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Old 02-27-2012, 09:55 PM   #1
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I remember reading a post a while back about some members being diehard American Chopper fans and I'm wondering everyone's thoughts of how much of it is made for tv.

I watched the show for a couple years when it first came on but then didn't watch it for years. Then I heard the show was going off the air, Jr and Sr had some big fight, OCC was in foreclosure, etc, etc so, I had to start watching again. I think once the wheels started falling off, I bet the fight was for real but now, I just wonder how much they're dragging everything out to keep the ratings up.
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Old 02-27-2012, 09:56 PM   #2
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I agree its all for t.v

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i watched it the first couple seasons then grew bored of watching "bike assemblers" , rather watch the custom stuff jesse james builds.. by "assembler" i mean they order parts and put em together, jesse fabricates everything on his customs and puts it together
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If a little of it wasnt made for TV than it wouldn't be on TV. The thing I hate is reality tv impersonaters like that show operation repo
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nothing good on the tube anymore
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Well there are still plenty of reruns of The Waltons.
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If a little of it wasnt made for TV than it wouldn't be on TV. The thing I hate is reality tv impersonaters like that show operation repo
I think I tried to watch that show once, I had to turn it off. I can honestly say I've had about as much as I can take of reality tv shows. Unfortunately, every year there are more and more of them. I used to really enjoy the discovery channel and history channel but they've both been overrun with them.
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If a little of it wasnt made for TV than it wouldn't be on TV. The thing I hate is reality tv impersonaters like that show operation repo


I repo'd cars on the side before I got married, and collected hot checks. Had one incident involving a dog that ended badly, started carrying mace after that, never happened again though. A couple(2) altercations, nothing serious, and other than a sore gut on one of the two, didn't have a problem in two years. That show is completely full of chit imo.
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OCC is just riding it till it ends, PaulJnr has been pushing some cool bikes out the door, plus starting to hook up with differnt vendors like wheels to sell his design stuff like Fose.
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i watched it the first couple seasons then grew bored of watching "bike assemblers" , rather watch the custom stuff jesse james builds.. by "assembler" i mean they order parts and put em together, jesse fabricates everything on his customs and puts it together
I am pretty sure that they fabricate a lot of the bike. Jr. has Brendon Thompson do his metal work. They make their own tanks. They may get frames made custom for the build, and I have seen them customize them.

You have to remember, they make CHOPPERS, not originals. Choppers are bikes customized from factory bikes. They are just making ground up choppers.

I never understood why anyone compares JJ with OCC or PJD?

My opinion of Jesse is, he's a prick and talks the big talk, but hadn't made a bike 5 years before the build off. He talked all big, and then in the end had to bring in 5 guys to help finish the bike. When all was said and done, it was just another bike. He is a child and can't stand the fame the Tuttle's have gained since he decided to cheat on his wife and whore himself around Hollywood.
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I wish Rick would go and join Jr. and Vinny!
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A guy from my home town works for the production company that films these shows, and he said they are a real pain to do. He told me personally a lot of it is drama in action, like acting, to add to the show, but Paul, Sr. is a prick in real life. He said the rest of the guys, and this was before the split he told me this, were pretty good to work with. 60 or more hours of film to create a 36 minute show (1 hour). His mom moved to Arizona, so I never see this guy any more.

And no, I am not a fan. I have a life, and it doesn't include fantasy reality shows, or watching re-runs of Cops either.
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I never got the impression that Rick was all that impressed with Jr....

If they make one more three-panel judge show, I'm gonna'...

I saw that Sr. is on Apprentice... wonder how long that will last...

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All those "reality" shows are BS.
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Once you know that you aeon camera you begin acting. As long as you go into knowing that some of it's staged, some of it's reshot and some of it's real, you can enjoy it for what it is. If you hang on every word, and think that Mikey didn't get mic'ed up before waling in to joke with Vinny and they didn't know what he was going to talk about, you will be disappointed when you finally realize the truth.

The best "reality show", is swamp people. Some of that stuff you just can't make up. My grandmother was from LA, they are really like that down there.
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I loved it when JJ got put in his place lol. giving it the big one that he builds 100% of the bike by hand all by him self. Didnt see him make the wheels, bearings, suspension, engine, tires, cables, lights, etc etc. his bikes are less custom that either OCC or PJD.
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It always amazed me while watching OCC, the emphasis on the tank and painting of it, but I guess it was the only thing they created after selecting a standard frame they purchased, but I guess it was the only thing they really made aside from a few fenders while beating the fabricator down and braces for effect.

Paul Sr was just a stupid "bull in the woods" that demanded and did not have any idea what was needed to really sell and finish a product. He just relies on his image.

Micheal took the best route, although Paul Jr. is creative and seems to be able to produce and sell without using a pseudo macho image.

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