History Series / CountingCars

17th Aug '16 11:30:10 AM Kalmbach
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* TheBet: Sometimes, the first example being Danny and Kevin having a bet on whether Danny can make profit on TheAllegedCar Ranchero he bought. [[spoiler: Danny wins.]]

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* TheBet: Sometimes, the first example being Danny and Kevin having a bet on whether Danny can make profit on TheAllegedCar Ranchero he bought. [[spoiler: Danny wins.wins, by giving up on the car and turning the rear half of the body into a billiard table.]]
1st Aug '16 9:21:20 PM LadyNorbert
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The cast includes Danny's right hand man and best friend Kevin, the shop air-brush artist Horny Mike(so named for his obsession with putting horns on anything he makes whenever possible), the shop detailer and local FunnyForeigner Roli, project scout Big Ryan, bookkeeper Scott, and bike-shop manager Shannon. Episodes regularly show the team's various hijinks, conflicts, and occasional screw ups, but in the end it's always obvious why Danny refers to them as his "all-star crew"; they're very good at what they do.

A major part of the show is how Danny, while cruising around Vegas with Kevin, will go out of his way to chase down every classic car or bike he sees on the road with the intent of making an offer on the vehicle, sometimes following people for miles just for the chance to talk to them. He's variously met with enthusiasm from fellow car fanatics to suspicion from those who don't like being followed. While he doesn't always make a deal, he always makes an offer, and if that fails leaves his business card, securing a new customer for the shop. Whenever possible, he'll take the car for a test drive, leaving Kevin as collateral, much to Kevin's annoyance.

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The cast includes Danny's right hand man and best friend Kevin, the shop air-brush artist Horny Mike(so Mike (so named for his obsession with putting horns on anything he makes whenever possible), the shop shop's detailer and local FunnyForeigner Roli, project scout Big Ryan, bookkeeper Scott, and bike-shop manager Shannon. Episodes regularly show the team's various hijinks, conflicts, and occasional screw ups, but in the end it's always obvious why Danny refers to them as his "all-star crew"; they're very good at what they do.

A major part of the show is how Danny, while cruising around Vegas with Kevin, will go out of his way to chase down every classic car or bike he sees on the road with the intent of making an offer on the vehicle, sometimes following people for miles just for the chance to talk to them. He's variously met with either enthusiasm from fellow car fanatics to or suspicion from those who don't like being followed. While he doesn't always make a deal, he always makes an offer, and if that fails leaves his business card, hopefully securing a new customer for the shop. Whenever possible, he'll take the car for a test drive, leaving Kevin as collateral, much collateral (much to Kevin's annoyance.annoyance).



* CoolCar / CoolBike: Many, if not all the cars, bikes, and trucks seen on the show. If they are not cool when they arrive, Danny and his crew will ''make'' them cool.

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* CoolCar / CoolBike: CoolCar[=/=]CoolBike: Many, if not all the cars, bikes, and trucks seen on the show. If they are not cool when they arrive, Danny and his crew will ''make'' them cool.



* DubNameChange: Danny "The Count" because the pun in "Counting Cars" usually does not translate to many foreign languages. For instance, in the Portuguese dub he's called Danny "The Crazy" and the series name is switched to "Crazy For Cars".

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* DubNameChange: Danny Danny's nickname, "The Count" Count," gets changed in foreign dubs because the pun in "Counting Cars" usually does not translate to many foreign languages. For instance, in the Portuguese dub he's called Danny "The Crazy" and the series name is switched to "Crazy For Cars". Cars."



* FriendOnTheForce: None of them are private detectives but the basic logic still applies: Kevin's brother, Steve (who is an attorney and Judge in L.A), helps them with any legal issues there might ocur.

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* FriendOnTheForce: None of them are private detectives detectives, but the basic logic still applies: Kevin's brother, Steve (who Steve, is an attorney and Judge judge in L.A), A., and he helps them with any legal issues there which might ocur.occur.



* GoodWithNumbers: Scott is often esperated with Danny because he knows exactly how much Danny's car habits cost the the shop and how risky it all is.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Danny and Kevin; best friends and business partners.
* HopelessWithTech: Danny is a brillant mechanic, but ''absolutely lost'' when it comes to things like cellphones.
** Lampshaded in PawnStars when Danny is brought in to evaluate a Diagnostic Machine for a car. He admits to being completely lost with more modern tech and cars, but falls in love with the Diagnostic Machine (which is simple enough to use, even for Danny).

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* GoodWithNumbers: Scott is often esperated exasperated with Danny because he knows exactly how much Danny's car habits cost the the shop and how risky it all is.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: Danny and Kevin; Kevin - best friends and business partners.
* HopelessWithTech: Danny is a brillant brilliant mechanic, but ''absolutely lost'' when it comes to things like cellphones.
** Lampshaded in PawnStars ''Series/PawnStars'' when Danny is brought in to evaluate a Diagnostic Machine diagnostic machine for a car. He admits to being completely lost with more modern tech and cars, but falls in love with the Diagnostic Machine diagnostic machine (which is simple enough to use, even for Danny).



* IndyPloy: Danny sometimes does stuff at complete random (often [[DoingItForTheArt for the art]]) like buying a car too expensive or spending too much into a car and has to [[XanatosSpeedChess adjust his plans to make profit off that]].
* KillItWithWater: One episode featured the shop's sprinkler system water main rupturing beneath the shop, and they wound up losing their parking lot and come close to losing the shop floor.

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* IndyPloy: Danny sometimes does stuff at complete random (often [[DoingItForTheArt for the art]]) like art]]), such as buying a car for too expensive high a price or spending too much into on the remodel of a car and has having to [[XanatosSpeedChess adjust his plans to make a profit off that]].
* KillItWithWater: One episode featured the shop's sprinkler system water main rupturing beneath the shop, and they wound up losing shop. They not only lost their parking lot and come lot, they came very close to losing the shop floor.



* TranquilFury: It's fairly rare for Danny to get truly angry, but when he does he maintains his composure well; still, it's easy to see how much it's seething beneath the surface.
** A stellar example of this was actually on ''Series/PawnStars'', when he was called a lousy mechanic for saying a Porsche Boxster engine (stored outside unprotected for a long time) was likely seized, in need of a total rebuild and thus not worth the asking price.

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* TranquilFury: It's fairly rare for Danny to get truly angry, but when he does he maintains his composure well; still, it's easy to see how much it's seething simmering beneath the surface.
** A stellar example of this was actually on ''Series/PawnStars'', when he was called a lousy mechanic for saying a Porsche Boxster engine (stored outside unprotected for a long time) was likely seized, seized and definitely in need of a total rebuild rebuild, and thus not worth the asking price.



* {{Troll}}: Danny is a very nice guy, but he sometimes messes with his employees for his amusement. It's all very light-hearted but it's still there.
* TwoDecadesBehind: A real life example. The Count's slang, cultural references and manner of dressing seem stuck somewhere between the 70's or 80's, [[LampshadeHanging and he gleefuly admits it]].

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* {{Troll}}: Danny is a very nice guy, but he sometimes messes with his employees for his own amusement. It's all very light-hearted but it's still there.
* TwoDecadesBehind: A real life example. The Count's slang, cultural references and manner of dressing seem stuck somewhere between the 70's or and 80's, [[LampshadeHanging and he gleefuly gleefully admits it]].
15th Feb '16 1:01:37 AM maxwellsilver
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* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelihood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]

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* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelihood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] back [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]



* AllThereInTheManual: Roli can't figure out how to back up a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.

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* AllThereInTheManual: Roli can't figure out how to back up reverse a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.
14th Sep '15 2:22:06 PM cesario
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** Lampshaded in PawnStars when Danny is brought in to evaluate a Diagnostic Machine for a car. He admits to being completely lost with more modern tech and cars, but falls in love with the Diagnostic Machine (which is simple enough to use, even for Danny).
29th Aug '15 10:33:33 PM LadyNorbert
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* TheAllegedCar: Horny Mike's bus is "the alleged bus". One episode is entirely focused on Danny effectively giving him an ultimatum to fix it up or taking it out of shop, such is the state of the vehicle. [[spoiler: Danny later goes back on his ultimatum out [[NiceGuy of charity]] and upgrades Mike's van for free to let them keep it.]]
* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelyhood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]

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* TheAllegedCar: Horny Mike's bus is "the alleged bus". One episode is entirely focused on Danny effectively giving him an ultimatum to fix it up or taking it out of shop, such is the state of the vehicle. [[spoiler: Danny later goes back on his ultimatum out [[NiceGuy of charity]] and upgrades Mike's van for free to let them him keep it.it there.]]
* AndSomeOtherStuff: Danny installs an anti-theft device on a customer's car which was stolen - twice - and turns off the cameras while showing her. [[spoiler:In all likelyhood, likelihood, it's a switch hidden under the dashboard in series with the ignition coil, published by Popular Mechanics every decade or so, [[OlderThanTheyThink all the way back]] [[http://books.google.ca/books?id=DNsDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA305&lpg=PA305&dq=popular+mechanics+hidden+switch+foils+car+thieves&source=bl&ots=0EuUS4_umB&sig=9XQZYJHcHNfZcv5Kyk3duJSBFYA&hl=en&sa=X&ei=lCt2Ue7dFpORqwGX34DQDA&ved=0CDsQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q&f=false in February 1925]].]]



* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana.

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* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana.bandanna.



* BerserkButton: Whenever Danny decides to keep cars for himself, Scott loses his shit. He usually can't truly lash out as most examples of this trope because Danny is ''his boss'', so he can only complain strongly.

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* BerserkButton: Whenever Danny decides to keep cars for himself, Scott loses his shit. He usually can't truly lash out as like most examples of this trope because Danny is ''his boss'', so he can only complain strongly.



* DubNameChange: Danny "The Count" because the pun in "Counting Cars" usually does not translate to many foreign languages. For instance, in the portuguese dub he's called Danny "The Crazy" and the serie's name is switched to "Crazy for cars".

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* DubNameChange: Danny "The Count" because the pun in "Counting Cars" usually does not translate to many foreign languages. For instance, in the portuguese Portuguese dub he's called Danny "The Crazy" and the serie's series name is switched to "Crazy for cars".For Cars".



** It's cropped up on his own show a few times, such as when Horny Mike took it upon himself to paint a bigass apple on the side of a recently-painted classic truck (Danny walked off without leaving him any way to get down from his perch), or when Kevin decided to buy a bike without consulting him (Danny made him do the sale all by himself).
** In one episode Roli and Horny Mike accidentally broke the brand new windshield for a Winnebago Danny had spent months restoring. Danny very calmly tells them they have exactly twenty-four hours to replace it.

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** It's cropped up on his own show a few times, such as when Horny Mike took it upon himself to paint a bigass big apple on the side of a recently-painted classic truck (Danny walked off without leaving him any way to get down from his perch), or when Kevin decided to buy a bike without consulting him (Danny made him do the sale all by himself).
** In one episode episode, Roli and Horny Mike accidentally broke break the brand new windshield for a Winnebago Danny had spent months restoring. Danny very calmly tells them they have exactly twenty-four hours to replace it.



* VerbalTic: Danny The Count has a two-fold one. He has a tendency to call everyone either "Brother" or "Man", and, most memorably and most recurringly, the unholy combination: "Brother-man".

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* VerbalTic: Danny The Count has a two-fold one. He has a tendency to call everyone either "Brother" or "Man", and, most memorably and most recurringly, frequently, the unholy combination: "Brother-man".



* TheWonka: Danny's obession with cars, flagging down standards, and inability to stay on budget either frighten or enrage his employees, but he does an amazing job and his customers are always happy, so he stays in business.

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* TheWonka: Danny's obession obsession with cars, flagging down standards, and inability to stay on budget either frighten or enrage his employees, but he does an amazing job and his customers are always happy, so he stays in business.
15th Aug '15 6:59:38 PM SSJMagus
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* SuperWheelchair: Danny once built an ''absolutely rocking'' wheelchair for a man who suffered a terrible accident that confined him to a wheelchair.

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* SuperWheelchair: Danny once built an ''absolutely rocking'' wheelchair for a man who suffered a terrible accident that confined him to a wheelchair. Another one is a MetaMecha-style example that doesn't involve customizing the wheelchair: a custom motorcycle with an oversized sidecar that not only allows a wheelchair to dock in it, but the man in the wheelchair can drive the bike.
30th Jul '15 11:04:04 AM TheSinful
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** In one episode Roli and Horny Mike accidentally broke the brand new windshield for a Winnebago Danny had spent months restoring. Danny very calmly tells them they have exactly twenty-four hours to replace it.
14th Jul '15 11:08:57 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* AllThereInTheManual / GuideDangIt: Roli can't figure out how to back up a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.

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* AllThereInTheManual / GuideDangIt: AllThereInTheManual: Roli can't figure out how to back up a [[CoolCar Lamborghini Countach]] with a ludicrously tiny back window. Danny reveals that when you buy the car, the dealer and/or factory has to teach you a special method for doing so; leaning out the open door.



* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana. '

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* BadassesWearBandanas: Danny The Count is ''never'' seen without his bandana. '



* FunnyForeigner / StraightMan: Roli, is, oddly enough, a combination of both (just the fact that he's the closest thing to the StraightMan in a group of nonstop goofballs is enough to single him out).

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* StraightMan: Roli is one of these. Despite being a FunnyForeigner / StraightMan: Roli, is, oddly enough, a combination of both (just just the fact that he's the closest thing to the StraightMan in a group of nonstop goofballs is enough to single him out).out.
13th Jul '15 4:47:44 PM Kalmbach
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** Roli was both a police officer and a soldier back in his native Hungary.
13th Jul '15 3:45:21 PM Kalmbach
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* ManlyTears: Sometimes customers get choked up at seeing their restored cars. Danny also does this from time to time when he remembers his father.
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