Hardcore Pawn

The WORST episodes of Hardcore Pawn

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

This series follows the daily events in Detroit's biggest pawn shop, American Jewelry and Loan. The store is located in Detroit's famous 8 Mile district and has a very diverse (e.g. ghetto) clientele, handling anything from family heirlooms to heavy machinery.

Last Updated: 6/13/2022Network: truTV
Moving Targets
142 votes

#1 - Moving Targets

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/30/2010

Tensions boil over when a customer flips out over a mix-up with his gold chain. Then, Ashley loses it when a customer tries to pawn a cursed relic. Will its deadly history catch her in its grips...or will she throw it and the customer out the door?

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Karen vs. Ashley
83 votes

#2 - Karen vs. Ashley

Season 8 - Episode 18 - Aired 6/18/2014

Tensions between Karen and Ashley explode on the sales floor and when Les discovers that Ashley has banished Karen to a storage room he puts them both in the doghouse. Plus, Lady Gaga's bass player blows Les away with an act of kindness, and a guy tries selling Seth presidential autographs for 40 thousand dollars.

Three Ring Circus Part 1
94 votes

#3 - Three Ring Circus Part 1

Season 9 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/30/2015

A customer's dunk tank inspires Karen to come up with a big idea for the shop. Seth and Les are on board, but will Ashley be down for the cause when she finds out what they have planned for her? Plus, Byron puts two hockey fans in the penalty box when they get physical over a vintage puck.

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Oh Yes He Did
65 votes

#4 - Oh Yes He Did

Season 6 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/2/2012

Seth encounters some bumps in his plan to sell the pawn shop; the kids find themselves in an interesting situation when they meet with a buyer.

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Seth's Secret
35 votes

#5 - Seth's Secret

Season 7 - Episode 26 - Aired 11/5/2013

Angry over his father's dismissal of the consultant hired to help increase their sales, Seth goes MIA, leaving the store in the lurch. When he doesn't come back, Les goes looking - and is shocked at where he finds his son spending his time.

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Fan Favorites
93 votes

#6 - Fan Favorites

Season 8 - Episode 15 - Aired 5/28/2014

A look at the Top 20 moments from past episodes of Hardcore Pawn, selected from a poll of viewers.

Drop the Bomb
151 votes

#7 - Drop the Bomb

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 9/27/2011

Les' plan to celebrate the store's 30th anniversary hits a snag when he dumps the job onto Ashley and Seth with the intention of bringing them back together. In the midst of all the family drama, Les has a meltdown when a customer tries peddling him fake gold.

Karen's Big Idea
69 votes

#8 - Karen's Big Idea

Season 9 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/9/2015

When Karen convinces Les to let her bring in a Feng Shui expert, will it boost sales and bring in positive energy? Ashley and Seth have some serious doubts. Plus, Seth gets an opportunity to buy a piece of Detroit Tigers history when a customer brings in four game-used bases from the 2011 playoffs.

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Amy Got Back
108 votes

#9 - Amy Got Back

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 7/31/2012

Seth is shocked when Les rehires a flaky former employee who he claims took advantage of them.

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Cousin vs. Cousin
75 votes

#10 - Cousin vs. Cousin

Season 9 - Episode 10 - Aired 3/16/2015

When Ashley interferes with one of Karen's sales on the shop floor, a family feud breaks out. Les urges them to work together, but when Ashley's half-hearted efforts to mentor Karen almost result in a big loss for the store, Les has had enough. Plus, Seth gets quite the show when a rock metal group shopping for a guitar breaks out into an impromptu jam session.

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Seth's Return
180 votes

#11 - Seth's Return

Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/17/2013

After Les secretly found out that Seth was at Bill's Pawn Shop, Les confronted him, asking Seth why he would betray the family by visiting a competing pawn shop. Seth explained the real reason: he was branching out into consulting as a sideline -- the very thing that another person that Seth hired tried to do for American Jewelry earlier. As being a consultant is tantamount to disclosing family secrets to strangers, Les gives Seth a choice: "Family, or nothing."

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Storm's a-Brewin
222 votes

#12 - Storm's a-Brewin

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/4/2011

The shop becomes a powder keg when hundreds of angry customers face hour-long lines. Plus, Les must determine if a customer is fencing stolen goods. Then, the Golds are presented with a rusty old tractor that could be worth a truckload of cash. And, Seth and Ashley's feud erupts in front of the entire staff... and Les is forced to intervene.

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Million Dollar Resolve
176 votes

#13 - Million Dollar Resolve

Season 9 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/29/2014

The Golds have the opportunity of a lifetime when they stumble upon pieces of art that could be worth millions. But will they strike it rich or will they be left holding the bag? Seth gambles on a piece of Detroit history, and Ashley's patience is put to the test when dealing with a customer and his memories of his long lost cow.

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Daddy Daughter Dance
121 votes

#14 - Daddy Daughter Dance

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/14/2014

Les becomes skeptical of Ashley's ability to sell after taking a misstep in selling a taxidermied deer head, leading to Seth to create a challenge for Les and Ashley -- the person who sells less items than the other person must work the "hard goods" line for the final hour of the day. This challenge was a true challenge for Les, until he came across a potential "Hail Mary" opportunity.

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Seth's Big Mistake
88 votes

#15 - Seth's Big Mistake

Season 9 - Episode 11 - Aired 3/23/2015

Les finally lands a buyer for his special edition Lee Iacocca Mustang, but loses his cool when he learns Seth sent the hot rod out on consignment. Can Seth get the car back in time? Plus, Ashley sniffs out a bad deal on a Pepe le Pew statue, and Byron shows a Rick James wannabe the front door.

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Breakdown at Tiffany's
33 votes

#16 - Breakdown at Tiffany's

Season 7 - Episode 22 - Aired 9/24/2013

A diamond pocket watch is brought into the store, but the owner has troubling authenticating it; Bobby J goes for a ride in a custom low rider.

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More Money. More Problems.
127 votes

#17 - More Money. More Problems.

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/27/2011

When Les sends a group of employees to the new store, Seth and his crew are left overworked and inundated with angry customers, which results in a showdown between father and son

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Total Meltdown
147 votes

#18 - Total Meltdown

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/4/2011

As the deadline approaches, Seth and Ashley scramble to pull their individual events together. Amidst a crushing wall of pressure from Les, customers that have fully lost their minds and fierce sibling rivalry, the chaos mounts to a breaking point. But when the dust settles and the cash is counted, Les delivers devastating news that rocks his family and staff to the core. TV-14-L

Shell Game
93 votes

#19 - Shell Game

Season 6 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/27/2012

Les is put out when he discovers hustlers scamming customers in his own parking lot and moves to put an immediate stop to the rip-offs; a young fashionista is steamed when Seth turns down her goods; and an Xbox hotshot makes the showroom floor his own personal video arcade.

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Full Metal Panic
162 votes

#20 - Full Metal Panic

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 1/10/2012

Les and Seth are apoplectic after discovering that, for the first time in their history, loans are down. Later, when they find out why, the head of someone close to them will roll. Meanwhile, a woman proffers some home-grown, pharmaceutical-grade goods.

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The Shocker
128 votes

#21 - The Shocker

Season 6 - Episode 2 - Aired 7/17/2012

Ashley doesn't buy into Seth's new money scheme which, if it works, could mean big bucks for the store; and employees get quite a shock when a customer brings in a vintage electric chair.

Directors: Richard Dominick
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Seth vs. Rich
153 votes

#22 - Seth vs. Rich

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired 9/13/2011

Ashley faces danger head-on when a riled-up customer refuses to leave the store. Then, the friction may have cooled between Rich and Ashley, but when he screws up a major job for Les, Seth takes the heat. Unwilling to fail in his father's eyes, Seth takes Rich on in a face-to-face confrontation with neither man willing to back down.

The Estate Sale
73 votes

#23 - The Estate Sale

Season 9 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/16/2015

Ashley and Les hit the road to get first dibs on a huge estate sale, but will they find treasure or fool's gold? Seth takes a custom Corvette go-kart for a spin but pumps the brakes on the deal when the 12-year-old owner tries to play hardball. Plus, what price is Karen willing to pay to get her hands on a piece of '70s movie memorabilia?

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Family Feud
188 votes

#24 - Family Feud

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 3/22/2011

Les and Seth battle it out over the business when a difference of opinion explodes into a family feud. Then, Rich sees dollar signs when a customer brings in what's believed to be a secret government spy camera. And, when a customer reneges on an expensive piece of custom jewelry will the Golds get stuck with the bill?

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Only in Detroit
99 votes

#25 - Only in Detroit

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 1/24/2012

Seth is blindsided when an ex-NHL star stops by the shop with a friend and, against Ashley's wishes, he offers the athlete a job. Elsewhere, Ashley faces off with a customer whose insults turn personal; Les contemplates buying a vintage fortune-telling machine.

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