Dirty Jobs

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  • TV-14
  • 2003
  • 9 Seasons
  • 7.7  (8,944)

In all kinds of places, with all kinds of tools, Mike Rowe has experienced jobs that would make most people cringe. Across the continent he has handled poop from many species. He has used more grease, grime, and slime than the general person encounters in a lifetime. Dirty Jobs is a show that follows host Mike Rowe as he travels around the country doing various jobs and tasks. The jobs tend to be some of the dirtiest, nastiest, most foul smelling jobs there are. Yet every single one is completely necessary in today's society. Mike has visited pig farms and sorted through a truckload of food waste from Las Vegas buffets to make feed for the porcine residents. He has also helped a number of other researchers and animal handlers. His arms and hands received more than a couple bites from snakes he was wrangling for a laboratory to study. He then helped the lab workers as they sexed the snakes, checked their size, and caused the snakes to vomit to study their food intake. Animal care wasn't Mike's only responsibility. He also rose to great heights and sank to deep lows caring for machines that keep the human world running. Working with a maintenance team Mike climbed a wind power generator to lubricate its inner workings. Altitude was not an issue when he was suspended over a ship's hull to coat the sail's ropes with tar. Mike descended deep into the ground to aid a crew in a salt mine. He has also aided safety minded workers as they capped and sealed a much older, abandoned mine. Mike has worked in the food industry as well. He helped make tofu, manufactured snack chips, smoked sausage, and harvested and processed cranberries. Of course no job making food is complete without dealing with the waste byproduct. To this end Mike has cleaned and repaired a ship's malfunctioning poo burner.

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Combat Surgeon / Iguana Hunter
6. Combat Surgeon / Iguana Hunter
February 6, 2022
Mike Rowe trains as a trauma surgeon using hyper-realistic scenarios and specialized equipment to learn under simulated battlefield conditions. He then controls an invasive mess of iguanas which are posing health risks to humans on the Florida coast.
Escalator Maintainer / Scorpion Sweeper
5. Escalator Maintainer / Scorpion Sweeper
January 30, 2022
Mike Rowe crams into a hockey arena's escalator where he scrapes and cleans a special kind of shmutz from the bottom. Then, he and a zoo keeper venture into the hot, treacherous Arizona desert at night to round up neurotoxic stinging scorpions.
Rock Sucker / Mountain Carver
4. Rock Sucker / Mountain Carver
January 23, 2022
Mike sucks rocks off an industrial roof with a massive vacuum. He then travels to the Black Hills to carve the largest monument in the world: Crazy Horse. Both stories involve several generations working together to pass on their life's ambitions.
Tugboat Fitter / Water Tower Cleaner
3. Tugboat Fitter / Water Tower Cleaner
January 16, 2022
Mike visits a ship-building community in Coden, Alabama, to learn the ins-and-outs of building a tugboat, from tight spaces to complex algebra. Then he makes a long climb to the top of a dirty water tower in Magee, Mississippi, to clean inside the tank.
Jellyballer / Epoxy Installer
2. Jellyballer / Epoxy Installer
January 9, 2022
Mike Rowe joins a fourth-generation fisherman's crew in Georgia as they harvest cannonball Jellyfish for food, a trade known as "Jellyballing." Then Mike helps a father-son team install epoxy flooring at a restaurant in time for the dinner rush.
Rodbuster / Galvanizer
1. Rodbuster / Galvanizer
January 2, 2022
Mike works his hardest construction job yet. He helps a team of rodbusters, who carry 2 tons of reinforced steel each for overpass construction. Next, Mike combats the ruination of rust by galvanizing infrastructural steel in an 850-degree zinc bath.
Description

In all kinds of places, with all kinds of tools, Mike Rowe has experienced jobs that would make most people cringe. Across the continent he has handled poop from many species. He has used more grease, grime, and slime than the general person encounters in a lifetime.

Dirty Jobs is a show that follows host Mike Rowe as he travels around the country doing various jobs and tasks. The jobs tend to be some of the dirtiest, nastiest, most foul smelling jobs there are. Yet every single one is completely necessary in today's society. Mike has visited pig farms and sorted through a truckload of food waste from Las Vegas buffets to make feed for the porcine residents. He has also helped a number of other researchers and animal handlers. His arms and hands received more than a couple bites from snakes he was wrangling for a laboratory to study. He then helped the lab workers as they sexed the snakes, checked their size, and caused the snakes to vomit to study their food intake.

Animal care wasn't Mike's only responsibility. He also rose to great heights and sank to deep lows caring for machines that keep the human world running. Working with a maintenance team Mike climbed a wind power generator to lubricate its inner workings. Altitude was not an issue when he was suspended over a ship's hull to coat the sail's ropes with tar. Mike descended deep into the ground to aid a crew in a salt mine. He has also aided safety minded workers as they capped and sealed a much older, abandoned mine.

Mike has worked in the food industry as well. He helped make tofu, manufactured snack chips, smoked sausage, and harvested and processed cranberries. Of course no job making food is complete without dealing with the waste byproduct. To this end Mike has cleaned and repaired a ship's malfunctioning poo burner.

Dirty Jobs is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (175 episodes). The series first aired on November 7, 2003.

Where to Watch Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Dirty Jobs on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Discovery.

  • Premiere Date
    November 7, 2003
  • IMDB Rating
    7.7  (8,944)