Parents' Guide to

Dirty Jobs

By Pam Gelman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Ick and shtick will appeal to older tweens and up.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 3+
Mike isn't respecting his "dirty jobs" at all, he always make himself messy and wasn't able to finish the job that all these American fellows been doing all days. I won't recommend it.
age 7+

Just good clean fun

Son loves the dirt and I love the hilariously snarky host who respects those who do the toughest jobs.

This title has:

Great role models
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Rowe's nonstop, sarcastic one-liners are a large component of the show -- they help him get through his experiences. For example, when pouring spoiled milk to pigs, a farmer shares a story about once giving them fermented ice cream, which got the pigs drunk. Rowe's reply? "Sure, might as well have a shot before going off to meet your maker." Rowe is affable with the workers, and they seem generally tickled to be showcased. But considering that Rowe once muttered "stupid job" when he wasn't able to catch a runaway hog, it's hard not to wonder whether there's a bit of condescension involved, too.

Young kids may enjoy watching Rowe dive for golf balls in alligator-infested waters, but with its adult humor, Dirty Jobs is better for older tweens and up.

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