Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs

Stuck in a dead-end job? Daydreaming about a new career? Combing through the classifieds for your next calling? Well, what about these jobs?

Roadkill Collector: Must be able to work long hours braving oncoming traffic while picking up creatures of various size and breed and in various states of decay. Benefits include working outdoors. Strong stomach a plus.

Catfish Noodler: In search of people who can catch potentially 100-pound catfish with their hands only. Must not mind sticking limbs in holes in search of game and getting bitten as a result.

Welcome to Dirty Jobs, the new Discovery Channel series that profiles the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable — yet vital — ways.

Our brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe will introduce you to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench and overall ickiness to accomplish their daily tasks. Not one to just stand by, each week, Rowe will assume the duties of the jobs he's profiling, working alongside rattlesnake catchers, fish processors, bee removers, septic-tank technicians and other professionals: average folks tackling extraordinary tasks that simply must get done.

Episode Info

Final: 9x04 -- Outback Treasure Hunter (Sep/12/2012)

Mike battles a fly infestation while mining for opal in the Australian outback.
Mike RoweMike Rowe
As Host


Reviews: 57
Dirty JobsRating: 9 likes, 0 dislikes

This show is truly one of a kind. Mike Rowe is one hell of a trooper for getting down and dirty during each and every episode, but he sheds good light on those little things that we all take for granted – cleaning the inside of dumpsters, rodent extermination, etc. I love that he gets into the mix and actually does the job just as the people who do it day in and day out do. It would be easy enough to just have Rowe narrate as the workers do their jobs, but he demonstrates hands-on how truly disgusting some jobs are. Nicely done, Discovery. Read more

Review posted on Friday, September 21st 2007 at 9:21 pm


Reviews: 1
U wanted DIRTY JOBS, here U go!!!Rating: 2 likes, 1 dislikes

i have the dirtiest job in the whole entire world that i think has ever existed it is called the monster in mexico city their are guys who have to put on diving equiptment and go into the sewers and get out stuck debri in the sewer pipes any thing from cars to tires to dead bodies to just plain garbage if they dont keep these drains cleared they will back up raw sewage into the streets and home of the cities residence their are actually dead bodies pulled out of these sewers when they dive in these sewers they can not see anything at all they are swimming in pure raw sewer fecies they have to work blind if anyone can think of anything dirtier or more discusting than this i challenge you to do so again it is called the monster in mexico city good luck sincerly jaymus777 Read more

Review posted on Wednesday, December 16th 2009 at 2:42 am

2 reviews available

Executive Producer: Craig Piligian, Edward Barbini
Supervising Producer: Edward Rohwedder
Producer: Heath Banks
Associate Producer: Jennifer Bastable
Editor: Charles Oestreicher, Michelle Daricek, Patrick M. Crawford
Line Producer: Brett Boydstun
Music: Matt Koskenmaki
Camera Operator: Troy Paff

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Classification: Reality
Genre: Discovery/Science
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: Discovery Channel ( USA)
Airs: Wednesdays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: November 07, 2003
Ended: September 12, 2012
• Dirty Jobs Down Under (9th season title), (Used In USA)
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