Somebody's Gotta Do It

The BEST episodes of Somebody's Gotta Do It

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Rowe visits unique individuals and joins them in their respective undertakings, paying tribute to innovators, do-gooders, entrepreneurs, collectors, fanatics–people who simply have to do it. This show is about passion, purpose, and occasionally, hobbies that get a little out of hand.

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Demolition Ranch
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8.27
30 votes

#1 - Demolition Ranch

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/4/2015

Mike tries his hand at becoming a middle-aged action hero, prepping a stuffed squirrel as a museum exhibit and treks to California to investigate mysterious stone towers.

Highway Boulder Crew
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8.12
25 votes

#2 - Highway Boulder Crew

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/7/2015

Mike tries his hand at water ballet, learns rock climbing and repelling in a day and raises a super-sized flag.

Golden Knights
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8.11
18 votes

#3 - Golden Knights

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/29/2015

Mike jumps out of a plane with an elite parachute team, explores recycled trash-turned-art in Oregon, and returns to a inner city, war-torn Baltimore.

River Rescue
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8.03
32 votes

#4 - River Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/16/2015

Mike sets sail to clean up the Ohio River, discovers the art of ice sculpting in Wisconsin and tries his hand at blacksmithing in Colorado.

Backstage Las Vegas
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8.02
61 votes

#5 - Backstage Las Vegas

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/8/2014

Mike is in Las Vegas to meet the TD of the Le Reve diving show, Dale Hurt where he learns, up close, the danger of their death-defying feats; Mike then meets Leila Cohoon of the only hair museum in the world in Independence, Missouri.

Mexican Wrestling Meets Burlesque
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8.00
33 votes

#6 - Mexican Wrestling Meets Burlesque

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/23/2015

Mike explores a cross between wrestling and burlesque, heads to Wisconsin to learn ice curling and turns recycled glass into his very own masterpiece.

Extreme Soap Box
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8.00
29 votes

#7 - Extreme Soap Box

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/11/2015

Mike Rowe gets a tour of the entrepreneurial workspace, Tech Shop.

Derby Dolls
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8.00
19 votes

#8 - Derby Dolls

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/25/2015

Mike visits a mother who plays Roller Derby, hunts rats in NYC, and meets a rebel in the pork industry.

Monster Truck Rally
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7.95
22 votes

#9 - Monster Truck Rally

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/14/2015

Mike gets behind the wheel of a monster truck, tries his hand as a punk rock bike polo player, and joins a forager in the pursuit of ingredients for a feast.

Raising Crane
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7.95
42 votes

#10 - Raising Crane

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/15/2014

Mike flies off to the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Maryland, where Dr. John French and his team work to repopulate cranes; Mike then learns the art of creating neon signs with the unofficial Kings of Neon, Evan Voyles and Kirk Tunningly.

The Real Survivor
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7.94
36 votes

#11 - The Real Survivor

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/29/2014

Thomas Coyne teaches people life saving skills in California; watermelon seed spitting in Texas.

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Ascending the Giants
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7.91
22 votes

#12 - Ascending the Giants

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/1/2015

Mike attempts to climb some of the world's tallest trees; learning about aquatic aviation; mortuary mom and pop show.

Bullfighting
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7.89
35 votes

#13 - Bullfighting

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/9/2015

Mike becomes a rodeo bullfighter, sees how bitter beans become tasty chocolate and meets a man who brings Abe Lincoln to life.

Goat Cheese Queen
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7.87
15 votes

#14 - Goat Cheese Queen

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/22/2014

Artisanal entrepreneurs of Northern California give Mike more than a taste of their lifestyle. Mike learns to speak goat and gives a dog a hairdo to remember.

Chicago Ice Rescue
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7.86
28 votes

#15 - Chicago Ice Rescue

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/28/2015

Mike participates in an ice rescue mission in the Windy City, learns the ins and outs of Russian/Turkish bathouses, and takes a chance with voodoo culture.

Mutter Museum
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7.84
31 votes

#16 - Mutter Museum

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/10/2014

Mike visits the Mutter Museum in Philadelphia and explores the ultimate collection of medical artifacts.

Drag Racing
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7.80
25 votes

#17 - Drag Racing

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/8/2015

Mike discovers drag racing, checks out a recycled airplane home, and spends an evening in a Treehouse Treesort.

Prairie Dog Protector
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7.68
28 votes

#18 - Prairie Dog Protector

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/2015

Mike explores the world of prairie dog rescue, spends a night with graffiti artist Banksy in L.A., and makes art on a topless model.

Life Savers
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7.68
31 votes

#19 - Life Savers

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/19/2014

A visit to Disaster City in Texas, the world's largest search-and-rescue training facility.

Low Riders
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7.67
33 votes

#20 - Low Riders

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 6/4/2015

Mike gets schooled in the history of low riders while in East L.A., meets the master of cigar box guitars in Jackson, Mississippi and crafts a unique bobblehead in Georgia.

Pageant of the Masters
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7.60
35 votes

#21 - Pageant of the Masters

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/12/2014

Mike visits the Pageant of the Masters in Laguna Beach, California. Mike travels to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to visit D'Artagnan Gourmet Foods and their specialty chickens.

Navy Seabees
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7.52
31 votes

#22 - Navy Seabees

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/21/2015

Mike works with the Navy Seabees to build a bridge, tries his hand at medieval sword fighting, and emerges himself in Edgar Allan Poe history.

Oyster Orgy
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7.41
41 votes

#23 - Oyster Orgy

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/22/2014

Mike learns oysters' environmental and economical benefits as he helps orchestrate an oyster orgy to save Chesapeake Bay

Dude Perfect
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7.39
28 votes

#24 - Dude Perfect

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/2015

Mike tags along with group of college friends who gained fame online from basketball trick shots.

USS John C. Stennis
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0.00
0 votes

#25 - USS John C. Stennis

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired 5/26/2018