Pawn Stars - Season 2012 Episodes
“Corey's Big Play”
Take a ride with the Pawn Stars when they check out a 1924 Dodge Brothers sedan. Complete with the original wooden wheels, will the guys make a move for this piece of automotive history, or will a questionable restoration have them dodging the deal? Then, a guy drags in a 19th century ball and chain that's inside a Wells Fargo strongbox. Will Rick be able to put these rare pieces on lockdown, or will he get distracted and let them slip away? And later, Corey and Chumlee check out a Terminator "skill stop" slot machine. Will the guys save the future by defeating this terminator, or is this killer robot more than they can handle?
“Learning the Ropes”
The Pawn Stars are back in school when a first edition of Henry David Thoreau's "Walden" comes into the shop. Will the guys be on the same page about this novel's value, or will the seller throw the book at them? Then, Corey focuses his sights on a 19th century rope gun. Used on ships to shoot ropes a long distance, will he try to tie this one up, or is it knot a good deal? And later, Corey and Chum conduct interviews to find the shop's newest night shift broker. Can they sift through the candidates to find a diamond in the rough, or will they bring Rick a bag full of fool's gold?
“Smells Like Pawn Spirit”
The Pawn Stars see their spirits soar when a guy brings in a Charles Lindbergh doll from the 1920s. Will the appeal of this rare toy fly over Rick's head, or will he take the pilot's seat and make a deal? Then, the shop becomes a real freak show when a guy brings in an antique poster advertising a sword swallowing act. Will Rick cough up the cash for this piece of show biz history, or will the asking price be too hard to swallow? And later, a guy comes in with a harmonica that once belonged to Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler. Played by Tyler, can they make a deal with some "Sweet Emotion," or will they tell the customer to "Walk This Way" right out of the shop?
“Crosby, Stills and Cash”
The Pawn Stars are blown away when a pair of WWII bomb fins drop into the shop. Designed to keep bombs on target, will the guys try to blast out a deal for these rare military items, or will they run for cover as the negotiation implodes? Then, Rick tries to get in tune with a guy who brings in a Martin guitar signed by 60's super group Crosby, Stills and Nash. Will Rick's offer be music to the seller's ears, or will he get nothing but feedback? And later, the guys continue their daunting search for a new employee to work the night shift. Will they pick beauty over brains or go with a safe bet?
“Cash Cash Bang Bang”
The Pawn Stars are amazed when a first issue Spider-Man comic book swings into the shop. Potentially worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, will the guys have the spidey-sense to buy this super rare book or will they tangle up the negotiation? Then, a guy moseys in with an antique 1860 Colt Army Pistol. Considered the assault weapon of it's day, will Rick have the firepower to draw up a deal? And later, Old Man checks out a gold mining stock certificate issued to author Mark Twain. Issued in 1876, will the deal pan out, or will the guys end up in a deep hole?
“Over the Moon”
The Pawn Stars prepare for blast off when a piece of heat shield from Apollo 11 rockets into the shop. Will this relic of NASA's most famous flight have the guys seeing stars or will it turn out to be a waste of space? Then, Rick is presented with a book written by FBI founder J. Edgar Hoover. Allegedly signed by Hoover himself, will Rick's investigation turn up any positive proof? And later, a man brings in a WWII pilot's jacket. Flown over the Himalayas on a route known as "The Hump," will the Old Man deliver up a tempting offer or will he eject for crashing down?
“Les is More”
Get strung along with the Pawn Stars as a 1961 Les Paul SG guitar jams into the shop. Owned by a member of Les Paul's family, will the guys be able to fine-tune their offer, or will the deal de-tune? Then, Rick and the Old Man are presented with a copy of National Geographic from 1969 covering the momentous Apollo 11 moon landing. Will this special issue drag in some moon rock sized profits or will they abort their mission? And later, when Rick brings in a new hire to work the night shift, Chumlee volunteers to help train them into a pawn superstar.
“Hole in One”
The Pawn Stars prepare to fire when an 1830's musket made by cotton-gin inventor Eli Whitney shoots into the shop. Can Rick come up with a perfect battle plan to secure this rare weapon or will he shoot himself in the foot? Then, when a man brings in a golf ball once owned by President Lyndon B. Johnson, Rick attempts to tee up a good deal. Will he sink a hole in one or miss his mark and land in the sand? And later, a man comes into the shop with a 1929 Chicago Cubs World Series press pin. Will Rick and Chum make headlines with this deal, or end up buried on the back page?
The Pawn Stars get ready to rock when a man brings in an extremely rare original poster from one of Jimi Hendrix's final performances. Will Rick play along with the seller's asking price and make a deal, or will the negotiations hit a sour note? Then, Rick and the Old Man get revved up when a race suit worn and autographed by actor Paul Newman roars into the shop. But will a lack of official paperwork bring the deal to a screeching halt before it reaches the finish line? And later, Rick and Corey are in scoring position when a customer brings in a photo signed by three baseball Hall-of-Famers: Mickey Mantle, Willy Mays and Harmon Killebrew. Can Rick and Corey make a record breaking deal or will they strike out?
It's a blast from the past for the Pawn Stars when they check out a huge collection of mini bikes from the 1970's. Will the guys saddle up and buy the micro machines, or will they hold out for the full-sized counterparts? Then, an early 1900s baseball bat swings into the shop. Will Corey and Chumlee hit a hum-dinger of a deal, or will they let it walk? And later, Rick is presented with a piece of mail flown by Charles Lindbergh on the Spirit of St. Louis. Will he soar to new heights for this historic piece of airmail or will the negotiations stall out and take a nosedive?
“Cash is King”
The Pawn Stars get the royal treatment when autographed memoirs from English nobility parade into the shop. Signed by King Edward VIII and the Duchess of Windsor, will Rick find these books fit for his kingdom, or will he abdicate them from his shop? Then, the Old Man and Chumlee are presented with an antique collection of 1950's tin army trucks. Will the Old Man make a play for these classic metal toys, or should they have been recycled years ago? And later, a man rolls up with a Sun Tune-up Tester. Used for fixing cars in the 1970's, will Rick crank up a good deal or will this outdated technology be in need of its own fine-tuning?
Get fired up with the Pawn Stars as they set their sights on a rare 1870 Volcanic pistol. Can Rick and Corey make a deal on this forefather of the Winchester repeating rifle or will an unseen problem cause the deal to backfire? Then, the guys are breathless when a World War II gas mask made for the U.S. Navy floats up to the counter. Will Rick and Chum sniff out a good deal for this piece, or will the negotiations start to stink? And later, the Old Man finally wakes up from hibernation when an early 1900s life-sized Steiff bear prowls into the shop. Can he work up the grizzly courage to buy this rare toy, or will he only offer the bear minimum?
The Pawn Stars feel their noses growing when some hand crafted Pinocchio dolls walk in the shop. Will the guys pull some strings and make this deal happen, or get tangled up in a rough negotiation? Then, a guy brings in a Cy Young baseball card from 1909. Potentially worth thousands, will Rick play hard ball for this rare item, or is this deal out of his league? And later, a guy comes in with a harmonica that once belonged to Aerosmith front man Steven Tyler. Can they make a deal with some Sweet Emotion, or will they tell the customer to Walk This Way right out of the shop?
Prepare for battle with the Pawn Stars as one of the rarest guns in American history pops into the shop. A 9-shot LeMat revolver used by the Confederate Army, will Rick charge into this deal guns blazing, or let it fire right past him? Then, it's a race to the finish when a tire signed by legendary NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt rolls on by. Will Corey be burning rubber to get this piece of racing history or will the negotiations lose their traction and hit the wall? And later, Corey and Chumlee are presented with a 1980's handheld Donkey Kong game. The pre-cursor to Game Boy, will Chumlee go bananas over this Nintendo classic, or is it game over?
“James Gang Rides Again”
Rare original photographs of outlaw Jesse James; a Leslie organ speaker from the 1950s; and a 1930s Boy Scouts of America first-aid kit.
“Ring around a Rockne”
A ring allegedly owned by mobster Lucky Luciano; a letter signed by football luminary Knute Rockne; antique Cracker Jack toys.
“Pawn with the Wind”
A $1 bill purportedly signed by Clark Gable; a rare 1800s double-barrel shotgun; memorabilia from Ulysses S. Grant's funeral.
An autographed collection of presidential memoirs; a toy spawned from the 1956 film "Forbidden Planet"; a zoo-related novelty item.
“Guilty as Charged”
A flintlock four-barrel handgun from the late 1700s and a book of misprinted Eisenhower postage stamps are featured. Rick investigates after finding broken merchandise in the warehouse.
“Corey's Big Burn”
An exploding dye pack of 10-dollar bills and an original program from the first NFL championship game. A patron brings in a 1960s Schwinn tandem bike.
Items appraised include a 1974 Volkswagen Thing; a collection of three Civil War-era cannonballs; a 1942 AT-6 Texan fighter plane; and a World War II-era book of war rations.
“To the Moon”
Items appraised include Jackie Gleason's custom-ordered, 1978 Lincoln Continental limousine; a Mount Rushmore commemorative plaque made of pure silver, which the Old Man wishes to melt down for fast money, but which Rick thinks will sell for more intact; a 1967 Super Bowl I football signed by the victorious Green Bay Packers, including Vince Lombardi; and a 1960s toy Disneyland Monorail set.
Items appraised include a collection of authenticated and graded notes of 1838 - 1840 paper money from the Republic of Texas and the Government of Texas; an 1886 Winchester repeating rifle that was passed down through four generations of the seller's family; a pair of movie poster printing plates for the 1943 film The Outlaw; and a Discovery Zone "Z-BOP" robot. Also, the men compete in a rifle-shooting competition.
Items appraised include a 35mm Bell & Howell documentary film camera used by the U.S. Military during World War II; a rare, three-trigger Stevens shotgun; a 1961 Mercedes-Benz 190 that's been customized to include features such as 19-inch wheels; and an Abraham Lincoln campaign token from the 1864 Presidential election, which is brought in during the night shift, and requires Olivia to contact Rick.
Items appraised include a titanium nosepiece from an Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird jet, brought in by the son of an engineer who worked on the vehicle, and signed by pilots Bill Flanagan and Robert Gilliland; a solid bronze 16th century cannon; a large pair of vintage Levi's jeans; a homemade Stand Up and Ride motor scooter; and a pair of vintage 1970 Snoopy and Red Baron music boxes.
“What The Truck”
Go off-road with the Pawn Stars when they're presented with a 1960's Mercedes Unimog. A German military vehicle built to go about anywhere, will the guys cross rocky terrain for this rare truck or will they tell the seller to hit the trail?
“Three Hour Tour”
The Pawn Stars try to cash in when a seller presents them with rare $1 and $5 bills from the 1800's. Will they see dollar signs or will the asking price break the bank?
The Pawn Stars experience some family drama when a rifle from the Hatfield-McCoy feud ambushes the shop.
Items appraised include a piece of stained glass art depicting dogs playing poker with a joker from a cigar shop; an early 19th century manuscript of John Chrysostom's writings handwritten in Russian Church Slavonic; one hundred pounds of silver in the form of bars and coins that Rick needs to test before making an offer on; and a collection of props from the 1995 film Batman Forever, including a batarang and one of the pop-up riddles used by the Riddler.
“Like a Rock”
Items appraised include a collection of 19th century Wells Fargo Tiffany belt buckles with Wells Fargo engraved on them; a first edition 1955 Chevy pickup truck purchased by the seller from the original owner 46 years previously; a collection of casino gaming tokens that belonged to Nevada Senator Howard Cannon, which are brought in by Cannon's grandson; an 1871 Smith and Wesson revolver; and a 1950s U.S. Navy admiral's telephone that the Old Man wants restored for his desk, much to the irritation of Rick, who wants it resold.
Items appraised include four original paintings by Andy Warhol; a World War II aerial bomber camera, which is accompanied by a photo of it mounted inside a bomber; a pair of 10-carat gold sunglasses that Chumlee purchases during the night shift to resell, but which Rick thinks should better be melted down; and a baseball rule book and baseball signed by seven players, including Hall of Famers Red Faber and Ray Sharp[who?] and two members of the 1919 Chicago Black Sox.
“That Sinking Feeling”
Items appraised include a medal commemorating the 1915 sinking of the RMS Lusitania, found by the seller's mother about 20 years previously; an antique voltmeter; an autographed copy of Charles Lindbergh's autobiography, We, which Chumlee buys without authenticating the signature, much to Rick's anger; and a 1662 century Dutch balance scale.
“Pin It to Win It”
Items appraised include an odd-looking snaphance rifle from the 16th or 17th century, brought in by the seller of the 70 lb. binoculars in "Corey's Big Play"; a collection of about 70 vintage pin backs, mostly from the 1930s and 1940s, featuring the images of players such as Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Jackie Robinson, Satchel Paige, Suitcase Simpson and Babe Ruth; a signed serigraph print of LeRoy Neiman's 1973 painting "Love Story"; and a World War II-era leather bomber's helmet.
“Love Me Spender”
Items appraised include a 1955 contract signed by Elvis Presley; a collection of 1945 Japanese militaria, including an enemy plane ID card and manual compass; an early 1890s Winchester Model 1885 .22 Long caliber rifle with an octagon barrel; and a set of 12 paste diamond buttons that was owned by Marie Antoinette.
Items appraised include a 1918 Buick touring car; a set of wooden boxes carved to look like books that were used in an attempt to smuggle German guns out of Germany during World War II, accompanied by a note indicating that an attempt at their use was unsuccessful; a tennis racket and poster signed by Arthur Ashe; and a copy of the Boston Globe printed the day after the sinking of the Titanic.
“Hot and Colt”
Take aim at the Pawn Stars when a Colt Paterson revolver pops into the shop. Believed to be a prototype of Colt's first gun, will the guys draw up a plan to own this piece of firearms history, or does the seller's story need a little work? Then, the Old Man relives the glory days when a 1955 GMC truck drives in. The last GMC with a classic rounded body design, does what's under the hood live up to the iconic look? And later, life imitates art when a guy brings in an animation cel from the 1960's cartoon "Tennessee Tuxedo and His Tales." Complete with a picture of "Chumley the Walrus," will Corey break the bank over his best friend's namesake, or is the cel simply not suited for the shop?
Hail a ride with the Pawn Stars when a taxi from the 1992 sci-fi movie "Free Jack" pulls up to the shop. Specially built just for the movie, do the guys give this prop some props, or send it back to the future? Then, a San Francisco Giants uniform owned by baseball legend Willie Mays has Chum and Corey seeing green. Will they try to take this deal into extra innings, or will something make them cry foul? And later, a guy walks in with a fully functioning brass hand cannon. Looking like something from a pirate movie, will Rick see a buried treasure, or is this unusual weapon just a swashbuckling novelty?
“Say It Ain't So”
Step up to the plate with the Pawn Stars as Rick takes a swing at a book signed by "Shoeless" Joe Jackson. One of the sporting world's rarest signatures, has Rick found baseball s holy grail, or is the scribbled signature a strike out? Then, the guys check out a Savage Navy pistol. Commissioned by the U.S. military during the Civil War, will they see a profit in the uniquely designed gun, or will the deal fail to set sail? And later, Corey and Chum orbit a Moonman statue from the MTV Video Music Awards. Do the guys deliver an acceptance speech, or send their regrets?
“Some Like It Not”
Take the Pawn Stars hostage, when a $20 bill from infamous hijacker "DB Cooper" skydives into the shop. The only unsolved airplane hijacking in U.S. history, do the guys pay a king s ransom, or will negotiations get lost to the wind? Then, a guy marches in with a sword from the Civil War. Made for the foot artillery, does Rick see a sharp profit to be made or will he lose his edge? And later, Rick and Corey check out a collection of paintings by actor Tony Curtis. Will these works give them a whiff of the sweet smell of success?
“Fork it Over”
Take flight with the Pawn Stars as they check out a fork from the wreckage of the Hindenburg. Considered one of history's greatest disasters, will Rick fork over some cash for this rare item, or will the deal crash and burn? Then, Old Man and Chum are offered a high-caliber Winchester rifle. Nicknamed the "elephant gun" for its ability to take down big game, can the guys separate this piece from the herd, or are they taking a shot in the dark? And later, Rick and the Old Man check out a 1958 Packard Baker. Will the Old Man be able to say no to this combination of a Packard and a Studebaker, or is this one too far gone even for him?
Light some candles with the Pawn Stars as the guys prepare a surprise for Chumlee's 30th birthday. Will Corey's plan to buy him a Harley-Davidson FXR make it past the Old Man? Then, a guy brings in a set of statue molds. Used to make souvenir statues of Joe DiMaggio and John McGraw for the Baseball Hall of Fame, can the guys sculpt a fair deal, or will the seller s asking price break the mold? And later, Rick and Chumlee eye an Identi-Kit used by police to make eyewitness sketches of criminal suspects. Will Rick want this item in his lineup?
“What You Talkin' 'Bout Sturgis?”
Items appraised include a collection of original blueprints the USS Maine; a wooden airplane propeller from a 1944 Fahlin airplane; and a vintage Gillette travel razor kit, circa 1910, owned by the Shah of Iran, brought in by a man who acquired it from a friend of his father's who lived in Iran in the 1950s. In a crossover with other History programs set at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the Harrisons prepare to give Chumlee the Harley-Davidson FXR for his 30th birthday, but not before leading him to believe that they forgot his birthday, and giving him mundane chores. Danny Koker of Counting Cars has a cameo.
“Sturgis and Acquisitions”
Continuing the Sturgis crossover from the previous episode, Corey, Chumlee and Danny Koker ride to the event, while Rick drives there in his motorhome. Items that catch Rick's attention at Ugly Trailer Antiques in Hurricane, Utah include a 110-year-old player piano and a samurai helmet from the late Edo period that Rick informs the owner is worth more than the owner thinks. After arriving at Sturgis, Rick finds a 1966 Honda CB160 motorcycle at Gypsie Vintage Cycle. Rick Dale of American Restoration and Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz of American Pickers have cameos.
“Three Pawn Night”
Items appraised include a Babe Ruth baseball card from his time as a pitcher for the Red Sox, the first ever to feature him in a Major League uniform), found in the back yard shed of the seller; a Model 1805 artillery officer's sword made in France from 1805-1815, whose seller thinks was used in the War of 1812, which his grandfather found when cleaning out a building in Pittsburgh; a Pancho Villa marionette brought in during the night shift by a seller who has owned it for 44 years; one of the first polyphonic PS3 keyboards with rhythmic accompaniment, used by the band Three Dog Night when recording the single "It's a Jungle Out There", which includes by a letter signed by Danny Hutton; and two Victorian-era stained glass windows.
“Stick To Your Guns”
Items appraised include an 1884 .45 Colt single action Army revolver that belonged to Old West Sheriff Fred Coates during the Wyoming Range Wars, accompanied by the original letter of authenticity from Colt and a copy of the book Banditti of the Plains, acquired by the seller's father from Coates' great, great granddaughter, Eleanor Coates; a watchman's clock, found at an antique market in the seller's home town of Mexico City, which Rick thinks is from the 1940s or 1950s; a bullet-ridden flag cut from a burning World War I fighter plane by the seller's grandfather, accompanied by a dog tag featuring the name of the seller's father, George Pyne, on the front, and that of Quentin Roosevelt on the back; and a pair of 18th century platinum flip glasses accentuated with onyx diamonds and sapphires. Also, Corey, who wishes to be a partner in the shop, chafes against the elder Harrisons' complaints about his practice of aiding employee cheating on time cards.
“Lord of the Ring”
Items appraised include four antique pistols from the 1800s; a ring that was allegedly owned by a Catholic cardinal; and John Wayne's yearbook.
“Man. Make. Fire.”
Items appraised include a 1949 Hudson Commodore; an ancient fire starter; and a fossilized mastodon tusk. Also, Chumlee is challenged to make a fire using only primitive tools, with the reward being a paid day off if he succeeds.
Items appraised include a pig-shaped barbecue grill with a motorized rotisserie from the 1950s or 60s; an authentic English Grenadier Guard's uniform from the reign of George VI (1936-1952) that was purchased by the seller, a costume shop owner, when he bought out another costume shop 30 years earlier; a rare, 1970s transparent bowling ball that houses a rose within it, only 100 of which were produced, much like the one used by Ernie McCracken (Bill Murray) in the 1996 feature film comedy Kingpin, which was purchased in an antique shop; and a guitar whose body is made from a tortoise shell that Rick needs to date to determine if he can legally purchase it.
“The Last Samurai”
In an attempt to prove he should get an ownership stake in the Gold & Silver, Corey buys a sword without getting a second opinion. Rick and the Old Man think he got ripped off, but Corey s convinced he got a deal. They call in a local expert to determine who s right. And a one of a kind item from the beaches of D-Day creates a lot of noise in the shop.
Items appraised include a 1956 Chevrolet Quarter Mile racecar; a collection of ten different barbed wire designs; a 1941 U.S. Navy sextant from the U.S.S. Hector; and an antique Thurston sawing in half box. Also, Corey explores job offers from the shop's competition, feeling that his desire to be made part owner in the Gold & Silver hasn't been taken seriously, and informs the elder Harrisons that he will quit if he isn't given 10% ownership of the business.
“Sweet Pawn of Mine”
Items appraised include a pair of velvet brocade slippers, silk stockings and cap said to have been owned by Pope Leo XIII; a Smith & Wesson Model 2 revolver (also known as an Old Model Army); the driver's license belonging to Slash of Guns N' Roses; and a trio of vintage Ava woodcutting saws from 1947-1950. Also, Rick is concerned over the amount of coffee his father drinks, and secretly switches him to decaf.
“Putt, Putt, Pawn”
Items appraised include a red, 1950s Vend 81 Pepsi machine that requires restoration; a set of 93 European miniature golf balls; a pair of original, signed prints of two Playboy cartoons from October and December 1955 that were found in the middle of some magazines purchased at a garage sale; and a large copy of John Milton's Paradise Lost featuring illustrations by Gustave Doré. Also, the men engage in a miniature golf competition, with the loser required to wash the others' cars.
“Wouldn't It Be Ice?”
Items appraised include a bronze statue of the Rampant Colt, the symbol of Colt Firearms, #29 of a limited edition of 100; a World War II Japanese Tuckydanto Type 89 knee mortar; a signed copy of Wayne Gretzky's last New York Rangers contract; and a collection of six Japanese throwing stars that were purchased at a yard sale. Also, Rick and Corey make a bet to see who can buy an item with the greater profit margin. Observing that Corey has become irritable as he awaits for an answer from the elder Harrisons to his demand for a partnership, the Old Man tells Rick that they must give Corey an answer.
“Silent but Chumlee”
Things get surreal for the Pawn Stars when the guys check out an original painting by Salvador Dali. Known for his eccentric artwork, is this just too strange for the shop? Then, Chumlee is on the hunt for deals when he checks out a Silent Scope sniper arcade game. And later, Rick and the Old Man check out a French suit of armor. Dating back to the time of Napoleon, will the deal sparkle in the setting sun or rust away before their visored eyes?
“It's a Wonderful Pawn”
Do time with the Pawn Stars when a Christmas dinner menu from Alcatraz Prison from 1912 comes into the shop. Will Rick sentence this piece to life in the pawn shop, or let it escape? Then, Rick and the Old Man check out a bomber jacket worn by a member of the famous WWII fighter squadron, The Hell Hawks. Can the guys make an offer, or is the asking price sky high? And later, Chumlee is put in charge of the annual Christmas party. Can Christmas be saved?
Gather round the tree with the Pawn Stars as the guys get ready for their annual Christmas Party. With Chumlee in charge of the planning, can he keep it under budget and earn his Christmas bonus? Then, Rick and Corey check out a collection of military promotion documents signed by six different U.S. Presidents. And later, Corey is offered an Italian movie poster for "Bullitt" starring Steve McQueen. Knowing Rick s love of everything McQueen, will Corey race at the chance to buy the poster?