Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this series' humor doesn't come just from the grubby vocations being reported on, but also from the irony of seeing Mike Rowe -- a well-spoken, likeable television host -- up to his elbows in the dirty jobs of everyday American laborers. The show includes adult-oriented sarcasm, but chances are it will go over the head of most kids. Younger viewers will be enthralled by the series' dirt, stench, and general ick, but the language and humor make it best for older tweens and up.
Various jokes and bad-pun-style innuendo (for example, when pressboard wood is suspended for staining, Mike comments that they're all "well hung").One episode features semen being extracted from stallions (with some associated remarks).
Discussion of pigs "meeting their maker" while feeding them slops to fatten them up.
Mutterings when frustrated, including "son of a bitch," "stupid job," "sucks," and ocassional bleeped words.
The series pays tribute to everyday Americans who work the jobs no one wants. It underscores the importance of doing your job well and with enthusiasm, whatever it is.
Mentions stage shows while visiting Las Vegas; aware of products.
Drugs / Tobacco /
Pokes fun at pigs who get drunk from eating fermented ice cream.