Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. Pawn Stars takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family - grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey - jointly run the family business, and there's clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It's up to them to determine what's real and what's fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone's mind, "What's the story behind it?" and "What's it worth?"
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Jurassic Pawn 18x24
Chum gets into the teen spirit when a unique piece of Kurt Cobain memorabilia comes into the shop; Rick takes a swing at a 1996 Atlanta Braves National League Championship ring; a customer comes in with a Jurassic Park pog collection.
Rick vs. The Globe of Death 18x23
Rick and Chum get a relatively genius package containing letters signed by Albert Einstein; they might figure out a deal; Chum and Corey marvel at replicas of Thor's helmet and hammer; an antique game shuffles into the shop.
Rick's Big Triumph 18x22
A chandelier made out of KFC buckets lights up the shop; Rick gets revved up over a very special motorcycle; Chum tries to talk his way into buying a vintage Teddy Ruxpin doll; an eerie artifact bears a strange resemblance to Chum.
Wanted: Pawn or Alive 18x21
Rick is ready for some football when a Super Bowl bucket hat rushes into the shop; Spencer brings in an Incredible Hulk comic book; a set of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs pencil holders awaken Corey's interest.
Bohemian Pawnsody 18x20
Rick gets a chance at an iconic collection of Hard Rock photographs; Corey gets revved up for a Harley-Davidson motor; Rick and Chum come face to face with giant statues of the Chipmunks; a collection of Pat Morita memorabilia comes into the shop.
Off the Rails 18x19
When Chum gets his hands on a trio of vintage comic strip characters, will the seller play with his emotions, and toy around with a deal? Next, a book by Amelia Earhart flies into the shop. Will Rick dare to make a deal, or will the price soar too high? Then, a pair of "Romeo and Juliet" sculptures hits the counter. Can Chum play a part in the negotiation before it turns tragic? And later, the guys take a trip to meet up with Spencer at the Glamis Sand Dunes to check out a one of a kind sandrail. Can Rick drive home a deal, or will he be left in the dust?
Once a Pawn a Time in Hollywood 18x18
When a vintage Yellow Cab hat pulls into the shop, can Rick hail a fare deal? Next, a seller pops in with a gum ball machine. Will he stick to a fair price, or do Corey and Chum have to burst his bubble? Then, Corey gets to play with the world's first video game console. Can he control the negotiation, or will it be game over? Finally, Rick and Chum are ready for their close up as they head west to check out a treasure trove of Hollywood memorabilia in California.
Atomic Pawn 18x17
Chum goes for a hole-in-one when a signed Jack Nicklaus golf glove swings into the shop. Meanwhile, Corey targets a G.I. Joe Tomahawk helicopter toy. Will he get to be a real American hero, or will this deal go AWOL? Next, an antique Fender amp rocks Chum's world. Will the price be music to his ear, or off key? And later, Rick and Spencer go on a picking adventure in Huntington Beach, California. When they find a treasure trove of military items, does Rick have enough ammunition to close the deal?
Pawn Stars and Movie Stars 18x16
Rick and Chum flip out when Spencer stops by the shop with a few vintage items. Will they tilt the negotiations in their favor, or will they not be able to see eye to eye? Next, a Bruno Mars platinum album spins into the shop. Can Corey land a funky deal, or will he get locked out of negotiations? Later, Chum twists and shouts when a pair of boots signed by Ringo Starr walk into the shop. Will he and the seller be able to come together, or will Chum have to make his peace with not landing a deal? And finally, Rick calls in actor Dennis Quaid to help authenticate a signed poster for his upcoming movie. Can Rick be a great communicator, or will the seller give him the cold shoulder?
To Infinity and Be-pawned! 18x15
Rick tries to win one from the Gipper when a special pendant hits the counter. Can the patron saint of pawn shops help Rick land the deal? Next, a massive collection of vinyl LPs has Chum's head spinning. Can he get into a groove with the seller, or will this deal get scratched? Then, it's happy days for Corey when a dress from Laverne and Shirley comes into the shop. Will he be able to skirt the issues with this item? Or will Corey take the L and let the dress walk out of the shop? And finally, Rick and Chum get fired up when they head to the desert to shoot the shop's newest firearm. But their canon feels quaint when they spot the big guns - and Rick might just explode from jealousy.
That's the Way the Cookie Crumbles 18x14
When a Mick Foley T-shirt and autographed mask come into the shop, Rick calls in a special guest to authenticate it; a seller walks in with an unopened McDonald's cookie from the 1980s.