Hardcore Pawn — worst show in the history of television.

“HARDCORE PAWN”  is a TV show on TruTv — it’s about a pawnshop in Detroit that seems to be the size of a football field.   It is run by a guy named Les Gold, his son Seth and his daughter Ashely.  They have a  lot of employees and a lot of big burly (many of them black) security guards who have the job of throwing out any customer who becomes unruly –  (that would be just about every customer — real or actor —  highlighted by the director and editor.)  There’s a lot of social stuff going on here and if you are dopey enough to watch this monstrosity, it might all go over your head.   Test your ability to find racism and stereotype exploitation.   See if any of these scenarios set off any alarms in your head.

In one episode an African-American guy is haggling with Les Gold about the price of a ring.  The guy gets enraged and Gold has him carted out like a kicking and screaming maniac.  Gold sneers and  says something to the effect that the guy will cool off and eventually come back and accept the lowball offer.

This Hollywood writer tried to stop me from writing this –>http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3834680/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1 <– I told him to go to hell.  He must have something to do with the show or something.

In another episode a women brings in a gynecologists examining table.  Gold’s daughter buys it for $50.00 but is criticized by Gold for doing so because he thinks it’s useless.  A short while later a black man comes in looking for a table.  Gold sells him that one for $200 and says, “That’s a great deal, you’ll never get another deal like that in your life.”   The gullibly smiling urban customer  buys it and smiles because the nice pawnbroker got him a good deal.   Then he proudly  does a George Jefferson strut over to the pay window.

Are you following me here?

I call this the worst show on television for so many reasons.

The customers are predominantly African-American (85% as far as I could see) and the pawn brokers are Jewish.  The area is very Detroit poor and surrounded by casinos.   They claim to get 700 customers per day so the place looks like your local DMV–  but the  lines of mostly black people going up to windows are there to pawn their stuff — not to get a new car registration.

There was an episode where an older, flashy black gentleman, (probably broke) who kept coming back to pawn more and more of his bling as he lost more and more at the casinos.  They joked with him and laughed with the old man like he was some kind of character, which he was tio some extent regardless of color, but they took his money and acted as though they were concerned about his gambling habit.  If they are so concerned about gambling addictions, why don’t they just refuse to take his stuff?  Even the scummiest bartender knows when to stop pouring drinks for somebody.

It isn’t shown outwardly, but there are moments in this show where you are led to believe that the customer was lied to and cajoled into an easy deal.  It’s not done outwardly, but it’s implied.

For example,  a young African American guy takes his pawn ticket to the clerk and she gives him $155.00.  He asserts that an associate broker in the store told him $255.00.  He looks down and sees that the ticket is $155.00.   So now the guy is going to leave but Gold counters with and offer again of $155.00.  Do you see something sneaky about this?   It looked almost like  a routine or a pinch the pawnbroker pulls on people.  I am not saying that this is what happened, but it sure looked like it.

Now, you could never write or pitch a movie with this subject theme.  You would be called Hitler or a slave trader  or a Shylock or Fagin or Step’en Fetch It —  you might end up in jail.  This show recreates and enforces the worst stereotypes you could ever conjure up.  It makes Tony and Carmella Soprano look like Ward and June Cleaver.

Les Gold and his son are often merciless and kind of mean — but they smile and take the money and pat people on the back and call them “brother” or “my man.”   Granted they are dealing with people who often try to hustle them with lies and tales of woe, but Les Gold is portrayed as the most sickening and phony and slimy creature that TV has ever offered the world — and they call this reality — is Les Gold that loathsome in real life?   It’s not possible — in fact, he comes off to me as probably a very kind and caring person, but that side of him doesn’t switch on until either the store closes or the cameras stop rolling.

The customers featured for the show, and culled from the miles of videotape, are mostly black characters taken out of a 1930s movie,  or else they are  gangstuhs from a violent ghetto rap movie.

Okay, so they say this is reality TV, but do we REALLY need to see this?  If somebody told me that this was a KKK propaganda TV show I would believe it.

Any kid who watches this show will think that Jewish people are sinister liars who make their living by exploiting poor blacks in low income neighborhoods because that’s essentially ALL that happens in this show.

People who already have these stereotypical opinions about African Americans and Jews will feel vindicated in their thinking.   Marlon Brando is not alive to see on the screen what he complained about to Larry King.  I think if Marlon Brando saw this show he might change his tune.

This show should be taken off the air immediately.  I know it’s real TV, but it’s bad — very bad.    It’s disgusting– get it out of my face.

61 thoughts on “Hardcore Pawn — worst show in the history of television.”

  1. Your story is nothing but lies I guess whitey is behind all these knock out attacks and mall and stores flash mobs stealing. Thank god Dr Ben Carson mama knew how the blacks were in his community and when they still had white racist white teachers Miss Carson taught her sons right from wrong and made her two son study and she didn’t know how to read because she was raise in a era that didn’t have that many schools for the blacks but she was smart and knew that she had to teach her sons not to get caught up in drugs and blacks gangs and the blacks in neighbors that said it was whitey fault for keeping them down And her two sons became a doctor and one a rocket scientist so tell me that whitey are keeping down the blacks and she didn’t have white blood in her and guess what and her title is now Dr Carson now tell me whitey are keeping the blacks down and its not that so call reason because your ancestors were slaves because the whites slaves work picking cotton too and we were slaves first and know damn indenture slaves it was the whites slaves that got beated and whip. black slaves narratives were lies do you think if blacks were whip every day that they would gotten a n work done just like you say that house maid (the house n mama)do u think the master wife would have allowed for maid to live in house. Just like blacks are calling Dr Carson

  2. I guess the lady Rehab addict Nicole Curtis is racist too for all the trouble she goes to trouble to rebuild old house for the poor blacks and whites to buy in Detroit She put her heart into them to have some black jackass to come steal stuff out of the houses. Can’ even keep the blacks jackass from people that are trying help out the decent poor working black people . Plus the work they do is all screw up and not up to code worst then a a person that do it themselves even the good blacks wont hire a black person from Detroit . I hate dumb black racist people.Obama been living in a bubble its the blacks that are racist. IT WAS THE WHITE PEOPLE THAT WERE SLAVES FIRST THE ONES THAT WERE BEAT AND WHIPS THE BLACK NARARRATIVES THAT LIE TO NEWS PAPERS PLUS THEY USE PHOTO FROM AFRICA SLAVES MASTERS THAT WHIP THEM LEARN YOUR TRUE HISTORY

  3. I think less is fair the most shops.
    People the TV elites pawn shop and flea markets putting the people out of business they buy cheap from you so they can sale at higher prices on the internet you remember when FRANK and MIKE at the beginning of the show they buy real cheap then people caught on to their game. The people were complaining that they were buying cheap then mike started to buy high but they are still screwing you over because Frank buying more at cheaper prices and Frank is buying more bigger stuff and Mike is buying less But I still love the shows and people will sale cheap to be on TV Don’t you see how the go to the lonely people houses and push their way in con people to sale their stuff that they don’t want to sale .And it’s not helping the local economy Wait till elites families come to your city and town you can get stuff painted at a local body shop at a good prices and sale it then you are helping people in your town and city.

  4. You are not being fair to Les he would buy junk tvs and other junk from people that needed money and give them more money then what they could have made of street I wouldn’t have giving them one red penny. Then he had to fire one of his body guard that he had for years stealing les jewelry from les no telling how much he stole he work for les 20 some years it a damn shame you got to have body guard to protect everybody that works there and the customer I quest he have to sale stuff at uses market prices just to pay bodyguard so blacks don’t pull gun on your ass and shoot your ass If you so smart why you don’t tell
    the people where the real body guards and who they are really are on the show and police station is around the corner lol.Armed security guards a marines damn shame we got to have body guards to protect us when we go buy stuff are walk us to the store xploiting black people my ass what about knock out attacks and flash mobs all were blacks. Mad at jew because Germany gave them reparations.And blacks didn’t get one I want one too for whites be slaves and we weren’t no indenture slaves we were whips chain made to have sex with blacks and have kids by blacks and for black slaves narratives lying to to the Yankees and New papers and Yankees news papers show Africa slaves in the papers that why you see blacks in pictures whipping the slaves and lying about being rape by white masters when it was the whites getting whip by them whites rich masters and the elites Learn the damn history . Yes I hate you lying ass racists MF OUT

  5. Haw haw haw, go ahead and make the ass- umption that I’m a low iq redneck, who cares, you boys are better than the show itself. Keep up this whatever ya’ll call it!

  6. They should take some lesson from pawn stars. I’ve been to both An pawn stars is just like you see on TV there like that in person very honest people.

  7. The difference between Hardcore and Pawn Stars is that the latter aren’t Jews.

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