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American Pickers 

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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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Mike Wolfe
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Mike Wolfe ...  Self / ... 299 episodes, 2010-2020
Danielle Colby-Cushman ...  Self 298 episodes, 2010-2020
Frank Fritz ...  Self / ... 297 episodes, 2010-2020
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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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The two locations of Antique Archeology (American Pickers) are at 115 1/2 Davenport St, Le Claire, Iowa (the original) and at 1300 Clinton St, Suite 130 Nashville, TN. See more »

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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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Referenced in American Dad!: Family Plan (2017) See more »

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Picker Nation
22 May 2017 | by mpcoscinoSee all my reviews

American Pickers can be taken as different things. For me, I watch it when I want something that's somewhat educational as well as calming. There's no negative drama as other reality shows feature as their selling point. Yes, it is scripted to a degree. Anything with cameras will have to be. However, the interactions between Mike and Frank and the people they see are interesting.

Danielle fills a role that is needed also. She may not be as informed as they are about items but she has more than enough know-how to manage their shop(s) and go out on the occasional pick.

As far as others speaking on them ripping people off, they run a business. It's not charity. Most of these people who sell to them don't have the resources to do so on their own. I've also seen people compare Pickers to Antique Roadshow. Again, not the same thing. These guys are on the road, picking items that not everyone would consider to be valuable. It's a niche thing. They're not sitting at a table for half an hour discussing one item without an interest to purchase it. And even those items may not be interesting to everyone. No one is making these people sell. I'd sell to them if I had something they'd be interested in. If I'm not going to keep it and I can make money then why not? This show clearly isn't for everyone, but there's no need to be ugly about it. While it is part entertainment there are levels of education. No one is saying you should forgo American History to watch this show but if you're looking for something interesting and a time-filler then this is the show for you. They've passed through my neck of the woods and I've not heard anything negative about them.

The only draw-back is when they feature others on the show like the Pawn Stars and American Restoration. It just takes away from the show.


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