American Chopper: Uncharted Territory

1 Oct

October 1, 2012

Uncharted Territory
PJD starts a build for technology company QUBX while OCC assembles and unveils a bike for Wildgame Innovations. Meanwhile, father and son continue their collaboration on a re-vamped version of an old school bike.

The rub: Paulie goes with Nub!

The tension tonight will be built around Paulie, wanting to surprise his father, going to Nub to do the paint instead of a neutral third-party. OHHHH!

In the old days there would be tools thrown, curses screamed, yada yada yada, and today? Hmm, we’ll see.

Paulie’s idea as the show starts is to have Senior’s guy do the base coat and Nub do the details. So far, so good.

“He’s one of the best paint artists I’ve ever seen…. I’ve kind of missed not having him as a painter.” – Senior about Nub. I want to hear what Nub has to say about Senior. He has not been very kind to him in the past episodes.

“We had our moments when the arguments took over. The thing that saved me was that my shop was not in their shop.” – Nub.

The OCC Wildgame bike has a huge pair of antlers on the front. I can’t wait for someone to take a shot at the driver by mistake during deer season. It has arrows and crossbows, a skull, and I’m torn between calling it cool and calling it over-the-top. I’ll have to wait to see the final project.

PJD is doing a bike for QUBX, something or other for your computer. The bike is going to somehow incorporate a tablet, a working tablet, built into the frame. It is harder than it sounds due to the heat and vibration of the motor. And as usual, it is much more interesting to see Paulie and the guys design on the fly than to see OCC work from yet another Jason drawing. It is more creative and, even though the overall vision is Paulie’s, everyone gets input.

BTW- I’ve been unable to find out for sure. Does Vinnie still have his own shop? With his new kids and working at PJD, where would he have time?

9:25: Jason sings. Because that’s what we want to see. He also uses a knife to unwrap freshly painted parts. At this point does he really need to be told not to do that? This guy is always playing to the cameras, acting for the cameras, being the kid in fifth grade who acted like a clown when he thought it would get him some attention. and it works. Around OCC he is the teacher’s pet. Senior loves him.

Paulie brought the tins to Nub, who is a true artist, but it was funny seeing him run his hands over and over and over the tank. It was almost as if he were psychically reading the tank.

At 9:35 we got that weird little 2 minute segment Discovery sticks into a lot of their shows in order to cram in a second set of commercials. On Deadliest Catch it is usually the goofy side of crab fishing. Here it was Jason plugging a company that did some paint effects for them.

The Wildgame bike plays all sorts of animal calls. It is official: the bike just jumped the shark. Senior took the bike out for a test ride and with the huge antlers on the front it looked insane.

Insanely stupid.

And whatever they did on the rear fender looked lousy too.

At 9:42 almost the entire PJD crew was wearing their new light blue t-shirts. Normally I wouldn’t mention that and I don’t hold anything against anyone for merchandising, but the light blue really stood out since they almost always wear black. It was jarring. But the shirts were nice, and in this episode Paulie wore at least four different PJD t-shirts.

The less said about the bizarre Wildgame unveil the better.

So did Senior freak out about Nub doing the paint? Did he explode? Did he throw stuff and scream?

Beats me. They didn’t show it.

I don’t know. Neither Discovery nor TiVo has a description.

2 Responses to “American Chopper: Uncharted Territory”

  1. Rachel Dalmation October 3, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    1. Can you imagine trying to ride the Wildgame machine for any distance with 45 pounds of dead antler weight on the handlebars?

    2. Boy, talk about staged “reality” shows. The whole thing about getting the “truce” bike painted was about as phony as Rick Harrison buying an autographed picture of Jesus Christ. Every thing was so scripted it was painful to watch. Instead of Paul #1 and Paul #2 discussing the paint job while assembling the bike and getting into a violent argument whether Paul #1 would have it painted in-house and Paul #2 arguing that Nub should do the whole thing, there’s this fake compromise where Paul #1 says all his painters are busy, and Paul #2 instead of saying Nub can do the work, they carefully follow a script where the paint job is split in half. Then Paul #1 very calmly says nice things about Nub to the camera, and Nub in turn says nice things about Paul #1. If they had been honest, Paul #1 would have blown up and said something about Nub wanting to run the build instead of him. And Nub would have said something like, “If I didn’t need the work so bad after the recession, I would have told both Pauls to shove their bikes up their (bleep). Paul #1 looks like he’s on anti-depressants or some type of psychotrophic drug. He shows hardly any emotion anymore.


    • bmj2k October 3, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

      That’s a perfect comment all the way, Rachel.


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