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American Chopper
American Chopper logo.jpg
Logo
Format Reality television
Starring Paul Teutul, Sr.
Paul Teutul, Jr.
Michael Teutul
Rick Petko
Jason Pohl
Mike Rowe (announcer)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 147
Production
Location(s) Newburgh, New York
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Pilgrim Films & Television
Broadcast
Original channel Discovery Channel
(2003-2007)
TLC
(2008-2010)
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
Original run March 31, 2003 (2003-03-31) – February 11, 2010
External links
Official website
.American Chopper is a reality television series that aired on The Learning Channel (TLC) and was produced by Pilgrim Films & Television.^ Pilgrim Films & Television more .
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^ American Chopper airs Thursdays at 9/8c on TLC. .
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^ American Chopper is a reality television series.
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The series centers on Paul Teutul, Sr. and his son Paul Teutul, Jr. (also known as Paulie or simply Junior), who run a business creating custom motorcycles in their workshop, Orange County Choppers in Newburgh, New York.
.The contrasting attitudes of the two men and their propensity for sulking often lead to fiery, but humorous, exchanges as they meet unusually short deadlines for building distinctive custom choppers.^ The contrasting attitudes of the men and their propensity for sulking often lead to fiery but humorous verbal exchanges as they meet unusually short schedule deadlines for building distinct, custom choppers.
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^ The contrasting attitudes of the men and their propensity for sulking often lead to fiery but humorous verbal exchanges as they meet unusually short schedule deadlines for building distinct custom choppers.
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^ Paul Jr. Mikey are back along with old and new faces, as the American Chopper workshop expands to meet the demand for the sickest custom motorcycles around.
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.Originally a show on the Discovery Channel that started on March 31, 2003, the series moved to Discovery's sister channel, TLC, on December 28, 2007, starting off with an 18-hour marathon.^ Premiere: Mar 31, 2003 Original Network: TLC Rate this show: 2.9 / 5.0 Avg.
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^ Originally a show on the Discovery Channel, the series moved to Discovery's sister channel, TLC, on December 28, 2006, starting off with an 18-hour marathon.
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^ In 2007, Discovery Channel's sister channel TLC took over the broadcasting.
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Its first season on TLC premiered on January 18, 2008. Season 6 began airing on April 9, 2009 on TLC. American Chopper's final episode aired on February 11, 2010.

Contents

Featured staff

Vinnie (left) and Mikey filming at an outside location.
The OCC fabricators and mechanics such as Paul Teutul, Jr., Rick Petko, Nick Hansford, Christian Welter, and former employees Vincent DiMartino, (who left OCC to start V-Force Customs in 2007) and Cody Connelly (a BOCES student intern who has since joined DiMartino's business), to create dozens of custom motorbikes. Paul Sr. supervises the builds and has built motorcycles himself. .Michael Teutul, commonly referred to as Mikey, serves as the shop's custodian and webmaster, and provides comic relief to the show.^ Michael Teutul, commonly referred to as Mikey, serves as the shop's custodian and webmaster, and provides comic relief to the show.
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^ Michael Teutul, commonly referred to as Mikey, appears and provides comic relief, though has been seen doing metal work now and then because one of his early jobs was working at Orange County Ironworks.
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^ The hit TV show American Chopper features Paul Teutul, Sr., and his sons Paul, Jr.and Mikey, along with a supporting cast of mechanics and friends.
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.He has been seen doing metal work occasionally, as one of his early jobs was working at Orange County Ironworks.^ He has been seen doing metal work occasionally, as one of his early jobs was working at Orange County Ironworks.
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^ Michael Teutul, commonly referred to as Mikey, appears and provides comic relief, though has been seen doing metal work now and then because one of his early jobs was working at Orange County Ironworks.
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^ Paul Teutul, Sr., (born May 1, 1949, Yonkers, New York), is the founder of Orange County Ironworks and Orange County Choppers.
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.Also featured occasionally is Danny Teutul, the second oldest child, who succeeded Paul Sr.^ American Chopper: The Series profiles the lives of New York natives Paul Teutul Sr.
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^ Players who can keep up with Paul Sr.
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^ Paul Teutul, Sr., (born May 1, 1949, Yonkers, New York), is the founder of Orange County Ironworks and Orange County Choppers.
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as owner of .Orange County Ironworks.^ He has been seen doing metal work occasionally, as one of his early jobs was working at Orange County Ironworks.
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^ Paul Teutul, Sr., (born May 1, 1949, Yonkers, New York), is the founder of Orange County Ironworks and Orange County Choppers.
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^ He has another brother, Daniel who is the general manager of Orange County Ironworks.
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Danny drops by to do contracted jobs for the OCC facilities. .The show also documents their personal and promotional activities ranging from magazine photo shoots to family holidays and custom bike shows.^ The show also documents their personal and promotional activities ranging from magazine photo shoots to family holidays and custom bike shows.
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^ Series which, in each episode, documents the creation of a custom-made motorcycle in the Teutel family business of New York's Orange County Choppers.
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^ Combine that with a VERY, VERY, RARE Sugar Bear Front End, and the one off custom metal whiskey barrels make this bike a SHOW PIECE! .
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Paul Jr. leaves Orange County Choppers

Following regular disagreements with his father, in April 2009 Paul Jr. left OCC in order to start his own design firm, Paul Jr. Designs.[1]

Legal issues

.The OCC is the defendant in a legal action filed by artist Justin Barnes, who alleges that his original designs were copied on merchandise without his permission and appropriate compensation [2].^ On May 26, Justin Barnes, a painter artist who created many custom designs for OCC motorcycles and merchandise has filed a lawsuit against OCC, The Discovery Channel and Activision for infringement and copyright violation.
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^ Plaintiff alleges that 18 original designs were copied without his authorization and compensation and then incorporated in many types of merchandise tied into the business of OCC and American Chopper Show.
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^ Buying a paint job doesn’t entitle you to spin off 200,000 copies of such without compensating the original artist without a specific release from said artist, and I doubt Justin signed such a release.
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Video games

.Due to its popularity during its first seasons, American Chopper inspired two video games, developed by Activision Value and developed by Creat Studios.^ American Chopper series TV-inspired games .
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^ American Chopper the Series - First Season 4.3 out of 5 stars ( 15 ) .
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^ Video: American Chopper conquers Europe!
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.The first was 'American Chopper' released for the PlayStation 2, and Xbox.^ Game: American Chopper 2: Full Throttle (PlayStation 2, 2005) A motorcycle enthusiast's game based on Discovery Channel's hit TV series.
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^ American Chopper the Series - First Season 4.3 out of 5 stars ( 15 ) .
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^ PRNewswire/ -- Fans of the popular TLC show American Chopper will witness a first when they tune in this Thursday, November 5 at 9 p.m.
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.The second, American Chopper 2: Full Throttle was released for the Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox.^ All Game Guide Show full description » Hide full description « Product Specification: American Chopper 2: Full Throttle .
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^ The front features a portrait of an embossed American bald eagle with a full-color chopper, eagle and American flag montage by artist Marc Lacourciere.
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.There is also a video pinball arcade game made by Incredible Technologies, Inc that was never released but did make it to on site play testing.^ She likes going to concerts where teen fans outnumber adult fans, watching forensic science dramas and playing sci-fi/fantasy RPG video games.
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^ Well I'm gonna go play video games or eat something.
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FANtasy Bike Contest

.During 2005, Discovery Channel sponsored a contest[3] in which four finalists won OCC motorcycles.^ FANtasy Bike During 2005, Discovery Channel ran a contest that allows each of the 4 finalists to win a OCC motorcycle, with features specified by the winner, by sending in video to express the reason of wanting a bike.
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^ There is a television show called, American Choppers , on the Discovery Channel thats helping to revive the motorcycle industry.
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^ MIKEOUT Jun 15th, 2009 at 8:32 am My hats off to Justin for standing up to Discovery channel and OCC. .
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.Bike features were specified by the winning fans, who sent in videos expressing their reasons for wanting a bike.^ FANtasy Bike During 2005, Discovery Channel ran a contest that allows each of the 4 finalists to win a OCC motorcycle, with features specified by the winner, by sending in video to express the reason of wanting a bike.
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^ Once completed, Paulie and Vinnie then dismantled the bike and sent it up the road to JB Graphix, who handled all of the painting and molding.
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^ SWEEET This is an awesome dvd series anyone who is an American Chopper fan will love this DVD. The shows that are on this dvd are Black Widow....Race Car....Fire Bike....
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.The contest winners were (in episode order): Jeff Clegg (Corporal Punishment), Susan Morisset (Female Snake Bike), Joseph McClendon (Custom Hog), Bryan King (Vertebrate Trike).^ Each winner and the bike was made into a TV episode.
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^ Each episode details the building of a bike created for a customer's individual specifications.

^ The winners of the contest are (in episode order): Jeff Clegg (Corporal Punishment), Susan Morisset (female snake bike), Joseph McClendon (custom hog), Bryan King (verterbrae trike).
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Cancellation

On February 6, 2010, TLC announced[4] that American Chopper's Season Finale scheduled for February 11, 2010 will also be the series finale, stating, "The Teutuls will always be a part of the Discovery family and we congratulate them on a tremendously successful series run."[5]

Seasons

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD Vol. DVD release date (R1)
1 15 2003 1 May 10, 2005
2 23 2004 2 May 10, 2005
3 November 1, 2005
3 20 2005 4 September 13, 2007
5 July 19, 2007
4 37 2006 6 July 19, 2007
7 July 19, 2007
5 26 2008 TBD 2009
6 26 2009 TBD 2010
Pilots,
Specials,
& Other
18 20032007

Parodies

.American Body Shop, an improvisational comedy shown on Comedy Central, is a parody of American Chopper, as well as other similar shows, such as Monster Garage and American Hot Rod.^ American Chopper is a GREAT show.
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^ Well, I am addicted to American Choppers as well.
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^ Orange County Choppers automated motorcycle wash Paul Sr Paul Teutul tlc american chopper american chopper occ OCC mikey american chopper the Teutuls Newburgh NY american chopper paul vinnie american chopper Black Widow Vinnie DiMartino and Cody Connelly Paul Jr bike build Jon and Kate American Hot Rod TLC Learning Channel Monster Garage Paulie Times Herald Record Featured Deals .
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References

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Gaming

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American Chopper

Developer(s) Creat Studio
Publisher(s) Activision Value
Release date PlayStation 2:
November 25, 2004 (NA)
February 25, 2005 (EU)
Xbox:
December 3, 2004 (NA)
September, 2005 (EU)
PC:
December 22, 2004 (NA)
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: T
PEGI: 12+
Platform(s) PS2, Xbox, PC
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