Dirty Jobs

  • Dave Barsky
  • Doug Glover
  • Troy Paff
  • Dan Eggiman

Dirty Jobs (also Dirty Jobs - work that no one wants to do ) is an American reality television series that helps in the presenter Mike Rowe people at their most strenuous, dirty or disgusting work. The premiere of the show took place on 7 November 2003 with two pilot episodes. In Germany the broadcast on Discovery Channel and DMAX done.

Since 2007 there is a European version, which will be presented by Peter Schmeichel.

On November 21, 2012 Mike Rowe announced in his blog that Dirty Jobs was set by the Discovery Channel.


An employee or a team of workers to take Mike Rowe as a fully involved assistant for a typical work day. He has to work hard and each task, despite complaints, hazards or repulsive situations, as well as he can finish. The Dirty- Jobs- Team, consisting of producer Dave Barsky, cameramen Doug Glover, Troy Paff, Dan Eggiman and audio technician Josh Atkins, this is usually just as dirty as Rowe Rowe itself does not hesitate about the producer Dave Barsky funny, this takes everything but with humor.

Initial set

At the beginning of each episode you can hear Mike Rowe say a sentence, while he does a dirty job: " My name's Mike Rowe, and this is my job. I explore the country looking for people who Are not afraid to get dirty - hard-working men and women who earn an honest living doing the kinds of jobs did make civilized life possible for the rest of us. Now, get ready ... to get dirty "(engl.: ". My name is Mike Rowe, and this is my job I put them in front of people that should not be squeamish in their jobs to do the dirty work for us. . without which civilized society would not work. ... And now it gets dirty! " )


The show originated from a TV report called Somebody's Gotta Do It, Rowe had turned for a local radio station in San Francisco. In this paper, a cow was artificially inseminated. Rowe subsequently received a flood of letters in which the opinions of viewers, according to Rowe fluctuated between "shock, horror, fascination, disbelief and amazement ." Then he sent a tape of the shipment to the Discovery Channel, which ultimately was a whole series based on the TV contribution in order. Produces the series by Craig Piligan and Gena McCarthy. At the beginning of the year 2013, the series was canceled after four episodes of season 8.

Episode List