Larry Cuts the Cheese
Larry gets the thrill of a lifetime in the "controlled chaos" that is life on the deck of the U.S. Navy's nuclear-powered super-carrier the USS Nimitz. Then he's off to show us why Wisconsin is so famous for cheese and to brave the task of making Limburger, the stinkiest cheese of them all. Finally, Larry goes on a "sleigh ride" with the mysterious Secret Santa of Kansas City, who is upholding a tradition of anonymously giving away Christmas cash to the needy
Meet some of the most important, yet least-recognized, warriors--the battlefield engineers who lay the groundwork for the battles to come. We'll cover combat engineering from ancient Rome to Desert Storm, and take a look at the "Next Big Thing."
It was an engineering feat of almost miraculous proportions and a design of spectacular elegance. Rare photographs and behind-the-scenes stories recall the politics, the struggles and the tragedies that made possible "the Eighth Wonder of the World."
More than 2-million people die in the U.S. each year. That works out to about 5,500 burials a day, with roughly 80 per cent taking the long goodbye in a casket, and the remaining 20 per cent electing to be cremated or finding some alternative method of crossing eternity's threshold. We take a look at dealing with the dead throughout the centuries, and at today's $20-billion funeral industry. Anyway you look at it, it's a healthy business, with new generations of customers year after year!
Here’s the Scoop
Among the army of dedicated workers behind every custom serving of Cold Stone ice cream, it’s the senior taste-master who’s got the best job of all.
Texas State of Mind
Every delectable Smokehouse Brisket sandwich from Arby’s can be traced back to this massive Texas operation where 150,000 pounds of raw brisket are lovingly hand-rubbed and smoked daily.
Resolve Your Beef
Producing more than half a billion beef patties every year, it takes mountains of meat and this massive Ohio facility to keep up with the demand for White Castle’s iconic square sliders.
A Head of the Game
First invented as a breath mint in 1927 and known worldwide for its iconic dispenser, a single batch of PEZ candy produces nearly half a million fruity-flavored tablets.
Rick faces a larger than life restoration when a client lugs in a 1930s Pep Boys marquee to the shop. Can he tackle this towering task or will these famous figures turn into a colossal catastrophe? And later, the crew takes on Mother Nature with the overhaul of a 1948 Coca Cola machine destroyed by Hurricane Irene. Can they weather this soda storm or will this windy work blow them away?
Pump & Gun
Rick and his crew take a shot in the dark when a 1943 trap machine lands in the shop. Can they get off to a flying start on this target practice project or will they end up missing the mark? And later, Ron and Tyler find a rare rusty pump while on the road. Can they crank out a successful sale or will this fuel find fail?
Rick and his crew face a sticky situation when a cement gun from 1915 rolls into the shop. Can they safely seal up this concrete hurtling contraption or will the guys crack under the pressure? And later, the shop faces the music when a client brings in a 1920s Alba gramophone. Can the guys fine-tune this retro record player or will this rotating restoration spin out of control?
Hot & Salty
The heat is on for Rick and his crew when they restore a salty 1960s popcorn machine. Can they freshen up this corny contraption or will this snack server get too hot to handle? And later, a client brings in an antique Michelin Man air compressor. Can the guys fill up this pressure pump or will they accidentally blow a hole in this aged apparatus?
King of Signs
While Rick is away from the shop, his brother Ron takes matters into his own hands when a client brings in a 1900s love tester. Is this a match made in overhaul heaven or will this romantic restoration break his heart? And later, the guys put their work on display when a weather worn 1950s casino billboard arrives at the shop. Can they preserve this aging desert advertisement, or will this shabby sign be better left to rot roadside?
Treats & Feet
Rick battles a brain freeze when a 1940s Good Humor bicycle pedals into the shop. Can he deliver a sweet solution to this sticky situation or will this cold cart be forever frozen in time? And later, a client brings in a 1920s Atwater Kent art-deco radio. Can the shop fine-tune this airwave apparatus, or will it be nothing but dead air for this rundown receiver?
Tiger Chase and a Tight Place, A
Jenn's love of animals takes a mauling when she attempts to tame a run that includes six massive Bengal tigers; meanwhile Marc get's creative with a pick up truck and trailer when he can't deliver his big rig load of Mythological figures into a residential neighborhood.
Disco Robot and Castle Hassle, A
After winning a fire-breathing Disco Robot bound for a music festival, Chris Kikelhan soon grows nostalgic for the days of easier runs after he struggles to get it all to fit at the pick up; meanwhile with his Fiberglass castle load, Dusty gets a taste of royalty when the client has some peculiar demands.
Empire Ships Back, The
Dusty connects with his inner nerd after booking Star Wars movie memorabilia along with a massive Kung Fu Panda statue, while Samko nearly gets stuck in the past when she's set to haul a famous Pioneer bus that's seen better days, like when it was made 87 years ago.
Gumby's 60th Veggie Surprise
With Todd and Tamera at the helm, Gumby's trip to a 60 year celebration ends up looking more like a funeral; while a load of oversized vegetables under Jenn's "care" come out looking like they went through a salad shooter.
Out of Af-Ricky
In Arlington, Texas tensions reach critical mass. Fed up with Victor's head games, Bubba vows to run the price up on his "Outsider" nemesis. Jenny Grumbles finds an item with some stimulating properties. Mary and Moe try their hand at having a strategy for once. And Ricky Smith finds a collectable coin that may save the world from the Mayan Apocalypse. With collectable dolls and ancient artifacts at stake, who will feel enraptured and who be swallowed up in the rapture?
In the small town of Ponder, Texas; a dark secret looms; the townspeople pounce on lockers like hordes of zombies. Ricky and Bubba spend $2,900 on two units – one with some intimate objects for cattle and the other containing much hunting gear. Jenny Grumbles scrambles for antique furniture. Victor buys an $800 unit and hears the voice of doom when appraising motorcycle gear, while Moe and Mary uncover an object that may have been built by Benjamin Franklin with their $600 unit. As the buyers quickly learn in the town of Ponder, the rabid citizens are quite fond of brains.
Night of the Pondering Dead
The buyers ride out to the cowboy town of Mesquite, Texas. Mary Padian tries to impress Dr. Moe with buying a unit for $1,050 containing a sleak, refurbished pool table. Jenny Grumbles uncovers a hot and steely garden item in her unit. Ricky and Bubba duke it out for a unit with some antique equestrian gear, while Victor Rjesnjansky attempts to snatch up his piece of the pie. But when Jenny suffers a blow to the head, her dreams of storage glory go up in smoke.
Jenny Bears All
Walt Cade and his buyers hit the road to Austin, Texas; the capital of the state and home to a multitude of proudly eclectic weirdos. Moe and Mary battle for an antique unit with an 8 grand payout. Jenny gets a lesson in rock and roll. Victor finds an energizing item. And Rangers Ricky and Bubba use their home turf advantage to kick out the tourist competition. In a city whose motto is "Keep Austin Weird" one team will truly learn the definition of an oddity.
Paintball cajun Style
Going... going.... gone? Join the Cajun Pawn Stars as they try to hit a homerun when a rare 1932 Game 3 World Series program--that features Babe Ruth's infamous called shot--slides into the shop. Store regular Chester stops by with what he believes is a 1903 Remington rifle. And, a personal check signed by screen legend Judy Garland sends Jimmie over the rainbow. But will he be able to click his heels and secure this unique piece of history or will this deal end in a wicked meltdown.
Things go boom when the Cajun Pawn Stars encounter the infamous cannon used in the Colfax Massacre of 1873. Shop regular Gerard causes some Cajun confusion when he pops in to pawn an old family gumbo recipe. And, Tammie has to step in when Jimmie is awestruck by a handmade Native American bison jacket. Will she present a brave offer that'll make Big Daddy happy--or will she dispatch the seller to where the buffalo roam?
Final Run , The
The ice covering the lakes continues to melt as warmer weather finally arrives, and the ice road season winds down. Hugh is involved in an accident when he is sideswiped by another truck. Not only is his truck crippled by the accident, but one of the bags of ammonium nitrate he was carrying begins leaking onto the ice – which melts the ice at an even faster rate. Hugh and ice road maintenance crews work to contain the spill and clean the ammonium nitrate off the road. Another truck takes the load north while Hugh returns to Yellowknife (Hugh got credit for this load although he failed to take it all the way to its destination). Jay takes an underground rock truck north to the Fortune mine. Trying to climb a steep hill, he becomes stuck, due to the way the load sits on his truck, but fortunately there is a bulldozer on site to pull him the rest of the way. After reaching the mine and unloading the rock truck, Jay heads home for the season. Hugh manages to get one of his other trucks working, and takes a final load north. Alex convinces officials to allow him to take a light load north on his own; it turns out to be his final load of the season, as the road is closed soon afterwards. And a raven, sacred to the north, flies by T.J. for a second time as he takes his final load north, capping a remarkable rookie season. The season turns out to be one of the most successful seasons so far, with 10,922 loads totaling 331,000 tonnes (730 million pounds, or 365,000 U.S. tons) delivered. (Note: The total shown on screen is 662,000,000 pounds, corresponding to 331,000 US tons.)
Then And Now
Since the premiere of this series, THC has received many questions from our audience by way of our website and via viewer relations about the show. Specifically, people have wondered how trucks were specifically fitted for sub zero temperatures in the 1930's, and how the mines operated in the 1940's as opposed to the way they operate now.This one hour program will answer those questions, and examine in depth the changes that have taken place in Yellowknife and the ice roads of the region over the past 75 years.From its geological history going back millions of years, to the origins of the indigenous Eskimos that have inhabited the land for hundreds of years, this program will respond to the surprising questions that have intrigued our audience since the series began