Dirty Jobs

Season 3 Episode 18

Steel Mill Worker

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Jan 15, 2008 on Discovery Channel



  • Trivia

    • According to a relative of an employee of Alton Steel, the Dirty Jobs crew actually ruined a camera because they put it too close to the furnace and they had to get a new one shipped in which was a $75,000 accident.

    • At the end credits, Mike and field producer Dave Barsky argue about the pronunciation of "Cerberus", the three-headed Greek hell hound. Mike asks how Barsky knows the pronunciation and is given the answer, "Because I took 2 years of Latin." This is irrelevant because Cerberus is Greek, not to mention it is pronounced "Kerberos".

  • Quotes

    • Mr. Shain: I don't like duress.
      Mike: You don't wear a dress?
      Mr. Shain: I don't like duress.
      Mike: He likes a nice dress.

    • Mike: Some jobs are dirty. Others just melt your face off.

    • Mike: This is a smoking pit of despair.

    • Mr. Shain: Why do you keep grabbing the hot stuff? What do you not recognize about that being inside the 2000 degree ladle that could possibly make it hot?
      Mike: No, I went and connected the dots. I just figured with the fancy space age gloves you gave me I'd be able to touch something from time to time.

    • Mike: I'm a marshmallow in a friggin campfire!

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Mike: The Terminator should be crawling out of this thing right about now.

      The Terminator is a 1984 science fiction/action film directed/co-written by James Cameron featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton. The film introduces the concept of a "terminator", an unstoppable cyborg assassin who has been sent back from the year 2029 to eliminate mankind.