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American Pickers: Season 3: Episode 10 -- The guys head to Michigan hoping to strike automotive gold in the heart of the America's car capital. Clearing the contents of derelict storage lockers, Brian's sprawling auction house is a picker's playground.
American Pickers: Season 3: Episode 3 -- On their first trip through Arizona, the guys tap into their spirit animals to track down a lifetime picker whose property is packed with killer stuff. A real-deal cowboy with a serious poker face, Fargo's Wild West ranch is like stepping back in time.
American Pickers: Season 2: Episode 23 -- While cruising through South Carolina, the guys call an old picking contact and soon find themselves in Bill's main street hardware store, which has been operating since the 1880s and is filled to the rafters with century-old inventory.
American Pickers: Season 2: Episode 17 -- Mike and Frank challenge Danielle to sell a vintage carnival ride they've been storing for months. Meanwhile, the guys visit a collector with amazing pieces including an old gambling game used to get customers to spend more money.
American Pickers -- In this scene, Mike and Frank are given a tour of a relocated one-room school house.


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Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 4)
Frank Fritz ... Himself (128 episodes, 2010-2014)
Mike Wolfe ... Himself (127 episodes, 2010-2014)

Danielle Colby-Cushman ... Herself (127 episodes, 2010-2014)

Series Directed by
Ian Gelfand (24 episodes, 2011-2012)
Keshia Coe (11 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jerry Carita (4 episodes, 2010)
Guy Fiorita (4 episodes, 2010)
Adam Matalon (4 episodes, 2010)
Catherine Pappas (4 episodes, 2010)
Todd Broder (2 episodes, 2011)
Series Writing credits
Mike Wolfe (1 episode, 2013)

Series Produced by
Tim-Ryan O'Kane .... story producer / lead story producer / ... (54 episodes, 2011-2014)
Mary Swanhaus .... supervising story producer / supervising producer (37 episodes, 2010-2012)
Annie MacKinnon .... field producer (12 episodes, 2010)
Bengt Anderson .... series producer (11 episodes, 2011)
Krystia Basil .... line producer (8 episodes, 2011)
Steve McGovern .... line producer (7 episodes, 2012-2014)
Rachel Mills .... field producer (5 episodes, 2012)
Simon Lloyd .... producer (2 episodes, 2010-2013)
Dan Marcellus .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mark Poertner .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Michael Swanhaus .... series producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Charles Tremayne .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Elizabeth Wade .... supervising producer / supervising story producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Mike Wolfe .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Series Original Music by
Randy Dzielak (21 episodes, 2011-2013)
Matt Chambless (12 episodes, 2010)
Jeff Peters (12 episodes, 2010)
Wellington Lora Jr. (6 episodes, 2010)
Series Cinematography by
John Chiappardi (10 episodes, 2010-2014)
Michael Clevenger (4 episodes, 2010)
Series Film Editing by
Trevor Ristow (29 episodes, 2011-2014)
Robert Kew (18 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tennille Uithof (8 episodes, 2010)
Eduardo Martinez (7 episodes, 2010)
Ryan Neill (7 episodes, 2010)
Rob Chandler (2 episodes, 2010)
Julie Bob Lombardi (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Nick Damiano (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Series Production Management
Michael McNally .... production manager (12 episodes, 2010)
Reina Nishida .... production manager (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Scott Siegel .... assistant director (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
Amanda Rosa .... assistant director (11 episodes, 2011-2012)
Annie MacKinnon .... assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Series Sound Department
Grant Edmonds .... sound re-recording mixer (60 episodes, 2010-2012)
Luciano Dias .... audio supervision / audio supervisor (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan White .... camera operator (30 episodes, 2010-2011)
David Gorn .... camera operator (26 episodes, 2010-2011)
Autumn Eakin .... camera operator (12 episodes, 2012)
Tim Spellman .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Series Casting Department
Jodi Friedman .... casting producer / senior casting producer (44 episodes, 2012-2014)
Jake Bandman .... casting producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Cristin Cricco-Powell .... supervising casting producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Sunday Mensah .... senior casting producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Anthony Rodriguez .... casting associate producer (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Series Editorial Department
Dave Gotwald .... additional editor / assistant editor / ... (71 episodes, 2011-2014)
Greg Innes .... on-line editor (22 episodes, 2010-2011)
Adrian Saywell .... on-line editor / colorist (13 episodes, 2010)
Lester Lubuguin .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2013)
Series Music Department
Jingle Punks .... composer: theme music / music by / ... (126 episodes, 2010-2014)
Barak Shpiez .... composer: additional music (26 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jared Gutstadt .... composer: theme music (25 episodes, 2010-2011)
Adam Arcuragi .... composer: additional music (19 episodes, 2010-2011)
Jeff Peters .... composer: additional music (12 episodes, 2010)
Cody Westheimer .... composer: stock music (12 episodes, 2010)
Alberto Domínguez .... composer: additional music (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matt Chambless .... composer: additional music (9 episodes, 2010)
Kyle Wittlin .... composer: additional music (8 episodes, 2010-2013)
Michael John Mollo .... composer: additional music (7 episodes, 2011-2013)
John Turner .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Joel Dean .... composer: additional music / composer: incidental music (6 episodes, 2010-2011)
Alex Fouquet .... composer: additional music (6 episodes, 2011-2013)
Haim Mazar .... composer: stock music (5 episodes, 2011-2012)
Tracey and Vance Marino .... composer: additional music (3 episodes, 2012)
David S. Hamilton .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2011-2012)
Steve Bauman .... composer: additional music (2 episodes, 2013)
Series Other crew
Sherri Rufh .... head of production administration (60 episodes, 2010-2012)
Vanessa Aprile .... production assistant (38 episodes, 2010-2011)
Tara Dean .... legal and business affairs executive (34 episodes, 2013-2014)
Andrew Deiters .... researcher / visual researcher (9 episodes, 2010-2011)
Frank Otero .... production assistant (9 episodes, 2010)
Josh Halpert .... researcher (8 episodes, 2010)
Whitney Engstrom .... production assistant (5 episodes, 2010-2011)
Matthew Bernabei .... production accountant (5 episodes, 2012)
Whitney Diehl .... production secretary (5 episodes, 2012)
Patrick Michael Miller .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2013-2014)
Anthony Prentice .... production assistant (2 episodes, 2011)
Tom Keady .... production coordinator (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Dave Ohrt .... picks consultant (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Randi Rosenthal .... office production assistant / production assistant (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Series Thanks
Pamela Jo Davis .... in memoriam: 1946-2013 (1 episode, 2013)

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60 min (including commercials)
Australia:PG | Singapore:PG13 (season 1) | Singapore:PG (season 2) | USA:TV-PG

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[first lines]
Mike Wolfe:I'm Mike Wolfe.
Frank Fritz:And I'm Frank Fritz.
Mike Wolfe:And we're pickers.
Frank Fritz:We travel the back roads of America looking for rusty gold. We're looking for amazing things buried in people's garages and barns.
Mike Wolfe:What most people see as junk, we see as dollar signs.
Frank Fritz:We'll buy anything we think we can make a buck on.
Mike Wolfe:Each item we pick has a history all its own. And the people we meet? Well, they're a breed all their own. We make a living telling the history of America... one piece at a time.
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5 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
History graveyard, 19 October 2011
Author: astigospe from Not Preston, thankfully

At the time I'm writing this, Wednesday saves History Channel. There is a couple of WWII documentaries and a rerun of "Dogfights". That's it. Other shows are pure junk. As long as they are going to market those junk shows as "history being made" I'm going to bias my view of them based on how close they match that slogan.

"Ice truckers" don't. "Pawn stars" don't. "UFO files" don't (gosh!). "Ax men" don't. No one can come and say "hey they mention something from history now and then" with a straight face and put it into something that's called History Channel.

"American pickers" by no means belong to this channel. They do however share the mentality of the channel's management. Scouting the country searching for every odd part of junk they're hoping to sell. Surely, some of that junk is of some historical value. But without proper historical context it hardly means a thing. If they, for instance, present a gun used in the Civil War they'll be mostly about whether it's authentic and how much they can get for it in the collector's market. You won't hear anything of when it was started being produced, who used it, did it have an impact on war efforts, how it was developed etc. None of that. Because they don't know! They only know, or think they know how much is it worth today. Hardly a history lesson, is it?

Apart from that it's a decent show. It could fit in some lifestyle channel or something. It features two shady characters which are actually fun to watch. They go on about the country trying to buy as much of the useful junk as they can for as low a price as they can get. Their challenges amount to no more than trying to outsmart a suspicious seller. And that's a rarity because most of those sellers are hoarders that are happy to get rid of some of their junk at any price.

What's interesting is that it is well produced (for a reality show), well directed and the two have an interesting rapport between them. All in all a good watch, you won't exactly waste that hour watching an episode, there'll be entertainment alright.

However, within that hour you'll learn absolutely nothing about history.

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