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Old 05-02-2013, 04:01 PM   #31
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:30 PM   #32
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i'm reading this thread on the reality show biz, and just saw this comment:

Originally Posted by CoffeeCoyote

My old manager used to own the storage facility that was on one of the really early episodes of Storage Wars. The producers come onto the facility, buy out the units, then proceed to plant "valuables" in some of them and weird creepy garbage in others. None of the lucky finds these weirdos get on the show are found by chance, they're all plants.

What's sad is people think these sudden storage jackpots are real and are trying the real deal, usually shelling out hundreds of dollars for a unit that only has a moldy mattress and crusty 80s porn magazines.
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What about Pawn stars? I love that shit. I reckon it'd be staged to a certain degree... But the show I actually cringe at, which is just so terrible and got me stuffed how they even got a gig on tv - Barter Kings. What a joke. They start off with a toaster and end up with a mustang. What a crock

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The interactions in Pawn Stars is staged. I read that most of the time, Rick (or whoever) already know what the item is, they've already researched it, all they have to do is come to an agreement.

The customer signs a form allowing them to be recorded, and then they pretend like they're meeting for the first time.

But the negotiations are real (because it is their shit after all), the rest though is staged.

I also read a few customers (with fun personalities) were given items by the Pawn Shop to sell back to the pawn shop, for taping purposes.
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so far there have been 2-3 stories about pawn stars and a few more about spin-off shows like cajun pawn and hard pawn.

from what i gather, there isn't any single way they create the encounters on pawn stars.

if you remember the guy with the glass sword-- his buddy / colleague was one of the people in the thread i linked. it seems glass sword's wife ran a stain glass window shop in vegas and pawn stars actually contacted THEM and commissioned the sword. the guy was then selected to represent the seller and they had him pretend he made the sword for some silly reason and was now trying to convince the shop to buy it.

other times the seller is a genuine seller that either comes by the shop or is contacted by the producers. the encounter is then "staged" in the sense that the date is scheduled, the shop is cleared out of most customers, and the sequence is later edited down... but otherwise it's legit.

so basically it can be any sequence of events that leads to the finished encounter.

apparently there's even a second filming area that's mocked up to look like the shop. i guess that's for when they're filming in an alternate area.

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what's interesting about the other shows on the list is that they also run the gamut from as real as possible to completely BS. it just depends on which particular one you're looking in to.

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Old 01-22-2016, 01:44 PM   #35
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i'm reading this thread on the reality show biz, and just saw this comment:

Originally Posted by CoffeeCoyote

My old manager used to own the storage facility that was on one of the really early episodes of Storage Wars. The producers come onto the facility, buy out the units, then proceed to plant "valuables" in some of them and weird creepy garbage in others. None of the lucky finds these weirdos get on the show are found by chance, they're all plants.

What's sad is people think these sudden storage jackpots are real and are trying the real deal, usually shelling out hundreds of dollars for a unit that only has a moldy mattress and crusty 80s porn magazines.

I still love the show. Mostly because of the characters. I even like the spinoffs like Jerrod loves Brandi.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:21 PM   #36
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I still love the show. Mostly because of the characters. I even like the spinoffs like Jerrod loves Brandi.
i know what you mean. i keep watching pawn stars even though i know a percentage of the dealings are completely fabricated.

because if a show accurately depicts a realistic scenerio, the process by which it's made shouldn't matter as much, you know? i think you have to take that in to account when it comes to TV.


OTOH something that keeps making me laugh is the way some of these reality show folks are super-nice, easy-going people... and then some of them are apparently running for "biggest douchebag in the universe."

for example, everyone seems to agree that some dude "ty pennington" (i think?) from one of the rebuilding shows is nothing but an egomaniac who comes in for the filmed bits and then runs back to his luxury trailer while the real construction people set about doing the work.

another story is about mike from "american pickers." the whole show is apparently orchestrated by the production team, and the idea of him driving around the country in a van looking for stuff with the other guy is a complete fraud.
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