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Dirty Jobs

Season 8 2012

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  • 2012-08-23T02:00:00Z on Discovery
  • 45 mins
  • 7 hours, 48 mins (11 episodes)
  • United States
  • English
  • Documentary
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DIRTY JOBS profiles the unsung American laborers who make their living in the most unthinkable -- yet vital -- ways. Our brave host and apprentice Mike Rowe will introduce you to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench and overall ickiness to accomplish their daily tasks.
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11 episodes

8x01 Lost in Aboriginal Land

  • Season Premiere

    2012-08-23T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Mike Rowe works with Australia's northern coast Aboriginals, who have lived off the land for more than 40,000 years. It's a dirty adventure that leaves Mike speechless as he works and hunts (yes, hunts) with tribal leaders.

8x02 Deadly Snake Wrangler

  • 2012-08-30T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

In Australia, Mike Rowe teams up with local business "Snakes Away" to capture a poisonous Eastern brown snake without getting bitten, then joins a posse of local "toadbusters" in their war against the cane toad, a non-indigenous species destroying the local ecosystem.

8x03 Journey To Croc Country

  • 2012-09-06T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Mike journeys down the Adelaide River to capture one of Australia's most deadly creatures: the crocodile. Then, after wrestling the wild crocs into the boat, he helps a scientist pump their stomachs and study their vomit.

8x04 Outback Treasure Hunter

  • 2012-09-13T02:00:00Z — 42 mins

Mike and his crew travel deep into the Australian Outback to strike it rich with a group of opal miners. And then, with this already a dirty adventure with dangerous work and extreme temperatures, production is almost brought to a halt by a fly infestation.

8x05 Barber's Assistant

  • 2012-01-11T03:00:00Z — 42 mins

Mike works at a barber shop in Mobile, Ala., and visits California to work as a landfill operator.

8x06 Mardi Gras Bladder Banger

  • 2012-01-18T03:00:00Z — 42 mins

Working with the Knights of Revelry, a 137-year-old secret society, Mike Rowe assembles evil-spirit-warding cow bladders for the Knights Mardi Gras parade float.

8x07 Medical Waste Disposal Expert

  • 2012-01-25T03:00:00Z — 42 mins

Mike Rowe passes a surprisingly tranquil -- and highly entertaining -- day at Medical Waste Transport, Inc. in Sioux Falls, S.D.

8x08 Dirty Little Bits

  • 2012-02-01T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

Mike takes another look back at some of the unusual and quirky conversations he's had with his dirty co-workers. Using 99.9% never-before-seen footage, this special is an entertaining look at the art of communication.

8x09 Tower Top Hand

  • 2012-02-08T03:00:00Z — 42 mins

A radio-communications tower rises in North Dakota; Mike visits a Hollywood soundstage to commemorate his experiences in all 50 states.

8x10 Onion Processor

  • 2012-02-15T03:00:00Z — 42 mins

At Gills Onions, Mike Rowe slices, dices and tastes onions before cleaning out the juicing machine and parts of the reactor. Then, its off to the San Francisco Fire Department to help build wooden ladders.

8x11 Dirty Conversations 2

  • 2012-02-22T03:00:00Z — 45 mins

There are no second takes on Dirty Jobs, and this special shows you just what happens when you point real cameras at real people and let them talk ... while in Mike Rowes presence.

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