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Dirty Jobs Season 5 Episodes

35 Episodes 2009 - 2010

Episode 1

Bologna Maker

Tue, Jan 6, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 2

Abandoned Mine Plugger

Tue, Jan 13, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 3

Animal Rendering

Tue, Jan 20, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 4

Goose Down Plucker

Tue, Jan 27, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 5

Diaper Cleaner

Tue, Feb 3, 2009 60 mins

The host presses olives into oil in Arizona and cleans dirty diapers in California.

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Episode 6

Spider Pharm

Tue, Feb 10, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 7

Locomotive Builder

Tue, Feb 17, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 8

200 Jobs Look-Back

Tue, Feb 24, 2009 60 mins

Highlights from the series are featured.

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Episode 9

Mike's Day Off

Tue, Mar 3, 2009 60 mins

Mike challenges the executive producers to take on a dirty job.

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Episode 10

Sled Dog Breeder

Sun, Apr 12, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 11

Mattress Recycler

Tue, Oct 6, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 12

High-Rise Window Washer

Tue, Oct 13, 2009 60 mins

Mike cleans high-rise windows in downtown Honolulu.

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Episode 13

Toilet Crusher

Tue, Oct 20, 2009 60 mins

Mike performs tests on endangered alligator snapping turtles in Arkansas, and he also recycles toilets in San Francisco.

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Episode 14

Camel Rancher

Tue, Oct 27, 2009 60 mins

Mike visits Ramona, Cal., where he learns how to milk, breed and care for dromedary camels.

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Episode 15

Tofu Maker

Tue, Nov 3, 2009 60 mins

An electronic waste-recycling facility is visited in California. Also: Mike makes tofu in Honolulu.

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Episode 16

Glass Maker

Tue, Nov 10, 2009 60 mins

Mike researches dung beetles in Jonesboro, Ark., and he tries to make glass art in Williamstown, W. Va.

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Episode 17

Rocky Reach Dam

Tue, Nov 17, 2009 60 mins

Mike visits a hydroelectric dam in Wenatchee, Wash. Also: what it's like to catch and tag fish in a fish-bypass system.

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Episode 18

Safety Third

Tue, Nov 24, 2009 60 mins

Mike recalls hazardous jobs and makes a case for safety and personal responsibility.

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Episode 19

Reindeer Farm

Tue, Dec 1, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 20

Marble Maker

Tue, Dec 8, 2009 60 mins

Mike Rowe makes "dirt shirts" in Hawaii and marbles in Reno, Ohio.

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Episode 21

Fireworks Technician

Tue, Dec 15, 2009 60 mins

Mike learns what it takes to be a specialty fireworks technician in Addison, Pa. Also: a cow with a hole in its stomach is examined at Arkansas State University.

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Episode 22

Worm Grunter

Tue, Dec 22, 2009 60 mins

Mike visits Florida, where he harvests clams at the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve and tries out worm-grunting in the Apalachicola National Forest.

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Episode 23

Maple Syrup Maker

Tue, Dec 29, 2009 60 mins

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

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Episode 24

Animal Control Specialist

Tue, Jan 5, 2010 60 mins

Mike takes on skunks and other pests as an animal-control specialist in southern California.

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Episode 25

Cricket Farmer

Tue, Jan 12, 2010 60 mins

Mike works on a cricket farm in Augusta, Ga., and shares footage from his stint as a camel rancher at the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona, Cal.

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Episode 26

Chicken Busters

Tue, Jan 19, 2010 60 mins

Mike chases feral chickens on the streets of Miami and answers a letter from a fan.

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Episode 27

Soo Locks Technician

Tue, Jan 26, 2010 60 mins

Mike visits Sault Saint Marie, Mich., where he joins the Soo Locks maintenance crew.

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Episode 28

Concrete Finisher

Tue, Feb 2, 2010 60 mins

Mike makes decorative concrete countertops and a fire pit in Moss Landing, Cal., and then he recounts the scariest job he has done for the series.

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Episode 29

Bone Black

Tue, Feb 9, 2010 60 mins

A bone black plant in Michigan is visited; Mike recounts his five dirtiest jobs.

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Episode 30

Tight Spaces 2

Wed, Feb 17, 2010 60 mins

Mike reflects on jobs where he was forced to work in tight spaces, including the time he cleaned the inside of a buoy, his adventure in an abandoned mine and an insulation application assignment beneath a home.

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Episode 31

Crew Unemployment

Tue, Feb 23, 2010 60 mins

With a hiatus looming, Mike tries to secure employment for the "Dirty Jobs" crew and reflects on their contributions.

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Episode 32

Exotic Nanny

Tue, Oct 19, 2010 60 mins

Mike visits a Texas ranch that breeds exotic animals, such as sloths, lemurs, camels and bearcats.

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Episode 33

Wetland Warrior

Tue, Oct 26, 2010 60 mins

Mike tries to evade and outsmart a team of bloodhounds while posing as a stand-in fugitive in Texas. Also: Mike takes on non-native, invasive species in the Florida Everglades.

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Episode 34

Sea Lamprey Exterminator

Tue, Nov 2, 2010 60 mins

Mike assists the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in battling the sea lamprey population that threatens the fishing industry of the Great Lakes. Also: Mike makes a meat gel to feed fish in Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino's shark reef aquarium.

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Episode 35

Animal Relocator

Tue, Nov 9, 2010 60 mins

Mike visits an old-fashioned corn mill in De Kalb, Miss. Also: the host helps relocate a pair of exotic deer in Wills Point, Texas.

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