American Chopper

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  • TV-PG
  • 2003
  • 12 Seasons
  • 6.1  (4,033)

American Chopper is a reality TV show that aired on TLC from 2003 to 2010, starring Paul Teutul Sr. and his sons, Paul Jr. and Michael. The show revolves around the Teutul family and their custom motorcycle-building business in New York. The Teutuls are known for their intricate designs and attention to detail, which has earned them a reputation as one of the best custom bike builders in the world. The show follows the family as they take on various projects, from designing bikes for celebrities to building bikes for charity events.

Paul Sr. is the founder and owner of Orange County Choppers, the custom motorcycle shop that specializes in designing and building bikes. He is known for his gruff demeanor and no-nonsense approach to running the business. His sons, Paul Jr. and Michael, work alongside him in the shop and are responsible for designing and building the bikes.

The show also features other members of the Orange County Choppers team, including Jason Pohl, Vincent DiMartino, and Cody Connelly. They are all integral parts of the business and contribute their expertise to the bike-building process.

Throughout the series, American Chopper has featured many celebrity guests who have commissioned the Teutuls to build them custom bikes. Some of the celebrity guests include Bill Murray, Jay Leno, Ewan McGregor, Joan Jett, Mark Wingett, Kristy Swanson, Jon Voight, Alan Tudyk, Will Smith, Russell Crowe, Jeremy Irons, David Letterman, Regis Philbin, Eddie Steeples, Ethan Suplee, Jason Lee, Jaime Pressly, Jaden Smith, and Kate Gosselin.

The Teutuls have also built bikes for various charity events throughout the series, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Fire Department of New York City. These projects are often time-sensitive and require the team to work quickly and efficiently to meet their deadlines.

The show is not just about bike-building, though. It also delves into the Teutuls' personal lives, including their relationships with each other and with outside family members. There are conflicts and disagreements that arise, but at the end of the day, the family always comes together to work towards their common goal.

The show has been known for its dramatic moments, including arguments, disagreements, and even physical altercations between family members. However, it has also showcased the family's ability to come together and work through their issues.

American Chopper was an incredibly popular show during its run on TLC. It was praised for its unique subject matter and for showcasing the Teutuls' incredible talent for custom bike-building. The show ended in 2010 but has since been revived with a new season in 2018, which continues to follow the Teutul family and their business in New York.

American Chopper is a series that is currently running and has 12 seasons (273 episodes). The series first aired on March 31, 2003.

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The Last Ride
9. The Last Ride
August 4, 2020
After hearing about demolition plans for the old Orange County Choppers building, Junior asks his dad to build one last bike together in the old shop. Senior agrees but the father-son team's clashing styles threaten to throw the entire project off track.
Bonkers in Yonkers
8. Bonkers in Yonkers
March 26, 2019
Junior attempts his first ever dually trike. Senior and his team struggle to build two bikes in three weeks. The Teutuls cruise the Buick through Senior's old stomping grounds.
You're My Dog
7. You're My Dog
March 26, 2019
Junior designs a monster trike and takes a huge financial gamble. Senior and his team struggle to build two bikes in three weeks for a Florida resort. Senior and Junior ponder the idea of building a bike together.
Strikes and Reverse Trikes
6. Strikes and Reverse Trikes
March 19, 2019
Senior and his team struggle to deliver a vintage-style bike on time. Junior deals with the complicated assembly of the Martin Guitar reverse trike. Senior surprises Junior with the first theme bike they ever built.
Guitar Hero
5. Guitar Hero
March 12, 2019
Senior takes on a build for a Vietnam memorial, determined to create a bike worthy of history. Junior is hired by Martin Guitar to design a massive reverse trike, an undertaking that pushes his team to their limits.
4. Splat!
March 5, 2019
OCC builds an aggressive paintball bike, but Senior and Josh clash over creative. Junior designs a farm-inspired bike with a surprise element. Senior and Junior attempt to get the Buick running and celebrate Junior's birthday.
Senior's Moment
3. Senior's Moment
February 26, 2019
Senior goes back to his roots, designing a throwback brand of affordable motorcycles to sell out of the OCC showroom; and Junior challenges himself building a bike using multiple aluminum parts.
Teutel Recall
2. Teutel Recall
February 19, 2019
Junior designs a bike inspired by a futuristic big rig, but the massive amount of fab crushes his schedule. The OCC team builds a vintage military style bike with sidecar to benefit a foundation for wounded veterans.
Chopper up the Middle
1. Chopper up the Middle
February 12, 2019
Senior and Junior begin restoring a 1951 Buick, but don't always go by the book; Senior risks everything by moving designs away from their famous choppers; and Junior challenges himself to build a streamlined bike for the MLB Network to impress his dad.
On the Chopping Block
101. On the Chopping Block
March 26, 2019
Junior designs a monster trike and takes a huge financial gamble. Senior and his team struggle to build two bikes in three weeks for a Florida resort. Senior and Junior ponder the idea of building a bike together.
Where to Watch American Chopper
American Chopper is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch American Chopper on demand at Max and Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Discovery.
  • Premiere Date
    March 31, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (4,033)