Dirty Jobs

  • 2003
  • TV Show
  • TV-14

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 sometimes unpleasant tasks, whether he's knee-deep in bat guano, crawling through sewer pipes or moldi (more…)

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Thu Nov 23 9:00am
Cranberry Farmer(Season 4, Episode 5) DSC

Mike learns how to make and fire bricks by hand in South Carolina, then heads to Oregon to try his hand at farming cranberries in an artificial bog and making cranberry jam.

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Thu Nov 23 10:00am
Turkey Inseminator(Season 4, Episode 13) DSC

Mike crawls through rat droppings, insulation and miscellaneous debris to make a house more energy efficient; and visits a farm, where he gets a lesson in the artificial insemination of turkeys.

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Thu Nov 23 11:00am
Reindeer Farm(Season 5, Episode 19) DSC

Mike tries to shrink-wrap a houseboat in Kentucky and visits a reindeer farm in Palmer, Alaska.

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Thu Nov 23 12:00pm
Maple Syrup Maker(Season 5, Episode 23) DSC

Mike tries paint bulking in San Francisco and makes maple syrup the old-fashioned way in Pennsylvania.

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Thu Nov 23 1:00pm
Mule Logger(Season 3, Episode 3) DSC

Mike works with a master cooper, also known as a barrel maker, and attempts to master the art of toasting the inside of the barrels over an open flame, a technique that gives the wine a special flavor as it ferments. Also: mule logging.

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Thu Nov 23 2:00pm
Wild Goose Chase(Season 3, Episode 17) DSC

On Mackinac Island in Michigan, where the only transportation is horses, Mike picks up a shovel and cleans up; then he travels to Alaska to help workers who fly airplanes to round up a flock of wild geese so they can be tested for avian flu.

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Thu Nov 23 3:00pm
Dirty Jobs of the Big Apple(Season 4, Episode 9) DSC

In New York City, Mike climbs to the top of a giant building to a water tower and learns how to repair elevators.

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Thu Nov 23 4:00pm
Ice Salvage Crew(Season 4, Episode 14) DSC

Mike returns to Alaska to protect the environment by cleaning up an oil spill; in Minnesota, he joins a salvage team to retrieve a car that fell through the ice in a lake.

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Thu Nov 23 5:00pm
Bologna Maker(Season 5, Episode 1) DSC

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

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Thu Nov 23 6:00pm
Sled Dog Breeder(Season 5, Episode 10) DSC

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

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Sat Dec 2 9:00am
Cave Biologist(Season 4, Episode 3) DSC

Mike Rowe crawls through the muck with a cave biologist in Hidden River Cave in Kentucky, searching for a new species of beetle; and braves handfuls of mucous fishing for slime eels, also known as hagfish, off the coast of Maine.

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Sat Dec 2 10:00am
Mud Mineral Excavator(Season 4, Episode 6) DSC

Mike digs in Death Valley to prepare for a gem-and-mineral show; rescues injured birds from a salt lake; and works at a rice plantation in South Carolina.

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Sat Dec 2 11:00am
Dirty Jobs of the Big Apple(Season 4, Episode 9) DSC

In New York City, Mike climbs to the top of a giant building to a water tower and learns how to repair elevators.

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  • Premiered: November 7, 2003
  • Rating: TV-14
  • 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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