RS
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March 10th, 2016 at 11:39:32 AM permalink
Those shows are interesting, Pawn Stars & American Pickers....but I think I'm a little burnt out of those shows. It is/was on every-single-f***ing-day in the break room at work (dealer). I swear every episode of American Pickers is the same...or else I can't tell the difference. Fortunately, sometimes someone would change the channel to Family Feud, Jeopardy, or that one game-show where they guess letters and words and stuff.

Quote: AxelWolf

I hid the stuff, but my mom eventually found it(dam dog).


I'm assuming your family pet (dog) found your treasure hidden in your room? Or were you calling your mom a...?
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Romes
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March 10th, 2016 at 11:46:55 AM permalink
I used to be big in to the Storage Wars/etc where they bid on abandoned storage lockers/containers/rooms and then would find cool stuff. I literally stopped watching it after it became public they were all staged. =( What a let down.
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EvenBob
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March 10th, 2016 at 12:05:40 PM permalink
A lot of the stuff on the show Rick just
pretends to buy. People bring in the
prize of their collection and pretend
to sell it just so they can be on TV.

A real pawn shop would never even
look at 90% of the stuff on Pawn Stars.
I believe the only reality show that's
not scripted is the oldest one, Cops.
It's also the cheapest to make. Go
into a city and put a cameraman in
5 different cop cars for a week and
hope enough happens to make a
show. No stars to pay, no directors
to pay, no crew to pay.
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Boz
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March 10th, 2016 at 12:07:44 PM permalink
All Reality Shows are not fake, at least Jon Gosselin did have all those kids! And now he is DJ'ing at Hollywood Casino in PA.

http://hollywoodatpenn.com/2016/03/01/jon-gosselin-father-of-eight-dj-by-fate/

And would hope Chumlee would make enough to stay away from Meth.
EvenBob
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March 10th, 2016 at 12:34:06 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

All Reality Shows are not fake,



They're all fake in this way: They're structured
by the production company. They tell the
'reality' stars what to do and how to act. In
that way, the show is scripted without
actually using a physical script.

If they didn't do this, it would be a mess. The
'actors' would have no idea what to do, where
to stand, what to say. They're shows about
real businesses or real families or real professions,
but the rest is faked to get the most melodrama
out of every show.
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Ayecarumba
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March 10th, 2016 at 12:51:51 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Was there ever any doubt? It is (WAS?) a good show regardless.

American pickers is good to. PLEASE Don't say it's staged as well. Let me have my illusion.

I would love to be a picker... I have always liked doing stuff like that.

When I was in about 6th grade I lived in Washington state. Close to my house there was an old abandon house near the woods. The house sat vacant for many months. I would sneak in and look around. It was kinda dark and spooky, especially just after watching the exorcist. And the fact that my mother was always going on about the Green River murderer and all the serial killers that seemed to originate from nearby. I wouldn't stay long because my imagination eventually got to me.

It looked as if an old semi organize horder once lived in the house, but there wasn't a lot newspapers and garbage all stacked up. It was full of collectibles and interesting stuff including old interments, books, coca cola stuff, stamp books, military items and everything you could imagine.

Eventually I started bringing home small Items(I remember taking an old obscenely engraved Zippo that got me in trouble for multiple reasons) I knew some of it had value, I didn't realize just how much the stuff could've been worth(obviously not like nowadays). If only we had Pawn stars or the internet back then.

I hid the stuff, but my mom eventually found it(dam dog). She yelled and said it was stealing. She told me I better contact the owners before going back. Honestly I don't think she cared about the stuff she just didn't want me going in there. Of course I didn't listen, she was being unreasonable because no one wanted the stuff or cared.

Talk about a bad beat. I ended up serious breaking my arm(got 3 surgeries) on a very dangerous hillside rope swing that was on the property after collecting more stuff.(She said God was punishing me for not listening*rolls eyes)

That was that. My mom called the city heath department and everyone she could think of. Soon after the fire department cut down the rope swing and used the house as a house fire training exercise. I'm not sure whatever happened to the stuff inside or if they just burned it with everything.

There went all my treasure.



Wow, Axel, I am seriously feeling sad for your loss. I've been involved with a couple of "estate sales" and there is always something someone is willing to pay a surprising amount of money for. Burning it up just seems like such a waste.
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Ayecarumba
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March 10th, 2016 at 12:57:28 PM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

It's all fake - there was a pawn stars episode where they brought it Bernie madoffs watch the guy claimed to want to sleep it however here is the kick. It was Steven bonner who is the general manager of Seminole coconut creek and the watch was for a giveaway- it wasn't even his to sell- he got called by the show when they heard the casino bought the watch.. The whole thing was staged- not only that I made the mistake of going there one time and realized they have almost nothing from the show on the shelves



The time I stopped in, they had lots of stuff that was featured on the show. It all had super sky-high price tags, like $15,000 for a $500 Evil Knievel pinball machine. The bowling ball cannon was still in the middle of the floor. I thought it was cool. The girl at the register ringing up my Chum bobblehead said they make all their money from t-shirts nowadays.
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EvenBob
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March 10th, 2016 at 1:43:04 PM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Was there ever any doubt? It is (WAS?) a good show regardless.

American pickers is good to. PLEASE Don't say it's staged as well. Let me have my illusion.
.



Here's how AP works. People send pics of their
stuff to the shows producers and details about it.
If the show is interested, they send a person
to scout the situation. If it looks interesting,
they'll schedule a date for Rick and Frank to
shoot there.

You know those scenes where they ride around
and look for stuff in people's yards and get
'lucky' sometimes? Completely set up in advance.
And just like PS, they often fake buying some
of the more expensive items, just for the
melodrama.

How do I know all this? Reading articles on the
net. All you have to do is look. Frank and Mike
often show up separately and pretend they
came in the van for the cameras. The woman
who runs the Iowa store is only there for
filming, she actually lives in Chicago. It's true
that Frank and Mike went to school together,
but they weren't pickers together. Frank worked
as a fire dept inspector for 25 years in Davenport.

Mike was a picker and is the brains and drive behind
the show. He's also executive producer. I watch
because they find some neat stuff and Mike is an
encyclopedia of knowledge. It's a good show, but
it's 100% set up. The store Mike has in Nashville is
nothing but a tourist trap. They have stuff from the
show, but it's either not for sale or has a price 10
times what it's worth. They do have tons of crappy
show related items to buy. T shirts, caps, key chains,
mugs, you name it.
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mcallister3200
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March 10th, 2016 at 1:52:52 PM permalink
Swamp people isn't staged. Everyone knows you choot gators in slow motion.
Romes
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March 10th, 2016 at 2:07:33 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Swamp people isn't staged. Everyone knows you choot gators in slow motion.

The big foot conspiracy people must not be staged either... as they've had zero sightings in X seasons. My brother had it on once because it made me angry that it was just a complete joke. Zero evidence, zero proof, but all these overweight guys doin "squatch calls" basically howling at the moon in the dead of night. Like one of those ghost shows they'd be like "omg I got something here!" and it always turns out to be zero. Even though EVERY guy on the show has seen a squatch, just NEVER on camera.
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