Dirty Jobs

Season 3 Episode 7

Alligator Egg Collector

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



  • Trivia

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.

  • Allusions