Did Discovery make the right call cancelling American Chopper?

Nov 20, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Huliq.com

American Chopper is going away after this season, but could there be another show out there to keep the Teutuls on TV? After the surprise of Discovery Channel choosing to cancel American Chopper after a decade on the air, last night's episode made something clear: It is time for it to go.

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shakemahead

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Nov 20, 2012
 

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get rid of it its way past its useby date along with a bunch of reality shows that follow the same formula hardcore pawn springs to mind
malone

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in my opinion, they were canceled because they are branching out and using the show for personal profit. senior is trying to sell a restaurant chain franchise, and using the discovery channel to do so. junior is trying to sell bicycles and using the show to promote his retail sales. not to mention he is putting together a studio to produce commercials for his clients. this is not about building bikes anymore, its about all the money they have made and incorporating it into the show to make even more money. it seems to me this is a conflict of interest. what happened to building bikes?
Murray

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Nov 24, 2012
 
I agree.... The show seems to be more about building other things than choppers....
Prov1

United States

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Nov 26, 2012
 
Murray wrote:
I agree.... The show seems to be more about building other things than choppers....
I totally agree. I had never really thought about it, but y'all are dead on. Would love to have seen the show loop back around to the way it was when it began... All about the nuts and bolts of building bikes. Maybe that approach just wasn't profitable enough and if that's the case I understand. As for me, I'll miss it.
Angry Man 1

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Nov 26, 2012
 

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The real show was the conflict with the Pauls, now it's done and so is the show. The rule in reality TV is do a reality show and kill your family. That's what made the show good. No conflict and they drift into bicycles,.......BICYCLES!! Are you kidding me. The show sucks now. Good time to cancel, good riddance to bad rubbish.
bokster

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Dec 3, 2012
 

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No I enjoyed the show its one of a handful I watch! There are plenty of other shows that should not be on but are. And for the life of me I can't figure out why there still. I'll miss this show.
Who cares I do

Carthage, NY

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Dec 3, 2012
 

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You people kill me.
The show is great. Why watch it if you don't like it?
Why not branch out an do more things?
If it was the last show they went out in class!!
Paul Jr. Going out doing what he did for the people that needed help from the storm sandy.
Telling his dad he loves him at the end of show
all class. It sucks the show is done.
paul

San Francisco, CA

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Dec 9, 2012
 

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At least nobody died. That's how American Hot Rod got cancelled.
James

Honeoye Falls, NY

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Dec 9, 2012
 

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Those idiots are sellouts, not to mention their bikes are LAME. Good riddance! Oh, and the family feud crap? A majority of it was embellished for the show.
Pistol Pete

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If I ever have to see that idiot Jason Pohl any time soon I'll stick a knife in my eye.
Sammy

East Haddam, CT

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Dec 11, 2012
 
I think both outfits make cartoon bikes that would fall apart while going down the road
John B

Cranberry Twp, PA

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Dec 12, 2012
 

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Loved the show,sorry to see it go. Very few shows on tv that involve technical know how and fabrication. The soap opera to me was an added plus,made things a lot more interesting. I have met most of these guys and have been up to NY to see their shops and was treated very well and always thanked for being a fan. I was taken back and suprised how humble they were. I hope some network or channel has the sense to bring the show back. I don't think I will be watching some scripted fake show about some Amish people walking around with machine guns. Give me a break!!
Steve

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Dec 17, 2012
 

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Anyone could build bikes with the right sponsors. These people are low life idiots and the show sucks. They should have never of had the opportunity. They learned as they went. They won the lottery and blue all the cash. Later
Terry

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Dec 22, 2012
 

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Malone said it in a nutshell. All the rest is just useless carping.
wolf

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Dec 22, 2012
 
I really enjoyed the old show but without the personal drama. What this showed was how hard it is for family to work together, especially with two head strong people. I hope they all get along better now and wish them well in the future.
Teddy B

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Dec 26, 2012
 

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Yup. Jason Poole - what an idiot. I'd be embarrassed even if they paid me to ack like that. Good riddance!!
BTLOPIL

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Feb 21, 2013
 

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Pistol Pete wrote:
If I ever have to see that idiot Jason Pohl any time soon I'll stick a knife in my eye.
I could not agree more!!!

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