American Chopper Canceled After 10 Years On The Air

After 10 years and 233 episodes of a style called the “Doc Soap Reality” TV show, Discovery has decided to cancel American Chopper, one of its most popular programs. The custom bike that you will see in the December 10-11 “4-way build-off” TV show on Discovery, also called “The Revenge” (a face-off against Jesse James and the 2 builders of the series “Fast N’ Loud”) should be the last one built by the Teutuls that you will see on TV.

American Chopper was launched in 2002 as a Discovery Channel special, then reconnected as a regular series. In 2008, Discovery moved the show to its sister channel TLC. A couple years passed, then the litigation between Paul Senior and Paul Junior and arguments with the network prompted TLC to cancel the show. Parties made up and in 2010 the show was relaunched under a new concept: “American Chopper: Junior vs. Senior” Then the series reverted to its original title of “American Chopper” and aired again on Discovery. Whatever the critics, it was a powerful TV show and thanks to their antics and fights, the Teutuls made a fortune. But, who knows what the future holds for the Teutuls…

“This series was one of the very first family-based reality programs on television. Special thanks to Pilgrim Studios for over a decade of great producing. The Teutuls have given us really innovative bike builds and real drama since 2002. We wish both Orange County Choppers and Paul Junior Designs the best.” says Eileen O’Neill, group president, Discovery and TLC Networks.

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129 Responses to “American Chopper Canceled After 10 Years On The Air”


  1. 1 Wilbur Nov 16th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Seems like a strange move for Discovery. Whether you love or hate the show it did BIG things for the motorcycle industry. It has been a constant source of exposure for different brands within the industry (both paid and not). I guess Discovery is putting all there eggs in the Gold-mining basket.

  2. 2 Jay Nov 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    What the heck are they thinking, most of there line up is garbage and re-runs
    Money thing OCC is to big for them to control. Swamp people have at it.

  3. 3 LG Nov 16th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    People here in Orange County have been waiting for this day to come.
    Cant think of anyone more disrespectful or crude than Paul Sr.
    If the Discovery Channel only documented how they’ve screwed
    people around here.

  4. 4 ng Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    10 years too late. LG makes it pretty clear of what these
    people were really about. Sr. Is the biggest, most arrogant, self absorbed a__ on the planet , unfortunately he is laughing all the
    way to the Bank

  5. 5 Tussuck Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Thank god for that! The world is “themed” bike out so let’s make space for some real artists – perhaps Discovery should venture out of their bubble and see what the rest of the world is doing.

  6. 6 JJ Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    People here in Orange County have been waiting for this day to come.
    Cant think of anyone more disrespectful or crude than Paul JR.
    If the Discovery Channel only documented how they’ve screwed
    people around here.

  7. 7 ROGUE Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    LG I have seen Paul SR. be rude and disrespectful to people on more than one ocassion.
    I think he is a low life.
    Add me to the list of people that are happy to see him off the air.

  8. 8 Scott Takes Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I would agree that there are some amazing artists and builders out there that have the passion, talent skills, and social scenery/connections to entertain the masses…and still shine a positive light on our industry.

  9. 9 Shifter Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Both father & son are arrogant. In several occasions I have seen them acting like assholes.

  10. 10 Greeco. Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Hope that now you are not going to tour the bike shows. Liquidate the business and settle far away on a very remote island.

  11. 11 Bossney Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I guess the number of viewers was sharply down.

  12. 12 Brett Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks for the good news, Cyril

  13. 13 Brescia Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I am pretty sure Senior is going to retire. I hope Junior does the same.

  14. 14 Tim Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Guessing Sr. will be headed back to bankruptcy court to protect his empire!

  15. 15 Stanford Crane Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Or…is it heading to another network?

  16. 16 Donnie Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    No. They are burned out and their public is fed up.

  17. 17 Hamilton Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Hope they don’t try something new on tv.

  18. 18 P. Semalee Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    The custom industry is enjoying their disparition. It says a lot!

  19. 19 Bill White Nov 16th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    they made all bikers look like a joke ~ lets face it do you want mikey working on your bike????

  20. 20 Vince Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Amazing…… lol
    EVERYONE saying “thank god they’re off the air” and “It’s 10 years too late”, but excuse me, you mean to tell me that NOBODY here sucked the money train that they probably had a positive impact that ignited the general public interest in our industry and gave YOU that opportunity to make some of that cash??… Please. You know it’s true.

    Quit crying and get back to work now. Sheesh.

  21. 21 Ron Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I have to say i’m glad. I liked it originally when they showed much more of the thought process and actual fabrications. Once it just flipped over to being about their personalities (clashes, fights etc.) I lost interest and turned it off.

  22. 22 Mike G Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    These guys are fakes anyway, no reality on the show about non bikers. None of these pussys even ride motorcycles.

    You want to see a motorcycle reality show follow me around the country on my bike trying to build a motorcycle business.
    Now thats reality!

    Ultimate bikers my ass! Ultimate posers!

  23. 23 cooldaddy Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    All I can say is AMFs you will not be missed.

  24. 24 MDKUDER Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Been sucking for nine! The bikes and fab stuff was cool but the soap opera bikers aren’t.

  25. 25 Oldude Nov 16th, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    At long last the world no longer has to deal with Paul Jr. and Senior. Two arrogant asses! That bike that Paul Jr built for the last build off is the most hideous thing I ever saw. Seniors was equally as rediculous and Jesse”s was no better that a hundred shops anywhere in America could build. Time for new blood in this industry. Oh, by the way Choppers are DEAD !

  26. 26 mid north kustomz Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    GREAT NEWS !! PISS THEM OFF !! cant really comment on their bike building skills, some were actually well done, and many were ridiclous. but all and all, of what iv seen on tv is,, just take a look at their homes, and the lifestyle they lead, THANX DISCOVERY , all that money on the wrong people! maybe next time your network can do documenarys on REAL bike builders, for REAL bikers and fans. i really think it would be enjoyable for all !

  27. 27 mid north kustomz Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    GREAT NEWS !! PISS THEM OFF !! cant really comment on their bike building skills, some were actually well done, and many were ridiclous. but all and all, of what iv seen on tv is,, just take a look at their homes, and the lifestyle they lead, THANX DISCOVERY , all that money on the wrong people! maybe next time your network can do documenarys on REAL bike builders, for REAL bikers and fans. i really think it would be enjoyable for all !

  28. 28 Zipper Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    Thought they were canceled years ago. After watching one show that was enough for me. If the networks want to draw an all time viewer record they should use the bikes that OCC, PJ, JJ, and all their competitors built and run them over with Monster trucks. Same audience, they will love it. ..Z

  29. 29 upswept Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Good. Ever since Junior forgot his roots and bought that toyota truck, I’ve been wishing he’d dry up and wilt. He proudly shows it on most episodes and even drove it to the Ground Zero ceremonies. Disgusting!

  30. 30 1super98 Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Bye-Bye , non-functional bikes that are posed in the front room. Move over for the real builders like Jesse James, Mondo Porros, and Ron Simms. Bike builders of bikes you could actually ride,They were in the buisness way before the TV stars.

  31. 31 BC Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    It was just a joke folks, not meant to be taken seriously. Did make all involved rich. Aren’t the these the same clowns as on Pawn Stars, but with different hair cuts? Saw the show once ten years ago, that was enough, but have seen the adverts.

  32. 32 tired Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Their “Charity builds” cost as much as any off the street. They helped you find creative ways to finance the cost but there was nothing charity about them. There are better shows to watch, like OverHaulin! Bring back some of the better shows too like Trick My Truck. As far as “Reality Shows”, there is no such thing, as everyone starts to pose after the third or fourth episode anyway. Shows where people actually do something nice for others should be “reality” and the norm. Lets have a show where someone who is disadvantaged is given a job that will actually allow them to support themselves. For the money the Teutals made they could have improved the lives of hundreds struggling to make ends meet and feed their families. Maybe someone could drop the overtime and spend time with their kids.

  33. 33 BC Nov 16th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    It was just a joke folks, not meant to be taken seriously. Did make all involved rich. Aren’t these the same clowns as on Pawn Stars, but with different hair cuts? Saw the show once ten years ago, that was enough, but have seen the adverts. Kind of a cross of Jerry Springer and Dear Abby on two wheels.

  34. 34 FMC Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Maybe this is a view to the future that reality TV is heading out..thank goodness!

  35. 35 Joe Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I loved the show but admittingly. It was getting stale. I think this was well known by discovery and emphasized on the family disfunction that reaped out its last so so ratings. Now that the family is communicating. The drama is lackluster Too many other reality shows to compete with now unlike when American Chopper started.. Good luck. Good run…..Joe S. Minooka IL.

  36. 36 Heavy Metal Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I learned a lot from them, like you can ruin a custom paint job by hogging out a fender mount with a uni bit on a cordless drill. You can burn up a custom R&R engine by running it without oil pressure but most important they showed me they will sell out on each other for money. I watched two shows and then any other time I came across it the mute button was on. Jr. is an asshole and Sr. is a burned out juicer. Good riddence.

  37. 37 Doc Robinson Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Oldude – choppers are not dead, never will be dead. They’ve been the core of our culture for 60-plus years. There used to be a sticker that said, “It’s not a f#ckin’ fashion show” but the way the underpants bloggers present themselves on this blog, you’d think that it was, with all the sheeple flocking to whatever is “in” at the moment like unrideable, uncomfortable, poor-handling baggers. Bikes built for long, hi-speed, cross country mileage in total comfort, being wrecked and made into uncomfortable caricatures of motorcycles that you wouldn’t ride farther than your local bar. Unless of course, you are an extreme masochist.

  38. 38 Highrider Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Uh maybe you all would rather watch WWF or UFC! ,

    Like them or not they DID build some amazing scoots that 99.9% on here could not.

    A little over the top at times, but ever try sitting through a Rachel Madcow or Chris Lowlife broadcast? Now those are true vomit bags

    It was fun guiys thanks

  39. 39 Greeko Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Just look at their faces on the picture. It’s was the image of the custom industry during 10 years….

  40. 40 RobbyC Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Liked the early days, when it was about the bikes. I didn’t even care that they were the most impractical and “dead” hunks of metal to come out of a fab shop. I thought of them as pieces of art and that was good enough. But I hated the wasteful destruction of perfectly good furniture or vehicles (Anyone remember throwing the leather couch through the window?) just because they could. Arrogant, stupid, and completely senseless. And once the show became about the childish bickering and out of control egos, I lost all interest. I certainly won’t miss the Teutuls, their egos, their dysfunctional meltdowns or their show.

  41. 41 Greeko Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    What about the vendors of the industry who gave them free parts or paid to have their banners hung in their shops. Disgusting. You know who they are. Now, boycott them. Don’t buy their products.

  42. 42 Papa ray Nov 16th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    about freakin time senior was cool.. as far is junior vinny and that Waco mikey good riddins what you going to do with your ego’s now PJD

  43. 43 Dennis Nov 16th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    The really big news today is that Twinkies are no longer. I will miss those treats………and not miss the drama “builds”. What are the odds that they will both be bankrupt in 5 years? I am really going to miss twinkies…….

  44. 44 GOD Nov 16th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    The 2 guys that the custom motorcycle industry has always loved to hate. The proof in comments above. Poor Teutuls, but rich.

  45. 45 ItsMePaul Nov 16th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    I liked the show. Shit … what the F#*&^ are you F*/$^..ers watching on tv that’s better ?
    At least it showed some form of motorcycles with the occasional ride video.
    I guess you all prefer your 1000 + channels of useless SH/^*”

  46. 46 KC Choppers Nov 16th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Like I always said the hardest worker on OCC is the UPS Driver, Stupid Stupid show Should have been canceled after the first show!

  47. 47 100% Vet Nov 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Don’t let the door hit you in the ass or the pocket holding your fat wallet.

    Concept bikes are boring except to the people the bikes are built for. Not a whole lot of fabrication work in taking existing tanks and fenders and doing modifications. If I want to see folks act like kids, I’ll watch Jerry Springer..

  48. 48 Patrick Nov 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Republicans think there is another Obama conspiracy, this time to end the Teutuls show.

  49. 49 Rodent Nov 16th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Love em or hate em, they’ve gotten very wealthy from their venture.

  50. 50 Jessica Nov 16th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    The show is ending, but I bet that during 5 years you will see re-runs of the show here and abroad. So, the Teutuls are going to continue to cash in with royalties.

  51. 51 Inde Nov 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    There is a god after all. I’m going to church on Sunday to give thanks for a dream come true! Hey Mickey I always said I had a broom in my shop with your name on it.

  52. 52 Inde Nov 16th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you Santa!

  53. 53 golfish Nov 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Oldude, let me guess, your riding a Cafe Racer…

    Oh god !!

  54. 54 annoymenow Nov 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    10 years of lookin up Jr’s nostrils is enough…

  55. 55 D. Sherrer Nov 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    They are the representation of what’s wrong in America. Rewarding with money & celebrity those without merit.

  56. 56 Nobody Nov 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Good riddance to this rubish show.

    The only reality show out there worth a lick anymore is “How it’s Made”. You get to watch how things get built with out all the mindless circus BS.

  57. 57 Drake Nov 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Problem is that the replacement series on Discovery will not be better.

  58. 58 Don S Nov 16th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    As much stuff as they hung on their bikes you’d of thunk they were building Christmas trees. No loss canceling, but way too late.

  59. 59 Barrack Nov 16th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Ralph Hammer Janus used to suck him off

  60. 60 hk Nov 17th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    they went 10 years and made a ton of money and wil continue to make money off re-runs until forever ,the joke is on the haters.

    I watched the show ,wouldnt say i was a huge fan but i can appreciate what it did for the motorcycle industry good or bad .

  61. 61 Hopper Nov 17th, 2012 at 12:57 am

    WOW! Lot of people out there with strong views about the Teutul family & OCC. I think I watched 1 full show in the 10 years they were on. Probably when I broke the leg and couldn’t motiivate. Their bikes reminded me of my grandmother. Too much makeup, tons of cheap jewelry, way to boney and ugly so that NO-ONE would want to ride her! Could care less if they’re on or off. The show was a total waist of garage and ride time. Just like S.O.A. My advice,,,, turn OFF the f*ckin’ idiot box and grab a wrench or a handful of throttle!

  62. 62 Grey Beard Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:00 am

    ItsMePaul, In response to your question, “what the F#*&^ are you F*/$^..ers watching on tv that’s better ?”
    They’re all watching SOA. LMFAO

  63. 63 RUB Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I wonder what Mikie is gonna do now that the gravy train is gone ?

  64. 64 SIGFREED Nov 17th, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Judging by the number of comments here (versus the general average) the network executive/s who spotted the potential of this show/format is the unsung genius.

    Think about it for a second (if you can.., oops) – what would the custom motorcycle industry have been if the Orange County rednecks never saw the TV lights..? If nothing more than a pre-financial-collapse bubble, at least the profile/magnitude of the custom motorcycle niche, went viral from were it was more of an obscurity (before the OCC TV inanities).

    Me thinks, the entire industry (lovers and haters alike) owes the OCC-tribe and Discovery at least that much recognition.

    As far as the OCC craft is concerned – if you have seen it, I am sure you will agree – their “production bikes” are good (if not above average), their ‘tarted-up’ customs are just that (and perhaps what it is meant to be) – mechanical tarts – they are meant to divide opinions rather than to be a daily ride. OCC certainly did much to institutionalize the “theme bike”.

    OCC originals may in time become seriously sought-after collectibles – as such the Teutuls may in fact have the last “laugh” (as rare a such EMOTIONS were)…

  65. 65 Willie Nov 17th, 2012 at 3:12 am

    Good news! Good riddance foul cast, bye-bye hideous bikes. Not one day too early.

  66. 66 Danny F. Nov 17th, 2012 at 4:37 am

    No talent, no skills, no passion, no knowledge of vintage chopper history, no vision, etc..
    Their “theme bike” trademark is obvious, otherwise they don’t have a clue what to build if they can’t hold on to something that guides them out to a certain direction..
    The TV show is over now, what means it’s over and out with these two rediculous clowns/cake decoraters..
    It has been way too long that they disrespected the chopper scene..

  67. 67 willie Nov 17th, 2012 at 6:24 am

    quote: “OCC originals may in time become seriously sought-after collectibles”

    wishful thinking, dude.

    so what if some tv exec made a ton of money selling crap to the deserving public – crap it was all the same. and crap on an unprecedented scale too. the whole thing a continued insult to harley loving people out there.

  68. 68 G Taler Nov 17th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    All custom builders envy their money. None envy their skills. It will be difficult for the Teutuls, especially Junior, to become anonymous again. He thinks he is god. PJD shop will not last a long time after the show wnds on Dec. 11.

  69. 69 Oldude Nov 17th, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Since there seems to be an interest in what I ride while a bagger or a cafe race is a better choice for me than a Chopper, I ride an Evo powered FXR. To me the best bike Harley has ever built!

  70. 70 tom Nov 17th, 2012 at 9:06 am

    I follow Hoppers ..comments …..wrench & Ride …get out of the CAGES ………..the road would be a lot less congested ……..

  71. 71 Mike Greenwald Nov 17th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Come on back when you can’t stay so long.

  72. 72 Wiskers Nov 17th, 2012 at 9:24 am

    Wow now maybe they will allow small town real world builders show the world what can be built on a working mans salary. I’ve been poking and prodding Discovery for awhile now to allow us to do a build-off. We need a working mans bike by working mans shop.
    Hellion Custom Cycles for a real build-off!!!!!!!

  73. 73 Blackmax Nov 17th, 2012 at 9:35 am

    Well, well, well, you knew it was goijngto come sooner than later …..
    Thank Goodnees the channel had enough “Conjones” to put this crap out of this misery
    Like the sentiments above, 1 year of questionable good content, 9 years of CRAP !!!
    Stopped watch a very long time ago, not gonna miss them now.
    Hope they saved some $$$, somewhere cause it’s gonna get awfully thin
    If they have to depend on their “Bike Buliding” skills, they all (Mikey included) will starve to death….
    Both Jr. & Sr. are 2 of the most arrogant SOB’s I’ve ever met ! They actually believed thier own hype !!
    Don’t know why ????
    Agree with 1super98, we have “legends” available that actually build and ride the bike they create
    Give the young guns a chance. this shoud’ve been done 5 yrs ago

  74. 74 Boss Hawg Nov 17th, 2012 at 9:47 am

    BS missed NOT!

  75. 75 Oldude Nov 17th, 2012 at 9:54 am

    For Doc and Golfish.. Since there seems to be interest in what I ride .. I ride a FXR and it has not been altered other than engine tweeking. Doc Choppers are fine and will not die so long as they are as Choppers were in the beginning and not some freaky front end over powered flyby night creation of a cookie cutter builder simply to make money.

  76. 76 FDDW1 Nov 17th, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Happy it’s going away. Tired of people asking me if what I do is like the Teutuls do.

  77. 77 Yale Nov 17th, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Hey! say what you want, like them or not, they have been a great part of exposing the custom motorcycle business and help it grow.
    I can’t tell you how many times someone has come into my shop and mentioned them (for me it was challenging not to respond negatively) Who ever saw apes on a bagger until paul Sr put them on his bike. I remeber the first person who asked me if I could put a set on his bike like paul Sr and how many I have sold since
    putting that all aside I thank them for the 10 years of exposure of custom bikes and parts to the world

  78. 78 FDDW1 Nov 17th, 2012 at 11:02 am

    C’mon Yale. It’s not Paul Sr. who was the 1st to put apes on a bagger. Are you kidding? All what the Teutuls did is to take inspiration from good bikes from good custom builders and to mix their ideas in 1 bike. But mixing different ideas from different style of bikes doesn’t work. Their bikes are ugly. And PJD thinks he got great taste. Not.

  79. 79 Dave Blevins Nov 17th, 2012 at 11:10 am

    I think it will be difficult, if not impossible for them to continue. The only reason they were ever commissioned to build one of their “motorcycles”, was due to the exposure the customer would get on TV. With the TV exposure gone, no reason to do business with them anymore.
    Personally, I can’t believe it lasted more than a few episodes, just never found it interesting.

  80. 80 Sharrack Nov 17th, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Build or bust was the best show ever……
    Just nabbed the last box of twinkies at the store
    Juniors wife is a sweeeeeetie!!
    Bring on the gold miners worldwide!

  81. 81 Vince L Nov 17th, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Pilgrim is shopping a used bike flipping show right now along with a few more. He will be just fine without OCC.

    SR needs to down size and just get back to building the old school way,

    JR just needs to go away and take his annoying wife with him.

    Mikey needs to grow up.

  82. 82 Jim C Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    Sigfreed is right tho I doubt many of you would admit it. I am sorry to see the show go away. Too many companies have gone down and the industry needs the exposure that the show brings. Paul Sr is a cool dude,even JJ will tell you that. His son on the other hand is very egotistical and believes he can do no wrong.
    PAUL SR,if you are reading these comments,I want you to know,there is one guy in Michigan who knows what really goes on and I would ride with you any time. Jim C

  83. 83 Larry Kennedy Nov 17th, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Watched it a few times in the beginning, then got tired of listening to the steroidal rage coming off of Sr. and the laziness of Jr. Haven’t watched in years and won’t miss it for an instant.

  84. 84 MADrider Nov 17th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Can’t believe it lasted as long as it did. It does sound like most won’t miss it annd that is why it was pulled no ratings=no money, No Money=no show.

  85. 85 Rob Nov 17th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    I miss Larry…………………

  86. 86 Johnny Wolf Nov 17th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Yes! It’s about time…

    …oh and @ Vince, you’re venting about the same thing that you yourself are doing in your response.

  87. 87 roadkingajb Nov 17th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    I always thought that Rick of OCC was the real talent of the show. I hope he lands on his feet and gets on to building the type of bikes people will want to buy and ride.
    To all the people who for some reason hate Paul Sr or Paul Jr, who would not have taken the same ride if it was offered I know I would have in a flash.

  88. 88 chicagojohn Nov 17th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    I’ll miss Rachael Teutel, oh so hot!

  89. 89 Speed Demon Nov 17th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    This announcement is going to create extra audience for the remaining shows until December 10 & 11. Show business, it’s all what it was.

  90. 90 Gary Semper Nov 17th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Where are all the fans of OCC? Very few here. Already all gone? Back tinkering on their bicycles?

  91. 91 Grease Monkey Nov 17th, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    They are rich. That’s good, because their professional carreers are over. Senior doesn’t care, too old. But if Junior thinks he can be a custom builder accepted by the custom MC industry, he is going to be disappointed. Better look for another direction.

  92. 92 TROPICAL WILLIE Nov 17th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    COOL TV MAKES ALL THESE CLOWNS RICH, REALITY TV IS GARBAGE ANY WAY BRING BACK JOHN WAYNE .

  93. 93 courtney Nov 17th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Gone in this form. But, I suspect back in another. I wouldn’t be waving a permanent goodbye to the Teutuls just yet. I have a sneaking suspicion that Cyril will have a headline up this blog at some point in the future that says: They’re BaaaaacK!

  94. 94 Big itch Nov 18th, 2012 at 4:13 am

    If big bear choppers
    can come back so can occ

  95. 95 Serge Brodel Nov 18th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    The only 2 bozos i know who drill in chrome & paint. Did you see their bikes from close? Bad welding, bad molding, etc and a lot of decorative junk stuff supposed to mean creativity!

  96. 96 carl M Nov 18th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    This show was never about the art / craft of motorcycle creativity.

    This show was always a “soap opera” for gear heads and students of bad behaviour.

    We all love to watch a “train Wreck” and they gave it too us.

  97. 97 MDSPHOTO Nov 18th, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    As much as they were both ass clowns, there is not another decent motorcycle show out there to watch. What am I gonna do watch fake bikers on SOA or even more fake bikers in the Devils Ride!

    Sr & Jr will continue to build bikes, but their days of high dollar corporate builds will fall off quickly. The free TV air time could “somewhat” justify their insane fees for the likes of Sears & Gillette, but not any more. Additionally, endless freebies from manufacturers will also dry up.

  98. 98 roscoe Nov 18th, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    Blah Blah blah

    I’m just trying to get this thread over 100 posts!

  99. 99 badams Nov 18th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    10 years on TV is a lifetime of royalties. The money has been made; OCC team, Network, Corporations and the Aftermarket. Again, the MONEY has been made. Thats what it was really about, the motorcycle and show were a vessel to get to the gold.

    True “enthusiasts” of motorcycles could care less, unless they are part of the financial equation that fuels revenues and profits from this show.

  100. 100 Branson Nov 18th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I remember the first episodes. The only sad note for me is that I realize than I am 10 years older.

  101. 101 rebel Nov 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    occsoajj at least they all had two wheelers, better than the news !!!!!!!!!

  102. 102 Hunter Nov 18th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    I just heard the news from one of my DISH coworkers. I’m kind of sad to see this show go, but after so many seasons, I think it has run its course. Thankfully, I have huge 2 terabyte hard drive on my DISH Hopper DVR, so I was able to record and store all 233 episodes. American Chopper may be ending, but at least I can always relive my favorite moments. If the show does come back in some form, I would like to see more of an emphasis on the build, and less on the Soap/Reality.

  103. 103 CroK Nov 18th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    You guys/gals missed the reason for the show in the start (most did anyway)…
    Discovery Channel made money from their “Customers”. That was the real function of the show, to put more advertisement in front of your faces. Teutuls just had enough real life drama to get viewers, albeit through their own embarassment. Forgive them for being a ‘disfunctionally normal’ family. I liked Mikey the best anyway…

    Vinny and Rick were the real talent along with many others behind the scenes in both shops. Rick and Vinny if her listening in, do what you do best! The ‘talent’ was in how they (the tv networks), turned it into another night time soap opera.

    No one talking about posers or real bikers are any different. We all want to present an image of one sort or another. Real biker, poser, garage queen owner, and even all those non riders have the same intention… we present ourselves as we hope others might be willing to accept. But that never really happens unless we meet up with the truly gullible populace.

    Go ahead, ask me what I ride…

    ROAD KING!
    It’s what all those other bikes wanna be when they grow up!

    meagerly refurbished and 100% maintained by myself. Nope, I’m not a biker. I’m not even a poser. I am a fat old man that can do more with MY bike than I’ll let anyone else even try! :P

  104. 104 CroK Nov 18th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    * Rick and Vinny, forgive the type above, I hope you know I meant “… if THEIR listening in…”

  105. 105 nicker Nov 18th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Question is, will they take all the posers with them………..????

    -nicker-

  106. 106 Red Nov 19th, 2012 at 9:08 am

    The show has gone stale but the Tuttles have done more good than harm to the industry.

  107. 107 Steve McDaniel Nov 19th, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Really enjoyed a lot of the shows they had a lot of metal working talent

  108. 108 DrummerDave Nov 19th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    If you ever saw the show about how the Tuetels got started you might be interested to see that they were not the intended show to begin with. The shows producer had picked an unknown builder on the East Coast to find an old Barn Build that needed to be restored and follow that through the rebuild. 2 weeks before taping was to begin the producer got worried about the actual concept and changed his mind to the Tuetels who were the second choice all along. They owned a steel fabrication company and wanted to start building bikes. they started BIKE BUILDING in the garage of thier home and so the story goes. The shows producers noted soon after that the tense moments in the relationship drew more attention so they started including more and more which in my opinion ruined the show and probably helped destroy thier relationship in thier REAL lives!

  109. 109 Mac / MS Nov 19th, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    May be this will give them time to honestly re connect with each other, and I am sure we will have reruns to keep us warm . From time to time we will see in the news . Mac Out

  110. 110 Bshirk Nov 19th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Thank You God!!!!!!!!!!!!

  111. 111 Rick Lossner Nov 20th, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Say what you want. They are both successful. They have a huge fan base. They will continue to make millions. Apparently just not from a 100 Cycle Huze Blog Readers.

    Me.. i just want a garage, with all the toys… like Paul Sr!

  112. 112 Chopperjohn Nov 20th, 2012 at 10:24 am

    I’ve been watching the show since 2004. I’ve watched all the re-runs at least twice.This show got me into buying a Harley in my late 50′s. If it wasn’t for this show, I would have never experienced the love I now have for owning a Harley…or two. I ride just about every day. My pickup stays in the driveway…. Only put 250 miles on it this year. I do all my own work on the bikes. I’ve torn down every component on the bikes and know them inside and out. My only regret is that I wasn’t younger when this show first started. If the show wasn’t making any money, it would have been cancelled ages ago. So there must have been alot of closet watcher out there…

    Ride on

  113. 113 Matt Nov 20th, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I’m curious how many builders here would still turn down the Discovery Channel today if they approached their shop with a contract offering them tons of exposure and high paying clients in exchange for access to their work and personal lives (scripted or not).

  114. 114 masterblaster Nov 20th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    thank god it is over. Indeed,SR. Is an arrogant Pig. It did however help increase my customers who where inspired by the show here in Germany. I feel sory for those poor ass……. For not remembering who helped them out to start with, like Ted Doering from V-twin in Newburgh. there are indeed many good bike builders out there who never got credit for their work and seemed to be forgotten. time to remember who the real bike building heroes are.

  115. 115 JohnJ. TEXAS Nov 20th, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    there will be a day in the future… and all involved (Sr. and Jr.) will have self doubt… sitting in the cold dark corner of a garage… vanquished… alone… weeping.

  116. 116 CW Nov 20th, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    I think in the early years they have made an impact to the industry getting the masses more interested in motorcycling, and the industry. It was interesting to me in the begining. Then the fake drama, the funny theme bikes and from there took a left turn for me and just got boring. I will miss the pot shots at them from you guys, so F****** funny. But hey there is the build off to look foward too,,,LOL.

  117. 117 Bootz Nov 20th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Bring back Biker Build-Off!!! That was a show worth watching except the one with the stupid off road bikes.

  118. 118 Kroeter Nov 21st, 2012 at 10:16 am

    To say the industry is better off because of the Tuetels is disrespectful to all the good people who represent the companies and shops at the shows and events that I’ve attended.

  119. 119 ZRX Nov 21st, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    To LG and JJ,

    If you live in orange county NY you have no clue what the impact is on the economy for everyone. On a daily basis hundreds of people from other states , other countries visit the shop and spend money in Orange county, SR and JR may be both assholes according to you, but again what about all the employees?? With the restaurant open they have created jobs, hopefully no one has to become unemployed.. All shows come to an end so that doesn’t matter , but it will affect the dollars spent in Orange County…

  120. 120 nicker Nov 23rd, 2012 at 3:00 am

    RE:
    “… SR and JR may be both assholes according to you…”
    “… Say what you want. They are both successful. They have a huge fan base…”

    At this point all that is irrelevant.
    From here on in they’ll have to sink or swim on their own merits, no more “TV leverage.”
    Lets see how they handle their respective businesses going forward….

    -nicker-

  121. 121 james stevenson Nov 24th, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Well I can respect the opinions of everyone out there, but I will miss the show, I not only agree with the people that were getting tired if the stressful bs going on between Jr and Sr, but the fact that the show was less about the intricacy of the bike build was getting disappointing, but there is no doubt that the show and the OCC brand has made a prolific and positive affect on BIKE INDUSTRY, the worst part of the show for me was watching Jr and his lazy work ethic walk around acting like he was God, when he has built very few bikes I would even ride, even if you could go 40 miles without hitting a gas station, and Jesse James who is a guy capable of building real usable custom bikes was a disappointment in the build off, Jr’s bike was the ugliest piece of doo doo I have ever seen, Sr just stepped aside with that crap he built, to let his son and Jesse go at it, I always felt the build off was a sham to legitimize Paul Jr Designs because most fans actually can’t stand Jr. or his designs, I go to bike week in Daytona for both events, and there are many guys out there fabbing some wild stuff, and yea someone else said before Rick was one of the real talents, and Vinny, but Vinny who was formerly one of my favorites on the show, is acting to much like Jr, the drama on the show was partly created because it brings viewers for whatever reason, but the fact remains without Paul Sr the entreprenuer who started the business that enabled the finances that brought about the ability to build the bikes that launched OCC, Vinny would be a talented NY hillbilly in a small garage doing some occassional custom side work at best, Vin is cool but not the biz minded guy that could get this rolling, bottom line you have to do some yelling to get things done in small biz world sometimes, I
    respect Paul Sr work ethic that built his empire, SELF MADE MAN, Deserves to hold his head up and be a bit arrogant, and when he split with Jr and Vin, he went out and brought in top notch design and fab people, as well as keeping Rick, so he is in the game design wise, I always did like his old school taste and forte, I would
    like to see Jr. publicly thank his father and give his dad credit for where he is, I dont care what he does without giving his dad the respect and credit he is due, Jr would be working at Denny’s without dad, he has talent but how would it have been discovered, and he wouldn’t have the trophy girl either, PJD would be in trouble except there is no doubt that someone will offer the OCC and PJD boys another channel to do their thing, they are still viable …….. thanks Sr

  122. 122 james stevenson Nov 24th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    I just respect the work and effort that goes into building a business and opportunity for my family and others like Paul Sr did, and then to get the reality show opportunity its just that much more respectable, I tried to get a business of mine recognized and to the reality show people and was unsuccessful, and now another company has the same biz as I did, and has a small reality show, they even copied some of my interior design, its called BIKINI BARBERSHOP, its in Olde Bridge NJ, my shop was in Daytona Beach right on Main Street next to the infamous BootHill Saloon, many of my fellow bikers may remember us, from the rallies, we were feature in many mags, but still the economy in the Daytona area and the demographic itself didn’t support it, the name was Big Jim’s Bikini Barbershop beachside across fro the Kangaroo and the cemetary as you come over the river from the mainland, well hope they are back on tv soon, if Sr doesn’t decide to retire, STAY IN THE WIND, RIDE SAFE PEOPLE.

  123. 123 Corvetteguy Nov 26th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    You know, everyone is entitled to their opinion. OCC showcased alot of talent and alot of skill that I guarantee 99.0% of the commenters out there DO NOT posses. the builds they did on that show were ORIGINAL. Not ideas they thought were cool so they copied them for their bikes like so many other people do and call it a custom chopper. and if the OCC crew is so bad for making money during the custom bike craze that america went thru and is still going thru think of it this way. without people like you paying for their goods and services, and the goods and services of their sponsors NOBODY would have made any money. Obviously for them to have made so much money they DID something right. I for one enjoyed the show and learned quite a bit. i am sorry to see it go.

  124. 124 Ralfe Nov 27th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I never was a fan of theme bikes anyways. Who needs a bike with little fake rockets on it or a fire siren. I can also think of alot better tributes to those lost on 9-11 than a motorcyle. I question what we are discovering on the Discovery channel!

  125. 125 Mikey Dec 11th, 2012 at 3:17 am

    It’s a dam shame how some people bash and wish bad things on others. I bet there isn’t one person who made bad comments about OCC would have turned down the chance to do what Paul Sr. did. Good or bad, if you made any comment, you must of watch the show. For it to run 10 years they were doing something right. I say, good luck to on the show and thanks for the 10 years of entertainment.

  126. 126 Julianna Dec 11th, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Wow, This is just a TV show… Man, Least these guys gave the Biking industry some visibility even if it isn’t your type of bike. Some of you raving about Jesse James like he’s any better last I checked he is a biiger ass hole then these 2 ( but of course that is just an opinion) ? I wish them all luck, The show was entertaining and by the way Mickey quit the show a year ago to be a FT artist so he doesnt need a broom. Thanks for the show – But after 10 likely it was time.

  127. 127 John Dec 12th, 2012 at 3:34 am

    I am sad to see it go. I am a Hot Rodder and Drag Racer and love any kind of show that involves fabrication and technical know how. As far as the soap opera, I am suprised that during the years I feel like I know these guys and enjoyed all the trials and tribulations that human relationships bring to the story line. I have met most of them at shows and went up to NY once on business and stopped by the shops to see everything. They treated me very well which suprised me and always thanked me for being a fan. Say what you want, this show was the first change from the usual nightime tv fare of cop shows,crime shows and stupid mindless sitcoms. Me and most of the Gearheads I know will miss it and hope it gets picked up again by somebody with some sense. I don’t think I am going to waste my time watching some fake scriped show about Amish people with machine guns. How stupid can it get!

  128. 128 GM Dec 16th, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I can understand all the comments but one thing to consider.

    Their bikes will become works of art, not all of them for sure but if anyone has a few spare $$ then I suggest you find a famous one, buy it , wrap it up in dry conditions and sit on it for 100 years. Some of the bikes will become works of art. This situation is no difference to many old paintings and look what they are fetching now compared to when painted, many were thought of a rubbish!

    You have been warned buy now or miss out. See you all in the next world :-) we can all look down and say “Damm I wish I had bought one or watch your family sell the things for zillions of $$$”.

    Personalities should not get in the way.

    Smiles from across the pond.

    GM

  129. 129 Charlie Jan 7th, 2013 at 6:52 am

    The show started out with a good idea father and son building choppers and there life’s, differences, challenges. But as the show went on it change to there personal battles, more than the show. Paul Sr is a Recovering Alcoholic that just stopped drinking, and never stopped the Alcoholic way of thinking, but evidently he did stop drinking that good (good for you Paul Sr)
    Although the show got boring and repetitive the last few years, I said to myself I am done, but I kept watching it, and I am sure a lot of people did the same.
    I will miss the show, it did what I like took be out of myself for a hour, LOL,
    Nothing last forever.

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