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This Was The Final Episode Frank Was Seen In On American Pickers

Over the course of more than a decade on the air, spanning 22 seasons and well over 300 episodes, "American Pickers" has shown viewers some fantastic antique and retro collectibles.

Fans tune in to see just what kind of treasures the three core members of the production will uncover. Those three are, of course, the two antique pickers, Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, and their business manager Danielle Colby. Mike and Frank travel the country looking for rare finds at people's homes, abandoned barns, and even in old junkyards, while Danielle runs the business and resale side of the operation. Mike and Frank constantly need to demonstrate their knowledge of Americana and vintage items of all kinds, from cars to rare film posters, educating the audience while finding a way to make some money.

After viewers spend that much time with such a consistent cast, they start to form attachments not just to the premise and execution of a show but to the people who appear on it week after week. When Frank abruptly disappeared from the program in the middle of Season 21, fans were worried. Here is the final episode Frank appeared on in "American Pickers" — for anyone who wants to go back and see his last moments on the program.

Frank's last episode on American Pickers appears to be Burlesque Queen

Everything seemed to be progressing normally during Season 21 of "American Pickers" right up until Frank disappeared, without any real explanation, halfway through its run. The last episode that Frank appeared in was Episode 307, titled "Burlesque Queen," which aired in March 2020, via IMDb. In that episode, Frank and Mike make their way through a historic marina that they come across in Kansas City while looking for rare antiques, with no mention of any sort of upcoming departure from Frank.

So what happened to Frank on "American Pickers"? With no official word from the show, the cast, or Frank himself, it's hard to say for sure. However, a fan on Facebook noted that Frank didn't necessarily vanish and that his co-star, Mike, mentioned on one of the following episodes that Frank was undergoing back surgery.

Beyond that, Frank stopped appearing on the show just as the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the United States, and as an individual living with Crohn's disease, he may have been at a higher risk of illness from the virus. So while fans may not know precisely why Frank stopped showing up on "American Pickers," there is still a chance he might come back after the pandemic has subsided.