The BEST episodes of Dirty Jobs season 5

Every episode of Dirty Jobs season 5, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Dirty Jobs season 5!

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.

Last Updated: 7/3/2024Network: DiscoveryStatus: Continuing
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High-Rise Window Washer
star
8.74
50 votes

#1 - High-Rise Window Washer

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/13/2009

High-rise window washer, viewer mail: brine tank cleaner (Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay)

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Concrete Finisher
star
8.38
68 votes

#2 - Concrete Finisher

Season 5 - Episode 18 - Aired 2/2/2010

Mike creates some concrete counter-tops and fire pits in Moss Landing, California and then reminisces about the scariest job he's ever done.

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Rocky Reach Dam
star
8.08
74 votes

#3 - Rocky Reach Dam

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 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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Marble Maker
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7.98
44 votes

#4 - Marble Maker

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 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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Bone Black
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7.97
66 votes

#5 - Bone Black

Season 5 - Episode 19 - Aired 2/9/2010

Mike visits a bone black plant in Michigan and then talks about his five dirtiest jobs.

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Chicken Busters
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7.97
128 votes

#6 - Chicken Busters

Season 5 - Episode 16 - Aired 1/19/2010

Mike goes on the hunt for feral chickens on the streets of Miami.

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Animal Control Specialist
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7.96
131 votes

#7 - Animal Control Specialist

Season 5 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/5/2010

Mike goes to Southern California to handle skunks and other pests as an animal control specialist.

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Maple Syrup Maker
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7.64
107 votes

#8 - Maple Syrup Maker

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired 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
star
7.52
79 votes

#9 - Worm Grunter

Season 5 - Episode 12 - Aired 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
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7.48
81 votes

#10 - Fireworks Technician

Season 5 - Episode 11 - Aired 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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Cricket Farmer
star
7.43
158 votes

#11 - Cricket Farmer

Season 5 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/12/2010

Mike goes to work at a cricket farm in Augusta, Georgia and later becomes a camel rancher at the Oasis Camel Dairy in Ramona, California.

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Safety Third
star
7.35
43 votes

#12 - Safety Third

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/24/2009

Mike reflects back on his more hazardous apprenticeships and makes a case for safety.

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Soo Locks Technician
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7.34
89 votes

#13 - Soo Locks Technician

Season 5 - Episode 17 - Aired 1/26/2010

Mike goes to Michigan to join up with the 12 maintenance crew.

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Toilet Crusher
star
7.31
48 votes

#14 - Toilet Crusher

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/20/2009

Toilet Crusher & alligator snapping turtle researcher

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Glass Maker
star
7.27
44 votes

#15 - Glass Maker

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 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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Reindeer Farm
star
7.08
40 votes

#16 - Reindeer Farm

Season 5 - Episode 9 - Aired 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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Camel Rancher
star
7.03
71 votes

#17 - Camel Rancher

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/27/2009

Mike works at the country's only Dromedary camel dairy.

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The Dirty Truth
star
6.72
47 votes

#18 - The Dirty Truth

Season 5 - Episode 22 - Aired 6/14/2010

A special episode which looks back at previous episodes as Mike offers employment tips he’s learned over the years.

Tofu Maker
star
6.67
45 votes

#19 - Tofu Maker

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/3/2009

Mike recycles computers before heading to Hawaii to make tofu.

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Tight Spaces 2
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6.66
44 votes

#20 - Tight Spaces 2

Season 5 - Episode 20 - Aired 2/16/2010

Mike reminisces about jobs where he had to work in tight spaces, including the time he cleaned the inside of a buoy, his adventure in an abandoned mine, and an insulation application assignment beneath a home.

Mattress Recycler
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6.65
108 votes

#21 - Mattress Recycler

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/6/2009

Mike finds out what happens to old mattresses after people throw them out.

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Crew Unemployment
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6.38
45 votes

#22 - Crew Unemployment

Season 5 - Episode 21 - Aired 2/23/2010

With a hiatus looming, Mike tries to secure employment for the "Dirty Jobs" crew and reflects on their contributions.