Sean Rich vs. Pawn Stars
A little over a month ago, my husband and I were watching Pawn Stars, you know, the "highest rated show on cable television." Anyhoo, we wondered where Sean Rich, the expert in antique arms and armor, had gone.
They paraded a few new gun "experts" on the show, but it just wasn't the same. That night, I was inspired to compose Sean an e-mail. I looked-up his email address at Tortuga Trading (his store) and this is what it said:
Why haven't we seen you on Pawn Stars recently? We miss you!
Rachel and Rob"
A few hours later, this glorious letter was in my inbox:
"Hello Rachel and Rob,
Thank you for the e-mail. At the moment: Unfortunately, to make a very long story short, the production company and History Channel wanted me to sign an ‘exclusivity agreement’ to lock me down, control me, my business, future, my appearance, how I make a living to provide for my family, and expect me to do it for free or very little money without any negotiation (with no guarantee of being used !). So basically, I told them to ‘go pound sand…’
Please understand, that my decision has nothing to do with Rick and the Harrison’s, I love those guys. It is the unfortunate nature of the production company and Network greed when they have a successful show. Who knows, if enough fans cry out, maybe they will get the message and come back to the table of ‘reality’…
Thank you for your support !
I don't know about you, but I think we should all "cry out" and get the History Channel execs to return to reality!