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Pawn Stars
From left: Rick Harrison, Austin "Chumlee" Russell, Corey Harrison, and Richard Harrison
GenreReality television
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons21
No. of episodes675 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Mary E. Donahue
  • Nicole Kaye
  • Shawn Witt
  • Gretchen Palek
  • Simon Thomas
  • Tracy Whittaker
  • Sean Moran
  • Rick Harrison
Running time20–21 minutes (2009–2018)
40–42 minutes (2019–present)
Production companiesLeftfield Pictures
Trifecta Entertainment & Media (syndication)
Original release
ReleaseJuly 19, 2009 (2009-07-19) –

Pawn Stars is an American reality television series shown on History and produced by Leftfield Pictures. The series is filmed in Las Vegas, Nevada, where it chronicles the daily activities at the World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop,[1] a 24-hour family business opened in 1989[2] and originally operated by patriarch Richard "Old Man" Harrison, his son Rick Harrison, Rick's son Corey "Big Hoss" Harrison, and Corey's childhood friend, Austin "Chumlee" Russell. The series, which became the network's highest rated show,[3][4] and the No. 2 reality show on television, behind Jersey Shore, debuted on July 19, 2009.[5][6]

The series depicts the staff's interactions with customers, which consist of buying, selling, and pawning artifacts; haggling over the price, and discussing the artifacts' historical background, with narration provided by either the Harrisons or Chumlee.

The series also follows the interpersonal conflicts among the cast. One reviewer referencing these conflicts described the show as a version of Antiques Roadshow "hijacked by American Chopper's Teutul family."[6] TV Guide has offered a similar description, calling the show "one part Antiques Roadshow, a pinch of LA Ink and a dash of COPS."[7]

Numerous local experts in a variety of fields also regularly appear to appraise the items being sold or pawned, two of whom have gone on to their own spin-off programs. Antique restorer/metal artist Rick Dale is the star of the series' first spin-off, American Restoration, which premiered in October 2010,[8][9][10] and mechanic/auto restoration expert Danny "The Count" Koker stars in the second spin-off, Counting Cars, which debuted August 13, 2012.[11][12]

The series has become a global phenomenon, broadcast in 150 countries and dubbed in 38 languages.[13]

Production history and format

The concept for Pawn Stars was conceived by Brent Montgomery and Colby Gaines of Leftfield Pictures, who were struck by the array of eclectic and somewhat seedy pawn shops in Las Vegas during a 2008 weekend visit to the city. Thinking such shops might contain unique characters, they searched for a family-run shop on which to center a TV series, until they found the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop less than two miles from the Las Vegas Strip.[14] It had been the subject of a 2001 PBS documentary,[15] and the manager and part-owner, Rick Harrison, had been trying unsuccessfully to pitch a show based on his shop for four years.[15][16] Both the shop and Rick had previously been featured in the Las Vegas episode of Insomniac with Dave Attell in 2003.[17]

The series was originally pitched to HBO, which wanted the series to be a Taxicab Confessions-style series taking place at the Gold & Silver's night window.[5] The format eventually evolved into the now-familiar family-oriented motif used in the series.[18] The series was picked up by History president Nancy Dubuc, who was trying to create more mainstream programs to balance out the network's surfeit of in-depth military programming. The show was initially titled Pawning History before a staffer at Leftfield suggested that Pawn Stars would fit better with the locale,[19] and the network agreed, believing that name to be more memorable.[18] The name is an intentional pun on porn stars.[13] The show's storyline was tweaked to bring it in line with the network's brand, which included the addition of on-camera experts appraising the items brought into the Gold & Silver, although interpersonal conflicts among the show's stars were not discouraged.[14]

World Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in 2010

The series is filmed on location at the World-Famous Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although jewelry is the most commonly pawned item at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop,[20] most of the customers featured in Pawn Stars episodes bring in a variety of vintage or antique items to the store, which has 12,000 items in its inventory as of July 2011 (5,000 of which are typically held on pawn).[21][22] Each episode consists of segments devoted to approximately five or six of these items in which one of the staff members, usually Rick Harrison, his son Corey, or Harrison's father Richard (known as the "Old Man"), explains the history behind the object. When the buyer is unable to evaluate an object, they consult with an expert who can evaluate it to determine its authenticity and potential value, and in the case of items needing repair, the cost of restoration or preparing the item for sale. Whoever is evaluating the object goes over the potential value with the customer, including the expert's opinion, if one is given, often interspersed with an interview in which he explains the basis of his decision to the viewer. A price tag graphic at the bottom corner of the screen displays the ever-changing dollar amount as the two negotiate over the item's price. On occasion, Rick will take the risk of purchasing items in need of restoration before determining their restoration costs, as demonstrated by his purchase of a marine chronometer in "Sharks and Cobras", and a barber's chair in "A Shot and a Shave".[23][24]

Also factoring into episode plots are narratives focusing on the relationships and conflicts among Rick, Corey, the Old Man, and Corey's childhood friend, Austin "Chumlee" Russell, who also works at the shop. Common conflicts include how to run the shop, the elder Harrisons questioning Corey's judgment,[25][26] and aspersions cast on Chumlee's intelligence and competence.[27]

Before the second commercial break, a multiple-choice trivia question related to the shop and its inventory, the cast members, or one of the featured items is shown, with the answer provided after the break; beginning with the Season 8 episode "A Very Vegas Christmas," a trivia question is asked at every commercial break.

In addition to spawning imitators and clones, such as the truTV series Hardcore Pawn, and History's own Cajun Pawn Stars, the success of Pawn Stars has been a boon to the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop, which has become a Las Vegas tourist site, and has expanded its business operations accordingly. Originally averaging between 70 and 100 customers per day, the shop's traffic increased to more than 1,000 per day by October 2010.[18] To handle the increased business, the shop hired nearly 30 new employees,[28] and underwent a $400,000 expansion of their showroom by two thirds, to 15,000 square feet,[14][18] the shop's tenth expansion since it opened.[29] Rick Harrison also mentioned in the Season 4 episode "Over the Top" that he was building a gym above the Pawn Shop for the staff's use. The shop also sells its own brand merchandise, the designs of which originate from fans entering design competitions on Facebook, which saves the Harrisons the cost of hiring professional designers. The staff's presence on Facebook and Twitter also ensures audiences during local nightclub appearances, for which Corey Harrison and Chumlee Russell are paid $1,000 a night.[3] However, as a result of filming at the shop, the four main cast members can only work the main counter during shoot days. This is due to laws requiring the identities of customers pawning items to remain confidential, and tourists and fans taking photos and video in the showroom would preclude this. When shooting episodes of the series, the store is temporarily closed to the public, with only a handful of vetted customers allowed into the showroom.[15][30]

In July 2011, Harrison signed a record-breaking 80-episode renewal contract for four more seasons of the series.[3]

After being broadcast during its first four years on Mondays at 10 p.m. ET, the program moved to Thursday nights at 9 p.m. ET on May 30, 2013,[31] replacing Swamp People, which moved an hour later to 10 p.m. ET.[32] The program also received a new opening and theme song, "Winning Isn't Everything," performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd.[31] The opening was replaced again with different theme music from an uncredited artist on June 12, 2014.[33]


SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
125July 19, 2009 (2009-07-19)December 27, 2009 (2009-12-27)
233January 18, 2010 (2010-01-18)July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)
330August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16)March 28, 2011 (2011-03-28)
438April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04)November 8, 2011 (2011-11-08)
530November 28, 2011 (2011-11-28)March 5, 2012 (2012-03-05)
628April 9, 2012 (2012-04-09)September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03)
734November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)March 11, 2013 (2013-03-11)
846May 30, 2013 (2013-05-30)December 26, 2013 (2013-12-26)
952January 2, 2014 (2014-01-02)June 26, 2014 (2014-06-26)
1047July 10, 2014 (2014-07-10)December 22, 2014 (2014-12-22)
1142January 8, 2015 (2015-01-08)August 10, 2015 (2015-08-10)
1245October 22, 2015 (2015-10-22)July 20, 2016 (2016-07-20)
1329July 27, 2016 (2016-07-27)February 6, 2017 (2017-02-06)
1430April 10, 2017 (2017-04-10)August 28, 2017 (2017-08-28)
1530October 16, 2017 (2017-10-16)June 27, 2018 (2018-06-27)
1620January 21, 2019 (2019-01-21)August 19, 2019 (2019-08-19)
1728October 21, 2019 (2019-10-21)July 27, 2020 (2020-07-27)
1826November 16, 2020 (2020-11-16)September 25, 2021 (2021-09-25)
1917October 2, 2021 (2021-10-02)January 6, 2022 (2022-01-06)
2014April 23, 2022 (2022-04-23)September 20, 2022 (2022-09-20)
2110October 5, 2022 (2022-10-05)December 3, 2022 (2022-12-03)
2214March 16, 2023 (2023-03-16)June 29, 2023 (2023-06-29)


Main shop staff

  • Richard "Rick" Kevin Harrison[34] – Co-founder/co-owner of the pawn shop. The son of "The Old Man" Richard and father of "Big Hoss" Corey, he has earned the nickname "The Spotter" due to his sharp eye for rare and valuable items. He started in the pawn business at the age 13.[35][36] Rick co-founded the "Gold & Silver" pawn shop with his father in 1989,[2] at the age of 23. Boasting that "Gold & Silver" is the only family-owned pawn shop in Las Vegas, Rick says he dropped out of high school in the tenth grade because he was making $2,000 a week selling fake Gucci bags. An avid reader since childhood, his favorite area of historical study is the Royal Navy, from the late 1700s to the early 1800s.[37] Harrison also appears on United Stuff of America, an H2 series from the producers of Pawn Stars that focuses on notable artifacts that were used in important moments in history, which premiered in June 2014.[38][39]
  • Richard Benjamin "The Old Man" Harrison – Rick's father, Corey's grandfather, and the founder/co-owner of the pawn shop,[36] which he opened in 1989[2] with his son Rick. He was usually referred to by his nickname, "The Old Man," which he earned at age 38, according to the episode "Fired Up."[40] The Lexington, North Carolina, native[41] and 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy, was the first to arrive at the shop in the morning,[42] and had not had a sick day since 1994.[43] He was especially passionate about automobiles, showing an interest in all types of cars,[44] from the 1966 Chrysler Imperial his son and grandson had restored for his 50th wedding anniversary[45] to the mid-1960s B&Z Electra-King electric car shown to them in "Honest Abe," which he suggested could be converted into a golf cart.[46] In the episode that aired on July 31, 2017, it was mentioned that he was retired. Harrison died in June 2018.
Corey Harrison (left) and Austin "Chumlee" Russell pictured in 2010. Both are part of the main staff of the pawn shop.
  • Corey Harrison – Rick's son and Richard's grandson, who is nicknamed "Big Hoss."[47] and started working at the shop at age nine, polishing jewelry.[48] He is now the manager of the shop's day-to-day operations,[49] makes the most purchases of anyone in the shop and is being groomed by Rick to be the boss one day. Corey often comes into conflict with his father and grandfather over his knowledge of the shop's inventory,[50] his responsibilities as a manager,[25] and his overall judgment in sales,[51] in particular his purchases of expensive items.[26] Following gastric lap band surgery in 2010 and a change to his diet, Harrison's weight went down from 402 lb (182 kg) to approximately 210 lb (95 kg) by July 2014.[52] In Season 6, he tells the elder Harrisons that he will take a job at another business if he is not given a 10% partnership in the shop.[53] He remains with the shop after he is given a raise and a 5% partnership with the possibility of a greater stake in the business in the future.[54]
  • Austin "Chumlee" Russell – Corey's friend, who started working at the shop when he was 21.[55] Chumlee was given his nickname aged twelve by the father of a childhood friend, who named him after the walrus sidekick of Tennessee Tuxedo.[56][57] He does behind-the-counter work at the shop, such as testing the items, loading them, and writing the tickets for items purchased by others.[58] He is often the butt of the others' jokes for his perceived lack of intelligence and his incompetence,[27][59] for which he has been referred to as a "village idiot."[40][57][60] Chumlee has responded to this by explaining that he is underestimated and points to his expertise in pinball machines, which he utilizes in the second-season episode "Pinball Wizards," much to Corey's surprise, as an example of one of the areas in which he is knowledgeable. Chumlee later displays the ability to repair a gas-powered toy car in "Never Surrender"[61] and expert knowledge in discerning a fake pair of Air Jordan V sneakers in the following episode, "Honest Abe".[46][62] As a result of the show, Russell formed his own company which sells novelty items, including T-shirts of his own design, and arranges for his personal appearances. He sold half of the company in 2010 to Rick Harrison for $155,000, so that the shop could handle orders of his merchandise more efficiently.[63]

Minor shop staff

  • Danielle "Peaches" Rainey[49] – One of the shop staff members. In the episode "Rope a Dope" she is punished for her habitual tardiness by being put on the graveyard shift with Chumlee, who harbors an unrequited affection for her. She reluctantly helps Rick appraise a box of Playboy magazines in "Peaches & Pinups," despite her distaste for the task.[64] The Old Man asks her about Chumlee's whereabouts in "Chum Goes AWOL".[65] She is also seen socializing with the other shop staff in the closing scene of "Confederate Conundrum".[66]
  • Olivia Black – A night shift employee hired in Season 5. She is among the applicants favored by Corey and Chumlee, because of her attractiveness, when they screen the applicants in "Learning the Ropes".[67] She is hired, after being further interviewed by Rick and The Old Man in "Crosby, Stills and Cash",[68] and begins her training in "Les is More".[69] In "Corey's Big Burn", she is shown working with night shift customers with Chumlee, though Rick and The Old Man express concern that the double shifts Chumlee is working as a result of volunteering to train her (which they perceive to be motivated solely by his attraction to her) might be too much for him.[70] Black was fired from the show on December 19, 2012, when her 2008 nude modeling work for the soft porn website SuicideGirls was revealed.[71][72] Four days after being fired from Pawn Stars, she returned to SuicideGirls and shot a new pictorial for them.[73] She was fired only from the show, not from the shop, where she continued to work off-camera before quitting a few months later.[74]
Antwaun Austin works as bouncer in the shop.
  • Antwaun Austin[75][76] – The shop's 6'5" security guard.[77][75] Usually seen in the background, Antwaun sometimes sells store T-shirts to people who come in, helps customers carry large items, and when necessary, removes customers who are unruly or disruptive.[77] In "Flight of the Chum", for example, he attempts to intervene when a seller becomes irate after Rick informs him that the Perseus statue he brought into the shop is not an original by Émile Louis Picault, but a copy.[78] He features heavily in an episode storyline for the first time in the Season 4 episode "Teacher's Pet" in which he is revealed to have worked at the shop for three years and is tutored by Chumlee on negotiating prices and discerning genuine gold.[75] When he later prepares to take a few days off in "Security," he in turn tutors Chumlee on how to work the door.[79]
  • Fat Back – An in-house mechanic, who also provides appraisals on the condition of vehicles.[80]
  • Johnny – An in-house mechanic and expert in racing and other sporting memorabilia.[81][82]
  • Scott – One of the shop's part-time employees, who spends much of his time at flea markets and estate sales, purchasing items that Rick will purchase from him to sell in the shop.[83]
  • Andy – The shop's head of security. He first features prominently in a storyline in the Season 6 episode "Shekel and Hyde".[84]
  • Lili – A college intern at the shop from UNLV. She is hired as an intern in the Season 8 episode "What Happens in Vegas"[85] and is later promoted to a part-time paid position at the shop in the Season 9 episode "Ponies and Phonies."[86]

Recurring experts

Professional specialists are sometimes called in by the pawn shop to determine the authenticity and value of the items brought in, and in some cases, to restore them. The following is a list of recurring experts who have appeared in two or more episodes.

Name Area of expertise
Mark Allen Performer and collector of Western memorabilia, and owner of Wild West Arts Club and Western Stage Props.[87][88][89]
Jesse Amoroso Expert in stringed instruments, and owner of Cowtown Guitars.[90][91][92]
Brenda Anderson Handwriting expert and owner of Expert Handwriting Analysis.[93][94]
Joe Ashman Expert in guns and weapons, and owner of Ashman's Pioneer Market in Fillmore, Utah.[95]
David Baker Expert in antique swords. Also appears as a judge in History TV's Forged in Fire.
Jemison Beshears Expert in weapons and antique arms.[96][97]
Jeremy Brown Expert in sports memorabilia and cards, and owner of Ultimate Sports Cards & Memorabilia.[98][99]
Rick Dale Metal artist and antique restorer, and owner of Rick's Restorations.[100][101] Dale also stars in American Restoration, a spin-off set at Rick's Restorations and starring Dale and his staff, which premiered in October 2010.[8][9][10]
Tony Dee Antique firearms expert, who operates The Gun Store.[102]
Bob Demel Expert in antique weapons, militaria and other types of antiques, and owner of Antiques, Arms & Armor Historical Investments, Coto de Caza, California.[103]
Ferdinand Geitner Master watchmaker and clockmaker, expert in timepieces, and owner of Montecito Clock Gallery.[104][105]
Craig Gottlieb Firearms and military antiques expert, and owner of Craig Gottlieb Military Antiques.[106][107] Like Rick Harrison, he also appears on the series United Stuff of America.[108]
Steve Grad Principal authenticator at Becket Authentication Services.[109]
Mark Hall-Patton Expert in 20th century artifacts and history, and administrator of the Clark County Heritage Museum and the Howard W. Cannon Aviation Museum at McCarran Airport.[110][111] Hall-Patton, affectionately nicknamed The Beard of Knowledge, is the expert most often consulted by the Harrisons,[112] and also appears on the spinoff American Restoration.[113] Unlike most of the experts who appear on the show, Hall-Patton never offers a financial estimate of an item's value, preferring to only establish authenticity and historical significance. This is in keeping with the International Council of Museums ethics code and many museum policies against staff providing monetary appraisals.[114] Although the Clark County Museum was little-known outside of Las Vegas, and has no advertising budget, annual attendance soared nearly 70% since 2012, reaching 42,000 in 2013.[115] Like Rick Harrison, he also appears on the series United Stuff of America.[116]
Johnny Jimenez Expert in vintage toys, and owner of Toy Shack of Las Vegas.[117][118]
Steve Johnston Expert in vintage toys and owner of Rogue Toys.
Danny "The Count" Koker Motorcycle and automobile restoration expert, and owner of Count's Kustoms.[119][120] Koker has also guest-starred on Rick Dale's spinoff, American Restoration,[121] and stars in his own spinoff, Counting Cars, which premiered in August 2012.[11][12]
Wally Korhonen Expert in automobile restoration and owner of Rusty Nuts Rods and Customs.[122][123]
Dana Linett Expert in artifacts from Early American history, including the Colonial and Revolutionary periods, and President of Early American History Auctions.[124]
Mark Logan Expert in classic and performance cars, as well as dragsters, and President of Nevada Classics, Inc. and Shelby Cars Northwest.[125][126]
Brett Maly Fine art appraiser for Art Encounter in Las Vegas.[127]
Drew Max Forensic document examiner/handwriting expert, and owner of Authentic Autographs Unlimited.[128]
Paul Milbury Owner of Military Historical Arms & Antiques, and an expert in historical military arms and antiques from 1776 – World War II.[129]
Roy Page Expert in vintage vacuum tube appliances, and owner of Roy's Repair-O-Rama, which specializes in such appliances.[130]
Sean Rich Antique arms and armory expert, specializing in the 16th to 18th centuries, and owner of Tortuga Trading Inc.[131][132] He also appeared as an expert in the National Geographic Channel show Lords of War.[133]
Rebecca Romney Expert in rare books, manuscripts and documents from the 15th to the 21st centuries; former manager at the Las Vegas Gallery of Bauman Rare Books, and co-founder of rare book firm Type Punch Matrix.[134][135][136][137]
Charles Roof Archery specialist and manager of Pacific Archery Sales.[138]
Murray SawChuck Professional magician, magic historian, and owner of Murray Productions Inc.[139]
Matthew C. Shortal Aviation expert, Marine F-18 and Navy Blue Angels pilot, and graduate of Top Gun.[140]
Jay Tell Expert in coins, paper currency and stamps, and owner of Americana Stamp & Coin Galleries.[141][142]
David Vagi Expert in coins and director of NGC Ancients.[143][144]
Mike Yamasaki Japanese sword authenticator.[145]
Bill Ybarzabal Boat restorer and owner of A1A Marine Tech.[146][147]

Celebrity cameo appearances

Cameo appearances have been made by Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Bob Dylan, Jeremy McKinnon, Meredith Vieira, the Oak Ridge Boys, George Stephanopoulos, Matt Kenseth, Steve Carell, Kip Winger, Roger Daltrey, Katie Couric, Vic Flick, Butch Harmon, Billy Gibbons, and Marc-André Fleury.[148]


U.S. television ratings

By January 2011, Pawn Stars was History's highest-rated series. An original episode broadcast on January 24, 2011, was watched by seven million viewers, the most watched telecast ever on the History channel, according to the network and Nielsen Media Research.[3][149] In 2011, it was the second-highest-rated reality series on TV behind Jersey Shore, attracting 7.6 million viewers.[150] In 2016, a New York Times study of the 50 TV shows with the most Facebook likes found that Pawn Stars was most popular in rural Kentucky.[151]

Critical reception

Christopher Long, reviewing the first season DVD for DVD Town, praised the series for its cast and the educational value of the items examined, calling it 'addictive' and "...a big-time winner..." and opined that it is the best show on History, and perhaps cable. In one issue of TV Guide, writer Rob Moynihan included the show in a list of "guilty pleasures."[7] April McIntyre of Monsters and Critics, whose negative view of pawn shops influenced her view of the series' setting, reviewed one episode of the series, which she labeled a "cool Antiques Roadshow." Though she found aspects of it interesting, she criticized what she perceived as an emphasis on cheap laughs at the expense of family patriarch Richard Harrison over the show's historical material, as well as Corey Harrison's weight. She ultimately saw potential for the series if aspects of it that she found to be in poor taste were curbed.[152] USA Today's Gary Strauss opined that the bickering among the Harrisons, as well as the customers seen in the shop, is "alternately amusing and grating." People magazine wrote of the show, "Think Antiques Roadshow, but with neon and far more tattoos."[153] Some of History's viewers were reportedly displeased with how reality series like Pawn Stars and Swamp People have replaced some of the network's previous history-oriented programming.[150]

The series has also attracted some criticism from other pawnbrokers, who while conceding its entertainment value, claim that the series' focus on the extravagant vintage items brought into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop are not typical of the average pawn shop, whose business is predicated on an individual's fixed income who bring in conventional objects in order to pay their bills, such as electronics, tools, and jewelry. Corey Grigson and Charles Brown, who own a shop called Pawn Stars, estimate that their average loan to a customer is between $50 and $100. They also point out that appraisals are handled by the staff, who rely on experience, reference works, and research, and not the outside experts who are frequently seen on the show aiding the Harrisons.[154]

The success of the series has also lent itself to parody. At the June 2011 NHL Awards in Las Vegas,[155] the Hanson Brothers from the movie Slap Shot appeared in a spoof sketch in which they try to sell the Stanley Cup to Harrison at the Gold & Silver.[156]

Awards and honors

In 2010, Rick Harrison and the staff of the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop were awarded the Pawnbroker of the Year Award by the National Pawnbrokers Association for bringing the industry greater recognition and a better image with the TV show.[157]

On July 17, 2012, the Clark County Commission declared that day to be "Pawn Stars/Gold & Silver Pawn Day." At the Commission meeting, Richard "The Old Man" Harrison donated $1,000 to the Clark County Heritage Museum, and lent the U.S. Senate floor chair used by Senator Patrick McCarran (sold to the Gold and Silver in the Pawn Stars episode "Take a Seat") to the museum as part of a display on Senator McCarran.[158]

Legal issues

In October 2012, A&E Networks and History, as well as cast members from the show, were sued in Clark County District Court in Las Vegas for interference with business practices by Wayne Jefferies, a Las Vegas promoter[159] and the Harrisons' manager, who represented them and Austin "Chumlee" Russell in their television business dealings.[160] Jefferies, who was instrumental in helping to launch the series,[161][162] states that after the show premiered, his influence in the show was increasingly reduced, and he was ultimately fired and left without his promised share of fees and merchandising royalties from the series. Jefferies states that this occurred after a leaked story on TMZ in January 2012 that indicated that the Pawn Stars cast was taken aback by History's launch of the spinoff Cajun Pawn Stars, which the cast had been unaware of.[159]

On March 9, 2016, Chumlee's home was raided during the course of an investigation into sexual assault allegations. During searches of his residence, police found crystal meth, marijuana, Xanax, and multiple firearms. Evidence of possible cocaine use was also found. In March 2016, Austin "Chumlee" Russell pleaded guilty to charges stemming from police having discovered an arsenal of weapons, marijuana, and other drugs at his home in Las Vegas.[163]


The show became an internet meme in 2016 that quoted the intro of the show with Rick Harrison narrating.

Spin-offs and similar series by Leftfield

Following the success of Pawn Stars, Leftfield Pictures created the following spinoffs of Pawn Stars:

  • American Restoration was Pawn Stars' first spinoff. It stars Rick Dale and his crew at Rick's Restorations and premiered in October 2010.[8][9][10]
  • Cajun Pawn Stars is set at the Silver Dollar Pawn & Jewelry Center, a pawn shop in Alexandria, Louisiana that is owned and operated by Jimmie DeRamus and his family. The show, which follows the same format as the original Pawn Stars, debuted on History on January 8, 2012.[164]
  • Counting Cars stars Danny "The Count" Koker, proprietor of Count's Kustoms, and follows a format similar to American Restoration, in which Koker and his staff restore and modify classic automobiles. Counting Cars debuted on August 13, 2012, after Pawn Stars.[11][12]
  • Pawn Stars UK is a local version of Pawn Stars set in the United Kingdom, which premiered in the UK on the History channel on August 26, 2013.[165] Like Cajun Pawn Stars, Pawn Stars UK shows the trade of collectibles from the local perspective.[166] It ran for two seasons from 2013 to 2015.[167][168] There were talks about filming a third season, but the pawn shop featured in the show, Regal Pawn, shut down under mysterious circumstances.[169]
  • Pawnography is a game show that first aired on July 10, 2014, on History. Hosted by comedian Christopher Titus and featuring Rick, Corey, and Chumlee as panelists, Pawnography features contestants answering questions related to selected items sold at the Gold and Silver, for a chance to win said items.[170]
  • Pawn Stars SA is a local version of Pawn Stars set in South Africa; that premiered on October 14, 2014, on the DSTV channel.[171]
  • Pawn Stars Australia is a local version of Pawn Stars set in Australia, that premiered in 2015 on Foxtel.[172]

In addition, Leftfield created five similar series that follow the same format as Pawn Stars:

  • Oddities, a Discovery Channel series which premiered in November 2010, focusing on the operations of a New York-based antiques shop.
  • Oddities: San Francisco, a spin-off of Oddities taking place at a San Francisco-based antiques shop, which debuted in June 2012 on the Science channel.[173][174]
  • What the Sell?!, a TLC series that debuted in March 2011, about three generations of women running an antiques shop in Wheaton, Illinois.
  • Ball Boys, an ABC series that debuted March 2012, about an owner of a sports collectibles shop and his son in Baltimore, Maryland.[175]
  • United Stuff of America, an H2 series that focuses on artifacts that played a key role in history, such as the cane with which Andrew Jackson fended off a presidential assassin, the axe Abraham Lincoln used as a young rail splitter, and the pencils Ulysses S. Grant used to write his memoirs.[38][39]


In 2011, History launched Pawn Stars: The Game for play on Facebook.[176]

In June 2011, Rick Harrison's autobiography, License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver, was published by Hyperion Books.[177] Harrison's autobiography details his childhood, some of the troubles he faced before he got into the pawning business, as well as anecdotes from his time at the Gold & Silver. Also, The Old Man, Corey, and Chumlee have their own chapters in the book, reflecting on their life and experiences at the pawn shop.[178]

In October 2011, the Redwood Hills Financial Group issued the Modern Cash Prepaid MasterCard Limited Edition: Gold & Silver Pawn Shop prepaid debit card, in a special tie-in with the Gold and Silver Pawn Shop.[179]

On September 5, 2012, it was announced that Bally Technologies would unveil a new slot machine featuring the cast of Pawn Stars the following month at the 2012 Global Gaming Expo,[180] which took place from October 2 to 4, 2012 in Las Vegas.[181]

See also


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  20. ^ "Pezzed Off". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 15. January 25, 2010. History.
  21. ^ "Face the Music". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 39. July 25, 2011. History.
  22. ^ "The Wright Stuff". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 44. August 15, 2011. History.
  23. ^ "Sharks and Cobras". Pawn Stars. Season 1. Episode 16. November 30, 2009. History."
  24. ^ ""A Shot and a Shave"". Pawn Stars. Season 1. Episode 18. December 7, 2009. History.
  25. ^ a b Examples include Rick's reaction to the purchase of a stolen item in "John Hancock's Hancock," and his perception of Corey's laziness in motivating staff people like Chumlee to keep the back storage area organized, as well as putting rare items on display at the shop instead of in the backroom in "Backroom Brawl."
  26. ^ a b Examples include his purchase of a boat in "Sink or Sell," despite his father's policy against buying boats, and his $38,000 purchase of a hot air balloon in "Hot Air Buffoon," despite his father's rule requiring him to consult him first when paying more than $10,000 for an item.
  27. ^ a b Other examples include the Old Man's remarks in "Plane Crazy" that Chumlee probably can't spell the word "art" and can barely tie his own shoelaces.
  28. ^ Corey Harrison indicates he manages 30 employees in the second-season episode "Backroom Brawl", and later states the shop has 48 employees in the third-season episode "Like a Rolling Chum". The June 2010 Entertainment Weekly source also indicates a staff of over 40 employees. According to Richard Harrison on Page 88 of his son's 2011 autobiography, License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver, the shop had 12 employees at the time the show began production.
  29. ^ "Peacemaker". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 27. May 9, 2011. History.
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  33. ^ "Who's Your Dali?". Pawn Stars. Season 9. Episode 47. June 12, 2014. History.
  34. ^ His middle name is established in "Chopper Gamble" (Episode 2.19).
  35. ^ His nickname is also established by the interstitial quiz that connects the second and third acts of the episode "Luck of the Draw."
  36. ^ a b Rick claims in "Steaks at Stake" to own 50% of the store, but Richard insists that Rick owns only 49%.
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  40. ^ a b "Fired Up". Pawn Stars. Season 1. Episode 15. November 30, 2009. History.
  41. ^ "Chummobile". Pawn Stars. Season 3. Episode 30. March 28, 2011. History.
  42. ^ "Phoning It In". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 32. July 12, 2010. History.
  43. ^ "Big Guns". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 13. March 8, 2010. History.
  44. ^ His passion for cars is mentioned in the first season episode "Rope a Dope" and the third season episode "Honest Abe." He mentions in the second season episode "Sharks and Cobras" that he has owned 40 cars in his life.
  45. ^ "Old Man's Booty". Pawn Stars. Season 1. Episode 17. December 7, 2009. History.
  46. ^ a b "Honest Abe". Pawn Stars. Season 3. Episode 14. November 1, 2010. History.
  47. ^ "Pawn Illustrated". Pawn Stars. Season 3. Episode 23. February 7, 2011. History.
  48. ^ "Guns and Rangers". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 5. February 1, 2010. History.
  49. ^ a b "Backroom Brawl". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 12. March 1, 2010.
  50. ^ His father quizzes him on this in "Rick's Big Bet".
  51. ^ Examples include Corey and the Old Man's bet in "Confederate Conundrum" that Corey could not sell a restored Rolex GMT watch for more than $4,800.
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  53. ^ "The Offer". Pawn Stars. Season 7. Episode 10. November 26, 2012. History.
  54. ^ "Silent but Chumlee". Pawn Stars. Season 7. Episode 13. December 10, 2012. History.
  55. ^ "Moon Walking". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 33. July 12, 2010. History.
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  57. ^ a b "Ready, Set, Pawn". Pawn Stars. Season 3. Episode 6. September 13, 2010. History.
  58. ^ "Some Like It Not". Pawn Stars. Season 6. Episode 25. August 27, 2012. History.
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  60. ^ Harrison, Rick; Keown, Tim; Russell, Austin (June 7, 2011). License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver. Hachette Books. p. 213. ISBN 9781401303808.
  61. ^ "Never Surrender". Pawn Stars. Season 3. Episode 13. November 1, 2010. History.
  62. ^ Corey also references Chumlee's knowledge of pinball machines in "Honest Able" as well.
  63. ^ Harrison, Rick; Keown, Tim; Russell, Austin (June 7, 2011). License to Pawn: Deals, Steals, and My Life at the Gold & Silver. Hachette Books. pp. 215–216. ISBN 9781401303808.
  64. ^ "Peaches & Pinups". Pawn Stars. Season 1. Episode 13. September 20, 2009. History.
  65. ^ "Chum Goes AWOL". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 2. January 18, 2010. History.
  66. ^ "Confederate Conundrum". Pawn Stars. Season 1. Episode 2. July 19, 2009. History.
  67. ^ "Learning the Ropes". Pawn Stars. Season 5. Episode 13. January 9, 2012. History.
  68. ^ "Crosby, Stills, and Cash". Pawn Stars. Season 5. Episode 15. January 16, 2012. History.
  69. ^ "Les is More". Pawn Stars. Season 5. Episode 18. January 23, 2012. History.
  70. ^ "Corey's Big Burn". Pawn Stars. Season 6. Episode 2. April 9, 2012. History.
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  75. ^ a b c "Teacher's Pet". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 34. September 19, 2011. History.
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  77. ^ a b "Pawn Stars: Security Detail", History Channel's official YouTube channel. December 18, 2009. Accessed June 14, 2011.
  78. ^ "Flight of the Chum". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 14. March 8, 2010. History.
  79. ^ "Security". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 36. September 26, 2011. History.
  80. ^ "License to Pawn". Pawn Stars. Season 2. Episode 21. May 2, 2010. History.
  81. ^ "Chumdog Millionaire". Pawn Stars. Season 3. Episode 10. October 18, 2010. History.
  82. ^ "Take a Seat". Pawn Stars. Season 4. Episode 6. April 18, 2011. History.
  83. ^ "Peeping Pawn". Pawn Stars. Season 3. Episode 1. August 16, 2010. History.
  84. ^ "Shekel and Hyde". Pawn Stars. Season 6. Episode 30. February 25, 2013. History.
  85. ^ "What Happens in Vegas". Pawn Stars. Season 8. Episode 23. August 29, 2013. History.
  86. ^ "Ponies and Phonies". Pawn Stars. Season 9. Episode 34. April 24, 2014. History.
  87. ^ "Rope a Dope" (Episode 1.9); "John Hancock's Hancock" (Episode 1.11); "Steaks at Stake" (Episode 2.6); "Ace in the Hole" (Episode 3.14); "Monkey Business" (Episode 3.27)
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  89. ^ "Shop Props, Blank Ammo, Replica Weaponry, Foam Props, Breakaway Glass". www.westernstageprops.com. Retrieved July 31, 2023.
  90. ^ "Hot Air Buffoon" (Episode 2.5); "Chumdog Millionaire" (Episode 3.22); "Strike a Chord" (Episode 4.10); "Honor They Father" (Episode 4.34)"; Face the Music" (Episode 4.38); "Buyer Beware" (Episode 5.5); "Les is More" (Episode 5.18); "Kick the Can" (Episode 5.51); "On Guard" (Episode 6.7); "Little Pawn Shop of Horrors" (Episode 6.17); "Book 'Em Rick" (Episode 6.31); "Tee'd Off" (Episode 8.50); "Ponies and Phonies" (Episode 8.55)
  91. ^ "Cowtown Guitars". Cowtown Guitars. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  92. ^ "Cowtown Guitars Under New Ownership". Vintage Guitar Magazine. July 7, 2011
  93. ^ "Damn Yankees" (Episode 1.6); "A Shot and a Shave" (Episode 2.4)
  94. ^ "Expert Handwriting Analysis' official site". Experthandwritinganalysis.com. December 28, 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  95. ^ Rick Harrison traveled to Utah to investigate items for sale at Ashman's market in "Sharpe Shooters" (Episode 4.30) and "Weird Science" (Episode 4.43), but Ashman later appeared at the Gold & Silver as an expert in "Rick or Treat" (Episode 4.54), "Cash Cash Bang Bang" (Episode 5.16) and "Hole in One" (Episode 5.19)
  96. ^ "Guilty as Charged" (Episode 5.31); "Trigger Happy" (Episode 5.36); Like a Rock (Episode 5.42); "Pin it to Win It" (Episode 5.45); "Jet Setters" (Episode 5.50)
  97. ^ Heritage Auctions. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
  98. ^ "Pipe Dreams" (Episode 4.47); "Poker Night" (Episode 4.53); "Mile High Club" (Episode 5.1); "Patriot Games" (Episode 5.2); "Blaze of Glory" (Episode 5.3); "Yankee Panky" (Episode 5.20); "Air Mail" (Episode 5.21); "Huddle Up" (Episode 5.24); "Pawnocchio" (Episode 5.25); "Corey's Big Burn" (Episode 5.32); "To the Moon" (Episode 5.34); "Pin it to Win It" (Episode 5.45); "Stalled Deals" (Episode 5.47); "Hot and Colt" (Episode 5.48); "Kick the Can" (Episode 5.51); "Free Willie" (Episode 5.54); "Thirty Something" (Episode 5.58); "Three Pawn Night" (Episode 6.3); "Wouldn't It Be Ice?" (Episode 6.12); "Silent but Chumlee" (Episode 6.13); "Little Pawn Shop of Horrors" (Episode 6.17); "Spare the Rodman" (Episode 6.20); "Off the Hook" (Episode 6.24); "Beam Me Up" (Episode 6.29)
  99. ^ "Sports Memorabilia Authentication Station Taking Place Saturday, February 16th at Ultimate Sports Cards & Memorabilia". Globe Newswire. February 11, 2008
  100. ^ "Time Machines" (Episode 1.8); "Rick's Big Bet" (Episode 1.10); "A Shot and a Shave" (Episode 2.4); "Wheels" (Episode 2.12); "Off the Wagon" (Episode 2.21); "Bumpy Ride" (Episode 2.26); "Hell Week" (Episode 2.29); "The British Are Coming" (Episode 2.31); "Trail Breaker" (Episode 3.1); "Deals from Hell" (Episode 3.6); "The Pick, The Pawn and the Polish" (Episode 4.35); "Making Cents" (Episode 4.36); "Putt, Putt, Pawn" (Episode 6.11); "Spare the Rodman" (Episode 6.20)
  101. ^ Rick's Restorations Archived September 12, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  102. ^ "A Shot and a Shave" (Episode 2.4); "Guns and Rangers" (Episode 2.16); "The Pick, The Pawn and the Polish" (Episode 4.35)
  103. ^ "Corey's Big Play" (Episode 5.11); "Help Wanted" (Episode 5.12)
  104. ^ "Sharks and Cobras" (Episode 2.2); "Rick's Bad Day" (Episode 2.11); "Ready, Set, Pawn" (Episode 3.18)
  105. ^ "Montecito Clock Gallery". Montecito Clock Gallery. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  106. ^ "Family Feud" (Episode 5.40); "Stuff It" (Episode 5.49); "Bullitt Proof" (Episode 5.52); "Cool as Ike" (Episode 5.53); Fork it Over (Episode 5.57); What You Talkin' 'Bout Sturgis? (Episode 6.1); "Wouldn't It Be Ice?" (Episode 6.12); "Take the Money and Run" (Episode 6.14); "Santa Chum" (Episode 6.16); "I Herd That" (Episode 6.18); "Lunch Larceny" (Episode 6.27); "Corey, I Am Your Father" (Episode 6.32); "Close, But No Cigar" (Episode 6.33)
  107. ^ "History Hunter: Craig Gottlieb Militaria". Retrieved June 14, 2012.
  108. ^ "American Firepower". United Stuff of America. Season 1. Episode 1. June 14, 2014. History.
  109. ^ "Steve Grad | Beckett Authentication Services". www.beckett-authentication.com. Retrieved December 31, 2021.
  110. ^ "Fired Up" (Episode 2.1); "Pezzed Off" (Episode 2.15); "Top Secret" (Episode 3.2); "Strike, Spare, BOOM" (Episode 3.8); "Message in a Bottle" (Episode 3.9); "Rough Riders" (Episode 3.10); "Moon Walking" (Episode 3.12); "Getting a Head" (Episode 3.16); "The Eagle Has Landed" (Episode 3.19); "Luck of the Draw" (Episode 4.3); "Case Closed" (Episode 4.6); "Darth Pawn" (Episode 4.7); "Put Up Your Dukes" (Episode 4.8), "Going Postal" (Episode 4.15); "Take a Seat" (Episode 4.21); "Spidey Cents" (Episode 4.25); "Necessary Roughness" (Episode 4.26); "Peacemaker" (Episode 4.27); "Broadsiding Lincoln" (Episode 4.29); "Buy the Book" (Episode 4.32); "Late Night Chum" (Episode 4.31); "Face the Music" (Episode 4.38); "Silent and Deadly" (Episode 4.42); "Pirate's Booty" (Episode 4.49); "Teacher's Pet" (Episode 4.50); "Security" (Episode 4.52); "Patriot Games" (Episode 5.2); "$=MC2" (Episode 5.7); "Pony Up" (Episode 5.8); "High Tops" (Episode 5.9); "Corey's Big Play" (Episode 5.11); "Over the Moon" (Episode 5.17); "Yankee Panky" (Episode 5.20); "Huddle Up" (Episode 5.24); "Guns Blazing" (Episode 5.26); "James Gang Rides Again" (Episode 5.27); "Corey's Big Burn" (Episode 5.32); "Bossy Pants" (Episode 5.37); "Family Feud" (Episode 5.40); "That Sinking Feeling" (Episode 5.44); "Jet Setters" (Episode 5.50); "Some Like It Not" (Episode 5.55); Fork it Over (Episode 5.57); "Three Pawn Night" (Episode 6.3); "On Guard" (Episode 6.7); "Sweet Pawn of Mine" (Episode 6.9); "Silent but Chumlee" (Episode 6.13); "It's a Wonderful Pawn" (Episode 6.15); "I Herd That" (Episode 6.18); "Spare the Rodman" (Episode 6.20); "Hair Force One" (Episode 6.22); "Comic Con" (Episode 6.23); "Room and Hoard" (Episode 6.25); "Hello, Goodbye" (Episode 6.34)
  111. ^ Ed Vogel (March 31, 2008). "Chapel to be museum fixture". Las Vegas Review-Journal.
  112. ^ As revealed by the interstitial trivia quiz shown at the beginning of Act 3 of "Spidey Cents" (Episode 4.25)
  113. ^ "Break In". American Restoration. Season 4. Episode 70. December 12, 2012. History.
  114. ^ "ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums, 2006". ICOM.org. Retrieved August 1, 2018.
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  116. ^ "Badass Presidents". United Stuff of America. Season 1. Episode 1. June 14, 2014. History.
  117. ^ "Like a Rolling Chum" (Episode 3.20); "Hello Nurse" (Episode 3.21); "Houdini's Handcuffs" (Episode 4.4); "Necessary Roughness" (Episode 4.26); "Buffalo Bull" (Episode 4.40); "Cannons and Klingons" (Episode 4.41); "Silent and Deadly" (Episode 4.42); "The King's Bling" (Episode 4.46); "Smells Like Pawn Spirit" (Episode 5.14); "Cash Cash Bang Bang" (Episode 5.16); "Cash is King" (Episode 5.22); "Bear-ly There" (Episode 5.23); "Pawnocchio" (Episode 5.25); "Zoodoo" (Episode 5.30); "What the Truck" (Episode 5.38); "Three Hour Tour" (Episode 5.39); "Stuff It" (Episode 5.49); "Comic Con" (Episode 6.23); "Room and Hoard" (Episode 6.25); "Grand Theft Corey" (Episode 6.28); "Beam Me Up" (Episode 6.29); "Corey, I Am Your Father" (Episode 6.32)
  118. ^ Toy Shack. Retrieved May 31, 2011.
  119. ^ "Getting a Head" (Episode 3.16); "The Eagle Has Landed" (Episode 3.19); "Bare Bones" (Episode 3.24); "Packing Heat" (Episode 4.2); "Pedal to the Medal" (Episode 4.5); "Ah, Shoot!" (Episode 4.14); "Chummobile" (Episode 4.16); "Pablo Pawncasso" (Episode 4.18); "Missile Attack" (Episode 4.20); "Spidey Cents" (Episode 4.25); "Sharps Shooters" (Episode 4.29); "The Pick, The Pawn and the Polish" (Episode 4.35); "Out of Gas" (Episode 4.45); "Bugs Money" (Episode 4.51); "Security" (Episode 4.52); "Blaze of Glory" (Episode 5.3); "Silence of the Lambo" (Episode 5.6); "Pony Up" (Episode 5.8); "High Tops" (Episode 5.9); "Apocalypse Wow" (Episode 5.10); "Help Wanted" (Episode 5.12); "Air Mail" (Episode 5.21); "Cash is King" (Episode 5.22); "To the Moon" (Episode 5.34); "Trigger Happy" (Episode 5.36); "What the Truck" (Episode 5.38); "Like a Rock" (Episode 5.42); "Stalled Deals" (Episode 5.47); "Hot and Colt" (Episode 5.48); "Bullitt Proof" (Episode 5.52); "Free Willie" (Episode 5.54); "Thirty Something" (Episode 5.58); "The Offer" (Episode 6.9); "It's a Wonderful Pawn" (Episode 6.15); "Grand Theft Corey" (Episode 6.28)
  120. ^ "Vince Neil Celebrates Grand Opening of Vince Neil Ink at The Rio" Archived August 26, 2015, at the Wayback Machine. VegasNews.com. September 13, 2009
  121. ^ "The Pick, The Pawn & The Polish". American Restoration. Season 2. Episode 14. July 11, 2011. History.
  122. ^ "Gangsters & Guitars" (Episode 1.5); "Helmet Head" (Episode 2.27)
  123. ^ "Rusty Nuts Rod-n-Custom". Rusty Nuts Rod-n-Custom. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  124. ^ "John Hancock's Hancock" (Episode 1.11); "PlaneCrazy" (Episode 1.12); "Steaks at Stake" (Episode 2.6); "Secret Santa" (Episode 2.8); "Chopper Gamble" (Episode 2.19); "Spooning Paul Revere" (Episode 2.20); "Zzzzzz" (Episode 2.30); "The British Are Coming" (Episode 2.31) "Aw Shucks!" (Episode 3.5); "Cornering the Colonel" (Episode 3.17); "Never Surrender" (Episode 3.25); "Honest Abe" (Episode 3.26); "Packing Heat" (Episode 4.2); "Harrison for President" (Episode 4.11); "Chummobile" (Episode 4.16); "Patton Pending" (Episode 4.24); "Broadsiding Lincoln" (Episode 4.29); "Honor Thy Father" (Episode 4.34)
  125. ^ "Sharks and Cobras" (Episode 2.2); "Ready, Set, Pawn" (Episode 3.18)
  126. ^ "Nevada Classics". Nevada Classics. Retrieved March 10, 2014.
  127. ^ "Monkey Business" (Episode 4.1); "Ah, Shoot!" (Episode 4.14); "Pablo Pawncasso" (Episode 4.18); "Looney Dunes" (Episode 5.4); "$=MC2" (Episode 5.7); "Apocalypse Wow" (Episode 5.10); "Dirty Sox" (Episode 5.43); "Pin it to Win It" (Episode 5.45); "Some Like It Not" (Episode 5.55); "Take the Money and Run" (Episode 6.14); "Funny Money" (Episode 6.19); "Million Dali Baby" (Episode 6.20); "Shekel and Hyde" (Episode 6.29); "Hello, Goodbye" (Episode 6.34); "April Fooled" (Episode 8.49)
  128. ^ "Phoning It In" (Episode 3.11); "Moon Walking" (Episode 3.12); "Like a Rolling Chum" (Episode 3.20); "Chumdog Millionaire" (Episode 3.22); "Pedal to the Medal" (Episode 4.5); "Put Up Your Dukes" (Episode 4.8); "Striking a Chord" (Episode 4.10); "Wise Guys" (Episode 4.12); "Evel Genius" (Episode 4.17); "Not on My Watch" (Episode 4.21); "Take a Seat" (Episode 4.22); "Pom Pom Pawn" (Episode 4.23); "Patton Pending" (Episode 4.24); "The Great Escape" (Episode 4.28); "Buy the Book" (Episode 4.32); "Buffalo Bull" (Episode 4.40); "The Wright Stuff" (Episode 4.44); "High Stakes" (Episode 4.48); "Bugs Money" (Episode 4.51); "Patriot Games" (Episode 5.2); "Crosby, Stills and Cash" (Episode 5.15); "Over the Moon" (Episode 5.17); "Les is More" (Episode 5.18); "Yankee Panky" (Episode 5.20); "Bear-ly There" (Episode 5.23); "Guns Blazing" (Episode 5.26); "Ring Around a Rockne" (Episode 5.28); "Pawn with the Wind" (Episode 5.29); "Zoodoo" (Episode 5.30); "To the Moon" (Episode 5.34); "Dirty Sox" (Episode 5.43); "Love Me Spender" (Episode 5.46)
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  130. ^ "James Gang Rides Again" (Episode 5.27); "The Last Samurai" (Episode 6.7)
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