Storage Hunters

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Storage Hunters
Format Reality
Starring Sean Kelly
Brandon & Lori Bernier
The Taylor Brothers
Jesse McClure
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 74
Production
Location(s) United States
Running time 21 minutes
Production company(s) T Group Productions
Broadcast
Original channel TruTV
Original run June 21, 2011 (2011-06-21) – present
External links
Website

Storage Hunters is an American television series that premiered on June 21, 2011 on TruTV.[1] The show focuses on auctioneer Sean Kelly's[2] sale of storage auctions and the interactions between bidders Brandon and Lori Bernier, The Taylor Brothers, Jesse McClure, Tarrell "T-Money" Wright, Ron "Papa Bear" Kirkpatrick, Kashuna, Wade, FJ, Scott and Chrissy Tassone, The Alvardos Brothers, "Desert Dan," Mone "Prohawk" Smith, Soccer Mom and the lock cutters/security guards, Will C. (Season 1), Cameron "Green Mile" Rowe (Season 2-Present).[3][4]

In the UK and Ireland the show is broadcast on the digital channels Dave & Quest TV. Tom Eames writing in Digital Spy described it as "one of the least authentic and most fake shows you will ever see, and comes under the umbrella of 'trashy reality' programmes that the US are very good at", but added that "somehow, it is strangely addictive and enjoyable, and has clearly become a big guilty pleasure of many British viewers."[5]

Participants[edit]

Main Buyers[edit]

  • Brandon & Lori Bernier (Season 1-present): Husband and wife duo who attend over 1,000 auctions a year. Brandon is a former boxer who has attended storage auctions for more than 20 years.
  • Dustin Taylor & James Taylor (Season 1): The Taylor Brothers are the main opponents of Brandon and Lori. They try to intimidate the other bidders so that they can claim the bin for themselves. They are the biggest threat for Brandon and Lori and they often bid higher than all of the other bidders. Dustin has physically attacked Brandon on two occasions. While James departured after Season 1, Dustin returned during Season 2 for one more showdown with Brandon and Lori but that lasted for only two episodes before he departured. The Taylors also have a great knowledge on vintage items like tractors and train sets.
  • Jesse McClure (Season 2-present, minor buyer in Season 1): Started off as a minor buyer along with Papa Bear, T-Money and Kashuna but became the biggest rival to Brandon and Lori from Season 2 onwards following the departure of their opponents, The Taylor Brothers after Season 1. McClure has been in the auction business since he was a child working at his family's antique store. Due to this, he has a massive knowledge of resale values.

Minor Buyers[edit]

  • Scott Tassone & Chrissy Tassone (Season 2) who among the rest brought great competition to the show with their brilliant knowledge of how auctions really work.
  • Papa Bear (Season 1-Present): Papa Bear seems to only bid on bins that don't

contain many rare items but he likes bidding on bins that contain retro games.

  • T-Money (Season 1-Present): When T-Money finds something he wants he will do all he can to get it.
  • Wade (Season 1): Wade is an old rival of Brandon and Lori.
  • Kashuna Perfected (Season 1): Kashuna is a rival of Lori, T-Money and Papa Bear.
  • FJ (Season 1)
  • Desert Dan (Season 2)
  • Alvardos Brothers (Season 2)
  • Mone Smith (Season 3-Present)
  • Soccer Mom (Season 3-Present)

Season 1[edit]

The first season premiered Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 10 p.m. on TruTV. The pilot episode, which had been shown on January 18, 2011, was repeated on August 9, 2011, after the first eight episodes of the season had been shown. Main Bidders: Brandon & Lori Bernier, Dustin & James Taylor (The Taylor Brothers)

Total # Episode # Title Location Original air date
1 0 "Pilot (Forbidden Storage)" Hollywood, California January 18, 2011 (2011-01-18)
2 1 "Bloody Battle" Hollywood, California June 21, 2011 (2011-06-21)
3 2 "Cash Wars" Hollywood, California June 21, 2011 (2011-06-21)
4 3 "Brawlin' on the Bayou" New Orleans, Louisiana June 28, 2011 (2011-06-28)
5 4 "Rednecks & Riches" New Orleans, Louisiana July 5, 2011 (2011-07-05)
6 5 "Gamblin' Gods" Las Vegas, Nevada July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
7 6 "Disaster Strikes!" Las Vegas, Nevada July 19, 2011 (2011-07-19)
8 7 "Boston's Bad Blood" Boston, Massachusetts July 26, 2011 (2011-07-26)
9 8 "Score of the Century" Boston, Massachusetts August 2, 2011 (2011-08-02)
10 9 "Old Rivals, New Wars" Los Angeles, California November 15, 2011 (2011-11-15)
11 10 "Cash Dash" Montebello, California November 22, 2011 (2011-11-22)
12 11 "Medieval Melee" San Marcos, California November 29, 2011 (2011-11-29)
13 12 "Dirty Deeds, Dirtier Dealings" San Diego, California December 13, 2011 (2011-12-13)
14 13 "Dirty Gold Rush" Culver City, California December 20, 2011 (2011-12-20)
15 14 "Native Wars" Sun Valley, California December 27, 2011 (2011-12-27)
16 15 "Smoking Hot" Burbank, California January 3, 2012 (2012-01-03)
17 16 "Triple X" Reseda, California January 10, 2012 (2012-01-10)
18 17 "Built for Speed" Palm Springs, California January 17, 2012 (2012-01-17)
19 18 "Buyer Beware" Desert Hot Springs, California January 24, 2012 (2012-01-24)
20 19 "Fishing for Trouble" Compton, California January 31, 2012 (2012-01-31)
21 20 "All Out War" Crenshaw, California February 7, 2012 (2012-02-07)
22 21 "Judgment Day" San Pedro, California February 14, 2012 (2012-02-14)

Season 2[edit]

Main Bidders: Brandon & Lori Bernier, Jesse McClure

Total # Episode # Title Location Original air date
23 1 "Bid or Die" Hawaiian Gardens, California June 10, 2012 (2012-06-10)
24 2 "Never a Safe Bet" Redondo Beach, California June 17, 2012 (2012-06-17)
25 3 "Checkmate" El Monte, California June 24, 2012 (2012-06-24)
26 4 "Double Cross" July 1, 2012 (2012-07-01)
27 5 "Once in a Lifetime" July 8, 2012 (2012-07-08)
28 6 "Naughty Hands & Crazy Pants" July 15, 2012 (2012-07-15)
29 7 "Bowling for Billions" Santa Clara, California July 22, 2012 (2012-07-22)
30 8 "Sin City Sucker Punch" July 29, 2012 (2012-07-29)
31 9 "Now You See It No You Don't" August 5, 2012 (2012-08-05)
32 10 "This Can't Be!" August 12, 2012 (2012-08-12)
33 11 "Swollen Profits" August 19, 2012 (2012-08-19)
34 12 "Business in a Box" August 26, 2012 (2012-08-26)
35 13 "Hold Tight & Bid High" September 2, 2012 (2012-09-02)
36 14 "Men at War" January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)
37 15 "Stormy Waters" January 6, 2013 (2013-01-06)
38 16 "Claws for Cash" January 13, 2013 (2013-01-13)
39 17 "Truth or Dare" January 20, 2013 (2013-01-20)
40 18 "Torching the Competition" January 27, 2013 (2013-01-27)
41 19 "Fuel to the Fire" February 10, 2013 (2013-02-10)
42 20 "Dangerous Methods" February 17, 2013 (2013-02-17)
43 21 "Mother Truckers" February 24, 2013 (2013-02-24)
44 22 "Rhinestones and Thrones" March 3, 2013 (2013-03-03)
45 23 "Bear Hunters" March 10, 2013 (2013-03-10)
46 24 "Risky Business" March 26, 2013 (2013-03-26)
47 25 "Going for Broke" April 2, 2013 (2013-04-02)
48 26 "Deceptive Deals" June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)

Season 3[edit]

Main Bidders: Brandon & Lori Bernier, Jesse McClure

Total # Episode # Title Location Original air date
49 1 "Buried Alive" June 9, 2013 (2013-06-09)
51 2 "Behind Closed Doors" June 16, 2013 (2013-06-16)
50 3 "Lock & Load" June 23, 2013 (2013-06-23)
52 4 "Bling & Bang" June 30, 2013 (2013-06-30)
53 5 "Winter Wonderland" July 7, 2013 (2013-07-07)
54 6 "Out With The Old" July 14, 2013 (2013-07-14)
55 7 "The Dancing Bear" July 21, 2013 (2013-07-21)
56 8 "Surfs Up In Canyon County" July 28, 2013 (2013-07-28)
57 9 "Sound The Alarm" August 4, 2013 (2013-08-04)
58 10 "The Art Of The Bid" August 11, 2013 (2013-08-11)
59 11 "Wine Country" August 18, 2013 (2013-08-18)
60 12 "A Test Of Wills" August 25, 2013 (2013-08-25)
61 13 "Let It Fly" September 1, 2013 (2013-09-01)
62 14 "Let The Games Begin" November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
63 15 "By Hook Or By Crook" November 5, 2013 (2013-11-05)
64 16 "A Race To The Finish" November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
65 17 "Down Under" November 12, 2013 (2013-11-12)
66 18 "Hot & Heavy" November 19, 2013 (2013-11-19)
67 19 "Boys Club" November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
68 20 "Going Fishing" November 26, 2013 (2013-11-26)
69 21 "Whats In The Box?" December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
70 22 "Brandon vs Lori" December 3, 2013 (2013-12-03)
71 23 "Alls Fair in Love & War" December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
72 24 "After Dark" December 10, 2013 (2013-12-10)
73 25 "Aloha Hawaii Pt1" December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)
74 26 "Aloha Hawaii Pt2 : Islanders vs Mainlanders" December 17, 2013 (2013-12-17)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Storage Hunters Episode: "Storage Hunters"". Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  2. ^ Kelly, Sean. "The Charity Auctioneer". 
  3. ^ "Storage Hunters: Cast & Details". Retrieved 31 October 2012. 
  4. ^ Time Warner Networks, Inc. (2012-09-16). "Storage Hunter: Bios - Think Big (Money)". Time Warning Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2012-09-16. 
  5. ^ Eames, Tom (22 July 2013). "'Storage Hunters': Dave's addictive showcase of greed". Digital Spy

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