Where's your evidence? You are a conspiracy theorist.
Too bad you had to go after Danniele like that. I think she's very attractive. You on the other hand are a frustrated jerk!
Also that picture of her was so fake, she's been picking once and she was skinny!
That's his opinion that Danielle isn't hot, I think she is
Attractive? Heaven's to Betsy! Ouch, eeeech, ooooo, yikes, shriek!!!
I agree Danielle is hot. There is something about her.
I am glad someone is trying to defend Danielle... I think she's pretty sexy and the tats show she's in the know of wha ts hot and fashionable. Ever been to NYC she would be normal not that it should matter but when alls said she is hotter than most reality tv girls. She's real not a Real Housewife of .... Lol
Yeah, if you feel fat-butted over-tatooed RollerDerby women are hot... in which case you'd like just about anybody to be your role model.
I agree that Danielle aka Danny Diesel burlesque dancer is pretty nice to look at. But I'd say this show is fake, If you think that it's, not then why are they now trying to sell Subway Sandwiches in the last couple episodes. After I watched the last couple of episodes and seen the product placement I was disgusted, especially when Danny even tells the great price she paid for the Sub that she was eating. Regardless of conspiracy theorist or not this show is fake but I think Danny is HOT!
Alas, after watching the series for a couple years and my own experience with morning TV, I assumed the "on the spot" adventures of the duo could not be 100% real. Regardless, as long as the people they encounter in the field remain true -- as is obvious by some of the dialogue -- I'm good with that. (Frank ~ I'm not commenting specifically to you. It's just that there seems to be an "error" as there is nothing to "click on Add" under Tweet field.!)
Get rid of the girl .. she ruins the show. She is worthless and no character of soul at all.
Yeah Joe BlowJob that's why shes the favorite character on the show for like 80% of the viewers LOL You probably want to see Frankie get naked.
ye sexy as hell
all Tv shows are fake and staged I know storage hunters guys are actors cause i worked with one of them on unsolved mystories back in the day I'm sure they all are actors or on there way to be .
I have a picture of my nephew,Frank and Mike standing next to the antique archaeology van in San Diego,Mark Cary
You just happened to work in Unsolved Mysteries and one of them just happened to be one of the people from Storage Hunters from Unsolved Mysteries but you can't be specific on which one it is and because that reason you're only "sure" their all actors because of the fact you worked at a show that you can't tell us which guy it was you worked with that you call an actor on the show that you have met personally?? Seriously you can't tell us if it's the guy with that face that has that shirt that drives that truck with that one kind of shoes? You really need to learn how to lie better.
Survivor Man with les stroud was not fake..
If its not real why watch it.If everone quit watching these shows maybe they would put on real pickers and pawn shows.It makes me sick to here mike and frank talk about our american heritage,well guess what its not about lying to the public and putting $ in there pockets.Pawn stars makes me sick,its so fake.I use to hate dave hester[storage wars]but now i like him for calling them out on bs tv
Dave was full of shit... you know why he did that? Because he got caught talking shit about the Auctioneers and then he lied about it after trying to blame it on the other Auction bidder that the whole thing started between them two with in the first place and once the Auctioneers found out what really happened they said they wanted them out, Dave being the little chicken shit whine ass as he is got the short end of the stick because he's all mouth and nothing he said was ever proven. Dave is just a little bitch. NOW whether or not he was right (Which based on the way shit went down I'm saying no) is beside the point, he sure enjoyed it till he got busted acting like a punk bitch.
Wanted HIM out sorry, can't believe I had to retype the email and my screen name just to fix that.
I live 10 miles from LeClaire (their hometown). And I can tell you for certain when they driving the backroads of "Pennsylvania" and are talkng to Danielle on the phone, they are actually 2 miles outside of Leclaire on Great River Road. I recognize the houses.
When they are eating ice cream in "Kansas", they are actually at Happy Joes in LeClaire as well.
Really dumbass, cause I grew up in Main all my life till I was 20 then I moved to Kansas and been here sense and I know on one episode they did go to Maine for a fact and they have been in Kansas so if you think their just cruising around on one road all these years that just happens to keep changing it's shape and the trees that are around it then then I'm guessing you are out of your fucking mind LMAO LOL. And the The Ice cream they ate in question was in Kansas City Missouri, not in Kansas, just across the border and USED to be part of Kansas and yes there is a Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream And it seems to me how funny it is that there are so many Main Streets and so many Different kind of Cities including with all the different style of road signs and Victorian houses in one block with just happening to be run down ghetto houses in the next the GREAT BIG APARTMENTS just down the block from there. And after all these years their still shooting only 2 miles away huh? Must be allot of choices of places to go in that little 2 miles. Or is this comment old enough that they had to branch out 3 miles??
I think what AL B means is that, yes they did go to Pennsylvania and Kansas to Pick ( I also live in Kansas and have seen them here), but they film the "staged" conversations between the 3 back home in Iowa and edit it in later. Maybe not always, but I'm sure that a good portion of the conversations and silly antics are added later to spice the show up or add length and are sometime filmed at other locations instead of travelling many miles to the actual location picked.
Do you really think hanging a rusty biclcye with no tire 80 years old art. I then they sel it to somone on money that they could invest i a IRA the things they buy would be better to give to the government to pay down the national debt. Most of the people they sell to a hoaders their houses are full of junk.
Just the fact you said that shows you're an idiot. If you really think the Government is trying to pay off the debt you really need to get out from under your fucking rock man LMAO
I cant believe all these people defending this show. Jez people its all staged. Let me say that again. Its all staged.
I have to agree with Eric. I'm not saying the things the article says are absolutely untrue or that there is no truth whatsoever but the article offers no EVIDENCE. No quotes from people who have worked for the show, people who have seen evidence that it is disingenuous, links to articles providing evidence or anything of the sort. This is akin to simply saying "So and so committed this murder with no actual facts to back it up." If this were a college paper it would be given an F, if it were an article for a serious magazine or newspaper you'd probably have to print a retraction, maybe even be fired. You can't just fly in and make accusations with no sources or outside evidence.
Well I guess what I have to say is I read your article Mr. Scott then I read an article by another gentleman. He had an answer for everything you threw out there to say the show was fake. Now rather the show is fake or not I do not see where it is your place to try and ruin the show for those who like to watch it like myself. I have chosen to side with the other gentle mans article because it made more sense. So I will continue watching and enjoying American Pickers with Mike ,Frank and yes Danny D. So as a friend of mine likes to say "Have a nice day"
FAKE, FAKE, FAKE, FAKE..... ALL FAKE
The fact that Mike called Rambo a navy squeal in the "o'possum episode ,when in fact Rambo's Character was a "GREEN BERET" leaves me to believe It's unscripted! DE OPPRESSO LIBRE" HUAH
When Danielle sat on that old chest with the spikes on it ,the ole man was puddy in her hands!!
Read (google) the battle of Lang vei when 24 GreenBerets & 500 CIDG's & Laotian soldiers faced the only tanks ever in the Vietnam. They faced a Division of NVA & Chinese. The squeal team #6 (DEVGRU faced one teenage nephew of Bin Laden,ROTFALMAO
a friend was on House Hunters. it's the same thing. The couple has already purchased one of the houses shown. Didn't you ever wonder why people are only shown 3 homes and they must choose one of those 3? Who would take a deal like that? People look at about 50 houses before they choose. It's entertainment, that's all.
I just love how all these blogger sites you always worked with some one or you have a friend or a friend of a friend and no names and no description. Sounds like rumors to me.
There net worth is $6,000,000.00 combined, so don't be a hater. Who cares. If you don't like it change the damn channel. Where are your facts? Please list all your resources... I call BS on this article... Just FYI, the camera crew consists only of THREE people, yes 3 people. They came to Los Angeles and filmed in Malibu to my neighbors house. There was no "dressing set" and huge "crew" like you described in your article. Your completely wrong in every way. The company ahs been around for years before the show started.
Can't take a dose of the truth. Tsk, tsk, tsk. You probably believe in all of those "ghost hunting" and "psychic" faked "reality" shows littering TV as well. This is why I'm appalled at the hasty spread of stupidity claiming Americans at an alarming rate.
THANK YOU for chiming in! I like to think it's not SO SO HOLLYWOOD.
Oh didn't you notice? About 30% of the people on this site either know exactly where they live and drive or they where Unsolved mysteries with their great great grand daddy ;) These people here are Celebrities and kno0w everything!! LOL To bad no matter what the show has more proving it's real then any of these nerds on this site living in Grandmas Basement.
This article smacks more of sour grapes than "truth". You cite no source for this information, offer no quotes from anyone related to the show an indulge in your personal preference as to what you consider the proper female form. That's about the sum of everything you wrote. At the end of the day, it is a show and it going to have production crews, lawyers, location scouts, etc, but that does not mean it is not what it appears.
You really think it is evidence of a conspiracy that does not mention he former employment? Seriously??? The show is not called "Frank: Former Safety and Fire Inspector" after all.
And what does it matter that Danielle is a Jevhovah's Witness and a mother of three? What does that even have to do with anything?
Side note: Danielle may not be your taste in a woman, but that also has nothing to do with the credibility of the show. Aside from that, I dare say there are more than a few men (or even women) that would disagree with you.
In the end analysis, your article strikes me as something written by tht kid in 3rd grade that found out Santa Claus wasn't real and decided it was their job to tell all their classmates the same. Except, in this case, you have presented nothing to actually validate your assertions. Provide a little more substance in your article(s) and they will be more appreciated (and interesting, and "truthful").
Danielle: the skank that believes in moon monsters and flying cows.
Robert, you're just another crybaby who can't take reading the truth regarding idiotic "reality" shows.
I've never heard her say she believed in any of that shit, maybe you just heard your grandma talk about that stuff as she was going crazy while the show was on :)
Obviously you must watch pickers or you would not have formed an opinion of Danny. Please explain to me what it is that makes Danny a skank. I think your opinion of her is skanky. You my friend are a dumb ass. If you don't like reality shows simple don't watch them. obviously you must watch pickers or you would not have formed an opinion of Danny.
My parents owned a bric-brac & antique shop. I grew up in this business. I have been attending auctions and buying and selling merchandise for 35 years with 1,200 used merchandise sales on eBay.
I can attest the "dollar value" these two "star pickers" claim their purched items are worth is completely bogus!
This show is pure television entertainment. Its naive viewers forget they are watching a staged production. The producer, camera crew and the pickers coach the sellers where to stand and what to say. And if it comes out wrong, they do another "take." I suspect that the sellers are even paid to participate and asked to sign contracts and releases!
In the real world, vintage merchandise is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it! This main picker pulls out a few molecules of a thoroughly rusted bicycle and routinely praises the remains as a rare find claiming the 10 pound piece of iron oxide is worth $800 after some restoration! That's BULLCRAP!
This "Reality TV show" is a very clever illusion designed to make a profit by entertaining millions of people who have never bought and sold antiques and collectibles and are so caught up by the picking and the dickering they forget they are watching TELEVISION!
Guess what? THIS SHOW WORKS! The fooled are entertained and convinced they are learning useful information. The stars, the production crew, the creators and the NETWORK are all making good money, Uncle Sam is getting his cut, and nobody is getting hurt!
you are right , i do the same for a living in Australia , antique and collectables are over and have been for years , its a rush now to sell to the collectors who have not died , no one young cares less, they are doing these old collectors a favour by buying their crap at what ever price they give them , in the real world if you mentioned 50 dollars to the majority of collectors they would drop dead on the ground in front of you , in a few years we may as well burn the crap
As an advanced antique collector and dealer for over 25 years, I can tell you that this show is totally fake. What I find interesting is that these two guys buy mostly total junk. On one episode, the collector they visited had some absolutely killer antique pieces on display and they never asked about them. Instead, they got all excited about a couple of old beat up signs that they projected making a nominal amount on ($60-$100) each. Much of what they buy falls into that category. The thought that they could ride around in a Mercedes van from state to state with all the related travel costs buying nickel and dime antiques in heavily worn condition stretches the bounds of credulity. I have seen several episodes with this same type of theme. The collector has some amazing antiques presumably for sale (restored classic cars, fine advertising) and they only show interest in an old beat up bike part that some restorer might want.
I do see one real positive to the show, however. This show and its twin fake show (Pawn Stars) are an entertaining way to get more people interested in antiques.
You must be in the wrong business. I get big money for rusty antiques in each of my weekly auctions. When it comes to antiques nobody is paying high dollar for china,glassware & refinished furniture. That's about it. Porcelain signs, vintage toys, & other primitives are going high.
Or maybe all the stuff you guys got where just shit..
Okay first of all, the "prices" for the items are not "bogus" and I'm sure that some of the show is staged as it IS a tv show. Of course they are paid by History Channel to be on tv as one would expect as well, but I doubt that this is as staged as it's claimed to be. Frankly I've been in the business since I was 4 years old and 25 years later I'm still active in the business. Not so much as selling but I know the prices for items and know what things are worth. As for this rediculous article, I have yet to find any other information regarding the illigitimacy of the show. I think it's a great show and show's more real world than most out there. I say to the author, check and site your sources and quit creating more of the dramatic atmosphere you supposdly dispise.
The show is def staged and I know this for a 100% fact. There will be an upcoming episode in a few weeks where they "pick" a business in Pennsylvania. This place so happens to be down the street from me and the owner of the property a friend of nine. What was said in the article is true a couple people from the production company came out to the property looked through everything and negotiated on the items they were interested in. A few weeks later mike and frank came out for an hour or 2 rummaged through some stuff for an act while having the items already bought that were negotiated by the production company around the property to make it looked like it was found by these 2. The owner of the property signed a waiver that he wouldn't talk about the " pick". It is an entertaining show but it is def staged and btw mike and frank didn't show up in a van. Mike showed up with a driver about a half hour later frank rolled in with a woman and a gentleman in a suit who watched the stage pic with one of the camera men
You are right. Everything is set up beforehand, a shop in my area was contacted by the show. The owner did not agree to their terms.
I am Not happy with The pickers reproducing signs and selling them in their store. When antiques are reproduced the market goes way down for the originals.
And listening to Mike "the expert' turns me off completely. I never watch the show anymore.
I find your comments quite amusing since people who have their property picked by Mike and Frank (American Pickers) have to sign a confidentiality agreement stating that they will not discuss any part of the show with any one. Meaning if they break this contract they could be sued. so it is nice of you to let the producers of American pickers know that your friend with the business in Pennsylvania told you about it. so now they will probably sue him. He should take you out to a steak dinner to thank you.
You don't cite sources. How can anyone take what you write seriously? You also spent the first paragraph listing the reasons why we should believe you. Not that the number of readers really means anything anyway.
the only useful thing about the show is the popups which give a bit of information on some items , the show itself where 2 poofters turn up and if the person has a 1000 items they buy 5 and show profits which would not pay for a motel for one night is silly , like the fat fools on pawn stars their descriptions of the items are , cool , very cool and cool bananas, do people over 15 really speak like this ?
then its carted back to their shop where a singlet wearing tattooed freak of a woman is supposed to be the shop assistant ,. as if some one would not leave a shop straight away thinking they had entered a woman's prison straight away when they saw her ,
and why the hell would someone need sources , u think the people writing this have nothing to do than make it up .. its no secret
You're like the guy at the end of Star Wars who says "this is stupid, this could never happen." Stop ruining our fun!!!
If it's fake then how do they have real stores and how can you buy what you see them get on the show and buy things you don't I am not saying it is not staged at points but to say its fake and none of it is real they how can you buy what they buy and how can you walk in there stores?
I was wondering how they made any money. 25 bucks here, 35 bucks there. didn't make any sense...
Duh! It's called a script. Acted out just like every other fake "reality" show that dupes the average cretin.
This blight or whatever is bullshit. I set up at flea markets and pick myself. I had my tables set up in my hometown of Wilmington, NC and Mike and Frank drove around the flea market in the actual van. I find it funny u claim they stage everything and don't carpool. When I saw them it was them and only them. There was no cameras. No film crew. Nothing but the 2 men in their van looking at antiques on a Saturday thousands of miles away from Iowa.
You just sound like any angry little bitch.
I'm sure its somewhat scripted, I mean it is a television show. I was watching a marathon last week and saw them purchase a very old Yellow STOP sign. A few episodes later that happened to be from a different season they "Picked" the same sign. Kinda let me down a bit but you know what I really do not care. Its good entertainment. I'm by no means a picker but have found some pretty cool things at yard sales. Regardless I will continue watching it. I get a kick out of it and thats all that matters
Why is it necessary to comment on Danielle's religion, the size of her ass, or how attractive you think she is? Is it really that surprising to you that a 36 year old mother of three might be bigger than the ideal 20 year old girls on TV? Ostensibly this article is about the show being fake, not about Danielle's body or beliefs.
I guess her pathetic religious beliefs are noted just to show you what a cretin Danielle really is. Who in the hell wants to look at that inked porker!
I think Liz does... or perhaps anyone sitting around watching 6 hours of TV a night.
you Know something Cock Suck I find the word cretin very disgusting. a stupid, obtuse, or mentally defective person that defines cretin. in my opinion that would be you. Any person who uses that word should be hung naked and whipped in the center of town. I find it to be the most offensive word in the dictionary.
YOU ARE 100% RIGHT!! They were here on april 4th ( my wife's birthday) and made sure that my wife was not seen on their cameras.. Bought 405.00 worth and made me do the same things over and over again to make sure they got every thing right for their show..stayed 8.5 hrs..
Of course it's fake, but it's an entertaining show nonetheless and Mike Wolfe is a good host. If you enjoy it, watch it. If not, don't.
Storage Wars and Auction Hunters are the worst offfenders. There are five lockers for sale and 100 people at the auction but the stars always end up with the lockers. Nobody else can compete with a $300 bid? Not if they're actually crew members for the show I guess. The values are all complete BS too. They found a VCR recently and the guy said "there's a $50 bill." They are obsolete and they are about $25 new. The items are all planted too. Every episode of Auction Hunters features some sort of gun and some sort of vehicle. Hey what a shock, a snowmobile in one and a RPG Launcher in the other.
Don't even get me started on the nonsense of Pawn Stars.
But, they're all fun to watch.
Wow, you sound like a frustrated, jealous person.
All "reality" TV is staged to some degree, but that doesn't mean the base story being portrayed isn't essentially true.
I think Danielle is hot. I would love the opportunity to eat her sweet pussy and eat the corn from her shit
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA OMFG!!!! XD this had me in tears i love you
You are one sick SOB! Danielle is a tatooed tramp. Her ass and legs are grossly fat! Mike is a faggot with a canned laugh.
I'd rather eat rat shit with an X-acto blade:)
Wow dude see a shrink....you got issues.....
Danielle is to good for the two idiots that claim to be her boss. I would love to see the rest of her tatto around those pretty breast of hers. She is one sexy woman,
The show might be fake but their gayLove for one another is not. Never have I seen to men so much in love. From what I understand the chubby boy is a great bottom and always ready to please his lover, in back of the truck or where ever. "Slim", at least once per day, will fill his chubbyBoys plump ass with Hot ManGravy.
I hear they have a secret stash of hot sexy manLove videos and sexy shower scenes. Stay tuned to this sexy male homo couple and maybe we will get to see the kiss or see Slim pull out of chubbyBoys ass, only to release torrents of brown gravy.
OMG that's so incredibly stupid and offensive. You, my dear friend, have some serious intelligence problem.
I bet when you tilt your head the sun light shines right through you ears. It talk about gay stuff obviously you are an expert at being gay. All the stuff you listed is stuff you would like to do. So go out and gay it up. I was molested by a man when I was a kid and your post just makes me sick. I am sure you are a molester also. Wish I could come and cut yours off. I would use a rusty dull saw. I hope you get caught someday.
Hey Queer boy Mike is married to Jodie his girl friend of 16 years and has a daughter named Charlie. I know nothing of Frank so I guess you can keep up your perverted little fantacies about him
I've seen an interview with Wolfe where he readily admits he hired Danielle in preparation for the show as he thought her personality would be a good addition. I don't think any of these shows ever claimed to be 100% authentic, so exposing them is no bigger a coup then exposing Borat as a fake documentary. Its the entertainment value I like, and they are entertaining and educational.
I enjoy watching the show. Would you please name a show on tv that is not scripted. If you don't like it or think it's too fake, turn it off just like you turned me off.
I think his MAIN point is that it is called 'reality' TV when it's not even close to reality if it is scripted. The dumbing down of America continues if people don't even know what 'reality' means.
No bees no cob webs never dirty
Danielle is a ugly fat broad that should be in a carnival side show. The "Boys" are as queer as a $3.00 bill. Mike with his fake obnoxious laugh and always is dramatizing his buys. They keep praising Danielle for her finding some vintage motorcycle prospects that sell $10,000-$30,000 bikes and these (big spenders) buy a fucking $15.00 lantern!
and you think that is real?! The sheep are out tonight....
i know for a fact that they did come to north carolina to buy junk they were in high point nc about a year ago at a location on s main st bought lots of things for charlie
I think some of us live our lives through TV too much. Your defending a fake show? I suspected something wrong when they claim to "free style" and when they drive onto an unknown property--the camera crew is already there. Once the camera was inside behind the guy as he opens the door to see who is knocking!!! It might be fun if they did not stage it.
I've always thought that, as well! And the people are always welcoming, instead of coming to the door with a shotgun. "Whut er yew dewin' on mah propity?" Watch how fast Frank can get that flab going running for that expensive van!
I've seen them turned down on a freestyle quite a few times
i dont understand how they figure they buy all this stuff put a estimated price on it.
thats ok they can think its worth what ever.
then they take it an brag about how much there going to make
but the thing you never see them do is sell anything how do you
know that the history chanel didnt give them a 1000 dollars to buy
some thing that worth about 50 to 60 dollars. just saying?
You don't watch it much. I have seen them sell items several times. So there!!
You are correct that the show is somewhat fake. These two folks came out here to Lewiston, Idaho just last month to do an episode of the show.
The camera crew drove the van out here. The stars of the show flew in. However, they really did buy some junk. That part was true.
I JUST MISSED THAT! I was there just a few days after...missed seeing Mike in person...sigh. And I talked to people who talked to them. The production team tried to keep people away, but Mike walked up to them instead. Of course they actually BUY stuff, that's not the point. The point is it is supposed to be 'reality' and it is far from it. But the remarks about Danielle diminished the whole thing.
Whether fake or not, the personal attack on Danielle in this article makes you sound like an unprofessional, bitter hack.
I completely agree with you.
The show is entertaining and fun.
I think that like everything on television, it has to be embellished to make it interesting. To that end, I think the show is very interesting. It isn't high drama but rather, a show about artifacts that are hidden, much like buried treasure, all around America.
I don't really care how the show is made or what is read or unreal. The artifacts they highlight are interesting to me and every show is like going on a giant Indiana Jones treasure hunt.
You either like the show or you don't. You don't care how your local restaurant get your plate of food in front of you, all you care about is whether its good or not.
American Pickers is just a damn good show. Its a great time waster and the show's producers do a great job in having wonderful episodes.
I recently drove by their store in Iowa and was surprised at how small the store was.
But back to the point, who cares? American Pickers is great fun and hope that they shoot many more episodes for me to enjoy!
totally bogus MY FRIEND[as anybody that I screw over must be my FRIEND].[nice Mercedes van] The numbers do not add up.So I screw someone out of their goods for what I know is worth a lot more than I am willing to pay for it .Are we just becoming a scrap heap to the benefit of the rats,who would sell your legacy for a dime ? This premise sucks! So MIKE how much for your mama?
I love the show & also Pawn Stars , but I had a feeling it was all phony . For one thing isn't it funny how when ever someone brings in something they always have a expert who is always ready to drop everything to give his or her opinion on said item. Also Jack knows everything about everything, he would have to have read and studied everything ever written , he would have to be the smartest man whoever live. I don't see why they had to lie , everyone loves reality songs , why not just be up front about it all.But that is just my opinion , and as the old saying goes " Opinions are like ass-holes everyone has one "
I am amazed how they get away with going into underground tunnels or barns which have not been entered in twenty years, and there is no dust and not a single cobweb. It defies credulity.
i agree with Rich ! AT MY HOUSE YOU CAN DUSTTHEN B Y 6 HOURS IT'S DUSTY AGAIN , iNEED TO FIND THEIR SECRET LOL
I am always amased by the prices that that they come up with on any of these shows. case in point pawn stars a winshester 1885 lowall plane brown gun $4000 thats pure BS I know these guns pretty well and it was a $1000 tops on a good day maybe ken
actually they did mention franks previous experience in safety and fire prevention in an episode where they were looking at some old fire fighting equipment...
I disagree with the article, I think out of all the shows in question American Pickers and to a lesser extent Pawn Stars are exactly as they appear. I never once heard the writer of the article mention the fact that both Mike Wolfe and Rick Harrison/Pawn Stars have eBay stores, in many cases selling the stuff they've picked/bought on the shows.
Rip on the show if ya want but you went after Danielle like she kicked your dog. I got news for you, she is sexy as hell. And I bet if you took a poll across the U.S. the majority of America would agree.
BS article, dudes a hater, not saying some of the things they say aren't scripted but they are currently in my hometown of Sackets Harbor, NY today and they are just two dudes in the very van we see on tv with a camera crew with them.
I enjoy watching the stuff they find but it is all so pre set-up.People who have large collections know values and are not going to give these 2 annoying guys a super deal .Just watch them get an orange crush sign that would bring $400 to $500 and the guy gives it to them for $65.It insults collectors intelligence.Everyone knows ebay prices that sold .I know 2 people that were picked by them it is all staged .
You are a liar! Im sure you know two people who were picked by them.B.S.
I think Danielle looks great just as she is! Don't care for the tats, but, it's not my skin, nor my cash. Otherwise, I'd kill to look like her!
You have my sympathies my dear.
you must be one ugly bitch to want to kill to look like danielle. when they cancel these shows you idiots will have to go back to watching soap operas.I hope you know they are fake!
This show gets worse with each passing episode. The fake pauses are getting longer and the dramatic music is getting louder. It's makin' me sick....just like Pawn Stars.
well....that's a bummer,i loved that show. those guys seemed so cool and kind to people. May revert to reading, most everything is kinda contrived anyway on the tube. I normally get tired of the repetiveness of things with most shows eventually.
I called it as BS they first time I ever saw it. They present "Flea Marketing" as some form of Junkology Science with exact outcomes. I've been doing it for 30 years and from my point of view they are shown making rookie mistakes one after another. And furthermore, I had never heard the term "Picking" until I saw this TV show.I don't dislike them but the show is not really represenative of factual reality.
Well, I always kind of knew it was fake. Whether it is or not, it's still pretty good programing.
i think the shows funny.
Oh my god, next thing you'll be telling me is the The Blair Witch Project was fake.
Ever since the "64 thousand dollar question" was discovered as rigged, TV producers have been faking all of the so call reality programs.
When Rick and Corey got on "Who wants to be a Millionaire" for charity, I was flabbergasted as to how stupid they were. They missed simple questions a fifth grader would have known.
Some people get so into TV they think it is all real. It sad when TV producers fabricate scenarios rather than show it as it really is and not as they want it to be. But I guess that would make for a boring show.
okay maybe fake to you..but it is....oh ya TV. but its still entertaining. if you dont like it dont watch it. LET ME GUESS HISTORY TV WOULDNT GIVE YOU A JOB?
Thank you for presenting the truth regarding American Pickers. We need more debunkers out there to blow the whistle on the crooks, liars and con artists feeding off of people's stupidity.
Being the cynic that I am (I believe in nothing unscientific), I already knew that Pickers was complete bullshit. It's too bad that some people actually put credence into programming of such a painfully simplistic nature.
Cable and network television has gotten so dumbed down over the years, it really makes you scratch your head in disbelief wondering WTF is happening to America.
Dare a cable channel or network television air a program (series) that requires some degree of intelligence to understand, and the average American would reject it lock, stock and barrel! Why do you think crackpot's like "Judge" Judy, Jerry Springer and Maury Povich are so popular?!
Thank goodness for PBS where stupid TV shows don't exist.
I can voice my disdain for all cable "news" channels: pure sensationalism, commentary and very little real news.
Again, thank you PBS for the BBC and the PBS Newshour. Now that's intelligent news!
American Pickers fake, Pawn Stars fake, Politicians fake. Next thing your going to tell me is that my wife has been faking her Orgasms all these years.
Well if your wife looks like Danielle, then it's probably you who's been faking them all those years...
You're an idiot Scott Russell I was reading your article, and it was getting interesting until I realized that your theory is bullshit because when I read the part of Danielle being a Jehovah Witness is absurd to begin with Jehovah Witnesses DO NOT have any tattoos it's against the religion and won't accept anybody that has a background of being a burlesque dancer, and to top it all out they won't allow anybody to be on TV more less on national tv so get your facts right before doing an article.
You should watch Breaking Amish!! You'll love it. It's totally real too. /sarcasm
"Jehovah Witnesses DO NOT have any tattoos it's against the religion"
The only thing against tatoos in the bible (Lev 19:28) is in the Mosaic Law, which, according to them, doesn't apply anymore.
"and won't accept anybody that has a background of being a burlesque dancer"
They've accepted murderers, prostitutes, thieves, etc. anyone who turns away from their former ways.
"and to top it all out they won't allow anybody to be on TV more less on national tv"
Jehovah Witness' will accept anyone who has changed, regardless of your past.
Um sorry but Danielle is a Jehovah Witness her family is against her burlesque troop they do not speak.
I love when Mike and Frank are in their Van and "spontaneously" decide to call Daniel. They dial the number and the shot then flips to Daniel sitting at her desk, seconds later the phone rings and Daniel answers. lol..Good thing that camerman was sitting around all week waiting for that call while having the camera rolling.!!! That must cost a fortune!! They then go on to have an incredibly generic and scripted conversation usually ending in Daniel saying "by the way I have a lead for you". LOL. Who called who? Shouldn't Daniel have called Mike and Frank with this info PRONTO!!!!!??? So fake
Wait they dont sit around waiting for the guys to call her?
Crap i always thought it was strange that the cameras got to her so fast when they decided to call her on the spot. I just thought they could teleport or warp space.. But hey if its on the idiot box it must be "real" reality.
If you show a door of a storage opening for the first time from the inside proves the camera was there way ahead of time.
I am not as smart as some of you, it took me almost a whole year to figure out it is fake. Some of the plots are ridiculous like the NASCAR Museum. Daniel is a sick freak, she makes me so sick that I have to skip thru the spots with her in them. So she is a Jehovah's Witness huh. I bet the members of her church cringe every time she adds a new tatoo.
After reading all comments posted about this story I find it unbelievable that there are so many naive people out there who attacked the writer, these posters actually believe that this show is real. It is the phoniest show of it's kind on TV. Some of the episodes are insults to viewers intelligence. How about the stupid one where they looked all over the country for a 57 Chevy, finally found 1/2 of a shell of one for around $5500.00, had it towed to Los Vegas for $2000.00 them spent $35,000.00 to have it restored. As soon as the show was over I Googled 57 Chevy For Sale. I found over 300 of them for sale nationwide, many were completely restored the highest of which was $18,000.00. Also found some whole ones that were in running condition for as little as $5000.00 but needed restoring. Anyone who thinks that Daniel is sexy must be doing life without parole.
You are totally correct my friend, who the hell in their right mind would pay 35k to restore a '57 Chevy when you could easily go on Craigslist, ebay, or your local newspaper and buy one right off the bat for at least 5 to 25 grand. Stupid. It shows young people how to be a moron and spend money.
can u cite any actual evidence? pics? testamonials? anything besides the 1 piece of anecdotal evidence, which you've not even shown proof for that?
I can. It's called common sense.
Your are all sush amazing peepl to argue sush a thing as TV
This forum has nothing but filthy little juvenile brats who think it is cool to be foul and disgusting.
Take me off the list.
Mike is nothing but a hubris idiot. With his fake laughter and his screwed up mouth when enunciating a g-rrrr-e-a-t item he picked. Any l st grader with a good coach could do better. He is a sick, sick. fool, and anyone that doesn't think AMERICAN PICKETS isn't fixed is-------well you get the picture.
Danielle is hot! I dont see why you had to attack her like that. You bitch about the show as if you have a grudge against them. Its tv ! Everything is fake even the friggin news on tv is manipulated now.
But you can really make money by buying and selling like that.
Im living in the netherlands and i have been 'picking' ever since i could walk. My dad always took me across the country and to germany also.
Im 35 now and ive always been picking stuff .(not just that,also fleemarkets etc) im making a great living and am selling my stuff mostly through ebay now.
If you know what to look for you can make a huge living and its a great way to earn a living.
Im sorry if my english isnt 100% as i said im from holland,english is my second language
American Pickers were in Upper Michigan this summer. They contacted a local chamber to put an ad in the newspapers, so people could tell them what they have for sale...American Pickers just don't drive down a road or highway looking for a good place to stop. These people are all checked out months in advance.
I was with you right up until you tried to make the point that Danille was not hot. Sure, she is full figured. But that does not mean she is not hot.
I agree it is all staged. One thing you may not have known. Wife and I stopped by the store in LeClaire, and found that Danielle actually has her own business selling clothes she designs . It is located across from the shop. Several young girls were running the Antique store. That in itself is really a museum for some of the stuff they buy. Half is set up to sell souvenirs for the show. Tiny plan behind a gas station.
OK it's a fake - but it kept me happy watching it during a period of enforced rest. Mike Wolfe and Frank Fitz did well!
As an European antiques dealer I have following comment: Pawn Stars, Storage Wars, American Pickers and "that annoying Auction House" are fun to watch but I have not believed a minute that they more than TV-show. The only problem is that the performes or "experts" are suprisingly ignorant when it comes to other items than Americana.
Well back to watching Andy griffen
The show may be fake, but Danielle's a babe.
I use to watch this crap,but after wolfe went all curly lipped and doing everyone a favour but im ripping them off realy I stopped.
same as the rest of the crap reality shows that come out of the usa [no offence ment to the good people of u.s]
but here in the u.k its getting the same with most reality show utter shite
It is a depressing show , all the old people depress me, "I am about die so i am selling all the junk i have been collecting all my life"
In S05E07, Danielle gets advise from an appraiser to look at some old aviation posters, which they claim to have never seen before. However, if you look closely at the wall in the background, you'll see an already framed poster that is exactly the same! In one shot, they are both in the picture and you can compare them. That tells me, that they already had this stuff lying around and use it to fill up the show.
I wonder why this great Shaun wasted his time on us? By the way Shaun writes with poor grammer etc.
What you say is absolutely ture, two years ago my wife and I were in Las Vegas waiting in a buffet line, when we got into a discussion with a young guy standing behind us, It seems he was a "scout" for the show American Pickers. He told us scouts go out and find the locations, and go through everything, directors set up the whole scene . He flat out told us that the guys do not pick antiques.
I’m wondering how Danielle has ever even had sex 3 times, much less three children with those nasty tattoos. Even though she had a sexy body at one time, she now looks like a green lizard.
Think of the poor guy who hops into bed with her who waits and wonders why she doesn’t take her shirt and pants off, only to eventually realize that she’s already undressed and those are her nasty tattoos. I can only imagine how scary she must look in the nude!
Why Frank and Mike don’t make Danielle wear a snowmobile suit and a full faced helmet to cover up those disgusting tattoos when she is on the show is beyond me, but they may want to consider it before they loose their entire viewing audience since her appearance is giving the show a scummy reputation.
At least I learned a little about negotiating. I used some of the knowledge to save a few bucks at a yard sale recently.
West Coast Truth-
Who cares! If you like something watch it. If you dont like it, dont watch. It doesnt need to be deep and angry.
HERE HERE !!!!!
I consider "Pickers", as well as Pawn-Stars to be semi-reality in that the items and their value may be real.
I do, however, believe that all of these pseudo reality shows are fake in that the stars are nothing more then actors, and the situations in "pickers" just do not reflect reality.
The uk has just come out with the show salvage hunter which is similar nut feels more like a documentary (of course since its shot to fame I'm sure production helps find place to salvage). Just wanted to know if you had any thoughts on that shows authenticity?
The uk has just come out with the show salvage hunter which is similar nut feels more like a documentary (of course since its shot to fame I'm sure production helps find place to salvage). Just wanted to know if you had any thoughts on that shows authenticity?
American Pickers is real I know three different people in the area that have sold items to them two in Dover , NH and one in Arundel, ME. Yes they have a film crew this is necessary to insure film quality you know so it doesn't look like a home made vhs video.
Your a very sad little man.
Everything on tv is staged in some way. I like American Pickers. It entertains me.... And is that the point?
I'm from SW Wisconsin and have seen Mike at swap meets for years...mostly Motorcycle.
Of course, it's fake! Would you really want to watch average, barely-communicative people do these shows for real? I wouldn't. It would be unbearably boring.
These folks (the American Pickers, Pawn Stars, etc) have been given this forum because they are in an interesting profession AND they have television personae that other people find entertaining. Well, and "reality television" is dirt cheap to produce and provides endless opportunities for commercial tie-ins.
Quibbling about what is real and what is fake is to completely miss the point of what makes these programs so popular. And it's a gesture in futility, as exposing them as frauds will do nothing to diminish said popularity (see: professional wrestling).
And shame on you for going after Danielle like that, you misogynist pig. It's amazing you even care these shows are fake when it's quite obvious that looks and aesthetics are all you care about. I would think that shallow, superficial representations are right up your alley.
J.R., I couldn't have said it better ( except for misogynist...had to look it up). I get a huge kick out of how these shows are produced and am amazed that this sort of 'reality' TV took off in the first place. BUT, I watch several faithfully. They are entertaining, they are informative, the characters are well rehearsed (?) and the shows are beautifully edited. Mike and Frank are REAL people, Antique Archeology is a real business and the people who go in and BUY their stuff are indeed REAL. I think, the author of this piece is basically a freelance writer who, for whatever reason, likes to debunk things that so many people enjoy...make them feel ignorant and used. I don't think he has a point at all. I can promise you, more people will be watching the Pickers tonight than will be reading this article. I actually got here by accident. Perhaps the gentleman can answer the REAL reason I even stopped by. WHAT MAKE AND MODEL CAMCORDER DO THE GUYS USE IN THE MERCEDES AND WHERE CAN I GET A SETUP SIMILIAR TO THAT ONE?....thank you.
The show is fake. They all own stores in Iowa and are never there. It is all staged and they know ahead of time. I believe at one time they really were pickers on the road looking. Now they are all about the money.
They do own a store and they used to have it on the show but they also have people to run the store while they do their business in the shop and go out to find more shit. Why be at a store that you don't have to be in. I've worked in factories all my life but rarely where the owners ever there and when they where we hardly ever saw them. Thats why people are PAID to do the job, so they don't need to be there when they can be doing other shit.
You are such a moron. Your arguments about them not traveling together and Frank not mentioning what he did prior to the show is a joke. Who gives a rats ass! This show has to do with things historical and that's why people watch it. Plus you idiot, Daniel is easy on the eyes. Maybe you should stop playing with your blowup dolls.
"Daniel is easy on the eyes. " What are you smoking, it was not too many years ago you had to pay .25 cents to see a freak like Daniel in the carnavil.
I'm surprised that ANY of the reality shows took off like they did. I drive my friends nuts picking those shows apart. 'Where's the camera?', 'the crew got there first and set up.'...'the director asks the questions...the editor pastes it all together.' But FAKED. Partially, of course. it would HAVE to be. The problem with your article is that you sound more like a Whiney little boy who's pissed off because somebody else is actually MAKING it and you can only WRITE about it. In reality, and this is after doing months of research and personal scrutiny of every episode, the sales ARE real and ARE negotiated on the spot. the crew consists of a director (writes the script, asks the off camera questions) the sound/lighting guy (off camera and shotgun in the little white car) and the editor (back at the studio). the occasional helicopter team and Danielle.
There is no doubt, you are absolutely right because this is in fashion now & good according to time.
I WONDER HOW MUCH MONEY PEOPLE WHO WRITE THESE ARTICLE MAKE. ANYONE KNOWS SOME STAGING MUCH TAKE PLACE. SOME FILMING MUCH TAKE PLACE(YOU DO NOT THINK THEY HAVE AN AIRPLANE FOLLOW THE VAN ALL OVER THE US DO YOU. WHAT I THINK IS THAT YOU USE THEIR PROGRAM TO SUPPORT YOURS SO IS THAT FAKE,YES. WHY DON'T YOU WATCH HOUSEWIOFE SHOWS, HOW TO USE DOPE SHOWS AND WRITE ABOUT THEM. THESE SHOWS ,STAGED ARE NOT,DO NOT HURT ANYONE SO JUST SET BACK PUT YOUR OPINION AWAY AND ENJOY.
As some of you reading this may already know, this is the 4th entry in the "...is FAKE!" series. My other entries include exposing Storage Wars, Auction Hunters and Pawn Stars as 100% staged "Reality-TV". To date; my articles have been read by hundreds-of-thousands of readers. I have received supportive letters, angry letters, threatening letters, but never a letter from any of the production companies that represent these programs, no they wouldn't dare.
They wouldn't dare expose themselves to the scrutiny of the media as the legitimacy of these shows is unquestionable; they're totally phony.
American Pickers is no different.
^ this is the article in question^ Nothing but stipulation, Assumptions and nothing to back anything up. Do you really think Production would even care what some stupid blogger living in Grandmas basement has to say? LMAO They wouldn't dare? All they would have to do is match up their argument with, "This blog is FAKE I've read 100,000 blogs and their all FAKE,, they wouldn't dare say anything against us cause blogs are FAKE!!" and already right there they would make a better argument then anything said here. Ain't nobody sending you a letter because you're nothing but another retarded ass blogger with mommy issues looking for some thing to get attention on. You're a fucking LOSER now please go cut your wrists and think about all the spankings your daddy missed out on giving you while you cried your nights away wishing he would come home and punish you for being a bad boy. LOL Friggin pecker head dink.
Bloggers living in their mothers basements are the best to pick. They have vintage D&D books, Atari games, and boxes of their dad's old Playboys. Please don't cut your wrists, the blood will ruin my pick. Hang yourself instead. Worse case scenario you shit your parents and the mess is contained to your batman underwear and size 48 pajama jeans.
Of course as you can expect a lot of the preparation by the crew is needed to put on a professional TV show, but I can assure you and your readers that the show is real. As for your comments on Danielle, well that is just rude. You may not like what we do but you didn't have to create a whole website. How are the Google Ads doing for you... making much money yet.
You go Frank love the show from Vermont caint wiait to see the Vermont episode.
The American pickers visited my neighbor, It was an episode were Daniel was on the road with Mike. He had written to the show and invited them out, They called to let them know they were coming. They did in fact drive in and did pick through his trailers and bought several items including an old guitar that he had found in a field. With that being said there is some work done behind the scenes but you would have to expect that after all it is a tv show.
WOW, so what if the show is staged. I cannot believe how butt hurt this Mark guy is. What a loser!
It's funny how much trouble some ppl go through to find out a show on tv is fake. This person that wrote the article must of traveled to the shows filming locations. Followed them around for a couple months. I know that the writer didn't do this. And basically faked their information. We know most of the info is assumed, and most is just known facts. Of course Mike and Frank don't just walk up to the door in some backwoods with cameras on their freestyle picks. Of course they get the okay before they go shoot. And of course they inform the people to be hard negotiators. Of course they piece video together its a Tv show!!!! But when you look at the facts of this show, and the info pertaining to different items. It's probably the only reality show you can watch with your 9 yr old boy, and 6yr old daughter. It's probably the only reality show you can watch with your grandparents. The show offers history, geography, math, communication skills for your kids.
Yeah sure you want to watch this show with the tatooed freakie woman with your 6 year old & 9 year old.
You must not get out much. Maybe in the 1930s and 40s it was not common to see females with tattoos, nowadays its the norm. Some of the nicest people I've had the owner of working with have tattoos. 75% of the us police force have tats. While I don't have any tattoos, I do admire the artwork. You can't judge people just cause the have tattoos. You ignorant fuck.
Matt, you are so right. I think danielle is fine, I would like to tap that ass. Maybe all the people that are dogging on her tattoos are just out of date. Or have never came out of their moms basements. I bet they would rather be with a chic that has a bush. Lol. Ofcourse the show has to have some staging in it. It's a tv show. If it didn't, it would be a two week long nonstop boring madness of them doing all aspects of their job.
Only ugly women tattoo themselves. Tattooing is self mutilation; it's just ugly. It's no different than body piercing, nose rings and all of the other subcultural shit that makes women in particular look like Las Vegas street meat.
It is a shame that movie companies don't trust the American people enough to be honest with them. As to mike and frank I like them! But that Danielle, she has to be the most gross bitch I have ever seen. Those fucking tattoos spoil what would otherwise be an attractive girl
I have noticed the same items pop up on 3 different shows. Like for example the "Cowboy belt" from Cajun pawn stars was also found in a storage locker on storage wars. The civil war belt buckle with the bullet in it was on American Pickers, Pawn stars, and Auction Hunters.
The shows are produced by the same companies, aren't; they?:)
The guys need to start using "Frank/Mike and I" vs. "Me and Frank/Mike" !! Bad english guys !!
anyone who thinks that you can make a living drive around picking up this garbage and selling it to people for a profit is a screw ball..
This story is ridiculous. Obviously this show is scripted, so is pawn stars, duck dynasty....blah blah blah. You actually think America doesn't realize this? It is simple...reality is boring so they try to introduce some entertainment and they all fail because they inject so much cheese I can't stand it. Worse yet though is the idea that you believe you have unmasked some great mystery bozo!!
I'm a marina manager, and I've thought about getting a TV series going about the varieties of activities in marinas and harbors of all sizes, as well as life on board the vessels that come and go - from private fishing boats to commercial dive and salvage boats and crews. I talked once to someone from the History Channel back in about 2007 but didn't take it seriously. Now, I would love to find someone with connections.
@Joe blo......You're a rtrd, stick to your inflatables, morron!
These too creepy,closet cases, should be ashamed of themselves... They pretend to be interested in the people they r trying, but r looking shifty and sneaky. ALWAYS telling someone how beat up and how hard its going to be for them to sell....BUT... SOMEHOW its ALWAYS worth 100 to 600 percent more then what they stole it for. SHAME ,SHAME,SHAME, on Creepy Mike and Pervy Mike..WORD TO THE WISE...Dont let them steal from you get your gun and kick them off your land..3 barns that they tried to film at burned within 3 1/2 weeks after the dispute... BECAREFUL
All of these shows are scritped. They are considerd "reality TV". I know that when I watch them. The reason I watch is because they are entertaining. All TV is fake - so what.
Suck a dick you haven't given any proof if the show is fake or not.
why so ugly?
If it wasn't for us fellow debunkers out there America would really be brain dead.
It's unfortunate that so many Americans believe in way too much bullshit. "Reality" television has become one of the greatest insults to our intelligence in recent years. The once proud and scholarly History Channel has flatlined to a cesspool of mindless rot that Americans seem to gravitate to.
I could only stomach a few minutes of viewing American Pickers before I began to fell serious pressure in my intestines. Yeah, it's that bad. The show is about as genuine s a three dollar bill with a portrait of Dr. Phil printed on it. Ick!
Enter two dowdy middle-age cretins rambling around in their van "seeking" out all of those "hidden treasures" that some old fart redneck has stockpiled in a ramshackle barn. Gee, what we yall have here? An art deco satin love seat that Mae West once fucked W.C. Fields and Rudolph Valentino on. Don't yall love learnin' 'bout history dis way?
I'd love to hear Penn Jillete's out takes on American Pickers. Penn is one of the greatest truth seekers and debunkers out there. I'm sure he'll take over when legendary skeptic James Randi goes.
Penn has ripped and dissected all of those villainous phony psychics Van Praagh, Edwards, etc. I wish he'd rip and dissect the phony ALL of the baloneys of "reality" TV.
As Americans continue to get dumber and dumber with their infatuation in the paranormal and psychics dumb TV shows are going to cater to the dumb. Suddenly make believe is the new "reality." I wonder if PBS reran Mister Rogers Neighborhood the average American idiot would think the neighborhood of make believe was indeed a destination they could travel to.
The bottom line is that all "reality" shows must die. They are extremely harmful to one's neurological health. The more one watches this bullshit the dumber one gets.
Chill out. It's only entertainment.
RE: Daniel, she is a carnival side show freak, what sane person that was not on drugs or do that to their body? But the bigger question is you have to really wonder about any man who finds her sexy or attractive? I think that if I saw her naked I would vomit.
Just because you are not into tattoos does not make her a freak. You don't have to be insane or on drugs to get tattoos I personally have several. For you to make such a comment is idiotic and asinine.
Just because you are not into tattoos does not make her a freak. You don't have to be insane or on drugs to get tattoos I personally have several. For you to make such a comment is idiotic and asinine. oh and by the way I don't do drugs either so you don't have to be a "drug user" to get tattoos either
Gee. You are a perfect person. Free from all sin and vice. You must be the second coming of Christ. LOL ! Not ! Listen dude ! Non of us are perfect and that includes me and you ! You do or do not have to like tattoos but don't call people freaks for having them. You might have or do something other people may not like. I have heard you like picking your nose and eating the boogers. Not true ? Only God will judge...
You sound like a deeply unpleasant person.
I don't believe there are any Reality shows out there they should be called Semi Reality shows because they are all somewhat scripted. Having said that I enjoy watching many of these shows to many to list here. This is America you can choose to watch them or not just flip the dial. How ever after spending the last hour and a half reading the posts on this blog site for "American Pickers Fake" I have come to one conclusion that is that every person that posted for or against the show is obviously an adamant watcher. they all knew for or against to much about the show and the characters. so in the end real or fake the show is doing its job. Getting Viewers
People that come on this site and say that yes the show is fake they know people that were picked by Mike and Frank The American Pickers are out and out liars. I know this because they just came to Vermont this past week. Now while they were here Mike was interviewed by the local news station, upon completion of his interview they said they were not allowed in the gentle mans barn because the shows camera crew was in there. It was also stated that when a place is picked on American Pickers that the person or persons being picked have to sign a confidentiality contract. What that means people is they can not disclose any thing that happened during the taping of the show. so all of these people saying their friends were picked and the show IS fake are setting their FRIENDS up to be sued by the History Channel for breach of contract.
Ive had a on going anal relationship with Farnk for 4 years 2 months-he is a insationable bottom, and have given Mike a load or 2 over the years also. Peace-Word to your mother. Jesus rocks
You T. Stevens are a sick little bitch
Do you have anything to substantiate any of these claims?
I don't give a rats butt if it is faked. I enjoy the show. If you don't like the show turn the damn channel. Quite a simple concept huh?
Funny how you say it's fake, they don't travel togeather, they don't drive a Mercedes van etc....but I saw them togeather, In a Mercedes van on the road..In Mt.Vernon, Wa.
Jordan Mueller is a DICK and Daniel is a circus freak.
I don't think the show is entirely fake, but there are elements which are not disclosed fully. Mike is the owner of both the stores shown and on the show, and Frank has nothing to do with them. Frank owns his own shop selling antiques which is a totally separate business. I believe that the items bought by frank are sold in his own shop, and the same goes for Mike. Danielle is not an employee of Mike but rather that of the studio, so the show has a female. The picks are obviously agreed in advanced, and yes the studio has a large input into this, but the amount of times they go to a pick and there's fuck all worth buying there, suggests it's not entirely fake at all.
Who cares if its fake its called Entertainment asshole
I love this show ! OK, I know that not everything portrayed on the show is 100% legit, but it's great entertainment and also informative. I also know that you CAN make money buying and selling "junk", because I've done it for several years after retirement (on eBay). My brother-in-law has also made a living from "junking" . I met Mike Wolfe once while in LeClaire, and he is as genuine as people get, very passionate about what he does, and just as pleasant and personable as he is portrayed on TV. KEEP IT UP MIKE !!
I like the show but i also like to read the quotes that are on the screen. dont have time to read them. I get have way through the quotes and then you go to the next seen. I know its it all about getting as much time as possible on tv. but 1.0 extra seconds would be nice to allow to read the scene and get the history behind it. This is the History channel right. Give us one extra second on the quote, and with yellow back ground its hard to focus ur eyes instantly on the story behind the scene.
ITS FAKE.......why, because I say so. You actually don't have shread of evidence that is fake do you, just hearsay and things that "make sense" to you Don't get me wrong, parts of this show are obviously staged.but its entertaining as hell and I enjoy it immensely.
Its not about them, its about the stuff they find.have you lost your minds get a life.no really!
So it's fake, big deal. To me it seems that it's presented as an entertainment show. All the haters on here probably would sell their mother if they could get a gig like that. All the people that are trash talking Danielle are just another keyboard Rambo. I mean if you don't like it, don't watch it! If enough people press the next channel button, the show will go off the air. Go figure! I have never seen anything on the show that tries to claim it is real. These guys are raking the cash in, and why not? I’d ride it for every cent I could get out of it, just like the Pawn Stars are doing. Hell, you got someone like Chumley making 100K per episode, and in any other situation, a guy like that would be going down the road picking shoe leather out of his ass, or standing in the unemployment line. Get every cent you can, and anyone that says they’d never do that, is either A, a liar, or B, brain dead.
99ways2die must be a friend of theirs hoping to get his own 5 minutes of fame
Why so nasty about Danni's appearance? She's an attractive woman but what have her looks to do with this article on the show's fakery? Nasty stuff.
The FACT that during the "opossum trot" episode Mike refers to Rambo a navy squeal,when in fact his character was a GREEN BERET shows that they don't have a script! DE OPPRESSO LIBRE,HUAH!!
The FACT that during the "opossum trot" episode Mike refers to Rambo a navy squeal,when in fact his character was a GREEN BERET shows that they don't have a script! DE OPPRESSO LIBRE,HUAH!! Only the "west coast" would have a truth forum LMAO!!
While I agree the show is fake, the writer of the article must like penis to think Danielle is ugly.
The sad thing is that once you realize just how staged the show really is, it shatters the illusion and ruins the whole premise. It is also indicative of the dumbing down of America, they actually think they can fool viewers into believing they are driving all the way from Iowa to, say North Carolina, to do a pick. It is a show, it is staged. They obviously have an interest in this stuff but it is all pre-arranged.
Any business worth its salt does not go around to offer more money for an item than the seller is asking. Trying to produce honesty? do it an other way stop trying to cater to the 12 year old mentality
you should not be allowed near a keyboard to bad your lonely and retarded negative and do not hae any self esteem Idiot
Sounds like you are attributing your thoughts about your pathetic self to me. I made a valid statement about this hoax of a show and you could not deal with it. YOU are the idiot.
I always did enjoy the show and I also watch Canadian Pickers, same premise. Both operate the same way, traveling across the country with a big what van. Both shows, with their characters come across unique items staged or not. They use tons of those Go-Pro cameras including helicopters and other various means
From an antique point of view the show has value as it brings back a a lot of memories from yesteryear.
From a antique value point of view, I'm not so sure about the prices paid
From an entertainment point of view we get to see parts of the country (back roads) that we normally would never get the see, the small towns and regular people.
At the end of each episode they list the purchase price and their sale price. What actually does sell and what gets returned to auction for resale? That never did sell?
If those of us that follow the show (even those haters) they could make a secondary showing what does at "their retail location?" or at auction the things they bought via picking. Sure we see the picker side but we seldom, if ever, see anything retails, except for the odd item, again seldom.
Don't forget every thing is used. Those are suggested retail prices. Like everything else in retail land its worth what a person is willing to pay.
I have seen items worth an alleged $1,000, or more, (example) go for maybe $100 or less. While some of the items are unique, cool and rare you can't afford to let emotion get in the way. When Frank and Mike make a big fuss about an item during an episode the value automatically goes up with the seller. The blase poker face is how to buy, not what makes for good TV and NOT offering more than the asking price.
Right there would be the TV-showboating and acting skills, not that of a real picker.
I will give this show, Antique Road Show, Pawn Stars kudos for one thing. They brought interest back to antiques and brought back the possibility of value back to antiques, rather than "Joe Average throwing this old thing out because it's old" I also agree they'e all staged reality TV.
The problem is, that too many mainstream Joe Average out there think their old piece of junk is now worth that million bucks.
Ask the average long standing antique dealer about values. Some are dialed in and some...we'll leave it at that.
We the viewer crave for entertainment and the scam artists and fraudsters go to great lengths to entertain and create illusion.
Its a SHOW! Who cares if its fake or not the fact of the matter is Mike Wolfes passion is picking and he LOVES what he does and the show is just there to highlight that fact! The show became the No# 1 NON-FICTION show in 2010 (NON-FICTION-based on real facts and information) Of course being a reality tv show certain areas of the show are going to be edited but everything beyond the show is real! Its probably best not to make accusations unless you actually know or have met the man himself. Regardless I still think the show is AWESOME and going by his interviews he seems like a pleasant, genuine and humble person who LOVES what he does! No hating on anyone just expressing my thoughts!
Yes I agree, it ruins the whole idea of the show knowing how fake it really is. Some staging would be necessary anytime you are producing a show for television but outright pre-selecting items and overpaying for items (as they do in some shows) is completely unrealistic! Additionally, the whole idea that they are on the road somewhere new, en-route to the next pick, when they are just filming in the same general spots near where they live is assuming the viewers are so stupid they would not know any different. In all fairness, this is what all these fake reality shows do but then again, it is blatantly deceptive and intentional and ruins the premise of the show.
It may be fake but it's educational- good clean television.
Don't get me wrong I love the show
Mike and Frank have been in my antiques store in Osseo, Wi. They stopped in before the TV show started and if I remember right, I sold them a sign. It was from a business based in Iowa. They are great guys. They picked a warehouse in Illinois that had several stories...where a widowed lady lived in an apartment in the warehouse. I had actually met the lady's daughter and had been invited to go down and see the lady's antiques a few years before that segment was on TV. I recognized it right away from the daughter's description that it was the same place I could have gone too and I have been kicking myself in the but for not taking the trip ever since. That lady had killer stuff and I would have bought different things than what Mike and Frank did. They have actually been to that location twice. As far as the show being fake. I think that parts of it are edited and scripted, but not all of it.... that is the case with every show. Much of it is authentic and yes, you can make a good living by picking. The fact that they have the show, makes the items that they pick sell like hotcakes when they get the items back to their stores. Some of it, they have sold online and some they send to specialty auctions while other items end up in their stores. I am planning on driving down to their new store in Iowa this summer. It ought to be fun!!!