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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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