Mon Apr 20 12:00pm
Mon Apr 20 1:00pm
Maggot Farmer(Season 4, Episode 27) ANIMAL

A maggot farm is visited in Idaho; Mike tries to help relocate a giant cactus in Arizona ahead of an oncoming storm.

Mon Apr 20 2:00pm
Tue Apr 21 12:00pm
Bologna Maker(Season 5, Episode 1) ANIMAL

Bologna-making in Pennsylvania. Also: the host repairs a special toilet in Alaska.

Tue Apr 21 1:00pm
Abandoned Mine Plugger(Season 5, Episode 2) ANIMAL

Mike counts common terns in Ohio, and seals off an abandoned mine shaft in northern California.

Tue Apr 21 2:00pm
Animal Rendering(Season 5, Episode 3) ANIMAL

The host visits the La Brea Tar Pits in California; farm animals are rendered and recycled.

Wed Apr 22 12:00pm
Goose Down Plucker(Season 5, Episode 4) ANIMAL

Mike visits California, where he harvests walnuts in Meridian and makes goose-down comforters and pillows in Tulelake.

Wed Apr 22 1:00pm
Wed Apr 22 2:00pm
Spider Pharm(Season 5, Episode 6) ANIMAL

Mike makes high-quality bird food in Payette, Idaho. Also: milking venomous spiders in Yarnell, Ariz.

Thu Apr 23 12:00pm
Locomotive Builder(Season 5, Episode 7) ANIMAL

Mike restores locomotives in Boise, Idaho, for his 200th dirty job.

Thu Apr 23 1:00pm
Sled Dog Breeder(Season 5, Episode 10) ANIMAL

Mike visits Big Lake, Alaska, to learn how to breed and train sled dogs.

Thu Apr 23 2:00pm
Mattress Recycler(Season 5, Episode 11) ANIMAL

Mike crushes abandoned boats in Miami and recycles used mattresses in San Francisco.

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  • Premiered: November 7, 2003
  • Rating: TV-14
  • User Rating:4.76 out of 5 (251 ratings)
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  • Premise: Host Mike Rowe takes on unusual and occasionally unsavory occupations, bringing humor to the down-and-dirty proceedings that find him in tight spots, smelly conditions and unsanitary circumstances. Rowe resolutely keeps his chin up while performing the som… (more)

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