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|Opening theme||"We Care A Lot"|
by Faith No More
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. Reality television is a genre of Television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations documents actual events and usually features ordinary Michael Gregory "Mike" Rowe (ˈroʊ( roe) (born March 18 1962) is an American television personality " We Care a Lot " is a song by Faith No More. It was released on the studio albums We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself as Faith No More was an American Alternative metal band that formed in San Francisco, California from 1982 to 1998 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of episodes||85 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||60 Minutes|
|Original channel||Discovery Channel|
|Original run||November 7, 2003 – present|
Dirty Jobs is a program on the Discovery Channel in which host Mike Rowe is shown performing difficult, strange, and/or messy occupational duties alongside professional workers. This is a list of Dirty Jobs episodes. Pilots (2003 Season 1 (2005 Season 2 (2005-2007 Season 3 (2007-2008 Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and Events 1492 - The Ensisheim Meteorite the oldest Meteorite with a known date of impact strikes the Earth around noon in a Wheat Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and Michael Gregory "Mike" Rowe (ˈroʊ( roe) (born March 18 1962) is an American television personality The show premiered with three pilot episodes in November 2003. Events in November All Saints' Day (formerly All Hallows Day a Christian holy day is celebrated on November 1, the day after Halloween Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. It returned as a series on July 26, 2005. Events 657 - Battle of Siffin. 811 - Battle of Pliska; Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The episodes shown on the European Discovery Channel sometimes include scenes that were not included in the U. S. version. There is also a European edition of the show, hosted by danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel. The Kingdom of Denmark ( ˈd̥ænmɑɡ̊ (archaic ˈd̥anmɑːɡ̊ commonly known as Denmark, is a country in the Scandinavian region of northern Europe Peter Bolesław Schmeichel MBE (born 18 November 1963 in Gladsaxe, Denmark) is a retired Danish professional footballer
An Australian version of the show commenced airing on the Nine Network from October 7, 2007. Dirty Jobs is a reality/factual program on the Nine Network, based on the American version of the same name, in which hosts Jo Beth Taylor The Nine Network, or Channel Nine, is an Australian television network based in Willoughby, a suburb on the North Shore of Sydney Events 3761 BC - The epoch (origin of the modern Hebrew calendar ( Proleptic Julian calendar) Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The appeal of the show is the juxtaposition of Mike Rowe, a well-spoken man of television with a sharp, sarcastic, self-deprecating wit, the blue-collar situations in which he's put, and the colorful personalities of the men and women who actually do that job for a living.
A worker takes on Rowe as a fully-involved assistant during a typical work day, during which he works hard to complete every task as best he can despite discomfort, hazards or situations that are just plain disgusting. The "dirty job" often includes cameraman Doug Glover getting just as dirty as Rowe does. Rowe frequently takes on-camera jabs at his field producer, Dave Barsky, regarding Barsky's penchant for setting up scenes where Rowe will encounter the most dangerous and/or dirty part of the "dirty job" as part of a great camera shot; when a safety officer finishes going over the rules and regulations for the "Billboard Installer" job in the third season and hands Mike a log to sign to acknowledge receiving instructions, Mike mutters the words "Dave. . . Barsky" as he signs his name.
Mike Rowe often makes jokes about his jobs and describes them as "dirty jokes". But he almost never makes fun of the workers themselves. Indeed, Rowe and the show consistently respect these people for taking on the jobs that average people would never touch, and the show always begins with the following quote from Mike Rowe, usually spoken while in the midst of a particularly dirty task:
Rowe frequently makes note of the cheerfulness of his hosts - the dirtier jobs are often filled by happy workers.
The show is a spin-off of a segment host Mike Rowe once did on a local San Francisco program called Somebody's Gotta Do It. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city After completing a graphic piece on cow artificial insemination, Rowe was inundated with letters expressing "shock, horror, fascination, disbelief, and wonder". AIH redirects here For the indie rock band abbreviated AIH see Architecture in Helsinki Artificial insemination (AI is the process by which Rowe then sent the tape to the Discovery Channel, who commissioned a series based on this concept. Discovery Channel is an American Satellite and Cable TV channel (also delivered via IPTV, Terrestrial television and  Dirty Jobs is now produced by Craig Piligian (executive producer) of Pilgrim Film & Television. The Discovery Channel executive producer is Gena McCarthy.
Mike has stated in recently aired promos (done alongside a large sow) that he originally wanted to honor his father, and grandfather, by bringing fame to the less-than-glorious careers.
In July 2006, the show aired two special episodes to kick off and wrap up Discovery's annual Shark Week, of which Mike Rowe was the host. This is a list of Dirty Jobs episodes. Pilots (2003 Season 1 (2005 Season 2 (2005-2007 Season 3 (2007-2008 The Discovery Channel 's Shark Week which first aired in 1987 is a week-long series of feature television programs dedicated to facts on Sharks Shark Week The episodes featured him in a number of jobs related to the animals, some as outlandish as shark repellent tester and shark suit tester, both of which necessitated his jumping into a shark feeding frenzy. A shark suit is a body-cover suit made of Chainmail worn sometimes by scuba divers to protect against Shark bite Feeding frenzy is an ecological term used to describe a situation where oversaturation of a supply of food leads to rapid feeding by predatory animals. As a pun on Discovery Channel's "Shark Week" theme, the two episodes were named "Dirty Jobs That Bite" and "Dirty Jobs That Bite Harder" for the opening and closing hours respectively.
In late August of 2006, the show reached a milestone with Mike Rowe's 100th dirty job. This was commemorated with a special 2 hour long episode which mainly showed Mike's day with the U. S. Army's 187th Ordnance Battalion at Fort Jackson, and included bloopers plus an "about me" segment of Mike's crew. This article is about the current US Army post For other uses see Fort Jackson. At the end of the episode, Mike Rowe and Dave Barsky had a guitar/banjo duet and performed a song about the 100 dirty jobs. A 2-hour 150th job special aired in early December 2007, which combined footage of Rowe's 150th job (working on a yak and bison farm in Montana) with footage of a party held at a San Francisco junkyard where people featured in past Dirty Jobs segments were reunited with Rowe. The yak ( Bos grunniens) is a long-haired Bovine found throughout the Himalayan region of south Central Asia, the Qinghai - This is an article about an animal For other uses see Bison (disambiguation. Montana ( is a state in the Western United States. One-third of the state in the western part contains numerous mountain ranges (approximately 77 named of the northern
Each episode ends with a segment, usually shot at a previous dirty job, where Rowe tells the viewers that the show's continued existence depends on viewer submissions of suggestions for additional dirty jobs, and instructs them to go to the show's website for details on how to submit ideas (this segment is, however, usually edited out of the Canadian broadcasts of the series on Discovery Channel Canada). Rowe has often noted on-screen and off-screen that without viewer contributions, the show would be lost; Rowe originally concocted a list of a dozen jobs that could be featured in the three episodes that served as the show's pilot, and within days after the first episode aired, viewers flooded Discovery Channel with e-mail and video featuring their own dirty jobs, a tradition that has kept the show going ever since. As Rowe explained to Craig Ferguson on an episode of The Late Late Show in July 2007 about his original cache of jobs for the pilots, "I haven't had an original idea since then". Craig Ferguson (born May 17, 1962) is a Scottish - American Television host, Stand-up comedian, Writer, and The Late Late Show is an American late-night television talk and variety show currently hosted by Craig Ferguson on CBS. 
According to roadkill taxidermy artist Stephen Paternite, Dirty Jobs filmed a segment featuring him in 2003, which was ultimately cut by the Discovery Channel as "too gross". RoadKill is a Video game of the action genre released in 2003 by Midway Games. Taxidermy ( Greek for "skin arrangement" is the art of mounting or reproducing Animals for display (e Stephen Paternite (American born 1952) multi-media artist (known for his Roadkill artwork received his initial art training in the early 1970's at Cooper School The segment follows Mike Rowe and Paternite as they gather and skin dead raccoons, which Paternite will eventually turn into art pieces. The raccoon ( Procyon lotor) (sometimes spelt as racoon) also known as the common raccoon, North American raccoon, northern raccoon The segment is available to view on Paternite's website, and on YouTube, under the name "Too Gross for Discovery". YouTube is a video sharing website where users can upload view and share Video clips YouTube was created in February 2005 by three former PayPal employees  In an interview on The Late Late Show Rowe also mentioned that there were several segments which they have chosen not to air because they were too disturbing, including a "body farmer" and crime scene investigators. Even aired segments can be heavily edited, such as the "skull cleaner" segment, the final aired version of which Mike has likened to "The Sound of Music with the songs edited out" because parts of it were deemed too graphic for television. The Sound of Music is a musical with music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and a book by Howard Lindsay 
There is also an episode produced in 2006 wherein Rowe visited his doctor while producers Piligian and Eddie Barbini try several dirty jobs themselves. The episode, entitled "Mike's Day Off," was not aired in the United States and is not listed in the official website, but is only available as a DVD-exclusive episode (bundled with the episode "Skull Cleaner") and a downloadable episode in iTunes. iTunes is a proprietary digital media player application introduced by Apple Inc  The episode has been aired however in some local Discovery Channel feeds such as those of Southeast Asia and Australia.
The show's theme song was originally Faith No More's "We Care A Lot" which features the lyrics, "Oh, it's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it". Faith No More was an American Alternative metal band that formed in San Francisco, California from 1982 to 1998 " We Care a Lot " is a song by Faith No More. It was released on the studio albums We Care a Lot and Introduce Yourself as In the first half of 2007, it was replaced with a generic theme song due to rights issues; older episodes aired at the time had their introductions reedited. Mike Rowe has said "Bottom line, the rights to 'We Care a Lot' were either not renewed on time, or not properly acquired in the first place".  Although the network has not issued any statement clarifying the situation, "We Care A Lot" returned as the show's theme song beginning with the June 26, 2007 episode and has been retained on subsequent DVD releases of earlier episodes. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
Season 2 commercials for the show feature the song "Dirty White Boy" by Foreigner. For the Doctor Who novel see Head Games (Doctor Who. There is also a Defunct computer game company called Head Games which was later acquired Foreigner is a rock band formed in New York City in 1976 by veteran musicians Mick Jones and ex- King Crimson member Ian McDonald, Season 3 commercials feature Rowe sharing the stage with a pig positioned on a rounded white pedestal, with nondescript formal-sounding light instrumental music in the background. Pedestal (from French piedestal, Italian piedistallo, foot of a stall is a term generally applied to the support of a Statue or a Vase
Rowe often sings on-camera during the segments as part of a sardonic hat-tip to his days as an opera singer. During the candy making segment in episode 34 ("Fuel Tank Cleaner"), Rowe discovers that one of the candy makers makes a confection called "opera fudge" and ask if she sings opera during the making of opera fudge, then belts out an unidentified segment of an opera in Italian. During the cow pots segment of episode 47 ("Poo Pot Maker"), Rowe imitates the singing gondoliers of Venice while paddling around the liquid holding lagoon on the Freund farm: "'O Sole Mio/Don't know the words/I've paddled for hours/In ponds of turds. "' . . " In a 2007 episode set at Prince George's Stadium with Mike spending the day doing the "dirty jobs" associated with groundskeeping and dugout maintenance for the Bowie Baysox minor league baseball team in Bowie, Maryland, Mike ended the segment singing the National Anthem prior to the game and throwing out the first pitch. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Prince George's Stadium is the home of the Baltimore Orioles ' AA affiliate in the Eastern League, the Bowie Baysox. The Bowie Baysox are a Minor league baseball team located in Bowie Maryland. Bowie (ˈbuːi is a city in Prince George's County Maryland, United States. " The Star-Spangled Banner " is the National anthem of the United States of America
When Mike reads the very last piece of viewer mail in the viewer's choice episode, he was asked if he could sing the Dirty Jobs Theme Song because his online bio says that he used to be an opera singer. This is a list of Dirty Jobs episodes. Pilots (2003 Season 1 (2005 Season 2 (2005-2007 Season 3 (2007-2008 So he explained that one night, as they sat on "Foley" Creek (actually "Folly" Creek, but he has a tendency to pronounce it incorrectly), after a night of oysters and drinking (likely during the Oyster Harvester segment of the shrimper episode), he, Juke Joint Johnny and Sam (likely Silky Sam) jotted down some lyrics and the "official, unofficial Dirty Jobs Theme Song" was born. This is a list of Dirty Jobs episodes. Pilots (2003 Season 1 (2005 Season 2 (2005-2007 Season 3 (2007-2008 This shortest version of the song clocked in at just under a minute in length, and it varies a bit from later versions, but it is fun in that it was less planned than the later ones. 
At the end of the pipe organ specialist segment of the geoduck farmer episode, Mike Rowe sang what he called the Dirty Jobs Anthem. The pipe organ is a Musical instrument that produces sound when pressurized air (wind is driven through a series of pipes, controlled by a keyboard This is a list of Dirty Jobs episodes. Pilots (2003 Season 1 (2005 Season 2 (2005-2007 Season 3 (2007-2008  Rowe reprised this moment in the "Leather Tanner" episode from the third season on an antique piano at the tannery.
At the conclusion of a two-hour special edition commemorating Mike's 100th dirty job, he and field producer Dave Barsky faked a guitar/banjo duet, featuring an extended version of this anthem which ran a little over two minutes in length (Rowe actually sang all the parts while Rowe's friend Matt played all the instruments).  The extended song differs slightly from the shorter versions which aired previously, and even the words that are similar vary somewhat. Mike performed the song again with slightly different lyrics on the 150th Job Extravaganza with the Burning Embers. 
Discovery Channel issued the following statement in its publicity of the program:
Since Mike Rowe began appearing in Ford pick-up truck commercials in 2006, the show has made tongue-in-cheek references to these ads. Ford Motor Company is an American Multinational corporation and the world's fourth largest automaker based on Worldwide vehicle sales, following In the "Billboard Installer" episode, Mike jokingly quipped that he wasn't sophisticated in the ways of the advertising business, while standing in front of a Ford advertisement mounted on the billboard he had just helped to erect. Over the end credits of the "Wild Goose Chase" episode, Mike comments that as a Ford spokesman, the show is contractually obligated to mention Ford at least once in each episode.
Discovery Channel has released 35 episodes on DVD.
|DVD Name||# Ep||Release|
|Dirty Jobs Season 1 DVD Set||10||2006|
|Dirty Jobs Season 2 DVD Set||25||January 28, 2008|
|Dirty Jobs - Collection 1||9||September 4, 2007|
|Dirty Jobs - Collection 2||12||February 5, 2008|