Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sean Rich vs. Pawn Stars

A little over a month ago, my husband and I were watching Pawn Stars, you know, the "highest rated show on cable television."  Anyhoo, we wondered where Sean Rich, the expert in antique arms and armor, had gone. 

They paraded a few new gun "experts" on the show, but it just wasn't the same.  That night, I was inspired to compose Sean an e-mail.  I looked-up his email address at Tortuga Trading (his store) and this is what it said:
"Hi Sean,

Why haven't we seen you on Pawn Stars recently? We miss you!

Rachel and Rob"

A few hours later, this glorious letter was in my inbox:


"Hello Rachel and Rob,
Thank you for the e-mail. At the moment: Unfortunately, to make a very long story short, the production company and History Channel wanted me to sign an ‘exclusivity agreement’ to lock me down, control me, my business, future, my appearance, how I make a living to provide for my family, and expect me to do it for free or very little money without any negotiation (with no guarantee of being used !). So basically, I told them to ‘go pound sand…’
Please understand, that my decision has nothing to do with Rick and the Harrison’s, I love those guys. It is the unfortunate nature of the production company and Network greed when they have a successful show. Who knows, if enough fans cry out, maybe they will get the message and come back to the table of ‘reality’…
Thank you for your support !
Sean Rich
TortugaTrading Inc."

I don't know about you, but I think we should all "cry out" and get the History Channel execs to return to reality!

PS- I have no idea why that white box is on this post or how to remove it.  Nor do I understand why the font is a million different sizes...technology..meh!

13 comments:

  1. Sure Melane, I found this bit-o-info to be quite interesting!

    Rachel

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  2. That is the way Big Business craps on the Little Guys. I hope TV will be a thing of the past by 2020.

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  3. Awesome! Thanks for sharing! I was wondering where he went myself, although I always felt he kinda low-balled the offers later on to get Rick a better deal. Still, I wish History Channel would bring him back - he had great chemistry with the guys at the pawn shop. You could tell he and Rick were friends for real.

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    1. Hi guys yes I,m with you and do is my hobby we miss Sean to , we think he is the best and we want to see him back ,
      Joy & Paul

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  5. Sean has a new show on Nat Geo

    http://youtu.be/XWtL5R2yaJA

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    1. And it's very good. Lords of War. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/lords-of-war/

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  6. The primice of "Lords Of War" was good but it lost its fizz by the end of each episode. It wasn't a well thought out show and was obviously produced by rookies with limited resources. Rest assured you wont see a 2nd series. Love Sean, miss him too.

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  8. I think that every pawn star fan will agree that Sean Rich is the best gun expert for the show!!!! The two guys they got for the show just makes it boring....the old guy with the glasses and the shakey hands...the other short guy that looks and acts like a robot...nah!!! BRING SEAN BACK!!!

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  9. Sean was back on Pawn stars on the Oct 2nd, 2014 episode. History apparently wants to pretend he never left because they didn't even make a big deal out of the fact that he was gone. Hope he's back for good.

    http://gedblog.com/2012/02/25/one-of-our-experts-is-missing/

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  10. I miss him too!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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