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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
18 Seasons, 256 Episodes
January 18, 2010
Reality
7.0/10
Cast: Frank Fritz, Mike Wolfe, Danielle Colby-Cushman
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American Pickers Full Episode Guide

  • The guys go to Virginia and come upon a hidden hideaway in the Appalachian Mountains that contains mementos from a bluegrass legend.

  • Frank jumps for joy as he and Mike pick a recently closed toy museum ready to sell their collection of treasures.

  • Just outside the nation's capital Mike and Frank find a stash of untouched inventory from one of the country's oldest bicycle and sporting goods store.

  • Plowing through a 40-acre salvage yard, Mike and Frank harvest a few lost treasures, including a never-before-seen farmer's mini-bike.

  • Frank falls hard for a Harley Davidson ``knucklehead'' at a collector's hidden California compound.

  • Mike and Frank are picking and dreaming in California; Mike falls for the sweetest classic Ford pick-up he's ever seen.

  • Mike and Frank scour the country in search of “once in a lifetime” items from moments that have defined America.

  • Mike and Frank barnstorm New England searching for treasures from Maine to Massachusetts; the guys pick a mansion in the old-money town of Newport, R.I.

  • Mike and Frank stumble upon large collections of cars, from Volkswagens to Fords.

  • A collection of fan favorites chosen by viewers.

  • Mike and Frank dig through attics and barns in search of the rare items that have shaped the United States.

  • Mike and Frank try their luck with coin flips, arm wrestling matches and other games of chance, gambling on prices for items that are worth the risk.

  • Mike and Frank roll up on a coin-op empire ruled by sisters ready to rumble for every penny.

  • In a jam-packed home, Mike and Frank find superhero heaven, coming across a rare Superman comic as well as the very first Spider-Man comic worth $50,000.

  • Mike and Frank come across a 200,000-square-foot factory turned private collection by Woody, its dumpster-diving owner.

  • Mike and Frank head across the U.S. in search of iconic Americana.

  • Mike and Frank deal with collectors who like to go big when it comes to collecting.

  • Mike and Frank head West in search of the most perfect picks on the range.

  • The picking gets red, hot and blue in a Louisiana warehouse as Mike makes a move on Gypsy Grandma, the queen of arcade games.

  • Frank dials it down when he comes across items that he just can't live without.

  • Mike and Frank discover a fleet of amazing concept cars, some so unique they don't know how to price them.

  • Mike and Frank make good on a promise to restore a 1935 Auburn and take the original owners for a ride.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • Mike and Frank face their fears as they uncover the most hair-raising items of the series.

  • The guys put thousands on the line to stake a deal with a tough negotiator, and they meet Hubba, a rockabilly reverend with many talents.

  • Mike and Frank go West on a sun-soaked journey for the best nuggets the Golden State has to offer.

  • When they uncover one of the rarest motorcycles in the world, Mike and Frank must muster more cash than ever before to try and seal the ultimate deal.

American Pickers News

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 - Marx Men | History Clip (02:29)