Dirty Jobs Episodes

Tuesday, July 26 by Amin El-Gazzar

These "Dirty Jobs" episodes are the best because they're the worst. "Dirty Job", hosted by the endearing Mike Rowe, first aired in 2005 and has become a TV classic. It's currently in its sixth season, with over 150 episodes aired. The series takes an in depth look at some of the dirtiest jobs that people do. There are so many episodes to choose from, but here is a list of the top five "Dirty Jobs" episodes.

  1. "Pig Farm". "Pig Farm" was the third episode in the first season of "Dirty Jobs". Rowe heads to Las Vegas to check out Bob's Pig Farm. Bob seems to get a genuine kick out of watching Rowe try his best to do some of the farm's most disgusting jobs – including cleaning the pigs' sties and slopping the pigs. By the end of the episode, you'll develop a genuine appreciation for the creative way Bob deals with the dirty jobs on his farm and be glad you don't have to personally bring home the bacon!
  2. "Bridge Painter". Episode five from season three of Dirty Jobs sees Rowe become part of an immense project that will give you a new found respect for what these bridge painters go through. The camera work is really breath taking. This episode will make you think twice every time you see a bridge, once you're aware that real men have taken their lives in their hands to make the place you see more beautiful.
  3. "Dirtiest Water Jobs". This ninth episode of season two, entitled "Dirtiest Water Jobs" sees Rowe harvesting oysters from the ocean. Rowe tries his best, but fails pretty hilariously at walking through the knee-high mud, constantly getting stuck and having to be rescued by his co-workers. Rowe doesn't even manage to get one oyster, which really drives home how hard this thank-less job is.
  4. "Alligator Farmer". Episode fifteen, "Alligator Farmer", from season two is one of the funniest and most interesting episodes in the "Dirty Jobs" repertoire. The job requires Rowe to catch, pick up and hand off juvenile alligators to the farm's owner. Rowe manages to hand over about three alligators before he's forced to quit whilst he still has both hands. It's hard to understand why anyone would want to farm alligators in the first place, but it's definitely not for the faint of heart.
  5. "Bug Breeder". Episode 37 from season two is one of the cutest and funniest of all Mike Rowe's "Dirty Jobs" shows. The main highlight of the episode is Rowe chasing miniature goats in order to scare them into "fainting". The goats have a genetic condition that causes them to "faint" when they get scared. There are also cats with the same disease. All of a sudden Rowe hits gold and little goats start fainting all around him. It's really priceless. The goats are bred to live amongst cattle. If the herd is attacked, the little goats will faint to let the more pricey cattle escape. It's kind of a morbid ending, but you have to laugh at Rowe scaring the goats.

-Amin El-Gazzar

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