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Pawn Stars 16 Seasons 2009

Season 1
4.4 out of 5 stars (366) IMDb 7.3/10

It's one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950s, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. See the fascinating past and present of the pawning business in Pawn Stars, an inside look at the only family-run pawn shop in Las Vegas, where generations of men -- grandfather, father, and son -- use their sharp-eyed skills to assess the value of items from the obscure to historic.

Starring:
Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison
Original air date:
September 27, 2009

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1. Boom or Bust

Rick considers buying an 18th Century cannon that could be worth up to $40,000. But, before he makes an offer, he'll need to verify that it's the real deal by test firing it first. Then, a local woodworker needs cash to keep his business afloat and looks to pawn his 1.5 ton table saw.

CC TV-14 July 19, 2009 20 minutes
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2. Confederate Conundrum

An 1861 Civil War saber finds its way into the shop--but if it's real, why was the blade never sharpened? Then Rick and the owner of a Chuck Berry autographed Fender guitar find themselves on different pages when it comes to bartering over this item. Finally, the Pawn Stars appraise a "1916 National Cash Register." It looks real, but will they pull out the money from their 2009 cash register?

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3. Sink or Sell

Corey gets into deep water with his dad and "The Old Man" when he buys a 1984 Chris Craft boat without first testing it out. Will he bounce back and make a profit or see his investment sink?

CC TV-14 July 26, 2009 20 minutes
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4. Knights in Fake Armor?

It's clear that this is no ordinary pawn shop as the Pawn Stars wheel and deal items ranging from an old school Pac-Man to a Medieval Jousting Helmet. If these items are as real as their owner's say they are--they could be worth up to $30,000! Then, an old timer brings in a pristine 1884 Trap Door rifle that the guys buy hoping that it still fires.

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5. Gangsters & Guitars

Rick buys an old, Mafia favorite the 1962 Lincoln Continental with "suicide doors," but as the repair bills add up, so does the tension between him and the old man. Then, a guy brings in a billfold from 1857 that he found while cleaning out his garage. The best part? It's stuffed with Confederate money.

CC TV-14 August 2, 2009 19 minutes
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6. Damn Yankees

It's one of the oldest forms of banking, and until the 1950's, it was the leading form of consumer credit in the U.S. Now, the fascinating world and history of the pawn shop is revealed in the 13 episode long series centers on the only family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, where three generations of men--grandfather, father and son--entertainingly clash while running the business together.

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7. Brothels & Busses

A young man wants to trade a 1750 Blunderbuss gun for an engagement ring. Will Rick exchange vows and buy the gun or will he get cold feet and run? Then, the Pawn Stars get an opportunity to purchase an ejection seat allegedly from a World War II fighter jet, but is this deal destined to crash and burn?

CC TV-14 August 9, 2009 20 minutes
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8. Time Machines

Rick tries to refurbish a 1950's coke machine into a modernized collector's item. Will his plan quench his thirst or fizzle out and go flat? Meanwhile, Corey is offered an old pirate favorite: an 18th Century flintlock pistol. But before he can pull the trigger he'll need to authenticate it. In addition, the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy a 1941 Philco Radio.

CC TV-14 August 16, 2009 21 minutes
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9. Rope a Dope

The Pawn Stars look to buy a 1929 Chopped Ford Coupe but if they can't agree on a price, will the deal end up rusting in the bone yard? Then, a cowboy wants to sell his mechanical calf-roping machine. Can Corey rein it in without Chumlee spooking the sale? And when the prettiest pawn shop employee continues to be tardy, Rick and the Old Man dish out a fitting punishment.

CC TV-14 August 23, 2009 20 minutes
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10. Rick's Big Bet

In this episode, Rick refurbishes a gas pump with a bird's nest inside, Corey takes a quiz after misidentifying a Faberge crystal glass--if he loses, he works graveyard, if he wins he gets $2500,--and Rick buys some bayonets.

CC TV-14 August 30, 2009 20 minutes
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11. John Hancock's Hancock

The Pawn Stars are used to paying big money for celebrity John Hancocks but will they know how to price one from the actual John Hancock? Then the guys have an opportunity to buy an allegedly authentic Indiana Jones whip--but it all boils down to two words: Harrison Ford. And finally, will the purchase of a hot item by one of his underlings land Corey in hot water.

CC TV-14 September 6, 2009 21 minutes
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12. Plane Crazy

The Pawn Stars travel back in time over two centuries to colonial Boston but is this seller's map the real deal or will the guys tell him to take a hike. Meanwhile, Chumlee's purchase of fake art leaves Rick painting him a different sort of picture. Then will the Pawn Stars finally get their wings by buying the shop's first ever plane or will excess baggage keep this aircraft grounded.

CC TV-14 September 13, 2009 20 minutes
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13. Peaches & Pinups

Corey has a chance to buy a wooden crossbow that hasn't been fired in almost 40 years - will it hold together and hit its mark or splinter, crack and fracture the deal? Meanwhile Rick blushes when a woman tries to sell her husband's Playboy collection, will he "read the articles" and buy the lot or pass on Hef's ladies?

CC TV-14 September 20, 2009 20 minutes
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14. Old Man's Gamble

The Pawn Stars get a call about a 1979 KISS pinball machine--can it still "Rock 'n Roll All Nite", or will it steal Corey's quarter and KISS the deal goodbye? Then Rick is stumped when a woman brings in a 1914 Star-note $20 bill. Will everyone walk away with new money, or will it turn out to be chump change?

CC TV-14 September 27, 2009 21 minutes
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Product Details

Genres Reality TV
Director Jairus Cobb
Starring Corey Harrison, Richard Harrison
Supporting actors Rick Harrison, Austin 'Chumlee' Russell
Season year 2009
Network A&E Television Networks
Producers Matthew Braley, Chris Bray, Kylie Butler, Mary Donahue, Colby Gaines, David Miller, Brent Montgomery, Meredith Voges
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is the only show I watch regularly because I learn about collectible items, about the pawn business, and negotiating. It is set in Las Vegas and is truly watchable and unique. The show is corny and unintentionally funny but the episodes are well constructed and edited which keeps your interest and the characters are genuine.

Rick Harrison is the main character of the show. He is a competent and likable guy who laughs at his own jokes. He has the most screen time each show. Often people have items that he does not know the value of, and they have to call an expert in to appraise it. Rick has a bunch of experts who probably wish they never met him because he constantly calls them, but that is what makes the show interesting. The funniest thing is that the expert then appraises the item right in front of the seller. Rick's negotiation style is to listen to what the customer wants and then counter with 40% of whatever they want. So if they want $100 he offers $40 and then talks about how the item is deficient, how he has to make a profit, blah blah blah. Then whether he buys the item or not they have a cut away interview with him and he'll say, "This time the price wasn't right so we couldn't make a deal."

Old Man is the patriarch of the family and by far the best negotiator. It does not matter what price the seller wants for an item, Old Man acts like he is offended, surprised, and automatically says "no way." He is such a tough bargainer that I don't think I have ever seen him actually buy anything. If it wasn't for Corey and Rick they would have an empty store. Also, he keeps a big calendar by his desk so we know exactly the month of the show, so the Christmas show was going on and his calendar said "October".
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Have really enjoyed watching this show. Then BAM! Amazon pulled it from their free with Prime titles. Way to go Amazon, ensure that I will NOT renew prime.
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I'm not a big fan of reality TV, in fact, this is the only reality television that I watch, and I love it. Recently, the whole fam was seated in the living room watching this show and my daughter said, "You know who Rick looks like?" And I paused and couldn't come up with anything. Finally she said, "He's Homer Simpson come to life. Look at him - he looks just like Homer!"

I love Rick even more now. :)

The show is such an interesting sociological study for so many different reasons. There's an awesome and interesting family dynamic between hardworking Rick and "The Old Man" and the always-had-everything-handed-to-him third generation son "Corey." I've read that many successful family businesses die off at the third generation. Seems the first generation (Hard-working Dad) and the second generation (Hard-working son Rick) remember those lean years and tough times and appreciate the value of a dollar and the joy and satisfaction of success. And then when the third generation comes along, all they've ever known is abundance and having everything they ever wanted dropped in their avoirdupois lap.

Enter stage left Corey.

It's fun to watch the show, but I cringe when he comes on screen. It pains me to hear how he talks to "The Old Man." Maybe he's a swell, upstanding, hardworking kid and the bratty kid spiel is part of the "show." I hope so. Gosh, I hope so.

Aside from that, it's a fascinating insight into the hidden treasures stashed inside American attics and garages. It also proves that you should be careful about tossing out "old junk." Several times, visitors to the shop explain that they found their treasure in a trash pile somewhere.

Excellent show, and presents a piece of American history in a most intriguing way! And personally, the first season is the best. There's a naturalness in that first season that I especially love.
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This is a great show because it is one of very few shows that our WHOLE family loves to watch and we always watch together. My kids are 11 and 13.
Pawn Shop is funny to watch because the family who run the shop are so amusing. Best though is (for us as parents) one learns a lot while watching. All kinds of things come into the pawn shop everyday. These guys know a lot about history and so we, the viewers, learn about antique coins, WW1 uniforms, ancient weapons....just to name a fraction of all the stuff that comes into the pawn shop. If no one knows about an item a prospective seller brings in, the pawn shop guys will call in experts and we all learn something together in a really fun way. LOVE THIS SHOW.
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I just love this series about a Pawn Shop in Las Vegas! It is the American version of those stuffy BBC Antique road shows but is a whole lot funnier and just as educational. The "Old Man" is just outroariously funny as one Crusty Old Dude, his son is a font of information and Hoss is a barrel of frustration dealing with those two handfuls. I won't even go on about Chumlee as comic relief. As they would say The History Channel hit one out of the ball park with this one! I just hope that this series continues for a good long time! (I gotta get out to Las Vegas soon to see these guys asap)
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Pawn stars is great, but come on amazon I watched this on prime 2 weeks ago and now it's gone. Keep lowering value while upping price and expect no one to notice?
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