Dirty Jobs

2005 TV-14 5 seasons

Dirty Jobs

2005 TV-14 5 seasons
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Ready to tackle any job no matter how disgusting or hazardous, host Mike Rowe travels across America to work side by side with the men and women who perform such thankless tasks as inspecting sewers, retrieving roadkill and handling snakes.
  • SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  4
  • SEASON  5
  • SEASON  6

Summary of Season 1 (2005) - 2 discs

Host Mike Rowe rolls up his sleeves and gets down and dirty exploring a host of hard jobs. Rowe dons the shoes of a San Francisco sewer inspector, an Iowa pig farmer, a monkey caretaker, a bat cave scavenger, a roadkill cleaner and more.
Full Screen 1.33:1
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo
TV-14 - This program contains some material that many parents would find unsuitable for children under 14 years of age.
age 11+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 11+
age 11+

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.

Sexual Content

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.

Social Behavior

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 / Alcohol

Pokes fun at pigs who get drunk from eating fermented ice cream.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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