Dirty Jobs - Season 5

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Episode Guide

  • The Dirty Truth
    The Dirty Truth
    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.
  • Crew Unemployment
    Crew Unemployment
    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.
  • Tight Spaces 2
    Tight Spaces 2
    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.
  • Bone Black
    Episode 19
    2/9/10
    9.2
    Mike visits a bone black plant in Michigan and then talks about his five dirtiest jobs.
  • Concrete Finisher
    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.
  • 1/26/10
    8.8
    Mike goes to Michigan to join up with the winter maintenance crew of the Soo Locks.
  • Chicken Busters
    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.
  • Cricket Farmer
    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.
  • 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.
  • Maple Syrup Maker
    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.
  • Worm Grunter
    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.
  • 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.
  • Marble Maker
    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.
  • Reindeer Farm
    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.
  • Safety Third
    Safety Third
    Episode 8
    11/24/09
    6.8
    Mike looks back at some of his most hazardous jobs to make the case for safety precautions.
  • Rocky Reach Dam
    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.
  • Glass Maker
    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.
  • Tofu Maker
    Episode 5
    11/3/09
    7.8
    An electronic waste-recycling facility is visited in California. Also, Mike makes tofu in Honolulu.
  • Camel Rancher
    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.
  • Toilet Crusher
    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.
  • 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.
  • Mattress Recycler
    Episode 1
    10/6/09
    8.3
    Mike crushes abandoned boats in Miami and recycles used mattresses in San Francisco.