Dirty Jobs

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Stuck in a dead-end job? Daydreaming about a new career? Combed through the classifieds lately looking for your next calling?
If so, take a look at what Discovery Channel is offering:
Road Kill Collector: Must be able to work long hours braving oncoming traffic while picking up all manner of smelly dead creatures. Benefits include working outdoors.
Zoo Cage Cleaner: Performs necessary health-giving service for animals inhabiting the city zoo. Requires ability to tolerate large volumes of animal excrement while avoiding the occasional grumpy gorilla.
This summer, Discovery Channel goes to work with the unsung American laborers who make their living doing the most unthinkable, yet vital vocations in DIRTY JOBS. This world premiere original series begins Tuesday, July 26, 2005 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT).
Each week, our brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe introduces viewers to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench to accomplish their daily tasks. With his hands-on approach, Rowe assumes the duties of the jobs in question working alongside rattlesnake catchers, fish processors, bee removers and other professionals performing the vital yet outlandish occupations that simply must get done. A tremendously good sport, Rowe knows that whether it�s serving greasy slop to pigs in Iowa, or picking up five-day-old road kill and transporting it to a crematorium, it�s all part of an honest day�s work.
At the end of each enlightening, horrifying and hilarious episode, viewers are left with an appreciation for hardworking people, and they�ll know it takes to tackle tough jobs.
DIRTY JOBS is produced by Pilgrim Film & Television; Craig Piligian is the executive producer. For the Discovery Channel, Gena McCarthy is the executive producer.
Discovery Channel is the United States� largest cable television network, serving 90.2 million households across the nation with the finest in informative entertainment. Discovery Networks, U.S., a unit of Discovery Communications, Inc., operates and manages Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel, Discovery Health Channel, Discovery HD Theater, Discovery Kids Channel, Discovery Times Channel, The Science Channel, Discovery Home Channel, Military Channel, Discovery en Espa�ol and FitTV. The unit also distributes BBC AMERICA.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Miss being dirty

    8.5
    Miss that show please bring it back
  • Love how funny this is

    9.5
    Thank you to all the dirty jobs people who do these everyday.
  • mike catches leeches for fish bait

    9.0
    That's would be hard to do with out getting sick!!!
  • All the jobs you never knew existed, and never wanted to. But you gotta love the folks that do them.

    9.5
    Mike Rowe may be one of the most charismatic and likeable TV hosts of our generation. I get the feeling that even without the great premise and crew that Dirty Jobs offers, Mike could make a show a hit.

    As it is, Dirty Jobs explores our society's least appealing occupations, and the people that do them. The show becomes an interesting look at our society, as the vast majority of the everyday people doing these "horrible" jobs seem much happier than your typical cubicle worker. From the sewer scrubber that whistles while he works, to the worm farmer who is allergic to the worms, Dirty Jobs will keep you coming back to see just how dirty Mike can get next week.moreless
  • Makes your job seem like a piece of cakes, doesn't it?

    10
    I love watching Mike Rowe jump in head first to do a job that makes my skin crawl. It's unbelievable that jobs like this exist and that there are people who do them every day. This show wouldn't be even half as good without Mike making it look so fun and shooting those direct looks at the camera. He's come a long way from QVC! I'd love to see more animal jobs as those are always the most unpredictable and dirtiest. I'm also impressed at his willingness to try anything (and eat anything!) just to show how others make their living.moreless
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    Reality, Science

    Themes

    odd jobs, dry humor, fish out of water, Docu-Reality, sarcastic characters