History Series / AmericanPickers

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''.
13th Jan '16 4:13:28 PM Lirodon
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* RecycledInSpace: Or in this case, {{Canada}} (''Canadian Pickers'')

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* RecycledInSpace: Or in this case, {{Canada}} (''Canadian Pickers'')Pickers'', although given the MarketBasedTitle ''Cash Cowboys'' outside of Canada)
29th Aug '15 8:52:11 PM LadyNorbert
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* 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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* ArtEvolution: Of a sort. \n** 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.



* 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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* CoolCar: Not theirs (It's (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.



%%* FatAndSkinny: Mike is tall and Frankie is chubby.

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%%* FatAndSkinny: Mike is tall and Frankie Frank is chubby.



* FreakyIsCool:
** There are the matching giant Creator/LaurelAndHardy heads, the giant baby head, both of which Frank and/or Mike have put on at least once.
** Mike is drawn to the unusual. Chances are, he already knows someone who will buy it.

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* FreakyIsCool:
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.
** There are the matching giant Creator/LaurelAndHardy heads, heads and the giant baby head, both of which Frank and/or Mike have put on at least once.
** Mike is drawn to the unusual. Chances are, he already knows someone who will buy it.
once.



* HilarityEnsues: Mike and Danielle go out on a pick in the Dakotas, while Frank stays behind and runs the store. [[spoiler:It's an outright lie; Frank is going to the big Sturgis rally in South Dakota, which he has ''never'' missed. At the end of the episode, they drop in on both him and a recurring character, "Hippie Tom."]] [[EasilyForgiven All is forgiven at the end of the episode]].

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* HilarityEnsues: Mike and Danielle go out on a pick in the Dakotas, while Frank stays behind and runs the store. [[spoiler:It's an outright lie; Frank is going to the big Sturgis rally in South Dakota, which he has ''never'' missed. At the end of the episode, they drop in on both him and a recurring character, "Hippie Tom."]] [[EasilyForgiven All is forgiven at the end of the episode]].without too much fuss.]]



** Occasionally the guys will come across something that once appraised will reveal to be a rare and noteworthy piece. In most every time when told of what historic value this has, they will agree to give it to a museum in exchange for enough funds to just make a profit or [[spoiler:for that dinosaur fossil they found]] give it freely.

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** Occasionally Occasionally, the guys will come across something that that, once appraised will reveal appraised, is revealed to be a rare and noteworthy piece. In most every time when told of what historic value this has, they will agree to give it to a museum in exchange for enough funds to just make a profit or [[spoiler:for that or, in the case of [[spoiler:that dinosaur fossil they found]] give found]], donate it freely.



** Yet another episode had them specifically hunting down Civil War memorabilia for a new museum.



** 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.



%%* MsFanservice: Danielle.



** The shows has featured Subway a few times, where the boys drop into one while on a pick out of the blue, and when Danielle shows she saves a aprt of the "pittance" lunch allowance the boys gave her by buying a $5 Footlong and pocketing the rest.
** When Antique Archeology needed to replace the Mercedes Sprinter Van due to wear and tear, the show devoted a portion of one episode in choosing the Ford Transit Cargo Van, complete with commercial in between breaks.
** Averted however with the pickers handling numerous vintage advertising items such as signs and posters where the brand name either has an old design, has gone defunct, or has been absorbed into another company.

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** The shows has featured Subway a few times, where the boys drop into one while on a pick out of the blue, and when Danielle shows she saves a aprt part of the "pittance" lunch allowance the boys gave her by buying a $5 Footlong and pocketing the rest.
** When Antique Archeology Archaeology needed to replace the Mercedes Sprinter Van due to wear and tear, the show devoted a portion of one episode in choosing the Ford Transit Cargo Van, complete with commercial in between breaks.
** Averted however Averted, however, with the pickers handling numerous vintage advertising items such as signs and posters where posters; in many cases, the brand name either has an old design, has gone defunct, or has been absorbed into another company.
26th Jun '15 4:36:00 PM nombretomado
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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 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 LadyGaga Music/LadyGaga to be hotter than TaylorSwift, [[BiTheWay he prefers Gene Simmons to Kim Kardashian]].
3rd Jun '15 5:59:37 PM cesario
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* ProductPlacement: Inverted when Mike and Frank suddenly decide to go into a Subway out of the blue in between picks. Averted however with the pickers handling numerous vintage advertising items such as signs and posters where the brand name either has an old design, has gone defunct, or has been absorbed into another company.

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* ProductPlacement: Inverted when Mike and Frank suddenly decide to go into a ProductPlacement:
** The shows has featured
Subway a few times, where the boys drop into one while on a pick out of the blue blue, and when Danielle shows she saves a aprt of the "pittance" lunch allowance the boys gave her by buying a $5 Footlong and pocketing the rest.
** When Antique Archeology needed to replace the Mercedes Sprinter Van due to wear and tear, the show devoted a portion of one episode in choosing the Ford Transit Cargo Van, complete with commercial
in between picks. Averted breaks.
**Averted
however with the pickers handling numerous vintage advertising items such as signs and posters where the brand name either has an old design, has gone defunct, or has been absorbed into another company.
17th Mar '15 12:50:54 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday.
* 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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* AmbiguouslyGay: See HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday.
HaveIMentionedIAmHeterosexualToday because the Ambiguous nature of the guy's relationship needs something to push it one side or another.
* ArtEvolution: Of a sort. You
**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.



* [[ExpositoryThemeTune Expository Opening Narration]]:

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* [[ExpositoryThemeTune ExpositoryThemeTune: In this case, Expository Opening Narration]]: Narration



* FatAndSkinny: Mike is tall and Frankie is chubby.

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* %%* FatAndSkinny: Mike is tall and Frankie is chubby.



* HeterosexualLifePartners: Mike and Frank are either this or very subtly AmbiguouslyGay.

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



* MissionControl: Danielle

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* MissionControl: DanielleDanielle sits at her desk in the main office organizing big picture stuff. Unusual for the trope, the field agents in this case are also her bosses.
17th Mar '15 11:51:16 AM LadyNorbert
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* TheFace: Mike and Franke are the ones people meet in person but Daniel is the one arranging the meeting and managing the website and running the store.

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



* MissionControl: Danielle



* SarcasticDevotee: Danielle dishes out plenty of sarcasm and back talk to her dual bosses but stays on the job.

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* SarcasticDevotee: Danielle dishes out plenty of sarcasm and back talk to her dual bosses bosses, but stays on the job. She also calls them "my boys" more than once.



* VendorTrash: Done literally. Mike and Frank will take what looks like worthless junk and resell it to people who are willing to pay high prices for it.

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* VendorTrash: Done literally. Mike and Frank will take what looks like worthless junk and resell it to people who are willing to pay high prices for it.it.
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8th Jan '15 2:32:27 PM maxwellsilver
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''American Pickers'' often airs on The History Channel alongside episodes of the slightly similar series ''Series/PawnStars'' (both shows, and the various ''Pawn Stars'' [[AmericanRestoration semi-]][[Series/CountingCars spinoffs]] are produced by Left Field Productions).

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''American Pickers'' often airs on The History Channel alongside episodes of the slightly similar series ''Series/PawnStars'' (both shows, and the various ''Pawn Stars'' [[AmericanRestoration [[Series/AmericanRestoration semi-]][[Series/CountingCars spinoffs]] are produced by Left Field Productions).
2nd Dec '14 10:07:11 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* ItBelongsInAMuseum: Occasionally the guys will come across something that once appraised will reveal to be a rare and noteworthy piece. In most every time when told of what historic value this has, they will agree to give it to a museum in exchange for enough funds to just make a profit or [[spoiler:for that dinosaur fossil they found]] give it freely.

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* ItBelongsInAMuseum: ItBelongsInAMuseum:
**
Occasionally the guys will come across something that once appraised will reveal to be a rare and noteworthy piece. In most every time when told of what historic value this has, they will agree to give it to a museum in exchange for enough funds to just make a profit or [[spoiler:for that dinosaur fossil they found]] give it freely.



* MsFanservice: Danielle.

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* %%* MsFanservice: Danielle.



* OhCrap: It's rare that the pickers will get something only to find out it's not worth what they paid. In fact, this is often inverted when the pickers find out that the appraised value is several times what they paid.

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* OhCrap: It's OhCrap:
**It's
rare that the pickers will get something only to find out it's not worth what they paid. In fact, this is often inverted when the pickers find out that the appraised value is several times what they paid.



* RecordNeedleScratch: In the episode "Driving Miss Dani".

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* %%* RecordNeedleScratch: In the episode "Driving Miss Dani".
27th Jul '14 4:20:00 PM totlmstr
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** A part of an episode has it where Danielle tips them about a motorcycle parts collector, but said it was huge and a must-see. Since both of the guys love motorcycles, they proceeded to go straight to the place, not entirely believing her. However, when they found out that the place was a ''warehouse'' full of motorcycle parts, they proceeded to [[CrowningMomentOfFunny run straight for the entrance in utter glee]].

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** A part of an episode has it where Danielle tips them about a motorcycle parts collector, but said it was huge and a must-see. Since both of the guys love motorcycles, they proceeded to go straight to the place, not entirely believing her. However, when they found out that the place was a ''warehouse'' full of motorcycle parts, [[OhCrap they proceeded to to]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny run straight for the entrance in utter glee]].
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