The Best Episodes of Pawn Stars
Last Updated: Nov 16, 2018
Long before banks, ATMS and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. Pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet. PAWN STARS takes you inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family--grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey--jointly run the family business, and there's clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution. It's up to them to determine what's real and what's fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone's mind, "What's the story behind it"? and "What's it worth?"
#1 - A Treasure Remembered
Season 2018 - Episode 18
It’s time to say goodbye to the toughest, grumpiest, and most-loved patriarch at the Gold & Silver. Rick, Corey, Chum, and a host of colleagues from the shop remember “the Old Man”—Richard Benjamin Harrison. Enjoy some of the Old Man’s best moments over a decade of funny jabs, odd sayings, fierce negotiations and great buys on Pawn Stars.
#2 - Patriot Games
Season 2011 - Episode 53
Hit the gridiron with the Pawn Stars when they check out a 2004 Super Bowl ring. A genuine player's ring from the New England Patriots, will the guys rush for extra yardage for this ultimate piece of sports memorabilia, or will a tough negotiation leave them three and out? Then, a guy brings in a diary written by his ancestor during almost every major battle of the Civil War. With a handwriting style nearly impossible to decipher, will they be able to unlock the secrets of the past, or are these memories lost to history? And later, a poster from the movie Bullitt comes roaring into the shop. Signed by Steve McQueen, Robert Duvall, and Jacqueline Bisset, will Rick jump into the chase for this rare piece of movie history, or will some suspicious signatures leave him idling at the side of the road?
#3 - Teacher's Pet
Season 2011 - Episode 48
Look out below when the Pawn Stars set their aim on a World War II era bomb-sight. Used by U.S. bombers to direct their big-bang cargo, will the guys be able to keep this negotiation on target, or will heavy flak blow the deal out of the sky? Then, Corey and the Old Man hope their fortunes will rise when they go check out a stock ticker from the 1930's. Will this deal pay big dividends, or will the market crash and burst their bubble? And later, when Antwaun the shop security guard shows interest in learning the pawn business, Chumlee agrees to teach him how it's done. But can Chumlee go from class clown to teacher's pet without a trip to the principal's office?
#4 - Sharks and Cobras
Season 2009 - Episode 16
Rick and the Old Man look to buy a 1965 Shelby Cobra classic car--one of the most expensive American race cars. Will they burn rubber and make a deal or will they slam on the brakes for a fake? Then the Pawn Stars have a chance to buy a ship's clock from a 1942 WWII Ship that's worth money only if it ticks.
#5 - Ace in the Hole
Season 2010 - Episode 35
The Pawn Stars are presented with an antique professional gambler's toolkit; Rick and Corey look to buy rare pieces of 1896 U.S. currency; a man hopes to sell his 1950's radiation detecting geiger counter.
#6 - High Stakes
Season 2011 - Episode 46
The Pawn Stars lock and load when a percussion pistol from the 1830s pops into the shop. A rare weapon known as a "man stopper," will the guys take a shot at buying this pocket pistol, or will a tough negotiation stop them dead in their tracks? Then, Corey faces a monstrous challenge when a signed copy of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" creeps through the doors. Will Corey be entranced with this rare book, or will a scary asking price put a stake through the heart of the deal? And later, a guy charges in with an Orange Bowl championship ring. From Penn State's undefeated 1973 season, can Rick make a winning play for this MVP item, or will he fumble the deal and end up on the bench?
#7 - Game Over
Season 2014 - Episode 87
Lift off with the Pawn Stars when a hovercraft zooms into the shop. Will Rick and Corey be able to keep the negotiation afloat, or will they let the air out of the deal? Then, Corey checks out a set of 1960s The Beatles bobble-heads. Does Corey think The Fab Four are so "Yesterday," or will he "Twist and Shout" to make a deal? And later, when a new arcade game gets bought by the shop, Rick lets the guys plug it in. Who will get the highest score before it's game over?
#8 - Chumdae
Season 2014 - Episode 55
Rev your engines with the Pawn Stars when a legendary 1967 Shelby GT350 speeds into the shop. Will Rick be able to cruise through the negotiation or will it be gone in 60 seconds? Then, Corey and Chumlee play with the idea of buying one of the first video game consoles, a Magnavox Odyssey 200. Can they figure out how to beat the system or will it be game over? And later, Chumlee seeks the go ahead from Rick to test out the shop's new ice cream maker. Will the guys all scream for ice cream or will Rick give Chumlee the cold shoulder?
#9 - Open and Shut Case
Season 2013 - Episode 56
Fly high with the Pawn Stars when the guys check out a briefcase once owned by Charles Lindbergh. Will they be lucky like Lindy on this deal? Then, Rick and Chumlee look at a prototype combat vehicle produced for the U.S. military. The only one of its kind, will the guys try to buy it, or say "no tanks?" And later, Corey is the tie-breaking vote in a dispute between Rick and the Old Man. Will Corey's willingness to take a bribe or two get him in trouble?
#10 - Peacemaker
Season 2011 - Episode 25
The Pawn Stars reach for the sky when an 1890's Colt .45 "peacemaker" rides into the shop. Considered the ultimate cowboy gun, will the guys square off and draw quickly for this collectible classic or will a lack of firepower have them running for cover? Then, Rick meets a man hoping to sell his photos of a Japanese Zero shot down during World War II--in Alaska! Will Rick reach new heights to make a deal or will he fall into a tailspin? And later, Rick and Chumlee get up close and personal with the King of Rock & Roll when a man brings in Elvis Presley's medical records. Will Rick give this sale a clean bill of health or is the prognosis not looking good?
#11 - Getting A Head
Season 2010 - Episode 37
The Pawn Stars are presented with a 1969 Buick Skylark; Chumlee and the Old Man look to buy a Civil War field desk complete with captured Confederate documents; Rick is presented with a human shrunken head.
#12 - Pawned and Confused
Season 2018 - Episode 12
A seller drums up excitement for his Led Zeppelin vinyl albums that's music to Rick and Chum's ears. Will they think these records rock enough to roll out some cash? An elaborate 19th century office desk is a formidable piece of furniture. Will Rick move to file it under "must-haves", or will he remain stationary? Next up to bat is a game-used base from the 2016 World Series. Will Rick and Corey think it's a steal, or will they walk? Later, Rick takes a trip to see "The Object," an obelisk-shaped item featured on the cover of Led Zeppelin's "Presence" album, but will the seller have objections to selling such a rare find?
#13 - Pony Up
Season 2011 - Episode 59
The Pawn Stars gain access to classified information as a collection from former Attorney General J. Howard McGrath enters the shop. Complete with his Secret Service I.D. and some counterfeit money, will this political memorabilia be a hot sale, or land the guys in hot water? Then, Rick and Chumlee encounter a 1960's U.S. Marines vehicle called a "Mighty Mite." Capable of driving nearly submerged in water, will Rick charge into hostile territory for this all-terrain truck, or will the negotiation get mired in the mud? And later, the Old Man is off to the races when he gets his hands on an electronic horse race analyzer. Will this 1970's technology help him beat the odds, or should this gadget have been put out to pasture years ago?
#14 - Captain Rick
Season 2014 - Episode 83
Set sail with the Pawn Stars when a medal from British explorer Captain Cook lands in the shop. Will this medal be a discovery for Rick, or will the deal end up shipwrecked? Then, Chum hits the green when checking out a golf putter from the famed 1963 Frank Sinatra Invitational. Will he score a hole in one or wind up in the rough? And later, when Rick’s stress level hits a new high, Chumlee tries to calm him down. Will his idea help Rick keep his cool or will he erupt?
#15 - Over The Top
Season 2011 - Episode 31
Run for cover with the Pawn Stars when a World War I helmet blasts into the shop. The first metal helmet used by U.S. forces, will the guys butt heads to buy this piece or will they dig in for a long negotiation? Then, Corey and Rick are presented with a gun holster used on the long running TV show Gunsmoke. Will they round up a posse and go after this prop with guns blazing or are they just blowing smoke? And later, Rick decides the guys could use some exercise and hires them a personal trainer. Can he convince these couch potatoes to "feel the burn" or will they decide there's no gain to pain?
#16 - Gold Diggers
Season 2010 - Episode 25
The Pawn Stars have an opportunity to buy a huge gold bar believed to be from a 1500s shipwreck. Will the gang dig in and strike it rich or will they end up on a fool's errand? Then Rick has a chance to shoot for the moon with a celestial navigation dome from a World War II B29 bomber. Will his offer take flight or come crashing down? And later, a woman brings a mint condition collection of golden era American League baseball field passes. Can Rick hit the deal out of the ballpark, or will he strike out looking?
#17 - The Happiest Place to Pawn
Season 2018 - Episode 6
Rick and Corey are inspired by an anti-war speech signed by Dr. Martin Luther King. Will they "sit in" or sit this one out? A remote-controlled miniature version of a boat from Disney's Jungle Cruise ride has Rick and Chum navigating a tough deal. Rick pins his hopes on a German "Blue Max" medal from WWI, but can he honor the seller's high asking price? Later, in an interesting development, an antique Nikon camera from the 1950s makes a flashy appearance. Will Chum snap it up or shutter himself off?
#18 - McQueen Dreams
Season 2014 - Episode 84
Take flight with the Pawn Stars when a letter from WWI fighter pilot Eddie Rickenbacker soars into the shop. Will Rick land this piece of history, or will the deal take a nosedive? Then, Corey takes a look at a military swagger stick from 1865. Will Corey bring out the big guns to make the deal, or will a tough battle push him into retreat? And later, after Rick gets excited for some “The Great Escape” movie posters, the guys make fun of his mancrush on Steve McQueen. Will their teasing be a “Bullitt” to Rick’s heart, or will Rick make “The Getaway” from their taunts?
#19 - The Wright Stuff
Season 2011 - Episode 42
The Pawn Stars snap to attention when an 1830's percussion musket from West Point marches into the shop. One of only a couple hundred ever made, will this rare cadet training weapon pass inspection, or will it end up with a demerit? Then, get ready to take flight when a guy soars in with a collection of letters and pilot licenses signed by the father of flight, Orville Wright. Will Rick be able to get this deal off the ground, or will a tough negotiation send him back to the drawing board? And later, Rick and the Old Man get ready to spend all their nickels when a guy brings in an antique slot machine from the 1930's. Will they take a gamble and hit a jackpot with this deal, or will a cold streak leave them busted?
#20 - Sturgis and Acquisitions
Season 2012 - Episode 50
Start your hog and ride with the Pawn Stars as they head to the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. Can Rick relax and enjoy the trip, or will he stop and hunt for deals along the way? And back in Las Vegas, the Old Man and Olivia are holding down the shop. Will school be in session as he teaches her the pawn biz, or will he just take a nap and make her do all the work? And later, the guys arrive in Sturgis, but Rick spots a sweet deal, a 1966 Honda CB160 motorcycle. Is he just window-shopping, or will he insist on mixing business with pleasure?
#21 - Chummified
Season 2014 - Episode 76
Walk like an Egyptian with the Pawn Stars when a mummified falcon creeps into the shop. Is this ancient bird destined to spend eternity with Rick, or will it fly out the door? Then, Rick and Chumlee call a timeout when an autographed Harlem Globetrotters basketball from 1978 bounces in. Will the deal be a slam-dunk or an air ball? And later, when a metal detector comes in from the nightshift, the Old Man and Chumlee borrow it to go treasure hunting against Rick's wishes. Will they strike gold before Rick strikes back?
#22 - Put Up Your Nukes
Season 2014 - Episode 56
Go to DEFCON 1 with the Pawn Stars when a seller claims he has a cover for a thermonuclear warhead. Can Rick successfully defuse the negotiation or will it blow up in his face? Then, Corey swings into action when a mandolin from Bob Wills' Texas Playboys comes into the shop. Will he pull some strings for the country classic or will it be out of tune? And later, Chumlee tries to find something he's better at than Rick. Will he be able to beat the boss or will Rick prove once and for all don't mess with the best?
#23 - Time Machines
Season 2009 - Episode 8
Rick tries to refurbish a 1950's coke machine into a modernized collector's item. Will his plan quench his thirst or fizzle out and go flat? Meanwhile, Corey is offered an old pirate favorite: an 18th Century flintlock pistol. But before he can pull the trigger he'll need to authenticate it. In addition, the Pawn Stars get a chance to buy a 1941 Philco Radio. Will they dial in a deal, or be stuck searching through the static?
#24 - Smarty Pants
Season 2014 - Episode 75
Get ready to rock with the Pawn Stars when a guitar owned by music legend Stephen Stills strums through the door. Can Rick take the lead in the negotiation or will he end up getting played? Then, Corey tries to stay focused when a 1800s detective's camera comes into the shop. Will he be able to snap up a picture perfect deal or will he get shot down? And later, Chumlee faces off with Rick in a battle of wits. Will Rick be the smart money in this pawn showdown or can Chumlee beat the boss?
#25 - A Shot and a Shave
Season 2009 - Episode 18
In this episode, Rick is offered some of the craziest items ever to enter the store, everything from a pricey patchwork quilt made from celebrity autographs to an 1845 Harpers Ferry musket, one with a vintage surprise. A scientist selling ATM receipts from the South Pole and a barber's chair straight from Sweeney Todd are also on offer. As the guys find out, nothing's quite what it seems.