American Pickers

The WORST episodes of American Pickers

Every episode of American Pickers ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of American Pickers!

Mike and Frank are pickers that travel the country and literally would go anywhere just for the prospects of finding antique gold. With the assistance of Danielle they often find themselves in a comedic pickle.

Last Updated: 8/7/2022Network: History
Gordon's Gold Mine
264 votes

#1 - Gordon's Gold Mine

Season 2010 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/21/2010

Mike and Frank find the holy grail of picking in Gordon's cement factory; the guys scour the inventory of a father-and-son picking duo; the guys meet Mary who has inherited a 300-acre property.

Bombshells and Silk
6 votes

#2 - Bombshells and Silk

Season 2021 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/15/2021

Mike and Jersey John visit a prolific Cape Cod collector while Danielle and Robbie uncover amazing American souvenirs and Queen Victoria's silk stockings in Pennsylvania.

Searching in Selma
3 votes

#3 - Searching in Selma

Season 2022 - Episode 11 - Aired 7/9/2022

Mike and Jersey uncover a massive collection of petroliana in Alabama while Dani and Robbie hit an Arizona property with killer steam engines.

Substitute Picker
23 votes

#4 - Substitute Picker

Season 2012 - Episode 27 - Aired 11/26/2012

With Frank too sick to go picking, Mike s brother Robbie scrambles to fill in at the last minute for the trip. In Idaho, the guys find a barn-sized man cave filled with an awesome collection of Western Americana including antique spurs that could be worth huge money. In Oregon, with a serious wager on the line, Robbie feels the pressure to out pick Mike and scours for a big-ticket item.

Duke of Oil
27 votes

#5 - Duke of Oil

Season 2012 - Episode 26 - Aired 11/19/2012

While visiting the `Godfather of petroliana,' Mike falls for a one-of-a-kind vintage motorcycle sign and must resist the urge to overpay for it. In Virginia, the guys meet a Southern gentleman named Ned who keeps his treasures in a creepy cabin in the woods. Back in Iowa, Danielle s unique company car drives her crazy.

Wolves in Wisconsin
9 votes

#6 - Wolves in Wisconsin

Season 2022 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/19/2022

On Uncle Butch's ten-acre homestead in Wisconsin, the Wolfe brothers pay big money for some rare nuggets of petroliana but strike out on a jaw-dropping ride with a Hollywood pedigree. Flying solo in Milwaukee, Mike meets the 97-year-old inventor whose life-like automatons tell the story of America's all-time favorite characters.

Airstream Dream
211 votes

#7 - Airstream Dream

Season 2011 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/13/2011

On their first-ever trip through Arizona, the guys tap into their spirit animals to track down a lifetime picker whose property is packed with killer stuff. A real-deal cowboy with a serious poker face, Fargo's Wild West ranch is like stepping back in time. And, while picking behind a remote strip mall, a bizarre totem pole catches Mike's eye but it's an original Airstream trailer that renders him speechless.

Burlesque Queen
9 votes

#8 - Burlesque Queen

Season 2020 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/2/2020

In Illinois, Mike and Frank comb through a mind-blowing historic marina while in Kansas City, Danielle brokers a deal on the mother of all burlesque collections.

8th Grade Humor
157 votes

#9 - 8th Grade Humor

Season 2011 - Episode 21 - Aired 9/26/2011

Determined to uncover a hidden honey hole, the guys are freestyling on their home turf in Iowa. And to keep himself entertained, prankster Frank has a few practical jokes up his sleeve. After the boys spot a rusty toy museum sign, lifetime collector George opens the doors to his heavenly collection. A former church turned personal showcase, the shelves are overflowing with vintage toys and George is in the mood to sell. The bearded charmer works his magic and the guys soon find themselves picking with a local history buff. As a fire marshal, John empties abandoned houses before burning them down! He's filled several outbuildings with salvaged treasures. Mike spots an item so unusual he's willing to take a huge gamble. In Des Moines, auction-addict Roger has a 3,000-square-foot mega-pick that's jam-packed with treasure that he's finally willing to sell.

Guys and Dollhouses
58 votes

#10 - Guys and Dollhouses

Season 2012 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/3/2012

The Pickers visit Tom whose amazing collection of architectural salvage includes a vintage theater marquee and rare opera house relics. Later, they spend time at a sprawling South Carolina warehouse where Mike gets in a heated negotiation over a Victorian doll house.

Million-Dollar Cars
25 votes

#11 - Million-Dollar Cars

Season 2018 - Episode 16 - Aired 6/11/2018

Mike and Frank find an important part for a million-dollar car.

Pinball Jack
7 votes

#12 - Pinball Jack

Season 2022 - Episode 9 - Aired 3/12/2022

In the heart of beer country, the Wolfe brothers find the motherlode of breweriana, the granddaddy of all pinball machines, and Elvis inside a Milwaukee collector's suburban home. Down the road, Mike and Robbie make a return pilgrimage to an Illinois honey hole to dig through five generations of history in a century-old mansion full of treasure.

Rocket Ray Round-up
4 votes

#13 - Rocket Ray Round-up

Season 2022 - Episode 13 - Aired 7/23/2022

Pool Hall Picking
1 votes

#14 - Pool Hall Picking

Season 2022 - Episode 14 - Aired 7/30/2022

Leland's Cafe
189 votes

#15 - Leland's Cafe

Season 2010 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/5/2010

Mike finds two rare bicycles after Danielle gets a sketchy lead about a collection owned by a reluctant seller; Mike and Frank come bearing a gift when they pay another visit to Leland.

White Castle on the Farm
373 votes

#16 - White Castle on the Farm

Season 2010 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/1/2010

Mike and Frank find a White Castle hamburger building on a farm; the duo discovers a veritable museum full of antiques and collectibles; negotiating for an old soda fountain and a cigarette machine.

An Indian Reunion
132 votes

#17 - An Indian Reunion

Season 2011 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/6/2011

In Florida, Mike and Frank visit a hangar-sized barn full of treasures, owned by a couple of junkyard junkies who've been picking since 1948. An awesome circus property turned animal preserve features lions, tigers and bears among circus paraphernalia and a mysterious locked trunk. And while freestyling, the guys come to a screeching halt after spotting a zebra-striped vintage motorbike in a yard. The collection is an Indian's dream. A major score leads to an unlikely reunion at a vintage motorbike museum.

Psychic Pickings
172 votes

#18 - Psychic Pickings

Season 2010 - Episode 19 - Aired 8/2/2010

The guys stop in at Sam and Stan's steel yard where they go on a high-speed golf cart tour of massive hangar and outbuildings; the team goes freestyling and comes across an old farm; the guys come across Greg, who claims he's a psychic picker.

Cowboys and Cobwebs
36 votes

#19 - Cowboys and Cobwebs

Season 2013 - Episode 14 - Aired 6/24/2013

In Arkansas, Frank and Danielle pick a former trading post that's packed with awesome Americana. Later, Dr. Smith's family hospital has been shuttered for decades and it's filled with vintage medical curios. And finally, Cotton's roadside home looks like a rad junk shop but he's determined to hold on to every single piece.

Mama Knows Best
65 votes

#20 - Mama Knows Best

Season 2012 - Episode 15 - Aired 6/18/2012

Cruising the back roads of South Carolina, the guys stumble on an out-of-the-way property where an atomic-era spaceship clock catches Mike's eye.

Backroad Samurai
89 votes

#21 - Backroad Samurai

Season 2012 - Episode 18 - Aired 7/9/2012

To escape the BP oil spill, Tom moved his family and considerable collection to a motel in North Carolina. Each room in stuffed and he's ready to sell so he can renovate. The guys flip for his Indian motorcycle collection and Frank gambles on a pricey samurai artifact. They visit a former Harley Davidson dealership, and they discover a South Carolina spot that leads to Gerald's awesome one-man town. Packed with petroliana, it's a picker's paradise and he's ready to make a deal. And Frank finds out about the Samurai uniform he bought.

Getting the Boot
171 votes

#22 - Getting the Boot

Season 2010 - Episode 17 - Aired 7/5/2010

In Kansas, the guys pick through a promising farmyard, but are frustrated when they find nothing to buy; a demolition expert ponders selling a rare grave marker and a giant boot; Junior's oilcan collection comes at a high price.

One Pony Town
206 votes

#23 - One Pony Town

Season 2010 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/9/2010

Lifelong picker and yard sale aficionado Lester is known by his neighbors as the ``spooky collector;'' the guys visit a hard-core Illinois collector who says he wants to downsize; the guys pay a return visit to their ``picking mamma,'' Judy.

Frank Flips
167 votes

#24 - Frank Flips

Season 2010 - Episode 23 - Aired 9/13/2010

The guys pick the storage locker of a fellow picker named 2D; Mike and Frank visit a woman who hopes to clear out some of her late father's collection; at a Wisconsin farm the guys get caught up in the weird world of Hippie Tom.

Where's Aldo?
91 votes

#25 - Where's Aldo?

Season 2012 - Episode 20 - Aired 8/20/2012

In Pennsylvania, Mike and Frank pick in some unique places including a funeral home and a prosthetic limb factory. They unearth mega collections but all the owners are reluctant to sell. The Pickers eventually run into a reclusive man named Aldo who grants them access to his mind-blowing stockpile of brand new vintage toys.

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