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Should the Hoffman’s be fired from Gold Rush?

On a previous post Royce Lerwick had some choice words for the Hoffman clan and their circus called Gold Rush. I thought Royce’s comment was a good one so I’m printing it below as its own post. Enjoy…

Todd Hoffman is a manipulative sociopath. He is a know-nothing. Jack Hoffman, is a mildly demented old morphine addict who played a very minor role in the gold craze of the late 70′s to mid-80′s. Skills: Todd: BS Artist. Has apparently made a lifestyle out of manipulating religious, family and friendship connections to self-promote various grandiose projects. Jack: Has a basic understanding of how an excavator works, but not the slightest clue about even rudimentary engineering or physics connected to actual excavation. Jack has a basic familiarity with panning, the most rudimentary gold mining skill that is normally a testing and prospecting tool, not a means of production. Little boys who read Westerns think grizzled old prospectors actually mine gold with a pan.

The main Hoffman accomplishments: Todd–has a talent for losing claims, excavating the wrong claims, the wrong areas on own claims, buying nonexistent claims on the internet, and when finally getting a workable claim, doesn’t know enough not to be telling the claim owner’s man to piss off when he is sent out to investigate the Hoffman crew’s obvious lack of knowledge, experience, performance, or talent in gold mining. Jack–spends most of his time through all three seasons so far, undermining himself while mindlessly digging holes with all the skill and intelligence of a toddler in a sandbox. While much was made of Jack for his genius in finding a small amount of gold in his “glory hole,” the fact is, anyone digging down to bedrock anywhere would probably find some amount of gold on that claim.

The reason for investigation of Hoffmann’s old claim at Porcupine Creek? Parker Schnabel’s operation as well? That’s clearly down to Todd and Jack Hoffman’s shamefully ignorant television exposure on national and international television making the entire mining industry look like a circus run by mentally and emotionally challenged children. In the west, it’s usually the wagon train following the arse-holes who pass through stirring up the natives and locals that gets retaliated against.

Before Harness tried to beat up the claim owner’s representative when he came out to personally report on the wisdom of continuing to allow the Hoffman’s to mine on his land, they’d already run off one Jim Dorsey, and made him the butt for all the frustration over Todd Hoffman’s ignorance and poor leadership skills. (Manipulation is not necessarily leadership.) Dorsey was a bit too soft for the lifestyle and had no skills but his rather sharp mind to offer, but the truth is his whining came about because he was the first to realize that Todd and Jack knew absolutely nothing about mining gold and his life’s savings was all down the toilet.

Dorsey knew, for example, just enough to know that the money in any mining operation is made at the concentrating table–a table that should have been set up and tested on day-one and running all season to tweak into fine tune. Instead, in just one of dozens of proofs of the combined Hoffman ignorance and stupidity about mining and life in general, even though Dorsey was the only one who bothered to read the instructions, and free to spend the time to adjust the table, Jack in particular deemed this to be a waste of time and preferred to hand-pan some several tons of buckets. Likewise, one of the reasons Dorsey had so much trouble, apart from Jack’s idiotic jerking it around instead of making gradual adjustments, was that both Jack and Todd bought and packed in a wavetable, entirely the wrong sort of concentration table for the claim and soils. When he was finally at wits end, Dorsey became the object of scorn and abuse by these “good Christians” and Harness was ready to shoot him. Dorsey fled leaving the local authorities with not a very pretty picture of the Hoffman camp.

This picture of tragic, emotional idiocy, as I say, was also confirmed by Fred Hurt, who had been sent by the mine’s owner, so not only did Fred report back to the owner, but Harness’ assault and other threatening words and actions from Todd and company played this out on international television. Why then, is anyone surprised when you have a Federal mine inspector dogging down the claim at the start of the next season?

Of course, by then, Todd had botched the payment on the lease and lost it. There was no skullduggery. Todd was told very clearly by Fred who he was and why he was here and that he was in danger of defaulting on his lease out of sheer incompetence. (Yes, that’s a clause in the lease.) But it became even easier than that for the owner, who wanted the Hoffman carnival off his land however he had to manage it. Todd took himself out of the picture. Todd just screwed up as usual. He skipped a payment on the lease. End of story.

Yes, producer Doyle and Discovery at that time imagined the Hoffman’s to be brilliant entrepreneurs, but they had no idea how to mine gold either. So they let Todd have the benefit of the doubt, and based on the BS Todd was spinning, made Fred out to be the villain to deflect blame from himself.

It still amazes me that anyone can see the Hoffman’s, Jack and Todd, specifically, to be anything like heroic or even honest. Certainly not self-honest. I don’t blame the dupes they conned into facilitating their fantasy adventure, partners or Discovery or Doyle. But anyone who’s ever had anything to do with gold mining or even general construction could immediately see the Hoffman’s were fools with no useful knowledge or skill related to mining anything.

Not only are Todd’s idiotic moves immediately obvious to anyone knowing anything about mining or gold recovery on even the lowest level, but it becomes equally clear, as in the concentrating table struggle, he invariably relies on a thick haze of his own mouth-borne methane to cloud the minds and eyes of his “friends” when he very quietly brings in the gear or experts he should have had in the first place, as if it was all a surprise, or unexpected.

When jack spent all of season one digging straight down under himself till he almost fell in to his own “glory hole,” Todd begged in Dave Turin, a guy who actually knew how to terrace an excavation. He brought in Freddy Dodge to do tables and wash plants. So basically he replaced himself and his old man and all the skills he and dad pretended to have when they conned their church and personal families into investing. The show has evolved in two and a half seasons to prove that the Hoffman’s are useless and worse, counter-productive, and that their friends have actually learned how to mine in spite of them, not because of them.

For instance, a recent show in the third season shows Todd being strong-armed by Turin, Greg Remsburg and others, into breaking into two teams, one led successfully by Dave Turin and another a dismal failure and expensive waste of time and money led by Todd and Jack. Todd’s solution is to combine the crews, and Todd’s “night shift” starts off first thing by cramming so much material through the previously very reliable wash plant that they jam the feed belt, then erode most of the support base below the sluiceway. When Turin wastes most of the next day backfilling the sluiceway to make sure that doesn’t collapse, he gets behind on stockpiling material for the night shift. Todd discovers this when the dirt runs low, and sends one of his crew to back up dump truck loads of earth to a 50-foot sheer cliff in the pitch black night, to dump it over the side to the plant below. Hoffman actually balks at freeing up another man to watch the cliff and direct the backing process even while the driver is refusing to take his life into his own hands.

Then Todd claims (breaking the 4th wall, oh, mugging the camera really) that he’s not doing it for himself, he’s doing it for them. This however, actually has some connection to a boast he made to his main investor that he’d produce a thousand ounces of gold, so in truth, it’s not about reliably making the plant pay off, it’s about proving just another of Todd Hoffman’s boasts.

In summary, this season is no better than any of his other seasons, and the issue is not who showed up to investigate Parker or Dakota Dave. The issue is the non-stop, dangerous, deadly stupidity with which Todd Hoffman and his demented, dope-fiend of a father run their operations. They ran Harness off because of his addiction to morphine, but they make no such protestations about Jack, who continues to operate massive machinery in a pointless fashion, and for some reason remains the only moron they trust to concentrate and measure their gold.

So, really. It’s about the Hoffmans yes, but in the end, the camera eventually showed us, even you uninformed masses, just who the Hoffmans are. From the first “after the show” interviews, it became clear that Todd has made many efforts to snivel and complain and weasel his way out of camera-shot when he’s being stupid. To extort the producer, director and editor to extract his most asinine moments. But that’s video verify for you. The truth tends to come out anyway.

213 comments on “Should the Hoffman’s be fired from Gold Rush?

  1. Adrian
    February 10, 2013

    As a general public viewer of the show, your comments are right on. In this last episode where Todd directly lies to Dave and ignores his very sage advice about the wash plant, then proceeds to screw up and wash away their best gold (they seem to be happy they still got 100+ oz, imagine what they would have had if not for Todd). His arrogance is directing a junior crew member to risk his life in that dump truck is astounding (compare that to Parker who pushed it and then realised it was not worth it). I think what summed it up was at the campfire when Dave refused to offer a comment on the mess, I think he would have let fly without the cameras.

    The thing that gets me is his blind persuit of “dreams” over practical operations. Destroying the old wash plant early instead of looking for a solution. Taking over Daves operation and ignoring every warning about the risks he was taking. Pushing crews onto dangerous work methods based on lies (telling them Dave said they could not do it, which is not what Dave said).

    One thing that always bugged me. When they had the one wash plant, would it not have been better to use their trucks to ship dirt from the idle claim over to the working wash plant? Even if they rotated stockpiling between the two mines, at least they could run both in some degree. Probably a practical reason why not but seems like a straight forward solution.

    • john
      January 1, 2016

      I totally agree with all comments about Todd Hoffman and Jack Hoffman that I have been reading they are very interesting. They all generally summarise the same thing.
      I am surprised that Discovery are allowing this to continue they are allowing Todd to reap in 25k per episode and Jack 10k this money accumulates to 400,000 approx per season the money should be shared equally to the rest of the mining crew the people that actually do the work.
      This season 6 Todd walks about doing nothing every time I see him on tv I never see him on a truck or actually working his clothes are always clean and jack only does the gold cleaning in jack’s shack omg who decided to build that lol.
      Todd had to be told by claim owner Peter that he needs to dig more open ground to be successful in reaching their target !! omg he said “ohh i just think we might get more gold from the same size cut” haha this Todd is really thick maths was not a great subject at school eh haha in fact was there any subject he was good at?
      When they found the mammoth tusk Todd’s comment was ” eh is that a good thing or a bad thing” lol now I am no expert but hello mammoth tusk in ground means ground never been dug before means virgin ground it’s a no brainer.
      I would not be surprised if both Todd and Jack both sat down with Dave and had the we need to stick together speech were all a team to never separate no matter what lol basically brainwashed Dave into feeling guilty for having thoughts about not being part of their team. I am glad that freddy helped Dave take a cut in the operation being a boss but it’s not enough Dave should be the boss full stop and Todd and Jack should be shown for who they really are. and dumped to the kerb.

      Discovery do the right thing ditch the hoffmans and help dave setup.

      • james danko
        December 30, 2016

        I totaly agree. Why did they leave the Tukon?? They left because Todd Hoffman i san IDIOTTTT. Who in the hell mines for gold on top of a Hill/Mountain. I always knew that heavy things flow/go down hill. Hey roll off a cliff and maybe your FAT ASS Todd will find gold. Hey Blow Hard look @ Parker. You are such an IDIOT< John 3-16 is not going to help you.

    • Ron
      February 3, 2016

      Why is that ass hole such a lazey prick he even looks stupid with that shit on his face. You want gold, don’t worry what the kid is doing get your own gold you stupid looking prick I mean I thought that what you were there for wages etc. not playing games with a goofy kid that’s almost as dumb you Todd the moron

  2. Ferrando
    February 17, 2013

    Todd is your typical blowhard ignoramus, who thinks he knows a lot, but doesn’t. He rationalizes his ignorance by being proud of how he goes with his “gut feelings”, and “believes” that he’s doing the right thing. He’s too threatened to take the advice of the few people who actually know what they’re doing, and too shortsighted to not break his equipment by trying to run too fast. I don’t know how anyone could stand to work for this guy.

    • james danko
      December 30, 2016

      You are so right. 24/7 who gives a shit. No maint.. We have to run 300yds an hour. Hey IDIOTT you ran 10,000yds and got 14+a tad of gold. Are you STUPID or SEVELERY MENTALY DEFICIENT???? I cannot believe your crew bought into your BULLSHIT OF MINING ON A HILL TOP. HEY IDIOT . YOUR PRO MINER FREDDIE DODGE TOLD YOU IAM DONE. HE DIDN”T TELL YOU HE WAS FRICKIN DONE> HE TOLD YOU TO FUCK OFF IDIOT.

  3. Mark
    February 23, 2013

    Todd was doped up on the finale….all that jaw gyrating…and constant sniffing…dude was on something.

  4. Mike
    February 24, 2013

    Does Todd ever get tired of being wrong?

    • james danko
      January 11, 2017

      Todd Hoffman blames his FAILURE on THE DEVIL [ 666 MINING]. 666 fucked everything up!! REALLY Todd.You are a MORON and A LOSER. Why go on the Biggest Loser, when you already are a LOSER.Are you getting paid by the pound or the ounce??

  5. David
    February 24, 2013

    Excellent analysis Royce. Turin is the only brains in that bunch. Todd is dim witted and his father is a fool. I hate how they try to wrap themselves in this imagery of the American spirit. If that’s the American spirit I’ll move to Canada.

    • S.C. Roat
      October 27, 2013

      Canada is part of America.

      • DSW701
        November 22, 2013

        @sc, No, Canada is part of the UK. It is under British reign, therefore it is NOT a part of America. You obviously have never been to Canada or to the UK, or you would know there is a difference.

      • daeghrafen
        December 16, 2013

        It’s part of the continent of north america, if that’s what you mean, but it’s not a part of the country of the united states of america.

      • Bill
        January 10, 2014

        America is short for United States of America not that is the only country in the Americas. Most understand that shortening of the name.

      • dave
        April 24, 2014

        In no way shape or form is Canada part of America. They’re on the same continent that is about it. Canada is also not part of the UK either. Canada used to be a colony of England just like America used to be. But Canada has been its own independant and sovereign nation for a long time now.

        Canada is a vastly different country the the USA so saying they’re the same is like saying peanut butter and a car engine are the same thing

      • tsharp5
        April 30, 2014

        Canada is part of N. America…and I would say that peanut butter vs almond butter would be a better comparison they have more in common than many countries…

      • peter
        October 14, 2014

        amerika is part of kanada

      • BRIAN Vickers
        March 5, 2018

        Without the yankee bullshit it is.🍁

    • The thing I hate worse than the phony entrepreneurial angle (because it’s really just a con game) is they’ve now dubbed themselves “3:16 Mining,” for John 3:16. It was clear from the start that Todd was selling his dupes on the notion that God was on their side and making money digging for gold was going to be sanctioned by the Almighty. So, on top of lying about knowing anything at all about gold mining to friends and family, they also duped their pastor and church family into sanctioning their scam with a cloak of some vaguely implied holy blessing from Above. Which reminds me of an old Hoffman 3:16 Mining hymn:

      Praise Todd from whom all nuggets flow–Hitachi, Cat, and old Volvo. Praise father son and Hoffman goals.

      Oh say a prayer and bang your hat. If you get killed or broken flat…Todd still gets paid so how ’bout that!

      • james danko
        December 30, 2016

        HEY. The DISCOVERY CHANNEL is still funding and going for it. Just like those MORON ALASKA BUSH PEOPLE. Why don’t any of their kid’s have similar looks.Are those male’s in that famile going to become socilaized?? I feel sorry for the 2 girls. Watch the Movie Deliverance.

      • james danko
        January 11, 2017

        The DEVIL [666 Mining] fucked up their mining, according to Todd.!!

  6. Bob
    March 3, 2013

    It can be exciting to watch someone or even a lot of people learn on the job skills but as the show depicts Todd, he has no noticeable management skills or the temperament to be in management, it’s my experience seeing Todd as a employee at most and fired at least. I also recognize that this is television so it may very well be that Todd’s getting an Oscar. Any advise I can give the show is “SAFETY”. At times I see thing’s that make me cringe knowing there are people watching the show that might think what they see is industry wide. You really should get a MSHA adviser on the payroll (CYA).

  7. Steampunk
    May 2, 2013

    Never mind the Glory hole. Todd is a narcisisstic,glory seeking arse hole that appears does no work, stuffs up everything he touches and then has the audacity to steal Dave’s success and call it his. He should have been strapped in his trailer,to his giant recliner (where I’m sure he spends most of his time), after season 1. Dave Turin should have been given the reigns long ago.

  8. Troy viecci
    June 2, 2013

    Ah…..any half witted Person watching the show has surmised and is aware of everything you outline. That is what makes it such good viewing, right? The producers knew what they were getting into, obviously they are smarter than your average punter when it comes to spotting potentially entertaining DRAMA. An astute, well actually not even, reality tv viewer knows the drill as far as what is entertaining, a good amount of dysfunction.

    In summary, I’m not sure what it is you wanted to achieve by your rant but enlightenment for regular viewers of the show was not the result.

    • Bobby
      June 3, 2013

      It’s a waste of my time to watch the show anymore. Wouldn’t it be nice for people to see the show and take something back from it, you know, “learn”. What are people going to learn from this show except to laugh or bitch about an incompetent. I’ve seen the shows, read the blogs and now I’m not interested in the show anymore. Other than the Hoffman’s, I like the others and their grit.

      • Trevor
        January 24, 2014

        Exactly. The Hoffman’s should be treated like Steve Ridel is treated on “Bering Sea Gold”: like a joke, because that’s what they both are.

  9. BOB
    June 27, 2013


    • bill
      January 8, 2016

      Theres no way jack would be left by himself with all that gold lie he did in the first three seasons.or not even after that getting exposed as a morphine addict. Now this season todd takes a week off to bond with his son. Does this dude have something on the discovery. Crew we dont know about. This week 136ozs.65 ounces short.better check jack. Jack loo kg s higher than a kite. Nobdy,recovering or is just clean stays clean unless they attend meetings or support groups.

      • Tim
        March 17, 2016

        Bullshit. Nothing but twelve step propaganda. Not only do many people overcome addiction without participating in the twelve step cult, the success rate of twelve step programs is no better than the rate at which addicts recover without any intervention. ie about 2-5%. The only effective thing about AA/NA is its P.R./propaganda.

  10. Mark
    August 12, 2013

    You guys are so right. I agree with everything said here. The only thing left to say is that I really wish they would stop calling those guys “The Hoffman crew” that’s gotta be embarrassing for them. They need to be renamed “The Turin crew”, lynch Todd & Jack out and call Dorsey back. Dorsey is an intelligent man he could be a great help there.

    • james danko
      January 11, 2017

      I agree whole heartedly with all the above. How much of a CUT did Todd & Jack take before the weight-in? Did the rest of the group know about it. I believe they fucked the rest of the guys

  11. Pat
    August 18, 2013

    And if I have to hear “HOLY FRICK!” one more time I’ll kill my television!

  12. Anderson
    August 20, 2013

    Todd Hoffman is an absolute moron. He’s arrogant, self obsessed and completely unwilling to listen to reason from others with far more experience. He’s a terminal failure and quite frankly I’m shocked he can even dress himself, although he probably says frick about a hundred times whilst doing so.

  13. aras
    August 20, 2013

    what an idiot who is this guy I can’t even watch the show because of this moron not even one correct decision made by this questionable person absolutely terrible Dave seem to be reasonable but tod …

  14. Paul Jones
    August 21, 2013

    Todd is a joke and I hope next year Dave takes over, Todd is nothing but a bull**** merchant, his arrogance and stupidity has caused 99% of their problems. Get rid of him!! Dave should be the one in charge!

    • BRIAN Vickers
      March 5, 2018

      Daves a frigen drama queen,3 fries short of a happy meal. Word out there is Todd is joining the Brown Clan . He would fit right in.

  15. Dave
    September 17, 2013

    I’ve worked in a REAL hardrock gold operation, alongside guys who ran their own little prospecting and claim-staking on the side. I’ve lifted gold bricks, seen raw gold splashes in the rock thousands of feet underground, and made a living from working for mining companies.
    Enough said….. to watch the Hoffman crew in action is to watch sheer idiocy and vainglorious bullshit in full cry. Its 2013, there’s a new season – on the beach in Chile???? – and the Hoffmans are still moronic, self-aggrandizing, melodramatic idiots. Leave it to the professionals, PLEASE, if only to stop the flood of more idiots thinking they can do it too. Then again, there are the Darwin awards…………..

    • rjoned
      January 8, 2016

      No idiotic comments please
      You never gold mined.

  16. Bruce
    September 30, 2013

    Although I agree with everyone’s assessment of the jaw dropping stupidity of Hoffman 1 & 2, that ‘s why we watch it. I have never mined for gold but knew immediately I could do better than these guys. Everyone who watches knows that. The fun is seeing what’s next. Another illogical all nighter? Untested machines? Wrong property? I wait to rant and rave and feel better about myself because I’m not that stupid. How many seasons would anyone watch a show about successful gold mining? It would be boring because it would be predictable. Bring in a guaranty of human failure (a Hoffman decision) and now you have something to look forward too. I only hope the regular guys who put up with the remote conditions and long days of running loud machinery in the mud make a decent living.

  17. John Daniels
    October 17, 2013

    I thought I was the only one who disliked this prick,

  18. Al
    October 23, 2013

    I admit I get caught up in the stupidity of the show too, but then I have to keep reminding myself that its television. The producers want all that stuff to go wrong because they think its drama. And frankly its only getting worse. It will really be a carnival if they do the show in South America. Just look at the preview show. It was nearly a good comedy.

    • Trevor
      January 24, 2014

      I still want to know what they were doing for 100 days (3 months) to not get any gold at all.

  19. M
    October 25, 2013

    You nailed it. These guys are just plain stupid, arrogant and unwilling to learn from those with more knowledge. I just watched them haul all kinds of crap through the jungle in Guyana, to have a bulldozer get shut down with clogged fuel filters at a crucial stage. They then had to pay for a helo to fly in the filters (close to the helos max range). They say they know that the fuel in the area is of poor quality, but they don’t pre-filter and have no extra filters? Fail to plan, plan to fail. What’s to me is the most irritating is how little they rely on local knowledge and expertise. If they would just ask some basic questions and plan accordingly, their lives would be so much easier. The saddest thing now is that Discovery Channel is unleashing the Hoffman’s on poor souls in other countries. I really hope the good people of Guyana don’t end up thinking most American’s are as stupid and arrogant as the Hoffman’s. Final comment: God must groan a little every time the Hoffman’s pray for something stupid and trivial (ie: please get us out of another mess that we should have easily avoided). I won’t be surprised if someday a big bolt of lightning hits the Hoffman’s during one of their asinine prayers followed by a voice from the heavens saying “piss off, grow up, and learn something on your own”.

    • Fred_Flintstone
      February 2, 2014

      Exactly. You shouldn’t pray for such things anyways…..complete christian farce.

    • mark
      November 12, 2014

      “Its in your name pray, Amen” in the most irritating nasal retard voice I have every heard “piss off, grow up, and learn something on your own” Ha Ha

  20. M
    October 25, 2013

    “I got no tools, I got no spare parts, hopefully i didn’t underestimate the jungle”. – Todd Hoffman.

    Had to add this. Just came up on the Guyana episode section as the track came off the dozer. Haven’t watched this show in a long time. Todd has a trommel custom built and shipped all the way from Colorado to South America, but travels with no TOOLS or spare parts for pretty much anything? How can anyone be so stupid? Can anyone be this stupid and live around large equipment? I’m beginning to think this has to be staged.

    • Al
      October 28, 2013

      This is totally staged. The fuel filter at the last minute (by helicopter of course). The barge owner worried that he might miss business (like he wasn’t paid for at least the whole day, I am guessing a few days.). Did you notice there is no fuel truck? No lube truck, etc. Oh, and they just happened to have planks to ‘fix’ the bridge so that they could exceed its rated capacity by 200%. I don’t know why they have to drama this up. It would be interesting to see what would really go into a real effort and watch what real situations come up.

      • J
        November 4, 2013

        Al, you hit the nail on the head. I have been thinking this same thought for a while now…If they would stop all the non-sense phony made up drama and just let things happen real time, then Todd’s retardedness will shine like a sweet beacon. I think the phony scenarios are irritating as hell. It’s probably Todd’s idea to do all the stupid fake crap in the first place. I say just let the stuff happen, split the episodes up into equal time segments (every two weeks for example) so we know where they are at each point in the season. We all know that Todd can’t let things sail smoothly for too long, some real retard stuff will happen naturally. But I know it’s TV and people are hired to create a show so that would probably never happen.

      • james danko
        January 11, 2017

        I worked on heavy equipment for many years[ cat & John Deere]. I had a ” Service Truck with Welder,Hydraulic Boom and an AWESOME SET of TOOLS!! At one point I had a seperate Lube Truck. I agree with you Al.

  21. ken
    November 1, 2013

    Amen I wonder do any of yall know how Fat Boy Todd an Squeaker Jack I sware his voice is like nails on a chalkboard i wonder if Squeaker has ever talked through his mouth an quite TALKING THROUGH YOUR DAMN NOSE PLEASE JACK. But back to the question how the Hoffmans cheated or swindeled the money for their airport buisness cause I know Jack an Todd has never ran a successful buisness. Di you see where he is getting $400,000.00 for this season what a waste of good money.

  22. Tony
    November 3, 2013

    Amen again to all the viewers who agree that Todd “The Moron” Hoffman should be buried in his own glory hole. His lower than room temperature IQ makes him a perfect candidate to run his girl scout camping trip in the jungles of South America. What fun it is to watch his moron following crew ride around on dirt bikes looking at the scenery and saying “Gee, this is hard”. If we’re lucky maybe Todd “The Moron” Hoffman will try to pan a quicksand hole. He is truly the Biggest Loser.

    Fred “The Big Hurt” is not much better. His treatment of Parker and overall selfishness makes him a loser too. Parker is the only decent one in the bunch and I believe his TV exposure will do him well. He’s a survivor.

    Oh, the producer should be fired too. Hey Christy, sit on this. Too much repetition and BS. Watch the audience dissolve to zero.

  23. Greg
    November 5, 2013

    So Todd supposedly finds $50/yard dirt in Guyana, a country he knows nothing about, where there also happen to be actual badazz outlaw miners. And he goes off and leaves his ground unattended? Never a thought of maybe hiring some local muscle to keep poachers off his claim, while he’s at home committing all his money and gear to this venture? And this is after they seemingly almost got whacked by for-real bad guys in Peru. They are clearly in way over there heads here. I’m starting to wonder if the producers are not just as clueless as apoor Todd himself?

    • Trevor
      January 24, 2014

      Not to mention that they could’ve started to mine right away with wood and local materials (the way other Guyanese people were doing), while the bigger equipment was being formulated. It’s not like Guyana has a winter season that they had to worry about.

  24. Greg
    November 11, 2013

    Okay, episode 3 in the jungle. Hey Todd, maybe there’s a reason that professional gold miners aren’t flocking to the jungle? No roads, hostile locals, floods, no way to get your equipment in and out, etc, etc. Just sayin’.

  25. Al
    November 13, 2013

    Think about the last episode. Supposedly they are out there with no tools, etc and are waiting for the supply truck that can barely make it and has to be towed. So where are they getting their fuel from? How about food? It doesn’t look like Todd has missed a meal. Where did the shelter they are staying in come from? Speaking of gimmicks I had to LOL when the producers decided they were going to all ride dirt bikes. You might as well call it Red Skelton goes mining and just acknowledge that it is meant to be a comedy. It does actually bug me to see them abusing good equipment that Volvo provides when someone else could use it productively. But again, its all in the name of entertainment.

  26. Sean Alacchi
    November 20, 2013

    Not long from now, when you Google the word “Imbecile” a picture of Todd Hoffman will pop up as the first hit. I really don’t think you could imagine a worse manager or self-proclaimed “motivator.” I seriously doubt Todd could even motivate rabbits to procreate. If nothing else, this clown circus should alert the unwary that snake-oil salesman and carpetbaggers are still around even in the 21st century.

  27. DSW701
    November 22, 2013

    When baby huey and his drug-addict daddy walked up and said they were leaving cause their family was too important and they just had to run home to them, Dave Turin should have decked them both. One of these days baby huey will smart off to the wrong person and he will learn a very valuable lesson. It might be a positive though, having to drink your food thru a straw because your busted jaw has been wired shut. Maybe baby huey will lose some weight. Parker and crew are the entire reason for watching the show. Fred pissed me off because he refused to loan Parker the power plant after Parker bailed him out, but even the Dakota Boys are better than having to watch that obnoxious blathering fake-christian todd hoffman and his ignorant dad. Boot the hogmans (sorry – hoffmans) off the show and allow Dave to run their crew.

  28. Ryan
    November 26, 2013

    When a buddy and I want to insult one another, we call each Todd or Jack.

  29. Den (@nuttyhardshite)
    November 27, 2013

    What you all seem to forget is this is TV. It’s entertainment. Todd’s stupidity although frustrating at times can is very entertaining. I always go to bed feeling better about myself after watching that moron fumbling around a mine site clueless to the obvious. The fact the author has written so much about him proves the producers of the show nailed it when selecting their subjects. I doubt we’d be watching so much if they were pulling gold out the ground willy nilly.

  30. Ryan
    November 27, 2013

    I’m sure Todd does miss his family. But who thinks it’s more to do with checking his tweeking ass into rehab?

  31. Not Todd Hoffman
    December 6, 2013

    Way to destroy the jungle. You frickin idiot.

  32. Greg
    December 7, 2013

    “I’m seriously thinking that our style of mining isn’t gonna work down here.”

    Holy crap ,first intelligent thing I’ve heard Todd utter.

  33. Greg
    December 7, 2013

    After spending $500k and ruining his equipment in the jungle, Todd decides to consult someone with local knowledge. Perhaps there’s hope after all?

  34. Greg
    December 7, 2013

    lmao. Nope, he just trashed his excavator trying to plow straight through the jungle.

  35. S. brown
    December 13, 2013

    I thought I might be the only person that realized the Hoffmann were at best clueless. They’re one bad decision after another. Where do they get investors that tolerate this. They sure were not around when I started my businesses. Discovery channel should make a show about a viewer who sent in a blog about how ignorant the Hoffmann were and then with even less knowledge of mining then the Hoffmanns, took over there operation and made it successful. I’ll wait for the call. Better yet a face to face with todd. That would make another show. Someone give it to Turin and it might be different.

  36. Remmi
    December 14, 2013

    I am with the rest of u guys on the point that Hoffman is a straight up moron to say the least, and agree that if they did have people that know what they are doing as the main characters on the show not as many people would watch the show….what does that say about society in itself..? that we would rather be entertained by a fat ass coke head and his “have pity on me b/c of my back problem” pillhead father than actually have someone on the show that knew what they were doing ?
    todd Hoffman and his father are F’d in so many ways its not funny anymore… lets see youre all religious on the show but yet your father has an admitted addiction….huh thought if ya prayed and all that the good lord would have given you the power to overcome your addiction
    its proven that he has screwed people out of money on the show not to mention the people that invested in his sorry ass…..I do know one thing todd and jack would be dam good at……Used car salesman lol
    I was smiling ear to ear when Turin finally gave up on his sorry ass and cant wait to finally see the day were hoffmans sorry backhanded dishonest hypocrite ass has to look into the camera that he loves sooooo much and say “I give up”

  37. blackstonevalleykettlebells
    December 16, 2013

    This show is entertaining yet staged. Todd is a moron and nobody in their right mind would invest in him. Watching him plow through the jungle was the nadir of his tenure on the show. The other members of the crew team are ripping him apart.

    The show is so staged. I’m tired of the Parker and his grandfather angle. Parker is facing a mutiny so he drives 600 miles home to see the grandfather. I’m surprised the crew hasn’t punched out Parker.

    I like Dakota Fred, he and his son are entertaining to say the least.

    I would love to see a fight between Christo Doyle and Todd. Two knuckleheads.

  38. bocephus
    December 27, 2013

    what sucks for greg is he alredy helped pay for wash plant once with todd now hes rebuying it for parker 100 onces of gold for it and the dozzer because todd kept that much off the top the first time

  39. Ryan
    December 28, 2013

    This show sux anymore. No content, no direction and no viewers.

  40. Curtis
    December 31, 2013

    The fuckin morons were drinking unfiltered water off of a mountain. With luck and small doses youll be fine drinking it, boiling it is still highly suggested, and these fucking morons were giving it to their family and children.

    Not a big surprise Todds daughter had a seizure, lucky it wasnt worse.

      September 28, 2014

      unfiltered water? Your kidding right? Obviously You have never been the bush, where the water has little pollution and referred to as nature pure.Risk are extremely low for illness. If you making the point that the Hoffman crowd stupidity is because of the above, then all of the cast and crew of Gold Rush are equally stupid as well.


      • mark
        November 12, 2014

        No you have never been in the bush, unfiltered water is full of parasites and can be toxic if there is a dead animal in the water. Wow is your name Todd?

  41. Todd Hoffman
    January 3, 2014

    Come on guys, I’m really smart, my mom told me. This is all just for TV, I’m not this way in real life. FYI, we found a lot of gold. My dad took our cut before all the weigh ins. That is why he is in the gold room alone.

    Keep tuning in, to see our stellar gold mining skills.

    • james danko
      January 11, 2017

      You are ONE PIECE OF SHIT

  42. herb
    January 17, 2014

    Todd is a danger to anyone who works with him. He knows nothing about mining and is constantly showing himself as an idiot and bringing everyone into harms way.. Why anyone would trust him to find gold is beyond me, Jack is an old fool. Todd is trying to fool everyone that he knows into beliving he knows what he is doing. He is discusting.

  43. Bob
    January 22, 2014

    If it isnt staged… the hoffmans are looking like fools in front of a LOT of people.

    If it is staged…the hoffmans are looking like fools in front of a LOT of people.

    Either way, I hope they are getting a fat check for coming off looking so bad in front of so many people. Otherwise, they really are fools.

  44. e
    February 8, 2014

    I consider Gold Rush-Hoffman crew to be my Saturday morning cartoon show.

  45. Buck Ofama
    February 14, 2014

    14Feb2014: watched the stupid show tonight. There was Godd Hoffman, demanding that the employees get into a mud pond having crocodiles in it. I cheered when one guy flipped the bird to that fat fvck. I also hate the phony cussing, which is what churchy people do to “trick God”. You see, God is too stupid to know that “frick” means “fvck”. And I also hate the dopey prayers: “Father, we JUST… blah blah”. What’s with this fake intent: “we JUST ask… blah blah”. If God is listening at all, you fvckers are not tricking him with “frick” and “we just ask…” MORONS.

    However, I do like the drive and determination of Parker and the Dakota Boys.


    • james danko
      January 11, 2017

      I agree with all the above. Damn there are a lot of Intellegent observations and nail on the head comments.

  46. Murf
    February 22, 2014

    It’s like watching F-Troop! A hilarious train wreck with a happy ending (except the jungle). Does anybody want to watch Newmont Mining do there thing? No! It’s boring. It’s fun watching a bunch of underdogs try to make it. Bring on the next season!

  47. Dave Rosenholm
    February 22, 2014

    Todd hoffman is a complete idiot. I have been fast forwarding the hoffman part of the show all season. They are a joke its hard to watch these idiots.

  48. Todd Hoffman
    February 23, 2014

    I will be appearing on the “Biggest Loser” next season. It is a new format for the show. They will be filming my day to day life.

    Please tune in, you will not be disappointed.

    • Fred_Flintstone
      February 24, 2014

      Spoiler alert….you already star in a show where you are the biggest loser..It’s called ‘Gold Rush’…..bwhahahaha.

    • james danko
      January 11, 2017

      Why go on that show ? You’re already a LOSER.

  49. Scott
    February 26, 2014

    Todd is so dumb its not even funny. Also he order his guys around doing job he won’t do and they get hurt for it. Yea.. uhm.. Trail bike in the Jungle.. great idea.. no wonder one of your crew got a broken arm. Guyana whole mess can be blame on one word.. Todd.

    • steve
      February 27, 2014

      Id really like to know how these guys get compensated by the show. Obviuosly they can’t make money mining. As a business owner it’s hard to believe that these guys do the stupid crap they do. I don’t like to bad mouth people but it’s pretty hard not to when they give you so much ammo.How can anyone in their right mind think that it was worth continueing based on the diamonds they were getting. I’m not a miner but common sense would dictate you would do your homework. It’s hard to respect a guy who tells you t do something you wouldn’t do yourself. And to see a guy running around on a jobsite in flip flops. You can’t run a business because you “have a feeling” its going to get better. It takes balls to take on an adventure like these guys did. But I’m dumbfounded as to how they wen’t about it. I see a response in here that claims to be Todd Hoffman. If so do yourself a favor find someone who knows what they’re doing because you continue to make a fool of yourself.

  50. Al
    February 28, 2014

    Get real fly to another country because you think theres gold,then everyone has a valid passport & off they go-buy equipment screw equipment up.Families are back home living off what?,welfare -state aid-food stamps,hell the hoffmans would be shit canned if they worked for a legit company.So just who’s financing these clown’s?,its like lighting money on fire for a joke & thats what this program is becoming. Dakota Fred & his son are the only believable miners in the whole damn series. That kid who’s dad & grandad keep afloat is a joke,rich kid playing miner & learning from mistakes. Finance anyone and they could do what the hoffmans & the rich kid have done. Take it off the air!!!!

    • steve
      March 3, 2014

      For todd to say his crew failed him is beyond insanity. They are not the ones in charge. They followed his directions. Every time he opens his mouth he makes a fool of himself. Their mistake is believeing in him. Or it’s a good paycheck. Todd says he makes $2500.00 per episode. Thats chump change.That in itself shows he can’t negotiate a decsent contract. If it was $250,000.00 per episode then he can laugh. I just don’t know what to say about this guy. And for those of you who say parker isn’t a miner I’d have to disagree. His work ethic is awesome. He had a huge responsibility to make it work and he did. He went against his crew’s advice and found the best gold they had. That takes gut’s. For those of you who don’t own they’re own business should try it. It’s not easy. It’s easy to stand on the sidelines and bash people. Todd thinks that parker never would have made it without him. Why? because parker bought equipment from him. So what. That only helped put money Todd’s pocket. Todd you had shit to do with Parkers success. Parker had someone bank roll him for the start up. Most businesses do.It’s what you do with it that counts. He did great. So for those of you who knock him should back off.he did well..And Todd he kicked your ass so don’t even try and take any credit for his success.

  51. Captain Rick
    February 28, 2014

    this Hoffman dude nothing more than a 2014 version of Barnum and bailey circus promoter. his saying was there’s a sucker born every minute. he actually is a Ponzi scheme honest. tells you what you want to here and with his mentor in these scams, daddy. they just keep telling everyone we’re going to strike it rich. I am so amazed at the one dude that actually has experience in moving material, Dave could do a better job. With out even trying and they let the circus ringleader and his heroin junkie dad just keep up this nonsense. lead us in a prayer dad… please god help us find GOLD. Are you kidding me , LOOSE THE FOOL AND LET DAVE RUN THE SHOW AND SEND THE JUNKIE AND HIS KID PACKING.. Im a tug boat captain and I travel to many foreign countries. and you can bet your ass I know everything possible about my project…………..I’m sick of Hoffman and his band of bike riding bears, .

  52. Todd Hoffman
    March 1, 2014

    Seriously, I know what I am doing. My crew failed me. My dad gave his blessing. What more do you want? I gave it my best. Without me, Parker would have never had a shot. Dakota Fred rides my coat tails.

    I have begged borrowed and stole, but we had prayer. 666 mining stole the show. Drugs may help my dad and I, but we make the show.

    Without me and me, and my merry band of suckers, there is no show.

    Pinching my nose, NO GUTS NO GLORY. I’ll take my $2500. a episode, and laugh at you fools, while I’m eating hot pockets in the shanty.

    Without us, there would be no show. We look like idiots on purpose.

    Signing out,

    Tod, and Randy.

    • John Martuom
      March 2, 2014

      You guys are like Ryguard Logging, it’s pure entertainment

  53. MattyTV
    March 1, 2014

    I heard Todd Hoffman and Parker Schnabel smoke marijuana together. Might answer your question as to why Todd’s mgmt style is so poor:

  54. John Martuom
    March 2, 2014

    Dave Turin needs to get out on his own I think he will do better kinda like the lesser of the two stupids. And I agree with the other commenter if I hear “Holy Frick” I’m going to shoot my TV

  55. John
    March 2, 2014

    Should Todd be fired? Yes. There is a village that is missing their idiot he needs to go home.

  56. Greg
    March 6, 2014

    I have to say that the last episode was the most enjoyable for me. Just watching Parker and the guys put in some hard work, no fake drama, no running equipment until it breaks for the producers, etc. I think Parker has learned a lot this season. (Don’t push your gear until it breaks and listen to your engineer!) I wish him well. Next year I’ll be panning downstream of wherever Todd sets up, since he routinely blows all his gold out of his wash plant.

    March 10, 2014

    I think that the Hoffmans are idiots, pure and simple. They have no business being on TV. So glad that Fred and his crew are doing what the Hoffmans could not accomplish and Parker did in one season what these clowns could not do in 3 seasons with half the crew that the Hoffmans had. I feel bad for people like Dave and Freddy, they deserve better. To the producers of Gold Rush, get rid of these bums, they have run their course, quite frankly it is embarrassing watching them screw up time and time again. Todd is an absolute failure and yet does not have enough self awareness to get his lard arse off TV. Keep Parker, Keep Tony Beats, Keep Dave and most of the good folks in here, but kick Todd tot he curb and put his dad into retirement where he belongs before he kills someone and you guys are sued for everything you are worth due to his sheer incompetence.

    • Ferrando
      March 25, 2014

      Couldn’t have said it better!

  58. Ron
    March 13, 2014

    Why Discovery waste time with the greatest idiot and his father who wouldnt have a clue how to do anything least Gold Mine.
    Todd is a moron of the highest level and why any of his crew even consider following him defies logic
    Get him of TV he is making Discovery channel look like a 3rd rate channel to put such drivel and hope we will watch it
    Surely Discovery has enough common sense to shelve this drivel

  59. Patri Henry
    March 14, 2014

    Toddy is a fat, vulgar, lazy and profane person and has no place on TV.
    It’s a horrendous reflection on Discovery.

    • bob germinara
      March 14, 2014

      To quote dean Werner. Fat and stupid is no way to go thru life

  60. Russ
    March 19, 2014

    The Hoffman’s are morons.

    Watching the “behind the scenes” show, Freddy Dodge and his brother showed those idiots nuggets the size of golf balls but instead, dumb and dumber decide to go to unproven ground in a disease infested cesspool with dangerous animals and a country where the law enforcement is worth than the criminals.

    Those idiots already had the equipment in the Klondike and could have been up and running in days.

    • Ferrando
      March 25, 2014

      I don’t think anyone; not the Discovery producers, their crew, and least of all the Hoffmans had any idea what they were getting into in South America.

  61. David Appleman
    March 22, 2014

    I really wish that the discovery Channel would drop this guy. Outside of being a “know nothing idiot”, he recently insulted the viewing audience as “armchair quarterbacks that have no idea of what they are talking about and have no idea what it’s really like out there”. Why the attack on the viewer, because we speak our mind about him? Rather than respond with an intelligent comment, he simply hurls insults at the viewer. Real Intelligent!

    Perhaps he is just jealous of the fact that Parker “kicked his butt” his first time out to the Klondike?

    Discovery Channel, please fire this guy!

  62. OldTyme Miner
    March 28, 2014

    Yeah Hoffman may be an idiot, but you can’t really fire the guy from a show that he created, I am sure he has a contract with Discovery. Half the comments here are not showing much more intelligence than the people they are criticizing.

      March 28, 2014

      Pretty presumptuous on your part that you are giving Hoffman credit for creating this show. The last time I checked there were more people on this show than the Hoffman’s. From what I have read on here, the Hoffman’s did not do themselves any favors with how little they get per episode but then again what do I know, I have never seen their contracts. I can assure you this, EVERYONE in show business gets canned at some point, the Hoffman’s are no different. Based on the responses I have seen here most are tired of the incompetence demonstrated by the Hoffman’s and would rather see people like Parker, Freddy, Dakota Fred and his team, and Dave Turnin who appears to be done with the Hoffman’s incompetence, and who could blame him? After all Todd was an utter failure last season and had to piggy back off of Dave’s success to even get close to their goals. At the end of the day Todd is like many, a lot of talk with very little substance to back it up. Sadly he and his father have cost good men money and time and they have lost the respect of most that have worked for them. Their time has come and gone, give Freddy and Dave along with Parker, Dakota Fred and Dustin Hart top billing and move on, most of the viewers would be grateful not to have to relive the Hoffman’s in competency week to week.

  63. Sunny
    April 5, 2014

    Um dumb asses Canada is NOT part of the uk. You’re just as intelligent as hoffman

    • Brian Schindewolf
      May 17, 2014

      isn’t the queen still on your money?

      • mark
        November 12, 2014

        She is only on coins now, Canada is a member of the British commonwealth, but we are an independent nation.

  64. Shane
    April 26, 2014

    At first I really liked Todd and Jack Hoffman, but they are just so incompetent it truly isn’t funny. When Jack took out the wash plant I couldn’t help but laugh, what a joke. Any other crewember that would have done the same thing when have been fired on the spot. Todd walks around like his poop doesn’t stink and say the most absurd things; he’s like a old lady screeching all the time. No wonder Chris. Greg and Dorsey left his team, the Hoffman’s are sophmoric 100% through and through.

  65. NebraskANN
    April 27, 2014

    The Discovery Channel has been pretty good at creating their own “Gold Rush” with this unreality show. First, they find their show moron (Todd) and send him up to Canada with a couple of smart guys and a couple of other moronic “characters.” Discovery finances everything and these guys spend 150 days finding six ounces of gold.

    Despite their complete failure, they allegedly get “backers” and go up again, and net for each team member something like $10,000 each. Who’s dumb enough to spend five months working in Alaska for $10,000? They’d be better off with a 9-to5 in Oregon.

    They go up for a third season and reach their goal, despite Todd’s stupidity. (By now, you’d think that Turin and the other smart guy would have mutinied and started their own mine — except that “Gold Rush” is a 100 percent scripted show.)

    This show is nothing but phony baloney. I believe Todd is genuinely stupid — and lazy. (These guys are 1,000 miles from home, why are they working eight-hour days for the first season and a half? If I were up there — for serious – I’d be working all of the daylight hours.)

    I think the jokes on us for watching this crap. Everything is staged for the show — the guys in profile at the dramatic bonfire at the end of season 3 — and this whole thing is being bankrolled by the Discovery channel. (Oh, yeah, their Texas investor was probably in for the publicity of being on the show.)

  66. Mccoy86
    April 29, 2014

    This article says it all! The sad part is that I’ve never done mining, construction , or anything of the sort.. And by the beginning of first season I kept saying these guys whine a lot and they seem to have no idea what they are doing. That “seem to have no idea” turned to “they have no idea” by mid-season. It has continued to be cringe worthy throughout many more seasons. It’s cringe worthy for the people who have to follow orders under the Hoffmans so called leadership. They have no concern for their crews safety and they get cocky when things go right as if it was all planned that way. When things go right it’s because of the “experienced” people on their crew or because they threw shit on the wall and it stuck. I honestly felt bad for Turins team in the 3rd season. It was like Todd couldn’t handle screwing up more and took the glory from Dave Turin and his crew. They were the ones getting the gold and keeping the other team afloat and Todd had the audacity to get over there and act like his crew was better and daves team wasn’t doing enough. I honestly got to a point where I muted my tv every time Todd started talking. “I’m not doing this for me. I’m doing it for them” Now back that damn dump truck up to a cliff in the dark! I don’t give a shit if you can see. Your life means nothing to me…

  67. Ron Gill
    May 8, 2014

    Todd Hoffman and his Dad need to be locked away into a home for senile people who are a danger to themselves and they are really not worth the effort to comment on

    Come on Discovery you look like a 3rd rate channel putting on idiots like the Hoffmans

  68. James Douglas
    May 12, 2014

    Where does all this $$ come from! First season building homes and all that which seemed not required, next you bring you wife and kids, WTF? The only reason I am still watching is too see how many screw-ups can happen in an episode!

  69. Ron
    May 17, 2014

    Great here in New Zealand to see Todd Hoffman kicked of the jungle claim by the claim owner.

    Now he and his stupid crew can slink of home with their tails between there legs and I hope that its the last we ever see of this band of idiots

  70. br0ken
    May 18, 2014

    I am on only on season three and halfway through (thank you Netflix!). I do not have TV in the country so Netflix is amazing!

    However, halfway through this season I am finding that I despise Todd Hoffman more and more. And to watch it next season (when Netflix releases season 4) I am dreading it, and am questioning if I even will. I heard Parker is more of a spoiled brat than ever, Fred is acting like a high schooler battling over the title for prom queen and Todd is more of an idiot than ever (if that’s possible).

    I can’t stand Todd’s pompous, know-it-all attitude. He claims he’s chasing some “American dream” and the more I watch him it’s just a line of B.S. to attempt to gain the public’s “love”. For me, it’s done nothing but turn me off. It was the end of season two when he was being interviewed by the producer that made me like him even less, which I didn’t know I was capable of. He refused to answer questions, constantly answering a question with a question or just backfiring the question to the interviewer with (of course) never answering the question himself he asked of others.

    I feel so incredibly sorry for the Discovery team that has to work with this moron. The camera people, the production team, sound individuals and even further… must feel so belittled to be taking orders from someone whom they know they are more intelligent than. For the love of God, make a camera man the center of attention who will finally tell the truth about Todd. I’d watch that.

    Todd is a control freak and someone who is always begging for the camera, “Look at me! LOOK AT MEEEEEEEE!!!!! I’m betta dan dat kid!” like an attention starved three year old child battling for attention over a new sibling constantly trying to prove he’s better than next (and failing miserably).

    And to prove that point, Todd is constantly wearing an annoying orange “” hoodie this entire season. I went to visit the site, curious. Only to find out it’s all about Todd Hoffman. Of course (that said with heavy sarcasm). He doesn’t have a single profile for anyone he’s been working with all these years who has helped make his “American dream” come true… including his father!!!! The only profile on that site is, you guessed it, for Todd Hoffman himself. It’s all about that three year old stomping and screaming that he’s better than everyone else and trying his best to prove it. … Seriously? Not even a profile for his dad??? Ridiculous.

    Great, Todd. You’ve successfully put yourself in the public’s eye and made yourself a star. But at what cost? If you watch yourself and didn’t walk away with the slightest of ideas that perhaps the mining universe doesn’t revolve around you (or the Discovery Channel universe or any other universe that you think you’re the center of), I’d be disappointed. But I’m sure even reading that comment he’d be full of excuses, as usual. Nothing is ever his fault. Nothing he does is really ever wrong. It’s always someone else’s and I have yet to see him own his faults or mistakes while the team takes on his mistakes willingly for him just not to battle the idiot.

    This attention hungry moron is hard to swallow. But Turin and his team, and Parker’s grandfather, this third season are the only real individuals on this reality TV show I can handle.

    So put an adult diaper on Todd Hoffman and give him a life-size rattle, put a pretty pink, sparkly dress on Fred with a shiny tiara (make Dustin his date) and announce him Prom Queen and let’s film Parker with fists clenched beating against the dirt and crying like the spoiled brat constantly trying to save face… and that wraps up what I have seen in three seasons of the “stars” of Gold Rush by the Discovery Channel.

    And as much as I really am disgusted by most people (again, excluding Team Turin and Parker’s grandfather at this point), give Todd the trophy as my least liked persons on this show. Make sure there’s an asshole at the top telling people what to do that he can’t, and has no idea what to do, himself.

    • GoldRushIsTooFake4Me
      May 18, 2014

      What? No comment on Todd’s “plumber” pants with his butt cheeks poking out? Wait ’til you get to the season where they go hunt gold in Guyana. Has new clothes, which are about 10 years out of style. (Oops. Just remembered. That season isn’t on Netflix yet. You can see a promo for it on Vudu or Amazon Instant for free.

  71. The Barrister
    June 5, 2014

    Half way thru the first season on Netflix, and I already hate the show… Seems to me, that it would be wise to learn how to do mining BEFORE you show up at the mine… Never seen a dumber collection of idiots.. They deserve to lose their asses.. I’m not quite sure why I’m still watching. Can’t stand these guys…just happy they aren’t brain surgeons..

  72. MattyTV
    June 18, 2014

    Most overlooked is the fact that NONE of these three “legitimate” businesses are functional. If we want to place ourselves in any of the three camps we’d immediately come to the conclusion that our livelihoods are in the hands of three very inept organizations run by morons. Parker = tyrant dictator we’d NEVER work for in an office environment or on a job site. Todd = a timid, ball-less moron too stupid to manage even one person, nevermind an entire organization (and the finances). Dakota Fred = old, insolent, crazy man who’s son scares me even more (“yeah dad, lets go mine on the side of a waterfall next season where no man, nevermind machine, can reach.”). Gold Rush in a nutshell!

  73. Marco Builtz
    July 27, 2014

    please guys, wake up ! everything you see on discovery channel is acted. They are all a bunch of actors.

  74. Chris Garibaldi
    August 22, 2014

    What’s worst than an armchair quarterback?
    Armchair gold miners! ‘Nuff said!

  75. joester79
    August 23, 2014


  76. Robert Versace
    October 7, 2014

    When I saw the latest promos showing the Hoffman’s coming back, I was glad I have a dvr with fast forward thru his segments. I’d rather watch commercials than Todd and his father make fools of themselves and Discovery for keeping them on the payroll . When I saw Fred take over for the Hoffman’s I thought he was a bad guy and after a few more episodes I realized he was the right choice.

    October 10, 2014

    Hey if nthe3y were any good they would not be entertaining and on tv

  78. RcBigTuna
    October 11, 2014

    Here’s the thing that really blows my mind. If I remember in the very beginning, the Hoffman’s owned and operated a small airport somewhere. Well we know that Daddy Hoffman and the Mechanic guy were actually junkies taking oxytocin’s for supposed pains. We actually see the mechanic holed up in his trailer when his meds run out and Todd has to make a 500 mile run somewhere to score so they can get him out and able to function. Then to save face Daddy admits he’s on them and has to have a miracle operation to get him well. Now that we know two of them were junkies when this whole thing was dreamed up it’s not hard think Todd was hooked too. My question and absolute dismay is that the DOT let junkies own and operate an airport without them being drug tested randomly and having a normal DOT physical that are mandatory. I’m no airport manager or gold miner, I am a Tug Boat Captain and we have to follow USCG and DOT guidelines to do our jobs. The thought that in all probability that three junkies were in control of an airport and planes with souls on board and no one got killed or worse. Just freaks me out to no end.
    Todd Hoffman may have had good intentions when he dreamed this crazy adventure in cloudy haze of meds and his dad encouraged him with stories of the past. But when you involve people with families with children and talk them into your drug induced fantasy that goes from bad to unbelievably bad. You are in my opinion bordering on immoral and maybe even criminal acts of fraud, that many of these families may never recover from. To put this in a seaman’s term, if I were to let a mate take the helm that was not even remotely qualified to steer a Tug that was pushing nine barges through North folk Va. passing aircraft carriers and submarines and he ran into one and cut it in two, the disaster would be epic. Todd Hoffman and his leadership is the equivalent of that mate and I see some sort of disaster coming if they allow him in continuing as the leader of one of these operations.
    Dave Turin and Mr. Mustache are good guys and should be allowed to take over the Hoffman operation……… this is all just conjecture and an opinion !

  79. Esahc
    October 16, 2014

    Todd Hoffman is a complete idiot I can stand him or his half brained father Jack’d think between the two of them they could make one brain. They probably only got into gold mining when Jack googled the definition of a glory hole after he read it in the construction bathroom stall. Complete idiots.

  80. Jeff C.
    October 19, 2014

    I can’t remember the last time I read the comments from an article that everyone was actually in agreement about. But how can it he a surprise. Todd and Jack Hoffman are blind fools. And it’s no surprise we keep watching. Who doesn’t enjoy a good train wreck like the Hoffman’s?

    • Fred_Flintstone
      October 19, 2014

      It certainly makes me feel ‘better’ about my life and abilities….

  81. Jeffrey
    October 20, 2014

    Parker should be canned!! You just don’t treat people like that and expect perfection! Little boys shold not be in charge! And I pulled 7.8 toz by hand,alone and in southern alberta. Tony is the man, but I am the ” tony” here, and you will never see it! I would show Todd, but would sooner remove my own appendix with a rusty oyster fork than tell you anything!

  82. Jeffrey
    October 20, 2014

    And why the f@#k do you need to be in my country!!!???? Go to Alaska and stay there!! Rape your own land!: I hope I bump into you in Dawson! ….. it’ll be one hell of a bump I assure you that!

  83. Rumble
    October 23, 2014

    Jesus Christ that was a rant. Do you watch the show exclusively to get that worked up or is it just a bonus? Next time it’s on turn the tv off and go chase some butterflies or something buddy. Let’s get that blood pressure down

  84. Patrick
    October 24, 2014

    Thank you! No one could ever say these things better. And, your opinion is based on what they chose to show us.

  85. Rumble
    October 25, 2014

    Yes Royce, that was a brilliant display of how to whine and bitch about a TV show that you still choose to watch despite the fact that it somehow enrages you

  86. Tony
    November 1, 2014

    Can’t believe they let Todd “The Moron” Hoffman back on TV. I guess some people just like to watch total losers. I used to cheer when “The Moron” made another bad decision. Now I just fast forward my DVR whenever his group is on. Even Dave Turin finally got wise and gave up.

  87. joe caddy
    November 14, 2014

    Yes fire him but its not him its discovery channel condoning theft by deceptions. This is a perfect example of the greed of corporate america and the loss of moral values. The have shows illegal liquor and pot growing. This is how I fire Todd I dont watch it to support that very large extremely fat and I would guess smelly low life and his slumlord dad. This is why jewish get a bad name screwing people in the name of faith. I will sit back and wait KARMA SUCKS!

  88. joey
    November 29, 2014


  89. kevin Doyle
    December 2, 2014

    Gold Rush where to begin. I watch due to the fact Friday night television stinks … it utterly amuses me how inept all the miners are and the lack of competence … wasting time and money … not having pre planed anything rolling to Alaska or the Hoffman’s to South America. Talk about loonieys … knowing zero about zero and Discovery kept throwing in dollars. Can someone tell me what it cost to get everything to SA then back to the US then to Alaska. Any corporation that failed that bad would have been fired instantly … no second chance. And this season duping a partner who left the Hoffman’s only to be begged back with a demand then having his father finance him $500,000 he must be loony also. Parker another loser whose parents keep giving him money. Maybe Grandfather knew what he was doing but these idiots help waste an hour on Friday night. I don’t even know where to start with Tony Beets. Is he successful or is this just horse &#! $ … I have never heard a parent swear around his kids and daughter and wife like this. Big man … a lot of hot air. $1,000,000.00 for a 75 year old dredge … who is he fooling . Reading that Jack & his wife are slum lords and Jack himself a dope addict … I truly don’t understand why DC keeps going with these people. I guess advertising $$$ … whether the product is good or bad. Just keep the corporate dollars rolling. Again it’s funny to watch a bunch of characters make complete fools of themselves and for fools like me to watch. FYI … when U to commercial I mute the sound change the channel for I don’t need anothet idiot I need this or that. So that’s the skinny from CT.

    Kevin M Doyle

  90. Elaine Montaro
    December 13, 2014

    Nothing but puffed up celebutants living in their own heads , poor acting and ad libbing , nothing more than fakery, phoney gold mining and promoting of products on a constant level that people are sick of seeing .

  91. Joe
    December 27, 2014

    You guys aren’t a little bit critical are ya now? I recommend you go lend a hand since you all seem to be experts. Then there’s the criticism of old man Hoffman taking pain meds. Has it crossed your minds that the man may be in pain 24/7? Or do you think he’s just getting high? Not everybody taking pain meds are dopeheads or addicts. One day you may be in need of it yourself. Just when you think you are indestructible that’s when you get a slap in the face and a wake up call that you’re body can break down. I’m going out on a limb here but I’m guessing none of you have seen his medical records or happen to know why he may be taking morphine?

    Regarding Todd, yeah, he’s made some really dumb mistakes. No doubt about that, but they all – and I mean all of the guys on their team work hard. It is hard work. If you’ve ever done any hard work (I have) you may not be so critical. It’s real easy to sit on a PC typing away and be a critic. I have a feeling his persistence will pay off. How about James Harness (God rest his soul) who was on the “dope” too? I suppose he should have sucked it up and carried on? I’ll tell you – judge not lest ye be judged.

    I’ve suffered with chronic pain for several years now. I go to work every day to take care of my family. It took me four years to get a doc to even BEGIN to manage my pain. Finally, I got a doc who is taking care of it and managing it properly. Nothing wrong with taking it when you need it. I have a feeling you’ll almost all get your chance. I watched family members and friends of mine go down with cancer, lupus, MS, and severe nerve damage. They all take the “dope”. Without it, they’d be laying in the bed and drawing gubmint checks. So would I. But I’d rather be shot than to suck the teat of the taxpayers. My job is professional, and I am nearly done with a Ph.D. in engineering, and already hold B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees. My brain is my tool and the “dope” as you guys like to call it has not interfered one bit with my ability to carry out the complex mathematics, physics, and design work I do. In fact, without it, I’d be UNABLE to think. My problems started with being poisoned by toxic mold at my workplace as well as contracting Epstein-Barr virus at 16 years old which turned into mononucleosis. A little research tells you that the virus re-activates on and off throughout your life and it “lives” inside our immune system cells. So between those two things I suffered through, it has done great damage to my body – my CNS and my joints/muscles.

    You may not like what Hoffman’s done, but he’s tried, and he’s tried hard. I think he’s learned some hard lessons and I believe that him turning operational decisions over to Dave Turin was a hard decision, but a good one. Even Dave made some errors and Todd warned him not to do it, but he wouldn’t listen. Later he had to go to Todd and say “you was correct” and move on to Todd’s plan.

    Very easy to be critical ain’t it? But I challenge any of you to go work in that hell that they work in. It’s serious hard work. I’ve done such hard work in my life. Not in the cold of Alaska, but I’ve done hard work – manual labor – nonetheless and I was not afraid to do it. It make a man of you and gives you respect for those who do it day in, and day out.

    Parker will probably be rich, but he’s got a lot to learn, and he needs to learn to be more like his Grandpa that he loves so much. He’s got a foul mouth and a bad attitude, and he disrespects his elders who know a lot more than he does. He’s doing well but that can change in a second.

    Bottom line for me is I wish them all good luck. But old fat-foot Dakota Fred is a turd. He’s a user and cares less about his fellow man and didn’t bother to return a favor to Parker after he got them out of a hole. I hope to see him fail. He deserves it.

    • joe
      December 27, 2014

      Wow first sign of addiction is defdnding one’s action. Lol. You have degrees does not make you smart. I have no degrees and retired at 38.
      Todd and his dad will always be scumbag slum lords. They will always get what they give back double in there case they will burn in hell there scumbag cheap jewish people who have no soul or heaven. Also notice only jewish in there crew who pray to who I dont know because my god would accept poop like them. The old mans a junkie I am sure that fat ass todd does his share to. You should go talk to the people who live around tbem. I have and there called scum. What I cant understand is where is osha the epa and the mining commision.,because they violate laws every show. Goes to show there will be a revolution between the rich and the poor. Discovery channel videotape ing the destruction of our planet for profit wheres the morality?

  92. C Pettigrew
    January 17, 2015

    The Hoffman clan is awful. They ‘pray’ for gold. It’s an insult and turns my stomach! How many times will they have to go broke before they figure it out? Who is really footing their bills. Todd is despicable and the old man is as annoying as a sliver under a fingernail. They are a pimple on the face of Discovery Channel.

    Parker on the other hand is the epitome of raw American Entrepreneurial Spirit!

    Tony Beets. Well he’s just Tony……….lol

  93. Chip
    January 23, 2015

    Todd Hoffman is the biggest baby on Gold Rush!! His father Jack is a good man. But the one to blame! He (Jack) has never had Todd work a day of his life. You don’t even see Todd doing anything on the show?? you don’t even see him in equipment! Instead he has his FATHER WORKING!!! And his Co-Partner (Dave) does all the brain work. Todd your just a waste of Gold Rush’s time. I don’t see what they see in you.
    If I was on your crew, I would knock you out!! for the way you treat your Father and your MULES!! Parker has more game at 20 years old than you will EVER get in your life time….. Go back and get on the couch. And let your Father & Dave handle it! Your a waste of T.V. space!!

    • Hobart T. Flect
      February 1, 2015

      amen todd is indeed a waste of skin, all you have to do is look at him and his problem is more than obvious, he has gamed discovery for years now and the show would be so much better without him! if nothing else had he been yanked after season one it would have been more like real life in that those who fail are gone and those who succeed continue…

  94. MattyTV
    February 1, 2015

    Should Parker be fired for making naughty videos?

  95. Todd Hoffman
    February 7, 2015

    Keep watching my dad and I. You dolts have gotten us 400k per episode. Call me an idiot all you want. I will get more gold than Parker. All you haters can fricken pound sand.

    • Chip
      February 8, 2015

      Todd, You have nothing on Parker! You might of made 400K last year ( I can’t see how) You did nothing but fail!!! Parker as a 20+ year old has far exceeded anything you probably did in your whole life! The only thing you have is your Father & Dave (Witch is your BREAD WINNER) You show your self in a truck or an EX from time to time but we all know your are just a THORN IN YOUR DAD’S SIDE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Fred_Flintstone
      February 13, 2015

      Todd, as a hard working American (and engineer like your partner Dave) you make me sick. I know you and your family use the system and steal money from people….you will pay for this in another life. And praying for personal gains like finding gold is a load of shit and makes real Christians want to vomit.

      Remember, when you and your family are hurting….you have brought this upon yourself.

      Adios *sswipe.

      • joe
        February 13, 2015

        Look at this love life scum we put on tv. This is why isis existes. People like the hofmans thats what they see scum on tv not real people who care dont abuse there god for gain. The worst part is all the land they raped and ruined for a metal. The hofmans of the world will distroy earth before global warming. You want to get todd cant reach his ass to wipe it. SIMPLE CHANGE THE CHANNEL LOW RATINGS CANCEL.. THATS WHY THAT OTHER GOLD SHOW CANCELED IT HAD ALL TODDS IN IT. PEOPLE HATED IT. SIMPLY CLICK THE REMOTE ON THE FAT GUY.

    • Ron
      February 3, 2016

      No matter which way you look at it your still an IDIOT.

  96. Chip
    February 8, 2015

    Todd Your nothing but a HUGH LOAF OF BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  97. Greg Byfield
    February 22, 2015

    So when is hulk hogan going to show up and save the day on this fake reality show

  98. Serjant Kyka
    February 23, 2015

    Tot… call me i wont to work for you !!!

  99. yk
    February 25, 2015

    Lol guys, he sold the concept of the show to the producers. He owns a stake in the show, you can’t fire him.

  100. mike
    March 4, 2015

    Who cares about all the crap you just blog if you don’t like the show watch the news or bet TV so what if Jack isn’t a trained operator let the old man dig s dam hole strait down its nothing but frozen earth anyway I like the show and watch every episode

  101. Linda
    March 4, 2015

    I think you were very harsh. This is a tv show. The evolution of how one starts out with nothing so to speak, even being green at mining, is what the show is about. Even with our recreational panning that my family does, we had to start somewhere. The make up of the people and personalities makes the show. So hopefully you will stop being cranky.

  102. Charles Tapscott
    March 7, 2015

    Hell no…I enjoy his whining..let’s me no what not to do in my quest for gold in northern Missouri

  103. Stephen
    March 20, 2015

    What gets me is he thinks he knows more than Parker or Monica beets I’m sorry but Parks has worked on his grandfathers mine since he was old enough for his feet to touch the peddles in the machinery , Monica beets has worked on her fathers very very successful mine since she was 10 and can drive and work all the mines heavy machines better than most men at the mine ,

    The fact Greg and Chris have went to work for Parker and where very happy that they met the expected gold count that season

    Another thing I hate about Todd is the way he spoke to Jimmy Dorsey when ever dorsey said anything to the camera such as when a cable snapped in the first episode Todd said ” hey don’t you talk like that get away from the camera” or when Todd kid attracted Bears into camp Dorsey said you can’t leave food out Todd kicked him out of the cabin but never said anything to the kid

    Mind a few other cast members where idiots like harness telling Fred that he was wrong about the shaker he came out with ” I was doing this while you were in dippers ” erm harness is younger than Fred so that was just wrong lol harness had been built up to be supper machanic so he couldn’t be told anything like 5 hours trying to fix something but if he had done what Fred said it would have been a hour not five

    Also Todd hates it if anyone beats him at the gold count he will say I paved the way for them erm no you never there grandfather did or there mentors did

    Hoffman = dumbass
    John schnabel = gold grandfather

  104. George
    May 12, 2015

    Todd Lay off Parker! His Grandfather gave him all the skill he need. Todd you think it time to let Dave run the show. You no as an business operator your playing with real peoples lives. This is not a back yard science project. If you going to run your life in the ground ! Don’t take everyone with you please. You may thing you mine well but please think of all the people your asking jump off the boat with you.

  105. Aodh 137
    May 13, 2015

    The Hoffmans and Schnable want 100% of the gold for very little work.

    Typical jew behavior.

  106. john
    June 5, 2015

    People forget the production crew caught the hofmans stealing gold in season1, his sister didnt lend him anything he gave her a jar of gold he stole she paid him $40k, he stole that gold from his crew, he is a fat cunt, and jack is a fucking retarded cunt. You may do better if you stop praying to god for gold, thats just sickening, god is not about greed.

    • Joseph
      June 5, 2015

      I wont watch reality tv I am not supporting those junkies. To watch the show puts dollars in there pockets. God know jack the heroin addict is not being supported by me. You reep what yiu sew so shit like the get shit. Most likely there kids will pay for there Jerusalem ways. They dont pray to god jews dont believe in christ they crucified him.

  107. Scott
    June 29, 2015

    I would love to see South Park create an episode spoofing the Gold Rush series. I can just imagine how comical it would be to see Cartman dealing with Todd and his father. Please South Park, give us an episode where Cartman and the gang decide to try Mining Gold!

  108. helen dunham
    December 4, 2015

    I can’t see how Todd sleeps at night when all he and his son does not a thing but tell others what to do and draw pay that the others work for while they stand around and watch the others work.

  109. don
    December 12, 2015

    Sounds like this blog is edited since everyone is trashing the Hoffmans. Get a life, you all sound envious and jealous!

    • Boogide
      December 12, 2015

      You have leaders and you have followers, what you need to decide is where you fit in. If you are honest with yourself you should have a good understanding on why people can so quickly get frustrated with those complete twits. But then you did already tell us where you lean.

  110. jenn
    December 12, 2015

    What about that jew Schnabel? Think he’s any better?

  111. I believe Todd Hoffman is a lazy worthless idiot. I think the reason he doesn’t like Parker is when they 1st went to the Klondike Parker at age 16 knew more about gold mining then Jack,Todd and their entire crew. Then Parker got more gold his 1st yr in the Klondike then the Hoffman’s and all the non mining crew in 3yrs. Last yr the Hoffman crew was all leaving unless Todd got Dave back with the crew. Dave makes the job run Todd does nothing.

  112. tim
    January 16, 2016

    Why does Todd say Dave’s name so often when he’s talking to him? It seems like he’s in love with him. And yes Todd never seems to be doing anything.

  113. Ron
    February 3, 2016

    Poor Todd he’s such an ass hole, I guess he can’t help it, take a look at him nuff said…

  114. Boodrow Malone
    March 5, 2016

    This is an interesting program but the problem I have always had with it is what is the bottom line in dollars of profit or loss? Ounces of gold do not matter. Profit at the end of the season is ALL that matters. Give us the numbers.

    • Dave Evad
      October 16, 2016

      They can’t give you the numbers, because these people are failing. They obviously spend far more getting the gold than the gold itself is worth. However, the Hoffmans had investors for many years. Soooooo… it wasn’t even worth it for the Hoffmans to be in the red unless they really knocked it out of the park. Why do you think they changed their name? Because the old companys failed and screwed all the investors out of their money and went bankrupt. I’m sure Hoffman lost a lot of his own money, as well. Hoffmans spent 5 seasons failing miserably, so the gold from season 6 maybe finally covered some his losses from the previous 5 most likely. Like you, I would love to see the numbers!

  115. Al D.
    March 11, 2016

    Please God let the people who are in charge of the show wise up and ditch the Hoffman’s. I can’t handle another season of watching that fat slob take credit for other people’s hard work. It’s a joke. I don’t know how Dave and Freddy could possibly tolerate the Hoffman’s ignorance.

  116. Bryan
    October 15, 2016

    Wow, don’t even know why I read this trash. Like anybody doing something new, they had to learn. They got 4300 ounces in the last 2 seasons, so clearly they are learning (pretty sure Oregon wii be a fail however). What I see here are a bunch of dilatory minded cretins who get their kicks trashing people. Sad that the Internet has come to this, a watering hole for trolls who enjoy putting others down. You spend comment after comment calling him every name in the book, but with your comments, show who the truly ugly and pathetic people are. It disgusts me that people who see the limited cuts that make make the show, thinks that this makes them experts. When I was a kid the joking definition of an expert (ex pert), was an unknown drip, and I certainly do see a lot of them here, playfully wallowing in the cesspool of today’s Internet.Enjoy your lives as troll bullies.

    • Dave Evad
      October 16, 2016

      So what…. when you spend twice the amount to get that gold, you still fail.

  117. Dave Evad
    October 16, 2016

    Hoffmans are television GOLD! pun intended! Just like bering sea gold and all the idiotic morons on every single dredge out there. Hoffmans make the viewers feel better about themselves for not being the that level of a dumbass. People who say they quit watching because of the Hoffmans are full of shit, they still watch because they can’t get enough of watching those dumbasses fail. Hoffmans were the intent of the entire show when it started. They wanted demonstrate how a completely unskilled group of people who have never mined gold before could either make or break themselves.

  118. Brian woods
    October 18, 2016

    All I know is Parker Shnaubel spanks his ass every season. Hoffmann are con artists plain and simple

  119. Jason Parker
    October 25, 2016

    i have watched most every episode of every season and am curious about several things. what is it that todd hoffman does? it seems that the only thing he brings to the crew is having no shame in asking/begging for all things needed to mine for gold.i have see him drive a little bobcat for about five minutes one episode.and it hardly seems fair to ask any of the vehicles to haul paydirt AND todd at same time…! the discovery channel looks like fools by continuing to back this guy…I have seen several posts that not only allude to, but straight up call the hoffman’s thieves..i have no idea if they are or aren’t, tough call to make by watching a TV show, but why would the hoffman’s beg to go back year after year if they weren’t making money? some of the guys on the hoffman’s crew seem like decent people, but must be either brainwashed by the hoffman’s or they make more money appearing on these shows than they can at whatever they do back home.why else would they keep coming back…todd should be embarrassed by the way everyone else is struggling to make ends meet while he looks like he hasn’t missed a meal in decades…but I digress…seriously, does anyone know what it is that todd does?lol

  120. hoodstrong69
    October 25, 2016

    i have watched most every episode of every season and am curious about several things. what is it that todd hoffman does? it seems that the only thing he brings to the crew is having no shame in asking/begging for all things needed to mine for gold.i have see him drive a little bobcat for about five minutes one episode.and it hardly seems fair to ask any of the vehicles to haul paydirt AND todd at same time…! the discovery channel looks like fools by continuing to back this guy…I have seen several posts that not only allude to, but straight up call the hoffman’s thieves..i have no idea if they are or aren’t, tough call to make by watching a TV show, but why would the hoffman’s beg to go back year after year if they weren’t making money? some of the guys on the hoffman’s crew seem like decent people, but must be either brainwashed by the hoffman’s or they make more money appearing on these shows than they can at whatever they do back home.why else would they keep coming back…todd should be embarrassed by the way everyone else is struggling to make ends meet while he looks like he hasn’t missed a meal in decades…but I digress…seriously, does anyone know what it is that todd does?lol

  121. James Williams
    November 4, 2016

    The previous comments said it all. Todd is a buffoon!

    November 11, 2016

    This is GOLD

  123. Frank Williams
    November 25, 2016

    Todd Hoffman uses semen to style his beard.

  124. David
    November 26, 2016

    Does the Hoffmans continue as part of the show??

  125. Mike
    December 10, 2016

    I agree with all you said Todd is such a dumbass. His dad is just well you know I wished they get rid of these dumbass es And find someone new it’s time for them to go. And if they are the ones that keep Ratings then I feel sorry for the ones that watch these Morons. Dakota Freed was a good one on the show But the Hoffmans need to go

  126. Matt Roylance
    December 17, 2016

    Todd Hoffman is a loser gold miner!!. How many years have we seen this? I do not like how he talked to Parker! He down sized him and belittled him. This after a praying Hoffman family!!! Todd challenged parker like a schoolyard bully. Come on, you’re a grown man! Haha grow the fuck up todd!!!

    • Matt Roylance
      December 17, 2016

      I hope Todd Hoffman reads these comments!!

    • Matt Roylance
      December 17, 2016

      Gtfo dave!

    • Matt Roylance
      December 17, 2016

      Gtfo dave!

    • james danko
      January 9, 2017

      I totaly agree with you. Todd is a buffoon. A crew of 15, how many does Parker operate with!! Looks like Todd is jealous of the kid. Now the IDIOT is going to Colorado.Todd, Put Your Large Size Panties on and crawl the fuck home.

  127. '
    December 17, 2016

    If D.C. Had any real balls they would show us ALL the numbers: show salaries, sponsorship endorsements, how many who got cheated out of their time & effort, permits and licensing costs, fuel costs… I could go on for ever. It’s no wonder that this show is an another nail in the corporate media coffin.

  128. richard
    December 31, 2016

    very well put hoffman is a genuine imbecile

  129. JK
    January 2, 2017

    LOL A Dope Fiend Watching out for all the GOLD? hahahahahahahahahahahaha, now thats just stupid

  130. Dodge guy
    January 9, 2017

    I`de love to see Dave and Freddy go in on a claim. that would be a great team to see work together. I think they would get gold that would rival Parker and Tony!

  131. Scott
    January 25, 2017

    Fire the idiots they suck I can’t watching the show anymore

  132. Paul
    February 1, 2017

    These seem like smart men. They can obviously drive and repair machinery and work long hard hours. But for the life of me, how in hell do they listen to these two idiots into keep going, keep moving all over the planet, for nothing? It’s mind boggling how they can manipulate grown ass men with religion into thinking God will miraculously find them gold. Wow! You get what you deserve dumb asses.

  133. Jack Meoff
    February 4, 2017

    Todd and his father are the biggest LOSERS that I have ever seen anywhere. What DUMBASS, CRYBABY’s. Funniest thing I ever saw on this show was Dakota Fred pinching his nose and saying “no guts no glory”…fricking halairious!

  134. Randall Elliott
    February 5, 2017

    Todd Hoffman is the dumbest gold miner ever. I love the TV show “Gold Rush” but watching him fail time and time again makes me sick. He couldn’t find gold at Fort Knox. What a dumb ass.

  135. Mark
    February 9, 2017

    Of course Todd Hoffman is a complete buffoon. That is the reason people watch this show and the reason the Discovery channel continues to finance it. Everyone wants to see this PSL (Pear Shaped Loser) fail. We love to hate him.
    This show is completely scripted and staged. This is not reality, this is a drama. Have you ever wondered why when there is a major catastrophe on the mining site such as a pipe bursting, or belt breaking they just happen to miraculously have it covered by two if not three different camera angles? It is entertainment, much like professional wrestling.
    I am tired of Todd and Jack pretending to be religious people though. “Oh Lord, help us mine better this month so we can find lots of gold so we can be stinking rich, and we ask this in your name…… Amen” Very Christian attitude.

    • brianawoodsblog
      February 9, 2017

      Todd Hoffman is a horrible minor and I think your right about people living to hate them and to see them fail and I actually now think they fail on purpose because people will tune in to watch that and that’s bullshit manipulation of the audience. What else can explain it anyone THATbad at mining year after year but yet they seem to have the BEST fuxking equipment ehhhhi call bullshit and the religious thing is getting stupid because they couldn’t be more fake about it.

  136. Greg
    February 9, 2017

    Completely agree with last 2 comments. DC has to be bankrolling the Hoffman operation. I read an analysis done by someone who claims to know mining, where they attempted to tally all the gold we’ve ever seen the Hoffmanns get, versus what their expenses might be. Even being as generous as possible, there is simply no way that they are not millions of dollars in the hole.

    • brianawoodsblog
      February 9, 2017

      Your absolutely right about D.C. Bank rolling them. Look at the season they busted in the jungle, flag busted, next season they have new D12’s and Rock Trucks, a custom made gigantore wash plant, that had to be 2-3 million by itself. This past season he it’s this custom made tailing conveyor, an oscillating one at that, and they make SHIT for gold. Like I said in my last comment I call bullshit. 2+2 is not equaling 4 here. The other thing that is have always found suspicious As hell is that no one is aloud to be in the gold room until the old fucker tallies all the gold, the crew has got to know they’re being ripped off, no equal stake crew is going to go for that bullshit no damn way.

  137. Joe
    February 22, 2017

    If Todd and his merry band of hard hat hitting losers is still on next years series, I prolly won’t bother warching.

  138. Joe
    February 22, 2017

    Further to my quick post above. It’s a total joke every time I see Todd sitting in the operators seat of a piece of machinery. Everyone knows he sits in his fancy shmancy motor home eating pizza and bon bons and watching sat TV whil all his minions are running around in circles like chickens with thier heads cut off. He only comes out every now and again for a frikkin cameo appearance.

  139. matter2003
    March 1, 2017

    How the hell can Todd Hoffman be fired from Gold Rush when he is the creator of the show??? That doesn’t even make sense. He was the one who came up with the idea and pitched the show to get it on TV.

  140. Vincent
    March 12, 2017

    Fave should be fired to much crying going on with him bunch of sisses.

  141. Vincent
    March 12, 2017

    Dave should be fired to much crying going on with him bunch of sisses.miners don’t cry and act like women.I feel sorry for Todd he’s been thru a lot with his bad decisions he makesHE should stay in the Yukon and give me a job how do u get a job there..I think he should stay his crew is good just Dave should be fired to much shit.FIRE DAVE NOT TODD..

  142. Capt. Hook
    March 17, 2017

    Royce’s comments were spot on Todd Hoffman and sneaky dad Jack are the most disgusting people on Gold Rush except maybe Todd’s safety expert Trey. After working in heavy marine construction for 40 years I have never had much use for safety personnel on most projects that I have been on. This guy Trey fits right in with Todd and Jack Hoffman all three have no business around gold mining are any other kind of construction business. How many people has these two phonies made lose everything they have by taking money from them with the promise of getting rich. I really am glad Dave has finally woke up to the fact that Todd and Jack are con artist. Todd Hoffman needs to clean up once in a while, one more word for Tood and Jack. DISGUSTING. Wake up Freddy Dodge you do not need Todd Hoffman.

  143. Confused
    April 4, 2017

    I don’t really understand why the network continues to follow the Hoffman crew because they obviously don’t know what the’re doing. I think it’s unfair to other serious mining outfits that know what they’re doing , without the theological ingredient constantly thrown in. We all know mining is more about skill than divine intervention.

  144. Brad
    April 14, 2017

    And I thought I was the only person who could see this.
    Me and my kids laugh at how useless the god botherers are at mining!

  145. Larry Mackenzie
    December 20, 2017

    Though an old write up. How true is it is. Then comes the jungle season. What a joke. The folks down there got a big old laugh and a few Benjamin Franklin’s too. The diamonds. How funny was that? My first diamond ring had more diamonds and i did’nt go to the jungle-risk malaria- the mud and have my country laugh @ me. Been a Yukon resident of 25 years. We laugh hard!

  146. Thomas Charles Glander
    January 19, 2018

    Todd never seems to do anything but yell and complain at everyone but himself. Oh and he drives around that over sized four wheeler doing nothing! If he actually worked he would loose weight. Second he showed how little he knows about not only mining but Buisness. He left where he pulled 3000 oz out of the ground to Oregon where there is no proof of gold? Is he that stupid? Lastly he has one line I want to actually shoot him when I hear it. Failure is not an option. Then he fails. If he fails it’s everyones and everything else’s fault not his lack of knowledge or his lack of leadership. He is a failure and the Gold they have gotten this season is in spite of Todd. Jack thank goodness doesn’t do anything but bring out the gold. By the way why do we never see the Hoffman’s weigh their gold? We just have to take Jacks word for it!

  147. JG from Tenn.
    January 19, 2018

    Did Todd Hoffman originally come up with the idea of the Gold Rush show, and so does he make a percentage off each episode?
    Why doesn’t Gold Rush actually show Tony Beets complete gold operation? Is it true he actually is worth 10 times all the other miners put together?
    What’s the deal with Parker and his girlfriend, are they engaged, does she actually work at his mine, and get paid?
    Have you ever heard Todd Hoffman sing? Many people have said he would make much more money singing than gold mining, do you agree?
    I want to hear Tony Beets sing ” Silent Night ” !

    • Michael
      January 30, 2018

      Singing is all Todd is good at… Ask his wife.. LOL

  148. Michael
    January 30, 2018

    Todd and Jack are an embarrassment to Oregon!

  149. Fran
    February 16, 2018

    I have been a truck driver and heavy equipment operator in the construction business for over 30 years I’ve never seen anything like Todd Hoffman and Jack Hoffman putting their help in danger in a recent episode of Gold Rush calling out his employees in his son for not wearing seat belts and safety in fractions I never seen and put a seatbelt across his fat ass I would never get near him if he was running a piece of equipment anything with in 100 yards would be in danger give me a break he’s a power tripping meatstick who preaches the word of the Lord like he’s God but he’s not he’s a fraud Todd the fraud

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