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    • Dirty Little Bits
      Dirty Little Bits
      Season 7 - Episode 8
      1/31/12
      10

      A special episode of previously unseen footage reclaimed from the editing room floor. Contains bloopers, outtakes, and other bits of previous dirty jobs that never made it to air before.

    • Alligator Egg Collector
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      8/21/07
      9.6
      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.
    • Ice Salvage Crew
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      5/19/08
      9.6
      Mike gets dirty in Alaska as he helps protect the environment by cleaning up an oil spill. He then travels to Minnesota where he works to pull a car out of a lake that has fallen through the ice.
    • Casino Food Recycler
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      6/13/06
      9.6
      It's a glitzy Las Vegas premiere as Mike visits the Lance Burton Theater to clean up the pens for Lance's show doves and geese. Mike then gets really dirty by visiting a pig farmer and helping him process and transport yesterday's buffet leftovers to feed the pigs.
    • Crew's Cruise
      Crew's Cruise
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      9/25/07
      9.6
      After working at some of the dirtiest jobs in America, Mike decided it was time for him and his crew to be pampered as they look back on some of their favorite dirty jobs on board one of the Royal Carribean's most luxurious cruise ships.
    • Well Digger
      Season 2 - Episode 40
      1/30/07
      9.6
      Mike joins the Bowie BaySox team at Prince Georges Stadium in Maryland acting as a groundskeeper. Next he fixes boat moorings with a former Navy SEAL. He then joins Watson Water company digging deep through mud, rock, gravel, sand and water as they drill for geo-thermal heat in Tennessee.
    • Snake Researcher
      Season 2 - Episode 33
      11/28/06
      9.5
      Mike steps into the shoes of hard working bait and lobster fishermen in Maine. Then he opens the viewer mail bag which results in some seaweed trimming. Finally Mike wrangles some water snakes in Lake Erie.
    • Sheep Castrator
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/21/08
      9.5
      Mike works at an automobile dealership where the job is sawing down a giant concrete wall to make room for a new wash bay, then heads to a sheep farm where he tries his hand at sheep shearing & castrating before getting treated to Rocky Mountain Oysters.
    • Wetland Warrior
      Season 6 - Episode 2
      10/26/10
      9.5
      Mike tries to evade and outsmart a team of bloodhounds while posing as a stand-in fugitive in Texas. Also, Mike takes on non-native, invasive species in the Florida Everglades with poison and an assortment of fire shooting guns.
    • Medical Waste
      Season 7 - Episode 7
      1/24/12
      9.5
      Mike travels to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to spend the day working as a medical waste processor.
    • Doomsday Seed Banker
      Season 7 - Episode 3
      12/27/11
      9.5
      Mike visits the Chicago Botanic Garden to help with the millennium seed bank project that collects and preserves flora seeds from around the world so life can replant itself in case of a catastrophic event.
    • Bridge Painter
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      8/7/07
      9.5
      Mike Rowe and the Dirty Jobs crew travel to Michigan to work with the Mackinac Bridge Authority on one of the world's largest suspension bridges. Later, he goes to Florida where he gets to work on the space shuttle crawler transporter at the Kennedy Space Center.
    • Poo Pot Maker
      Season 2 - Episode 38
      1/16/07
      9.4
      Mike first goes to northern California to count dead salmon. He then opens up the mail bag and answers a viewer's question about the snake researcher segment. Just when Mike thought he had seen it all, he visits a cow farm in Connecticut that specializes in making gardening pots out of cow manure.moreless
    • Sewer Inspector
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      8/2/05
      9.3
      Mike steps into the shoes of a sewer inspector in San Francisco and heads beneath the streets to examine the sewers. He then works with a disaster clean-up crew for a day and helps sanitize a basement after a sewer backs up. Finally, Mike joins up with a demolition company and makes a mess of things by helping the deconstruction crew tear down rooms in an office building.moreless
    • Viewer's Choice
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/31/06
      9.3
      Mike answers questions from viewers and shows some of the many outtakes and deleted scenes from the show. Mike also does a new dirty job and goes to a dairy farm in Pennsylvania to milk some cows, feed a newborn calf, collect fresh cow poo for study, and do some of the daily maintenance on the feed mill. Mike ends the show by singing his own version of the Dirty Jobs theme song.moreless
    • Termite Controller
      Season 2 - Episode 19
      3/21/06
      9.3
      Mike goes to Texas to help build a road by stepping into the shoes of a concrete spreader. He then heads off to Louisiana and reunites with the Vexcon exterminators to rid a local church of termites. Finally, Mike helps chips away at the back of concrete trucks.
    • Plumber
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      3/14/06
      9.3
      Mike begins the show by heading off to Oklahoma to track down his old catfish noodling friend for some plumbing lessons. He then goes to Louisiana and works at a mud factory where they blend custom made mud used for drilling oil and gas wells. Finally, Mike puts that special mud to use and learns the art of oil well drilling with some roughneckers.moreless
    • Vomit Island Workers
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      8/14/07
      9.3
      First Mike goes to the Mohave Desert in California to visit a fish hatchery. He then gets dirty as he braves the untamed world of Vomit Island in the middle of Lake Erie. Mike's mission is to help band and count newly hatched herons on the poo-covered island.
    • 150th Dirty Job Extravaganza
      150th Dirty Job Extravaganza
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      10/23/07
      9.3
      Mike Rowe and the crew roll out the stinky carpet for his most memorable co-workers in this monumental celebration of 150 Dirty Jobs. Take a look back at favorite jobs, never before seen footage, bloopers, down and dirty games, and a fireworks display. (A two hour special episode)
    • Skull Cleaner
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      7/11/06
      9.2
      Mike first goes to Sacramento, CA to help repair railroad tracks. He then heads to Louisiana to learn how to make "boudin" (Cajun sausage). Mike then cuts and fries pig skins to make "cracklin" (pork rinds). Finally, Mike goes to Oklahoma and joins a skull cleaning business to learn how to clean skulls and bones using beetles.moreless
    • Penguin Keeper
      Season 2 - Episode 34
      12/5/06
      9.2
      Even though Mike has worked with concrete before in Dallas, he visits concrete workers in California today to learn the art of concrete stamping. Then he goes to New Orleans to care for penguins. Finally, Mike gets in the mud to hunt bloodworms in Maine.
    • Mud Mineral Excavator
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      2/12/08
      9.2
      Mike Rowe gets dirty in Death Valley, CA preparing for a gem and mineral show. He then helps save injured birds from a nearby salt lake. Finally, he gets dirty working at a rice plantation in South Carolina.
    • Garbage Pit Technician
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      6/27/06
      9.2
      Mike first heads off to Las Vegas to work at an old fashioned printing press making lithographs of himself for the official Dirty Jobs poster. He then goes to Lincoln, CA and helps make large scale terra cotta building sculpture pieces from recycled terra cotta sewer pipes. Finally, Mike visits a garbage processing plant in San Francisco where food and assorted scraps are passed through a rolling cylinder and "digested" to make a methane gas energy supply.moreless
    • Wine Cave Digger
      Season 2 - Episode 41
      2/20/07
      9.2
      Mike helps dig tunnels that are used as underground wine caverns. Later he works behind the scenes with Southwest Airlines as a baggage handler. He also gets to work with the airport incinerator.
    • Ostrich Farmer
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/4/05
      9.2
      Mike visits a coffee plantation in Hawaii and learns about the long process in how to make coffee from picking the beans to roasting them. He then goes to Sausalito, CA to be a marine mammal rescuer and help rehabilitate injured seals. Finally, Mike learns about ostrich farming from daily upkeep to collecting their eggs.moreless
    • Wind Farm Technician
      Season 3 - Episode 31
      6/2/08
      9.2
      Mike heads to an Oklahoma wind farm and learns that going green sometimes means you've got to get brown first. Then he heads to Kentucky to clean out a sinkhole that some have unfortunately turned into a garbage dump. Finally, Mike goes to work at a printing press in San Francisco.moreless
    • Alligator Farmer
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/24/06
      9.2
      Mike heads off to Louisiana to be a sugar cane farmer and learns the difficult process in making sugar. He then trains as a firefighter in Fremont, CA by burning down an abandoned home. Finally, Mike returns to Louisiana to visit an alligator farm. He learns that some are returned to the wild and others are used for their meat and skin.moreless
    • Monkey Caretaker
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      8/29/06
      9.2
      Mike Rowe meets his match when he travels to South Africa to take care of monkeys that are being trained to go back into the wild.
    • Maple Syrup Maker
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      12/29/09
      9.2
      Mike first heads off to San Francisco to learn how to recycle paint in a process called paint bulking. Later, Mike makes maple syrup the old-fashioned way in Pennsylvania.
    • Special Effects Artist
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      10/30/07
      9.2
      First Mike gets dirty harvesting kelp to feed abalone. Then he is transformed into a real life zombie by special effects artist, Toby Sells.
    • Floating Fish Factory
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      4/21/08
      9.2
      Mike travels to Alaska for an adventure aboard a fish processing ship. At the end of the show, Mike learns how to use a turd burner.
    • Reef Ball Maker
      Season 3 - Episode 12
      11/6/07
      9.2
      Mike rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty in order to help create an artificial underwater reef. Reef balls help to revitalize fish and coral populations in areas that have been devastated by pollution. Then Mike goes to Texas to learn how to make soap out of goat milk. Finally, Mike travels to Louisiana to refurbish frack tanks used for water storage.moreless
    • Pig Farmer
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      8/9/05
      9.2
      Mike learns more about pig farming than he ever wanted to know as he feeds and cleans up after hundreds of pigs, plays with piglets, and artificially inseminates a sow. After a day at the pig farm, Mike hits the streets of New York City with "Gum Busters" removing discarded gum from the sidewalks. Later, he joins a crew who are cleaning pigeon droppings and nests. Mike also helps them in installing a system to prevent the return of pigeons to the building.moreless
    • Bone Black
      Season 5 - Episode 19
      2/9/10
      9.2
      Mike visits a bone black plant in Michigan and then talks about his five dirtiest jobs.
    • Tar Rigger
      Season 4 - Episode 1
      10/7/08
      9.2
      Mike heads to San Diego to get dirty with the tar rigging crew of the Star of India, the oldest active merchant ship in the world. Then, Mike takes a look back at some of the dirty tools he's used that make civilized life possible for the rest of us.
    • Parade Float Dismantler
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      6/20/06
      9.2
      Mike first goes to a Pennsylvania coal processing plant and learns how to make coke, a carbonized coal used to make iron which in turn is used to make steel. He then goes to Washington state to an oyster shucking plant and works alongside a very dirty girl. Finally, Mike goes to Pasadena, CA to dismantle floats from the Tournament of Roses Parade.moreless
    • Steel Mill Worker
      Season 3 - Episode 18
      1/15/08
      9.2
      Mike Rowe gets dirty in St. Louis, MO as he works with a river barge demolition team. He then learns how to melt down the scrap steel across the river in Illinois.
    • Sled Dog Breeder
      Season 4 - Episode 21
      4/12/09
      9.2
      Mike once again ventures out to Alaska discovery what it takes to work in this state. This time he heads out to Happy Trails Kennels in Big Lake, Alaska to breed and train sled dogs.
    • Mushroom Farmer
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      3/7/06
      9.1
      Mike first heads off to California and finds out just how dirty mushroom farming can be by first making compost, then planting and picking mushrooms. He then goes to Los Angeles to clean out storm drains filled with litter. Finally, Mike finds out just how shower drains are made at the Lincoln Foundry in Erie, PA.moreless
    • Wine Maker
      Season 2 - Episode 43
      3/6/07
      9.1
      Mike first heads off to Napa Valley to learn how to make wine. Mike then gets dirty at a Kansas cattle ranch learning about the cattle business.
    • Shrimper
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/18/05
      9.1
      Mike goes to South Carolina and learns about shrimping. He also helps study the shrimp population in order to find out when it's time to open the shrimping season. He then goes to the swamps of Louisiana to catch some crawfish. Finally, Mike goes to Washington state to clean up an illegal tire dump and recycle some tires.moreless
    • Alpaca Shearer
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      8/22/06
      9.1
      Mike once again joins up with the guys of Taylor Shellfish Farms to help them harvest mussels. Next he goes to Hawaii to learn about harvesting taro. Finally, Mike joins a family of alpaca farmers and learns the hard way that alpacas can be pretty ill-willed animals when it comes to shearing them.moreless
    • 100th Dirty Job Special
      Season 2 - Episode 32
      9/5/06
      9.1
      Mike celebrates his 100th dirty job as an Army mechanic and takes a look back at some of his past jobs. Also, Mike answers more viewer questions, shows even more bloopers and airs even more unaired footage.
    • Animal Control Specialist
      Season 5 - Episode 14
      1/5/10
      9.1
      Mike goes to Southern California to handle skunks and other pests as an animal control specialist. Finally, Mike answers a letter from the mailbag about a very special relationship he once had with a kissing moose.
    • Geoduck Farmer
      Season 2 - Episode 24
      7/18/06
      9.1
      Mike first heads off to California to help tear down a dam so trout on the endangered species list can spawn. He then goes to Pennsylvania to restore a church's pipe organ, a process that takes a total of eight years to complete. Finally, Mike goes to Puget Sound in Washington state to harvest geoduck clams.moreless
    • Bio-Diesel Man
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/25/05
      9.1
      Mike goes to Washington state and helps build a house out of cob, which is basically a combination of sand, clay, and straw. He then heads to California and works alongside Dave the bee man to get rid of some bees infesting a church. Finally, Mike goes back to Washington and helps clean out the old oil from a deep fryer at a Mexican restaurant. The oil is then recycled into bio-diesel fuel.moreless
    • Leather Tanner
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      7/17/07
      9.1
      Mike goes to Georgia to learn how to make artistic jugs. He then joins Richard Meyer and his sons in upstate New York to learn the ancient trade of tanning leather.
    • Snake Wrangler
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      7/10/07
      9.0
      Mike goes to Texas and works at a snake farm learning how to raise some of the biggest and most dangerous snakes in the world.
    • Roadkill Cleaner
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      11/21/03
      9.0
      Mike goes to Florida and works with some divers who recover lost golf balls from water hazards to recycle them for resale. Mike then heads to Ohio to clean up roadkill off the highway which is then turned into compost. Finally, Mike heads off to Texas to breed horses by first collecting horse sperm with an artificial vagina then using it to inseminate a mare.moreless
    • Sludge Cleaner
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      8/30/05
      9.0
      Mike first goes to California and learns the art and lifestyle of making surfboards. He then goes to Oregon to harvest honey with a couple of bee keepers. Finally, Mike goes to New York and works with a sludge recycler.
    • Mosquito Control Officer
      Season 2 - Episode 36
      12/19/06
      9.0
      Mike helps New Orleans residents restore, rebuild and revive their city in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
    • Hot Tar Roofer
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/27/05
      9.0
      Mike first heads off to Pasadena, California and discovers the difficult step by step process in patching up a roof. Then he goes to New Jersey and helps move a 60 ton, 225 year old house.
    • Buoy Cleaner
      Season 3 - Episode 20
      1/29/08
      9.0
      Mike Rowe gets dirty in Oregon making cedar shakes and shingles. Then he jumps on a Coast Guard ship in the San Francisco Bay to clean dirty buoys.
    • Animal Barber
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      6/9/08
      9.0
      Mike first visits Terressentials where natural organic hair care products are made out of mud. He then returns to Montana to do some more work with big animal vet Charlene Esch. Finally, Mike joins forces with the yak and bison rancher who put him to work in his 150th Dirty Job.moreless
    • Custom Meat Processor
      Season 6 - Episode 10
      12/7/10
      9.0
      Mike works on a mobile meat-processing truck and visits a dump to learn how to deal with seagulls.
    • Concrete Finisher
      Season 5 - Episode 18
      2/2/10
      9.0
      Mike creates some concrete counter-tops and fire pits in Moss Landing, California and then reminisces about the scariest job he's ever done.
    • Maggot Farmer
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      12/2/08
      9.0
      Mike visits a maggot farm in Idaho and later helps relocate a giant saguaro cactus in Arizona for a buyer.
    • Bug Detective
      Season 6 - Episode 8
      11/28/10
      9.0
      Mike visits a forensic entomology lab where he helps inspect pig carcasses for maggots and other insects in order to help detectives determine a time of death for murder victims.
    • Fish Squeezer
      Season 7 - Episode 1
      12/13/11
      9.0
      Mike travels to New Mexico to work as a Fish Squeezer with the Department of Game and Fish. Then he heads to Virginia to practice the ancient art of pet acupuncture on a goat named Lilly.
    • Mardi Gras Bladder Banger
      Season 7 - Episode 6
      1/17/12
      9.0
      Mike travels to Mobile, Alabama to get a behind the scenes look at a Mardi Gras "Folly" float. He spends his day assembling cow bladders that will be used during the parade to drive away evil spirits.
    • Water Softener Technician
      Season 7 - Episode 4
      1/3/12
      9.0
      Mike travels to Moorhead, Minnesota, to work as a water softener technician. Then he heads to the Westin St. Francis hotel in San Francisco where he takes on the job of a coin washer.
    • Chinatown Garbage Collector
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      7/26/05
      9.0
      Mike assumes the responsibilities of a garbage collector as he takes to the streets of San Francisco's Chinatown at night, hauling away several tons of garbage. After carrying several tons of garbage down the narrow corridors and steep staircases of Chinatown, Mike moves onto San Francisco's Recycle Central, located on Pier 96. As part of his trash collection endeavor, Mike will head to an organic food waste processing plant and then on to a Napa Valley winery. Later, he heads out to sea with a "man who is obsessed with sharks" - a marine biologist who shows Mike how to catch and categorize sharks for research information. Finally, Mike heads to a junkyard where he takes on the task of a disassembly, parts location and engine removal in a single day.moreless
    • Turkey Farmer
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/17/06
      9.0
      Mike first heads off to Texas and learns what it takes to be a turkey farmer. He then goes to the Colorado Rockies and works as a potato farmer. Finally, Mike gets neck deep in poo as he goes to San Francisco's Westside Pumping Station to replace a lift pump that helps process raw sewage.moreless
    • Coal Miner
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      8/8/06
      9.0
      Mike helps a family in New Jersey demolish and recycle parts from 100 year old buildings on a college campus. Then Mike enters the dangerous world of a coal miner in upstate Pennsylvania.
    • Bell Maker
      Season 2 - Episode 35
      12/12/06
      9.0
      Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty making giant bells at the McShane Bell Foundry. He also gets down and dirty with the US Army Corps of Engineers as they conduct yearly maintenance on a hurricane barrier that was raised from the ocean floor.
    • Worm Dung Farmer
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      11/14/03
      9.0
      First Mike goes catfish noodling in Oklahoma, which is basically catching catfish by sticking your hands in an underwater hole and grabbing whatever bites you. Mike then goes to Wisconsin and learns what it takes to be a septic tank technician. Finally, Mike goes to Florida and gets down and dirty with a worm dung farmer who harvests worm poo for fertilizer.moreless
    • Chimney Sweeper
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/8/05
      9.0
      Mike first goes to the Chimney Safety Institute of America in Plainfield, IN and learns how to be a certified chimney sweeper. He then goes to Ontario, Canada to salvage underwater logs, which are then used to make furniture. Finally, Mike visits a scrap metal recycler in St. Louis, MO and learns how to separate different metals and operate some big machines.moreless
    • Bat Cave Scavenger
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      11/7/03
      9.0
      Mike enters a bat cave in Texas in search of guano (bat excrement) to collect with a bat biologist. Later he helps to rehabilitate bats at a "bat hospital." Mike then goes in search of mud used to give grip to baseballs in the major leagues. Finally, Mike tries his hand at filleting fish and takes part in the many stages of seafood production.moreless
    • Marble Maker
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      12/8/09
      8.9
      Mike heads to Hawaii to make shirts using volcanic dirt as dye and later learns how to make marbles in Ohio.
    • Exotic Animal Keeper
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      11/13/07
      8.9
      Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty at a recycling center in San Francisco. He then visits a wildlife sanctuary in Georgia.
    • Cheese Maker
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/11/05
      8.9
      Mike visits the San Francisco Zoo and learns what it's like to be a zookeeper. He then goes to a haunted cheese factory in Vermont and learns the art of patience. Finally, Mike learns how to be a volcano ash mud bath mixer (spa technician) in Calistoga, CA and takes a mud bath after a very dirty day. That's not all - Mike also journeys to a live volcano in Hawaii and gets up close and personal with some very hot lava.moreless
    • Bug Breeder
      Season 2 - Episode 37
      1/9/07
      8.9
      First Mike helps cut down trees and remove tree stumps in California. He then gets himself dirty with some fainting goats in Tennessee. Finally, he visits a place that breeds exotic insects in New Orleans.
    • Turkey Inseminator
      Season 3 - Episode 29
      5/12/08
      8.9
      In this episode, Mike crawls through rat droppings, falling insulation and debris to make a house more energy efficient. Then, he visits a turkey farm where a bunch of large-breasted birds are inseminated. Finally, Mike maniacally crushes a Cadillac into a cube.
    • Aerial Tram Greaser
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      5/5/08
      8.9
      Mike heads to the site of a future California neighborhood where he learns that there's more to erosion control than one might think. Then Mike gets a bird's eye view of Palm Springs as he helps maintain and repair the tram 8,500 feet above the city.
    • Cave Biologist
      Season 3 - Episode 19
      1/22/08
      8.9
      Mike Rowe works with a cave biologist in Kentucky. He then braves the high seas off the coast of Maine in search of slime eels.
    • Leech Trapper
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/28/08
      8.9
      Mike teams up with the boys from Bartos Bait & Fish to catch leeches that will later be sold for fish bait. Then it's off to the Green Tripe factory in Hollister, CA where Mike helps make BARF (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food) for dogs.
    • Wild Goose Chase
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      8/28/07
      8.9
      Mike Rowe goes on a wild goose chase - literally! After traveling to the tundra, Mike joins forces with a team of workers that round up a flock of wild geese with airplanes.
    • Chicken Busters
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      1/19/10
      8.8
      Mike goes on the hunt for feral chickens on the streets of Miami and later opens the mailbag and visits a very dirty mother and son team of mealworm breeders.
    • Goose Down Plucker
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/27/09
      8.8
      Mike visits California, where he harvests walnuts in Meridian and makes goose-down comforters and pillows in Tulelake.
    • Vexcon
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      8/23/05
      8.8
      Mike first heads to Maryland to catch crabs using chicken necks and then learns how to process crab for the supermarket shelves. He then heads off to Missouri and learns how to shoe horses with a modern day blacksmith. Finally, Mike goes on call with an exterminator group in Louisiana called Vexcon.moreless
    • Chick Sexer
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      8/16/05
      8.8
      Mike first heads off to Iowa and discovers the dirty process behind sexing male and female baby chicks. He then goes to Vermont and learns about the dirty work behind brewing beer. Finally, Mike goes to South Carolina and learns how to harvest oyster beds in the mud and later, he recycles oyster shells by planting them in the water to make more oysters.moreless
    • Rum Distiller
      Season 6 - Episode 15
      1/11/11
      8.8
      Mike visits a distillery where he turns molasses into rum, hauls hoses, scours copper, works with scalding hot liquids, and enjoys quite a few shots of rum and glasses of beer.
    • Avian Vomitologist
      Season 2 - Episode 13
      1/10/06
      8.8
      Mike first travels to Colorado to help out at a marble quarry. He then goes to California to collect owl vomit which is sold to school children for research projects. Finally, Mike travels to Texas to palpate cows, a process used to figure out if a cow is pregnant. He also gets a little too familiar with a bull.moreless
    • Micro-Algae Man
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/1/05
      8.8
      Mike begins by traveling to Palo Alto, CA to learn how to be a pet groomer. He then goes to Hawaii to turn happy green algae into unhappy red algae to be used as antioxidant gelcaps for human consumption. Finally, Mike goes to Missouri to learn how to be a charcoal factory worker.moreless
    • Big Animal Vet
      Season 3 - Episode 17
      1/8/08
      8.8
      Mike first gets dirty at a famous barbeque joint in Georgia. He then joins forces with a big animal veterinarian in Montana. Finally, he finds himself deep in New Jersey sludge.
    • Mule Logger
      Season 2 - Episode 39
      1/23/07
      8.8
      Mike joins forces with a master-cooper, or in laymen's terms, a barrel maker. Mike also teams up with some mule loggers.
    • Soo Locks Technician
      Season 5 - Episode 17
      1/26/10
      8.8
      Mike goes to Michigan to join up with the winter maintenance crew of the Soo Locks.
    • Barber's Assistant
      Season 7 - Episode 5
      1/10/12
      8.8
      Mike travels to Mobile, Alabama to work with an old school barber and learn some of the tricks of the hair cutting trade. Then he stops by the Ostrom Road Landfill in northern California to spend the day working as a landfill operator.
    • Animal Relocator
      Season 6 - Episode 4
      11/9/10
      8.8
      Mike visits an old-fashioned corn mill in De Kalb, Miss. Also, Mike helps relocate a pair of exotic deer in Wills Point, Texas.
    • Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite
      Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      7/30/06
      8.7
      Mike starts off Shark Week by going to South Africa to look at some great white sharks inside a shark cage. He then heads to a shark research lab and gets a deeper understanding about shark anatomy as he conducts an autopsy of a dead tiger shark. Mike then works with some shark researchers and helps electronically tag them and collect shark DNA. Next he goes to the island of Bimini in the Bahamas and helps test a new shark repellent, which is made from the smell of dead sharks. Finally, Mike hangs out with a professional shark spotter off the coast of South Africa who watches the ocean to protect beachgoers.moreless
    • Billboard Installer
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      6/26/07
      8.7
      Mike heads off to Texas to work with an outdoor advertising company.
    • Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite Harder
      Dirty Jobs: Jobs That Bite Harder
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      8/4/06
      8.7
      Mike concludes Shark Week with another hour of dirty jobs with the men and women who work with sharks. He starts off in Florida working alongside a taxidermist that makes replicas out of real sharks. He then heads to the Bahamas to help Jeremiah Sullivan, the inventor of the Neptunic shark suit, to repair and test the suit in shark infested waters. Finally, Mike ends the show with some behind the scenes footage.moreless
    • Reindeer Farm
      Season 5 - Episode 9
      12/1/09
      8.7
      Mike shrink-wraps a houseboat in Kentucky and then heads on over to Alaska to visit a reindeer farm.
    • Worm Grunter
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      12/22/09
      8.7
      Mike goes to Florida to harvest clams at the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve and later attempts to worm-grunt in the Apalachicola National Forest.
    • Steam Ship Cleaner
      Season 2 - Episode 44
      3/13/07
      8.7
      Mike heads off to San Diego, California to learn the dirty job of hydroseeding. He then reads a viewer's letter and shows us never before seen footage from a previous episode. Finally Mike gets dirty cleaning up a 100 year old steam yacht.
    • Rocky Reach Dam
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      11/17/09
      8.7
      Mike takes a trip to Washington State to see how a hydroelectric dam works. Also, Mike see's what catching and tagging fish is like in a fish-bypass system.
    • Abandoned Mine Plugger
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/13/09
      8.7
      Mike learns what it takes to bring back endangered 'common terns' in Ohio as well as wrangling Canadian geese with the help of a helicopter. Later, Mike helps seal off an abandoned mine shaft in northern California.
    • Onion Processor
      Season 7 - Episode 10
      2/15/12
      8.7
      Mike spends the day working as an onion processor at Gills Onions where he slices, dices and tastes onions before cleaning out the juicing machine and parts of the reactor. Then he visits the San Francisco Fire Department to help build wooden ladders.
    • Creepy Critters
      Creepy Critters
      Season 2 - Episode 10
      12/27/05
      8.7
      Mike Rowe steps into the world of creepy critters and gets up close and personal with some small creatures. Mike talks about some of the behind the scenes moments from when he was an exterminator, a crab picker, a bee keeper, a bee exterminator, a worm farmer, and finally a bat biologist.moreless
    • Spray Insulation Technician
      Season 3 - Episode 15
      11/27/07
      8.6
      Mike Rowe gets dirty with a team of airport runway painters in Kansas City. Then he examines dirty diapers at a preschool to find bad smells to be taken to a company called Microanalytics in Austin, Texas. Finally, he teams up with a group of spray insulation technicians in Louisiana.
    • Cricket Farmer
      Season 5 - Episode 15
      1/12/10
      8.6
      Mike goes to work at a cricket farm in Augusta, Georgia and later Mike opens a viewer letter and revisits the camel dairy ranch for a turkey show using a remote controlled truck.
    • Animal Rendering
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/20/09
      8.6
      Mike visits the La Brea Tar Pits in California and learns the dirty process it takes for paleontologists to discover fossils. Finally, Mike visits a farm in northern California that takes dead cows that are rendered and recycled.
    • Hoof Cleaner
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      8/15/06
      8.6
      Mike Rowe first joins a crew at a rock quarry in the state of Washington and learns what it takes to make gravel from loading rocks to blowing up a side of a mountain. Next, Mike gets hip deep in mud and muck working with the hippo keepers at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. Finally, Mike helps a crew of hooftrimmers give some cows a pedicure and later cleans a cow foot bath.moreless
    • Dirty Chip Maker
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      10/14/08
      8.6
      Mike heads to the Dirty Potato Chips factory and learns how potato chips are made and what it takes to keep the chip machines clean and in working order. Then it's off to Rifle, CO where Mike attempts to clean a "monster" in the form of a sewage plant hidden underground.moreless
    • Fuel Tank Cleaner
      Season 2 - Episode 25
      7/24/06
      8.6
      Mike heads to Pennsylvania to work at Wertz Candies, a 75 year old candy store. He then goes to California and works as a tire retreader. Finally, Mike goes to McConnell AFB in Kansas to help repair the fuel tanks of a refueling tanker aircraft.
    • Camel Rancher
      Season 5 - Episode 4
      10/27/09
      8.6
      Mike goes to southern California to milk and take part in other camel activities at the Oasis Camel Dairy.
    • Super Dirty
      Super Dirty
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      1/3/06
      8.5
      Mike Rowe revisits some of the absolute worst dirty jobs ever from the comfort of his San Francisco apartment. Mike talks about some of the behind the scenes from when he was a disaster cleanup worker, a septic tank technician, a sewer inspector, a sludge recycler, a fish gutter, and finally a charcoal factory worker.moreless
    • Blueberry Connoisseur
      Season 6 - Episode 19
      2/8/11
      8.5
      Mike goes to the Jelly Belly factory to taste some disgusting jelly bean flavors and also inspires them to make a new jelly bean using his boot smell. Finally, Mike goes to Maine to harvest blueberries to be used for a heated pie bake-off between thin and thick crust pie.
    • Horse Tester
      Season 6 - Episode 9
      11/30/10
      8.5
      Mike visits the Kentucky Equine Research facility where he helps administer blood tests to athletic horses and checks pH levels in fresh dung.
    • Date Palm Pollinator
      Season 6 - Episode 13
      12/28/10
      8.5
      Mike answers his first piece of viewer mail by shooting some guns off in Texas and getting some trailers out of the mud. Later, Mike gets amorous and pollinates date palm trees in Palm Springs. Finally, one more piece of viewer mail answered as Mike vents about one of his biggest frustrations, getting an apron on before a dirty job and separating plastic buckets.moreless
    • Dirtiest Animals
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      12/13/05
      8.5
      Mike Rowe revisits some his previous jobs involving animals and talks about some of the behind the scenes action. Mike looks at clips from when he was a pig farmer, a chick sexer, a pet groomer, a horse breeder, and finally an ostrich farmer.
    • Crew Unemployment
      Crew Unemployment
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      2/23/10
      8.4
      With a hiatus looming, Mike tries to secure employment for the "Dirty Jobs" crew and reflects on their contributions.
    • Egg Farm
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      11/18/08
      8.4
      Mike processes polluted dirt into clean soil in Oklahoma and later pays a visit to a chicken-farm and shows us how eggs get to the store.
    • Dirty Jobs of the Big Apple
      Season 3 - Episode 25
      4/14/08
      8.4
      Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty with some of the dirtiest jobs in New York City. First Mike climbs to the top of a giant building to build a water tower and then he masters the art of elevator repair.
    • Toilet Crusher
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      10/20/09
      8.4
      Mike becomes a professor's apprentice and tags endangered alligator snapping turtles in Arkansas. Later in the show Mike recycles toilets in San Francisco and meets an old friend from a past show.
    • Spider Pharm
      Season 4 - Episode 17
      2/10/09
      8.4
      Mike makes bird food in Payette, Idaho. Also, Mike milks venomous spiders in Yarnell, Ariz.
    • Tower Top Hand
      Season 7 - Episode 9
      2/7/12
      8.3
      Mike travels to North Dakota to help erect a radio communications tower. Then he heads to a Hollywood sound stage to creatively commemorate the milestone of doing a dirty job in each of the 50 states.
    • Sea Lamprey Exterminator
      Season 6 - Episode 3
      11/2/10
      8.3
      Mike helps the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in battling the sea lamprey population that threatens the fishing industry of the Great Lakes. Also, Mike makes meat gel to feed fish in Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino's shark reef aquarium.
    • Gourd Maker
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/9/08
      8.3
      Mike heads to Connecticut and helps cleans a lake by removing muck and invasive species of weeds. Finally, Mike goes to Pennsylvania to transform gourds into various gift items.
    • Mattress Recycler
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      10/6/09
      8.3
      Mike crushes abandoned boats in Miami and recycles used mattresses in San Francisco.
    • High-Rise Window Washer
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      10/13/09
      8.3
      Mike goes to great heights to clean some dirty high-rise windows in Honolulu and later opens up the dirty jobs mailbag with some never before seen footage of his job at the aquarium.
    • Brown Plate Special
      Brown Plate Special
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      2/26/08
      8.3
      Mike Rowe looks back at some of his most memorable jobs that got him dirty making some of America's favorite foods. It's an unforgettable Dirty Jobs with new footage as well as a top ten countdown of the most disgusting things Mike has ever eaten.
    • Lightning Rod Installer
      Season 6 - Episode 5
      11/16/10
      8.3
      Mike learns how to install a lightning rod on a home in Lucedale, Miss. and asks Barsky questions about lightning.
    • Asphalt Paver
      Season 6 - Episode 14
      1/4/11
      8.3
      Mike goes through the multi-step process of paving roads in Nebraska and later answers a fan letter asking what his favorite animal is by reflecting on his encounter with a tiger/lion/tiger (tiliger) hybrid in Texas.
    • Salt Miner
      Season 2 - Episode 42
      2/27/07
      8.2
      Mike goes underground in Hutchinson, Kansas to learn about mining rock salt. This episode also focuses on the behind the scenes action in filming the show.
    • Dairy Cow Midwife
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      4/28/08
      8.2
      Inside an Indiana dairy farm, Mike learns how to milk a cow on a machine that looks like a merry-go-round. Then, Mike gets the inside scoop on how to inseminate a cow. Finally, he gets an up-close look at fatherhood as he helps deliver baby calves.
    • Cranberry Farmer
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      2/5/08
      8.1
      Mike Rowe gets dirty making handmade bricks in South Carolina. He then masters the art of cranberry farming in Oregon.
    • Dirtiest Tools & Machines
      Dirtiest Tools & Machines
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      1/3/06
      8.1
      Mike Rowe takes a look at some of the tools and machines which make doing dirty jobs a little easier. Mike talks about some of the behind the scenes machine action from when he was a house mover, a tire recycler, a demolition worker, a scrap metal recycler, a golf ball recycler, and finally a hot tar roofer.moreless
    • Glass Maker
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      11/10/09
      8.1
      Mike goes to Arkansas to research dung beetles. Later, Mike attempts to make glass art in West Virginia.
    • Pinsetter Mechanic
      Season 6 - Episode 7
      11/23/10
      8.1
      Mike visits a bowling center in Fremont, Cal. and at the request of a fan turns the spotlight on his cameraman.
    • Bologna Maker
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      1/6/09
      8.1
      Mike goes to Pennsylvania and learns how to make smoked bologna. Finally, Mike repairs a special toilet in Alaska.
    • Vellum Maker
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/25/08
      8.1
      Mike harvests hops in Yakima, WA. Later, Mike takes some animal hides and converts them into paper in New York's Hudson Valley.
    • Dirtiest Water Jobs
      Dirtiest Water Jobs
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      12/20/05
      8.1
      Mike Rowe revisits some his murkiest, muddiest, most miserable moments on the water. Mike looks at some old clips and talks about some of the behind the scenes stories from when he was a shark catcher, a golf ball diver, an oyster harvester, a crawfish catcher, a catfish noodler, and finally a shrimper.moreless
    • Diaper Cleaner
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      2/3/09
      8.1
      Mike heads to the desert in Arizona to make olive oil. Finally, Mike cleans dirty cloth diapers in California.
    • Mannequin Factory
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      11/11/08
      7.9
      Mike demolishes a mobile-home park to make way for a new shopping center and later Mike visits a mannequin factory.
    • Fireworks Technician
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      12/15/09
      7.9
      Mike becomes a specialty fireworks technician in Addison, Pa. and then helps examine a cow with a hole in its stomach at Arkansas State University.
    • Cedar Log Peeler
      Season 6 - Episode 21
      2/22/11
      7.8
      Mike starts the show by cleaning out a boat's fish grinder on the Bering Sea and later debarks and processes wood to be used for a cedar log cabin.
    • Locomotive Builder
      Season 4 - Episode 18
      2/17/09
      7.8
      Mike enjoys his 200th dirty job by restoring locomotives in Boise, Idaho.
    • Tofu Maker
      Season 5 - Episode 5
      11/3/09
      7.8
      An electronic waste-recycling facility is visited in California. Also, Mike makes tofu in Honolulu.
    • Really Dirty Animals
      Really Dirty Animals
      Season 2 - Episode 45
      3/20/07
      7.6
      It's an extravaganza of Really Dirty Animals as Mike Rowe looks back at spitting alpacas, fainting goats, wild monkeys, pregnant cows, cheating penguins, kicking ostriches, squealing pigs and runaway mules. There's new footage, updates and old favorites.
    • Greenland Shark Quest
      Season 3 - Episode 34
      7/29/08
      7.5
      In this special episode of Dirty Jobs Mike heads to the edge of the Arctic Circle, on the northeast side of Canada's Baffin Island in search of one of the most mysterious sharks known to man: the Greenland shark.
    • Dirtiest Machines on the Planet
      Dirtiest Machines on the Planet
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      7/24/07
      7.4
      Mike Rowe hosts a very special episode of Dirty Jobs as he looks back at some of the world's dirtiest machines that are making civilized life better for the rest of us. We see his jobs as a roughnecker, coal miner, garbage pit technician, wine cave digger and replacing a lift pump in a wastewater treatment plant.moreless
    • The Dirty Truth
      The Dirty Truth
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      6/14/10
      7.4
      Mike Rowe serves up an alternative to worn-out cliches with six hard-earned lessons gleaned from 250 Dirty Jobs.
    • Creepy Slimy And Just Plain Weird
      Creepy Slimy And Just Plain Weird
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      11/20/07
      7.2
      Mike Rowe looks back at some of the creepiest, slimiest and downright weirdest citizens on the animal kingdom while visiting the East Bay Vivarium, one of the largest reptile specialty stores in the US located in Berkeley, CA.
    • Dirty Conversations
      Dirty Conversations
      Season 6 - Episode 12
      12/21/10
      7.1
      Lifetime fans of the show Carolyn and Marilyn Maedel join Mike for a look at colorful conversations he's had with a variety of professionals in past dirty jobs.
    • Mike's Day Off
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      3/3/09
      7.1
      For one day, Mike's producers Piligian and Eddie Barbini try two dirty jobs themselves while Mike visits the doctor.
    • Tight Spaces 2
      Tight Spaces 2
      Season 5 - Episode 20
      2/16/10
      7.1
      Mike reminisces about jobs where he had to work in tight spaces, including the time he cleaned the inside of a buoy, his adventure in an abandoned mine, and an insulation application assignment beneath a home.
    • Sponge Diver
      Season 6 - Episode 20
      2/16/11
      7.0
      Mike goes under the sea in Tarpon Springs, FL to dive for sponges and then answers some viewer mail by discussing his most difficult job which was pulling out a fence post near an abandoned mine.
    • Dirty Presidents
      Dirty Presidents
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      11/4/08
      6.9
      Mike Rowe takes a look at some of the dirtiest jobs in America and discovers that many of our former Presidents had dirty jobs themselves. This Dirty Jobs Extravaganza will have you seeing our country's history in a completely new - and dirty - way.
    • Exotic Nanny
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      10/19/10
      6.9
      Mike visits a Texas ranch that breeds exotic animals like sloths, lemurs, camels, and bearcats.
    • 200 Jobs Look-Back
      200 Jobs Look-Back
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/24/09
      6.8
      Mike reminisces and shows us some of his favorite moments from past shows.
    • Scrapple Maker
      Season 6 - Episode 18
      2/1/11
      6.8
      Mike heads to a large family run business in Delaware to learn how to make a pig delicacy known as scrapple and later becomes a shoe doctor's assistant in San Francisco.
    • Safety Third
      Safety Third
      Season 5 - Episode 8
      11/24/09
      6.8
      Mike looks back at some of his most hazardous jobs to make the case for safety precautions.
    • Dirty Innovators & Entrepreneurs
      Dirty Innovators & Entrepreneurs
      Season 3 - Episode 16
      12/4/07
      6.7
      Mike Rowe looks back at some of his favorite dirty jobs and salutes the men and women from around the country who have found innovative and entrepreneurial ways to get dirty.
    • Woolen Mill Operator
      Season 6 - Episode 6
      11/21/10
      6.6
      Mikes learns how to make yarn from fleece and waxes hair off of his friend at a day spa.
    • Dirty Holidays
      Dirty Holidays
      Season 6 - Episode 11
      12/14/10
      6.6
      The holidays are celebrated by visiting the ghost of dirty jobs past with turkeys, reindeer, cranberries, and parade floats.
    • Tight Spaces
      Tight Spaces
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      2/19/08
      6.4
      Mike Rowe looks back at some of the dirtiest jobs that required him to get dirty squeezing into some unbelievably tight spaces.
    • Termite Researcher
      Season 6 - Episode 22
      3/1/11
      6.3
      Mike hangs out with his longtime fans Marilyn and Carolyn Maedel as they review footage from his visit to a crawfish factory in Louisiana. Also, Mike goes to Georgia to become a termite researcher.
    • Lost in Aboriginal Land
      Season 9 - Episode 1
      8/22/12
      6.0
      "Mike Rowe journeys dangerous roads to Australia\'s northern coast to work with Aboriginals who have lived off the land for more than 40,000 years. It\'s a dirty adventure that leaves Mike speechless as he works and hunts with tribal leaders.
    • Outback Treasure Hunter
      Season 9 - Episode 3
      9/12/12
      6.0
      "Mike and crew travel deep into the Australian Outback to strike it rich with a group of crusty opal miners. It\'s a dirty adventure with dangerous work and extreme temperatures. A fly infestation almost brings production to a halt.
    • Hair Fairy
      Season 6 - Episode 16
      1/18/11
      5.9
      Mike goes to great heights to install a metal power pole in Wyoming. Later Mike puts on some pink scrubs and goes to work for the Hair Fairies in San Francisco to learn about how to remove lice from hair. Finally, Dave Barsky on Mike's camera crew might have contracted lice so they decide to shave his head.moreless
    • Brown Before Green
      Brown Before Green
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      6/16/08
      5.1
      Mike looks back on several of the Dirty Jobs that help to clean up the environment. From geothermal drilling, to wood and tire salvage, to building cobb homes, one thing seemed constant: in order to be green, you usually have to get brown first.
    • Journey to Croc Country
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      9/5/12
      5.0
      "Mike journeys down the Adelaide River to capture one of Australia\'s most deadliest creatures: the crocodile. After wrestling the wild crocs into the boat, he helps a scientist pump their stomachs and then study their vomit.
    • Dirty DNA
      Dirty DNA
      Season 6 - Episode 23
      3/8/11
      4.8
      Mike hangs out with his parents as he revisits past dirty jobs involving family businesses.
    • Dirty Infrastructure
      Dirty Infrastructure
      Season 6 - Episode 17
      1/25/11
      4.4
      Mike goes back to school and takes a look at America's report card on its infrastructure and salutes the workers who help preserve it by looking back at past jobs involving sewers, our nations waterways, our energy grid, waste management, and finally our roads/bridges/railways/airport runways.
    • Brown Before Green 2
      Brown Before Green 2
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/16/08
      4.0
      Mike takes a look back at some of his former coworkers who should be role models for the green movement. Includes: Chinatown Garbage Collector, Airport Maintenance Worker, Cave Cleanup, Barge Demolition, and Heating Oil Tank Removal among others.
    • Deadly Snake Wrangler
      Deadly Snake Wrangler
      Season 9 - Episode 2
      8/29/12
      0.0
    • Fossil Hunter
      Season 7 - Episode 2
      12/20/11
      0.0
      Mike travels to a remote area near Moab, Utah, to take on the job of being a paleontologist.
    • Season 3 Viewers Choice
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      1/1/08
      0.0
      A collection of viewers' favorite moments, bloopers and out takes from Dirty Jobs.
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