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The Best American Pickers Episode From Season 1 According To IMDb

Viewers know exactly what they're getting into when they cue up an episode of "American Pickers." They can expect Mike Wolfe and whoever his partner is to search high and low on people's properties to see what treasures they can find. A lot of the time, they have to sift through a bunch of junk in order to find the grand prize, and there are always items Wolfe and the team are interested in. 

It's a tried-and-true formula that's worked well for the "American Pickers" team for over 20 seasons. You know the old saying, "If it's not broke, don't fix it." Occasionally, there will be an episode that falls flat, but more times than not, it results in riveting television where audiences at home can't wait to see what Wolfe stumbles upon next. That was the case in the show's very first season, where one episode, in particular, has earned rightful praise among fans.

Fans voted Mole Man all the way to the top

A show's first season is crucial. It needs to draw in an audience by giving them precisely what the series is meant to stand for and ensuring that people will tune back in for many more seasons to come. Out of all the episodes in "American Pickers" Season 1, the episode that seems to have encapsulated that ethos the most is Season 1, Episode 6, "Mole Man."

The Mole Man has become somewhat of an iconic figure on "American Pickers," almost as much as the likes of Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz. He's a bit of an eccentric character as he has amassed all kinds of items in his massive 26-room underground lair. Suffice to say, Wolfe and Fritz have a blast exploring his property and seeing what all he's accumulated over the years. As such, it should come as no surprise to see that fans have voted the episode the highest-rated among its season, garnering an overall rating of 7.9/10 out of 40 reviews.

"Mole Man" proved that "American Pickers" wouldn't solely be about the treasures. It would also be about the people Wolfe and Fritz meet along the way, and with hundreds of episodes to the show's name, plenty of other intriguing characters have popped up on the show time and time again.