NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30:  Frank Fritz (L) and Mike Wolfe attend A+E Network's 2015 Upfront at Park Avenue Armory on April 30, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
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Pickers Once
Shut Down
Several Streets
In Nashville
“American Pickers” creator Mike Wolfe has seen a lot of success since his show hit the air 12 years ago and has managed to open two separate Antique Archaeology storefronts to conduct business at. One store is located in the heart of Downtown Nashville’s Marathon Village district, where Wolfe and his crew once shut down several streets in 2011.
The “American Pickers” crew shut down city blocks in Nashville to shoot a commercial for the show, which was an undiscovered gem on the History Channel at the time. The promo was heavily inspired by Dr. Pepper’s musically-focused “I’m A Pepper” campaign and featured Wolfe himself, along with his former co-star Frank Fritz.
Throughout the commercial, Wolfe and Fritz sang about the joys of being an antiquer as they awkwardly danced through the streets with many background performers. The grand theatrics distracted from the Pickers’ lackluster moves and resulted in a humorously charming TV ad that boosted the show’s popularity.