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
Are mike and Frank partners??? 50/50
I like AP. Good shows need some staging. It is a nice show for easy goin folks like me.
Danielle pretty much ruins this show. I fast forward any segment that she is in, but she keeps getting more and more camera time. she is useless and detracts from the point, picking through other peoples junk.
on top of that, she is disgusting to look at - unless you are into the roller derby fat chicks, which I am not.
I find that frank and mike are fags but they won't admit to it
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..
The pickers are very arrogant, my friend seen them in a store and they would not even acknowledge them, my friend asked for a autograph and boy you would think you were asking for thier first born, and the job they have, no craftsmenship, the TV is what made them such jerks
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.
Roy, you're another illiterate turd, and you're an idiot. PBS does "real" documentaries and NOBODY watches them. When was the last time you tuned in to "Frontline". True reality requires an IQ above 70 to process, and most TV viewers fall short, unfortunately. BTW - it's "THEIR pockets" not "There pockets". I won't get into "they're" as that would be way beyond your (not you're) ability to comprehend.
yeah i saw an episode were a couple of the pawn guys borrowed a van to get food and it broke down. They had no cell signal and couldn't get the van started and were in REAL trouble. I mean all alone with no phone and no ride in the hot summer. They were really in trouble possibly life threating. Thankfully they were saved (don't remember how, cause was not paying to much attention). In the end I was so glad that all of us in TV land were spared watching them suffer or worse cause of the TV crew doing a good tape/video recording job. Although I am amazed on the CG and stuff that records them as they drive from outside the van as well as all the detail and events that they went through during that scary event. TV is amazing and so truthful and....lol sorry i can only bullshit for so long and act like an idiot.
@BloughMee, you left out 'hear' instead of 'here'. Just saying.
THANK YOU !!!
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.
Duds he's saying they go right up the street and claim they are in another state. This guy probably didn't even know where the city he says he lives in was until he looked on a map sitting in his house from Chicago. I'm sure there is some stagery going on yes, they all do it but they aren't faking sales and using Hollywood sets as this guy is trying to say. Pawn Stars yes it's fake as plastic shit but AP's still trying to run a legitimate business. Hell they barely even have anything in the way of endorsements compared to allot of others and that's where most of the real money comes in for reality TV. Or what ever it is these days. They are defiantly on location and in fact I looked up that old man with all the metal art he made and all the coffee mugs and it turned out sure enough, he is right here in Kansas and he was in the paper a few years back for all his metal art. I will say their "Freestyling" might have allot of producer found locations and they just make it look like freestyling to make the deal look a little more interesting, even Gas Monkey gets car sales from production finds once in a while but they are on location. This guy here just wants everyone to think it's done on a set and that just isn't the case. It's one of the reasons I like this show, because even though it is a TV program they still keep it a true business and not just a staged more fiction then reality show like OCC was and Pawn Stars has gotten to be. Hell that ones so fake Chum Lee even has prosthetic implanted teeth in now. And yet this man complains he broke all the time and always says he's living on minimum wage. THAT is a show that needs more blogs about it. I'm not making one though because I have better things to do and I still watch it because they do have cool stuff and I learn a few things.
Yea you go dude! Tell it.
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 re read your comment and then think how stupid I feel for commenting it before. Because the fact is it is 80 years old and to allot of people things that are old metal 80 years old stuff is art. You call it junk and yet you are obviously one of those dumbed down people that think an Iphone is junk after 6 months so everything else must be too. You are a shallow human being so it is no surprise you are wasteful and just a person who throws everything away that is no less then 1 year new and have no respect for older technology which means you have little respect for human kind and all that was accomplished through them that if for not, you would not have your new throw away toys that you have today because of a generation that sacrificed quality for quantity.
Truth is those who have a house full of NEW stuff has a house full of junk. The old stuff made of real steel and worked on by hand will always be collectors items. Your junk goes obsolete just for being 1 year old. The junk on this show only becomes patina and becomes naturally beautiful and that makes it art. It took years to get that look, it took history from years of use, abuse, and neglect all telling a story, most of which no one will ever even know giving it mystery. Where is your Cell phone or your TV going to go? Right into the trash where it will be destroyed and even if you do hang on to them no one will ever care.
You know nothing.
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
"Putty, not puddy.
Fake, Fake, Fake WHAT IS YOUR PROBLEM? ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS YOU LIKE TO DUMP ON ARE ENTERTAINMENT AS SUCH WHY WOULD YOU NOT THINK THEY WERE BEING PAID OUTSIDE OF THE PROGRAM OF IT'S SELF??? DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND ENTERTAINMENT MAKES OUTSIDE MONEY?? DO YOU REALLY THING THE BIG STARS YOU EVIDENTLY THINK ARE NOT FAKE MAKE THEIR MILLIONS UPON MILLIONS HONESTLY? WHERE ARE YOU FROM FOR PETE'S SAKE? IT DOESN'T TAKE A SUPER INTELLIGENT PERSON TO KNOW TV SHOWS SET THINGS UP DO YOU REALLY THINK ALL YOU SEE HAS NOT BEEN SET UP BEFORE HAND? WHO IN THE HELL WOULD THINK THESE SHOWS FIND COMPANIES WHO JUST HAPPEN TO HAVE ALL THESE CAMERA'S JUST SETTING AROUND FILMING THING ON THE OFF CHANCE SOMEONE WILL WANT TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE RECORDING? GET REAL AND GROW UP!!
Friends, these shows are fake. Just like Swamp People, Ice Roa Truckers, Dick Dynasty etc. They are called (by producers) "Structured" Reality. A nice deceptive term for Hollywood bullshit.
Wake up people. TV has NOTHING to do with reality except how harmful TV has been.
Ice Road Truckers is in no way FAKE that is how they get heavy equipment and supplies to the Oil Fields in the Winter I lived in Alaska for 26 years and know many people that have worked that Job and a few fiends that have Died doing it so before you comment on things you DO NOT KNOW ANY THING ABOUT get your ass up their and find out the truth for your self!!
First of all, anyone who thinks Danielle is "HOT" is maybe some one who looks like Frank...
These guys are idiots and anyone who "values" (ha-ha) their stuff should not use their values as a guide.
You have a case the cops and the robbers are on the same team... it just doesn't make sense. Then again I may just be 'junk drunk".
I watch American Pickers all the time ---- I do not think it is fake-- but I do believe there must be a camera crew that goes with them on the picks -- and they should show them --- somebody is taking their pictures and it is not them
"I do believe there must a camera crew with them"... REALLY????
Did you figure that out all by yourself?
I would say the show is enough proof of it being fake. The prices alone that they talk about are crazy. I believe just about anything people tell me but even I cant buy that this is real, it is more likely all about entertainment then reality, I even admit I wanted to sell my junk because of this show, still wish I could.
danielle is scary lookin woulnt toch her with a ten foot pole!make that fifty foot pole!
I agree with Eric's first statement. Please produce evidence.
Pawn stars and american pickers may be a bit scripted but is good entertainment and a bit educational.
Your just kind of mean about Daniel .
She is really cool to look at nobody is trying to portray her as a sexy goddess.
If you say this is fake and staged then how would you explain the 100,000 square foot shop in Nashville that's open to the public for like 6 hours per day
Tell me some news mate.
I could tell they are all fake shows especially that operation repo.
having said that i enjoy watching these programs and i know it has nothing to do with how much these people make its about how little every civillian is left with.
beggers cant be choosers then money buys control/power..
its not rocket science.
Daniell has a good figure and is attractive with screen presence to boot.
Eventually the new world order will be fully implicated and all survivors may have to be micro chipped/owned.
We already are and its only the in final stages that we will certified owned.
Now who will own us will depend on who wins the race to the 100or so most wealthiest familys in the world.
Enjoy freedom whilst you can still fool yourself with the notion!
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.
You sound. effeminate.
Please list your resources.
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.
All those gaudy fancy antiques have a very limited market. Young folks don't like it and are buying just the kind of stuff they pick. Depression glass, cut glass, EAPG--cheappppp now. MCM, pottery, primitives---the going thing. Is it staged? Probably, but that doesn't mean they aren't buying. I've been to the store in Nashville. They have lots of the things there I've seen on the shows. I'm sure they buy from many other sources. Mike now lives in Leipers Fork, south of Nashville, and many people there have had interaction with him in their shops and just around the area.
Or maybe all the stuff you guys got where just shit..
Well said. The first intelligent comment I've read here. Anyone with even a lobotomy should be able to figure out that the premise itself is ridiculous - two guys in a van, spending at least $250 daily on fuel, hotel, meals, etc. cannot keep TWO antique stores full of merchandise by driving around and finding $500 worth of profit in a few rusty items after working all day. Anyone in the business knows that that is not how antique galleries are stocked. It makes no economic sense. That's not to say that "picking" is not one source of merchandise - sure it is. We have all kinds of antique companies who look for estate auctions and the like - they do go and "pick" to some degree, but more often than not they're buying an entire estate for some fixed price - and then distributing the merchandise as best they can. It can be a viable business but it is a lot of work - and you have to handle a LOT of stuff to make a decent living.
Yeah cause we all know it's so much cheaper to pay a guy 300 dollars a day to find items for you or pay multiple people a 25% cut for the same thing, pay a truck and a driver multi thousands of dollars sent from some guy in Massachusetts with a shipping company to travel to Oklahoma in a truck you are charged for miles, gas and driver to go get all your items sent to you calling it shipping and handling then it is to dump a few gallons of fuel in your own truck and do the driving yourself while you keep all the profit.
Not everyone lives in backwards Liberal land thinking spending more money is the cheapest way out.
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.
LOL I love how so many of these people know a guy that was on the show or another show at some point but they can't give names or say anything that was bought from them.
I bet if I want attention online I can say I know all these peple too watch this!
I know every single person on here saying they know a guy. Every one of them are sitting in their mamas basement scratching their nuts eating cheetos drinking a soda pop. They are fake.
And not only did I lose by boner with that mental image but now I also am convinced these people don't know shit. :)
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.
They were "growing a beard."
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.....
Mark T and Dan Bell LOVE the cock!
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.
America's Got Talent
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
I'm looking up the 22 octagon which is the one you're talking about but yeah it is averaging around $800.00 and there are some for around $1500. but but you gotta consider the fact that collectors at high end auctions tend to pay allot more so that is the actual value. The street value is always way lower and they don't go by street value because it's just value on the street where people pay but won't pay as much. High end auctions people are usually willing to pay more which is why a a 1969 Camaro sells for around $80.000 to over $100,000 at auction but on the street you might only get about $40,000 which is considerably way less then it is worth. Course if you look at book value of a #1 numbers match car they might say it's only worth 20 to 30,000$ and most appraisers won't go by those numbers because that isn't the max you can get. Course if you are in an area where there aren't allot of auctions that might be the only thing they really have to go by. It tends to depend on the item and the place where the appraisals done at if there are big spenders or bargain hunters. Vegas has allot of auctions so them and California and one in Texas will bring more money then an auction in say... Pennsylvania, Kansas or Maine.
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!
PBS? You mean the ones who sensationalize the self admitted nazi who has bragged up several times of raising up a New World Order of Government worship and global socialism, that PBS? Wow dude, you really have issues if you think ANY TV new is real news but then come at us thanking god for that satanic station. Even FOX News and MSNBC isn't as bad as watching those Globalist human haters that worship a man who has aspirations of annihilating 90% of all humanity and merging with an AI unit to live forever LOL.
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.
They have this new invention out called editing. And it's easy to do these strange new technologies when you have cameras running 24/7 and only splice in the stuff you need. :) It's witchcraft.
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.
Jehovah's Witness's don't allow tattoo's, women to wear pants, die their hair, listen to rock music or pretty much anything she does. Fact pretty much all of it to those head cases is satanic worship, lesbian activity or morally incorrect so that being said, they would kick her out of church, but not until after trying to exorcise her from her demons. So you say you aren't as smart as some but this article here that hasn't shows one shred of evidence is smarter then you because they say you must believe this line of crap because it tells you too? You are right, you aren't that smart and believing anything this article says shows that. This guy is trying to become an MSNBC broadcaster most likely so I'd stop listening to anything he says if I was you.
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.
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Who cares! If you like something watch it. If you dont like it, dont watch. It doesnt need to be deep and angry.
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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.
It wasn't to long ago? Seriously man, what was it like in the 50's? You where what back then, 30-40? Man I hope you aren't stupid enough to own a gun because some one like you that is so DURRRR-HURRRRR is enough to prove the Libtards right and no one will be able to protect their families from people like you.
You know the ones that are 60 years old and have such a hatred of anything new that you would break into some ones house and rape your own sister in front of the home owner (For what reason I don't know) while you point your own gun at them saying "You're next" because you know they don't have a gun of their own so the Libtards can say "See how bad guns are, this man had one and raped his own sister then killed the family that owned the house!"
Headline in the paper reads,
"Suspect said it was because the home owner had tattoos"
Then the Libtards would say
"He had a gun"
Smart people say,
"To bad the sister and the home owner didn't"
No because he had one that's all that matters"
And YOU say,
"SHE WAS A CIRCUS FREAK-----------!!, ME GO LICK WINDOW NOW!!"
And as you grab your helmet to do this task your fat falls to the floor from all the Cheetos you ate in your mamas basement and a Japanese guy in the jury laughs.
You seriously are a fucking moron dude. Fact they had a freak show for people like you as well, it was called a Nazi camp. Hitler must be your fucking hero.
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.
Yeah, I believe you're the real Frank when you can't even spell his name correctly! LOL
It's "Fritz" so I'm guessing you're a fake!
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.
Dave and Roscoe you two truly are idiots. Climb out from under your rocks and look around you. I know you guys had that pervy uncle tell you these things so you didn't get tattoos because he wanted to see your bare skin when he watched you pee at 12 years old but all the crap you said is just judgmental shit and you should not be out in public.
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
Yeah they only drive their truck to your house spending gas money, having to stop for eating and sleeping in hotels then paying you to take shit off your yard anyone else would charge you to take it for you so they can scrap it. Wait I see no downside. DAMN LIBERALS! Why you always gotta bring your uneducated opinions to the internet? :(
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.
I love how you people sit here and rip the show for doing the exact same thing metal scrappers and car dealers do all the time. Here's what I see all of you saying...
"You got two guys driving around in a van that looks for things to sell and the world is supposed to believe they can make money doing it. They buy and sell stuff that is very old and I know because my Iphone is old after 3 months no one loves old stuff. I am so glad this guy debunked this show by viewing a bunch of opinions with out any facts to back up any of it and thanks to people like this rumors are now true so anytime I tell a lie I can call myself a hero :)"
Serious shut up. LOL
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
Nope never met them in my life. But from what I see you must be a friend of a rival TV station that is butt hurt this one show gets more ratings then your friends whole station.
Wow it felt lame when I made such a juvenile remark, I can only imagine how you felt with yours.
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
Not everyone wants to treat capitalism like their own personal piggy bank. There is a thing called fairness and anyone that cares about their business and making long time relations with their associates WILL pay more to some one if it's still profitable and the amount differs exceptionally from the asking price.Obviously you're one of those guys that Liberals talk about when they complain keeping your own money is racist or what the hell ever stupidity they say it is these days, because a trustworthy relation in sales is always more important then money. A true capitalist knows this, the kind you are, are the ones with that corporate mentality who start off as greedy bastards, try to buy up all the competition to crash it, then get bigger by stepping on everyones toes then get the Government to write in laws that you don't have to follow but everyone else does.
Or you're a car dealer. Either way it's all the same.
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!!!
Yeah it's fake but so is professional wrestling. It's called ENTERTAINMENT. Don't be such a whiner. And talking smack on Danielle's body only lessens any conceivable integrity of the argument. Makes you sound like just an ugly jerk.
FYI i sold over 400 items in 2013 on Ebay and yeah i do know this show is 100% FAKE!!!! Next time your watching this farse write down the item and go to Ebay and get enlightened and fyi all those signs anything over 81 inches the postage is x 4 so you have no sales mailing stuff and you dont pay a vanload of tv production people to ride around in the middle of nowhere trying to stumble upon a pic i could go on and on but whats the point the people that think this is real probably can't read!!!
How the fuck does that prove anything? You sold shit on Ebay so that proves they are fake because they have a an and you had yours shipped, on a van, like the one they own and don't have to pay a company because they have their own van. And that van is a big van. The kind of van you own when you don't want to pay a van to get your shit. Your comment was stupid. Soooo yeah.
How can anyone who can do basic math believe in this show. These guys drive all over the country, using gas, paying for meals, and lodging not counting the other expenses in running a business with another employee, rent, insurance etc. etc. etc. Yet they get all excited when they buy something for $200 and say they will sell it for $250. The profit won't even pay for a tank of gas. Come on people, wake up. This show is totally a farce.
They always try to double their money. It's a reality show but your numbers are shit.
Well the stupid thing is shes talking about maybe one or two items they got to "Break the ice" or just because they liked it enough they wanted to give it a good home. Dumbass don't want people to realize though MOST their items they make some good money off of as you stated to double their profit. It's just another stupid comment made by some one that probably never watched the show.
The world is full of stupid people that really think that all these shows are real. They are just soap opera's for stupid adults, (reality TV) I have worked on most ever one, (paun stars, storage wars, pickers, devils ride, etc. not one of them is real. Don't kid yourself, smartin up.
You are the one who is fake my friend....probably jealous too.
Just wanted to comment on one of the shows not mentioned here. The Cajun Pawn Stars did not resign their contract with History Chanel as they did not want to fight among themselves and show themselves as anything but the friendly people they are. I will miss their show but I agree with their decision. The Las Vegas Pawn Stars should have followed in their footsteps as they are starting to look really stupid on the show.
It is FAKED in its set up but the picks, the banter between the biys & their clients aren't. For example. The boys pull up on a"cold call." SORRY! But it's not. How do you SEE them pull up/knock on the door without a camera crew already there. How do you see them at the front door but from the view of the INSIDE of the home (they just "cold called,") without a camera crew INSIDE the house. You cannot film or audio record anyone without their consent, especially on private property. You must agree to sign a waiver & as such that waiver also holds them harmless (meaning you can't sue them) for anything they say about you or your character, i.e. if they called you CRAZY, GREEDY, NUTS because your prices are too high. How many x's have they made fun of someone or their prices? Many x's. Never been sued. There are no cold calls. The production crew often records additional footage also known as B footage. There are many shots/angles needed & as such the crew's there BEFORE & AFTER. They also set up shots because they need to. Mike could be atop a pile of junk in a barn as the show opens but in REALITY it was the last thing he did or it could be "B," footage created to make the show or episode more interesting. The show is edited for entertainment purposes. When they talk to Danny & she just happens to have a lead in South Dakota, all of this is known. They already know where they're going. TV production is expensive & in order to keep it within budget they do not wait for Danny D to find a pick while they drive endlessly. They absolutely know where they're going & the TV crew is already there. That being said while the show is set up or FAKE & while they may know what's at a location to be picked (they may not know of everything) there is a genuine interaction between them & their clients. That is about the only part that is real.
I have seen every single episode since the first one. First of yes the camera crew might show up before they get there but it don't take long for trained camera crews to pull the camera out of the van and carry them on their shoulder. Especially these days. It's not the 80's anymore, cameras aren't as heavy as they used to be. Now the way you talk, there's a camera crew in side the house just before the door is even opened to greet them. Never seen that in all the years I've watched the show. Now they might open the door, ask if they don't mind the camera crew then ad lib a conversation around allowing them in the house and showing all the stuff, THAT Ill buy. But there is a car that follows and the first camera out of that car starts the filming. Not hard to figure out. I won't say that is it completely real in the fact yes they do have to work around a camera crew and probably asked allot to repeat what was said for what ever reason but no scripts are needed and being the fact they are on location who says they don't just throw away the tape of those that don't want to be shown? Most the show is about INTERACTION! So to blur the face just take away from all that.
Now you talk like the camera crew has been there for an hour and here's how I counter that. They don't have to be, they pull up first and only have to be there a couple minutes. Now lets say they are in the house when Mike and Frank show up. Why would there be that many X's. Stars sign a ton of X's because it's a contract for multiple years, endorsements, confidentiality, pay scale, insurance, hundreds of things THEY have to deal with. The person selling or buying, all they have to sign is a waiver to see their face. They don't make money off the show, they don't get endorsements. No ones out there buying a poster of Dave Pratman the man that sold Mike Wolfe the rusty clock. The first camera out the car starts the filming. Not hard to do. Some one answers the door THEN they sign a release (Not shown) to allow a camera crew at the house, the owner allows the crew in first THEN walks in with the boys. Upon this they initiate random conversation to make a legitimate sale as they make sure to try and not interact with the camera crew to much until it is time for the interview at the end as the Cam Crew has asked them how they are feeling and what they are thinking threw it as they are filming, it is then written on Q-Cards where they recite the lines to the camera and at the end answer the question, did you enjoy the pick and can they return at a later date?
Mean while there are 2 or 3 other cameras around taking shots for those "Before and after" shots" or just shots edited from before to create the before / after shots. And YES it is edited for entertainment purposes and why should it not be? It is a TV show.
So all that being said, is it fake, or is it reality TV with a little work around? Fake would entail everything about the show is scripted, like say Pawn Stars who have gone all Hollywood and USED to be a legit business. Everything is completely fabricated and only maybe the sale it's self is real. They don't say the person didn't call in first but they play it off like they didn't but above that everything is scripted where Chum Lee is the richest but always broke to make people think he knows what that's about and most the stuff you see is just garbage. Most people know that by now because face it, it's obvious. It is in fact the worst as well out of all the first run shows, not the spin offs and wanna be's though.
This show has allot of reality but is still TV so it has to be played off a little to make it feel like you are there with them as apposed to watching TV. So some deals have to be made on the fly and some tricks of the trade are done to make it more entertaining. BUT in this case it is a business they hope to run long after the show is canceled so unlike Pawn Stars only selling of the name brand is for endorsements and being the fact they are and their business IS an employee of History where PS is now more about selling endorsements and their business is only really open as a pawn store when they are filming the show.
Gas Monkey garage, yes they have fun for the camera but still legit, American restoration, legit, Cajan Pawn Stars worse then the original, Chrome Underground, Idk I think it's staged as hell, Counts customs legit buuUUUuuttttt they like to play with the cameras a little more then some and way less then others. All of which do have some prefab deals that production got for them and all of which stage a little because no ones life is that interesting when you are at a work place.
That's all I have to say about it. I'm gonna go finish my drink, cheers and fuck em if they can't take a joke LOL It's a fun show. Screw it. It's not as simple as it's all just TV, reality has to have some reality to stay reality, though some choose to stay more reality then others and yes the
Wow, you really have a problem with this show. Lol. Get a fing life.
I have a friend that saw them driving in the van when they were picking in the north east and even took a picture while waving. Soooooooo....
That woman on the pickers show is the most discusting repulsive thing I have ever seen. Her tattoos, are enough to make you want to puke, throw in her fat ass, her hair styles and choice of bizarre cloths and you have a freak. She must have something mentally wrong with her to do that to her body. If all women looked like her all men would be homosexual. They try to make you believe she works there, well she does not.
Actually "Roscoe" (VERY gay name, BTW) - speak for yourself. I do think Danni is pretty hot - I'd do her, and I'm betting there are millions of other viewers (male and female) who feel the same way. And she is into "bizarre clothes" not "cloths" you illiterate turd.
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First, Mike Wolfe is not "the brainchild of American Pickers" - which is how you start your highly questionable article. It's the other way around, and I'll let you sort that out. Hint: American Pickers did not fabricate Mike Wolfe.
The truth is somewhere between your "completely fake" treatise and "two guys rolling around in a Sprinter". All of these "reality" shows require hundreds of advance people, production crews, blah blah blah. Even if "Antique Archeology" existed as a store in bumfuk Iowa 10 yrs ago, and Mike and Frank ran the place with Danielle, and etc etc - that still wouldn't make more than a 1 hr PBS documentary. To get a weekly TV show suitable for eventual syndication out of it requires all kinds of manhours from all kinds of people. The first clue that any of the "reality" shows are not quite what they seem should be the presence of "writers" in the credits. Real life does not require writers - writers write, in this case scripts, for the "real people" to use to create the show. All the cut-aways are scripted, as are those witty quips like " We're pickers, and you can't make hay when the sun don't shine" or whatever. That's paraphrasing.
Yep - it's somewhat of a farce, at least on some level. But then anyone who watches television and doesn't realize that they're watching a "show" - deserves the single-wide they're sharing with their 90" LCD TV and their 3 kids from 4 woman. But all that said - these places and these people DO exist, and they did have a life pre-TV. I went to the "Gold and Silver Pawn Shop" many times before there was a Pawn Stars series. I live in upstate NY and the guys from "PIckers" most definitely did come through here in their Sprinter. Of course, it was announced on local radio weeks before it happened - and they were treated like celebrity (which actually, they really are) the whole time they were in the area. But this is America, and
Your an ASS and a LIAR. Friends were on the last episode. They had no idea Mike & Frank were coming by. Nothing set up. BTW, I hope Danielle sues the living shit out of you. Your rude and have no class...and I seriously doubt anybody from Hollywood approached you regarding doing any show. Fricking troll.
You are an idiot. You sound like someone that believes anything they tell you through the media...in other words a typical liberal. That Danielle slime bag is hideous.
Like I give a fuck what you think. I'm rich and somewhat famous and you are nobody.
Damn rite.who cares if it's real or staged. It's informative and fun. Beats the he'll out of Other shows like dating naked and honey booboo. Peeps get a grip. It's TV.
This guys a dick. We're all watching tv and don't need to be told everything is 100% real. I love watching the show and seeing all the old random stuff they show. it entertains me, and many people a lot. I hope American Pickers is on for a long long time.
And, by the way Danielle, you are soooooo fine.
Anyone who does business w these people is a fool. The show should be called "Grifters Come to Your Door to Steal Your Good Possessions for a Fraction of the Cost." Their faces are so greedy. All that BS about giving stuff a new home -- what a joke. What do people think when they see that their object is said to be worth multiple times more? Those so-called estimates are way low on purpose. People with any class tell sleazeballs like this to hit the road ASAP !!!
Yeah, it's called scouting. They drive around in a van looking them selves based on phone leads saving money in paying a shipper to charge for fuel, a driver, mileage and over all cost and save money by not paying a scouting consultant to keep an eye out for them. So in the end of it just as metal scrappers, home repair specialists, car dealers and many many other companies do, they get a lead, drive out there, and some times they just go blindly. and stay in cheap hotels for the night And that saves money. Same as many businesses through out the country and world do. Only they buy junk that is useful junk and resell it because junk can be a big business. Allot of people like old shit, it's not an Iphone, it's not obsolete because it's still collectible or usable. Not everyone sits in a factory or works at a desk all their lives, some people actually do other things and by using their own van it does save ALLOT of money.
And I know you might say "Oh but he makes so much" Yeah that is how you stay in business. Show being real or fake it don't matter, the fact they show it in a way that actually works is what makes it another lesson learned. Stop being a pessimist and learn a lesson.
If people went out driving a delivery van and staying in hotels to break even they would have no business and allot of that shit some one would be PAYING to get rid of, so they should be happy to be making money off it them selves. Then you got the FACT if they feel the person isn't asking ENOUGH they offer more and that is way more honest for business and personally I'd rather work with some one that would do that then some one that would know I was low balling myself and they just laughed all the way to the bank. Not everyone is a Liberal pecker, some of us understand the need to make money off these items and not to break even. See the key is, don't be a moron and you can succeed. Breaking even or just not making enough only runs a business to the ground. Which is what Liberal corporations do to businesses when they buy out competition so they can take a loss and get covered by insurance.
That is called abusing capitalism. And it makes for strange bed fellows and bad reputations. That is a bad thing.
They have a store to sell stuff, the people they buy from don't. Finding a buyer for something at retail value is extremely difficult. Any antique dealer, collector, pawn shop owner, etc. knows this. None of the sellers are forced to make the deals they do. They are all aware of the wholesale prices they are paid, and they know the difficulties of actually trying to sell their stuff on the open market.
This woman is not a Jehovah's witness.
John - I have no idea if you're correct or not about Danielle being a Jehovah's Witness. Frankly, I think it's totally irrelevant. I'm only writing to thank you for making one of the few literate comments in this long string of mangled language. I think what finally made me give up hope for mankind (until you came along) was the use of "defiantly" for "definitely". I would have thought it a typo, but it was in the midst of run-on sentence after sentence that made little sense and gave no respect to grammar or diction. I'm guessing that Rome was doomed the first time that someone called a Caesar a "dude".
I think think Danielle Colby-Cushman is really sexy and has a beautiful ass,I'll love to date her. As for the show I think its a good and very entertaining. It teaches you a lot about the history of old and vintage things you might have laying around in your house or garage. My question is why fake a show about picking,it's not like they go to peoples house and pick fights and argue with them. Like other reality shows do.
So you think its fake because mike workers for the production company and history chanel y? That makes me believe its real because its on tv.hm
I like the whole show; the crew because it films it and arranges for it and Mike, Frank, Danielle and the lady in Nashville because they have a nice energy and present things that are interesting as well as the people who sell to them and the country is always interesting to me.
I have a bachelors degree. I belong to MENSA the high IQ association and have worked hard all my life. I did not expect the show not to have writers, producers and directors as well as camera men and sound and lighting people. I don't consider that fake, I consider it is the way they communicate to all of us. I am 73. The older I get the more I value mercy and kindness and an open mind free of judgement, I enjoy the show. Keep it up.
"Reality TV" from it's beginning with shiwd like "COPS" doesn't have professional scriptwriters which got the networks content during writers strikes. It was an effort that proved popular in it's own right and turned a profit. And the rest us history. All the drama etc. comes ftom staging situations but it's a lot if ad lib without profesdional actors.Even the competition shows. Wolfe and Fritz both have brick and mortar shops and sell online. Pawn Stars also sell online. They are retail outlets. The staged situations are just for TV and for fun. Sorry if you thought the Kardashians wrre real, as well.
U r a jackass I've met mike and frank out free styling filming season 4 episode 27 and granted it's 4 vehicles showed them in a van another van with camera men towing a trailer with gear and another vehicle with production type folkes in it. The only other real difference is after they introduce themselves and u decide what u r gonna do u have to sign a few documents and they do it again. I don't think anyone us nieve enough to think there's some kind of magic camera and everyone knows u have to agree to b on tv before u r.
As far as Danny goes aside from the fact that it's roller derby there are pads involved I.E. Hip pads shoulder pads etc. She is also far from fat and much closer to sexy but your probably one of the 5 people outside of the fashion industry that thinks a beautiful woman should be 6 foot 6 and 75 lbs. Most real men like things like breasts those things on women's chests if they weigh more then 85 lbs and actual went though puberty properly because they werent sticking their fingers down their throat every time they ate more then 3 chips for dinner or just not eating for days on end. And they also have hips and curves that we as men are biologically hardwired to find sexy to further the human race. Hopefully u won't b procreating though....
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At the end of a pick at some farm house at an undisclosed location, I noticed they were all of a sudden passing by the Howard Plaza Mall in Wheeling, Illinois on Milwaukee Avenue where they were getting the truck washed at the far end of the day. Right next to Howard Plaza to the north is the Palwaukee Chicagoland Executive Airport for private airplanes. You can even see the Control Tower in one shot in the background.
Either they have a stored stash of these trucks about the US and fly private between picks or they are air lifting everything - crew, truck and all between shoots and shipping the picks back to Iowa in a separate truck.
Seems the cheapest is to buy a few trucks spread them geographically and pay grunts to drive them back to Iowa and to the next shoot and the boys and film crew fly between locations in a private jet.
START LOOKING AT THE LICENSE PLATE NUMBERS OF THEIR VAN...
So, if you thought they had two camera men in the back of the truck you are sad, why would this bug you, have your dreams been crushed. when a child,
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When I was young, about 12 in 1960 thru 1968, my parents and I use to drive the dirt roads of Nebraska raiding old abandon farm houses. the owners of the farms did care cause the stuff we found was as weathered as the old houses. my parents would bring this old furniture back to life and we still have it. the Pickers might inspire the new generation to appreciate what is old and the history behind them. Its an educational show of American history that has been forgotten by the new generations, and just maybe some item the pickers show that they have found might spark a "collectors " interest in the new generation, helping to preserve those items from our American past, and how our country existed and survived during the period when these items were an essential part of our culture and lifestyle. These old items were important stepping stones to where we are today. Like having a collection of the first mobile phone you could walk around with, up the newest tech phone available today, is a record of the history of the phone from that time on. we need collectors to help preserve our cultural history so newer generations can physically experience our past and our present, and all that went in between. Of course its a production because it takes time to travel all those dirt roads till you find that one old farm house that's holding an item from our past. I loved watching the show and those old rusty things they found and the potential for their history to be celebrated in the end. So get passed that production obsession you hold and look at what is really being provided about our American history and its educational value on our newer generations who have no memory on how it use to be! I have a kitchen cabinet from the dust bowl in Nebraska that was left in a farm house when the farmer had to leave his farm to survive and couldn't take it with him. I have to take care of it to make sure I preserve its history and importance to American history and Nebraska history. It has a story to tell about the struggle of our grandparents and the decisions they had to make that effect us today. Lets not let our children forget the past, because its important for them to appreciate what they will experience in the future, and their survival in America as adults. I like to think of the Pickers as those that are preserving Americas educational JUNK! Keep Junking, guys!!!!
It's a very good show. I hope this isn't true. But I have to say I do agree about Danielle. I don't think she's attractive either. All those tattoos and piercings are just downright sick. And she's so bossy you'd think she was in charge. I like the show but not Danielle.
Only thing that is fake is your journalism skills. Sounds like you just don't like the show, because you provide no evidence what so ever and personally I don't think K you've watched the show because they have talked about Frank being a fire inspector mo re than one time.
So what if it's fake? No one really cares, it's called entertainment. If you can't realize that Danielle has one of the finest asses on TV, all I can say is grow up, little boy. One day, if you're lucky, a full figured woman will share her booty with you and your life will be forever changed!
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Sure, its true but like yoi stated, its america. And regarding danielle, i fear you may be one pf the many sheltered, no experience having modern males who thinks a woman with a body like a 13 year old boy is attractive. Look at the mpdels, actresses, etc. From pre 1985 and u will see what a healthy male is attracted to,naturally. Bottom line is Danielle is a beautiful rubinesk lady but the religion thing. . . oh well, nobody is perfect. Especially with religion polluting so many people. Its entertainment.
I've been reading some replies and got to thinking, first, re: my comment on danielles possible religion, though i feel religion is generally embraced by fools,there aresome very good, well rounded, intelligent people that have faith. Im not referring to those few. And after some research, i think that danielle is probably one of the many who is now,with or without her beliefs, an intelligent, beautiful, person, partly due to being raised in a extreme religious home. Having nonsense forced on you can do one of two things, you eat it or you ? It and seek truths. That makes people grow and danielle seems to be one of the enlightened who search.and has a lovely womanly body that reminds me of a beautiful ex of mine from utah, angie who is a dead ringer 4 danielle, just blond. I lost a real woman in her and she has more than just physical attributes shared with danielle that made her strong and sexy. The body counts, but lasting sexy comes from within.
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Who cares if the show is real or fake. If you don't like it, don't watch it. Don't try and bring everyone else down because you have problems and didn't think of it first. Their successful because they used their brains and created a show that a lot of people find entertaining. Again, if you don't, you do not have to watch it.
Ok so why don't you go ahead and shut up until you get some proof, ok? Thanks.
Frank was not a fire inspector. He was a porn star performing under the name "Rusty Nail".
Do your research.
I have passed the AA van on the highway several times and both Mike and Frank were in it driving to a pick so to say they dont travel together is BS I have seen them do it several times Danielle is Hot and she has a youtube video and she is in no way fat so you need to re-Photoshop that picture back to her skinny self and as to your No production company ever commented on your web page they are smarter then wasting their time with your BS!! they actually have brains to not waste their time with a jerk!!
Entertainment!!!! That's why we watch! Keep watching & enjoy! I know I plan to!!!!
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I think it's a bit naive to believe that any television production doesn't require some level of "staging." Things aren't always what they seem. Working in the industry tends to take a lot of the magic out of it, but that's just the reality of television (and, for that matter, film, radio and theater). Perhaps the author is disappointed that "reality tv" isn't 100% spontaneous. The reality is that lighting, sound, camera angles, power sources and such have to be taken into consideration before the camera rolls. I enjoy the show, not because I think it's totally spontaneous, but because I find the things that are found, and their values, interesting. If you are looking to find true reality on television, watch the news, just pick your source carefully. And as a side note, it added nothing to the story to take a cheap shot at Danielle. Personally, I have a bigger issue with her tatoos than her weight but I can get past that. Once you reach a certain age, you realize that women tend not remain the way they were at 19, physically or mentally. I find her intriguing, not intimidating, as opposed to some of the other posters.
First off I'd like to state you dont provide evidence . Yes I do agree its staged but does that really matter. As a follow picker by trade , I fully support what mike did and thats fill a void in entertainment . ITS REALITY TV not Real Life and im sure everyone knows its pre planned but who cares. I watch the show when I can and enjoy it because it opens me up to new things , I'd otherwise wouldnt see and isnt that what TV is for. Yes I do agree that they should have more real episodes but thats the production companies call not yours. Also on the fact of Danielle , how dare you be so judging and then make it look like your some big shot who gets offered a TV gig which is probably a lie ( SHOW THE PROOF OF THE DEAL!) Oh wait you wont. Being mean about her shows your just jealous that they made it and you didn't. Great ideas aren't just thought , they are done. Your article overall wasn't that great but the part about Frank's past job does bring up a good point about safety. Thats probably your best part. Im a proud owner of American Brothers and I do travel around the country picking and people like mike and frank influenced me. Wasn't just them but they had a small part to play. So if the show isnt real well IM REAL and the show is apart of me is some ways . Honestly go make it or just break your dream because its sad you wrote this without any evidence btw its called freedom of information act. Use it!
Who ever says Daniel is a Jehovah s witness is not telling the truth witness do not get tattoos at least not after becoming a witness are do the kind of dancing she does
Ok, let's be fair and objective here. The show is staged, but there is some real ness to it. I've read multiple accounts of people that have been "picked". They arrange ahead of time, know roughly whats there and some prices. When they arrive its a caravan of vehicles. The actual buying is negotiated right there and some items are more spontaneously found right then, not talked about ahead of time. From what I've read, those picked seem to enjoy the experience and everyone on the crew is nice and friendly.
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Everything on TV is fake....I'll tell what's not fake, the fact that the toilets in Mike s house gets more gets more visits to its shit holes than this crap website!
Obviously your jealous get a life and you won't be.
The show is not very interesting - they make a big deal out of items that really are just junk - they over do their fake excitement - and all three of them aren't very likable.... They act silly and that skinny guy acts like a super sissy-fied !
There has to be a camera crew traveling with the American pickers --why do they not show them and the conversations via cell phone --- have to be contrived
WHAT!! I supposed next your going to try too tell me that the TV show from the 70s, Dallas was made up. That JR and Bobby were not real oil tycoons.
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I don't understand why you people do this you take a good show a try a say its fake I don't get it why can't yall just let people be and enjoy the shows thats are on
I do not believe it is fake , but I do believe that there is a camera crew that has to go with them and they should show them
I love the show , but you know you have to have a camera crew traveling with them, --- why not show them and make it more real and Daniel talking to them in the truck , and we see her ---give me a break
I wish the Show ---"American Pickers" would respond to my comments about the camera crew and the cell phone use on the show -- That would make it real for me and everyone else - what are they afraid of
Frank has talked about being a fire safety inspector and Danielle owned her own antique store for more than 10 years before it closed down. That's when Mike offered her a job at his store. Get your facts straight and get a life.
Now if only this fool had provided even a tiny shred of evidence rather than throwing out a bunch of baseless claims.
That show is just as fake as all the others on tv. The hepatitis queen is FUGLY, Frank is fat, stupid, and ugly, and the crones diseased Mike is as jewiish as it comes.
So you hate fat people, Jewish people, think people are stupid, and judge everybody that walks past you. OK, sounds like a personal problem. I have a suggestion: call Dr. Martin Goldberg, (586) 235-2928. He can help you talk through your issues.
Dude.... Who gives a shit. The show entertains and that is the entire point of television. Any idiot who actually think that this is all real is retarded. There is no such thing as reality tv once camaras appear its all over. Get a life we all know its staged and watch anyway. Now go fuck yourself
I dont know ,i just seen the two of them on Rt.70 in there van driving through maryland two weeks ago. I honked they waved.
Frank has got to get over being so damn cheap !! Mike is awesome and fair on pricing !! By the way, it is not ME and Mike, it is Mike and I !!!
American Restoration is a real business and they landed the TV gig because Mike Wolfe is a genuinely passionate collector or old bikes and memorabilia. His honesty is infectious and he is just a cool guy. Frank is a bit quirky, but he shares Wolfe's passion....and Danny D does like antiques...she had her own store in Chicago and her website sold products that were made from old things...she repurposed jewelry, etc. This pathetic article might as well just say over and over..."I am jealous of their success". Do these picks go down exactly as we see them on TV...of course not. Clearly they recreate the negotiations and they insert educational tidbits which make the show like a hipper version of Antiques Roadshow. Five or six million people tune in to each episode. So..the mental midget who wrote this piece is missing the big picture. It's entertainment. But it is a real business operating in Tennessee and Iowa. hardcore Pawn is pathetic and staged...American Pickers is not fake...it is just somewhat staged for the purposes of TV. Lighten up, poi dexter...and don't kid yourself into thinking you are blowing the lid off of all these TV scams. The average American viewer understands what these shows are doing...yet they choose to watch anyway. The person who wrote this likely watches Brady Bunch and Different Strokes reruns and owns rooms full of Florence Henderson and Gary Coleman gear.
Sweet pickin, buddy. But you could just use a Kleenex and get the job done. So sad how the Internet spawned people like this who think they have a talent for writing. McDonalds is always hiring.
There's a big difference between being fake, and doing some advance work and searching to lower production costs. I don't think the show is fake at all, they just have to do some pre-production work because it is A TV SHOW TOO! I am far more dubious about the writer of this article than I am about the show. The writer seems mean spirited. Danielle makes no bones about being in burlesque, and transitioning from burlesque to office manager of an antique shop hardly takes an MBA. Why the writer has a stick up his butt about the trials and tribulations of someone that has weight issues seems to be a personal problem he has. Deal with it schmuck.
Love the show --- but why do you not be honest and show the camera crew traveling with these guys --- it would make it more realistic --- obviously Mike and Frank are not running the camera-- that's all I ask --and Daniel talking to them in the vehicle -- while she is in the store --- give me a break
I dont know where you get this idea but I wont be an idiot and ridicule on it.. What are your sources? Proof? I mean anything on tv should be questioned but what I will say is danielle is a pretty girl, the roller derby girls are pretty tough girls if you ask me by the way, the tattoos just add to her character.. personally I like tattoed women but thats a prefrence not many peoplelike tattoos but thats okay thats a PREFRENCE, dont just assume a person is fake just cause...
You're dumb as fuck, your articles are dumb as fuck, and you don't know what the hell you are talking about. Please stop trying to bring people who are above you down to your level. Piece of shit.
I wasn't sure what to make of the show so I began to look online for reviews. Whoever wrote this article is a shitty writer. I mean nothing of the content, although the personal attack on Danielle was unwarranted. It is a poorly written article; poor sentence structure; poor grammar; poor thought development. I simply cannot take you seriously.
Who is this guy anyway? 1st of all, I think someone told him, too early, that Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, didn't exist. Now he's out too try to ruin everyone else's lives. I feel sorry for him. 2nd, I'd love to break his flippin nose for speaking of a woman the way he did about Danielle. Not because it was her. But because he apparently has no respect for women. It is his right, as an American, to his opinion, and I respect that, but to speak of, to, or about women as he did publicly, is just low class. I respect his rights, but I have no respect for him. (Respect is earned...NOT a right)
I'm curious at to what your sources are for this, Have you actually gone out on a pick with Mike and Frank and seen first hand what you claim to be the truth, that they do not travel together in a Mercedes Sprinter and that they travel separately with hair, wardrobe, makeup and camera trailers following them? Who is that getting out of the truck when they pull up to a stop? Sure looks like Mike and Frank to me.
Now, if you can provide photographic proof of your claim, I might think differently, but do you REALLY expect us to believe what you say, carte blanche, just because you believe it to be true? Do you really think that we're all so dumb that we'd believe what you said is true just because you believe it yourself? One thing that people seem to have forgotten is that behind every argument must be proof. You can't make a claim without backing it up with cold, hard evidence.
Until, and unless, you can do that, and by the way, I don't appreciate the way you disrespect Danielle, I will take what you say with a very LARGE grain of salt. Show us photographic proof of your claim and we'll believe you. Until then, this is nothing more than a wild conspiracy theory, constructed, perhaps, out of some kind of jealousy that these guys have a pretty cool job of going out there looking for cool junk in people's barns, attics, homes, etc. And yes, Frank being a former fire inspector, I would be alarmed and appalled at what I see them going into, but since he is out of the jurisdiction of where he used to work, he can do little, if anything, about it and anyway, he no longer works that job. I'm sure some part of his mind is thinking about what he sees when he walks into an obvious hoarding situation (I would), but it's not his job anymore to call people on that kind of thing.
So leave well enough alone and enjoy the show. I've learned a lot about things I grew up watching my mom collect and that she still has and that are probably quite valuable by now. We bought them for next to nothing back when you could do that kind of thing, but thanks to shows like this and "Antiques Roadshow", people are far more aware of what they have in their closets, attics, barns, drawers, etc. Inflated prices of antiques reflect that these days. It's getting too hard to bargain hunt at antique stores anymore. Even at yard sales, prices have gone up considerably. Just the nature of the beast, I suppose.
Anyway, I don't believe a word of what you assert to be the truth, not until I see absolute, photographic proof. Until then, it's nothing more than a wild eyed conspiracy theory. Thanks for listening.
"Wow !!!! So much chatter over NOTHING. I have NEVER written on one of these comment forums, but all of this amazes me. People will argue over the dumbest things. Nothing more than an indicator of priorities in our declining society. So many experts with nothing more than OPINIONS. Just like the US News Media. Sensationalism and drama abounds ! Hell, many of these comments are just as entertaining as the reality shows. THESE SHOWS ARE MEANT TO BE ENTERTAINMENT FOLKS ! I love seeing all the "old stuff ", especially the cars and motorcycles. Gets me all excited ( I suppose some jerk will misconstrue my meaning of this word too - hey whatever gets your jollies off ) wishing I could find a honey hole like that and be in a financial position to make offers. Were all these items and their owners fabricated also ? I think not. So it's NOT totally fake. Some of the featured " junk " owners are entertaining in themselves. Some are real characters. It's no different than all the "make believe movies" that so many of you commenters thrive on, coming out of Holly "real" Wood. I see NO difference. Celebrities are getting wealthy by honing their craft of "pretending". Then they are placed on God like pedestals as though they are more than human. That doesn't seem to bother anyone as much as the Reality Shows doing the same things. TV wrestling isn't fake either ? Interesting. It's ALL scripted Folks ! No matter how one feels about any of this, who gives a flying crap. Watch the entertainment or not. It is everyone's choice ( like several reasonable people wrote here ). The open minded compromising people who understand the reality of any "reality show" and enjoy them anyway get my vote. The closed minded complainers should keep all their negative hurtful remarks to themselves, since I doubt they themselves are as perfect as they would like to think they are. I certainly do not need another person to expose what is real and what is not for me. Most of us can do our own deciding without dumb articles as the above one, or negative personal attacks on individuals. Could some people be jealous ? BTW, it HAS been mentioned about Frank previously being involved in Fire Inspections and equipment during the show because I heard it with my own ears. That is one of his areas of interest. Regardless, so what ? Whether Danniele is attractive or not, or contributes to the show is up to the viewing individuals to decide. It is my right and privilege to feel that Danniele definitely is attractive in her very own way. What is ugly to one is beautiful to another - who gives a shit. People need to grow up. Everyone is different and entitled to their own opinion. I wonder how many of the negative commenters here believe everything they read on the Internet, as with the above article ? Now that's funny. Get real ! LMAO. Life is nothing more than a passing circus parade so enjoy it while you can. Many people have always told me that I'm not "right", but I bet I am happier than most writing on this comment session. Carry on shallow people. PS - you are all welcome to make whatever comments about what I wrote because I won't be viewing any of this again anyway. Just not worth it.
Shut the fu ck up triumph t whatever the fu ck ur name is you have to much time on ur hand if u think Danielle is hot you probably want to fu ck mr peanut up the ass
you do alot of talking but nobody can understand a fuckin word you are saying so shut the fuck up dumbass!
Er...American Pickers is Entertainment, of course it is staged...they would waste lots of production staff time by just bowling up unannounced at every location...relax and enjoy.
the production companies that represent these programs probably won't comment because you are a joke. I bet you are one of those who say 9/11 was a conspiracy..
of course it's fake.. nobody would pay money for the garbage they show
Why would AMERICAN Pickers drive a Mercedes???
Fu ck u frank mike and the whore named Danielle hope all u thieves rot in hell
You make a living attacking people, they make a living entertaining in a delightful wholesome way. You seem like someone who steps on the necks of others to make yourself feel tall. So pathetic.......
FYI the Amperican Pickers came to my grandfathers home and did a show there are it WAS NOT STAGED. I actually know them personally and yes they even travel together in the same van. Wow ha
This is complete bullshit. Items, featured on the show, are sold through History Channel website:
Bloggers have stated visiting the physical stores, and reported seeing (and PHOTOGRAPHING) antique items with prices:
They do have an ebay presense, and have both sold AND PURCHASED antique items:
Spreading lies and disinformation is morally reprehensible. How about people work towards a better society, rather than flinging bullshit conspiracy theories in an attempt to convince everyone to be mindless idiots.
Yeah, it is easy to see that most reality shows are fake. I have to admit Daneille is sexy.
I accidentally found this when i was searching for Danielle, you are totally right she has a big booty, and you are totally right that it is staged in many ways, but i seriously don't get why you would make a website like this? any person with an IQ below the average, would still! have been able to conclude what you are making a big deal out of, "Master i Figured it Out it Must Be Fake Because they cant travel these distances without cutting the scenes", and seriously who the fuck would travel all across America in a fucking sprinter? if they had a greater option, that doesn't make your ass hurt, who the fuck cares if they don't travel in the same car? i could go on but rather not, what i'm trying to say is.
You are the type of American i disgust, you haven't even written about all the great history lessons the show gives others by watching it!
you should ask them to hire you to drive their sprinter! you are no good for anything else.
If it is a fake show, its entertaining, I enjoy it...its great knowledge about thing I've never seen or knew about.....by the way, Danielle is pretty damn beautiful, and I love her phat ass, she wears it well...so regardless of what a person may think...she great for the show and it would be nice to see more of her.... #salute to the #americanpicker two thumbs up from me
danielle has been rode hard and put away wet!
YOU have a choice - Turn the channel over - you don't have to watch it !!!!!
I've been picking and selling stuff for years and these guys, without the TV show, would be broke spending the money they do on genuine JUNK… Who would buy half a sign??? Some of the stufff they buy doesn't even qualify as junk…
Of course it's fake and scripted its a television show! It supposed to be entertaining and it is. You sound like a very small minded and bitter little boy Russel. One more thing, what would the west coast know about truth ? Isnt everything phony in California for crying out loud? LMFBO!
The heart of the show is guys looking at and buying cool old stuff from private collectors. And as far as I know, that part is still real.
Real sellers, real locations, real stuff.
So I can live with other things being staged.
I'm not that bothered with the fact that the main characters might not even be professional pickers outside of the show.. as long as they actually pick stuff in the show, that's good enough for me.
The parts that bug me the most is that they flat out hire actors, like Danielle, who don't actually do anything, they just pretend to.
But I'm not at all bothered by the fact that locations must be selected in advance. That's just the way TV works. When you have a film crew and drive to a distant location, you want to make sure that the place is interesting and that people will be home when you get there..
I've never heard so much CRAP in my life. In the first place it's Danielle's business. what she wants to look like . l bet most of those who put her down are real slobs their selves . any show that's on tv is orchestrated and managed by others but you watch them just the same. l don't care what they pay or why they buy things, l enjoy the show and have a request in for them to come to my house to buy some of my junque. As far as the camera crew is concerned,, where should they be besides behind them . it's just like any show you like to watch , you watch it anyway. My opinion is if you don't like it, don't watch it and keep your opinion of it to yourself . l guess some people cant find anything constructive to do, so they just sit around and bitch and gripe about what they don't like. Can't they find something they like to talk about. As for me I know things aren't always what they seem ,BUT NEITHER IS LIFE. l'll continue to watch and enjoy them. l'm sure there's more people out there that watch and enjoy them than there are those who don't . If we all did our thing and let everybody else do theirs we would all be happier.
WOW Fake No kidding. You must be a genius. It's a television show. Why would any one believe that everything on a reality show is the absolute truth? There's money involved in the production of a show and to expect an operation that traverses across the continent as well as overseas to blindly approach a potential client / hoarder / collector on the off chance that he or she might be possibly interested in participating (not to mention the fact that they may not even be at home) is ludicrous. I'm sure that some 'finds' may be staged and even at that it's not at all surprising due to the fact that in many collections, a lot of the things from the past are just not appealing or in worthwhile condition to procure. That being said, there are certain things which must be 'planned' in advance for this series to proliferate and to continue successfully in the industry. Remember this is entertainment and to take it beyond that is largely a fallacy and that being "exposed" as a fake is not as big a deal as some people make it out to be. I'm just happy for the guys that they've made it and in a field where there is far more failure than success. The one thing that did bother me was your slight at Danielle's appearance. While not knowing you or her for that matter, it seems in really poor taste (I used this cliche because the alternative comes across as coarse) for a man to make such comments. A real writer would not use it to try to justify his prose as to why the show American Pickers is a fake.
I watch this in Scotland and don't give a shit if its fake or not. I love programmes like these including Down East Dickering and Ghost Town Gold. Are they all Fake ?
You are talking about normal down to earth American citizens who have taken a life time to collect these artifacts and are very proud to show them off. I live in Scotland but my twin brother lives in Michigan and I have been across a few times and fell in love with American culture especially what I like to call "The ordinary people"
American Pickers is exactly the kind of programme that I enjoy watching because of the Ordinary People. To me its not fake. Are the Ordinary People actors ? NO !!!
Next you will be telling me that COPS, Dog The Bounty Hunter and The First 48 are fake aswell.
all of tv is fake
Hi Biggo Cox
The First 48 is real Dude. We are on Season 16 here in Scotland and I have watched every single episode since Season 1. I'm addicted to it. I have watched 256 episodes and have been gripped by every one of them. Just started watching Down East Dickering over here and can't see any reason why this is fake.
American Pickers ? Starting to think about this now !
Is it fake ?
Thanks for the 2 replies I got. Obviously not man enough to get them posted on this site and just sent me them. FAGS !
I don't know how fake the show is or isn't but everybody I know thinks Danielle Colby Cushman is HOT! You appear to be in the minority about your opinion of her, maybe you're wrong about the show too.
I thought the article was funny, but these comments I've read are even funnier. 99ways you must be the biggest loser on the planet to have so much time to comment on something that means so little, really, get a fucking life! Any of you who think Danny is hot, well all I can say to that is to each their owns. I've seen hotter. She must be doing her own make up. Yikes! As far as the show being fake WHO CARES!!
Your crazy the show is not fake they came to st louis mo to shapiro metals and bought stuff i know the owner and it is real
Really.... You mean they allow faked stuff on TV. Want to watch some real made up actors and lies just watch any major news outlet for the last 40 years. 95% of the crap on tv ismade up. Who the hell would want to see the truth anymore.Certainly not the majority of Americans that buy and support the rag magazines that the grocery store sells to idiots every week so they can see which Hollywood "star" is distraught this week. Americans need to get a life.
What I'm wondering is:
1. Where's the proof all these shows are "fake", all I've seen is the contrary. Someone who was actually on one of these shows and wrongfully fired maintains there's nothing fake about it.
2. What kind of no-life loser would waste so much time and presumably money, on something like this? Let's say these shows ARE all indeed fake... so what? Do you think you're making the world a better place or something? GET A LIFE
Fake? No way. All dumpster divers and scroungers drive around the country with a camera car next to their van and a full on film crew standing behind them when they stop off and "randomly" ask some old country bumpkin if they can rifle through his sheds and attics. How could anyone even wonder for a second if the Pickers is fake?!
That show makes me sick and the scary thing about these "reality" shows is when will they end? When one of them dies? When some one shoots them for trespassing. How many times can you watch these two who get paid by the Sponsors of this show weasel and barter and burn these "random" picks? FuckinA lets move the fuck on people. NEXT! Let me ask everyone something, does ANYONE know ANYONE WHO EVEN KNOWS OF SOMEONE who has ever had these two show up and ask to go through their shit? No. Because its all scripted people. It's TV for Godsake. Do you know how hard it it would be to actually follow two guys around like this all day until they found something worth talking about, much less worth money?!
People who like these shows and don't care that they are fake have no intelligence to insult.
i like it,so what!..... tell me whats real today on t.v. ???,dont like the show ,dont watch it then!
Yes it is fake. I have a friend who says he has known Mike for 20+ years. When there is not enough material for a show, the Pickers get some of their stash finds and "plant" them into a place. Then the TV crew films it, like its a new pick. TV must sell advertising. The only way to do that is to keep it interesting. Life is interesting but not all the time. Therefor they have to "create" their own when things are slow. Fake.....very much so. Havent watched in over a year. Not to mention, they have caused prices to skyrocket on everything. They suck and so does the show.
What an incredibly mean-spirited article. The simple fact that you made such insulting, rude comments about a woman, a mother and hard working person to only suggest that her derrière is too big for TV shows your meanness. FYI, Danielle is a magnificent woman and a fabulous personality.
How Mike and Frank get from state to state is really unimportant. Their formula, their format and their personalities are what work.
Your writing leaves much to be desired. To even call you a writer is SUCH an insult to all journalists, writers, bloggers and grafitti artists.