YMMV / American Pickers

  • Honorary Uncle: 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.
  • Only Sane Employee: Mike sometimes describes Danielle this way; he calls her the glue that holds Antique Archaeology together.
  • Ron the Death Eater: Mike and Frank have been the target of much vitriol over the way they buy items for pennies and sell them for a profit, sometimes for way much more than what they bought it for. note  They have to make a profit, after all, and there have been times when they step up and give a seller more than what they asked for because they know it's worth more and it's the fair thing to do. Despite this, their detractors demonize them.
  • True Companions: 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.

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