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Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs

Discovery 2005

DIRTY JOBS 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.

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The 10 Worst Episodes of Dirty Jobs

Dirty Jobs - S2E21

#1 - Parade Float Dismantler

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Season 2 - Episode 21

Mike first goes to Pennsylvania at a coal processing plant and learns how to make coke, carbonized coal used to make iron which in turn is used to make steel. Mike then goes to Washington to an oyster shucking plant and works alongside a very dirty girl. Finally, Mike goes to Pasadena, CA to dismantle floats from the Tournament of Roses Parade.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

Dirty Jobs - S2E22

#2 - Garbage Pit Technician

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Season 2 - Episode 22

Mike first heads off to Las Vegas to work at an old fashioned printing press making lithographs of himself for the official Dirty Jobs poster. Mike then goes to Lincoln, CA and helps make large scale terra cotta building sculpture pieces from recycled terra cotta sewer pipes. Finally, Mike visits a garbage processing plant in San Francisco where food and assorted scraps are passed through a rolling cylinder and "digested" to make a methane gas energy supply.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

Dirty Jobs - S2E23

#3 - Skull Cleaner

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Season 2 - Episode 23

Mike first goes to Sacramento, CA to help repair railroad tracks. Mike then heads to Louisiana to learn how to make "boudin" (Cajun sausage). Mike then cuts and fry's pig skins to make "cracklin" (pork rinds). Finally, Mike goes to Oklahoma and joins a skull cleaning business to learn how to clean skulls and bones using beetles and maggots, including a whale carcass.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

Dirty Jobs - S2E24

#4 - Geoduck Farmer

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Season 2 - Episode 24

Mike first heads off to California to help tear down a dam so trout on the endangered species list can spawn. Mike then goes to Pennsylvania to restore a church's pipe organ, a process that takes a total of eight years to complete. Finally, Mike goes to Puget Sound in Washington to harvest geoduck clams, otherwise known as "gooey ducks".

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

Dirty Jobs - S2E25

#5 - Fuel Tank Cleaner

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Season 2 - Episode 25

Mike heads to a good old fashioned steel town in Pennsylvania to work at a 75 year old candy store named Wertz Candies making all sorts of candy treats. Mike then goes to California and works as a tire retreader. Finally, Mike goes to McConnell AFB in Kansas to help repair the fuel tanks of a refueling tanker aircraft.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

#6 - Coal Miner
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Season 2 - Episode 28

Mike helps a family in New Jersey demolish and recycle parts from 100 year old buildings on an old college campus. Finally, Mike enters the dangerous world of a coal miner in an upstate Pennsylvania coal mine.

The episode was rated #1 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

#7 - Hoof Cleaner
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Season 2 - Episode 29

Mike Rowe first joins a crew at a rock quarry in Washington and learns what it takes to make gravel from loading rocks to blowing up a side of a mountain. Next, Mike gets hip deep in mud and muck working with the hippo keepers at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, NJ. Finally, Mike helps a crew of hooftrimmers give some cows a pedicure and later cleans a cow foot bath.

The episode was rated #2 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

#8 - Alpaca Shearer
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Season 2 - Episode 30

Mike once again joins up with the guys of Taylor Shellfish Farms to help them harvest mussels. Next he goes to Hawaii to learn about harvesting taro. Finally, Mike joins a family of alpaca farmers and learns the hard way that alpacas can be pretty ill-willed animals when it comes to shearing them.

The episode was rated #3 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

#9 - Monkey Caretaker
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Season 2 - Episode 31

Mike Rowe meets his match when he travels to South Africa to take care of monkeys that are being trained to go back into the wild

The episode was rated #4 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

#10 - 100th Dirty Job Special
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Season 2 - Episode 32

Mike celebrates his 100th dirty job as an Army mechanic and takes a look back at some of his past jobs. Also, Mike answers more viewer questions, shows even more bloopers and airs even more unaired footage.

The episode was rated #5 Worst episode of Dirty Jobs from 0 votes.

Last updated: apr 11, 2021

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Wonderful show! Sad it ended.

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Only Mike Rowe could make doing dirty jobs funny and entertaining. I always learn something new to boot.

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