I do not like what we today call Reality TV. You know, shows like Survivor, Big Brother, Wife Swap, and all of those shows like that. They are all fake and pretty much stupid.
I do, however, like TV about real stuff. Shows like Mythbusters, Cold Case Files, Biography, and shows like that. At times, I’m even enjoying Dog the Bounty Hunter. The best shows are shows in which you can learn something and still get a laugh out of them (Mythbusters is the role model for shows like that).
Andy has been telling Jonna and I about a show called Dirty Jobs that he thought was hilarious. At first we resisted watching it, thinking it was just another stupid reality show. We finally gave in over the last week and watched an episode.
This show is great. The host, Mike Rowe, is nothing short of hilarious. The premise of the show is that the host finds the dirtiest jobs that people do for a living, and attempts to do them on the show. In the episode we saw this week, he attempted to make a surfboard (dirtier than I thought it would be), harvest honey from bees (creeped Jonna out to no end), and clean a ‘sludge tank’. During each of these tasks he was brilliantly funny, in a very dry way. We laughed all the way through the show.
If you are a Mythbusters fan, chances are you’ll love Dirty Jobs. Check it out (it’s on Tuesdays at 8pm CT) and leave comments up here telling me what you think.
I watched that episode and wasn’t impressed. However, most of the other episodes are better than the Surfboard episode, so I think you are in for a treat.
My expectations were fairly low to begin with, so I guess I enjoyed it more because of that — but I’m glad to hear that there are better episodes. I really enjoyed this one.
Since this was posted, I also saw an episode about sexing chicks (baby chickens) which I thought was better. I missed all of the segments except the chicks segment, but what I saw was pretty funny.
REGARDING DIRTY JOBS SHOW AIRED JULY 25 AT 7 PM. IT WAS THE SHOW WHEN MIKE AND THE ROACH PESTICIDE MAN WENT INTO A MOLBILE HOME AND EXTERMINATED MILLIONS OF ROACHES. INSIDE THAT FILTY MOBILE HOME WERE TWO AFRICAN GRAY PARROTS, THAT YES WERE SUPPOSEDLY REMOVED FROM THE PREMISES WHILE SPRAYING THE ROACHES. MY FAMILY , FRIENDS AND I WANT TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED TO THE PARROTS ONCE THE EXTERMINATION TOOK PLACE. THESE PARROTS WERE IN CAGES WITHOUT ONE TOY IN FILTHY CONDITIONS AND HOVERED ON THE BOTTOM OF THEIR CAGE, OBVIOUSLY SICK FROM THE FILTH. ANY COMMENTS PLEASE EMAIL CAROL AT firstname.lastname@example.org
Dirty Jobs is the only TV show I watch. My teenage son and I watch it together and absolutely adore Mike Rowe. His facial expressions and dry wit are priceless and amazingly, the show is very informative. We hope he stays put for many more seasons.