I just had a great idea. We should make a superhero cartoon version of Pawn Stars. This would totally work. Hell, if this were the seventies or eighties this would have been done already. We’re slipping up in modern times.
I’m thinking something Hanna-Barbera-ish. I mean, they’ve got the dynamic all down. They just have to animate and throw some superhero situations in there.
Just consider: obviously Rick would be the main superhero lead. Corey would be second, creating tension in that he was a serious superhero like Rick but not yet quite as experienced. There’s a lot of tension they could explore there in the story arcs. The Old Man would provide occasional cantankerous comments and Chumlee would be the bumbling comic relief.
See? It’s already set up like a Hanna-Barbera cartoon.
Perhaps they could battle villains who make use of various items from the past. The crew would have to recognize what the objects were and their significance in order to stop the villains (perhaps calling in experts occasionally). Then they’d beat up the villains and save the day. Not really much different from the normal show (we’d still get stories about cool stuff), other than the addition of fighting (and the animation).
I’m telling you, this is totally a good idea. Someone ought to get on this. Think about it: The Pawn Star League. I’d watch it. Then, once we have the show, we could start in with the merchandising (The Pawn Star League action figures, The Pawn Star League action lunch boxes, The Pawn Star League action t-shirts, The Pawn Star League action lingerie, and so on).