Get starstruck with the Pawn Stars when the guys check out an original poem handwritten by Marilyn Monroe. Will her words leave them speechless? Then, a hybrid rocket engine blasts in. Built into a suitcase as a sales sample, will the asking price for this oddity be sky high? And later, when Rick’s autographed Henry Winkler photo goes missing, he goes to great lengths to bring Fonzie home.
The show’s description reads:
“Long before banks, ATMs and check-cashing services, there were pawn shops. 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’ takes you 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–grandfather Richard, son Rick and grandson Corey–jointly run the family business, and there’s clashing and camaraderie every step of the way. 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 them 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?”
“Pawn Stars” season 8, episode 213: “Finding Fonzie″ airs Jan. 2 at 9 p.m. on the History Channel.