LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MARCH 15: Rick Harrison from History's "Pawn Stars" television series attends Terry Fator's 10th anniversary show at The Mirage Hotel & Casino on March 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
TV - Movies
How Rick Really
Chooses Which
Items Appear On
Pawn Stars
During a typical episode of "Pawn Stars," the show's central cast evaluates valuables brought into the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in Las Vegas. In a recent interview, pawn shop patriarch Rick Harrison detailed his process for screening what sorts of items he would like to appear on the show ahead of filming.
Harrison explained, "Basically if it's something different and it hasn't been on the show before," then it may be right for "Pawn Stars,” and that he approves items based solely on pictures, only ever seeing them in person months later. He then revealed that his on-camera assessments of the items he chooses largely consist of his own prior knowledge.
"Sometimes I actually have to stop the camera and do a little research, but in general that's all me," he said. "I'm just that nerd you see on television and that's how we do it." Rick simply utilizes his considerable knowledge to pick valuables he thinks have "Pawn Stars" potential.