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    Pawn Stars - Pawnography Casting Call - HISTORY.com

    Pawnography - the game show that wants you to go home a crying sore loser. Yes, this is how the History channel program is billed.

    Pawnography pits three stars from the hit reality show Pawn Stars - Gold and Silver Pawn shop owner Rick Harrison, his son Corey Harrison, and his long-time friend Chumlee (Ne, Austin Russell) - against two contestants who are vying to walk away with cash and/or prizes from Rick Harrison's pawn shop. But this isn't your average pawn shop selling stolen tools and jewelry, random used musical instruments, and old dvd movies that nobody watches anymore. Gold and Silver Pawn shop specializes in the unusual and antique, or very expensive and cool.

    In every episode of Pawnography (a name randomly pronounced "punography" or even "pornography" depending on who is speaking), Rick Harrison puts up three of his most precious pawn shop possessions in a bid to best two contestants who appear to have been just pulled off the street and volunteered to appear on a game show. So these are not Jeopardy contestants appearing on tv in their best spiffies. But that doesn't mean they aren't smart contestants. The set for the show itself looks like the inside of a rather run-down pawn shop. The host looks and acts like Alec Trebek's exact opposite personality type. Pawnography is the anti-Jeopardy of trivia shows. They want you to lose, and they've put up their best trivia master to make sure that you do lose.

    For the most part, this really is just another Jeopardy-like trivia game show. But in the end, the contestant who comes out on top against the other contestant plus the combo team of Corey Harrison and his friend Chumlee (who is the light-weight in trivia questions), is pitted against the combo team of Rick AND Corey AND Chumlee in a face-off match to see who is the trivia champion.

    The interesting thing is that this is a blind competition. Each contestant (or team) is asked a serious of 10 trivia questions, but the opposition contestant or team has to stay in a sound-proof booth while the questions are being asked. So only the audience and host knows who did the best at answering the questions. Rick and the contestant then engage in a bidding war in which Rick (who has no idea how well he did versus his opponent), while being egged on by Corey and Chumlee, offers much smaller prizes in order to buy off his opponent and avoid losing the much larger amount. Corey and Chumlee sitting on the sidelines will try to goad the contestant into taking the smaller prize (such as a sum of cash and one of the smaller prizes from the pawn shop, but they usually just offer a small sum of cash such as $700, so the contestant will walk away without taking the whole bundle which can add up in value to as much as $20,000). The contestant will then offer a larger amount (bribe?) than Rick's offer to walk away from the main prize with at least something to show for the effort.

    The set is rather dark and tawdry-looking, the contestants are rough-hewn pedestrian types - but in the long run, it makes for a really entertaining show. 5 out of 5 stars.



    Here is the host of Pawnography: Christopher Titus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    They want you to lose, and they've put up their best trivia master to make sure that you do lose.
    It's no Win Ben Stein's Money

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    It's no Win Ben Stein's Money
    Lol. I vaguely recall that show, but...
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    ... the difference is that Ben Stein did not engage in a bidding war after a blind 10-question trivia competition.
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    Ok I've seen a couple episodes of this show. I cannot say I'm a fan.. though i like show it spun off from.

    I find the questions they ask aren't challenging enough tbh, and the personalities of the characters aren't enough to save the show this time around.. The first round is particularly bad..

    I also find myself getting frustrated when none of the three of those guys don't know certain easy questions in the final round.. Why are they on a trivia show. Rick's alright.

    Do you think he's istj?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    Ok I've seen a couple episodes of this show. I cannot say I'm a fan.. though i like show it spun off from.

    I find the questions they ask aren't challenging enough tbh, and the personalities of the characters aren't enough to save the show this time around.. The first round is particularly bad..

    I also find myself getting frustrated when none of the three of those guys don't know certain easy questions in the final round.. Why are they on a trivia show. Rick's alright.

    Do you think he's istj?
    Pawnography isn't really that interesting to me until the last round which distinguishes it from all other trivia shows in history.

    I've typed Rick as an INTJ in a previous thread. My reason for distinguishing him from an ISTJ is that he calls himself a bookworm and a nerd, and I've seen his personal swimming pool - it is super-freaky looking. Also, he is distinguishable from the Sensors in the show and those who accompanied him to Mount Rushmore in one episode of Pawn Stars. Rick has an interest in the odd, unusual, even phantasmagoric (his swimming pool for example). His intense interest in history is not comparable to that of ISTJs whom I've known to only be interested in history that occurred during their own lives - the exception being any older history that may serve a practical purpose for them.

    Corey is an ISTJ. Chumlee is an ISFP.

    What type do you think the "Beard of Knowledge" is?
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    Oh yes, and the Sensors in the show avoid inviting Rick to their wild parties because (they claim) all he wants to do is discuss history and trivia. The Ni in Rick really stands out in contrast to the Se and Si types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mal12345 View Post
    Pawnography isn't really that interesting to me until the last round which distinguishes it from all other trivia shows in history.

    I've typed Rick as an INTJ in a previous thread. My reason for distinguishing him from an ISTJ is that he calls himself a bookworm and a nerd, and I've seen his personal swimming pool - it is super-freaky looking. Also, he is distinguishable from the Sensors in the show and those who accompanied him to Mount Rushmore in one episode of Pawn Stars. Rick has an interest in the odd, unusual, even phantasmagoric (his swimming pool for example). His intense interest in history is not comparable to that of ISTJs whom I've known to only be interested in history that occurred during their own lives - the exception being any older history that may serve a practical purpose for them.

    Corey is an ISTJ. Chumlee is an ISFP.

    What type do you think the "Beard of Knowledge" is?
    Hmm I think you might be right, though I haven't put much thought into it.. I also haven't seen his swimming pool That you typed corey ISTJ
    makes rick as INTJ seem more plausible.. Cool.

    The beard of knowledge.. Hmm INTP???

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    The beard of knowledge is my favorite character on the show haha. Him and Rick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evee View Post
    Hmm I think you might be right, though I haven't put much thought into it.. I also haven't seen his swimming pool That you typed corey ISTJ
    makes rick as INTJ seem more plausible.. Cool.

    The beard of knowledge.. Hmm INTP???
    More than likely. He doesn't have that characteristic ISTP clipped monotonic tone of voice, and has a rather odd-looking demeanor, so INTP is probably right.
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