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?”
Set sail with the Pawn Stars as a collection of Viking items float into the shop. Will Rick discover a treasure trove or be steered in the wrong direction? Then, Rick is in rock and roll heaven when a Fender Stratocaster played in the studio by Jimi Hendrix comes up for grabs. Can he get this legendary piece on his shelves or will the deal leave him in a purple haze? And later, Rick gets the rare chance to look at some Viking swords that are over a thousand years old. Will he be able to wield a deal?
Head back in time with the Pawn Stars when Rick checks out a fully restored 1960s VW Samba. Featuring a rare 23-window design, will this iconic bus cause him to get bit by the bug? Then, Chum gets scrambled when a piece of egg art from Sergio Bustamante rolls into the shop. Will he be able to cook up an offer or will this deal not go over easy? And later, when Rick announces a bonus for the employee of the month, Chum tries to prove his worth. Will he show the guys he’s top dog, or end up at the bottom of the barrel?
Charge into battle with the Pawn Stars when Corey checks out a Civil War era sword made by Tiffany & Co. Will he capture the unique weapon or be forced to retreat? Then, the Old Man sails down memory lane with some mementos from his former ship, the USS Chowanoc. Will this Navy nostalgia cause him to ship wreck or will he float away with a sweet deal? And later, when Chumlee misses his chance to retaliate on April Fool’s Day, the guys lay down the rules of pranking, but is the joke on him?
"Walk this Way" with the Pawn Stars when a pair of vintage Aerosmith tour shirts jam into the shop. Will Rick feel "Sweet Emotion" for this rock star memorabilia, or will he "Dream On"? Then, Rick and Corey sound the alarm when a U.S. Navy foghorn comes ashore. Will the guys successfully navigate the deal or will they have to keep their distance? And later, Corey braces himself for the apocalypse when he checks out a state-of-the-art survival vehicle, built to fight off zombies. Will Corey escape in style or will he let the deal die?
Go great guns with the Pawn Stars when a Colt Army Model 1860 shoots into the shop. Will Corey hit the bullseye and claim this Civil War revolver, or will he end up off the mark? Then, Rick sets his sights on a Viking coin. Will he end up the conqueror of this ancient change or will he he be forced to retreat? And later, Chum tries using subliminal messages to get Rick to give him a raise, but will Rick even notice?
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?
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?
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?
Get ready to rock with the Pawn Stars when a guitar signed by bass player Garry Tallent strums into the shop. Was Corey "Born to Run" with Bruce Springsteen's bandmate's guitar or will the deal leave him "Dancing in the Dark"? Then, Rick examines a replica of a 1964 Peace Dollar. Will he be able to cash in on this infamous coin or will he strike out? And later, inspired by a fragment of a Fokker T-2 plane that comes into the shop, Rick challenges Chum to a paper airplane contest. Will the guys be able to get their planes off the ground or will it be back to the drawing board?
Strike it rich with the Pawn Stars when a 1907 Saint-Gaudens high-relief coin makes its way onto the counters. Will Rick pay a pretty penny for this rare piece of currency or will he refuse to empty his pockets? Then, Rick gets blindsided when a vintage pair of Ray-Ban sunglasses potentially owned by President George Bush, Sr. gets brought in. Will he be able to see right through them or will his judgment be clouded? And later, when Rick finds Chum's secret stash in the back, Rick explains to him the concept of layaway. Can Rick make Chum pay or will Chum get his own form of payback?
Take charge with the Pawn Stars when a Civil War-era broadside is brought into the shop. Issued by President Lincoln and proclaiming a National Day of Humiliation, will Rick post the bills for it or will he tear it down? Then, Rick gets his groove on when he checks out a 1947 fully restored Wurlitzer jukebox. Can Rick get the jukebox for a song or will it be a broken record? And later, Rick gets frustrated when Chumlee brings a kid into the pawnshop. Will Rick change his mind after meeting the child or will he not be kidding around?
Rev your engine with the Pawn Stars when a 1966 Harley Davidson rides into the shop. Will Corey risk it all to cruise away with this chopper, or will he suffer a major blowout? Then, Rick flashes back to the `60s when a collection of original NBC promotional posters unroll in the shop. Will Rick tune in to the TV nostalgia, or will the deal get canceled? And later, when the guys point out Corey's first grey hair, he starts seeing red. Will Corey choose to act his age or will he be pulling his hair out?
Get animated with the Pawn Stars when an original sketch from "Rocky and Bullwinkle" is brought into the shop. Will Rick and Chum be drawn to it or will their plans get erased? Then, Rick is presented with what is believed to be a first edition of Richard Nixon's memoirs. Will he win this presidential piece or will he resign to defeat? And later, Chumlee spends the day trading up ordinary items with the guys in order to get what he really wants. Will his wheeling and dealing lead to a big score or will the guys end up shutting him out?
Hail to the chief with the Pawn Stars when an archive of items signed by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt is brought into the shop. Will this presidential collection get Rick's vote or will it get vetoed? Then, Rick steps up to the plate when he is presented with a rare photograph of Babe Ruth from his rookie season. Can he call the shots or will he be thrown a curveball? And later, after Chumlee lends money to Rick, he goes to great lengths to get back what he's owed. Can Chum get payback or will Rick end up cashing in?
It's a royal affair with the Pawn Stars when Revolutionary War documents signed by King George III reign into the shop. Will the documents be fit for a king, or a royal faux par? Then, Chum feels the need for speed when checking out a pair of Cushman Scooters. Will he drive a hard bargain, or be taken for a ride? And later, after checking out a BB gun in the shop, the guys all take part in a competitive shoot-out. Who will call the shots, and who will miss the mark?
Ramp up with the Pawn Stars when a Line Drive Pinball Machine bumps into the shop. Will Corey get the high score, or will it be game over? Then, don't count Rick out when he checks out an 1895 Morgan Dollar. Known as the "King of all Morgan Dollars," will it be worth every penny or will this coin break the bank? And later, when Chum takes over a shift at Corey's new bar, will he use this opportunity to call the shots or will it be closing time?
The crowd goes wild with the Pawn Stars when concert posters signed by Johnny Cash and Stevie Ray Vaughn rock and unroll the shop. Will Corey get them for a song, or will they be out of tune? Then, Rick feels the rush when checking out original blueprints of the Hoover Dam. Will he flood the seller with offers or will the deal hit a wall? And later, when Chum breaks Rick's new expensive sunglasses, will he come clean or replace them on the cheap?
Get fired up with the Pawn Stars when a 1800s Wilkinson turret rifle shoots into the shop. Will Rick go in guns blazing or will he fail to pull the trigger? Then, Chum buckles up when celebrity engraved matchboxes from the private jet, "The Starship One" flies in. Will he be able to land these collectibles or will the price be plane crazy? And later, Chumlee volunteers to help the guys write descriptive cards for the shop. Will he get his facts straight or will he need a history lesson?
Follow the yellow brick road with the Pawn Stars when a signed first edition of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" skips into the shop. Will Rick make a deal with his brain or will he not have the courage? Then, Corey races to check out a one-of-a-kind Turbo Drive II arcade game. Will he able to race to victory or will he spin off the track? And later, Rick is on the hunt for a package that was supposedly delivered to him. With the Old Man claiming ownership too, will this piece of mail make it into the right Richard's hands or will Rick have an identity crisis?
Head to Tinsel Town with the Pawn Stars as Rick auctions off some of the shop's coolest finds. Will Rick have a blockbuster weekend or will he his trip be a big flop? Back in Vegas, Corey and Chum go off-road to check out an Ultra 4 Racecar. Will they cross the finish line with a deal or end up with wiping out? Then Rick witnesses one of the biggest collections of Mickey Mouse memorabilia in the world. Will Rick's Disney dreams come true, or will the deal be a happily never after? And while Rick is in L.A, Chum thinks the shop should have its own auction. Will Chum create a bidding war or give away items for free?
Twist and shout with the Pawn Stars when a 1963 Beatles signed guitar strums into the shop. Will Rick "let it be" or yell for "help"? Take a ride with Corey as he gets revved up when he checks out a 1981 Suzuki motorcycle. Will he kick start a sale or will the negotiation skid out of control? Then, Rick tries to teach the guys some office etiquette.
Travel far, far away with the Pawn Stars when a draft of the original "Star Wars" script signed by George Lucas soars into the shop. Will Rick and Chum win the war for this obi-one of a kind piece or will the force not be with them? Then, Rick goes back in time when he checks out a terracotta medallion of Benjamin Franklin. Will Rick cash in on this patriotic piece or will he be frank in turning it down? And later, Chum wants to open a museum to display some of the shop's hidden items. Will Chum be able to create a work of art or will Rick turn Chum's plans into ancient history?
Paint it black with the Pawn Stars when a rare Rolling Stones record spins into the shop. Will Rick be satisfied or learn he can't always get what he wants? Then, Corey tackles a football used in the first Hall of Fame game. Will he kickoff a deal or end up blind-sided? Next, Rick's on guard when three swords from the Napoleonic era charge into the shop. Will his negotiating make the cut or will he forge on? And later, Chum gets animated by some Donald Duck model sheets. Will he quack up an offer or be left ruffling his feathers?
Rev your engines with the Pawn Stars when a limited edition 2014 Hertz Penske GT Mustang races around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Will Rick ride into victory lane with a deal or will he be forced to make a pit stop? Next, a 1600s lobster tail helmet from Oliver Cromwell’s army battles its way into the shop. Will Rick join the revolution or will he be defeated? Then, an old fashion apple peeler gets Corey cranking. Will he feel it in his core and make an offer or will the deal go bad?
Get body slammed with the Pawn Stars when a WWE Hall of Fame ring fights for the title. Will Rick pin down a deal or will he tap out? Next, Corey gets scrappy when he checks out a 1927 Essex Sedan rat rod. Will he customize a sale or will it fall apart? Then, Martha Washington brings home the bacon when an 1891 $1 silver certificate circulates into the shop. Will Rick and Corey bankroll an offer or will they save it for a rainy day? And later, Ricks in a whirlwind when a rare doo-wop record of “Stormy Weather” tunes in. Will he stay on track and make a deal or will he spin in circles?