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Welcome to a journey into the past! Over the course of fifteen seasons, Pawn Stars which premieres on History has become one of the most popular reality TV shows of all time. Millions of viewers around the world have tuned in to watch the Harrison family haggle their way through the day-to-day business of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop.
From the wild and unpredictable customers to the irreverent staff, Pawn Stars has created some of the most memorable moments in television history. In this article, we’ll take a look back at some of the best moments from the show. From rare finds to outrageous bids, these are the seven most memorable moments from Pawn Stars. From the moment the show began airing, it was clear that the Harrison family was no ordinary pawn shop.
Whether it was Rick’s savvy negotiating skills, Corey’s enthusiasm for finding rare items, or Chumlee’s offbeat humor, viewers quickly fell in love with the cast. The show has featured a wide variety of items, from a 1933 Monopoly set to a first-edition copy of the Declaration of Independence. Over the years, we’ve seen the cast negotiate their way to some remarkable deals.
Whether it was for an old motorcycle, a rare comic book, or an antique typewriter, the Harrisons always knew how to get the best price. Of course, it wasn’t just the deals that made Pawn Stars so entertaining. The show also provided plenty of laughs. From Chumlee’s strange antics to the Harrisons’ good-natured ribbing, Pawn Stars was always full of humor. So without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the best moments from Pawn Stars.
Let’s have a look at these unforgettable moments, from the oldest to the latest airing date, from our all-time favourite show.
1. Youthful Vigor Revitalizes Aging Automobile: The Gang’s Amazing Transformation
Aired on: December 7, 2009
In the first season of the show, Rick, Big Hoss, and Chumlee worked together to pull off a surprise for the Old Man. They arranged to have his beloved 1966 Chrysler Imperial towed away to be restored without his knowledge. When the Old Man came into the store asking about the car, Rick told him they had sold it for $1,000. This only made the Old Man more furious and he stormed off cursing at his son and grandson.
Weeks later, the car was finished and Rick brought the Old Man to the back lot to show him the surprise for his 50th wedding anniversary. The Old Man was overjoyed and even called it a work of art. This moment showed audiences that Gold & Silver is a family-run business and was a fitting way to celebrate the Old Man’s milestone.
The Old Man’s transformation from anger to joy was one of the best moments of the show’s entire run. It proved that family comes first and that even in the toughest of times, a little patience and love can go a long way.
2. Secret Santa Spreads Christmas Cheer
Aired on: December 21, 2009
Chumlee entered the pawn shop in a festive mood wearing a Santa outfit, complete with a white beard and a sack of presents. Despite his enthusiasm, Corey informed him that the role of Santa had already been taken by the Old Man, who had a less merry look and spills on his beard. Chumlee returned later dressed as an elf which made the Harrisons laugh.
At the end of the day, everyone exchanged small gifts as part of a secret Santa arrangement, except for Rick’s special present to Chumlee – a watch that made Chumlee’s eyes widen in surprise. This moment showed how close the Pawn Stars cast really is, even though they often joke and act aloof from each other.
3. Experience an Unforgettable Challenge – Conquer the Parking Lot Obstacle Course
Aired on: April 19, 2010
In season 2 of the show “Hell Week,” Corey and Chumlee struggle to move a large statue around the store. The Old Man and Rick observe the two laboriously trying to move the object and make fun of their efforts. Corey responds to the mockery by asserting that he could beat Chumlee in any kind of competition. To test this, Rick sets up an obstacle course with the loser having to buy lunch for a week.
The obstacle course consists of three stations: tire-stepping, jumping jacks, and jump roping. Everyone has a good time joking around while Corey and Chumlee compete, and Corey ultimately wins. This episode is filled with plenty of humor and entertainment, with everyone displaying their funny personalities.
4. The ’32 Roadster: A True Golden Classic
Aired on: June 6, 2011
The Pawn Stars crew have a clear fondness for historic cars, so when a seller called Phil showed up with a ’32 Lincoln Roadster in the season four episode “Buy the Book”, Rick and The Old Man were eager to make a deal. Phil asked for $100,000 for the car, but Rick was hesitant as the condition of the car was not in its best state.
According to Rick, a ’32 Lincoln Roadster in mint condition could usually be sold for around $170,000. Phil was not willing to lower the price until he suggested they could make the transaction in gold, to which Rick agreed. Both parties were satisfied with the outcome, as Phil received $95,000 in gold and the Roadster was bought by Rick. This is one of the most expensive purchases made on the show, and also one of the most interesting ways of naming a price.
5. Surprise Winner Shocks the Crowd at Costume Contest Finale
Aired on October 24, 2011
To celebrate Halloween, the staff of Gold & Silver took part in a costume contest with a $100 reward for the employee with the best outfit. Corey wore a headband that made it look like someone had stabbed his head with a knife, Rick dressed up as Dr. Evil from Austin Powers, Chumlee was Justin Bieber and the Old Man went as Rooster Cogburn from True Grit.
None of the contestants seemed to impress anyone else, but when Antwaun, the security guard, came in dressed as a giant baby with a binky, he won the prize money with the Harrisons’ and Chumlee’s approval. This demonstrated that Rick’s opening line, “You never know what’s gonna come through those doors,” applies to more than just the items pawned or sold.
6. Giant Nixon Head Looms Over the Pawn Star Shop
Aired on: November 29, 2015
The idea of a giant foam Richard Nixon head seems like an oddity, and it’s hard to imagine who would purchase it. It’s been made for the purpose of being worn, but it appears more like a bobblehead. It’s hard to believe that anyone would pay for such an item, let alone 2,500 dollars. It is believed this was created for entertainment purposes, as a gag item for the show “Just for Laughs.”
However, it’s difficult to understand why this item was created in the first place. It’s unlikely that there is a large demand for a giant foam Richard Nixon head, and it’s unlikely that anyone would be willing to pay 2,500 dollars for it. This piece of memorabilia is certainly a conversation starter, but it’s hard to imagine that anyone would pay such a large amount of money for it.
7. Heartfelt Tribute to the Old Man in Emotional Episode
Aired on: June 27, 2018
Richard “Old Man” Harrison, who had been on television for nearly a decade, passed away in June 2018 at the age of 77. The final episode of season 15 was dedicated to him, providing an hour-long display of his greatest moments. Rick Harrison shared his thoughts on his father, and clips were shown to demonstrate how much the Old Man valued his family, business, and interests.
Viewers were given an intimate look into the lives of the characters they had been following for the last nine years. The featured scenes of the Old Man showed him in his finest moments – when he was content, or when he was sternly dealing with other Gold & Silver employees. He was renowned for his straightforward manner and sense of justice, making him one of the most popular figures on the show.
Pawn Stars is an American reality television series that first aired in 2009 and has since become something of an American cultural phenomenon. The show revolves around the day-to-day activities of the staff of the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show has been praised for its unique combination of antiques, history, and pop culture. It is a show that has captivated viewers of all ages and backgrounds.
Pawn Stars has been credited with helping to revive the pawn shop industry and has spawned a number of spin-offs. The show has become a must-watch for those interested in learning more about the history and culture surrounding the antiques and collectibles showcased on the show. Pawn Stars is a unique and entertaining show that has become a favorite among viewers of all ages.