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Chumlee of Pawn Stars – Goofy By Nature Or Acting?

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Chumlee has no fear when it comes to expressing himself and letting the world know he knows how to enjoy life.

There was a Twitter post that may surprise some of the followers of the show ‘Pawn Stars‘ on the History Channel. Recently, Chumlee posted on Ron Paul’s website. He stated that “I have no idea who this dude is nor have I ever seen the show, but he has 109,000 followers on twitter, so he must be pretty famous.” Some comments from Rep. Paul’s camp were civil, but reserved. One person made the comment that Chumlee was a young 20 something year old portraying a goofy character on the pawn shop show. Now, that raised a question, is he portraying this kind of a character or is this actually how Chumlee acts in real life?

There is nothing that I can find indicating that he is acting like a goofball, it appears as though this is who he really is off camera as well. Not to be mean-spirited here at all, but some people are very laid back and just let life happen, accepting what comes along. This is how Chumlee comes across in every situation or episode that videos his behavior and antics. It would be fascinating to meet him and see just how down-to-earth he is without cameras around. Personally, I think he would be a lot of fun to just hang out with and enjoy visiting about whatever comes up at the time.

What do you think? Is he for real… or is “Chumlee”the creation of a savvy actor?

In a more thoughtful description, Chumlee has a way of keeping every aspect of his life simple and uncomplicated. Frankly, this world would be a little better off if we would not take life so seriously, let our hair down, and just enjoy the moments we have with family and friends. Why not?

So, if Chumlee happens to be “goofy” in real life, great; more power to him! Who am I to judge his character and take umbrage to his behaviors? This is his life and he has the right to choose how he lives, which includes how he behaves at any given moment. Mr. Chumlee, I support you as a person, goofy or not, and hope that the too serious people of the world can learn from the real example you set. It is not the outward expressions that matter so much; it is the lack of stress you exhibit and the ability to let the negativity slide on by.  Congratulations on your success, especially since you obtained it without hurting anyone, judging anyone, or being afraid to just be you!

So again, I ask… What do you think? Is he for real… or is “Chumlee”the creation of a savvy actor?

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Rick Harrison – Buy Gold Or Field Work?

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Pawn Stars takes Rick Harrison out into the field more, making the show more interesting by not spending the majority of the time in the shop.

Watching a pawn shop show has just so long to be a series. This holds true for any cable or network series; the lifespan is finite. Making the material interesting enough to draw a large viewing audience is something that producers probably lose sleep over at some point.

Even so, the current task at hand will involve understanding what the viewing public want to see. Are they interested in drama, action, mysteries, comedy, and so on? The answer is what will drive the motivation to create something bold enough and cutting-edge to hit those elusive top numbers.

An example here is the Pawn Stars series on the History Channel, their content cannot be about clients constantly coming in to pawn gold, pawn jewelry, sell a watch, etc. No, they have to really beef up the antics or drama; make it interesting for the viewership. Industry trends have been for many, many years to include some form of conflict with humor and at least one person being clueless about most everything.

It appears that the executives over Pawn Stars is seeing the need to get the show out of the famous pawn shop and into the field more. This means that, to some extent, the items being sold to the shop will be bigger, stranger, and more challenging to make a profit from after committing to a purchase. All of this can really create a whole new appeal for those used to seeing words flying, pranks being played on Chumlee, or hearing the boss (Dad) make off-handed remarks ensuring that everyone remembers who is boss.

I say if they find that appeal factor to draw in larger numbers and a different demographic, absolutely fantastic! Why, you may ask? This is what creativity in reality shows is all about, connecting with those who pay the bills and look for entertaining television. Okay, Pawn Stars, go for it and all the best!

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Cajun Pawn Stars Could Be New Hit

Now, there is a point at which something original does not need a sequal or spin-off. Case in point, the hit reality show, Pawn Stars, is indeed a hit. The amount of attention Corey, Chumlee, and the crew receive has grown substantially since its debut. Being in its fourth season, there appears to be more of the same and less of Corey; he lost 115 pounds. At any rate, the whole notion that another pawn reality TV show is necessary or will be popular is a stretch at best. Move the concept to a part of the country where community spirit about being Cajun is strong and proud, then kick it a few times in the teeth and you get the Cajun Pawn Stars.

I say “…kick it in the teeth…” because the folks have apparently not entirely welcomed this show to their neighborhood, and yet, they are going to get this nation-wide coverage anyway, like it or not. Some comments on the Internet are not even close to being favorable. It makes you wonder what the producers, creators, and so on, were thinking and who they did not bother to speak with to get a feel for the cultural response to their idea. Of course, all of this is opinion that opposes the new series.

On a lighter side, the show is promoting a little twist to shake up the usual pawning aspect of the show. For example, instead of seeing a lot of people sell gold, jewelry, or their fancy watches, you are likely to see a bovine beast traipse across the floor or a donkey grace the television set. Yes, this will be entertaining to some. Let’s agree to give this series a chance and see just how much it makes you laugh and smile. Who knows? It could be a huge hit and become a pleasant surprise.

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Chumlee Antics or Reality?

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Chumlee is everywhere!

How would you like to own anything you could possibly want? This is certainly a dream of many, but rarely is it ever realized; unless, of course, you are Chumlee of the hit television cable show Pawn Stars. He has become something of an icon, and has done so in very quick fashion. What has contributed to his success, at least in part, is his ability to maintain a straight face while doing and saying some really quirky stuff.

Why does he act this way? Is this really who he is or is it some facade to get the ratings? Only Chumlee can answer these questions. Frankly, to many of his followers, this does not matter. He is one well-liked fella that has a lot of money because of his ability to be himself; at least that is the way it appears. It does not appear he made all that money selling gold or jewelry.

If you had one question that could be asked of our friend, what would that one interesting question be? Here is a fascinating thought; imagine all of the ideas that come to mind when contemplating this concept.

How about this question, “Chumlee, how do you really feel about  the other guys on Pawn Stars?” That could be a real fire storm. Not to create a problem for anyone on the show, but you have to wonder if they really are that mean to Chumlee all of the time. Of course, to them it may not come across as being mean; it may be the best way to deal with Chumlee’s personality. Everyone has their own way of coping with others who really rub them the wrong way. It just so happens that the entire nation and people across the world get to see how Rick and the others cope…or don’t cope with Chumlee’s antics.

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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.

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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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Pawn Star Rick’s Book – License To Pawn

By now, everyone has either enjoyed or endured the Harrison family and their popular “reality” show, Pawn Stars! So it’s really no shocker that someone took the initiative to branch out the product endorsements and have a book written for them. Will you buy it? Me… I think I’m waiting for the Pawn Store malt liquor to hit the shelves! Or maybe the Chumlee microwave HungryMan entres!

Rick Harrison - License to Pawn

Rick Harrison - License to Pawn

Rick, his son Big Hoss, and Rick’s dad, The Old Man have very little going for them if they ever want to have a clothing line or a fragrance for men, but they DO have the knack for the pawn business. You might say that if anyone was born to pawn, it was the Harrison’s.

So, I think this book is worth a read, if only to really understand the inside track of the pawn industry. I’m curious what tips and tricks they have to offer. Plus… I can’t wait to read the parts Chumlee helped write!

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New Episode of ‘Pawn Stars’ Tonight! Friday, Jul 8, 9/8c ‘Darth Pawn’

Tonight’s brand new episode of the hit series, ‘Pawn Stars’ will feature WWII Airplanes, life-sized Star Wars figures and a violin from the 1700’s that was stumbled across in one of the many customers closets. Apparently, Chumlee is going to be adding the majority of obvious humor to this evenings episode.

Can’t Wait!

Best Chumlee Quote, thus far:

“When I open the store in the morning, I feel like Justin Beiber.”

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Pawn Stars’ Own Chumlee Buys $100K Maserati

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Chumlee in His New Ride

TMZ is reporting that Chumlee from Pawn Stars just bought a $100K Maserati sports car.  I knew these guys were making money but wow!  That’s an expensive car.

While Gold and Silver Pawn is a big money maker itself, Chumlee also gets money from doing endorsements and appearances.  Not only is he the comic relief on the show, but he is the most popular.

TMZ also reported that he bargained his way into only paying 85% of the list price on the Maserati.  It must be nice to be Chumlee.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Pawn Stars’ Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison Birthday Celebration

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Chumlee announced on his Twitter page the other day that he and Big Hoss are having a birthday celebration at JET Friday April 22nd at the Mirage in Las Vegas.

I never thought I’d see the day when a birthday celebration for two pawn brokers at a local pawn shop was a big deal.  It seems almost anyone can become famous these days.

With that being said I think it would be cool to party with Big Hoss and Chumlee.  I mean imagine the stories they have.  They see hundreds of people every day in one of the most famous local pawn shop in the world.  The stories must just poor in.  I work in a small local pawn shop in Boca Raton, Fl and I could entertain someone for hours with the stories I have.  Their company must be very enjoyable.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn

Pawn Stars’ Chumlee an Unlikely Celebrity

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I never thought I’d see the day when the 4th in command at a local pawn shop would become a national celebrity.  Chumlee, from Pawn Stars, is one of the most unlikely people to ever become famous.

The reality show Pawn Stars started a few years back and is about Gold and Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas.  The show is on the History Channel and centers around deal making between the local pawn shop and people with historic items.

While the business is family owned and three generations work there, Chumlee seems to be a fan favorite.  Chumlee is not part of the family and is portrayed as the “class clown” on Pawn Stars.  The fans love him because of his carefree personality and know nothing attitude.

Chumlee is famous for doing next to nothing; sort of like Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton; but unlike them he didn’t need to make a racy video.  All he did was be himself and now he can consider himself one of the most unlikely celebrities to ever live.

by, Seth at Boca Raton Pawn