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Rick Harrison and his family own and run a pawn shop on the Las Vegas strip. They buy, sell, and appraise items of historical value.
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Other Pawn Shop employees besides the "big four" the show focuses on include: Antoine - the large African-American security guard, Peaches - the sexy young blonde who is punished for her habitual tardiness, Scott - a part-timer who often finds things to sell to the shop at flea markets/estate sales/etc., Fat Back - the in-shop mechanic, and Audie, a middle-aged, bearded Hispanic man. Numerous other staff persons are seen but not named. See more
A lady brings in an allegedly medieval axe, claiming it might be from Asia. Rick refutes her by telling "No, no, it's more likely from India or Middle East". Both India and the Middle East ARE in Asia. See more
Himself - 'The Spotter'
I'm Rick Harrison, and this is my pawn shop. I work here with my old man and my son, "Big Hoss." Everything in here has a story and a price. One thing I've learned after 21 years - you never know what is gonna come through that door.
Early episodes "play it straight" in the "this time on Pawn Stars" segments at the beginning of the show, showing what will be sold/traded/etc. on the show. However, in more recent seasons, this has become more of a "joke" segment, and features outtakes or funny scenes that aren't in the actual respective segments (cars not starting, comical dialogue, things going wrong, etc.) See more