From what I can see, and I have watched each and every episode, American Chopper is really nothing more than a show that deals with a family run business. Pauls Sr is a perfectionist, and rightly so, while his son Paul Jr, while not the perfectionist his old man is, is still passionate about the bikes they build. Both go at it seperate ways but the end results are exactly what they both want. Custom choppers that each is proud to put their names on. The language can be a little raw at times, but thats reality at its finest. Anything less would just be acting in front of a camera.