Aug 18 2010

TV shows about pawn shops!

Published by at 3:30 am under Sucky TV

pawn stars and hardcore pawn tv shows

Well, the end of the world is officially upon us, this guy is on a hit TV show.

Not only is there one “reality” show about the incredible action that takes place at the pawn shop, there is now a second show on its way to that TV of yours that one day, if you are lucky, you will be pawning on a TV show about pawn shops. The circle of life.

The first show to break the pawn cherry was “Pawn Stars” on the History channel. Wait, did I just say the History Channel? I must have accidentally said the History Channel because clearly there is no room to squeeze such a mindless show into their full lineup of Hitler-related entertainment. I mean, come ON, it’s a show about people selling their crap to buy drugs, how can it be on the History Channel?

Can’t get enough of people hocking watches and bowling balls? You are in luck because TruTV (whatever the fuck that is) is about to shove “Hardcore Pawn” down your various head holes. Oh boy, I can’t wait to see people argue over the value of uncle Eddie’s class ring!

By the way, see what they did there? Both shows had the incredibly hilarious idea to exchange the word “porn” for “pawn.” HOLY SHIT, that is rich! Now, I’m just thinking off the top of my head here, just a little brainstorming… I’m thinking Nickelodeon needs to immediately start developing “Kiddie Pawn” if they want to ride this amazing pawn wave all the way to the bank. Don’t be the only channel without a pawn shop show, Nickelodeon!

I give up.

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34 comments to “TV shows about pawn shops!”

  1. Erinon 18 Aug 2010 at 8:48 am

    Go easy on the Pawn Stars Listy… even sleazy, greasey, dirty guys need their 15 minutes of fame too!

  2. You Just Made My List!on 18 Aug 2010 at 8:50 am

    Do they?

  3. Amy Louiseon 18 Aug 2010 at 10:38 am

    No they don’t.

  4. Erinon 18 Aug 2010 at 10:55 am

    Hey if people call reality T.V. “Who wants to be Paris Hilton’s new BFF” then why can’t a regular Joe Schmo from Eastern Delaware have a show about his musty pawn shop?

  5. Jeromeon 18 Aug 2010 at 11:18 am


    Because it’s stupid and no one cares. At least they shouldn’t care.

    Which puts it exactly on par with people fighting to hang out with a skinny white trash lobotomy patient.

    How about this: Lets make a show where we take reality TV stars, rip out their brain stems and give them to homeless people to beat each other senseless with, all while college girls make out in a portable shower.

    Fuck it, I give up.

  6. Rebeccaon 18 Aug 2010 at 11:21 am

    My exboyfriend likes to watch Pawn Stars. He is a dipshit. Ergo, I love you, Listy.

    PS. He also tried to defend Guy Fieri and the Food Network to me. Need I say more?

  7. SanFranon 18 Aug 2010 at 11:23 am

    this is yet another nail in the already nailed-shut coffin I call television.

  8. Erinon 18 Aug 2010 at 11:33 am

    Jerome – I really think your onto something here!! Have you spoken with a producer yet? Because this sounds like some good stuff. I can give you the name of a good agent if you need to be represented. Keep us posted for the date of the pilot episode!

  9. You Just Made My List!on 18 Aug 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Rebecca – Jesus Christ, he sounds like a monster!

  10. Rebeccaon 18 Aug 2010 at 12:37 pm

    He is a monster, Listy. He is also a white dude with dreadlocks. (Please don’t burst into flames.)

  11. Jayon 18 Aug 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Further proof I don’t need cable. I hope it’s not as bad as American Chopper, can’t stand that family of knuckleheads and their ugly motorcycles.

  12. You Just Made My List!on 18 Aug 2010 at 2:52 pm

    Rebecca – Why? How? Wha? How/why did you allow that guy into your pants?

    Jay – Agreed!

  13. saraon 18 Aug 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Rebecca is it that he’s “into” or he “is” a white dude with dread locks, either way leave him. If he’s “is” you could get fleas (think of your health first girl) if he’s “into” he’s probably gay….does he own any Jason Castro albums?

  14. Erinon 18 Aug 2010 at 3:23 pm

    Thanks for reposting the link for OCC. I love it! And the comments below the post kick ass!

  15. kenon 18 Aug 2010 at 4:07 pm

    The shit they shoehorn onto networks programming should be more tightly regulated. I see crap having little to do with Arts or Entertainment on A&E, some crap show about spoiled rich brats on MTV and so on and so forth. Stick to your network’s name, please.

  16. Rebeccaon 18 Aug 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I plead temporary insanity and public drunkenness. It is in the past. Never again will I listen to a friend who says drunkenly, “I think so-and-so is a nice guy, why don’t you give him a chance?” Dating recommendations issued under the influence surely litter the path to hell.

  17. Ericaon 18 Aug 2010 at 8:25 pm

    I highly recommend “Cheaters” to everyone then…if you love awesome reality TV! This show has the best host ever, Joey Greco. He got stabbed during the taping:

    “Y’all better get off my boat…” Fucking greatest TV moment ever…:)

  18. You Just Made My List!on 18 Aug 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Erica – Sadly, the Cheaters boat stabbing was fake. I know it broke my heart too.,34963/

    Also, Joey Greco is a douche.

    That is all, goodnight.

  19. Ericaon 18 Aug 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Great, now I have to go really stab him…shit.

    I figured you were all over this one Listy! Love your Joey Greco rant…:)

  20. Mackwizon 19 Aug 2010 at 9:41 am

    The History channel has been backing off is channel name (much like TLC did) by using the new slogan “History is Made Everyday”. What this really means is “We need to cater to reality-TV fuckheads so here is some cookie-cutter stupid shit about ‘insert job here’.

    I’m holding out for ‘extreme plumbers – asscracks unlimited’.

  21. eddkatzon 19 Aug 2010 at 3:53 pm

    my whole problem with PS is that A-hole that tries to screw people out of their shit. “I’ll give you 20 dollars and let Chumley blow you!”


    ‘Chumley, wipe the drool off of your chin and write the gentleman/woman up……..”

    Rick, is that bald thief’s name?

    “I have got to have this!”

    Wait, so no one calls me a hater?

    That pinhead has some pretty far out knowledge of shiat/junk-that-lives-in-the-attic, but……Any cool factor is lost with the laugh. The way he tosses out bullshiat like, “I’d have to have it restored”, “It’s not in the best of shape”, or “HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA”.

    I always try to hang in for the person that brings in a rare hand held lemon juicer and rick brings in the expert that tells min that it’s a Indonesian CaCa wood marital aid worth 10 million dollars.

    The owner’s face lights up, Chumley drools and Rick pictures the wooden dildo walking out the door.

    Not enough people telling the Rickster to go stuff himself.

    I hope they have a stuffed shark and a motorcycle in the back when they need it?

  22. Alisonon 20 Aug 2010 at 2:44 pm

    My husband luvs this crap show for some reason. He also likes to play the game if you had to fuck either …… or….. on Pawn Starts. Needless to say I hate the show and the awful thawts I have to endure of big Has mouth breathing and sweating on top of me.

  23. lolaon 15 Sep 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I’ve only seen previews of the Hard core pawn and didn’t know the other existed. Honestly I want to put my foot through the TV when I see this crap!
    and I am a very gentle person.

  24. Jonathanon 04 Nov 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Dude, you’re not going to be happy about this (from an industry trade list):

    Later this month, TLC debuts new series Pawn Queens on November 18 at 10p with back-to-back premiere episodes. The half-hour series introduces boutique pawn shop owners Minda and Nikki and their business partners Greg and Tom as they buy, pawn and sell items at their family-run business that caters to female shoppers. Varuna TV produces Pawn Queens for TLC.

  25. You Just Made My List!on 04 Nov 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Thank God! Finally a show about pawn shops on TV. Our country deserves to fall into the sea. God we’re dumb.

  26. Seanon 20 Nov 2010 at 9:44 am

    This is By far the worst show around
    The 1 dnt know her name…The tranny with the dude voice thinks shes all smart when it comes to ripping people off but it makes her look more like a dumbass .Then her friend suppose to be a owner..everytime they offer someone a price..She stands there and looks at the tranny like shes has about 8lbs of shit in her pants..lets her do the dirty work well shes shitting herself,As soon as the tranny makes a deal then the pants shitter jumps in like she has something to say….What a fucking waste of time…yea bring your stuff to them so you can take it in the ass

  27. Jerryon 15 Dec 2010 at 3:28 am

    Pawn Star Rocks ! American Pickers rocks!

  28. noneofurbuisnesson 07 Feb 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Don’t get mad just because you aren’t on TV. They might not be on the best channel, but they are on TV. So DONT knock down someone who is better than you. Why in hell are you posting hate comments on shows. Seriously, get a life or get a job. I heard they are hiring at the local McDonalds, so why don’t you go work over there and stop wasting other peoples’ time on this website. *cough* losers *cough*

  29. You Just Made My List!on 07 Feb 2011 at 10:02 pm

    noneofurbuisness – Yeah, you’re right, being on TV is the pinnacle of success. You are a *cough* fucking *cough* dumb *cough* ass *cough* douchebag.

  30. JOY ANN ARGUELLESon 04 Aug 2011 at 2:22 am

    pawn stars is on history channel because the objects or materials being pawned have in itself “history”…the objects being pawned have a story that’s significant to the time where they have been created……if you even watch the show you, then you’d know what im talking about!

  31. You Just Made My List!on 04 Aug 2011 at 8:09 am

    Joy Ann – Actually, if I watched the show I would be watching fake, scripted, dumb, pointless, nonsensical garbage.

    If you crave history about objects try Antiques Roadshow.

  32. gpawnon 30 Sep 2011 at 11:57 am

    I work in the pawn business and yes I have seen the above mentioned shows. Most pawnbrokers are working really hard to try and change the “image” of pawn shops…myself included. Why don’t they shoot a series of shows about what a really good, community focused pawn shop is really all about? Well, we’re in the process of doing a series of short two minute videos that do just that. (Just finished the first…working on the second) Is it “Pawn Stars”? Hardly…just a few snippets of what it’s really all about which is helping people.

    Sadly, hedge fund managers seldom get in a jam where they need some quick cash to get the car fixed, pay some medical bills or take the dog to the vet. For the rest of the population, there’s probably going to be a time when these little crisis’ become far more of a reality than these cheesy shows will ever be.


  33. Johana reyeson 06 Aug 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Am selling a 56inches T.V HD. not plasma.

  34. Ahksehl83on 01 Jul 2013 at 11:13 am

    This show is GOOD and the reason it is GOOD is the same reason that shows like Lost are HORRIBLE. It is THE PEOPLE that we are watching as well as the action. What Chumley and cast do is fill a niche which has been PROFOUNDLY empty for the past 40-50 years in American Entertainment. That niche is the “Character Actor”. When TV first started out the shows were chock full of such people. The old studio system gave these people steady work, and there were many such people around. Today, we get whole casts of vapid people, half of whom have been mutilated by plastic surgeons, and the other half of whom are saving up for the day they can pay for their mutilation. We have dull, boring, self centered morons, for whom no amount of script writing can make them interesting. We have plastic faces and plastic bodies and the scripts always seem to devolve to a point where we sadistically watch the good looking people get tortured, abused or killed. Entertainment today is very very sick. A show like Pawn Stars is a totally refreshing change. Sure Chumley is dim witted and lazy, but that is a character type. He is the Beatle Bailey of the TV world, so what? None of the people on this show are “pretty” nor are they mutilated in an effort to be pretty. They are like Susan Boyle before she discovered what tweezers were for.