Dirty Jobs

Season 3 Episode 7

Alligator Egg Collector

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 21, 2007 on Discovery Channel
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Episode Summary

Mike Rowe gets dirty as he forages the swamps of Louisiana in search of alligator eggs - 90,000 of them to be exact. It's a very dirty job that's helping to preserve the population of the American alligator.

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  • We get to go revisit out friends from the alligator farm and get up close and personal with some fireants...

    It was nice to see our friends from the Alligator farm again and the boss has not lost his sense of humor or his fun in playing pranks on Mike.

    Mike get up close and really really personal with some fire ants in places that we didn't get or need to see :) And of course Mike doesn't miss a note he keeps his sense of humor and as he jumps up and down declares he has "ants in his pants..." But they leave a mean bit and Mike has to step behind to check all the important stuff.

    Mike finds he can't walk on water or on grass and water. Nor can he talk to sweet with to a mom while they are stealing her eggs.

    Of course he earns points for attempt to hit is crew with long stakes to mark their nests. But the crew was not lucky when they where leaving and Barsky qoutes, "Yeah. Don't go into television.." after losing lots of cameras.

    Another educational episode as well and entertaining for the whole family.moreless

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

    • In this episode, Mike is wearing a Dutch Harbor t-shirt. Dutch Harbor, Alaska is the fishing port where the show Deadliest Catch is filmed. Mike is the narrator for that show.

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Mike: (about the ants) Does anything stop the itching? Ever? Anything beside from lighting myself on fire?

    • Gerry: She'll be fine.
      Mike: Well sure, she'll be fine, Gerry. I'm not really worried about her.
      Gerry: If I run, you run. How's that.
      Mike: That sounds dandy.
      Gerry: I'm walking in and I'm bringing me a pole.
      Mike: This is our weapon? A piece of bamboo. Good.

    • Gerry: (to Mike) Come on, city boy. Your mama's gonna laugh at you.

    • Mike: So you're telling me right now we're just, for the sake of television, we're risking our life.

    • Mike: What the lesson ultimately is, I don't know. (turns to field producer Dave Barsky who was in the crash) Dave, is there a lesson?
      Barsky: Yeah. Don't get into tv.

    • Mike: (holding camera with wrecked equipment in the background) We hope you've enjoyed this behind the scenes look at why Dirty Jobs is no longer on the air. It was fun for us. We hope you got a kick out of it, and perhaps took a cautionary tale from the proceedings.

  • NOTES (3)

    • Mike was previously at the alligator farm in episode #2.15, Alligator Farmer.

    • In the credits, special thanks was given to Gerry & Hope Savoie.

    • In the aftermath of the crew's airboat crash, they determined that they lost three cameras and lenses, an audio mixer, microphones, lens filters, wireless transmitters and personal cellphones and pagers. Mike Rowe estimated that the total cost of the ruined equipment was about $100,000.