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History channel's hit reality series American Pickers has put a new face on the world of antiquing. The show follows professional Iowa-based pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they crisscross their way around the country in search for the next honey hole of antiques and collectibles to restore and resell. As they say in the show's opening, "What most people see as junk, we see as dollar signs." Digging through rusted mountains of riffraff in people's barns, basements, and outbuildings Mike and Frank uncover unique treasures of all kinds from early motorcycles to vintage oil cans and advertising to taxidermy elephant heads. Each piece comes with a story and history all its own that provides the audience with a deeper understanding and appreciation of America's roots.

American Pickers is about far more than the items discovered, though. It is just as much about the often eccentric individuals Mike and Frank meet along their journey through the back roads of the nation. The pickers never know what to expect as they pull up in their business Antique Archaeology's Sprinter van and knock on the door of a potential seller, adding to the sense of suspense and excitement of the program. Sometimes met with a shotgun and other times a cheerful Mrs. Clause-like granny figure, Mike and Frank introduce the audience to the diverse range of personalities that make America what it is.

At the heart of the show are everyday people with fascinating stories to share through the things they have collected. American Pickers' Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz take viewers on an exciting treasure hunt through these people's homes for unexpected objects buried deep under years of dirt and grime. Not only do they explore unspoiled pockets of the country, but America's rich history as well.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on History Channel
12 Seasons, 232 Episodes
January 18, 2010
Reality
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American Pickers Full Episode Guide

  • A collection of rare Indian motorcycles and a one-of-a-kind custom Volkswagen bus.

  • Mike and Frank are first in line to pick an incredible North Carolina collection of weird and wonderful circus and sideshow memorabilia.

  • While combing through a mind-blowing collection, Mike stares down the headlights of a rare Ford; the guys pick a Tennessee home hiding a big secret.

  • Mike and Frank come across the best comic book, superhero and sci-fi memorabilia in the history of ``American Pickers,'' including a rare Spider-Man comic book, a life-size replica of Han Solo and the original Batmobile.

  • The guys get a lead from a fellow picker; the toughest obstacle is making a deal with the "Godfather of Junk.''

  • Mike stumbles on a century-old Jell-O ice cream wagon worth thousands; Robbie makes a huge offer on an iconic Ford.

  • Mike and Frank have the most fun possible on two wheels in this compilation of the rarest bikes and motorcycles they ever picked.

  • The boys place thousands on the line to make a deal with a tough negotiator, and they meet Hubba, a rockabilly reverend with many skills.

  • When they dig up one of the rarest motorcycles around the globe, Mike and Frank must produce more money than ever before to attempt and seal the deal.

  • Choosing a packed property, Mike and Frank hope to discover what they're looking for prior to nightfall; Mike comes across something living in the attic.

  • In the heartland of beer, Frank is shocked to meet an old pal; the boys secretly create a surprise build for Danielle.

  • Mike and Frank have their hands full on a large property with a bigger collection of custom 1932 Fords than they have ever seen together; Danielle tackles a valuable military mission.

  • Mike and Frank go behind the scenes of a famous tourist attraction for the pick of a lifetime; in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a collector shuts down deal after deal until his wife steps in.

  • In Detroit, Frank takes a big chance on one of the best pieces he's ever seen; Mike gains a Purple Heart along with a very important mission.

  • Mike and Frank choose New York City for the first time and travel back to the future at a sprawling computer shop filled with a mind-blowing stash of 20th-century technological artifacts.

  • Mike and Frank are shocked by a house with storefronts suspended in time, filled with a bounty of new-old stock and a hidden bootlegging basement.

  • Mike and Frank try to buy from a handyman who dwells on a one of a kind homestead, but the handyman's deal making could halt the pick before it starts.

  • Mike and Frank examine a stash of really rare motorcycle parts found behind a secret wall, then they discover the ultimate aviation collectible -- a propeller linked to Charles Lindbergh.

  • After a massive pick on a 25-acre homestead, the guys sift through the largest collection of sideshow memorabilia they've ever seen.

  • If the guys can't get a mammoth 1929 Roadster safely down a decaying 100-year-old elevator they will be $20,000 in the hole. Plus, Mike uncovers a surprise when he hears hissing coming from beneath an out-of-control collection.

  • Mike and Frank have their arms full with a high-strung collector; Danielle arrives in New York City for a high-stakes auction of rock 'n' roll collectibles.

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New Season of Surprisingly Popular 'American Pickers' Premieres Tonight

Who'da thunk it? A show about two normal-looking dudes rummaging through barnyards and jam-packed homes in the far corners of the Midwest is a runaway success for The History Channel. "American Pickers" starts a new season tonight, and there will be far more people watching than you would imagine.

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American Pickers: Bonus - Motor Mania (Season 17, Episode 01) | History Clip (02:21) American Pickers: Bonus: The Big One! | History Clip (02:55) American Pickers: Bonus: Shades of Steve | History Clip (02:30) American Pickers: Bonus: The Old Man and His Scheme | History Clip (03:09) American Pickers: Bonus: Ernie Rides Again | History Clip (02:56) American Pickers: Bonus: Tomb Raiders | History Clip (03:05) American Pickers: Bonus: You Got Served | History Clip (03:28)