American Pickers


American Pickers
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 treasures 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.

Genre: Documentary, Reality

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  • Watch American Pickers Season 8

    • Episode 82

      Full Steam Ahead

      aired: Wed, Oct 30, 2013

      After a monster tractor joyride, Mike and his brother Robbie seal the deal on a series of oversize mantiques.

  • Watch American Pickers Season 6

    • Episode 1

      1. The Royal Risk

      aired: Mon, May 27, 2013

      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.

  • Watch American Pickers Season 5

    • Episode 14

      14. California Gold Mine

      aired: Mon, Feb 18, 2013

      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.

    • Episode 13

      13. California Streaming

      aired: Mon, Feb 11, 2013

      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.

    • Episode 12

      12. Ladies Know Best

      aired: Mon, Feb 4, 2013

      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.

    • Episode 11

      11. Haunted Honeyhole

      aired: Mon, Jan 28, 2013

      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.

    • Episode 10

      10. The Million Dollar Mistake

      aired: Mon, Jan 21, 2013

      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.

    • Episode 9

      9. The Doctor Is In

      aired: Mon, Jan 14, 2013

      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.

    • Episode 8

      8. Woody the Woodpicker

      aired: Mon, Dec 17, 2012

      While in Michigan s Upper Peninsula, the guys stumble upon Woody the woodcarvers 80 acre property which features a Finnish sauna, an art gallery outhouse and a 100-year-old barn that s packed to the rafters.

    • Episode 7

      7. Dial F For Fritz

      aired: Mon, Dec 10, 2012

      Out in Washington State, Mike and his brother Robbie stop off for a quick freestyle and come across a 1915 Harley. Later, the guys pick a collection that s three generations in the making and find an antique bear trap that could be worth up to $6000.

    • Episode 6

      6. Full Steam Ahead

      aired: Mon, Dec 3, 2012

      After taking a joyride on a rare 100 year old monster tractor, Mike and his brother Robbie take to a property packed with amazing steam engines and rusty relics.

    • Episode 5

      5. Substitute Picker

      aired: Mon, Nov 26, 2012

      With Frank too sick to go picking, Mike's brother Robbie scrambles to fill in at the last minute for the trip.

    • Episode 4

      4. Duke of Oil

      aired: Mon, Nov 19, 2012

      While visiting the `Godfather of petroliana,' Mike falls for a one-of-a-kind vintage motorcycle sign and must resist the urge to overpay for it.

    • Episode 3

      3. Picking Superheroes

      aired: Mon, Nov 12, 2012

      The guys pick a Pennsylvania warehouse and find a rare comic book that gets Mike's "spidey" senses twitching. Frank tries to negotiate for a vintage cigarette machine with a lifetime collector who is also a reluctant seller.

    • Episode 2

      2. Sturgis or Bust

      aired: Mon, Nov 5, 2012

      Danielle gets in way over her head when she splurges on the skeletal remains of a rare 1935 Indian Chief. Facing a huge loss on the bike, the guys dedicate $30,000 to its restoration with the plan being to sell it at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    • Episode 1

      1. Guitars, Guns, and Gears

      aired: Sun, Oct 21, 2012

      Mike comes across a 150 year old Martin guitar which just might be the big ticket item he s been searching for.

  • Watch American Pickers Season 4

    • Episode 27

      Guys and Dollhouses

      aired: Tue, Sep 4, 2012

      The Pickers visit Tom whose amazing collection of architectural salvage includes a vintage theater

    • Episode 26

      What's in the Box?

      aired: Mon, Aug 27, 2012

      At a folk art museum, Mike and Frank discover an attic and two barns that are overflowing with one-

    • Episode 25

      Danielle Goes Picking

      aired: Mon, Aug 20, 2012

      In Pennsylvania, Mike and Frank pick in some unique places including a funeral home and a prosthetic

    • Episode 24

      24. Train Wreck

      aired: Mon, Aug 13, 2012

      Mike and Frank pick in a house that s stacked to the ceiling with rare toys. Mike adds to his King

    • Episode 23

      Season 4, Episode 23

      aired: Mon, Jul 9, 2012

      To escape the BP oil spill, Tom moved his family and considerable collection to a motel in North

    • Episode 22

      Season 4, Episode 22

      aired: Mon, Jul 2, 2012

      With a massive property and a motivated seller, the guys pick Kentucky's Pioneer Playhouse where a

    • Episode 21

      21. Love `Em and Leave `Em

      aired: Mon, Jun 25, 2012

      A former Georgia boxer fights to keep a lifetime of stockpiled stuff but his wife is fed up. After

    • Episode 20

      Mama Knows Best

      aired: Mon, Jun 18, 2012

      Cruising the back roads of South Carolina, the guys stumble on an out-of-the-way property where an

    • Episode 19

      Season 4, Episode 19

      aired: Mon, Jun 11, 2012

      With an oversize collection of enormous steam engines, Gene's 17-acre North Carolina property is

    • Episode 18

      Duck, Duck, Moose

      aired: Mon, Jun 4, 2012

      Mike and Frank think they've hit the lottery with Dick's North Carolina warehouse. It's jam packed

    • Episode 17

      Season 4, Episode 17

      aired: Mon, May 21, 2012

      In West Virginia, the guys find an old general store that had a lot of Hatfield customers around the time of the legendary feud between the Hatfields & McCoys. There are a few artifacts with the Hatfields name, but are they authentic? In Eddie's Georgia garage, share his passion for items like toys planes, a go-cart, and a rare Harley frame and motor. And Jeff has a picker's playground overflowing with awesome stuff that he says he's ready to sell. But getting him to really part with some of it calls on the Pickers most persuasive powers.

    • Episode 16

      Season 4, Episode 16

      aired: Mon, Apr 23, 2012

      While cruising the back roads of North Carolina, the guys get a somewhat vague lead on the holy grail of motorbikes. The XAVW is a legendary masterpiece because of its detailing and unique components. Mike is determined to find it and puts pressure on Danielle to track it down. In addition, in Betty's sprawling warehouses, filled with a variety of stuff, the guys uncover everything from architectural salvage to an amazing military artifact. Also, Dale has an awesome junkyard and a noble cause. After gambling on a collection of Indian artifacts, Frank gets some jaw-dropping news from the appraiser.

    • Episode 15

      Season 4, Episode 15

      aired: Mon, Apr 16, 2012

      The guys make a return visit to fan favorite Hobo Jack's sprawling forest sanctuary in Illinois. But wading through his "junkalanche" proves easier than making a deal. In Chicago, the guys search for a big-ticket item as they scour a mammoth warehouse stacked floor to ceiling with stuff. Meanwhile, back at the shop, Danielle lines up an appraiser for a one-of-a-kind art cat whose ratty appearance is at odds with its staggering price tag. And along the Illinois back roads, Mike and Frank stumble on a former Dairy Queen turned pickers' paradise.

    • Episode 14

      Season 4, Episode 14

      aired: Mon, Apr 9, 2012

      With his wife by his side, a self-confessed Tennessee hoarder is motivated to clear out his jam-packed log cabin home, and the showstopper is a 1947 Harley Knucklehead. When a restoration junkie's gas pumps are off-limits, Mike changes gears and sets his sights on a horse. A robot collector's sci-fi man cave yields a mint-condition astronaut toy but the cost could be other-worldly. Mike and Frank get VIP access to former antique store owner Billy's ten storage buildings, some that haven't been opened in this century.

    • Episode 13

      Season 4, Episode 13

      aired: Mon, Mar 5, 2012

      Automotive aficionado Dale gets seriously cranked up over Mike's one-of-a-kind belly tank racer. But the negotiations could crash if the classic can't run leaving Mike out thousands of dollars. Freestyling in New Hampshire, Tommy's treasure-packed barn yields some incredible railroad relics. Mario loves his junk but says he's willing to negotiate, and after gambling on a very cool retro smoking toy, bundle-master Frank steps in to save the day for Mike. Bruce's jam-packed property is staggering and though he's reluctant to sell, Mike manages to pull the trigger on a rare folk art rifle.

    • Episode 12

      Season 4, Episode 12

      aired: Mon, Feb 27, 2012

      With a sprawling warehouse and overstuffed semi trailers, Kevin's New England property is a gold mine where Mike makes off with the Michelin man and then gambles on a rare collection of vintage pilot gear. A former racecar driver with an amazing collection of automotive artifacts, Big Bad Jess is a serious collector who says he's ready to sell. In Maine, Jim's barn is a sprawling Harley Davidson honey hole where the guys are tested with a mystery part that could save them some coin.

    • Episode 11

      Season 4, Episode 11

      aired: Mon, Feb 20, 2012

      Burning up the back roads of South Dakota, Mike and Frank get off to a great start in Jim's spectacular man-cave. But when he slams on the brakes, they switch gears to score a heavenly sign. Freestyling in Iowa, the guys take a chance at an old airport turned auto body shop where a retro car takes them back to the future. Packed with roadside relics, Norm's property features a jaw-dropping collection of vintage pedal cars but the guys soon discover he drives a hard bargain.

    • Episode 10

      Season 4, Episode 10

      aired: Mon, Jan 30, 2012

      Frank goes wild in Joe's garage. It's packed with vintage motorcycles and while Frank scores deal after deal, Mike's efforts sputter and stall. With his family hit hard by the recession, a prolific collector is eager to sell. The guys scour building after building but sometimes one man's junk is just junk. While Frank gets ready to go to his high school reunion and show off his restored Plymouth, Mike and Danielle visit a Virginia property that turns out to be a mega-pick. With jam-packed buildings and trailers, Bill's sprawling collection features Odd Fellows relics and a vintage guitar that may be worth a fortune.

    • Episode 9

      Season 4, Episode 9

      aired: Mon, Jan 23, 2012

      Since opening his second store, Mike's feeling serious pressure to fill up the van. He gets lucky while freestyling in Virginia with Danielle. A cold call pays off with a pink jukebox and the remains of a rare 1930s motorbike. While he proves to be a tough negotiator, Doug's well-manicured property is a honey hole of petroliana. Henry's trailer homes are packed to the gills with unusual collectibles and he's ready to make a deal. Danielle proves she's got a picker's eye. But back at the shop, Frank has a tough time tracking down an appraiser for the jukebox.

    • Episode 8

      Picker Man Blues

      aired: Mon, Jan 16, 2012

      Tricky Dick's Tennessee yard is littered with treasures, and though he isn't motivated to part with any of it, Mike goes hog-wild for a vintage pig ride that could be worth some serious coin. Once a legendary Mississippi radio station, Mike and Frank visit a sprawling small-town museum steeped in music history. A tough negotiator who doesn't like to sell, Phil's ramshackle building is packed with salvaged gems. But with the roof caving in, the guys hatch a strategy to make sure everyone wins before the building collapses.

    • Episode 7

      Season 4, Episode 7

      aired: Mon, Jan 9, 2012

      With a Noah's ark of exotic animals, the guys visit a Maine taxidermist where Mike gambles big money on a huge elephant head. Danielle's search for a pachyderm-loving buyer leads to a wheelin' and dealin' rock'n'roll legend. Building collector Bill loves a good joke but his prices are no laughing matter. George's Maine marine features great prices, even better stories, and everything from maritime collectibles to a bejeweled antique hotdog steamer. The rock'n'roll legend is a collector himself. He's a tough bargainer with a couple of items to trade up his sleeve.

    • Episode 6

      Season 4, Episode 6

      aired: Mon, Jan 2, 2012

      Danielle turns up a good lead she's been working on for months. When Mike tells Frank let's pack up for a trip to South Dakota, Frank says he can't. He's secretly going to his 30th annual trip to the legendary Sturgis motorcycle rally, but says he'll cover the shop. So Mike takes Danielle, first to Dollar Dick's, a tough-minded auction aficionado whose yard is covered in rusty gold. Next, they happen upon what looks like a tourist trap, but the 1880s ghost town pays off with a speed pick in a pair of treasure-filled silos that turns up some unusual items. Finally, they get to Dave's amazing automotive collection where Mike spies a sexy belly tank cycle car with classic Hollywood history.

    • Episode 5

      Season 4, Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Dec 26, 2011

      While Mike and Frank pick the back roads of Minnesota, they challenge Danielle to sell a ten-foot fiberglass cowboy boot that's been gathering dust for over a year. After a lifetime in the demolition business, Fast Eddie has tons of unusual oversize treasures. A great lead gives the guys first crack at a treasure-packed farmyard estate sale. Ted's garage is filled with awesome mantiques and Mike goes into overdrive when he climbs into the rafters and discovers a honey hole of rare bicycles.

    • Episode 4

      Season 4, Episode 4

      aired: Mon, Dec 19, 2011

      Hoping to score big on the East Coast, Mike and Frank make stops in Virginia, DC, and Maryland, and are delirious when they find themselves waist-deep in a treasure-packed machine shop. Harry's property is wired for maximum security and once the guys gain access to his amazing vault, Mike makes a high-stakes gamble. Driving off the beaten path, the guys run across a quirky artist with a wacky sense of humor and a sprawling Virginia property packed with funky collectibles. After wading through building after building, Mike pounces on a one-of-a-kind feline with an impressive pedigree. Featuring the mother lode of "petroliana," Mike and Frank scour a defunct Maryland oil company where everything is for sale. Tim is hoping to make some money to revive a vintage local beer and the guys are determined to help him clear out some of his unique mint-condition inventory.

    • Episode 3

      Season 4, Episode 3

      aired: Mon, Dec 12, 2011

      Looking for roadside relics in West Virginia, the guys pick an Appalachian village museum where Mike ups the ante to score a rare retro motor. The museum's octogenarian owners--The Perrys--have never sold anything before, and after sealing the deal on an odd electric peacock, Mike makes his move. In Nashville, Danielle is unimpressed with the pool of quirky candidates she's met to manage the new store. Dave's Ohio storefront is filled with cool bikes and scooters but his business plan is more show than sell. With every room packed to the gills, a father-and-son duo open the doors to their staggering collection where the guys find a giant Goliath head that bears a strange resemblance to Frank.

    • Episode 2

      Season 4, Episode 2

      aired: Mon, Dec 5, 2011

      Mike and Frank are freestyling in Minnesota where they stumble on salvage operator Terry who has a staggering scrap yard. Everything is for sale, including a mother lode of retro signage. Next, coin-op kings Gary and John "say" they're ready to sell some of their vast collection of vintage arcade games. Frank takes a major gamble on some old school peep show coin operated machines. And retired twin brothers Steve and Tom open up their massive collection of toy cars and trucks. Danielle gets an appraisal on the peep show item.

    • Episode 1

      Season 4, Episode 1

      aired: Mon, Nov 28, 2011

      In Mississippi, Mike and Frank find what turns out to be a priceless, 65-million year-old dinosaur

  • Watch American Pickers Season 3

    • Episode 12

      12. 8th Grade Humor

      aired: Mon, Sep 26, 2011

      Determined to uncover a hidden honey hole, the guys are freestyling on their home turf in Iowa. And to keep himself entertained, prankster Frank has a few practical jokes up his sleeve. After the boys spot a rusty toy museum sign, lifetime collector George opens the doors to his heavenly collection. A former church turned personal showcase, the shelves are overflowing with vintage toys and George is in the mood to sell. The bearded charmer works his magic and the guys soon find themselves picking with a local history buff. As a fire marshal, John empties abandoned houses before burning them down! He's filled several outbuildings with salvaged treasures. Mike spots an item so unusual he's willing to take a huge gamble. In Des Moines, auction-addict Roger has a 3,000-square-foot mega-pick that's jam-packed with treasure that he's finally willing to sell.

    • Episode 11

      11. Motor City

      aired: Mon, Sep 19, 2011

      Driving through Michigan in a freak spring snowstorm, the prospects look bleak until the guys spot an interesting old Cadillac for sale. With their picking senses twitching, they stop to see what else is on the property. Frank falls hard for a deluxe Model A roadster. But to seal the deal, he's got to talk to the boss and she's not at home! Passionate about revitalizing Detroit's city core, Joel owns an entire neighborhood of 50 adjoining properties, including a 50,000 square foot warehouse that's jam-packed with cool cars, old signs and architectural salvage. It's a picker's dream and the guys dig deep to see what they can uncover. Collecting on a monumental scale, father and son duo Jerry and Jerry's 40-acre property includes a life-size model train town and over 1,000 classic bicycles. The only problem is they've got a hard time selling and their prices are frozen in time! After dropping thousands of dollars on the Model A, Frank faces the appraiser's verdict.

    • Episode 10

      Season 3, Episode 10

      aired: Mon, Sep 12, 2011

      The guys head to Michigan hoping to strike automotive gold in the heart of the America's car capital. Clearing the contents of derelict storage lockers, Brian's sprawling auction house is a picker's playground where Mike and Frank get junk drunk as they dig deep. The guys next meet Jim's awesome collection of original automotive advertising art. And Tony wants to thin out his collection of old car and gas station memorabilia. Hoping for a lottery-style return, Mike and Frank battle it out for a collection of motometers before uncovering two items, each with a jaw-dropping pedigree. And Mike makes a sweet deal with a museum curator to ensure that a rare piece of car history finds a permanent place of honor.

    • Episode 9

      9. Urban Cowboys

      aired: Mon, Sep 5, 2011

      Looking for picks in Texas, the guys see a sign for Gilley's Club, the honky-tonk club made famous in the 1980 film Urban Cowboy. Soon they're face to face with country music superstar Mickey Gilley himself who has a warehouse jam-packed with rare Gilley's memorabilia. Later, Paul's sprawling junkyard features a staggering amount of stuff. His grandson Pride takes the guys on an adventure, and when it comes to negotiating, young Pride proves he's tough. Gilley steers the guys north to a peanut factory where Jim has preserved all the big-ticket items from Gilley's, including a mechanical bull. But when Frank gets a load of the bar's original grand piano played by many a music legend, a potential deal is music to his ears!

    • Episode 8

      8. Frank's Pacemaker

      aired: Mon, Aug 8, 2011

      Thousands of miles from home, the guys are scouring the back roads of Texas desperate to find the big-ticket item that will make the long trip worthwhile. Just like his late father, Aardean is a funeral director who never throws anything away. And with everything from neon crucifixes to an embalming table with an incredible history, the guys are dying to dive in! On a mission to preserve the history of the telephone, Don's jaw-dropping personal museum includes over 200,000 rare items. Featuring room after room of vintage signs, toys and mantiques, Susan's suburban home is packed to the rafters with Americana. The good news is she's downsizing and everything is for sale, but the bad news is the guys still haven't found that big-ticket item. After touring Cecil's awesome vintage car collection, the guys get access to his "toy box." Making a series of great deals, Mike leaves Frank in the dust. That is, until the "bearded charmer" spots a rare scooter and makes his move.

    • Episode 7

      7. Pinball Mania

      aired: Mon, Aug 1, 2011

      The guys head to the Lone Star State, hoping to uncover a Texas-size honey hole. Once there, Mike and Frank dig through a huge outbuilding filled with dead coin-operated games (in the dark because the electricity was out). While they make an offer on a few rare gems, the owner struggles to let go of his grandpa's merchandise and all the memories that go with them. He steers the boys to a hangar-sized warehouse down the street where the guys discover the mother-lode of pop culture pinball machines. They end up at John`s jaw-dropping collection of rare motorcycles, bikes and even rarer parts. At first the guys go into overdrive, but when they realize nothing is for sale, Mike switches gears and comes up with a plan!

    • Episode 6

      6. Frank Bears All

      aired: Mon, Jul 25, 2011

      Mike and Frank are picking their way through Florida when they get a lead on a potential gold mine -- a five-acre property that's an automotive graveyard. The guys also visit an off-the-grid hangar-sized geodesic dome home where they discover two gems: a very rare piece of rock 'n' roll history and an unusual motorcycle sidecar. Mike's hunger for seafood lands them a chance pick through slot machines, vintage advertising, sci-fi movie props and taxidermy bears.

    • Episode 5

      5. Pandora's Box

      aired: Mon, Jul 18, 2011

      Mike and Frank are cruising around Daytona Beach, and while the sun is shining outside, the van reeks and the hunt is on to find out why. The guys stumble onto a street lined with abandoned businesses and fall head over heels for a girly neon bar sign. Barbara's bayou property is a pickers' paradise. Plus, Randy's suburban home is packed to the rafters with rare collectibles. But when the guys get a load of his prices, it's time to pull out all the stops.

    • Episode 4

      NASCAR Challenge

      aired: Mon, Jul 11, 2011

      In this special American Pickers/American Restoration/Pawn Stars crossover episode, Mike and Frank are in Arizona when Danielle calls about a high profile client with a tough deadline: Pawn Stars' Rick Harrison wants a particular model of a 1957 Chevy for his dad and gives the guys a one week deadline to find the rare car. After some dead ends, Mike and Frank finally find a car in need of considerable restoration. They arrange to meet Rick at Rick Dale's (American Restoration) shop where both Ricks can see the car and they haggle over the price. Can these tough negotiators agree on a deal?

    • Episode 3

      3. Airstream Dream

      aired: Mon, Jun 13, 2011

      On their first-ever trip through Arizona, the guys tap into their spirit animals to track down a lifetime picker whose property is packed with killer stuff. A real-deal cowboy with a serious poker face, Fargo's Wild West ranch is like stepping back in time. And, while picking behind a remote strip mall, a bizarre totem pole catches Mike's eye but it's an original Airstream trailer that renders him speechless.

    • Episode 2

      2. An Indian Reunion

      aired: Mon, Jun 6, 2011

      In Florida, Mike and Frank visit a hangar-sized barn full of treasures, owned by a couple of junkyard junkies who've been picking since 1948. An awesome circus property turned animal preserve features lions, tigers and bears among circus paraphernalia and a mysterious locked trunk. And while freestyling, the guys come to a screeching halt after spotting a zebra-striped vintage motorbike in a yard. The collection is an Indian's dream. A major score leads to an unlikely reunion at a vintage motorbike museum.

    • Episode 1

      The Possum Trot

      aired: Wed, Jun 1, 2011

      The guys are on an assignment that's 150 years in the making. The Gettysburg Museum asks Mike and Frank to help expand its collection by hunting down some hard to find Civil War items. It's a daunting task made even harder with a limited budget. Danielle gets things rolling when she sends them to a previous customer who's a Civil War buff. Frank scores a Spenser Carbine rifle. They next visit a collector, Keith, who doesn't want to sell, but they convince him to loan a rare Dog River Confederate sword to the museum. They also buy a Springfield musket and canteen. But their picking skills are put to the test when they spot a Union frock coat. It's at the top of the museum's wish list, but can they negotiate a sale and keep within the museum's tight budget? In addition, the guys experience a Civil War adventure when they sign up with a local re-enactment group. As Captains on opposite sides they go into battle, leading their respective troops.

  • Watch American Pickers Season 2

    • Episode 26

      26. NASCAR Challenge

      aired: Mon, Apr 11, 2011

      Mike and Frank get revved up about an awesome new client: North Carolina's NASCAR Hall of Fame. The curators have asked them to scour the country for relics that help tell the unique history of auto racing. But with their limited budget, they're under even more pressure to deliver. Their first stop is Tiger Tom's auto shop.

    • Episode 25

      25. Frank's Big Shot

      aired: Mon, Apr 4, 2011

      The guys are dreaming of a California mega score when they stumble upon a salvage yard that's been in a family for generations. The place looks promising...but the owner has never let anyone inside. Can Frank and Mike talk their way in? Later, Mike eyes a rare brass diving helmet that comes with a high price tag.

    • Episode 24

      24. California Dreamin'

      aired: Mon, Mar 28, 2011

      Cruising along the California coastline, the guys know they're in for something big. Mil Blair founded the iconic motorcycle magazine Easyriders and, for the first time ever, the legend is willing to sell some of his rare collections of motorbikes and memorabilia.

    • Episode 23

      23. The Possum Trot

      aired: Mon, Mar 21, 2011

      While cruising through South Carolina, looking for leads, the guys call an old picking contact and soon find themselves in Bill's main street hardware store. The family business has been operating since the 1880s and is filled to the rafters with century-old inventory. In the backwoods of Alabama, the guys are invited to the Possum Trot ?

    • Episode 22

      They Boldly Go

      aired: Mon, Feb 14, 2011

      Mike and Frank are out in Kentucky and on a different kind of mission. They're going to someone who needs their expertise to make his home unique. The owner is William Shatner, who gives Mike and Frank, both Star Trek fans, a very specific list. While Danielle looks for leads, Mike and Frank visit Thurman who has an amazing poster collection.

    • Episode 21

      Keep Out!

      aired: Mon, Feb 7, 2011

      Driving along the back roads of Tennessee in the early morning fog, Mike and Frank are brushing up on their Southern expressions when they spot an awesome property. Once they muster up the courage to ignore the scary "no trespassing" signs, the homeowner opens up his amazing collection of incredible "mantiques".

    • Episode 20

      Season 2, Episode 20

      aired: Mon, Jan 31, 2011

      Mike and Frank find themselves in a high-risk situation when they are chased by a crazy emu who roams a farm in Tennessee that the boys are picking. Once they've escaped from the bird they manage to rescue a much sought after fireplace fa ade. Danielle sends the guys to Frank Wolfe, who gives them a golden lead to a guy called Jerry Lotz.

    • Episode 19

      Season 2, Episode 19

      aired: Mon, Jan 24, 2011

      Mike and Frank head to Ohio and decide to make the trip a little more interesting by bringing along a cup dispenser from an old train station to trade with their clients, hoping to make some cash. They meet Will, the son of an auctioneer who has inherited a house packed with his dad's collection and is coming to terms with letting the stuff go.

    • Episode 18

      Season 2, Episode 18

      aired: Mon, Jan 17, 2011

      In upstate New York, the guys stop in at a sprawling treasure-laden farm with fourteen jam-packed trailers, the result of a lifetime of collecting by the late owner. His daughter needs to sell some of his things to help save the farm. Later, an eccentric mother-daughter duo sells their extraordinary 1856 home, an Underground Railroad site, and everything in it.

    • Episode 16

      16. What's In The Box?

      aired: Mon, Dec 20, 2010

      Mike and Frank visit a New York collector who's filled a train station with vintage cars, and although the cars are hot, the prices cool their engines. But the pick isn't as good as it looks until Mike finds a mysterious Italian trunk that hasn't been opened in 50 years...and though it's driving him crazy, he waits until he gets home to open it.

    • Episode 15

      Season 2 Episode 15

      aired: Mon, Dec 13, 2010

      After years of begging Mike and Frank to let her go on a pick, Danielle finally gets her chance. The three head out to visit a major collector with a barn full of hidden treasures. Next, Frank agrees to fill in for Danielle at the shop while she hits the road with Mike.

    • Episode 14

      Season 2 Episode 14

      aired: Mon, Dec 6, 2010

      While picking in Pennsylvania, Danielle sends the guys to Bushkill Park--a century-old amusement park that's seen much better days. Hoping to eventually renovate and reopen, owner Neil is motivated to sell just about anything. And, after stepping back in time and playing in the old funhouse, Mike spies a couple of rare vintage sideshow banners.

    • Episode 13

      Season 2 Episode 13

      aired: Mon, Oct 11, 2010

      Danielle is jealous when the guys take Mike's young nephew on his first pick instead of her. But 12-year-old Rhesa is thrilled, especially when the trio starts exploring Danny Bean's sprawling property. The pressure is on. And with junk piled to the rafters, and with expert tips from Mike and Frank, Rhesa dives in to prove his mettle.

    • Episode 12

      Season 2 Episode 12

      aired: Mon, Oct 4, 2010

      Mike dives into an amazing Michigan collection but Frank seems to have lost his picking mojo. The guys visit an incredible Wisconsin property that features a reconstituted vintage town. And, the only thing better than Ted's quirky small town gas station is his one-of-a-kind home where everything is for sale. .

    • Episode 11

      Frank Flips

      aired: Mon, Sep 13, 2010

      The guys are in Kentucky, and they're driving Danielle crazy. Whenever she comes up with a new lead, they toss a coin to decide whether or not they'll go. At their first stop, the guys pick the storage locker of a fellow picker named 2D. He not only has an eclectic collection but enjoys it from the comfort of his own hot tub, right in the middle of the storage unit.

    • Episode 10

      Laurel and Hardy

      aired: Mon, Sep 6, 2010

      Danielle has asked for a raise, but Mike and Frank delay a decision until they see how successful they are with the next trip she sends them on--through Kentucky. First they visit a serious collector who, after a life-altering incident, is definitely in the mood to sell. They also then stop in at the geodesic dome home of biker couple Tracey and Paul.

    • Episode 9

      Season 2, Episode 9

      aired: Mon, Aug 16, 2010

      Concerned about slow sales and high expenses, Danielle tells the guys they need to step up their game and make some serious money. Mike and Frank feel the pressure. They uncover lots of great stuff in Tony's sprawling Illinois collection, but not the big-ticket item they're looking for. It doesn't get much better in a small town they come across.

    • Episode 8

      Season 2, Episode 8

      aired: Mon, Aug 9, 2010

      Thanks to his vast collection of stuffed animals and weird curios, lifelong picker and yard sale aficionado, Lester, is known by his neighbors as the 'spooky collector'. Tension builds between Mike and Frank over the value of the animals, but both are thrilled to comb through his jam-packed outbuildings. Also, The guys visit a hard-core Illinois collector who says he wants to downsize.

    • Episode 7

      Season 2, Episode 7

      aired: Mon, Aug 2, 2010

      While picking in Missouri, the guys stop in at Sam and Stan's steel yard where the father-son duo takes them on a high-speed golf cart tour of their massive hangar and outbuildings, loaded with heaps of metal and rusty junk. But can Mike and Frank uncover anything worth buying?

    • Episode 6

      Season 2, Episode 6

      aired: Mon, Jul 26, 2010

      Mike and Frank are in Missouri, heading towards an inherited old farm with plenty of promise. But then Danielle calls with news about an ultimate prize. She's tracked down a prolific collector with a rare 1937 Harley Knucklehead. Close to their target, and revved up about the classic bike, the guys agree to speed pick the old farm before moving on.

    • Episode 5

      Season 2, Episode 5

      aired: Mon, Jul 5, 2010

      While in Kansas, the guys comb through a promising farmyard littered with stuff but are frustrated when they find nothing at all to buy. Their luck changes when they meet demolition expert Johnny Walker. His collection is staggering. But will he agree to part with a rare grave marker and giant 300-pound boot?

    • Episode 4

      Smooth Operators

      aired: Mon, Jun 28, 2010

      As the guys are winding down their trip through the South, Danielle finds them the mother lode of rare motorbike parts in an old warehouse packed with new vintage Harley stock. Can they convince the sentimental and savvy owner Billy to part with some choice items? The guys make an incredible discovery guaranteed to impress their friend and NASCAR champion Ryan Newman.

    • Episode 3

      Gordon's Gold Mine

      aired: Mon, Jun 21, 2010

      In aptly named Pickens, South Carolina, the guys scour the sprawling inventory of a father-and-son picking duo. They uncover plenty of rare and unusual items... But can they make a deal with the two pro collectors? Next, the guys meet Mary who has inherited a 300-acre property, home to a huge untouched collection. After warming up with a few impulse purchases, Mike and Frank get serious.

    • Episode 2

      Buddy's Booby Trap

      aired: Mon, Jun 14, 2010

      Mike and Frank visit a local legend in North Carolina. After picking through an accumulation of school busses and a burned down storage house, they come across an item the guys have never seen before, place bets on what it actually is, and get surprised by what the appraiser says about it.

    • Episode 1

      Season 2, Episode 1

      aired: Mon, Jun 7, 2010

      Mike and Frank comb through a master collector's untouched outbuildings in North Carolina. After getting past a few petrified hams they find a true gem, a 1950 Studebaker that Mike falls in love with. But can Mike negotiate a deal at a price that makes sense?

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    • Episode 12

      Leland's Cafe

      aired: Mon, Apr 5, 2010

      Danielle has a sketchy lead. She's found an incredible collection but the bad news is it's owned by a reluctant seller. However, once inside the man's jam-packed barn, Mike finds two very rare bikes. One is a turn-of-the-century wood rim bicycle and the other, an even rarer 1880s high-wheeler. Can he keep a poker face and strike a deal?

    • Episode 11

      Fill'er up

      aired: Mon, Apr 5, 2010

      After a couple of days without a decent pick, Mike and Frank look up a Georgia collector they've heard about. He's got a storage shed that's jam-packed with curios and movie memorabilia from his family's drive-in theater. Also, during a record cold snap in rural Florida, the guys tour Wayne's awesome collection of vehicles.

    • Episode 10

      Bigfoot in Alabama

      aired: Mon, Mar 29, 2010

      The guys are in the South and running low on cash. They're desperate for a good pick when they happen upon a massive old junkyard and closed-down family flea market. The location is promising but its nostalgic owner is reluctant to part with his treasures.

    • Episode 9

      Know When to Fold

      aired: Mon, Mar 29, 2010

      While picking their way through the South, the guys meet up with John, a Mississippi motorcycle collector who has plenty of cool stuff, but his prices are through the roof. Then Mike spots a rare 1969 Kawasaki muscle bike, but can he wrestle it out of the mud?

    • Episode 8

      5 Acres of Junk

      aired: Mon, Mar 15, 2010

      Leaving Iowa in the dead of winter, Mike and Frank head south to New Orleans. There they stumble upon a quirky antique dealer with a sprawling collection. But after digging through his treasure-filled outbuilding, they begin to wonder if he's ready to make a deal.

    • Episode 7

      Frank's Gamble

      aired: Mon, Mar 8, 2010

      Mike and Frank stumble across an amazing family junkyard in Maryland. Frank offers big money for a 1939 Plymouth coupe but the collector doesn't seem to want to part with it. The guys luck seems to be taking a positive turn when they get a warm welcome and a shot of tequila at Warren's New Hampshire home before finding the mother lode of rare bikes and motorbikes.

    • Episode 6

      Mole Man

      aired: Mon, Mar 1, 2010

      Mike and Frank bet on who is the best picker. The loser gets to wash their filthy van. Working against the clock, the guys try to strike a deal in a savvy seller's jam-packed barn. They meet master picker "Mole Man" Ron and tour his 26-room underground lair. Danielle introduces the guys to a professional farm scavenger.

    • Episode 5

      Back Breaker

      aired: Mon, Feb 15, 2010

      Mike's hurt his back but can't afford time off to recuperate. The guys dive into a 92-year-old Iowa farmer's unbelievable collection but make a huge mistake in the process. Mike and Frank counsel a prolific Ohio collector reluctant to part with his magnificent jukebox. And, after kicking it into high gear in Charlie's motorcycle-packed outbuilding, Mike's back takes a turn for the worse.

    • Episode 4

      Invisible Pump

      aired: Mon, Feb 8, 2010

      Mike and Frank stumble upon a potential mega-pick in Northeast Iowa, but will it yield any treasures? Danielle has a lead on a rare, 15-gallon antique gas pump. The guys explore an 1879 Illinois opera house that hasn't been touched since the 1930s. And, Mike introduces Frank to a 94-year-old master collector. Can they pick the picker?

    • Episode 3

      White Castle on the Farm

      aired: Mon, Feb 1, 2010

      Mike and Frank are blown away by a farm that has a White Castle hamburger building on it. They also find a veritable museum of antiques and collectibles, and negotiate for an old soda fountain and cigarette machine. Next, they meet a couple who moved into a late-19th century Victorian house filled with the previous owner's antiques--is it a gold mine or rip off?

    • Episode 2

      Super Scooter

      aired: Mon, Jan 25, 2010

      Mike's and Frank's strategy of picking--buying and negotiating--becomes clear as they use a motorcycle sidecar part found at an earlier pick to help close the deal on a rare, valuable Vespa Ape scooter. Mike meets the "Goat Man" whose collection of busses is buried under weeds and a collector who has 32 tractors and farming memorabilia.

    • Episode 1

      Big Bear

      aired: Mon, Jan 18, 2010

      Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz--business partners in Iowa-based Antique Archaeology and friends since the 8th grade--are part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians. They call themselves "pickers" because their job is to pick through backyard junk, abandoned barns and neglected garages across the back roads of America looking for hidden collectibles they can make a buck on.

  • Episodes

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Haunted Honeyhole

      aired: Tue, Sep 25, 2012

      Packed to the gills with unusual mantiques, Dave's two-story farmhouse is rumored to be haunted.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: California Gold Mine

      aired: Tue, Sep 25, 2012

      Freestyling in Los Angeles, Mike and Frank tail a vintage steam car to an auto shop where they uncover an acre of unbelievable junk.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Hometown Pickin'

      aired: Tue, Sep 25, 2012

      In Mike's Illinois hometown, the guys uncover one of the most eclectic collections they've ever seen.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Sturgis or Bust

      aired: Tue, Sep 25, 2012

      Danielle splurges on the remains of a rare 1935 Indian Chief. To recoup the cost, Frank plans to sell the bike at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Cheap Pick

      aired: Tue, Sep 25, 2012

      The guys are blown away when legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen opens the doors to his private rock and roll warehouse.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Odd Fellas

      aired: Tue, Sep 25, 2012

      Danielle and Mike come across a sprawling collection that includes Odd Fellows relics and a vintage guitar that might be worth a fortune.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Picking Superheroes

      aired: Wed, Feb 22, 2012

      Feeling like real-life superheroes, the guys scour a collector's jam-packed Pennsylvania warehouse and one-of-a-kind man cave, where a rare comic book gets Mike's "Spidey" senses twitching.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Train Wreck

      aired: Fri, Dec 2, 2011

      In a house stacked to the ceiling with rare toys, Mike adds to his King Kong collection while Frank drops a bundle on a rare train set.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Mike's Breakdown

      aired: Thu, May 12, 2011

      In Michigan, Frank fears engine trouble as they head to a reconstructed vintage town. Then Mike and Frank head to a one-of-a-kind Wisconsin home where everything is for sale. By the end of the trip their trusty truck gives them more trouble then they bargained for.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Frank Flips

      aired: Thu, May 12, 2011

      Flipping coins gets the guys through Kentucky and Wisconsin while driving Danielle crazy. After picking a storage locker, Mike and Frank head to the weird world of "Hippie Tom," where they find themselves in one of the oddest haggling sessions of their careers.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Hobo Jack

      aired: Sat, Apr 16, 2011

      As Mike and Frank feel the pressure to step up their game, they uncover lots of great stuff in Illinois-but not the big-ticket item they're looking for. Then their luck changes when they meet up with Hobo Jack in a hidden overgrown property. But will the guys find what they've been seeking beneath all the tarps and piles of junk?

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Laurel and Hardy

      aired: Fri, Apr 15, 2011

      While Mike and Frank decide if a raise for Danielle is long overdue, they pick their way through Kentucky. First they visit a collector who is definitely in the mood to sell after a life-changing incident. Then they stop at the geodesic dome home of Tracey and Paul before heading to a former honky-tonk spot that's complete with a stage and a sprawling toy collection.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Danielle Goes Picking

      aired: Tue, Apr 5, 2011

      After being brushed off by Mike and Frank for years, Danielle finally gets a chance to prove that she has what it takes to be a picker. Using her knowledge and charm, she's able to score some great deals on a handful of exciting items.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Psychic Pickings

      aired: Tue, Mar 29, 2011

      While in Missouri, the guys stop in at Sam and Stan's steel yard for a high-speed golf court tour of their heaps of metal and rusty junk. Can Mike and Frank uncover anything worth buying? Then the guys head to Illinois, where they meet Greg, a self-proclaimed psychic picker.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Easy Riders

      aired: Tue, Mar 29, 2011

      Danielle tracks down a prolific collector with a rare 1937 Harley Knucklehead, but can the pickers seal the deal? Also in this episode, Mike and Frank agree to speed-pick an old farm, where they come across some rare signs.

    • Episode

      American Pickers: Getting the Boot

      aired: Tue, Mar 29, 2011

      While in Kansas, Mike and Frank meet demolition expert Johnny Walker. Will he agree to part with a rare grave marker and giant 300-pound boot? The next day, the guys pull into an old service station that now houses a sprawling collection of automotive memorabilia.

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