Dirty Jobs

Season 3 Episode 19

Cave Biologist

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 22, 2008 on Discovery Channel



  • Trivia

    • New cameraman Dawson Childers claims to have vomited 35 times while filming the slime eel segment.

    • Mike describes hagfish ("slime eels") as eels that make slime. This is incorrect, as eels are fish. Hagfish are more primitive than fish; they have no jaws.

  • Quotes

    • Selisa: Every Boy Scout in America is saluting you.
      Mike: Well, they shouldn't. I had to give back half my badges and issue a general apology.

    • Mike: These (slime eels) are a delicacy in Korea. (tries eating one) We're in Maine. (spits it out)

    • Mike: The anticipation of slime eels. You can feel it in the air.

    • Mike: This is the part of the day where one person is invariably slowing up the entire process. Who could that person be?

    • Mike: It's amazing what you'll find digging around in poo with a couple biologists.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Mike: It's Alien meets Ghostbusters.

      Ghostbusters is a 1984 sci-fi/comedy about three New York City parapsychologists-turned-ghost exterminators played by Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis. The ghosts develop a kind of slime called ectoplasm that allows them to materialize and move objects.
      Alien is a 1979 sci-fi film starring Sigourney Weaver who encounters an aggressive extraterrestrial life-form. Apparently aliens also develop a really nasty slime.

    • Mike: You're like Indiana Jones except for the bugs and the concussions.

      Indiana Jones is a fictional professor of archaeology, an adventurer and the main character of the 1981 film Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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