Pawn Stars (2009– )

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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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Corey Harrison ...
 Himself / ... (308 episodes, 2009-2014)
Richard Harrison ...
 Himself - The Old Man / ... (269 episodes, 2009-2014)
Austin 'Chumlee' Russell ...
 Himself / ... (269 episodes, 2009-2014)
Rick Harrison ...
 Himself - 'The Spotter' / ... (265 episodes, 2009-2014)
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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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The pawn shop is located on Las Vegas Blvd., at the intersection of Gass Ave. See more »

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Episodes/segments of episodes/etc. are clearly filmed out of order. A good example of this is the seller with the Las Vegas Club poker chip getting the Rat Pack statues - yet these statues can be seen on display in the background in later episodes. Likewise, on a more recent episode, the green Jim Morrison painting by Denny Dent is alternately present/not present between segments, with a different painting being there when it is gone. See more »

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[new opening narration, beginning 30 May 2013]
Himself - 'The Spotter': At my shop, family comes first, and money comes second, depending on who ya ask. But the best part: You never know what's gonna come through that door. This is "Pawn Stars."
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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 »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.160 (2012) See more »

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Winning Isn't Everything
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Written by Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Very interesting and entertaining show
1 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have just recently gotten into Pawn Stars and I find it to be a great mix of entertainment and history lessons. The main draw for me is the simple give and take that goes on between the Pawn Store operators and the people who bring items in looking to make quick money. Clearly the biggest draw for this show is Rick, the pawn store owner. Although his dad (the old man) and his son (big hoss) are big parts of the show, it is Rick who makes this show interesting and worthwhile. I don't think that Hollywood could have scripted someone who could make a pawn store owner a truly likable and complex individual. Rick manages to show interest and respect to every person who brings in something for sale while managing to explain his position in understandable terms. The bottom line is that a pawn shop is a place for people in need of quick cash to sell just about anything, just at bargain basement prices. If someone wants to get maximum money for their goods they would have to do market research, team up with a reputable auction house, or go on ebay and roll the dice that someone may make a high enough bid. Otherwise, you can go for the easy money of a pawn shop (albeit much less money.)

A couple of final notes about the characters on the show, as I stated earlier Rick is far and away the star of the show and he is really what makes it watchable. His father doesn't contribute a whole lot other than some standard old man talk. His son (Big Hoss) is pretty much a waste of space and contributes nothing to the show unless you like to watch a very (very) large person walking around in Ed Hardy jeans acting like some kind of tough guy. He is a very simple person, clearly having missed many of the complexities of human nature possessed by his father. Finally, Chumlee is one of the most enjoyable characters ever to grace television, the large man-child with a good heart and a simple mind. All in all I would definitely recommend watching this show to anyone.


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