History Series / AmericanPickers

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''.
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.
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