The Pick-up Artist is an American reality show on VH1 which focuses on a group of eight male contestants who have historically been unsuccessful in love and relationships learning the art of the "pickup" as taught by seduction artist Mystery aka Erik von Markovik, and two of his wingmen, known by the aliases J-Dog and Matador. With help of Savoy (pickup artist) as a consultant to the show, in the eight episodes, Mystery teaches the contestants with guidance and training to meet potential mates in various locations, such as coffee shops and night clubs. The contestants of the show compete with each other through a series of challenges. Most of the challenges on the first season involved picking up women in different situations, such as on a bridge during the day or in a nightclub. Some of the challenges were more novel, such as the second to last challenge where the men had to pick up a stripper, described by Mystery as "the ultimate challenge".