A lot of people have emailed me asking why I stopped doing weekly commenting on the latest episodes of American Chopper? What can I say: I’ve been busy.
The week’s episode really made me want to log on and talk about it. If you did not see this week’s show, Paul Sr. drives over to Junior’s house to thank him for calling him about losing his mother and then takes a drive over to Mikey’s art gallery to give him a donation for the March of Dimes. Neither of the son’s were there. Paul stated that he would keep trying.
Since the show is filmed a good ways in advance of airing the question has really been nagging me: Is The Feud Between Junior and Senior Over?
I really think it would be wonderful to have this family reconnect, even if it doesn’t make for great television however I think Paul Jr. hit on a key element about why they have not previously reconciled: Senior is under the delusion that he is the victim here. Let’s think about that.
Senior went out of his way to sabotage Junior’s new business. Some will argue that Jr tried to steal Orange County Choppers customers, but doesn’t every new business do that to it’s competitors? And if you’re the guy looking to have a bike built by OCC wouldn’t automatically contact Junior to get his bid on the project.
Have we ever seen Sr. apologize to his sons for anything on the show.
I’m not really sure these companies even buy these bikes. Isn’t the show an hour long commercial for their company? That’s worth a lot more than the cost of the bike.
Anyway, back to the feud between Senior and Junior. I see that Paul Sr is reaching out to Paul Jr. and Mikey but I yet to hear him say that he needs to make amends; you know; like actually apologize. He just keeps saying he wants to have relationship. I think until some sincere apologies come from him this is never going to happen.
I personally hope that the feud is already over in real time because I like the happy ending but I’m not counting on it.
Even if the feud does end I can’t see OCC working with PJD Designs on any joint projects. Let’s face it: the egos are just too big for that to work out. Only way that could work would be if Vinny and Rick were in charge of the project and Sr. and Jr. stayed out of it. Never going to happen.
I’m going to just keep watching American Chopper and find out like the rest of you.
I love my DVR. But it makes me lazy. Once I have a timer set to record I never really pay attention to what’s going to be on TV. Take the last two new episodes of American Chopper: I just happen to discover them on my DVR last night. Kind of fast forwarded though the first episode.
Nothing really new from what I saw, daddy suing junior. Mikey getting props for his art in spite of his questionable talent. If he wasn’t “Mikey”, would people be paying any attention?
But I digress. Point is, most of my web site traffic comes from those looking for info on the show or PJD choppers. And I just missed writing about two new episodes of the show.
For those of you following my blog you’ve notice a shift towards favoring Junior over senior in this whole conflict/competition. Well last month I saw the Geico bike in person. I mean I could have sat on it. That close.
Very well done. I still don’t like the tail but the bike is very well made.
I been up close and personal with a lot of bikes from the early days of OCC, and it right up there in quality.
I know recently OCC has had some serious issues with unhappy customers but those first theme bikes were very well made.
Again I’m losing the point of this post; which was to apologize for not keeping up with the latest Senior vs Junior episodes. I promise to at least try and do better.
I say “try”, it is riding season you know.