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Pawn Stars 

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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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Series cast summary:
Rick Harrison ...  Self / ... 463 episodes, 2009-2020
Corey Harrison ...  Self / ... 427 episodes, 2009-2020
Austin 'Chumlee' Russell ...  Self / ... 314 episodes, 2009-2020
Richard Harrison ...  Self - The Old Man / ... 272 episodes, 2009-2018
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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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His house. His rules.

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Reality-TV

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Trivia

All four main characters have nicknames, three of which are better known by their nicknames (Corey Harrison = Big Hoss, Austin Russell = Chumlee, Richard Harrison = Old Man.) In early episodes Rick Harrison was nicknamed The Spotter and Richard Harrison was nicknamed The Appraiser, but these never caught on. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Self - The Old Man: [Talking to Chumlee] Chumlee, did you play with mercury as a kid?
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Crazy Credits

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
Performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd
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Very interesting and entertaining show
1 December 2009 | by johnmcneilvaSee 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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Official Sites:

History Channel | Official Facebook | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 July 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pawning History See more »

Filming Locations:

Nevada, USA See more »

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