History Series / AmericanPickers

26th Jan '18 7:29:49 PM ChaoticNovelist
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Although not related to the recent adventure game ''Pickers: Adventures in Rust'', one could argue that it was inspired by this show.

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Although not related to the recent adventure game ''Pickers: Adventures in Rust'', one could argue that it was inspired by this show.


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* HonoraryUncle: Having been friends with their mother for decades, Mike seems to be a mild example of this for Danielle's three children. Of particular note, he allows Danielle to use one of the store cars in order to teach her teenage daughter Memphis how to drive stick-shift.


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* OnlySaneEmployee: Mike sometimes describes Danielle this way; he calls her the glue that holds Antique Archaeology together.


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* TrueCompanions: The main three are generally this for one another. In particular, Mike has been friends with Frank for over twenty years, and he was friends with Danielle for ten years before ''American Pickers'' was even conceptualized, so he has a long history with both of them.
26th Jan '18 7:24:19 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday. The ambiguous nature of the guys' relationship sometimes needs something to push it one side or another.
** It's worth mentioning that Mike is HappilyMarried (to a woman) and has at least one child.
* ArtEvolution: Of a sort. You can tell if you're watching a first- or second-season show by looking at Danielle's tattoos. Early on, the one on her chest is just an outline. Later, it gets colored in. Also, the letters on her knuckles and what appears to be a big fly on her left forearm are not present in early seasons.
** Season Three indicator: There's a new one on the back of her left hand.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday. The ambiguous nature of the guys' relationship sometimes needs something to push it one side or another. \n** It's worth mentioning that Mike is HappilyMarried (to a woman) and has at least one child.
* ArtEvolution: Of a sort. You can tell if you're watching a first- or second-season show by looking at Danielle's tattoos. Early on, the one on her chest is just an outline. Later, it gets colored in. Also, the letters on her knuckles and what appears to be a big fly on her left forearm are not present in early seasons.
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seasons. The Season Three indicator: There's indicator is a new one on the back of her left hand.



* FreakyIsCool: Seen periodically. Mike in particular is drawn to the unusual, and chances are, he already knows someone who will buy whatever he's eyeing.

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* FreakyIsCool: Seen periodically. FreakyIsCool:
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Mike in particular is drawn to the unusual, and chances are, he already knows someone who will buy whatever he's eyeing.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mike and Frank are either this or very subtly AmbiguouslyGay. Either way, it's tight relationship.

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* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mike and Frank are either this or very subtly AmbiguouslyGay. Either way, it's a tight relationship.



* KnuckleTattoos: Danielle's are first seen during the second season.
* LowerDeckEpisode: One episode had Danielle go on a few picks, one with both of them, and two with just Mike.

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* KnuckleTattoos: Danielle's are first seen during the second season.
season. She is big on body art.
* LowerDeckEpisode: LowerDeckEpisode:
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One episode had Danielle go on a few picks, one with both of them, and two with just Mike.



* MsFanservice: Danielle could be seen this way; it's averted, however, in that she's not setting out to provide fanservice; that's just the way she dresses.

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* MsFanservice: Danielle could be seen this way; it's averted, however, way but it is averted in that she's not setting out to provide fanservice; that's just the way she dresses.
20th Sep '17 4:39:57 PM LadyNorbert
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When Wolfe and Fritz are on the road, their assistant, Danielle Colby-Cushman, runs the shop, sells items to customers, and finds places for the men to pick.

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When Wolfe and Fritz are on the road, their assistant, Danielle Colby-Cushman, Colby Chertow, runs the shop, sells items to customers, and finds places for the men to pick.



** Though not formally a member of the team, Mike's brother Rob has also been seen to accompany either Mike or Frank on picks a few times.

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** Though not formally a member of the team, Mike's brother Rob has also been seen to accompany either Mike or Frank on picks a few times. Later seasons have him on the show more often.



* MsFanservice: Danielle could be seen this way but its averted, however, in that she's not setting out to provide fanservice; that's just the way she dresses.

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* MsFanservice: Danielle could be seen this way but its way; it's averted, however, in that she's not setting out to provide fanservice; that's just the way she dresses.
12th Jun '17 10:45:58 PM LadyNorbert
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When Wolfe and Fritz are on the road, their assistant, Danielle Colby-Cushman, runs the shop, sells items to customers and finds places for the men to pick.

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When Wolfe and Fritz are on the road, their assistant, Danielle Colby-Cushman, runs the shop, sells items to customers customers, and finds places for the men to pick.



* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday. The Ambiguous nature of the guys' relationship sometimes needs something to push it one side or another.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday. The Ambiguous ambiguous nature of the guys' relationship sometimes needs something to push it one side or another.



* CoolCar: Not theirs (it's a Mercedes Benz van, although it's practical). However, they find a lot of cool cars, motorcycles and bicycles when they're out picking.

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** "Time to bring out the bearded charmer."
* CoolCar: Not theirs (it's a Mercedes Benz van, although it's practical). However, they find a lot of cool cars, motorcycles motorcycles, and bicycles when they're out picking.



* EpicFail: Mike found a car he thought was cool but wasn't. He had to have Danielle work hard just to find someone who would pay him enough just to break even. This happened a ''second time'' although he liked it so much he didn't mind.

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* EpicFail: Mike found a car he thought was cool but wasn't. He had to have Danielle work hard just to find someone who would pay him enough just to break even. This happened a ''second time'' time,'' although he liked it so much he didn't mind.



* TheFace: Mike and Frank are the ones people meet in person, but Danielle is the one arranging the meeting and managing the website and running the store.

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* TheFace: Mike and Frank are the ones people meet in person, but Danielle is the one arranging most of the meeting meetings and managing the website and running the store.



** There are the matching giant Creator/LaurelAndHardy heads and the giant baby head, both of which Frank and/or Mike have put on at least once.

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** There are the matching giant Creator/LaurelAndHardy heads and the giant baby head, both all of which Frank and/or Mike have put on at least once.



* GrailInTheGarbage: Occasionally they will come across a genuinely rare piece. [[spoiler:In the season 4 opener "Jurassic Pick" they found and bought a 65 million year old dinosaur bone!]]

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* GrailInTheGarbage: Occasionally they will come across a genuinely rare piece. [[spoiler:In the season 4 opener "Jurassic Pick" Pick," they found and bought a 65 million year old million-year-old dinosaur bone!]]



* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: The show seems to go out of the way at times to have Mike mention a girlfriend, and to show drive-time conversations about things like which female celebrity is hotter. Frank mentioned that while he finds Music/LadyGaga to be hotter than Music/TaylorSwift, [[BiTheWay he prefers Gene Simmons to Kim Kardashian]].

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: The show seems to go out of the way at times to have Mike mention a girlfriend, girlfriend (later wife), and to show drive-time conversations about things like which female celebrity is hotter. Frank mentioned that while he finds Music/LadyGaga to be hotter than Music/TaylorSwift, [[BiTheWay he prefers Gene Simmons to Kim Kardashian]].



* SarcasticDevotee: Danielle dishes out plenty of sarcasm and back talk to her dual bosses, but stays on the job. She also calls them "my boys" more than once.
* SwappedRoles: One episode had Danielle going out on a pick while Frank stays and watches the shop. Danielle turns out to be much better at picking than Frank is at running the shop and finding leads.

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* SarcasticDevotee: Danielle dishes out plenty of sarcasm and back talk to her dual bosses, but stays on the job. She also calls them "my boys" more than once.
fairly regularly, and in some episodes she openly admits she loves them even though they drive her crazy.
* SwappedRoles: One episode had Danielle going out on a pick while Frank stays and watches the shop. Danielle turns out to be much better at picking than Frank is at running the shop and finding leads. In fact, while Frank rarely runs the shop, there are quite a few more episodes which have Danielle going on picks; later seasons often team her with Mike's brother Robbie.
9th Jun '17 11:02:18 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* KickTheDog: In one episode, Mike and Frank hire Danielle's mother to be their director of human resources. Danielle and her mother do ''not'' get along, something illustrated copiously throughout the episode, and the way her mother treats her has overtones of this trope. By the next episode, the status quo has been restored. It's unknown what went on behind the scenes, but Danielle's mother has never been seen on the show again.


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* MsFanservice: Danielle could be seen this way but its averted, however, in that she's not setting out to provide fanservice; that's just the way she dresses.
26th Feb '17 8:17:07 PM gewunomox
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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: The show seems to go out of the way at times to have Mike mention a girlfriend, and to show drive-time conversations about things like which female celebrity is hotter. Frank mentioned that while he finds Music/LadyGaga to be hotter than TaylorSwift, [[BiTheWay he prefers Gene Simmons to Kim Kardashian]].

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* HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday: The show seems to go out of the way at times to have Mike mention a girlfriend, and to show drive-time conversations about things like which female celebrity is hotter. Frank mentioned that while he finds Music/LadyGaga to be hotter than TaylorSwift, Music/TaylorSwift, [[BiTheWay he prefers Gene Simmons to Kim Kardashian]].
15th Jan '17 11:28:16 AM Morgenthaler
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''American Pickers'' is a RealityTV series that airs on TheHistoryChannel which follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz around the country as they "pick" antique items for their shop, Antique Archaeology.

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''American Pickers'' is a RealityTV series that airs on TheHistoryChannel Creator/TheHistoryChannel which follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz around the country as they "pick" antique items for their shop, Antique Archaeology.
20th Aug '16 3:02:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* RecycledInSpace: Or in this case, {{Canada}} (''Canadian Pickers'', although given the MarketBasedTitle ''Cash Cowboys'' outside of Canada)

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* RecycledInSpace: Or in this case, {{Canada}} UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} (''Canadian Pickers'', although given the MarketBasedTitle ''Cash Cowboys'' outside of Canada)
5th Jul '16 1:52:07 PM MacedonianKing
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** It's worth mentioning that Mike is HappilyMarried (to a woman) and has at least one child.
14th Jan '16 11:11:52 PM LadyNorbert
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American Pickers is a RealityTV series that airs on TheHistoryChannel which follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz around the country as they "pick" antique items for their shop, Antique Archaeology.

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American Pickers ''American Pickers'' is a RealityTV series that airs on TheHistoryChannel which follows Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz around the country as they "pick" antique items for their shop, Antique Archaeology.



* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday because the Ambiguous nature of the guy's relationship needs something to push it one side or another.

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* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday because the HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday. The Ambiguous nature of the guy's guys' relationship sometimes needs something to push it one side or another.



* AscendedExtra: Billy, the antiques dealer in the episode "A Banner Pick", now stars in the Travel Channel reality show ''Baggage Battles''.

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* AscendedExtra: Billy, the antiques dealer in the episode "A Banner Pick", Pick," now stars in the Travel Channel reality show ''Baggage Battles''.
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