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(Entertainment Weekly)   American Chopper ending after ten years. No word what the Food Network will air in its pl--oh, it's about motorcycles   (insidetv.ew.com) divider line 88
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2012-11-17 12:13:08 PM  

I've never liked Harleys/cruisers, but if I'm anything it's a raving motorcycle nut. Therefore, it is my pleasure to announce -

BIKE THREAD!!!!!!


/not subby
//as soon as I get some coffee or beer in me I'll post pics
///Triumph Speed Triple
 
2012-11-17 12:21:05 PM  
That show was still on? I thought they've been showing reruns this whole time.
 
2012-11-17 12:34:01 PM  
10 years? Really? That was one of the more annoying shows on cable except for all of the rest of them. I'm glad I finally cut the cable off. So what now? 10 years of American Chopper repeats? Not on my TV
 
2012-11-17 12:42:10 PM  

Happy Hours: 10 years? Really? That was one of the more annoying shows on cable except for all of the rest of them. I'm glad I finally cut the cable off. So what now? 10 years of American Chopper repeats? Not on my TV


Seriously that. AC is definitely one of the most annoying shows out there. Same lame "plot" each and every time. The father should just go back to being a wife beating alcoholic. That's about all he's good for.

/not condoning wife beating.
 
2012-11-17 12:42:28 PM  

Happy Hours: 10 years? Really? That was one of the more annoying shows on cable except for all of the rest of them. I'm glad I finally cut the cable off. So what now? 10 years of American Chopper repeats? Not on my TV


I am sure you can find a cupcake cook off show to watch.

// 10 years ago blue collar people finally got to show their stuff.
 
2012-11-17 12:47:11 PM  
That one asshole son is actually hot if you put the TV on mute and pretend he's not having a regular temper tantrums.
 
2012-11-17 12:47:49 PM  
- a
 
2012-11-17 12:47:54 PM  
I thought it ended years ago when senior stopped talking to his kids and remarried
 
2012-11-17 12:51:30 PM  
First time I saw a listing for that show I got all excited, but then I found it was the bike kind of chopper instead of the helicopter kind.
 
2012-11-17 12:52:01 PM  

shakespear: I thought it ended years ago when senior stopped talking to his kids and remarried


That drama queen got a new beard?
 
2012-11-17 12:56:11 PM  

Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Happy Hours: 10 years? Really? That was one of the more annoying shows on cable except for all of the rest of them. I'm glad I finally cut the cable off. So what now? 10 years of American Chopper repeats? Not on my TV

I am sure you can find a cupcake cook off show to watch.

// 10 years ago blue collar people finally got to show their stuff.


Oh there's plenty of that stuff on PBS - what I get for free over the air.

I hate that shiat too.

I would have liked American Chopper if they had focused on building bikes, but instead there was always some contrived drama which basically meant tune in for the last 3 minutes to see what they ended up building.

Blue collar my ass. They're a bunch of spoiled farks.
 
2012-11-17 12:56:30 PM  

MrHappyRotter: That one asshole son is actually hot if you put the TV on mute and pretend he's not having a regular temper tantrums.


Which one? Pig Nose or Down Syndrome?
 
2012-11-17 12:57:05 PM  
10 years of the same shiat episode after episode.
 
2012-11-17 01:00:41 PM  
"Reality" TV is for easily entertained morons.
 
jde
2012-11-17 01:02:58 PM  
"Tonight, on a very special American Chopper, Paul, Sr. yells and throws tools while the shop builds yet-another off-the rack chopper with some different CNC'ed doodads bolted onto it..."

/Paul, Jr mopes...
//Mikey does man-childy stuff and paints what could be generously called naive art...
 
2012-11-17 01:05:27 PM  

Shostie: That show was still on? I thought they've been showing reruns this whole time.


This.
 
2012-11-17 01:08:04 PM  

Happy Hours: Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Happy Hours: 10 years? Really? That was one of the more annoying shows on cable except for all of the rest of them. I'm glad I finally cut the cable off. So what now? 10 years of American Chopper repeats? Not on my TV

I am sure you can find a cupcake cook off show to watch.

// 10 years ago blue collar people finally got to show their stuff.

Oh there's plenty of that stuff on PBS - what I get for free over the air.

I hate that shiat too.

I would have liked American Chopper if they had focused on building bikes, but instead there was always some contrived drama which basically meant tune in for the last 3 minutes to see what they ended up building.

Blue collar my ass. They're a bunch of spoiled farks.


Actually I have to agree with you. I can't stand the NBC Olympics for same Cancer ridden parent/wife/ story playing in the background.
I have to fast forward TUF on the DVR to get past the tears and crying over "This is for my six illegitimate children back home counting on me to win this game show." Boo Hooing.
 
2012-11-17 01:09:06 PM  

Happy Hours: Dr.Mxyzptlk.: Happy Hours: 10 years? Really? That was one of the more annoying shows on cable except for all of the rest of them. I'm glad I finally cut the cable off. So what now? 10 years of American Chopper repeats? Not on my TV

I am sure you can find a cupcake cook off show to watch.

// 10 years ago blue collar people finally got to show their stuff.

Oh there's plenty of that stuff on PBS - what I get for free over the air.

I hate that shiat too.

I would have liked American Chopper if they had focused on building bikes, but instead there was always some contrived drama which basically meant tune in for the last 3 minutes to see what they ended up building.

Blue collar my ass. They're a bunch of spoiled farks.


In upstate NY, we call them white trash with money, but yeah.
 
2012-11-17 01:14:28 PM  
i feel stupid saying this, but i dont get the headline
 
2012-11-17 01:14:49 PM  
Count me in with the "had no idea it was still on" crowd.
 
2012-11-17 01:22:26 PM  
I understand all the work that goes into their choppers, however most of them look only rideable to the next tavern. They all look way too uncomfortable to ride any distance.
 
2012-11-17 01:27:06 PM  
I knew it was still on and knew they made up to do a charity bike and then I went back to not caring.
 
2012-11-17 01:33:31 PM  

wiseolddude: I understand all the work that goes into their choppers, however most of them look only rideable to the next tavern. They all look way too uncomfortable to ride any distance.


they're not supposed to be rideable. they're promotional tools. they live on trade show floors and in corporate hq lobbies.
 
2012-11-17 01:40:22 PM  
I'm not a biker myself, but I hang out with a lot of people who are and not a single one of them had any respect for this show. It seems in the biker community, at least where I live, American Chopper is a joke.
 
2012-11-17 02:03:00 PM  
Is Mikey still dead?
 
2012-11-17 02:05:27 PM  
*cough

There going to be another Biker Build off on Discovery in December.

Paul Jr Design. vs. OCC vs. Jessie James Vs. Gas Monkey Garage.

Go Team GMG.
 
2012-11-17 02:07:46 PM  
That show was on for 9 years and 3 seasons longer than it should have taken for people to get sick of it. I wouldnt trust those farkers to change my oil let alone build my a motorcycle.
 
2012-11-17 02:20:36 PM  
motodonorcycles
Espcially those big fat sloppy motorized wheelbarrows those idiots build. Apehangers give you heart attacks, too and that's a fact.
 
2012-11-17 02:26:54 PM  
I liked it better when it was 'Fat Hillbilly Family Can't Stop Yelling.'
 
2012-11-17 02:28:24 PM  
This show is one of the clearest representations of dysfunctional family relationships I've ever seen.

There's a depth to the drama that's missing in pretty much every other show of its kind. And there's a solid through-line narrative of a son surpassing a father, yet still genuinely wanting his approval. It's a story about generations, one of self-delusion, and the next trying to understands and develop.

Also, they make big chunks of art out of metal.

I guess I can understand all of these comments from people who saw an episode or two, or just some commercials. There is a particular kind of production being made out of the documentary. That serves as the final and delicious wrinkle in the narrative. The show itself is an extension of the people within it. How they manipulate it to represent themselves is just more information on their character.

(I don't give a shiat about motorcycles, and I don't identify with machismo. But I do value an endeavor that sheds light on the human condition. And this has done it in spades.)
 
2012-11-17 02:29:20 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: I liked it better when it was 'Fat Hillbilly Family Can't Stop Yelling.'


But enough about Here Comes Honey Boo Boo....
 
2012-11-17 02:33:01 PM  
What happened to Quinn the tough but fair human resource manager.
 
2012-11-17 02:39:59 PM  
I bet all the sudden they all start getting along again and they will all be cheery and happy by the last show. It's all scripted bs and there was probably only a feud on camera.
 
2012-11-17 02:40:18 PM  

MrHappyRotter: That one asshole son is actually hot if you put the TV on mute and pretend he's not having a regular temper tantrums.


Agreed. He's some a nice pair of DSLs.

I want to bone both him and his dad (separately, or at the same time - I'm not picky)

The other son with the Weird Al hair can watch, but that's it.
 
2012-11-17 02:42:52 PM  

sidcart42: This show is one of the clearest representations of dysfunctional family relationships I've ever seen.

There's a depth to the drama that's missing in pretty much every other show of its kind. And there's a solid through-line narrative of a son surpassing a father, yet still genuinely wanting his approval. It's a story about generations, one of self-delusion, and the next trying to understands and develop.

Also, they make big chunks of art out of metal.

I guess I can understand all of these comments from people who saw an episode or two, or just some commercials. There is a particular kind of production being made out of the documentary. That serves as the final and delicious wrinkle in the narrative. The show itself is an extension of the people within it. How they manipulate it to represent themselves is just more information on their character.

(I don't give a shiat about motorcycles, and I don't identify with machismo. But I do value an endeavor that sheds light on the human condition. And this has done it in spades.)


Pretty much - this. The truly sad part is OCC has become a parody of their origin and have morphed into a sad, sideshow tourist trap business.
 
2012-11-17 02:43:40 PM  
I can't stand modern "choppers" V-twin+stretched tank+hardtail+expensive bullshiat.
If you're paying someone tens of thousands of dollars to build your bike, you're doing it wrong. My dad chopped his inline 4 Honda in the early 70s in his shed. Got it featured in a few crappy mags. Won a bunch of shows. My uncle chopped a KZ1000 police special. That was strange. I built up a nice old Triumph until my buddy dumped it in a river.

In other words, make something interesting. I'm tired of these Harley clones.
 
2012-11-17 02:55:28 PM  

Spanky McStupid: Pretty much - this. The truly sad part is OCC has become a parody of their origin and have morphed into a sad, sideshow tourist trap business.


Merikun dream for the baggy-pants, sideways-hat-wearing tattoo crowd, no?
 
2012-11-17 03:00:08 PM  

Guntram Shatterhand: I liked it better when it was 'Fat Hillbilly Family Can't Stop Yelling.'


You've mistaken them for the people who wear their logo. These guys are some sort of kraut.
Oh, and Louis Vuitton wasn't black..
 
2012-11-17 03:06:24 PM  
At least the principal subjects got small-time rich and Barbie doll wives who swallow.

/Mikey, not so much, but maybe.
 
2012-11-17 04:19:59 PM  

dickfreckle: I've never liked Harleys/cruisers, but if I'm anything it's a raving motorcycle nut. Therefore, it is my pleasure to announce -

BIKE THREAD!!!!!!

/not subby
//as soon as I get some coffee or beer in me I'll post pics
///Triumph Speed Triple


I got a Triple too, df. A 2010 John Bloor edition- love it!
 
2012-11-17 04:31:26 PM  
I was over the show after 2 seasons or so. It got real old real quick.

can't believe people watched it for 10 seasons.
 
2012-11-17 04:45:04 PM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Seriously that. AC is definitely one of the most annoying shows out there. Same lame "plot" each and every time.


every "build" show is: cars, bikes, doesn't matter
1. "build will be difficult"
2. "ZOMG, we'll NEVER get it done in time"
3. "builders scream at each other for a few minutes"
4. "customer is here and we're just finishing"
 
2012-11-17 04:46:22 PM  

Happy Hours: Blue collar my ass. They're a bunch of spoiled farks.


Paul Sr is worth $15 million, Junior is worth $10 million. Even the do-nothing Mikey is worth $2 million according to Celebrity Net Worth. Hell, even the more famous guys in their shops are worth a couple million each.

They may have blue collar jobs, but they aren't living a blue collar lifestyle.
 
2012-11-17 05:04:37 PM  
That show was new around the time my roommate with the television moved out. I can't believe it's still on. The premise of macho dudes acting like women while building toys for manchildren got old real quick about the time it became apparent that every episode was going to be a "WILL THEY OR WON'T THEY" buildup with a temper tantrum 2/3 the way in.
 
2012-11-17 05:06:10 PM  

Chelsea Clinton Is Carrot Top's Lost Twin: Happy Hours: 10 years? Really? That was one of the more annoying shows on cable except for all of the rest of them. I'm glad I finally cut the cable off. So what now? 10 years of American Chopper repeats? Not on my TV

Seriously that. AC is definitely one of the most annoying shows out there. Same lame "plot" each and every time. The father should just go back to being a wife beating alcoholic. That's about all he's good for.

/not condoning wife beating.


amen. but lots of women need to learn when to STFU.
 
2012-11-17 05:19:55 PM  
Good.

The best observation about this ´reality´ TV show was in a review and it was this(paraphrased):

´What´s up with all the false deadlines? These guys build custom motorcycles for a living and KNOW how long it takes. The constant alarms of ´We´re GONNA MISS THE DEADLINE AND OUR LIVES AND BUSINESS WILL BE RUINED!!!´ is nonsense´.

I never watched it regularly but after reading that I stopped altogether because the writer was correct: the show was nothing but viewer manipulation and faked drama.

As for the retarded son ´Mikie´ I hope they paid him a ton of money to act like he was missing 3 or 4 chromasomes.
 
2012-11-17 05:26:36 PM  
I had no idea it was still on. I tried to like that show but it got to be very repetitive. Their bikes always looked the same to me with only paint jobs to tell them apart.
 
2012-11-17 05:30:55 PM  

BalugaJoe: Is Mikey still dead?


He is to me.
 
2012-11-17 05:35:12 PM  
a few bikers I know laugh at that show. they spend all kinds of times on fancy details and when it's "ready" it won't even start.
 
2012-11-17 05:48:18 PM  

douchebag/hater: As for the retarded son ´Mikie´ I hope they paid him a ton of money to act like he was missing 3 or 4 chromasomes.


He's a method actor
 
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