Season 1 Episodes

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Creepy Critters

Season 1, Episode 19 - Air Date: 12/27/2005
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Dirtiest Water Jobs

Season 1, Episode 18 - Air Date: 12/20/2005
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Dirtiest Animals

Season 1, Episode 17 - Air Date: 12/13/2005
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Chimney Sweeper

Season 1, Episode 16 - Air Date: 11/8/2005
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Micro-Algae Man

Season 1, Episode 15 - Air Date: 11/1/2005
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Bio-Diesel Man

Season 1, Episode 14 - Air Date: 10/25/2005
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Season 1, Episode 13 - Air Date: 10/18/2005
Mike first goes to the Chimney Safety Institute of America in Plainfield, IN and learns how to be a certified chimney sweeper.
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Cheese Maker

Season 1, Episode 12 - Air Date: 10/11/2005
Mike begins by traveling to Palo Alto, CA to learn how to be a pet groomer, from cutting hair to giving baths.
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Ostrich Farmer

Season 1, Episode 11 - Air Date: 10/4/2005
Mike goes to Washington and helps build a house out of cob, which is basically a combination of sand, clay, and straw.
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Hot Tar Roofer

Season 1, Episode 10 - Air Date: 9/27/2005
Mike goes to South Carolina and learns about shrimping. He also helps study the shrimp population in order to find out when it's time to open the shrimping season.
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Sludge Cleaner

Season 1, Episode 9 - Air Date: 8/30/2005
Mike visits the San Francisco Zoo and learns what it's like to be a zookeeper, essentially feeding the animals and collecting their poo.
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Season 1, Episode 8 - Air Date: 8/23/2005
Mike visits a coffee plantation in Hawaii and learns about the long process in how to make coffee, from picking the beans to roasting them.
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Chick Sexer

Season 1, Episode 7 - Air Date: 8/16/2005
Mike first heads off to Pasadena, California and discovers the difficult step by step process in patching up a roof.
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Pig Farmer

Season 1, Episode 6 - Air Date: 8/30/2005
Mike Rowe gets dirty as he works with surfboard shaper Matt Barker. Mike masters the art of shaping a surfboard from Styrofoam.
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Sewer Inspector

Season 1, Episode 5 - Air Date: 8/23/2005
Exterminator, crab fisherman, blacksmith/farrier
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Chinatown Garbage Collector

Season 1, Episode 4 - Air Date: 8/16/2005
Baby chicken sexer, beer brewer, oyster harvester
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Roadkill Cleaner

Season 1, Episode 3 - Air Date: 8/9/2005
Pig farmer, removing chewing gum from sidewalks (New York City), pigeon droppings removal (New York City)
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Worm Dung Farmer

Season 1, Episode 2 - Air Date: 8/2/2005
Sewer inspector, disaster cleanup crew member (basement sewer), demolition worker (office building interior)
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Bat Cave Scavenger

Season 1, Episode 1 - Air Date: 7/26/2005
Garbage collector/recycling separator, shark catcher/tagger, car recycling