American Chopper: CHOPPER LIVE! (PART TWO)

11 Dec

December 10, 2012

Check THIS OUT for the Part One recap!
Keep checking in as I will update this as the show progresses.


build off

OCC built- finally!- a bike this time. Too bad it isn’t that great a bike. Senior and his monkey-hybrid son Jason were too busy making up lousy pranks than to come up with a good bike. It is an overbuilt, undersized monstrosity.

PJD did what they usually do, and that is why the will likely win.

Jesse James built his bike nearly from scratch- points for that- but took two weeks too long- take those points back. At the end of the day it was not worth the wait.

Fast N’ Loud build a bike. A nice, basic, cool bike. But American Chopper fans like what Paulie does and the FNL bike will be too plain for them. BTW, they named their bike Fred.


chopper live logo

Tonight we are live from Las Vegas!

Your host… Sal Masekela. Who? Whatever.

Paulie gets introduced simply as “Junior.” The crowd goes nuts.
Fast N’ Loud gets introduced. The crowd goes a little less nuts. Richard Rawlings looks like he went Hollywood years ago.
Senior gets introduced simply as “Senior.” The crowd gave him a mixed reception.
Jesse James got introduced to more boos than cheers and they teased that he wasn’t even there, but he was.

Sal Whoever said the big question was if Jesse could overcome the haters for the win. I’d rather see if Senior can do that. Anyway, there is yet a second vote tonight- the other three teams will get to vote if Jesse James gets to compete or gets disqualified for missing the deadline. He’ll get voted in, no drama here.

If you saw part one, take a trip to the kitchen as they are showing a video package right now, mostly stuff you heard last night.

No, Sal Masekela is not the guy who plays Darryl on The Office. That’s Craig Robinson.


Last night Jesse offered to tutor Paulie. Tonight Paulie offered to tutor Jesse so he can make a deadline. Jesse’s response? “I got no answer, you got me.”

Allegedly a fight broke out between the FNL guys and Jesse. The FNL guys had no comment on stage, but Jesse said “BLEEP BLEEP BLEEP BLEEEEEEEP,” which is what he usually says.

I think the funny thing is that Jesse, Senior, and the FNL guys keep stressing it is a bike building contest. This is the American Chopper audience and, many smart commenters on this blog aside, the majority of American Chopper fans treat this like a popularity contest.

Senior looked at the FNL bike and asked “What is it?” I wanted to yell out “a real bike!”
Aaron: “Senior looks a lot bigger on TV.”

Senior gave some criticism of the FNL bike but Aaron schooled him, and about time. Bottom line: He rode the bike thousands of miles to Vegas, Senior’s bike came on the back of a truck. His is made to ride, Senior’s is made to put a smile on Jason’s goofy face.

Senior’s bike was introduced and Senior had a lot more applause than last year. Of course, it helped that he went for the cheap pop (“this is made in America!”).

Senior and Junior, together on stage, were a lot more natural and playful than we’ve seen in a decade. And speaking of playful, this may be my last chance to run this picture of Senior, which ran in one of my Celebrity Apprentice blogs:


Meanwhile, it is time for Lynyrd Skynyrd!
He pretty much just went through the motions.

Then they had a recap of the ten years of American Chopper and reminded us that there is ONE MORE episode of Chopper next week. No description yet, but the title is “The End.” From the looks of the commercials it appears to mostly be a clip show.

And now it is time! Time to find out if Jesse James gets eliminated.
Paulie voted no.
Senior voted no.
Fast N’ Loud voted no.

Or, I should say, Discovery said no. Jesse stays in.

Meanwhile, it is 10:12. The Build-Off is coming to a head!

But first more Skynyrd.

And now a sneak peek at Discovery’s new show, Amish Mafia.
Yes, you read that right.

And now more commercials!


10:25 and we’re back!

Second Place: Fast N’ Loud!


See you next week for the final Mr. Blog’s Tepid Ride Weekly Rundown!

9 Responses to “American Chopper: CHOPPER LIVE! (PART TWO)”

  1. Michael Skrzenski December 12, 2012 at 7:53 am #

    Great recap!

    Jesse and Jr should have voted whether Senior and Richard should even been on stage since neither lifted a finger.


    • bmj2k December 12, 2012 at 10:05 am #

      I’ll say one thing for Richard, he gave his partner the credit he was due, unlike Senior.


      • wmsbrum December 12, 2012 at 10:56 am #

        I wanna see the Richard and Jesse fight video! If they make folks move hotels, that had to be awesome! Plus, who takes 11 weeks to build a bike that doesn’t even place? I try to keep an open mind when Jesse is on screen, but that becomes the most difficult time of my life! FNL did good, I do like their show, even though some of Richard’s business decisions are scary to build a livelihood off of!


        • bmj2k December 12, 2012 at 11:26 am #

          If I am objective about Jesse, he really *sounds* like he knows more about bike building than any of them, but he hasn’t really shown it on the two build-offs.


          • xtreemskier December 12, 2012 at 11:11 pm #

            On Jesse’s first build-off bike a lot of what was really cool and exceptionally difficult about it was kind of subtle. The stainless steel frame he made took a lot of skill to pull off. Not saying that I like Jesse or that I think he should have won either contest, but the guy has some mad skill.


      • Michael Skrzenski December 12, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

        Agree with you on that. Although he better watch it because Aaron(Jr.) is gonna start to get alllllll the credit as popularity picks up…Richard’s(Sr.) ego looks like it could only take so much…we shall see (actually I won’t because I have no desire to watch that show).


  2. Jim December 12, 2012 at 6:47 pm #

    Please tell me you’ll be doing a weekly Amish Mafia Rundown to replace this one. Something tells me you’ll have some things to poke fun at it with that one…


    • bmj2k December 12, 2012 at 7:08 pm #

      Jim my friend, you are an evil, evil man. I will make this vow: I will NEVER do another weekly rundown again. I did American Chopper, I did Scrappers, I did the Celebrity Apprentice. I have had enough.

      However, I did see Amish Mafia last night and at some point I think I am going to chirp in on it. I did one-off reviews of Long Island Medium and Hardcore Pwan that still get me hate mail. Since the Amish don’t go online I think Amish Mafia should be a low-risk blog.


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