History has undergone a drastic transformation in recent years as the station has begun to move away from strictly history-based programming in favor of a wider variety of shows. Despite this initiative, its flagship title, "Pawn Stars," continues to educate audiences on all kinds of historical artifacts and the importance of the stories behind them. Over the course of its 16 seasons, the series has put everything from vintage GI Joe toys to one-of-a-kind film props on full display, enticing viewers to tune in every week to see which trinkets will walk through the doors of the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop next.
The "Pawn Stars" crew hasn't exactly had the best of luck when buying and selling pinball machines. Despite the games being extraordinary works of art still worth playing, minor dings and imperfections significantly impact the overall value. Rick Harrison lost out on the chance to purchase a rare Elton John Captain Fantastic machine because the seller wanted way more than it was worth. Of course, there was the infamous episode where Rick's son, Corey, spent too much on an Evel Knievel pinball device and ended up losing the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop money.
Every dog has his day, and fans of "Pawn Stars" love it when it happens to be Chumlee's day. The lovable employee always seems to screw up and purchase items that upset his bosses, especially in the earlier seasons. Remember the sailboat? So, when Chumlee bought an autographed book from someone for $500 without having any experts look at it first, both Rick and the Old Man had their doubts.
It's a fantasy many people have, imagining who would play them on the big screen, should movies ever be made about their lives. Depending on their occupation or level of fame, though, the chances for most people getting a biopic are small, but why not dream? Austin "Chumlee" Russell of the smash History reality series Pawn Stars certainly does, and he even has picked out a two-time Oscar nominee who he'd love to see play him in a Pawn Stars biopic.