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Ostrich Farmer: Join Mike as he rolls up his sleeves on a Hawaiian coffee bean plantation, then learns how to nurse an injured sea lion pup back to health.
Casino Food Recycler: Ever wonder who cleans up after the hundreds of birds in the world-famous Lance Burton Magic Show? Today Mike does! Fuel Tank Cleaner: Mike's up to his elbows in chocolate, cleaning out the hot, sticky, gummed-up machines that churn out such pristine rows of candy.
Coal Miner: Mike is pushed to exhaustion as he helps a group of New Jersey salvage experts tear apart a dormitory at an abandoned college. Mike is shocked at how many antique items are salvaged and sold for big bucks.
Alpaca Shearer: Next time you're eating mussels, don't think about Mike and the crew harvesting these slimy, muddy creatures. Monkey Caretaker: Mike meets his match when he travels to South Africa to train tame monkeys how to survive in the wild. Dirty Jobs That Bite: Mike gets dirty with the men and women who risk their lives working with the deadly great white shark. 100th Dirty Job Special:Mike takes a look back at the 99 previous dirty jobs he's tackled and shares never-before-seen footage and bloopers.
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While all the episodes are great, there are a few that are absolutely extraordinary.
"Monkey Caretaker" is one of the most famous episodes. It turns out that monkeys can be extremely difficult to deal with, and so can the caretaker. In the end several injuries ensue, including an especially nasty bite to the sound man's leg.
"Ostrich Rancher" is extraordinary, if for no other reason than seeing Mike trying to put a sock over an angry ostrich's head.
"Alpaca Shearer" is one of my favorite episodes. It is actually one of the cleaner jobs (if you can deal with the high-velocity alpaca spit), but the conclusion is one of the most priceless pieces of television genius I have ever seen. (I'm not going to spoil it for you!)
"Shark Patroller" is from the special "Jobs That Bite." While that episode is actually one of my least favorites overall, the concept of jumping in the ocean with a bunch of freshly-chummed sharks to test a new shark repellant is amazing. I wasn't wild about the shark autopsy: I had to dissect a shark in an upper level biology lab in college, and this brought back several unpleasant memories for me. It's also really the only thing I would say was not suitable for small children on the disc.
"Fuel Tank Cleaner" gives any viewer a new-found respect both for aircraft mechanics and the real meaning of claustrophobia.Read more ›
(1) A "collection" is different from a "season". There were presumably about 160 episodes made (according to IMDb and Wikipedia), but each "collection" is only about 10 episodes. So buying all 8 collections will get you only about half the total episodes made.
(2) There is lots of confusion amongst amazon, discovery, Wikipedia, and IMDb about which episodes actually constitute a season. And again, a collection is not the same thing as a season. However, the collections available for purchase on discovery are indeed identical to those on amazon (but they're cheaper on amazon by about one-third).
(3) For some reason, seven out of eight collections on amazon are titled by number (1,2,3, etc.) except for collection 5, which is titled by its spelled-out number instead ("five"). I have no idea what that's all about. Additionally, collection five is the only collection not currently available for purchase on discovery.
So, folks like me who just want to purchase all the episodes on DVD seem to be SOL. I could watch some episodes for free on Amazon Prime and buy more episodes, but neither of my internet-enabled video devices is supported by Amazon Prime. And who knows how long free episodes will be free, whether they might be removed, or whether they'd disappear altogether once our beloved "cloud" concept finally collapses under its own weight.Read more ›
I was and am thrilled to have this collection, and I do hope that it's just the first of many.
Thanks Mike. And, thanks to all of you who make our lives a little bit easier.
Can't wait for collection 2 to come out on DVD.
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Dirty Jobs, what more can I say, funny, and also informative I really enjoy it!Published 8 months ago by Zackattack123
I purchased this mainly for the Monkey Caretaker. But all the of the Dirty Jobs stories are greatPublished 12 months ago by Janet
it's a dirty job but somebody's gotta do it. Mike rowe is a crazy man, Love this series. If you liked this review, please click the YES button, thanks.Published 12 months ago by Travis
Bought this as a Christmas gift and the recipient loved it.Published 13 months ago by Designs by Sharon
Have always loved watching Dirty jobs. My husbands gets a kick out of listening to Mike Rowe.Published 19 months ago by Kelly
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This collection contains 21 of Rowe's experiences with the dirtiest, funniest and most adventurous jobs collected in nine complete episodes from the hit reality series. Some of the more memorable jobs Mike looks at are a pig farmer, a casino... Read More
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