So are the shows "scripted reality"???
I have the "show signatures" box unchecked.
Of course they are...
Shit, even "Cheaters" is scripted....
Wow that natural finished one looks like mines brother!
Last edited by Gibstew; 02-02-10 at 03:33 PM.
Shhhh! (Keep it down! I was there today. Buy all my stuff there! Marshall. Les Pauls. Great guys!)
Now back to our regularly scheduled program.
the expert is "purty sure" it's not a 1960
Damn I just watched that clip. "Rod" is their luthier/repair guy. I gave him my V today to mod w/p90's. Jesse ain't no slouch either. Very cool cats indeed.
Wow! Hey check out this post about Pawn Stars that I found on a forum for guys that collect vintage gas pumps.
"speaking of entertainment...
I wrote Rick today...found him online and sent him this:
Are you the same 'Rick's Restorations' that was on the History Channel show 'Pawn Stars' last night?
...and I got this reply:
Subject: Re: Pawn Stars?
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 2009 21:38:45 -0500
Rick's Restorations - Everything old is new again!
...so I sent him the following:
Hi Rick -
Wow...what a small world!
Hey, that was some Coca-Cola machine! I gotta tell you, it looked like a different machine when you were finished with it.
I mean that - it really looked like a different machine. It looks like you started with a trashed machine, maybe a Vendo?...and finished with a Cavalier. My buddies and I were trying to figure out how you got the embossed Coca-Cola logo to be smaller on the 'restored' machine than on the original. We all thought of the number of hours it would take to do all of that work (and how much it would cost), and we decided it would have been easier for you just to roll out a restored Cavalier, and pass that off as if you had transformed that rusty junk into another make/model Coke machine. That dope on Pawn Stars couldn't tell the difference, right?
Hey - I guess that's why you're on TV...
One more thing - that gas pump you restored for the Pawn Stars...funny, the man that sold that pump to you years ago is a friend of mine! (Small world, right?) Anyway, he was watching the show with his wife, and - in his words - he almost fell out of his chair when he saw that pump. His wife actually recognized it! I mean, what are the odds that a pump you bought got sold unrestored to someone, who just happened to bring it into that Pawn Shop - only for them to buy it and return it to you for restoration? They'd have to be astronomical!
If I didn't know better, I'd almost think the people bringing stuff into that cool pawn shop were bringing your stuff in there and just acting like it was their stuff. What a set-up that would be! The guys filming the show would get a plot, and you'd get a 30-minute commercial for your business on the History Channel. Heck, you could get your employees or friends to play the part of the 'seller' at the pawn shop - and you wouldn't even have to pay an actor!
But, hey - that would all be a big fraud, wouldn't it?"
That's AWESOME! Nice one.
...and then the old bull said "No son, let's walk down the hill and fuck all of 'em."
So, what you guys are saying is that there are still some people who believe that "reality TV" is real?
The majority of the brainless do.
Everything on TV is scripted, even (or especially) the 'news'.
IF ONE SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMER DROWNS, DO THE REST DROWN TOO?
Somebody should edit their wiki page
Which one of you is Cagney and which one is Lacey?
WATCH FOR COWTOWN GUITARS ON EPISODES OF "PAWN STARS" on THE HISTORY CHANNEL !!!!"
I thought I recognized those guys
why does it seem like everyone is mad about this TV show?
isnt this how all reality tv shows work? i mean they are never actually real.
Thats what I'm wondering.
damn, that stupid show was so obviously fake from the first episode. good comedy, tho'.
WHO DAT SAY DEY GONNA BEAT DEM SAINT?
Texas Supro junkie
I like the show, I like seeing the oddball things and getting a little history lesson.
When I saw the episode where the guy brought in a 70's and said it was a 60's, I thought something was up. How could a guy that gigged for years, not know that was a 70's guitar.
I'm a little bummed to find out just how "Scripted" it really is, I thought there was a bit of truth to the things just coming in off the street.
I'll still watch the show. It's still entertainment for me. I like going to garage sales and finding the buried treasures.
I quote Steve Allen... "Radio is entertainment for mind, television is entertainment for the mindless."
This post must have pissed someone off on the history channels website for pawnstars, because its vanished twice now http://boards.history.com/topic/Pawn...What/520082444
its almost like someone doesn't want this posting on there site
I think I'll have to repost it again
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Yeah I replied to a post about "Gun for Guitar" and now all the preceding posts have disappeared