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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Off the Road 09x13
Mike and Frank get off the road for a behind-the-scenes look back at their most memorable moments together. Along with Danielle, they've put together a retrospective of their dustiest adventures, most amazing discoveries, favorite characters along with some early, never before seen footage of Mike and Frank picking.
Grin and Bear It 09x12
The guys are winging it in Texas when the automotive gods come through with two once-in-a-lifetime picking opportunities. Later, Mike and Frank uncover a mega stash that includes a meteorite and a room full of branding irons. Down the road, the guys go hog wild for Bear's sprawling junkyard, but the tough Texan is reluctant to sell anything to a pair of Yankees.
Louisiana Purchase 09x11
The guys are freestyling in Louisiana when Frank spots an alien spaceship emerging from an Airstream trailer. Later, Mike's honest approach wins over a tough-as-nails negotiator. A local historian owns an abandoned cotton town and all the treasures in it. Meanwhile, back in Iowa, Danielle prepares to unveil her secret renovation project.
Going Hollywood 09x10
Jackie "Hollywood" unveils his incredible Staten Island body shop art gallery. A Pennsylvania couple has filled two sprawling warehouses with their mammoth collection. Back in Iowa, Danielle hauls a rare scooter to the garage for a pricey rebuild.
Reverse the Curse 09x09
Freestyling near Atlantic City, Frank confronts his bad car karma and takes a gamble on a set of vintage wheels. At Harry's sprawling New Jersey junkyard, the guys uncover a flying saucer and a larger-than-life Popeye. Back in Iowa, the team awaits the appraiser's verdict on Frank's road-worthy 1963 Cadillac.
Traders of the Lost Parts 09x08
With Civil War relics and bargain basement prices, the guys scour an extraordinary New Jersey collection. After years of searching, Mike finally zeroes in on a rare 1911 Harley motor he needs to complete a rustoration project, but there's a catch. Later, housed in a small-town church, Dave's heavenly stockpile features retro relics and unbeatable prices.
Bad Mother Shucker 09x07
In an awesome Arkansas auction hall, Mike does business with a fast-talking taxidermy deer. In a ghost town full of empty storefronts, the guys pick an old-school general store that's packed with merchandise. And later, while combing through a massive toy collection, Mike spies a retro billboard that could be worth a bundle.
White Knuckles 09x06
In Arkansas Mike tries to keep a poker face while bidding on a 1944 Knucklehead Harley. Later, a random freestyle stop leads to a mega pick honey hole. Back in Iowa, Danielle gets fired up over a gun appraisal.
Cowboys and Cobwebs 09x05
In Arkansas, Frank and Danielle pick a former trading post that's packed with awesome Americana. Later, Dr. Smith's family hospital has been shuttered for decades and it's filled with vintage medical curios. And finally, Cotton's roadside home looks like a rad junk shop but he's determined to hold on to every single piece.
Pinch Picker 09x04
With slim pickings in southern Florida, Mike and Frank finally stumble on a hurricane-ravaged barn. The guys scour a millionaire's awesome collection where they spring for a mysterious car part that may be worth a fortune. When Mike throws out his back, Danielle fills in and hits the road with Frank.
Deuce Digging 09x03
The guys hit the alleys of small town Illinois where Mike bids on the rusty frame of the most famous hotrod of all time. The guys get unprecedented access to a family's dusty collection. Mike and Frank agree to invest some serious coin in a legendary restoration project.
Step Right Up 09x02
In Florida, Mike and Frank get VIP access to an authentic retro sideshow where they meet the Wolf Boy and a world champion sword swallower. Later, the guys get junk drunk at a former pawnshop owner's jam-packed property. And, at a Tampa museum, the guys get some great news about a carnie artifact.
The Royal Risk 09x01
In South Florida, the guys gain access to Bill's massive stockpile. Then Mike falls for a century-old Royal Pioneer motorbike but balks at the mammoth price tag. Later, the guys assemble a custom Chopper in five minutes flat. But Mike's love affair with the Pioneer bike throws off his game until he prepares to blow the biggest wad of cash he's ever spent!