Scrappers

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Scrappers
Genre Reality show
Created by Andy Weiss
Michael Weiss
Developed by George Verschoor
Will Spjut
Directed by David Thies
Starring Frank Fidilio, Joe Posa, Darren Zerafa, Salvatore Vassallo, Greg Dakouvanos, Mimmo Saladino, Dino Minini
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 10
Production
Executive producer(s) George Verschoor
Andy Weiss
Michael Weiss
Producer(s) Will Spjut
Gordon Cassidy
Russ Ward
Location(s) Brooklyn, New York and surrounding areas
Cinematography Patrick Armitage
David Thies
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Hoosick Falls Productions
Release
Original network Spike TV
Picture format HDTV
Original release August 3 (2010-08-03) – September 21, 2010 (2010-09-21)
External links
Website scrappers.spike.com
Production
website
www.hoosickfallsla.com/REALITY.html

Scrappers was a reality television series about three competing groups of scrappers from Brooklyn, New York who collect and sell scrap metal.[1][2] The series premiered 3 August 2010 at 10pm on Spike TV.

Scrap crews[edit]

The first scrap crew featured in the show is "Scrappers U.S.A.", made up of Frankie Noots (Frank Fidilio), Joe Posa, and Darren. The second group is "P&F Service and Removal", headed by Sal the Barber and his employee Greg. The third group is Mimmo (pronounced mee-mo) and Dino, who are unaffiliated.

Shooting locations[edit]

Scrappers is shot entirely on location in Brooklyn, New York, mostly in the neighborhoods of Gravesend, Bensonhurst, and the other areas immediately surrounding.

Episodes[edit]

Episode Original airdate Summary
"The Aluminum Job" 3 August 2010 Frankie's crew scores a big aluminum job, but a feud with the site boss almost kills it - especially when they hire bumbling scrappers Dino and Mimmo. Sal blows a fuse when a minor job for a Brooklyn character turns into a major pain.
"The Stadium Job" 3 August 2010 Lengthy railings prove to be troublesome for Frankie's crew, and a brick job has highs and lows for Sal's crew.
"The Bike Job" 10 August 2010 A deli freezer vexes Sal; Darren and Frankie find porn after doing a bike job; Greg gets a truck-driving lesson; Dino and Mimmo enter cyberspace via Craigslist.
"The Slap Fight" 10 August 2010 Sal tows his first car, with disastrous results; a clash with Frankie becomes a slap fight; Darren makes a mess while removing a boiler from a building.
"Darren Turns Management" 17 August 2010 Darren becomes managerial as Frank puts him in charge of a safe to scrap with Dino and Mimmo.
"Sal's Sick Day" 24 August 2010 Sal becomes ill, and Frankie's team covers his jobs; Posa presides over Dino and Mimmo for a pizza shop job. Darren wonders what a "booger" is.
"Holy Scrap!" 31 August 2010 Frankie finds a Picasso print that he brings to a Manhattan art expert; Dino and Mimmo find work via an elderly woman who needs a ride to a Retirement Home.
"Don Scrapperleoni" 7 September 2010 An antique chandelier pits Sal against a slick lamp dealer; Darren gets permission to scrap a car in a bid to make some wedding cash; Mimmo and Dino visit Manhattan.
"The Van" 14 September 2010 Frankie purchases a van from a client, but the deal doesn't go smoothly; Sal tries to expands his turf to Staten Island; Mimmo and Dino try out business cards.
"The Yard" 21 September 2010 Posa tries to collect a debt from Sal, which escalates into all-out war. Darren gets his eyebrows waxed and has too many beers ahead of his nuptials.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Real Junkmen of Kings County, New York Times, Wendell Jamieson, 29 July 2010 (retrieved 4 February 2017)
  2. ^ "Scrappers," just fuhgeddaboudit, okay?, Media Life magazine, Tom Conroy, 2 August 2010 (retrieved 4 February 2017)

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