Dirty Jobs

Season 2 Episode 18

Plumber

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Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Mar 14, 2006 on Discovery Channel
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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

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  • The should have called this one oil well driller instead of plumber.

    9.7
    I know the plumbers (formerly catfish noodlers) were funny and the mud making was dirty but the oil rig stole the show in my opinion. On just the surface the pure education of how the roughneckers work to add pipe and drill the well was enough to make this one of the best Dirty Jobs. The extended coverage of Mike doing the job well into the night (12 hour shift) speaks to how hard these guys work. The mud mixers were also informative and a great prelude to the oil drilling. I never would have thought the mixing of mud could be be so complicated and technical. Then the segment goes back to the Dirty Jobs standard and Mike gets really, really muddy as he cleans containers of used mud that are returned for recycling. All in all one of the best episoded of this series I have viewed.moreless

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (13)

    • Don: Well, you never tell what you may find in here. Might find you a big ol' jug of money.
      Mike: You ever find a big ol' jug of money?
      Don: No, I'm still doing this.

    • Don (plumber): Got plenty of room for me to come in now?
      Mike: Honestly Don, I don't think you're gonna fit down here.
      Don: You know you keep talking about that issue like me being fat or something? What's up with that?
      Mike: I'm not, I'm just saying you're a lot of man and there's not a lot of room down here.

    • (said as Don was crawling over Mike)
      Don: You feel the love?
      Mike: I felt something.

    • (said as Don was crawling over Mike again)
      Mike: How come you're always on top?
      Don: I don't like the bottom.

    • Don: Are you just trying to make me look dumb on camera?
      Mike: No, I'm just trying to say that when it comes to looking dumb, there's plenty to go around.
      Don: Ok. Well you're doing fine for both of us.

    • Mike: Well, there it is, my day with Don the plumber. I slowed him down, I cost him some money, I ripped my shirt, I think I even got on his nerves a little bit, all in all, a good day, and a very dirty job.

    • Mike: Make mud?
      Andy (mud factory worker): Make mud.
      Mike: Milk milk, lemonade, turn the corner mud is made.

    • Mike: I just cleaned this tank and now we just dirtied it up. You want me to go clean a tank so we can make that dirty too, so we can haul the clean dirty mud somewhere else?
      Andy: That's right.
      Mike: It'll be a shame to get the mud dirty.

    • Mike: I'm the muddiest man in the land.

    • Andy: It's like a lubricant for threads. You swab that thing in there and be generous with it.
      Mike: You can't have too much lubricant.
      Andy: There you go, there you go.
      Mike: I know about the lubricant.
      Andy: You sure look like you do.

    • Mike: When you're serious about getting dirty: roughnecking. It's all the rage.

    • Mike: We like to have a look at your dirty videos. No, not those dirty videos, your dirty job videos.

    • Mike: Maybe this isn't the best place in the world to be standing.
      Drill worker: Nowhere around here is the best place to be standing.

  • NOTES (2)

    • In the credits, special thanks was given to Rocky and Lisa Sonnier.

    • The drill in the roughnecking segment penetrated 1200 feet in 12 hours. The pipes are 31 feet in length which equates to 39 lengths of pipe or one length every 15-20 minutes for 12 straight hours.

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