Pawn Stars has shed light on the pawn store industry more than any other show or movie. There are a lot of different ways to pawn things off, but these guys made a business out of it. The show, which first aired in July of 2009, has not only hooked people across the nation but has spawned spinoffs in the UK and Australia. The show follows Old Man Harrison, Rick Harrison, Big Hoss Harrison, and Austin “Chumlee” Russell. The Harrison’s are the grandfather, father, and son of the Harrison family, while Chumlee is Big Hoss’ childhood best friend. Pawn Stars takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, where the family lives and operates its pawn business. The show documents the family’s pawn business and its interaction with clients and all the drama that can ensue from human interaction. While much of the drama is right there for you to see, there are a number of facts that you are sure to have missed that explain a whole lot more of what goes on behind the camera.
They got their own Lynyrd Skynyrd show
As many of you know, the show’s theme song is by Lynyrd Skynyrd (as of season four). What many people do not know is that the main men of the show were treated to a private concert by the artist.
They were flown to Las Vegas to meet the men and pull out their instruments for a surprise show in their pawn shop’s parking lot. The men were overjoyed and anyone around got in on the action.