Season 5 Episodes

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Crew Unemployment

Season 5, Episode 31 - Air Date: 2/23/2010
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Tight Spaces 2

Season 5, Episode 30 - Air Date: 2/16/2010
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Bone Black

Season 5, Episode 29 - Air Date: 2/9/2010
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Concrete Finisher

Season 5, Episode 28 - Air Date: 2/2/2010
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Soo Locks Technician

Season 5, Episode 27 - Air Date: 1/26/2010
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Chicken Busters

Season 5, Episode 26 - Air Date: 1/19/2010
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Cricket Farmer

Season 5, Episode 25 - Air Date: 1/12/2010
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Animal Control Specialist

Season 5, Episode 24 - Air Date: 1/5/2010
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Maple Syrup Maker

Season 5, Episode 23 - Air Date: 12/29/2009
Mike travels to San Francisco to participate in the messy process of paint bulking. Then he heads to Wagner's Sugar Camp in Pennsylvania to spend the day making delicious maple syrup the old-fashioned way.
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Worm Grunter

Season 5, Episode 22 - Air Date: 12/22/2009
Mike goes to Florida to harvest clams at the Alligator Harbor Aquatic Preserve and later attempt to worm-grunt in the Apalachicola National Forest.
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Fireworks Technician

Season 5, Episode 21 - Air Date: 12/15/2009
Mike becomes a specialty fireworks technician in Addison, Pa. and then helps examine a cow with a hole in its stomach at Arkansas State University.
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Marble Maker

Season 5, Episode 20 - Air Date: 12/8/2009
Mike goes to Hawaii to learn how to make dirt shirts at The Original Dirt Shirt Company. Then he heads off to Reno, Ohio to learn how to make marbles.
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Reindeer Farm

Season 5, Episode 19 - Air Date: 12/1/2009
Mike goes to Kentucky to try his hand at shrink-wrapping a houseboat. Then he heads off to Palmer, Alaska to spend a day working at a reindeer farm.
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Safety Third

Season 5, Episode 18 - Air Date: 11/24/2009
Mike reflects back on his more hazardous apprenticeships and makes a case for safety.
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Rocky Reach Dam

Season 5, Episode 17 - Air Date: 11/17/2009
Mike journeys to Wenatchee, Washington to help maintain a hydroelectric dam. Then he explores a fish bypass system where he catches and tags fish and winds up wading through a pool of fish poop.
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Glass Maker

Season 5, Episode 16 - Air Date: 11/10/2009
Mike goes to Jonesboro, Arkansas to perform dung beetle research. Then he heads to Williamstown, West Virginia to try his hand at making glass art.
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Tofu Maker

Season 5, Episode 15 - Air Date: 11/3/2009
Mike recycles computers before heading to Hawaii to make tofu.
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Camel Rancher

Season 5, Episode 14 - Air Date: 10/27/2009
Mike works at the country's only Dromedary camel dairy.
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Toilet Crusher

Season 5, Episode 13 - Air Date: 10/20/2009
Toilet Crusher & alligator snapping turtle researcher
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High-Rise Window Washer

Season 5, Episode 12 - Air Date: 10/13/2009
High-rise window washer, viewer mail: brine tank cleaner (Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay)
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Mattress Recycler

Season 5, Episode 11 - Air Date: 10/1/2009
Mike finds out what happens to old mattresses after people throw them out.
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Sled Dog Breeder

Season 5, Episode 10 - Air Date: 4/12/2009
Breeding and training Alaskan Huskies as sled dogs with Martin Buser; revisit of dirty jobs in Alaska: Bird ringing common terns and Canadian geese ("Abandoned Mine Plugger"), fishing and processing of fish ("Floating Fish Factory"), cleaning up diesel spill in Dutch Harbor, Alaska ("Ice Salvage Crew"), incinerating toilet cleaner ("Bologna Maker").
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Mike's Day Off

Season 5, Episode 9 - Air Date: 3/3/2009
Mike takes the day off to get a physical examination, leaving Executive Producers Eddie Barbini and Craig Piligian to host the show: servicing porta-potties and making custom-fabricated alloy wheels for Boyd Coddington Wheels
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200 Jobs Look-Back

Season 5, Episode 8 - Air Date: 2/24/2009
Mike takes a look back at his previous jobs, toughest co-workers, and his ongoing encounters with dirt and poo.
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Locomotive Builder

Season 5, Episode 7 - Air Date: 2/17/2009
Mike heads to MotivePower in Boise, Idaho to build and restore locomotives for his 200th dirty job.
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Spider Pharm

Season 5, Episode 6 - Air Date: 2/10/2009
Mike ventures to Payette, Idaho to learn how to make high quality bird food. Then he heads to Yarnell, Arizona to collect spiders from the desert to milk them for their venom.
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Diaper Cleaner

Season 5, Episode 5 - Air Date: 2/3/2009
Mike journeys to Queen Creek, Arizona to press olives into oil and then heads to Sacramento, California to clean dirty diapers.
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Goose Down Plucker

Season 5, Episode 4 - Air Date: 1/27/2009
Mike heads to Meridian, California to find out what it takes to harvest walnuts. Then he spends some time in Tulelake where he learns how to make goose down pillows and comforters.
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Animal Rendering

Season 5, Episode 3 - Air Date: 10/21/2008
Mike takes a trip to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles to find out about the important work being done in Pit 91.
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Abandoned Mine Plugger

Season 5, Episode 2 - Air Date: 10/14/2008
Mike travels to Ohio to check on the Common Tern population and then he finds himself in Northern California plugging an abandoned mineshaft.
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Bologna Maker

Season 5, Episode 1 - Air Date: 10/7/2008
Mike heads to Pennsylvania and tries his hand at making bologna and then goes to Alaska to repair a very special toilet.