy, trickery, flim-flam, and fool are now the words used to describe the History Channel. Sad, very sad. Don't reward them for bad marketing, for bad behavior.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Joseph M. Forgione on October 20, 2011
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I love the show BUT am very disappointed why they only packaged 8 episodes. Last season they had every episode. Not right but I'm the dope for being taken in and not reading carefully. Buyer Beware!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Manda on December 20, 2011
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They are ok episodes, and they are the first 8:

One Pony Town
Psychic Pickings
Easy Riders
Getting the Boot
Smooth Operators
Gordon's Gold Mine
Buddy's Booby Trap
Art of the Deal

American Pickers is entertaining, but not $2.00 an episode entertaining. (I mean these were paid for when they aired by advertising, and now it's just icing on the cake income, and you want $2.00 an episode!!)
I rented the first season, and thought "That was cool, I'll buy the 2nd", and then I get ripped off. (I mean at least the season 1 DVD was 12 episodes and a complete season).

Volume 2 (very clever "Volume" instead of "Season")
So clever that I won't be buying any more seasons, I mean "volumes".

The show is good, but whoever was in charge of "bundling" this product for retail sale, and decided to not only put 8 out of the 26 episodes, but try to charge $16 for it as well, needs to be fired! I hope you enjoyed my $16, it's the last of my money you will be seeing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By G. Grice on March 25, 2012
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I pre-ordered thinking I was going to get the complete season two after buying and enjoying season One. They are fun shows. This will be the last money they get from me. Looks like much of season two was re-runs from season one. They must be burnt out already. Or just real greedy. My wife was bored watching them so no big loss.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By madeline macgregor on September 14, 2013
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I am involved in the antiques field, so is how it works. I find it interesting that the guys buy such low ticket items and then resell for such piddly margins. For example, they buy an advertising sign for $45 and resell for $65. And, have you noticed that there is very little "sold," but rather the boys put their own "value" on the items. All the gas, hotels, meals and etcs. of such a road trip would not begin to average out unless they filled the fancy Sprinter from top to bottom with other merchandise. However, they continually pass by items that could actually make them some money for a small amount of goods. Obviously, this is a "made for tv show," that has little basis in reality... kind of like Antiques Roadshow. Nice to watch for the amazing people they meet, but no way an insight into the antiques world.
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