So I was watching American Pickers last night, and I’m not sure if it was a new episode or not. They went out to some hoarders place and tried to buy their junk for a profit. I think that describes every episode, so I’ll call last night’s new. Ok, not to pick on the show, it’s actually pretty cool to see what junk they’re able to get when they do, it’s just a show like that would be impossible to blog about without boring people to death. I’d definitely recommend watching it if you see it on, It’s on the History channel.
I did a little research on the show, and it turns out the girl who gives them tips on the hoarders places is named Danielle Colby, and she has quite the fan base on the web. Danielle is the feisty manager of their antique shop “Antique Archaeology“, and also gives Mike and Frank tips on where to find these places while they’re on the road.
Gallery and more info after the jump….
What Danielle does on the side is the interesting part. She’s the owner, and director of Burlesque Le’ Moustache (a traveling burlesque show), and also a performer under the stage name Danny Diesel! That’s right, you can see a lot more of Danielle from American Pickers at her burlesque show, if you’re a fan of hers, which seems to be quite a few people.
The interesting part of Danielle is not the burlesque performance, or roller derby girl, or the tattoos, it’s that she was hired to run the antique shop only after the History Channel picked up the show American Pickers. Why is that more interesting? I don’t know, when you watch these reality shows, you think it all just kind of flows together, but you never really think that they hand picked Danielle because of her edgy attitude and look to try and spice up antiques a bit. It works though, she adds to the show well, and they did a good job putting it together.
If you haven’t watched it, tune in to the History Channel Mondays at 9pm est to catch Danielle and the boys.