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Dirty Jobs Cancelled


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#1 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:27 PM

I guess Mike ran out of jobs.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:34 PM

Too bad. I always liked his humor and the way he interacted with his crew, making them more than just behind the fourth wall "staff" and gave all the people he worked with on the jobs a lot of respect.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:42 PM

I'll admit the show seemed to have run out of ideas a few years ago, but once you've been in the sewer, where do you go from there? Mr. Rowe did an excellent job and the whole team deserves praise.

Many people don't know that Dirty Jobs revolutionized HD programming. At a time when HD cameras were routinely over $10,000, they bought cheap HD camcorders (far under $1000) and put them in dangerous situations when needed. The video wasn't as good but the shots worked remarkably well.

Today we have GoPro and other cheap, rugged cameras... thanks to Dirty Jobs.

Only upside to this news: No possibility of a sequel to the episode where Barsky gets waxed.
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#4 OFFLINE   RunnerFL

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 04:57 PM

Dirty Jobs was one of the few "reality" shows I ever watched and I was addicted. His sense of humor, the jobs, etc. I learned things while laughing my rear off.

Good point Stuart. Because of Dirty Jobs and the GoPro most everyone has their own show now. :lol:
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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:50 PM

So Discovery cans shows like American Chopper and Dirty Jobs but keeps a tired and worn out Mythbusters?

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Personally, I think Chopper was worn out.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

I'll admit the show seemed to have run out of ideas a few years ago, but once you've been in the sewer, where do you go from there? Mr. Rowe did an excellent job and the whole team deserves praise.

Many people don't know that Dirty Jobs revolutionized HD programming. At a time when HD cameras were routinely over $10,000, they bought cheap HD camcorders (far under $1000) and put them in dangerous situations when needed. The video wasn't as good but the shots worked remarkably well.

Today we have GoPro and other cheap, rugged cameras... thanks to Dirty Jobs.

Only upside to this news: No possibility of a sequel to the episode where Barsky gets waxed.


Very true. When Amazing Race was still SD, I was thinking, if they could get HD cameras in sewers and on crabbing boats, why not on a show like TAR.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 04:51 AM

So Discovery cans shows like American Chopper and Dirty Jobs but keeps a tired and worn out Mythbusters?


I wouldn't call MythBusters "tired and worn out". Some episodes are "meh" but others are great. They also hold ratings better than Jobs and Chopper so why not keep MythBusters?
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 05:55 AM

I wouldn't call MythBusters "tired and worn out". Some episodes are "meh" but others are great. They also hold ratings better than Jobs and Chopper so why not keep MythBusters?


just because people watch something does not mean the show is not tired and worn out.

Most of the shows for the last 4 or 5 years have been "meh". When you start to resort to testing things you've seen in the movies, you've run your course. What's next, cartoons? Can Sharks really play the drums while standing on their tail fin? Can a dog throw a fox over an entire mountain range using a sheepherder's cane? Does vanishing cream really make you invisible?

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:28 AM

Im use Mike will be offered a Game show soon ! LOL

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:57 AM

Mike is not going far. Looks like he has a show called "Dirty Jobs down under". In any case, Mike will be around FOREVER in reruns. There are about 170 Dirty Job episodes.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:00 PM

There were a few episodes of that, but I didn't get the indication that it was a new series.

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:22 PM

Most of the shows for the last 4 or 5 years have been "meh". When you start to resort to testing things you've seen in the movies, you've run your course. What's next, cartoons? Can Sharks really play the drums while standing on their tail fin? Can a dog throw a fox over an entire mountain range using a sheepherder's cane? Does vanishing cream really make you invisible?


I completely disagree. Their Thanksgiving episode was excellent.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

Mike is not going far. Looks like he has a show called "Dirty Jobs down under". In any case, Mike will be around FOREVER in reruns. There are about 170 Dirty Job episodes.


Dirty Jobs Down Under was a short mini-series that aired a couple of months ago. It was a one time deal and it's done.
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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:59 PM

I completely disagree. Their Thanksgiving episode was excellent.


Yeah, but from an explosion standpoint,I don't think anything compares to cement truck in I believe season 2 :)

Be sure to checkout the web video from the Thanksgiving episode. Can you cook a lasagna in a dishwasher?

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:03 AM

Mike is not going far. Looks like he has a show called "Dirty Jobs down under". In any case, Mike will be around FOREVER in reruns. There are about 170 Dirty Job episodes.


Not to mention his Ford commercials.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:41 AM

Or all the voice over work like Deadliest Catch.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:32 AM

Or all the voice over work like Deadliest Catch.


Yeah, he's not going to starve. That's for sure!
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

Not to mention his foundation.

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:02 PM

I guess Mike ran out of jobs.

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