American Pickers fans berate the ‘grumpy’ new cast member who ‘ruined’ the show after Frank Fritz was fired

AMERICAN Pickers fans have blasted a ‘grumpy’ member of the cast.

Viewers shared their frustration with presenter Mike Wolfe’s brother, Robbie, who joined the show last year.

American Pickers fans have blasted a'grumpy' member of the cast


American Pickers fans have blasted a ‘grumpy’ member of the castCredit: Instagram/rjwolfepicker

Robbie replaced popular fan-favorite star Frank Fritz on American Pickers and co-hosts the show with Mike and Danielle Colby.

The History Channel show shared a preview of Wednesday’s episode on Instagram, which saw Mike haggling over a collection of retro oil cans.

Although Robbie didn’t appear in the clip, viewers still shared their irritation with him in the comments.

One wrote: “Please do not combine Jersey.” [Jersey Jon] with Robbie and tell Robbie to stop being such a damn whiner.

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“This show is such a feel-good show and so upbeat that it doesn’t get grumpy.”

Another added, “I really feel like he’s ruining the whole thing.”

Others praised the dynamic of the other cast and one wrote: “Love Mike and Jersey Jon. You are really great.”

This isn’t the first time viewers have praised Jersey Jon, real name Jon Szalay.

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Earlier this month, fans praised the antiques expert’s seemingly enthusiastic nature and said he brings a lot to the History Channel show.

Jon appeared in a trailer for an episode of American Pickers.

The clip showed Jon and Mike visiting the Kingdom of Lost Junk, a vehicle graveyard where a collector collected old helicopters and trucks.

Jon said offscreen, “He’s got helicopters, huge helicopters. He has boxcars, huge boxcars. He has big trucks, big trucks.”

He looked excited, then added into the cameras, “Marc isn’t afraid to make it big man!”

Fans praised Jon in the comments, with one writing: “Love this new series. I particularly like Jersey Jon’s enthusiasm.”

Another added: “JERRRRSEEYY” and a third posted: “He brings so much to the show!”

Jon, who joined the show in season seven, is an antiques expert specializing in motorcycles and motorbikes from the early 20th century.

Frank last appeared on American Pickers in a March 2020 episode, taking time off to recover from back surgery.

The original cast member’s departure was announced in July 2021, despite a desire to return to the history show.

Frank left the show to recover from grueling back surgery that left him with 185 stitches and two chopsticks in his spine.

During his time off the show, Frank lost 35 pounds and was sober from alcohol.

Frank told the US Sun in 2021 that he spent 77 days in rehab in Iowa for alcohol abuse.

Fans have been boycotting the show since Frank was fired over Robbie.

One viewer wrote: “The show needs Frank, Mike and Dani. Stop changing them. I’m sure Robbie is a nice guy but looks boring on TV.”

A second commented: “Watched the new season with the Wolfe Brothers. I have to bring Frank back. Robbie has no personality, he’s absolutely boring!!!”

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Another tweeted: “Is Robbie on the episode? If so, I can’t watch. He shouldn’t be in front of the camera. Leave it to him to pick up cars. That’s where he belongs! The ratings are directly related to him.”


CELINE CASTRONUOVO is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. CELINE CASTRONUOVO joined Dailynationtoday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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