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American Chopper Comes to the End of the Road


Saturday, February 6, 2010

American Chopper Comes to the End of the Road


By KATE STANHOPE TV GUIDE

American Chopper is riding off into the sunset for good.
The TLC reality series is closing shop after six seasons, with the series finale airing Thursday, Feb. 11 at 9/8c.

Chopper premiered in 2003 on the Discovery Channel before moving to TLC in 2008. The series followed founder Paul Teutul, Sr., and his son, Paul Jr. (better known as Paulie or Junior) and the drama behind the scenes at their custom motorcycle shop, Orange County Choppers. "The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run," TLC said in a statement.
Watch a preview of American Chopper's series finale

Paul Teutul, Sr., said he anticipated "another two or three years" of the show in an October interview with the New York Daily News. However, Paul Jr., left the company — and the series — briefly earlier this season and was then sued by his father over company stock in December, according to TMZ.
 

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damn, such a loss.... is there no justice in this world? My heart goes out to all those posers who will now be left to watch re-runs.... *sniff*

On the positive side, it will free up time to polish chrome on their overweight, underpowered, loud and obnoxious, and ill-handling posercycles.....
 

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damn, such a loss.... is there no justice in this world? My heart goes out to all those posers who will now be left to watch re-runs.... *sniff*

On the positive side, it will free up time to polish chrome on their overweight, underpowered, loud and obnoxious, and ill-handling posercycles.....

first buell now AC
 

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Buell made actual motorcycles (even though they were held back by archaic engines in most cases). I can only hope that Hog Inc will be next :rockon
 

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Former Gov'r Pataki was so pleased with himself about the groundbreaking of the new facility, hoping it would be a boost to the area. Now, when you pass by on I87, there is a huge building, a hotel and a vast parking lot, never really that filled. The family certainly padded their pockets with the show, but were there any other positive consequences for the area, or the mid-Hudson Valley economy?

It's also interesting to see some OCC bikes on eBay selling for pennies on the dollar.
 

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I have never seen the show....just seen a gazillion ads for the show on Discovery, Science, History, History International channels....guess they are all owned by the same company....never saw why anyone would watch that show so I never did. I was mildly curious as to the demographics of the people who did watch it....wonder who watched it and why.
 

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The OCC show championed builders for all the world to see and made some of
us builders proud that don't have a TV show...
 

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shooting arrows

Anytime someone elevates themselves from the crowd, there will always be those shooting arrows at their ass.....

For me the show had some entertainment value, more-so in the beginning, only to fade in later episodes as it became more of a soap opera show. The rise and fall of nepotism in middle American business.:twocents
 

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I actually enjoyed the series on occasion, I wasn't a regular watcher but did catch more than a few episodes. I might be nuts but I think their existence kind of legitimized that whole Chopper Inc type shops around the country, not saying that's good or bad but at least they made some of the builds mildly amusing to watch.
 

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oh that show was about motorcycles? I figured it had something to do with anger management.:rolleyes:
More like anger mis-management. :cool:
 
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