Dirty Jobs


Dirty Jobs
Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe is a Discovery Channel series that profiles the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable "yet vital" ways. Brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe will introduce you to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench and overall ickiness to accomplish their daily tasks. Not one to just stand by, each week, Rowe assumes the duties of the jobs he's profiling, working alongside rattlesnake catchers, fish processors, bee removers, septic-tank technicians and other professionals: average folks tackling extraordinary tasks that simply must get done.

Genre: Reality

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    • Episode 9

      Onion Processor

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike spends the day working as an onion processor at Gills Onions where he slices, dices and tastes onions before cleaning out the juicing machine and parts of the reactor. Then he visits the San Francisco Fire Department to help build wooden ladders.

    • Episode 8

      Season 6 Episode 8

      aired: Wed, Mar 25, 2009

      Mike travels to North Dakota to help erect a radio communications tower. Then he heads to a Hollywood sound stage to creatively commemorate the milestone of doing a dirty job in each of the 50 states.

    • Episode 7

      Locomotive Builder

      aired: Fri, Feb 20, 2009

      Mike travels to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to spend the day working as a medical waste processor.

    • Episode 6

      Mardi Gras Bladder Banger

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike travels to Mobile, Alabama to get a behind the scenes look at a Mardi Gras "Folly" float. He spends his day assembling cow bladders that will be used during the parade to drive away evil spirits.

    • Episode 5

      Barber's Assistant

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike travels to Mobile, Alabama to work with an old school barber and learn some of the tricks of the hair cutting trade. Then he stops by the Ostrom Road Landfill in northern California to spend the day working as a landfill operator.

    • Episode 4

      Goose Down Plucker

      aired: Sat, Jan 31, 2009

      Mike travels to Moorhead, Minnesota, to work as a water softener technician. Then he heads to the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco where he takes on the job of a coin washer.

    • Episode 3

      Season 6 Episode 3

      aired: Wed, Mar 25, 2009

      Mike visits the Chicago Botanic Garden to help with the millennium seed bank project that collects and preserves flora seeds from around the world so life can replant itself in case of a catastrophic event.

    • Episode 2

      Season 6 Episode 2

      aired: Sat, Oct 30, 2010

      Mike travels to a remote area near Moab, Utah, to take on the job of being a paleontologist.

    • Episode 1

      Season 6 Episode 1

      aired: Wed, Mar 25, 2009

      Mike travels to New Mexico to work as a Fish Squeezer with the Department of Game and Fish. Then he heads to Virginia to practice the ancient art of pet acupuncture on a goat named Lilly.

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    • Episode 26

      Abandoned Mine Plugger

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike travels to Ohio to check on the Common Tern population and then he finds himself in Northern California plugging an abandoned mineshaft.

    • Episode 25

      Dirty Innovators

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike heads to Pennsylvania and tries his hand at making bologna and then goes to Alaska to repair a very special toilet.

    • Episode 24

      Spray Insulation Technician

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike travels to the middle of Connecticut to clean out a lake, then drops by a gourd farm in Pennsylvania and transforms gourds into a variety of products.

    • Episode 23

      Creepy Slimy and Just Plain Weird

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike travels to Congress, Arizona, to try his hand at moving a giant cactus before a storm comes in. Then Mike heads to Idaho where he visits a special kind of farm, one that raises maggots.

    • Episode 22

      Exotic Animal Keeper

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike travels to Yakama, Washington to harvest hops, the main ingredient in beer. From there Mike goes to the Hudson Valley where he turns animal hides in to paper.

    • Episode 21

      Reef Ball Maker

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike visits a Chicken Farm to see how eggs make it to the store. There, he finds out that 1.4 million chickens equal a lot of poo, which he gets the chance to clean. Later, Mike learns how dirty dirt becomes clean dirt as he sterilizes soil in Oklahoma.

    • Episode 20

      Special Effects Artist

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe and the Dirty Jobs crew travel to the Spring Brook Ranch in Kalispell, Montana to join forces with a yak and bison rancher who put him to work in his 150th Dirty Job. It's a celebration of dirt as Mike and the crew go to work.

    • Episode 19

      150th Dirty Job Extravaganza

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike finds himself at the Windsorland Mobile Home Park where homes are being broken down to make room for a new shopping center, then he heads off to Patina-V where he learns that making mannequins is not only a dirty job, but a form of art as well.

    • Episode 18

      Crew's Cruise

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike teams up with the boys from Bartos Bait & Fish to catch leeches that will later be sold for fish bait. Then it's off to the Green Tripe factory in Hollister, CA where Mike helps make BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) for dogs.

    • Episode 17

      Wild Goose Chase

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike works at an automobile dealership where the job is sawing down a giant concrete wall to make room for a new wash bay, then heads to a sheep farm where he tries his hand at sheep shearing & castrating before getting treated to Rocky Mountain Oysters.

    • Episode 16

      Alligator Egg Collector

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike heads to the Dirty Potato Chips factory and learns how potato chips are made and what it takes to keep the machines used to make them clean and in working order. Then it's off to Rifle, CO where Mike attempts to clean a "monster" hidden underground.

    • Episode 15

      Vomit Island Workers

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike heads to San Diego to get dirty with the tar rigging crew of the Star of India, the oldest active merchant ship in the world. Then, Mike takes a look back at some of the dirty tools he's used that make civilized life possible for the rest of us.

    • Episode 14

      Bridge Painter

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      In this special episode of Dirty Jobs Mike heads to the edge of the Arctic Circle, on the northeast side of Canada's Baffin Island in search of one of the most mysterious sharks known to man: the Greenland shark.

    • Episode 13

      Dirtiest Machines on the Planet

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe heads to an Oklahoma wind farm and learns that going green sometimes means you've got to get brown first. Then he heads to Kentucky to clean out a sink hole that some have unfortunately turned into a garbage dump.

    • Episode 12

      Leather Tanner

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe gets dirty in Alaska as he helps protect the environment by cleaning up an oil spill and then travels to Minnesota where he works to pull a car out of a lake that has fallen through the ice.

    • Episode 11

      Snake Wrangler

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      In this Dirty Jobs episode, Mike crawls through rat drops, falling insulation, and debris to make a house more energy efficient. Then, he visits a turkey farm where a bunch of large-breasted birds are inseminated.

    • Episode 10

      Billboard Installer

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe heads to the site of a future California neighborhood where he learns that there's more to erosion control than one might think. Then Mike gets a bird's eye view of Palm Springs as he helps maintain and repair the tram 8500 feet above the city.

    • Episode 9

      Really Dirty Animals

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Inside an Indiana dairy farm, Mike learns how to milk a cow and use a blow torch to clean her udders. Then, Mike gets the inside scoop on how to inseminate a cow. Finally, Mike gets an up-close look at fatherhood as he helps deliver baby calves.

    • Episode 8

      Steam Ship Cleaner

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      In this special Dirty Jobs episode, Mike travels to the great state of Alaska for an epic adventure aboard a fish processing ship. He gains a new appreciation for the men and women who get dirty to put fresh fish on our dinner table.

    • Episode 7

      Wine Maker

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty with some of the dirtiest jobs in the big apple. First Mike climbs to the top of a giant building to build a water tower and then he masters the art of elevator repair.

    • Episode 6

      Salt Miner

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe gets dirty in Death Valley preparing for a gem and mineral show, helps save injured birds from a salt lake and then gets dirty working at a rice plantation in South Carolina.

    • Episode 5

      Wine Cave Digger

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      A collection of viewers' favorite moments, bloopers and out takes from Dirty Jobs.

    • Episode 4

      Well Digger

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe gets dirty making hand made bricks in South Carolina and then masters the art of cranberry farming in Oregon.

    • Episode 3

      Mule Logger

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe gets dirty in Oregon making shingles and then jumps on a Coast Guard ship to clean dirty buoys.

    • Episode 2

      Poo Pot Maker

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe works with a cave biologist and then braves the high seas in search of slime eels.

    • Episode 1

      Bug Breeder

      aired: Mon, Apr 2, 2012

      Mike Rowe gets dirty in St. Louis as he works with a river barge demolition team and then melts down the scrap steel into molten metal.

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