Fan favorites Corey Harrison and Chumlee Russell from History’s hit TV series Pawn Stars hit the road this weekend and packed the house at Mohegan Sun on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The main concourse was jammed with fans anxiously waiting to see their favorite Pawn Stars characters. Many of them lined up as early as 9:30 a.m. for the 2:30 p.m. Reality Check event at Mohegan Sun this weekend.
After joking and posing with fans, Corey and Chumlee were invited down to the Mohegan Sun Arena for an impromptu meet and greet with headlining band, Creed. Before turning in for the night, the two History Channel stars struck a pose inside Mohegan Sun's Shine 360, a paparazzi photo and video booth, and enjoyed dinner at Michael Jordan's before taking time to unwind at Ultra 88.
About Pawn Stars on History
Long before banks, ATMs and check-cashing services, there were pawnshops. In fact, pawning was the leading form of consumer credit in the United States until the 1950s, and pawn shops are still helping everyday people make ends meet.
Pawn Stars on the History Channel takes viewers inside the colorful world of the pawn business. At the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on the outskirts of Las Vegas, three generations of the Harrison family, including grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey, jointly run the family business. The three men use their sharp eyes and skills to assess the value of items from the commonplace to the truly historic, including a 16th-century samurai sword, a Super Bowl ring, a Picasso painting and a 17th-century stay of execution.
It's up to the Harrisons to determine what's real and what's fake, as they reveal the often surprising answer to the questions on everyone's mind, "What's the story behind it?" and "What's it worth?"
About Corey Harrison
Corey Harrison began working at the Gold & Silver Pawn Shop at the age of 9. Expertly trained in the art of appraisal, Corey has the brains to spot a cheat, and handles everything when it comes to hiring and firing employees and managing eBay clients. Though Corey thinks Rick treats him like a slave, Rick believes that Corey still needs to prove himself and earn his keep. Without a real stake in the business, Corey is hoping that all of his hard work will one day pay off.
About Austin (Chumlee) Russell
As Corey's devoted childhood friend, Chumlee is just like a son to Rick and he's been around the shop since he was a kid. Everybody loves Chum, but he is often the butt of the Harrisons' jokes. Part of the reason he isn’t taken seriously is that he constantly begs Corey to buy items that entertain him, like video games and circus paraphernalia that usually don’t make good business sense. Although his heart of gold makes him a pro at customer service, it's continually proven to be bad business for the shop. Chumlee always wants to give his patrons the best deal and often takes their side—a trait that never fails to push Rick's buttons. Where did Chumlee get his nickname? Friends in elementary school took the name from cartoon character Tennessee Tuxedo’s sidekick, a walrus named Chumley.
New episodes of Pawn Stars air every Monday night at 10/9c on History. If you haven't seen an episode, be sure to check it out. The stars are colorful and the items are definitely interesting. It's no wonder Pawn Stars is a hit on History.
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