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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Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop based in Las Vegas, Nevada. Watch as three generations of the Harrison Family jointly run the business and experience clashing and camaraderie. They're the experts at wheeling and dealing, with a keen eye for authentic goods. With unforgettable characters and fascinating items, Pawn Stars presents an addictively entertaining television innovation.

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Trivia

The series usually avoids referencing other History Channel programming, however an early episode featured R. Lee Ermey visiting the Pawn Shop during the end credits, talking about a new show he was hosting at the time. Likewise, Larry the Cable Guy appeared promoting his new show, Only In America. See more »

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The fossil seller claims that his spider fossil is "one of the oldest insects on earth." Spiders are arachnids, not insects. See more »

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[new opening narration, beginning 30 May 2013]
Rick Harrison - '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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Winning Isn't Everything (Pawn Stars Theme)
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Written by Lynyrd Skynyrd
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India IS in Asia, you bald-headed dope!
4 October 2011 | by (Not Preston, thankfully) – See all my reviews

This show has been annoying me for some time. Yes, I know I'm supposed to change the channel if I don't like something, but everybody's got his pet hate and this is a show I like to hate.

Basically a bunch of overweight thugs running an antique shop trying to rip off their clients. The clients by all means deserve being ripped off, majority of them being so obviously dim. This is not what annoys me, this is what actually sometimes makes it interesting to watch.

What does annoy the hell out of me is the fact that this show is aired on History Channel. History Channel not so long ago used to be about history. Nowadays it's littered with fake-reality shows such as "Ice Road Truckers" and "Ax Men" or sensationalistic crap like "Conspiracy?" and "UFO Hunters". And they still have the audacity to market these shows as "history being made every day". Oh, hilarity! None of these shows has anything to do with history! If the problem is lack of audience for true history documentaries, then I'd rather they close the channel down than to continue with this nonsense. Besides, majority of these reality shows are so bad (uninformative, boring or misleading) that the likes of NGC and Discovery wouldn't even touch them.

Anyway, back to "Pawn Stars". I was trying to find the angle from which to crap on this piece of entertainment. I was going to say it's boring. It isn't. I was going to say it's more style than substance. It is, indeed, but so are plenty of other shows. I was going to say it doesn't belong to History Channel. Nothing new.

Luckily, the middle Harrison, the bald headed guy, helped me here by referring to a piece of antiquity that was brought into the store: "it's not from Asia, it's more likely from India". I do hope he reads this article, or at least its title. That amount of ignorance indeed prompts this viewer to change the proverbial channel.


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