The BEST Episodes of American Pickers
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 26, 2020
This isn't your grandmother's antiquing. Pickers like Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are on a mission to recycle America, even if it means diving into countless piles of grimy junk or getting chased off a gun-wielding homeowner's land. Hitting back roads from coast to coast, the two men earn a living by restoring forgotten relics to their former glory, transforming one person's trash into another's treasure. American Pickers follows them as they scour the country for hidden gems in junkyards, basements, garages and barns, meeting quirky characters and hearing their amazing stories. If you think the antique business is all about upscale boutiques and buttoned-up dealers, this show may change your mind--and teach you a thing or two about American history along the way.
#1 - Dani's Picker-versary
Season 2020 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 20, 2020
Danielle's 10th anniversary with Antique Archaeology becomes a surprise party for Mike when she turns the milestone into a major league event complete with a Hollywood ending.
#2 - Double Barn Bonanza
Season 2019 - Episode 28 - Aired Nov 11, 2019
In rural New York, the guys dive into back-to-back epic picks where the incredible collections tell the story of America.
#3 - Everything Must Go
Season 2014 - Episode 29 - Aired Dec 17, 2014
They guys are on the trail of two vintage Harleys in Pennsylvania, but Frank gets more than he bargained for when one bike collector takes a liking to him.
#4 - Aerosmith Van
Season 2019 - Episode 16 - Aired Jul 8, 2019
After picking an awesome surf museum in California, Mike and Frank catch up with the Aerosmith van in Vegas. Then drive it down the strip to meet their rock ‘n’ roll idols for the big reveal.
#5 - Pick This Way
Season 2019 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 18, 2019
Aerosmith's legendary tour van gets an overhaul just in time for a visit from Rock'n'Roll royalty.
#6 - Like Father, Like Daughter
Season 2015 - Episode 25 - Aired Oct 14, 2015
A retired auctioneer and his daughter have haggling in their blood; Mike has eyes for a long-sought 1930s Cord convertible.
#7 - Alabama Rolls
Season 2019 - Episode 15 - Aired Jul 1, 2019
An Alabama couple has one of the biggest collections the guys have ever come across, including a number of high-octane cars saved from the scrap heap.
#8 - Pinball Mania
Season 2011 - Episode 16 - Aired Aug 1, 2011
The guys head to the Lone Star State, hoping to uncover a Texas-size honey hole. Once there, Mike and Frank dig through a huge outbuilding filled with dead coin-operated games (in the dark because the electricity was out). While they make an offer on a few rare gems, the owner struggles to let go of his grandpa's merchandise and all the memories that go with them. He steers the boys to a hangar-sized warehouse down the street where the guys discover the mother-lode of pop culture pinball machines. They end up at John's jaw-dropping collection of rare motorcycles, bikes and even rarer parts. At first the guys go into overdrive, but when they realize nothing is for sale, Mike switches gears and comes up with a plan!
#9 - Let's Be Frank
Season 2014 - Episode 26 - Aired Nov 24, 2014
Frank meets another Frank and they really hit it off, plus the guys uncover some unusual micro-cars in Illinois.
#10 - The Michigan Madman
Season 2019 - Episode 9 - Aired May 20, 2019
The guys stumble upon two of the fastest motorcycles ever built and they are determined to save them from oblivion.
#11 - The Belly Dance
Season 2012 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 5, 2012
Automotive aficionado Dale gets seriously cranked up over Mike's one-of-a-kind belly tank racer. But the negotiations could crash if the classic can't run leaving Mike out thousands of dollars. Freestyling in New Hampshire, Tommy's treasure-packed barn yields some incredible railroad relics. Mario loves his junk but says he's willing to negotiate, and after gambling on a very cool retro smoking toy, bundle-master Frank steps in to save the day for Mike. Bruce's jam-packed property is staggering and though he's reluctant to sell, Mike manages to pull the trigger on a rare folk art rifle.
#12 - Van-Tastic
Season 2019 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 17, 2019
The boys uncover a treasure trove of VW buses in Arkansas. With the collection under threat from vandals, Mike is determined to rescue as many as possible.
#13 - Rocket Man
Season 2014 - Episode 20 - Aired Aug 27, 2014
Mike and Frank make a scene when they hit the streets in a one-of-a-kind rocket car.
#14 - California Gold Mine
Season 2013 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 18, 2013
Freestyling in Los Angeles, Mike and Frank tail a vintage steam car to an auto shop where they uncover an acre of unbelievable junk. Packed with oddball artifacts, the guys stumble upon a salvage yard turned prop shop. Later, the guys meet Cecil, a man who has built himself a rustic little Western town and filled it with amazing stuff.
#15 - Coin-Op Kings
Season 2015 - Episode 23 - Aired Sep 2, 2015
The guys discover the ultimate coin-op man cave hidden on a farm in upstate New York, and Frank hatches a plan to help lonely collectors find love.
#16 - Plymouth Rocks
Season 2014 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 20, 2014
In car country, Mike falls hard for a 100-year-old turbo-charged hotrod; the guys land some sweet deals at a massive man cave, and Frank rescues a vintage muscle car from a rusty demise.
#17 - Big Tennessee Welcome
Season 2018 - Episode 21 - Aired Aug 6, 2018
In Nashville, Danielle introduces the guys to a former Chevy dealership that could provide an awesome new home base.
#18 - Thunderdome
Season 2014 - Episode 23 - Aired Nov 5, 2014
It's make or break for the Virginia blitz strategy. Mike and Frank meet a real-deal motorcycle legend ready to clear out some of his high-octane stock, and a VIP pass to a unique mancave turns up a rare item that's old and odd.
#19 - Space Oddities
Season 2015 - Episode 19 - Aired Aug 5, 2015
Picking in New Mexico for the first time ever, the guys head straight to Roswell, but take a detour to a Wild West town with a million-dollar item for sale.
#20 - Mike's Big Buy
Season 2017 - Episode 16 - Aired Oct 16, 2017
Mike and Frank are picking and dreaming in California. Then dreams become reality when Mike falls for the sweetest classic Ford pick-up he’s ever seen.
#21 - Cheap Pick
Season 2013 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 11, 2013
The guys are blown away when legendary Cheap Trick guitarist Rick Nielsen opens the doors to his private rock'n'roll warehouse. Mike and Frank scour a log cabin village museum and go nuts for some cast iron erotica. John's Wisconsin property is packed with great stuff but he's attached to every single thing he's got.
#22 - Hyder's Hideaway
Season 2017 - Episode 21 - Aired Nov 20, 2017
While freestyling in Virginia's Appalachian Mountains the guys come across a hidden hideaway filled with history and even some mementos from a bluegrass legend.
#23 - Woody's Picking Paradise
Season 2017 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 10, 2017
It's a picking paradise as Mike and Frank come across a huge 200,000-square-foot factory housing a private collection cultivated by Woody, the building's dumpster-diving owner.
#24 - Big Boy Toys
Season 2014 - Episode 18 - Aired Aug 13, 2014
At an awesome California garage, Mike goes nuts for a must-have retro boat and then falls for a BMW micro car that could be worth some serious coin. Down the road, the guys pay a return visit to a totally rad radiator shop where they comb through the late owner's huge stockpile.
#25 - Double DeLorean Delight
Season 2019 - Episode 18 - Aired Jul 22, 2019
On a ramshackle New Jersey estate, Mike and Danielle go on a Back-to-the-Future joyride in a DeLorean.