American Chopper (season 5)

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Season 5
Country of origin  United States
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel TLC
Original run January 17, 2008 (2008-01-17) – October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)
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The American Chopper series consists of several main seasons and also types of episodes (specials, etc.). The purpose of this guide is to organize the episodes of 'Season 5' which was originally aired in 2008.

Episodes, Season 5: 2008[edit]

Ep # Total Title Airdate
1 114 "Army National Guard 1" January 17, 2008 (2008-01-17)
OCC locks and loads as it pays tribute to the troops with a custom bike for the Army National Guard. Paul Sr. takes a walk down the aisle with Beth. Using concepts sent in by the troops, Paul Jr. and Jason Pohl get started on the design. Then, after fabrication begins, Cody steps up to fill a void, and Sr. takes him under his wing.[1]
2 115 "Army National Guard 2" January 24, 2008 (2008-01-24)
OCC marches forward with the Army National Guard Patriot Bike. With assembly looming, an eager Jason Pohl has the opportunity to advance his training. But Pohl's ignorance of shop rules creates tension amongst the crew, and Sr. hosts some injured vets to pay tribute to their sacrifice.[1]
3 116 "Michigan Bike/My Name is Earl 1" January 31, 2008 (2008-01-31)
Mikey gets in the game and heads up OCC's latest creation -- a Wolverine bike for the University of Michigan's Mott Children's Hospital. The cast from NBC's "My Name is Earl" bursts onto the scene and gets the OCC team to build a My Name is Earl bike.[1]
4 117 "My Name is Earl 2" February 7, 2008 (2008-02-07)
Mikey reveals the University of Michican bike at Michigan-OSU football game Then the guys are off to Hollywood for a reveal party with the cast of NBC's show "My Name is Earl".[1]
5 118 "Gander Mountain 1" February 14, 2008 (2008-02-14)
OCC packs its equipment and moves on to its next project -- a custom chopper for Gander Mountain, an outdoor lifestyle company. As design gets under way, Jr. decides to go with an off-road theme. But a disagreement over fabrication ignites into a full-scale blowout that brings the project to a screeching halt.[1]
6 119 "Gander Mountain 2" February 21, 2008 (2008-02-21)
OCC continues on its latest custom creation -- a street bike/motocross hybrid for the outdoor lifestyle company Gander Mountain. The Teutuls travel to Brazil to unveil a special bike and find themselves invited to the presidential palace. Back at the shop, doubts about Pohl's abilities quickly resurface, and his inexperience tests Sr.'s patience. Mikey steps in and challenges the old man to a competition that fosters some father-son bonding.[1]
7 120 "Craftsman / Die Hard 1" February 28, 2008 (2008-02-28)
OCC charges up its latest double build: Sr.'s custom creation for Craftsman Tools, and Jr.'s two-wheeled showpiece for DieHard Batteries. The guys travel to South Africa, where they immerse themselves in the local bike culture and head to the bush, to make some new friends. But back at the shop, Craftsman drops the hammer and sends Sr. and Pohl back to the drawing board.[1]
8 121 "Craftsman / Die Hard 2" March 6, 2008 (2008-03-06)
OCC continues on its latest double build - custom bikes for Craftsman Tools and DieHard Batteries. After a jam session with rock 'n' roll legend Chubby Checker gets the crew doing the twist, both teams race into assembly and the Sr.-Jr. rivalry heats up. But as Team Craftsman is delayed, Team DieHard pulls ahead and Mikey moves forward with his latest project, recruiting Sr. to lend a hand. Once Mikey's unusual creation passes its test, Sr. and his team must rally to get their Craftsman project done.[1]
9 122 "Klipsch Bike" March 13, 2008 (2008-03-13)
OCC tunes in and cranks it up, as it builds a custom bike for Klipsch Audio Technologies. But staffing shortages around the shop have the crew scrambling, forcing Sr. to amp everyone up on a quest to hire new people.[1]
10 123 "Viega Corporation Bike" March 20, 2008 (2008-03-20)
OCC pulls out all the stops and takes on a project for the plumbing and heating technology company, Viega Corporation. Manpower issues continue to plague the shop, and company demands push JQ to the limit.[1]
11 124 "BSN Bike" April 24, 2008 (2008-04-24)
OCC pumps it up on its latest custom creation for nutritional supplement company, BSN. During fabrication Jr. & Sr. go face to face over missing tools, and the Girls of BSN stop in to lend a hand.[1]
12 125 "Manitowoc Crane Company Bike" May 1, 2008 (2008-05-01)
OCC creates an industrial-themed bike for the Manitowoc Crane Group. As the build moves forward and the theme comes to life, Mikey lectures a group of second graders.[1]
13 126 "Production Bike Showcase" May 8, 2008 (2008-05-08)
The motorcycle industry singles out OCC for a prestigious award. But with no production bikes in house, the crew scrambles to get more built for the award showcase. With mock-up underway, the Teutuls head south with some new bikes and a reunion with Russell Crowe.[1]
14 127 "Dryvit Bike" June 12, 2008 (2008-06-12)
OCC moves into its new World Headquarters and takes on its first build in the new shop; a penguin-themed chopper for exterior insulation manufacturer, Drvyit Systems.[1]
15 128 "NY Giants Bike" June 19, 2008 (2008-06-19)
Paul Sr. gets the green light for Paul Jr. to design and build a custom chopper honoring the World Champion NY Giants. As Jr.'s freeform style inspires the build, OCC prepares for the grand opening of its new World HQ. The Teutuls huddle up to make the final decision on OCC's employee search.[1]
16 129 "Darien Lake Bike" June 26, 2008 (2008-06-26)
OCC twists and turns into its next project: the OCC Motocoaster bike for the Darien Lake Theme Park Resort. The Teutuls go west for an on-camera reunion and a guest spot on the TV show My Name is Earl, where the Earl cast gets some payback.[1]
17 130 "Sikorsky Bike" July 10, 2008 (2008-07-10)
Sr. recruits JQ and Jason Pohl to build a tribute bike for Sikorsky Aircraft, but fabrication hits some turbulence due to issues with the backbone and tank. The Teutuls take time out to treat special guests from the United Way to some outdoor fun. Back on the build, Sr's team bails out, forcing him to coax them back on board to get the project done.[1]
18 131 "Mercedes AMG" July 24, 2008 (2008-07-24)
The Teutuls get inspired by some high-end automotive engineering and build a luxury-performance bike for Mercedes Benz-AMG. Sr. taps a local artist to immortalize his kids in ink, and then takes some time to get away, with his best friend, Gus. The guys touch the past when they experience a piece of motorcycle history.[1]
19 132 "Strike Ten Entertainment" August 7, 2008 (2008-08-07)
OCC takes on a bowling-themed bike for Strike Ten Entertainment. Rick rolls a strike with his bowling ball tank, while Sr. takes Mikey to the farm and makes like a matador. The guys get into the spirit of the build and make an outing to the local lanes.[1]
20 133 "McCuff Industries" August 21, 2008 (2008-08-21)
21 134 "RJR Memorial Car Show" September 11, 2008 (2008-09-11)
22 135 "Web Bike: Special Edition" September 18, 2008 (2008-09-18)
23 136 "Steve Wyrick & Icee Bikes" October 9, 2008 (2008-10-09)
24 137 "Aaron Bike" October 16, 2008 (2008-10-16)
25 138 "Dodge Ram Bike" October 23, 2008 (2008-10-23)
26 139 "Schussler Bike" October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)

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