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(Radar Magazine)   Is "Storage Wars" fake? Dave Hester: YUUUUUUUUUUP. Producers: You're outta this one, Dave   (radaronline.com) divider line 249
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2012-12-04 08:10:23 AM  
Entertainment on television is staged?
 
2012-12-04 08:11:03 AM  
One big issue: accusations that the show's bidding is rigged and that items are put in some lockers to be "discovered" and add to the drama of the episode.

This is my shocked face.
 
2012-12-04 08:19:13 AM  
celebritywonder.ugo.com

I don't care, I like watching Barry. He's a cool dude.
 
2012-12-04 08:22:01 AM  
Television lied to me?
 
2012-12-04 08:37:09 AM  
Needs Obvious tag.
 
2012-12-04 08:39:38 AM  
You know what's really interesting about the article?

PHOTOS: Of unrelated stuff

That they think Hester is the star.

PHOTOS: Click on my pinkness

I think the star is really shared with all of them.

PHOTOS: You know, pictures you look at.
 
2012-12-04 08:45:20 AM  
If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

\bunch of cheap-assed execs creating pussified drama out of nothing
 
2012-12-04 08:47:21 AM  
Dave Hester is the star of that show? I thought he was the annoying villain guy.

Besides, the star is clearly... uh... the... um.... I'd say the chick, but she's farking annoying too.
 
2012-12-04 08:55:03 AM  
Of course it's fake. I sit and think of the "take" they make, then deduct all the time, expenses for vehicles, hired help, paying an appraiser, and then the effort to find a willing buyer. Going through a box and saying "This will get $20" and having it cha-ching on the screen doesn't mean you can easily find someone to pay $20 for it. And even if you did, you have to deduct the cost of selling it for $20, like a store or ebay listing fees, etc, etc, etc...

It's not a ticket to quick wealth. I wonder how many more people go to these auctions trying to duplicate that lifestyle. I'm sure storage locker owners love it though.

/that said, I often end up watching several of them in a row when I'm home sick or bored.
 
2012-12-04 09:15:38 AM  

weave: Of course it's fake. I sit and think of the "take" they make, then deduct all the time, expenses for vehicles, hired help, paying an appraiser, and then the effort to find a willing buyer. Going through a box and saying "This will get $20" and having it cha-ching on the screen doesn't mean you can easily find someone to pay $20 for it. And even if you did, you have to deduct the cost of selling it for $20, like a store or ebay listing fees, etc, etc, etc...


Plus they act like they have to sell all this stuff for a profit or they'll go out of business...never mind they're being paid more to be on the show than they'll ever make buying storage lockers. That being said, I do like to watch sometimes, just to see the random things they may find in a locker.
 
2012-12-04 09:22:00 AM  
"Reality" has been fake since it started.

Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.
 
2012-12-04 09:23:26 AM  

FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.


I'm with you on most of that, but I'll step up to defend The Amazing Race. That's a really good reality show and if they're faking anything beyond a little creative editing, they've fooled me for years.
 
2012-12-04 09:23:47 AM  
Dave Hester is a douchebag
 
2012-12-04 09:24:30 AM  
Nope, Dave Hester.
 
2012-12-04 09:27:49 AM  

cretinbob: Dave Hester is a douchebag


I think that's why he's the only believable guy on the show. ah well, I always assume reality shows are all stage managed anyway. of course it's fake - duh. it's television. the producers have to manufacture drama to make people interested enough to tune into it and watch.
 
2012-12-04 09:32:37 AM  
"Storage Wars" is real. Right. Next they will tell me those dysfunctional people on C-SPAN are really running the United States.
 
2012-12-04 09:42:58 AM  
I like pawnstars. I don't care if it is fake, they have interesting items and make an attempt to explain history.

I also like ricks restorations for the same history reasons. It is also neat to see the insides of some of those old machines and how they work.
 
2012-12-04 09:46:32 AM  

RedPhoenix122: weave: Of course it's fake. I sit and think of the "take" they make, then deduct all the time, expenses for vehicles, hired help, paying an appraiser, and then the effort to find a willing buyer. Going through a box and saying "This will get $20" and having it cha-ching on the screen doesn't mean you can easily find someone to pay $20 for it. And even if you did, you have to deduct the cost of selling it for $20, like a store or ebay listing fees, etc, etc, etc...

Plus they act like they have to sell all this stuff for a profit or they'll go out of business...never mind they're being paid more to be on the show than they'll ever make buying storage lockers. That being said, I do like to watch sometimes, just to see the random things they may find in a locker.


There was an episode where they showed Barry's outtakes for one of his lines. They weren't exactly hiding it
 
2012-12-04 09:52:20 AM  

Donnchadha: Besides, the star is clearly... uh... the... um.... I'd say the chick,


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2012-12-04 10:04:01 AM  

basemetal: I don't care, I like watching Barry. He's a cool dude.

 
2012-12-04 10:16:49 AM  

FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

\bunch of cheap-assed execs creating pussified drama out of nothing


yeah, I love what they are doing with Pawn Stars and trying to create a Paul Sr/Paul Jr. scenario.

I also love how they have Hester pull numbers out of his ass so he always turns a profit on his lockers.
 
2012-12-04 10:19:14 AM  
Once I start an episode, I can's top.

I like when they try to make Darrell act like he's mad at his son. He's just so bad at it.
 
2012-12-04 10:21:13 AM  

RedPhoenix122: weave: Of course it's fake. I sit and think of the "take" they make, then deduct all the time, expenses for vehicles, hired help, paying an appraiser, and then the effort to find a willing buyer. Going through a box and saying "This will get $20" and having it cha-ching on the screen doesn't mean you can easily find someone to pay $20 for it. And even if you did, you have to deduct the cost of selling it for $20, like a store or ebay listing fees, etc, etc, etc...

Plus they act like they have to sell all this stuff for a profit or they'll go out of business...never mind they're being paid more to be on the show than they'll ever make buying storage lockers. That being said, I do like to watch sometimes, just to see the random things they may find in a locker.


I did watching Darrel Sheets get shafted on the magic cards he found.
 
2012-12-04 10:22:58 AM  

ManateeGag: yeah, I love what they are doing with Pawn Stars and trying to create a Paul Sr/Paul Jr. scenario.

I also love how they have Hester pull numbers out of his ass so he always turns a profit on his lockers.



Hester is the anti-Rick. Rick looks at a $12,000 Les Paul and says "I'll give you $500 for it"
Hester looks at a Fisher Price guitar and says "That's an easy $500"
 
2012-12-04 10:38:47 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: Hester is the anti-Rick. Rick looks at a $12,000 Les Paul and says "I'll give you $500 for it"
Hester looks at a Fisher Price guitar and says "That's an easy $500"




That's the whole difference between a buyer and a seller. My only problem with Storage Wars is Darrel saying "bill" after every dollar amount, ie: that's a 300 dollar bill. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 300 DOLLAR BILL!! And the way they edit it he says it like 4 or 5 times right in a row. arrggg

I know, but it's a pet peeve
 
2012-12-04 10:50:58 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Hester is the anti-Rick. Rick looks at a $12,000 Les Paul and says "I'll give you $500 for it"
Hester looks at a Fisher Price guitar and says "That's an easy $500"



That's the whole difference between a buyer and a seller. My only problem with Storage Wars is Darrel saying "bill" after every dollar amount, ie: that's a 300 dollar bill. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 300 DOLLAR BILL!! And the way they edit it he says it like 4 or 5 times right in a row. arrggg

I know, but it's a pet peeve


That's a 300 dollar bill all day long
 
2012-12-04 10:51:11 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A 300 DOLLAR BILL!!


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2012-12-04 11:10:47 AM  
I'm sure it's fake, but I don't really care. Storage Wars is the one reality show I watch. Not that I go out of my way to watch it, but I'll stop flipping channels if i see it.
 
2012-12-04 11:17:55 AM  

Donnchadha: all day long


That's the Wow Factor baby!

/dude has more catch phases than Bart Simpson
 
2012-12-04 11:30:05 AM  

Radak: FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

I'm with you on most of that, but I'll step up to defend The Amazing Race. That's a really good reality show and if they're faking anything beyond a little creative editing, they've fooled me for years.


I absolutely agree with you on the Amazing Race. At the very least, you get exposed to different cultures and scenery in places I know I'll probably never get a chance to visit in my lifetime. However, I think the OP is referring to cable TV reality shows. For cable, I'd nominate an Idiot Abroad as a good one, even if it is faked, which I'm not sure it is.

/Portlandia might as well be a reality show.
 
2012-12-04 11:40:46 AM  

FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

\bunch of cheap-assed execs creating pussified drama out of nothing


Mythbusters draws shiat out too long. I need a season-end special episode that is like, an hour long, where all the myths and the results of their "testing" (for some value of the word) are montaged without the ridiculously slow pacing that they use to take up an hour each episode.
 
2012-12-04 11:43:37 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Donnchadha: all day long

That's the Wow Factor baby!

/dude has more catch phases than Bart Simpson


don't have a cow, man!
 
2012-12-04 12:07:27 PM  
I miss The Colony. It was totally staged but the people's reactions were legit. Especially how stupid they were in the face of danger/starvation/raids by marauders. Oh look. All these power supplies and viable non-warped lumber was left behind! Oh, look, a boat without any holes and a motor which only needs rudimentary repairs to get running.

Oh look, you found this room upstairs which wasn't there on your previous explorations of the building!
 
2012-12-04 12:13:02 PM  
This is what I keep trying to explain to pepole who watch reality shows. If you're going to watch manufactured drama, why don't you at least watch the ones made by people who are good at it and tell stories more engaging than, "What's Bubba gonna find behind this door?"
 
2012-12-04 12:13:15 PM  
This is pretty much why I quit watching tv. They could have informative, educational shows about various jobs like gold miners, or a historical show about stuff in pawn shops, but no, we get hyped up, unrealistic melodrama by people who can't act while pretending to do the stuff I want to hear about.
 
2012-12-04 12:13:44 PM  

Donnchadha: Dave Hester is the star of that show? I thought he was the annoying villain guy.

Besides, the star is clearly... uh... the... um.... I'd say the chick, but she's farking annoying too.


She's the reasonable one in that relationship.
 
2012-12-04 12:17:57 PM  

ManateeGag: FriarReb98: If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.

\bunch of cheap-assed execs creating pussified drama out of nothing

yeah, I love what they are doing with Pawn Stars and trying to create a Paul Sr/Paul Jr. scenario.

I also love how they have Hester pull numbers out of his ass so he always turns a profit on his lockers.


Or act like his second hand, as is off the shelf store can charge roughly 80-90% of retail value for any item. If it wasn't for Barry I wouldn't even tune in(Brandi has been cheap on the cleavage shots lately).
 
2012-12-04 12:18:52 PM  

FriarReb98

If it's a reality show on a cable network, odds are it's one that has absolutely no reason to exist. At this point, I can't think of one that deserves to exist, with the possible exception of the one that is least reality-like, namely Mythbusters.
You stopped watching Mythbusters around season 4, didn't you.



// it's crap now.
 
2012-12-04 12:19:05 PM  
I find it hard to believe that the network even cares whether or not people think it's real. I find it hard to believe that anyone WOULD believe it's real.
 
2012-12-04 12:23:06 PM  
Dad told me this over thanksgiving holiday, since he & mom live in the town where Cajun Pawn Stars is filmed. Jimmy Deramus, the guy that owns the pawn store, offered to buy a rail car from a guy that works for a museum. Dad's on the board of the museum, and they filmed that entire show at the same museum.

Jimmy offers the guy $5k for the car, the guy agrees. Afterwards, no money or titles changed hands, nobody bought or sold anything. The only thing happening is the crew is filming a story to get people to watch. The amounts could be 100x as much for all the meaning they have.

The people involved have to sign an NDA, but small Southern town gossip > any NDA in the world.
 
2012-12-04 12:23:25 PM  
So A&E thinks that Hester has let the cat out of the bag? They really do think the audience is dumb. The next thing you know, they'll be saying that the WWE is fake. pffft!!!!
 
2012-12-04 12:24:03 PM  

Generation_D: Anyone remember Junk Yard Wars?

They once found a pristine boat propeller in a junkyard. $20,000 value. Which was just the piece they needed for that show. What an amazing find. It sure was great someone threw that away.


I remember that show. They came right out and said they seeded the junkyard so that the teams would have the correct material to actually build stuff. And reseeded it every episode. You either dump a boat propeller in the junkyard for teams to use- one that would pass an inspection as being safe to use- or nobody's building a boat that day and you have no show. I remember one where they had to make a rocket to shoot an egg into the air and bring it down safely where they just said at the start of the show 'yeah, yeah, we're hiding rockets in the junkyard, so sue us; they still have to find them and figure out how to use them and that's really the goal here, right? We're still called The Learning Channel at this point in the network's life, after all'.
 
2012-12-04 12:24:43 PM  

cgraves67: This is pretty much why I quit watching tv. They could have informative, educational shows about various jobs like gold miners, or a historical show about stuff in pawn shops, but no, we get hyped up, unrealistic melodrama by people who can't act while pretending to do the stuff I want to hear about.


You're just upset that they couldn't get the mother load out of the glory hole.

/lode
 
2012-12-04 12:25:58 PM  

basemetal: I don't care, I like watching Barry. He's a cool dude.


Yeah. I mean, what idiot doesn't think the majority (if not all) of the show is staged?

Barry is still entertaining as hell.
 
2012-12-04 12:27:27 PM  

DemoKnite: So A&E thinks that Hester has let the cat out of the bag? They really do think the audience is dumb. The next thing you know, they'll be saying that the WWE is fake. pffft!!!!


Storage Wars is still real to me!!
 
2012-12-04 12:28:08 PM  

cgraves67: This is pretty much why I quit watching tv. They could have informative, educational shows about various jobs like gold miners, or a historical show about stuff in pawn shops, but no, we get hyped up, unrealistic melodrama by people who can't act while pretending to do the stuff I want to hear about.


Try Auction Kings. The crew (based out of Atlanta) is so nice to each other and gets along so well that they had to drag in a couple wiseguy pickers from Michigan once every couple episodes in Season 3 just to have some semblance of conflict.

It's on Discovery in a half hour if you want to give it a shot.
 
2012-12-04 12:28:17 PM  

basemetal: [celebritywonder.ugo.com image 399x600]

I don't care, I like watching Barry. He's a cool dude.


He reminds me of a less manic David Lee Roth.

And by less manic, I mean 'not so coked out of his mind'.
 
2012-12-04 12:31:24 PM  
Supposedly, my girlfriend's coworker is pretty good friends with Barry... According to what he was supposedly told, they definitely hide items in their own lockers and whatnot to make it more exciting. It's not very fun to watch people sort through old clothes and furniture in every episode.

Having said that, all TV is fake, so get over it or don't watch it?
 
2012-12-04 12:32:09 PM  

electronsexparty: basemetal: I don't care, I like watching Barry. He's a cool dude.

Yeah. I mean, what idiot doesn't think the majority (if not all) of the show is staged?

Barry is still entertaining as hell.


Barry doesn't give a rat's ass. He's not in it for the money (he already made his millions on other adventures), so when he's bidding it's cause he sees (or thinks he sees) something that might look good in his house.
 
2012-12-04 12:33:43 PM  
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Those are fake???
Actually, I'm okay with that.
 
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