Trivia / Pawn Stars

  • Dueling Shows: TruTv's Hardcore Pawn, though it deals more with the drama of a pawnshop rather than the items.
  • Informed Attribute: For being a pawn shop, not a lot of pawning is featured. This is actually because pawning is legally a form of banking and requires substantially more paperwork to feature onscreen.
  • Meme Acknowledgment: After the bombardment of calls requesting Battletoads, a copy of the game appeared in the background of an episode.
  • Name's the Same: The Old Man is also named Rick Harrison.
    • In fact, all three (related) stars are legally named "Richard Harrison." Their middle names differ, with the Old Man's being Benjamin, Rick's being Kevin, and Big Hoss's being Corey.
    • Their antiques restorations guy is also named Rick.
    • One episode featured a tricycle called "Boss Hoss".
  • The Other Darrin: Other experts occasionally replace Rick Dale and Danny Coker, presumably because they're too busy with their own shows.
  • One of Us: Everyone except Corey.
    • The Old Man really loves Star Wars and was disappointed that he couldn't make a deal on a commercial R2D2 cooler; he said if he couldn't sell it he'd take it home and put it on his porch.
    • Rick loves anything to do with history; he buys an Incunable book (a book made during the first 50 years of the printing press) and decides to keep it for himself. However, Corey and The Old Man make him buy it at full price, more than twice what he paid for it.
    • Chumlee is an all-around geek, being into the usual stuff like video games and toys.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Two of the experts the shop uses, Rick Dale and Danny "The Count" Koker, have since gotten their own shows, American Restoration and Counting Cars respectively.
  • Writer Revolt: Rick and Corey's fighting in the second season was artificial scripting caused by Executive Meddling. After the bitterness started seeping over into real life, Rick told the History Channel to stop it or they would end the show/take it to another network, and they listened. This incident is referenced in the new version of the opening, where Rick mentions family being more important than business.

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