American Pickers follows lifelong pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz on their search for lost and forgotten treasures. Part sleuths, part antiques experts, and part cultural historians Mike and Frank's adventures bring them to small towns across the country in search of weird and wonderful Americana. Each treasure hunt leads them to fascinating, quirky characters and everyday people with stories that open a window onto American life. As professional ìpickers,î these childhood buddies comb through memorabilia and artifacts, hoping to find treasures among the trash. Sometimes they make a few bucks; and sometimes they walk away with little more than the history of an item.