STORAGE WARS had its all-star lineup last night during the episode “Fontan-o-rama”, meaning Mary Padian, Dave Hester, Darrell and Brandon as well as Brandi and Jarrod.
Sorry to fans of Ivy and Rene, who bring all kinds of fun/aggravation, but except for the long lost and very much missed Barry Weiss, this is the cast of characters people tune in to see.
Speaking of fun/aggravation, Mary Padian decided to take her Texas personality and ramp it up way beyond the usual. She came with a cowboy hat on her head and the cutaway camera shots with her talking directly to the camera were pure Texas.
Hooting, hollering and swagger were on display. Mary specializes in finding merchandise in lockers that she can patch, paint and spruce up enough for her to resell it at a profit. She’s willing to refinish and paint furniture and seems very happy doing it.
Last night, all the swagger and Texas twang couldn’t get her a profit. Her bid of $1,200 for a locker was higher than usual. It did not pan out as she found what she called “Texas size trash”, like dirty clothes and cat fur remnants covering lousy furniture. It left her in the hole for $925.00.
Here’s the question: is Mary using up her entire cute quotient or do you still love her for what she brings to the show?
Brandi and Jarrod were the big winners on the night, making a $1,090 profit thanks to vintage lamps, Darrell and Brandon were shut out and Hester cleared $445 on baskets and rugs that held some value.
What’s your opinion of Mary being a regular this season?
A&E airs STORAGE WARS Tuesday nights at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT, with back-to-back episodes beginning at 9, when A&E runs them that way. Image credit: A&E, used with permission.