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tman 17 12/2/2016 9:28:34 PM
This show cracks me up. Hoffman's couldn't find gold in a jewelry store
>>> Over It 12/3/2016 2:10:20 PM
...or his a** with both hands.
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Over It, Anytown 12/3/2016 2:09:04 PM
There is nothing more embarrassing than a tv series that ran its' course years ago, still trying to hang in there. Most of us are so over Stink Lip Jack and his crew being portrayed as stupid, Parker "The Whiner" Schnabbel AND the stone age Beets family. Hey network, flush the bowl, enough is enough already. Move on to some other "reality" situation that isn't.
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Anonymous 12/3/2016 10:58:15 AM
If the Hoffman crew would realize that you don't pray to God for riches maybe they would have better luck.Praying, if you believe in that stuff, is for helping others not yourself. Bunch of phoney religious greed is what I see.
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CT, Florida 11/27/2016 9:42:00 AM
Noticed the absence of AA's on the show. Whats up with this?
>>> JT Stoner, Lexington KY 12/1/2016 10:02:55 AM
kind of refreshing isn't it?
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Not A Frick Fan, Northern Minnesota 10/29/2016 4:06:40 PM
I think of Todd Hoffman as Todd Frick-man. I am so sick and tired of hearing him use the term frick, frick'n, what the frick. frickin-frick, and all other versions of frick. We all know what he means as another form of another offensive cuss word. CLEAN UP YOR ACT MR FRICK-MAN.
>>> harddazeknight, Oklahoma City 11/5/2016 12:23:07 AM
Yeah... and his old man perpetually looks like his upper lip stinks--he's always got got an expression on his face like he smells something that's about to cause him to hurl. His highly nasal voice is like hearing fingernails on a chalkboard. I can just hear him "pray"... "God, we want a frick'n miracle and for frick's sake can we have it NOW? I mean, HOLY FRICK, we're doing our job--how about you do yours?" As a side note, I've always heard that those who pray for money or gold are praying to Mammon... not to God.
>>> Benito, Bay Area 11/9/2016 2:02:17 AM
"Stink Lip Jack" how cool is that?!
>>> DD 11/12/2016 12:17:32 PM
todd hoffman is the biggest idiot i have ever seen.i have watched theshow since 2010 and fat boy or waste of skin is still the same very lazy eats all the food and barks orders to the guys and do not have a clue to how to mine .
>>> Dabber, Reality 11/13/2016 3:50:10 AM
Yes, the Saga of "Frikin' Turdd Huffman" and "Stink Lip Jack" continues, with its scripted formula and predictable outcomes. The best season for entertainment was when "Stink Lip Jack" and "Frikin' Turdd" talked everyone into going to South America so they could mine for mud. Now that's entertainment.
>>> Chudlee Stoner, Mendo 11/30/2016 3:10:06 PM
I think they should drug test Stink Lip Jack, once a junkie, always a junkie. AKA: loser scum with no will power.
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kj, Lincoln NE 11/29/2016 5:54:06 PM
We all see what a dumb a__ Todd is. So you have to feel sorry for his son. He seems like a nice kid and he seems to know how to work and operate the heavy machinery. Wonder where he got his work ethic from cause it sure wasn't his dad.
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Todd the con man 11/19/2016 9:40:04 AM
When is his crew going to wake up and realize they are being scammed by con artist Todd. He my have the gold mine but the crew got the shaft.
>>> Heavy Duty, Michigan 11/26/2016 12:38:23 AM
After watching tonight's show I am now sure that the Hoffman's have been keeping some gold for themselves, we often wondered why Shacky Jack was always the only one in the Jack Shack, Brainless Todd can't pay is workers but Jack gave him a jar of gold to buy another piece of Machinery!, when are Dave and the rest going to wake up and tell Todd to stick his mouth were the sun don't shine? Todd just will not believe in that famous saying, YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID! And tonight when he told Dave to "SPEED IT UP", Dave should have put both his feet up Todd's ASS!(One would not have been enough),. As for Parker, Do you take the time to go over your work rules and maybe a little training for new hires? I think your people skills could use some training. Tony, who in their right mine buys a 75 year old garbage can and doesn't bother to rebuild certain things so they last and don't break down?, tonight you were on the other dredge and proclaimed "I bet that engine will work like a clock", A engine sitting since 1958 should be torn down and rebuilt, you know the acids in the oil sitting that long can have ill effects on internal parts, it may start, but it may not run too long either, the cost of a engine that size today is costly, do you really want to chance it? But then again, your only concern is money, to bad you don't like to save some! To the producers of this show, I love watching Gold Rush, but if you keep that plump, lazy, dumb worthless Tally Wacker Todd on the show after this year you are going to lose more watchers of the show, why would you want to promote total STUPIDITY on television, looking at him tonight up on the hill in that orange jacket I thought I was looking at a huge pumpkin, and Todd, you never ask God to give you riches, God helps those who help themselves, and you are to lazy to do that! PAY YOUR WORKERS, just ask HACKY SHACKIE JACKIE for another jar of gold.
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Hoffmans Suck 11/19/2016 9:29:20 AM
Todd is a manipulative, worthless POS! I can only hope his guys tell him to go pound sand, walk out on him for good and that he goes broke. That moron only cares about himself.
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me, mine 11/18/2016 9:50:58 PM
todd is such a idot how come they keep giving him money and land, when he says he is always broke the people are more stupid then todd is
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Anonymous 10/16/2016 8:44:13 AM
clean up your language TONY BEETS family
>>> Andy, Santa Fe 10/16/2016 2:04:40 PM
The whole family is a herd of pigs. Imagine the stench at the dinner table!! I find it hard to believe this slop is still on. Thank God for Netflix!
>>> shells, scotty 10/21/2016 9:39:07 PM
why is tonight's episode about the Klondike. I thought Todd was in Montana. I have seen all this stuff.
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Nelson Mac, Johanessburg 10/8/2016 12:02:22 PM
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>>> RJ 10/9/2016 12:06:50 PM
Stupid, stupid Africans. Got gold?
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Gardner Glenn, Santa Fe 8/28/2016 7:42:18 PM
Congrats to Parker getting married this summer! I wonder if he will still do the show now?
>>> Dont Watchnomore, Topeka 9/7/2016 4:15:33 PM
I am sure we are all wishing parker and Rick the best. Congratulations you two!!!
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TC 8/16/2016 6:07:45 PM
Todd Hoffman is an idiot! if I was Dave I would of knocked him out just because!!
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Rick, SW Fla 7/1/2016 6:21:17 PM
In his younger years doesnt Parker look like Taylor Swift?
>>> Hates Punker Snivel 7/5/2016 3:34:18 PM
Yeah, and in his "older" years he just looks like pussy.
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zzOtherlandzz, Palatka 6/2/2016 10:12:55 PM
Why do they all say "Lets make some gold".. They aren't really making it, they are finding it. They even say it on the other gold mining show. Just curious...
>>> RAB, Kalifornia 6/4/2016 1:47:15 PM
That drives me nuts when they say that!
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Peter, SETTLE 4/21/2016 5:42:15 AM
I arrived very late to this party having started watching just two weeks ago. I've just started series 4. Yes, it is about entertainment but its also put forward as being real. So I feel entitled to critique it as such. The original premise was a handful of men trying their luck. Then it changed to them becoming a big operation. None of it made any sense. Near bankrupt and finishing on a little over break even. Yet the following year lots of signs of personal affluence for Todd? I am also sad that I have suspicions over Jack. I'd expect him to put their interests first. A little 'rainy day' gold in case?
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Anonymous 1/23/2016 1:33:17 PM
when you look at it objectively, Freddie dodge and john Schnabel and are about the only respectable people of the 3 main groups. Thurber, dave, mitch and most of the workers are good guys. parker is a self centered, spoiled brat who, if it wasn't for his family's support and loans, probably couldn't get a job. todd and jack are total b/s who use religion to motivate and manipulate their group of "Jonesville" followers. beets is a crude and despicable Neanderthal that "beats" people over their heads with his position and then is pussy whipped by Minnie. very tough to root for any pf them if it wasn't for the workers.
>>> Hadit Withscriptedtv, Alltowns,USA 1/23/2016 4:03:28 PM
Very well said! Parker is a punk and The Beets are a joke. We don't watch the show anymore, but from your comment it appears nothing has changed for the past couple of seasons. Boring.
>>> Ob Server, Everywhere, USA 2/1/2016 8:47:32 PM
You would think that Tony Beets would have learned to speak English by now, talk about a knuckle dragger! What an eloquent POS.
>>> Jessie 2/4/2016 12:59:32 PM
Its a TV show with actors and actresses, the goal is to entertain. Production pays for all expenses like a regular production set. Get over it people!
>>> Bob, Alaska 2/7/2016 9:45:51 AM
You would think that with all their gold that Minnie could at least get a set of dentures that fit. She looks like a puppet when her mouth is closed.
>>> Anonymous 2/19/2016 6:37:37 PM
well, after the last episode, the tony beets history lesson (awful), this edition has to be better. I must say, the show is really heading down the repetitive road. disaster always looms for all the crews as each expresses the fear of "the end" and, miraculously, they each find a solution and life goes on. hopefully, there is a change on the menu tonight
>>> Anonymous 2/19/2016 7:57:47 PM
this new version of "the dirt" is unwatchable. for some reason, the old host made it, somewhat, palatable but with the new guy, its pathetic
>>> sean redmond, rotorua,nz 3/24/2016 5:45:50 AM
While i agree with pretty much all of what you say,if you are going to call them out and slag them off,the least you can do is be man enough to put your name to your post,they maybe pillocks but they dont hide from who they are.
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Nelson Lallier, newport nc 3/19/2016 3:27:41 PM
“Gold Rush“ star John Schnabel died peacefully in his sleep on Friday. He was 96. Schnabel lived a full and colorful life. He grew up during the Great Depression, joined the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, went on to own Porcupine Mill in Haines, Alaska, and was later elected mayor of Haines. He underwent a triple bypass at the age of 68 and, in order to keep active, bought Big Nugget mine, which was later featured on “Gold Rush.”  You will truly be missed. My condolence go out to parker and his family.I know how much you loved you're grandfather parker.Just remember the lessons he taught you.Your friend Nelson!
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brian, windsor.on. 3/15/2016 7:13:07 PM
Why does the show repeat itself after every episode and every commercial . People already know whats going on because they follow the show. People that dont follow the show on a week to week basis thats to bad..
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Steammarc!, Cornwall Ontario 12/10/2015 11:19:50 AM
Gene Cheesman needs to give credit where it is due. Unless it was edited out of the show, the idea of taking out a bucket was far from his. Yet, he passed it off as his idea to Tony. Did I just witness a little a** kissing to the boss going on here?
>>> OEF Vet, KY 3/15/2016 12:55:54 AM
Ive always suspected Jack of stealing gold. Way too many indicators. He always does the cleanup solo. When they hit their goals it is always VERY close to it and he uses the fact that they hit the goal to cast a shadow over a suspiciously small clean up. Look at their last cleanup of this season. After running 2 HUGE washplants they only pulled 300oz??? They had the same cleanup 2 weeks in a row, but the second week they were running 2 plants off of a pile of dirt that was ready and waiting. BUT WE HIT OUR GOAL DIDNT WE JACK? Praise Jesus for the opportunities he presents us with aye Jacky-boy? I would strongly advise Dave T. as a 50/50 partner to start participating in cleanups. I hate seeing an honest man taken advantage of because he is too trusting.
>>> Ann O'Nimus 12/27/2015 8:50:14 AM
How narcissistic must one be to think that "God" will help you rape the land to find gold when there are people in the world that are facing greater adversity. "Heavenly Father help us find the gold."
>>> Kathy B., Denton, Nebraska 3/12/2016 9:44:59 AM
The post left by Royce, Brooklyn Center, MN, (10/30/15) not only had me rolling around in laughter, but h/her summery on the behavior of Jack and Todd Hoffman, is spot-on correct! Yup, I am in awe of the person who had created this delightful post! Talk about one extremely talented writer...Wow! ?
>>> Kathy B., Denton, Nebraska 3/12/2016 9:45:54 AM
The post left by Royce, Brooklyn Center, MN, (10/30/15) not only had me rolling around in laughter, but h/her summery on the behavior of Jack and Todd Hoffman, is spot-on correct! Yup, I am in awe of the person who had created this delightful post! Talk about one extremely talented writer...Wow!
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cindy, california 3/5/2016 12:43:17 AM
I wish people could be a little more positive when commenting. Sure there are people who are more likable than others. I wish the best for Parker and his crew and all the other crews on the show. I DO wonder how much is real - I suspect there's alot of acting and some scripting. I miss Christo!!!!! I wish they would bring him back - don't even watch 'the dirt' anymore. Most of all I wish the viewers were informed of wages paid, how they are paid (do they have a guarantee?, do they work for nothing all those hours everyday? do they just work for the promise of a %age of gold at the end of the season?, what are their operating costs and are those subtracted before paying the miners?,etc. I'd love to see a breakdown like they have on the house flipping shows: monies in minus monies out and what's leftover and how it's split up. Then it would be almost perfect - if it's real. It does bother me that they get paid so much for each show when they are not portrayed as actors. Since it's all portrayed as a documentary, it doesn't seem right they are paid for the shows. And guys? I mean the people commenting - please think about making comments that elevate people rather than constantly bashing people and bringing them down. It seems very bullyish to me that comment after comment on here feels like people are ripping the characters to shredsm and for what purpose? To give the other negative commentators fodder to grow more negative? These are people with feelings!!!!
>>> DFB, ACTN 3/5/2016 7:28:25 AM
Cindy, I agree. The show is entertainment. The people are real. The experiences they share are unlike any we can get in the lower states. Sit back, enjoy or just change the channel. Nobody can knock Parker's dad for being a genuinely good guy. Certainly age has mellowed him, but now he cares about what he will leave behind in this world. His emotions are real. He is on the cusp of what the afterlife has to offer him. Your station in life changes your perspective of death. This show will be part of his legacy and he is a proud grandpa. Enjoy the show, take it for what it is worth, and don't sweat the details. Not you cup of tea? There is always New Japanese Pro Wrestling
>>> Maverick, NJ 3/5/2016 8:00:48 AM
I also agree with Cindy, for 21 I believe Parker has a lot of growing up to do but what he has done is impressive and he will go very far (even farther than Tony) in his mining career... I have been asking the same question for a while now, what is the net after expenses they each made ? I expect Todd's expenses were much higher than Parkers with the HIGH priced crew. Discovery Gold Rush: please tell us what the end result was in NET dollars and not what the amount of gold they recovered. As far as Todd's crew, I believe without Dodge, Spinks and Turin, Todd would not had a shot of doing more than 1koz this season. And while I am at it, I cannot hit the mute button any faster everytime Jack shows up with his "buy the way, I have another 100oz in my pocket drama....
>>> Bob Sakamano 3/6/2016 1:01:39 PM
Finally some insight into what these gold miners net. In the last episode Tony Beets explains that a 10 to 20 percent net is normal in gold mining the way Parker and the Hoffmans mine. His dredge allows him to net 50 to 60 percent of the gross amount. I would assume Todd's crew is at the low end of the 10 to 20 while Parker is at the upper end of this range. Of course Todd has to split his 10% net with Dave Turin so 5% is $150,000 which I assume is further split with his father. In all, a very poor return considering the financial risks and debt from previous failed attempts. He's really only in it for TV revenue.
>>> William Mason, Ann Arbor, MI 3/7/2016 3:18:11 PM
I could not agree more with Cindy and the comments that were left about the show. My question is where is Todd and his crew going to get the water they need to run the wash plant when they are out in the desert of Eastern Oregon.
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kj, Lincoln Ne 3/7/2016 7:39:44 AM
Glad Parker won. What is the reason Todd dislikes Parker so much? When watching the dirt the other night, Todd couldn't say anything nice was always making snide comments. I hope Todd goes and stays in Oregon and he's not on Gold Rush anymore. I don't understand why his crew doesn't say anything about how he's not helping, all he seems to do is bark orders and then turns to the camera to say what they have all done. I'm really surprised Freddy Dodge and Dave Turin have stayed with Todd. What is the reason they are with Todd??? I still wonder why Jack is the only one in the clean up room!!!!
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lessdramamoregold 1/30/2016 3:18:32 PM
Enough of this melodrama. It’s time that a dream team of gold miners sweep the 2016 summer season! 5,000 ounces. Dave Turin Gene Cheeseman Freddie Dodge Greg Andy Monica Beets and Jack Hoffman in the cleanup room Meanwhile, in a spin-off reality series: several drama-queen gold rush miners are forced to live together in a one bedroom apartment in Fairbanks… Todd ‘Holy Frick’ Hoffman Parker Schnovel Rick Hessman Tony Beets
>>> Jory , Peekskill 3/5/2016 12:30:56 PM
Because most people have never rented, shopped around for a better priced or been faced with less to get the best possible for what was at hand. This season the person who made the most wasn't because of the amount of gold but the equipment and property was Tony Beets and his dredge. Everyone else had to pay..most especially Todd and Crew. It wasn't the gold -popularity for the show but the Ego between Todd & Parker. Simple. Now Todd is off to his home state Oregon..good luck. Parker will do his thing which has paid off a little ...but has to hang on to his crew and wits. Tony..is enjoying life and will do as he pleases because he can. Simple. They all make money from the show and royalties. They all have something to lean on...not just the gold. Business people on and off the show. Those watching screw your heads on properly..your paying them to do their job.
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stanmonie 2/21/2016 2:02:35 PM
So Todd is in Oregon now? The guy is a walking loser! Why do you not finish the mining of gold up north? The guys that work for you must really be hating life having to do everything while you run around looking for other spots. I think you have ADT because Todd you never finish anything you start!
>>> Todd Hoffman Turnoff, Fremont, Calif. 2/28/2016 11:15:34 PM
I used to enjoy Gold Rush and was hooked. But every season I got more and more sick of Todd and his goofball "glory hole" dad Jack. Now it's painful to watch these two clowns who still know nothing about gold mining, working hard assed shoulder to shoulder with their men, preventive maintenance of their equipment or just plain business sense. I felt guilty about -- but enjoyed -- rooting for the super duper wash plant on the 2-26 episode to fall over while that fat ass Todd loafed in the truck cab barking orders like he knew what he was doing. But I hate to see the crew fail completely because Dave Turin and Freddie deserve to win. Todd took Dave Turin's $$ and equipment making him a "partner" but still treats him like a flunky (he was going to sign the Oregon mining deal without even consulting Dave...fortunately Freddie held idiot Todd back). Todd's a a F'in bully, just as he bullied his sister in school. So I only watch the show if nothing else is on and I hope the producers (bring back Christo!) drop the Hoffmans in Oregon. One last thing...I have a pet theory about why Todd keeps that ridiculous beard: it's there because his wifey needs it to hold onto when trying to wiggle her ass under Todd's huge gut and MAYBE find his little mining drill. Anyone care to draw a cartoon of that?
>>> Mikey, Farmington, MN 3/1/2016 2:52:41 PM
Where is the water on the Oregon desert claim? How are they going to wash the pay dirt? Last time Todd mined in the U.S. (Alaska), OSHA was up his butt.
>>> Bob Sakamano 3/4/2016 1:02:08 PM
It's a shame that the focus this season was the completion between the Hoffman crew and Parker. It matters little what the other miners are doing. It only matters what you are doing in terms of profit. And the gross tally of gold means little due to the extreme overhead costs. In reality, the Hoffman crew has a lot more overhead (due to Todd's ineptitude)and they have to divide the net "profit" with Dave Turin. Since Todd hasn't made a dime in any season, I doubt tonight's celebrations among the Hoffman crew will be anything but empty performances for the camera.
>>> Jory, Peekskill 3/5/2016 12:19:46 PM
I enjoy this show and feel that it both pros and cons but not everything gritty holds luster.I recommend you looking at this website from last seasons take of Todd's collection of gold. Maybe..more reality? starcasm.net/archives/334171 As for Grandpa Schnabel and crew...not much to scripts..I think that Parker has come along way and is realizing more from what is parents/grandpa go through as an adult weening out of youth. Equipment costs, labor costs, TV royalties and pay adds into. Nothing is free and life can be shortened in an instant. They love what they do better than doing something you don't. My other show I enjoy is Yukon Men.
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b.w., desert gold 2/19/2016 10:47:30 PM
where the heck is parker in 2015-16 shows?? the crew is working away & he shows up for maybe a 2 min scene. how do the producers feel about this since he gets a nice amount of $$$ his folks own a heavy equipment co. so he can borrow that & crew too. bad move to bring in a new 'engineer' = friend & let him call the shots. i haven't seen him for about 3 shows?? hopefully he has headed off. the beets' are a hoot (just eliminate the f. word - it looses so much meaning when used as every third word), i only hope that monica & parker can get together and have a golden empire family.
>>> stanmoonie 2/21/2016 1:59:03 PM
I was wondering that myself where the hell is Parker the whole show? If I was working there and he came out of crap like he says to these guys I would give him some dental work!
>>> Imagine 2/25/2016 8:59:12 PM
Can you imagine a conversation between Chef Gordon Ramsey and Tony Beets? One big f&*%ing continuous bleep!
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Tony P, Asbury Park, NJ 2/13/2016 5:49:19 AM
I can not believe how bad the show was tonight. I am furious! So ok-change the whole format of the show and only focus on Tony Beets. But what did they tell us about Tony Beets???? The only interesting thing we might have been interested in is how he went to Alaska without any money and managed become rich! NOT EVEN TOUCHED UPON!
>>> Allen 2/20/2016 7:09:15 AM
Am I the only one who fast forwards through the Tony Beets scenes?
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stanmoonie 2/13/2016 3:05:24 PM
I turned the T.V. I did not and could not hear about the idiot tony beets for one whole hour. That show sucked and shame on you guys trying to think we wanted to know about Tony's history!
>>> Anonymous 2/17/2016 6:52:52 AM
Couldn't agree more. The guy is a total ass wipe. Rather watch paint dry. I lasted 3 minutes
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#Gold Raffle, Portland 2/16/2016 4:30:53 PM
The Hoffman Crew puts it's money where there mouth is. Andy Spinks from Gold Rush donated an ounce of gold from Season Six and other Gold Rush gear for a raffle to help a boy with cancer in Portland Oregon. Tickets are $10 and 100% of proceeds to to the family. The online raffle is at https://rallyup.com/82f5d5 Drawing will be March 1st.
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tman5611, Dallas 1/16/2016 1:31:36 PM
Parker is a punk, and an idiot, and I suspect he is gay. I know a whole of the show is scripted, but not all of it. I doubt that in real life Todd cares how much gold Parker produces and vice-versa.
>>> Aber Dean, Gwangi, AZ 1/17/2016 6:29:52 PM
Parker and the new kid mechanic have something going on I bet. Just the way they look at each other speaks volumes. No doubt they "have each others back" wink, wink. Way to go Parker, can't wait for you to come out.
>>> Dan, Anytown, WA 1/18/2016 5:01:26 AM
What is wrong with being gay? While I agree with you that Todd and his concern about the 'Kid's" gold total is scripted, I have to ask why do you not believe that Parker role is not as scripted as Todd's and his crew? Do you have problem with homosexuals? Do you actually disbelieve one part of a reality series but believe, in your mine, another part? Why do you actually watch the show?
>>> BB, TX 1/22/2016 9:27:35 PM
dont care about his sexual orientation , but he is a bully. he had a good crew, shame he lost it so fast over one guy. Time to step up and actually listen to people. But , you can see where he gets it from look at him mom and dad, Even comments that his grandpa makes, they are out for their needs.
>>> Open Shaft, San Francisco, CA 1/23/2016 4:07:11 PM
Can't wait for next season, rumor has it that Parker visits The Castro to do some "exploratory drilling". Yoo Hoo, Parker, wear your rainbow safety vest. We all can't wait. ;-)
>>> Whatever, Sedona, AZ 2/5/2016 9:16:46 PM
Wow, gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "Parker Sucks".
>>> Andy, NV 2/15/2016 9:04:47 PM
Why did Parker get all weird when they asked him about a girlfriend? It does make you wonder a bit about him.
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Anonymous 2/15/2016 3:17:53 PM
shoe strings, man, shoe strings.
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WarEagle, Elmore 2/12/2016 10:33:25 PM
Are you kidding. A whole episode devoted to Tony Deets. I have watched this series since it's start and you people are asleep at the wheel. A big waste of time. No where on TV have I seen such an ASS HOLE, as Tony, but you have shown your priority to emphasize this guys whole prospective. And where is the old host?
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JAD, Texas 2/12/2016 8:49:13 PM
This çrap tonight will run me off. Mine gold not this dumb touchie feely stuff...!!
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james hayes, north east kingdom of vermont 2/12/2016 6:44:45 PM
I've been in business for over 25years and I'm watching the episode of parker giving tony the extra money for 2000 ounces. He can't handle the pressure as it is under the contract he has with tony which is evident with the way he treats his crew. Then he turns around and contracts for 2000 ounces. He needs some more lessons from his grandfather about how to treat his help. He treats them like dirt no pun intended. He is so goal oriented He has lost his focus on how to treat his help like human beings
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Ken 2/6/2016 8:56:31 AM
Parker, you're still young enough to join the IDF. Show the world what you're really made of.
>>> Rhuda Bagha, NC 2/11/2016 12:54:42 PM
I don't think they would let anyone join who needs a baby sitter.
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grizz , sayreville,nj 1/15/2016 8:06:19 PM
they get gold but what do they walk away with after bills are paid
>>> RC, Burlington 1/24/2016 7:04:40 AM
I like your comment. I have always wanted to see a profit and loss on these shows. I have tried to do rough calculations but it is difficult. 1. The equipment 2. Cost of diesel 4. The folks especially overtime 5. The cut that goes to land owners. 6. Other costs like putting land where it was before. A lot of costs that are not portrayed.
>>> shadee 1/25/2016 9:54:42 AM
Very good point, who makes the most profit should be the winner.
>>> Anonymous 1/29/2016 4:19:19 PM
Here is the answer you looking for: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWLzlef-75c
>>> Anonymous 1/29/2016 4:44:01 PM
Economics of GOLDRUSH : https://www.reddit.com/r/goldrush/comments/3zgw8a/economics_of_goldrush/
>>> FreedomFighter55 2/1/2016 10:27:13 AM
Parker in other interviews indicated (with utter incredulity that the interviewer could be that stupid) that even tho he mined x million, that there were tons of cost associated with it, like a 900K fuel bill. For some reason I do not understand everyone seems to be impressed with the gross number but don't even think of the costs...
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kummon, waimanalo hi 1/25/2016 10:19:08 PM
what is the cost per ounce parker vs todd vs beats if you look at tod he seems to have way more people working well at least on site, tony is working to have as few as possible but the real question " cost per ounce'
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kummon, waimanalo hi 1/25/2016 10:17:55 PM
what is the cost per ounce parker vs todd vs beats if you look at tod he seems to have way more people working well at least on site, tony is working to have as few as possible but the rear question " cost per ounce'
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Juan Motime, Yours 1/24/2016 2:06:42 PM
The show ran its' course years ago. Nothing is left to do. Scripted, predictable, boring. Maybe do a follow-up in 5 years to show the reclamation of the land and Parker living homeless, Monica a fat blimp and Todds' gravesite after his massive heart attack. I would tune in for that
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Anonymous 1/24/2016 12:06:22 PM
its gold , back in the day people killed each other .. so hey a little babbling and bickering aint killing any1 . so get over it all you so called fans ,,, ITS GOLD gold !! is a fever NOT A FLAVOR PEOPLE SO GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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WawaGoose, Wawa 1/20/2016 3:23:20 PM
I used to like Parker but the more time goes by, the less I like him. He is too immature to handle such large responsibility. He obviously has not paid attention to his grandpa's advice that he gave him early in the season on how to treat people. Parker seriously needs to take management courses during the winter months.
>>> BB, TX 1/22/2016 9:24:06 PM
Not sure if production is making Parker look so bad, but I use to like the kid. Now I think of him as a spoiled brat. If it was not for his grandpa giving him money and Tony giving him land, there is no way he would make it on his own. Now he is just a bully to his crew. Another useless person in this world.
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Sadie, Ada County Idaho 12/12/2015 10:17:51 PM
Todd Hoffman is the laziest person I have ever seen. I can't figure out why Dave Turin puts up with him. Not a good example for your son Todd because you are a poor excuse for a miner. When I was mining the whole crew pulled their weight equally. Todd's vocabulary is also really limited and only knows a few words and fricken is getting really old. For a God fearing person you should cleanup your act.
>>> Anonymous, Pittsburgh 1/22/2016 7:17:53 PM
So true Todd is useless, all he does is buy stuff to solve problems. He never does any real labor. I bet that he is in the kitchen or where they eat most of the time. His solution is to yell and tell everyone to just fix it!
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KJ319n, Pennsylvainia 1/15/2016 9:13:12 PM
I just have a quick question, once the land has been mined is any attempt made to repair the damage to the land? I only ask because having grown up in North East Pennsylvania where you can still see the scars to the land from strip mining and water run off. It just seems a shame if there is no land reclamation as other shows on discovery show the beauty of the land. Thanks for your time.
>>> Dan, Anytown, WA 1/18/2016 4:56:19 AM
Reclamation takes place. It's up the national, state and regional laws and regulations to make it so. They, the miners, have said on the Dirt previously that they invest and reclaim the land that they mine. Just because you don't see it on a gold finding show doesn't mean it doesn't happen. It happens. The laws make sure it happens. If the laws are not in place to make it happen then it's the government's problem for not regulating it.
>>> Kurtis meek, winters 1/18/2016 6:22:51 AM
I agree with the need to repair the damages they cause. And the gold to dirt ratio is way to lopsided for me. Seems crazy to me to hv all that VIG EQUIPMENTand move all that dirt 100s of tousands of yarxs. Smh
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Parkers' Lack of Maturity and Character, Santa Rosa, CA 1/16/2016 12:03:37 PM
I am amazed at Parkers' immaturity. Maybe he could buy some Tonka trucks and play in a sand box until he learns how to treat people. What a little kid jerk he portrays. I wonder what Grandpa John thinks when he sees "the brat" act that way. Parker you are a very lacking team leader. I can't wait to hear that someone buried their fist in your pimply face. The show has become stale, predictable AND boring. This family is done watching it. Best of luck to all, but really Parker, you need to grow and I don't think this show is helping you at all.
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Pb, Olean ny 1/15/2016 9:10:57 PM
I have a few first off way to go Parker, the values he has is very rare in todays society. Now the big one what is Todds problem if he put as much effort into working as he did worrying about parker he might get somewhere, you never see him working and he definatly doesn't appreciate Dave like he should. Maybe Parker could teach him some skills
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Mission_Control, Florida 1/15/2016 8:56:06 PM
Reality Shows need drama for ratings. How much is real and how much is scripted.
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Anonymous 1/15/2016 8:39:21 PM
The way Parker treated Rick speaks volumes about Parker's lack of character. He has a big fit and stabs his longtime partner in the back. I was a Parker fan in the beginning with all the hard work he put in, but not anymore. His true colors are out for all to see, and they've been out time and again. Good luck, Rick, you're a class act.
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Philosoraptor, California 1/13/2016 10:54:42 PM
I wonder how long till Punk Parker mouths off to the wrong person and they hand him his head. Does NOT play well with others. Hey Parker, you little punk, next time you act like an idiot ask yourself if grandpa would be proud of you.
>>> ALS, Anytown 1/14/2016 7:28:18 PM
He should change his name to Punker Sniveler. What a brat this kid is.
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Mike, Farmington, MN 1/13/2016 11:31:16 AM
How much gold could you get on Parker’s, Tony’s or Todd’s claim if you used recreational equipment like a baby sluice box? Todd’s claim owner (the tall, blonde-haired Canadian guy) should lease his claim to recreational miners. I’d love to try it out.
>>> Maverick, NJ 1/13/2016 1:56:42 PM
Again, I would like to know how much it is costing Todd and Parker to mine 200oz. The excitement Jack makes would not be as loud when they tell how much they had to spend to get it.... Anyone know how to contact the producers so I can ask for they to net it out at the end of the season???
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Mike, Farmington, MN 1/13/2016 11:31:53 AM
How many times has the bucket line came off Tony’s dredge? A think about five. That is a bit of a problem. It is getting ridiculous. If it hits a boulder it should just stop moving.
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Axle, Chicago 1/12/2016 3:08:41 PM
I agree with KC - If Rick has left the show because of Parker, this will be the last Gold Rush show watched by me. Parker should listen to his crew and get rid of that **** mechanic he hired. Hopefully Rick will be back this week when Parker's family shows up.
>>> goldenruleguy, Cleburne, Texas 1/12/2016 4:20:07 PM
I am starting to wonder why it is so hard for Parker to Learn that A-Leaders understand that their biggest investment is their employees. And they should be treated that way. Without them....You Have No Company. You have to take care of them just like you do your D-10. Somewhere he has seen this "I can replace you in a heartbeat" type of management? He's building a name for himself already. The good ones won't even give him a second thought. They Don't Need To. Hey Todd...Need a Foreman? Parker got this right, "the Klondike is a small place" and when it comes to GOOD Operators With Skills. Just sit outside The Schnabel Operations. He will send them right to ya.
>>> Anonymous 1/12/2016 4:46:03 PM
When Rick from Gold Rush was let go did he get paid?
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kc, winipeg 1/10/2016 12:14:07 AM
I think most of the comments on the Hoffman's are mean, especially towards Todd. I don't know, but there's a good chance the guy has health issues, weight may be the cause or the result, but you should all give it a break. He's there with his family and they're all doing the best they can.....and Jack's not stealing. Gold mining is one of trust and no one works with anyone they don't absolutely trust 100%. No ones allowed in the shake because that's where the gold is kept, cleaned, weighed...that's normal. As for Parker, I'm really disappointed that the episode even showed Parker not knowing who to support and giving Rick a hard time. If Parker doesn't know what loyalty is or hard workers are.......then he should shut down and go home. If what was done was true, then Rick should be hurt/humiliated and could never trust Parker again. All I can say is if Rick's gone because of stupidity on Parkers part then I won't watch the program again. If it's a soap opera plan then Parker should get out of show business. I like him, but not if he doesn't know who's on his side to support him
>>> Maverick, NJ 1/10/2016 11:41:22 AM
I am not going to agree or disagree with kc, I have a very low tolerance for the Hoffman Team when it comes to watching them especially Jack when he comes out and says they did not make their goal BUT then he pulls out another jar and said they over achieved it. Real annoying Jack.... I do like Parker and give him a lot of credit for what he has done without the talent Todd has.. I do have a request for Discovery Gold Rush: they all get excited on how much gold they pull from the ground and how much it is worth! But what did it cost them to get it (net). I would bet it cost Todd more with his equipment and high caliper (cost) crew than it does Parker. Discovery Channel Gold Rush Producer - don't tell us they pulled out 200oz, tell us what it cost them to do it......
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Rusty Grand, Raleigh 12/21/2015 5:05:07 AM
The comments here are almost entertaining as the show. What an amazing collection of highly jealious misfits posting on their failures to 'get it'. Yes, Reality TV has to have script writers to make a product that will sell. It first must sell to the audience and then to the advertisers. Placements of brand name hardware make the TV world possible, paying people for their time is a requirement, script writers make it work, money flows to make it what the intended audience will come back to see over and over... Pretty simple to understand for most above the age of 12. Mining is hard work, with a lot of 'business' stuff that doesn't sell going on behind the scenes. I've been the 'TV business' for a very long time and lived in gold country well over 20 years, this show gets as close to a reasonable blened of hard work, guts, and sellable TV as possible. BTW - Get over trying to phyco-anylizse and/or impose your dictating the way people should act, pro westling and opera are examples of how the world takes all kinds to make it work. Just sit back, be greatful, have some humility, and enjoy.
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ehsf2001, artesia 12/19/2015 10:00:04 PM
What the hell does Todd do beside say obvious crap like " We need this clean out to get to 2000. etc. He's a lazy POS.
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FED, NY 12/16/2015 8:15:42 PM
Do your research people.All these Discovey "shows" are mostly scripted BS.I for one am embarrassed that I got hooked on this crap.I always made fun of my mom for watching soap operas when I was a kid.Funny how it comes around.Turn off the idiot tube and do something constructive.I searched out this kind of comment page to basically say I have had enough of this stuff and wont watch anymore.Discovery...PLEASE give the people something REAL
>>> MCFF, Indianapolis 12/16/2015 10:14:37 PM
This guy is right. While I haven't reached his level of disgust yet (I happen to like the scenery, the machinery, and the inventive repair jobs, etc.) it is obvious that this is produced pretty much like a serial program on the networks. Watch how they use a closeup of, say, Parker's face when someone says something he "doesn't want to hear." Obviously the producers set up a scene where, say, Todd tells Parker that his (Todd's) mining operation will get more gold than Parker's. Then they'll shoot the closeup: "OK Parker now give us your best scowl!" Then they'll shoot Todd with a smirk, etc. Or watch when there is an accident with machinery. Once they shot a bulldozer running off into a ditch from three different angles, including one where the camera was on the front of the dozer!! Just another accident that they were "lucky" to catch. Todd is there to piss everyone off. Parker is the young know-it-all underdog and Tony is the I don't give a **** , and if you don't like it, kiss my *** type, etc. Good characterization and with the exception of Tony, none of them probably put in any real hours mining because they are acting for the camera. Still, I'll probably watch it.
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Lisette, Elliot Lake Ontario 12/15/2015 8:22:36 PM
Todd your a poor excuse of a man, you just run your mouth of, and don`t you have a partner Dave Turin. Before you excepted $27:00 of Gold before talking it over with Dave he`s your partner he owns half of the company. They all work so Damn Hard, you give orders with your mouth, I yet to see you pick up a shovel . And always saying were Kicking Ass.I didn`t see you do anything. Somebody should kick your Fat ass of the mountain. No Fan of your Lazy..
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chris_deal, moses lake 12/11/2015 10:24:07 PM
what does tod do besides shout orders and run around.havent seen him do any work whats so ever
>>> Dan D 12/12/2015 4:38:50 PM
todd hoffman is a 100% waste of skin
>>> Warrior50, Auburn, Wa. 12/9/2015 7:41:51 PM
I have always thought that Jack Hoffman was stealing gold, I mean come on he's an "ex" morphine addict and if he is still on the drug, I wouldn't put it past him to try and pocket some nuggets to pay for his habit. He just has beaty little eyes and a face that say's, "I am not a crook".... Don't trust this guy as far as you can throw him!!!!


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