A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The series recognizes some of dirtiest and dangerous jobs that need to be done in Australia to help its communities, and the people who do them, and the folks are treated with respect.
Positive Role Models
Rowe has a sense of humor, but is respectful of the people who he meets and works with. He embodies curiosity, too, which is a great example for kids.
Violence & Scariness
Sometimes professionals handle deadly reptiles like snakes, crocodiles, and even poisonous toads; snake bites sometimes lead to bloody wounds. Non-native toads are shown being legally gassed, killed, and liquefied. Dead reptiles are visible.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Rare references to animals having sex, but nothing explicit.
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Words like "hell" and "crap" are audible; occasional curses like "s--t" and "f--k" are bleeped.
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Products & Purchases
Local Australian pest removal companies like Snake Away Services are featured.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Occasionally beer drinking is visible.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that the reality series spin-off Dirty Jobs Down Under with Mike Rowe features the host learning how to do messy, often dangerous jobs in Australia. The handling of dangerous reptiles sometimes leads to bloody bite wounds, while some pests (like toads) are humanely killed on camera. The show is humorously entertaining, but mild references to sex and some salty vocab ("crap," "hell": stronger curses bleeped) make it a big rough around the edges for younger viewers.
Is It Any Good?
Each episode of the Dirty Jobs spin-off features Rowe learning to do some of the many jobs that most people would never consider making a career, but that are vital for the well-being of the community. It also has the feel of a wild road trip as the entire crew takes pictures and films events from their personal recording devices while they experience some of the many things that make Australia unique.
Dirty Jobs Down Under is a lot of fun, and Rowe's trademark dry humor will also lead to a lot of chuckles. But like the original show, the occasional salty vocab and innuendo makes it a bit too strong for younger viewers. Some of the encounters with (and handling of) local pests might make you a little squeamish, too. For those who can handle it, however, this show is very entertaining.
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