This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner's land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind - and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.
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Cheap Pick 08x09
The guys are blown away when legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen opens the doors to his private rock'n'roll warehouse. Mike and Frank scour a log cabin village museum and go nuts for some cast iron erotica. John's Wisconsin property is packed with great stuff but he's attached to every single thing he's got.
Hometown Pickin' 08x08
In Illinois, the guys follow a trail of junk and find themselves waist deep in Kenny's ragtag collection. He's got two massive hangars full of treasures but doesn't want to part with any of it. Later, they meet Dale whose stockpile has grown so large he keeps it in an old school. There the guys find a pair of muskets that could be centuries old. Then, in Mike's hometown of Joliet, the guys uncover one of the most eclectic collections they've ever seen.
California Kustom 08x07
Mike and Frank pay a visit to Grizzly Adams actor Dan Hagerty's treasure-filled California home. Mike and Frank get behind the wheel of the original Batmobile and drive off with a rare piece of television history. Later, the guys uncover a rare camel ride but owner Sean's prices are through the roof.
California Gold Mine 08x06
Freestyling in Los Angeles, Mike and Frank tail a vintage steam car to an auto shop where they uncover an acre of unbelievable junk. Packed with oddball artifacts, the guys stumble upon a salvage yard turned prop shop. Later, the guys meet Cecil, a man who has built himself a rustic little Western town and filled it with amazing stuff.
California Streaming 08x05
With a gleaming airstream trailer in tow and a buyer lined up, Mike and Frank hit the road to California. When the deal falls through, they find themselves in hot water until a rare opportunity leads to an awesome trade. Like a Hollywood back lot, Guy's jaw-dropping collection includes an entire village built from scratch. It's the pick of a lifetime where every building is packed with classic cars and vintage movie memorabilia. Mike and Frank get first crack at a lifetime collection that includes the biggest collection of leather aviator helmets they've ever seen.
Ladies Know Best 08x04
Frances loves collecting, but hates selling. Her upstate New York barns are packed with amazing stuff and she hasn't gone inside them for decades. The guys pick a closed-down family resort and after raiding the disco bar, they try making a deal. Technically, everything is for sale. However, owner Marylou won't get out of her car and threatens to take off if she doesn't like their offer. Charlie's awesome collection spans generations, but the barns and outbuildings that house it are all falling down. The guys dive in to salvage what they can but barely scratch the surface.
Haunted Honeyhole 08x03
Packed to the gills with unusual mantiques, Dave's two-story farmhouse is rumored to be haunted. In upstate New York, Dennis' vast collection includes rare toys and a pristine set of vintage Beatles bobbleheads. John is desperate to clear out his jam-packed property but his 11-year-old assistant is a tough negotiator.
The Million Dollar Mistake 08x02
On an extraordinary property in upstate New York, Frank unearths a vintage Harley Sportster. Later, the guys meet up with Nat and Helen who after a lifetime of cruising for automotive memorabilia, are revving up to sell. During a backstage delivery in the Big Apple, Frank takes a wrong turn and makes a surprise cameo appearance on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.
The Doctor is In 08x01
While freestyling in Wisconsin, the guys stumble upon a futuristic 50-foot scrap-metal fortress called the "Forevertron." They meet it's designer, Dr Evermor who tells them it's meant for intergalactic travel. They also discover his collection of spare parts which are out of this world. Later, during a swing through Michigan the Pickers discover a general store that has been closed for 60 years. Its vintage inventory is completely intact and the new owner Charlie is ready to make a deal.