14She wasn’t in the picking business before the show started
Mike Wolfe, the skinnier, taller part of the picking duo featured in every episode of American Pickers, was the brainchild behind the show that's designed to make any two buddies think they can travel the countryside finding treasures in weird people’s barns. The interesting part is that neither Frank Fritz
nor Danielle Colby worked with Mike Wolfe when he pitched the show to the production company that ultimately ended up making the show. Both were hired specifically to appear on the show and neither work regularly at Antique Archaeology, Wolfe’s company, when the cameras aren’t rolling. We wonder what the person who answers the phones for Mike in real life thought when he decided to bring in Danielle for the show. That’s a bit of a burn that hopefully came with a nice raise.