How About The Chumlee Phenomenom

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Famous, fun-loving, and most definitely care-free describes the admired Chumlee.

If you listen carefully, you might be able to hear the cheers coming from the fans of Pawn Stars. Yep, there it is. They are chanting, “Chumlee, Chumlee, Chumlee” and it seems to be getting louder. Okay, so you can’t really hear the  cheers over the Internet or on the cable show, but if you pay any attention at all to what is showing up on the web, Chumlee is getting a lot of attention. By all accounts, he has become the most popular character on the television show, Pawn Stars. This is a show about a pawn shop in Las Vegas where a family spends most of their time fussing and cussing about something that…you guessed it, something that Chumlee did or said.

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 01:  Austin 'Chumlee'...

Chumlee is by far the most popular "star" on Pawn Stars.

Give the guy a break! Sure he brings the teasing and harassment upon himself, for the most part; and, yes he definitely contributes to his own delinquency; and, of course, he is always looking out for his best interest. But, does that mean he should be tormented and taunted beyond belief? Now that I think about it, yes, he probably deserves everything he gets. Nonetheless, all of this attention has brought him some pretty serious fame and fortune. When the guy goes out to buy a Maserati, this should send a clear message that money is certainly flowing in, and it is doing so in large quantities apparently.

No matter how you may feel about good old Chumlee, he also deserves some credit here. He has shirts with his caricature on it, other items mass-produced that are all about him and his role on Pawn Stars. His namesake alone is probably worth millions right now. In fact, it would not surprise many of us if he does not turn out to be the most successful of the entire clan; now there is irony for you. With all due respect, and Chumlee is due a little bit, at some point this whole series and concept will grow old. When that time will be is anyone’s guess. For many fans, they surely hope that it is not in the near future. As the saying goes, “All good things must come to an end.” Does that mean that all bad things never end? Oh well, that is way too deep for now.

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