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People love reality television, and no show is quite as beloved as American Chopper which airs on the Discovery Channel. Like most great reality shows, it depicts the lives of the individuals in an interesting family. The family in question on American Chopper happens to be in the business of designing and manufacturing custom motorcycles, but most of the drama and intrigue of the show come from situations which are familiar to most fans of the show, regardless of their experience with the motorcycle industry.

American Chopper is centered on the relationship between Paul Teutul, Sr. and his son Paul Teutul, Jr., both of whom are key to the success of the family company

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on TLC
6 Seasons, 180 Episodes
March 1, 2003
Cast: Paul Teutul Sr., Paul Teutul Jr., Michael Teutul, Mike Rowe
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American Chopper Full Episode Guide

  • Senior and the guys work on a big, bad chopper for their newest client, Gladiator Garageworks.

  • Kobalt taps OCC to build them a custom chopper. With a brand new set of tools, Senior and his team get busy designing and building an incredibly unique chopper. Junior gathers the family together and makes a truly life changing announcement.

  • Senior and the guys design a NASCAR inspired chopper for the Stewart-Haas racing team. Mikey puts his physical capabilities to the test and heads to Death Valley to participate in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes. And Paul Jr. pitches a new line of dog toys.

  • Lutherville based Monster Diesel has teamed with Orange County Choppers to build a "Monster Chopper."

  • Sr. and the guys build a hybrid chopper for Schneider Electric. The rift in the Teutul family continues when Sr. angrily returns a motorcycle to Jr.'s house.

  • The guys are commissioned to build a ``wheelchair chopper'' for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation; Paul Jr. makes his first visit to OCC in more than four months, but the family divide continues.

  • Mikey is back from rehab and ready to make amends. Junior meets with John Byrnd Jr. about the possibility of designing a new brand campaign for John's indy racing team. OCC builds a Black Widow Bike for pool champion Jeanette Lee, aka "The Black Widow."

  • A client commissions OCC to build a chopper trike; Paul Sr. learns that Mikey is in rehab and wonders if there's any hope of salvaging their strained relationship.

  • OCC is asked to build a bike for the Iraq Star Foundation which provides U.S. soldiers injured in Iraq and Afghanistan with free reconstructive surgery. Kristy Swanson, Gary Sinese, Jon Voight and other Hollywood stars turn out to support the cause.

  • OCC has been commissioned to build a bike for Mark Buerle of the Chicago White Sox. Mark pitched a perfect game, and his wife wants to surprise him with a special gift, an OCC chopper. Junior continues working on a project for his biggest client Coleman.

  • OCC has been commissioned to build a chopper for medical transport company Ornge. The team struggles to figure out how to build a sidecar capable of carrying the same kind of stretcher found in an ambulance. Junior works on a project for Paul Jr. Designs.

  • The Teutul dynasty is crumbling and the guys are struggling in the face of an uncertain future. OCC takes on a one of a kind electric chopper build for Siemen's Electric company. Meanwhile, Junior continues to work on building his new company.

  • A truce is made between Paul Sr. and his sons as they make an appearance on "Larry King Live.'' Later, Paul Jr. makes his first solo appearance since leaving OCC by heading to the Midwest.

  • With Junior and Mickey squeezed from the family business, life goes on with some changes. Meanwhile, the crew build a bike for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian tribe.

  • The guys at OCC put their skills to the test as they attempt to build the first natural gas powered chopper. While Jr. is busy getting his new company off the ground, Mikey questions his relationship with his father and his role at Orange County Choppers.

  • OCC lands an important international client as they are hired to build a bike for the Abu Dhabi police department. Seeing a good business opportunity, Sr. travels to the Middle East in an attempt to expand OCC's international reach.

  • Jon Gosselin, of the hit TLC series Jon & Kate Plus 8, has commissioned the guys at OCC to build him a bike. To get a better idea of how the father of 8 wants his bike to look, the Teutuls take a trip to Jon and Kate's house to see how the family of 10 live.

  • In an effort to continue their business expansion, OCC is partners up with industry giant Ducati. The guys in the shop put their unique spin on one of these Italian bikes as they prepare to celebrate at OCC's four day long 10th anniversary bash.

  • The guys from OCC head to Howe Caverns to face their fears and explore some caves deep under ground. While Paul Jr. continues his work as a consultant for OCC, he sets his sights on his own projects outside the shop.

  • Paul Sr. is out of the shop as he continues to promote his new book on some popular talk shows. In order to keep the production of the Mt. Creek bike running smoothly, he calls Jr. in as a consultant to help out.

  • To mark the occasion of OCC's 10th anniversary Sr. designs a bike for the masses. He's written a new book and gets invited to ring the bell at the NYSE, and to appear on some famous late night talk shows in order to promote it.

  • Sr. takes a trip up to Alaska to research a bike and ends up meeting with Governor Sarah Palin. Then it's off to Finland in an attempt to bring OCC to Europe.

  • Sr. is having some work done on the shop and in return he's building bikes for the contracted companies, DECA and Columet.

  • Times are tough at the OCC shop. Now that Jr. has been fired he's on the hunt for a new project to take up his time. Sr. and the rest of the team clown around at the circus, and build a bike to honor the music festival held at Woodstock.

  • A pair of new projects have the guys at OCC busy as the work on a B-2 Bomber bike for Northrop Grumman and the other bike will be saluting the NHL. An argument between Paul Sr. and Paul Jr. has the company's foundation rocking.

  • Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal contracts OCC to build an enormous Superman themed chopper, the company's biggest bike to date. Meanwhile, Mikey returns to spend time with Senior.

  • Pohl is chosen to scout out OCC's most magical client to date, Schussler Creative. But when the outrageous ideas for the Schussler's bike pushes OCC to the brink, causing the guys to dig in and set the goal of creating the wildest 57 Chevy bike ever.

  • OCC is creating a bike honoring Dodge Ram trucks. The guys head to a farm for inspiration from the real thing. Back at the shop, Sr. butts heads with Jr. and takes over the reigns for building this bike.

  • OCC takes on an industrial themed bike when the tackle the heavy machinery maker, Aaron Equipment Company. When one Teutul doesn't show up at the Aaron, Sr. is left upset. The air is tense as the guys get the gears turning when the design ideas begin for fabrication.

  • OCC takes on the challenge of building two bikes at the same time. First is a custom bike for illusionist Steve Wyrick and the second is for ICEE. Their first trick is to invent an invisible gas tank for Steve's bike. And, the gang go to work for the sweet treat as a means of cooling off.

  • OCC gets tangled in their next project: the WEB BIKE SPECIAL EDITION. Before fabrication, it's all hands on deck to move a massive new machine into the shop. The new press is put to work right away, as Paulie creates a bold new look for a classic chopper.

  • OCC hosts the RJR Memorial Car show. With Sr. leading the way, everyone at the shop contributes: Jr. reaches out to the local fire department for help with a pancake breakfast and Mikey travels to the city to solicit help for an idea uniquely his own.

  • OCC builds a custom creation for McCuff Industries. As fabrication gets underway, a miscalculation on the frame hands the guys a setback. Mikey tests his skills as a McCuff salesman while problems during the bike's assembly frustrate the crew.

  • The guys head to the lanes for inspiration when OCC decides to create a bowling themed bike for Strike Ten Entertainment. Rick designs a tank in the form of a bowling ball, and Sr. brings Mikey to the farm where he pretends to be a matador.

  • The Teutul's begin work on a Mercedes Benz-AMG bike, inspired by their high-end automotive engineering and build a luxury-performance. Elsewhere, Sr. wants to immortalize his children in ink through a local artist, and then takes time out on his own with his trusty dog, Gus.

  • JQ and Jason are sent to create a tribute bike for the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation by Sr. But the backbone and tank creates turbulence over the fabrication for the guys.

  • The boys at OCC begin their next project: the Motocoaster, a bike for the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort near Buffalo, NY to celebrate their new motorcycle-themed thrill ride.

  • The Teutal's and crew design and build a custom chopper in honor of the NFL Super bowl champion NY Giants. OCC prepares for the grand opening of their new World HQ facilities.

  • OCC starts their first build in the new shop as they make the move into the new World headquarters. The theme is a penguin chopper for Drvyit Systems, an exterior insulation manufacturer.

  • OCC is singled out for a prestigious award from the motorcycle industry. The gang must hurry to build a new bike for the occasion since they have no production bikes in house. With a mock-up started, the Teutul's bring some new bikes with them as they head South and have a reunion with Russ.

  • OCC tackles an industrial themed bike made for the Manitowoc Crane Group. Mickey gives a lecture to a group of second graders, as the bike begins to take shape.

  • The Girls of BSN, a spokesmodel team of the nutritional supplement manufacturer BSN, give the guys a hand as they begin design on a bike for the company.

  • OCC pulls out all the stops and takes on a project for the plumbing and heating technology company, Viega Corporation. Manpower issues continue to plague the shop, and company demands push JQ to the limit.

  • OCC tunes in and cranks it up, as they build a custom bike for Klipsch Audio Technologies. But staffing shortages around the shop have the crew scrambling, forcing Sr. to amp everyone up on a quest to hire new people.

  • OCC continues on their latest double build -- custom bikes for Craftsman Tools and DieHard Batteries. After a jam session with rock 'n' roll legend Chubby Checker gets OCC doing the twist, both teams race into assembly and the Sr.-Jr. rivalry heats up. But as Team Craftsman is delayed, Team DieHard pulls ahead and Mikey moves forward with his latest project, recruiting Sr. to lend a hand. Once Mikey's unusual creation passes its test, Sr. and his team must rally to get their Craftsman project done.

  • OCC charges up their latest double build: Sr.'s custom creation for Craftsman Tools, and Jr.'s two-wheeled showpiece for DieHard Batteries. The guys travel to South Africa, where they immerse themselves in the local bike culture ... and head to the bush, to make some new friends. But back at the shop, Craftsman drops the hammer and sends Sr. and Pohl back to the drawing board.

  • OCC continues on their latest custom creation -- a street bike/motocross hybrid for the outdoor lifestyle company Gander Mountain. The Teutuls travel to Brazil to unveil a special bike... and find themselves invited to the presidential palace. Back at the shop, doubts about Pohl's abilities quickly resurface, and his inexperience tests Sr.'s patience. Mikey steps in and challenges the old man to a competition that fosters some father-son bonding.

  • OCC packs their gear and hikes into their next project -- a custom chopper for Gander Mountain, an outdoor lifestyle company. As design gets under way, Jr. decides to go with an off-road theme. But a disagreement over fabrication ignites into a full-scale blowout that brings the project to a screeching halt. OCC ventures into the great outdoors, and tests their survival skills.

  • Mikey reveals the University of Michican bike at Michigan-OSU football game Then the guys are off to Hollywood for a reveal party with the cast of NBC's show "My Name is Earl".

  • Mikey gets in the game and heads up OCC's latest custom creation - a Wolverine bike for the University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital.The cast from NBC's "My Name is Earl" bursts onto the scene and gets the OCC team to build a My Name is Earl bike.

  • The Army National Guard Patriot Bike is completed by the guys at OCC. Jason Pohl is eager for the opportunity to advance in his training. But tension arises with the crew because of Jason's ignorance of the shop protocol. Paul, Sr. pays tribute to the sacrifice given by some injured vets.

  • OCC locks and loads as they pay tribute to the troops with a custom bike for the Army National Guard. Paul Sr. takes a walk down the aisle with Beth. Using concepts sent in by the troops, Paul Jr. and Jason Pohl get started on the design. Then, after fabrication begins, Cody steps up to fill a void, and Sr. takes him under his wing.

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Jesse James Trashes Sandra Bullock In Recent Interview

Jesse James is returning to television. The face of West Coast Choppers has started talking some trash along the way to the premiere of "American Chopper: The Build-Off." He recently talked some trash on opposition the Teutul family of "American Chopper" fame, but just as tellingly, on former love Sandra Bullock.

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