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American Chopper: THE END

17 Dec

December 18, 2012

One last time, check back as I update this blog as the show, and the series, draws to a close.

series finale reallyAmerican Chopper (Season 9)
The End
Senior, Junior and Mikey make a lasting impression by donating the TEUTUL Bike.   Senior pulls one last prank and the threesome takes a raucous ride through the most dramatic  and defining moments of American Chopper.

One last prank. They really are going out with a whimper. The pranks on this show have almost always been lame or embarrassing. I think the biggest prank has been on the viewers. Well, at least Mikey is back. I can’t wait to hear how many finger paintings he’s sold.

This is going to be a clip show and I generally don’t like clip shows. I skip them, but not this week.

Look at Senior from ten years ago- he was huge back then. Sorta like how Mark McGuire was huge…

The show opens with Paulie, Senior, and Mikey (back for the finale) looking back on the past. The first bike they built? The Jet Bike.

Jet bike

Jet bike

Senior said (complained) that discovery showed all the screaming and yelling “things you don’t want people to see.” NOTE TO SENIOR: If you didn’t want people to see it, you shouldn’t have done it.

The focus shifts to Mikey, who has some nice things to say about his father. WTF? Last time we saw him, he had zero nice to say about him and wouldn’t even face him. Maybe since the show is over he feels he can step out of character?

Senior: “We did corporate bikes and what they got was a 42 minute commercial.” This may be the most honest thing he has ever said.

The next montage is of Senior in psychotic mode, driving his car through walls, tossing a sofa out the window- but safety first! At least he wore a helmet.

Remember the very first episode of american Chopper? Wow, how things have changed.

Remember the very first episode of American Chopper? Wow, how things have changed.

9:17: The show highlight! Senior wipes out on a surfboard.

They next had a montage of celebrities that came to OCC for a custom bike. I mean that Discovery set up.

And of course fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight after fight.

Senior: “Looking back some things you wish you didn’t do.”
But even better, he said “it’s pretty obvious I didn’t care how I came off on TV or I would have changed it.”

And he said “I’m not too good with words.” True dat.

(In a clip) Senior: “My outbursts aren’t good for morale.”
Rick: “Yeah, it kind of sucks.”

At 9:30 came the PIVOTAL breaking stuff and blowing stuff up montage.

Senior: “We had a basement full of doors because we broke them all the time.”

When talking about firing Paulie, he said that all the stress was causing his health to fail, and after he fired Paulie he got healthy again. No comment.

BLAST FROM THE PAST #1Whatchoo gonna do? Vrooom!

Whatchoo gonna do? Vrooom!


Separated at birth?

At 9:43 they showed what was probably Paulie’s lowest point- unsuccessfully pitching a line of PJD dog toys.

Paulie: “Me and my father have no business working together.”

Meanwhile, here is Mikey hugging and joking with his father. Why? Because Paulie is talking with Senior again. Mikey is a follower. Always was, always will be.

The Teutul bike got donated to a museum because, you know, it is that important. “I think people will like to see it,” Senior said.

The show ends with everyone from the show riding off into the sunset.

And from me, thank you for reading this blog, week in and week out.

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!

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