Trivia / Dirty Jobs

  • Actor Allusion: While working on a suspension bridge, Mike gets the job of directing traffic and he's all too happy to point out a Ford truck driving by. Guess who's the official spokesperson for Ford right now?
  • Follow the Leader:
    • "The Worst Job I Ever Loved" segments on the Los Angeles CBS news; Hoarders (the cleanup crew and filmmakers have to deal with psychologically disturbing levels of clutter that includes rotten food and dead animals); Dhani Tackles The Globe on Travel Channel and Sports Jobs With Junior Seau on Versus; the second US variation of Secret Millionaire, Undercover Boss (the premier episode features the CEO of Waste Management).
    • World's Toughest Fixes on National Geographic is a slight variation - Sean Riley is a rigger by trade, so he often contributes more to the task at hand than Rowe does. Riley also knows when to get out of the way.
  • Never Work with Children or Animals: Though there haven't been too many children, there have been plenty of animals, and whenever he does work with them hilarity tends to ensue.
  • Official Fan-Submitted Content: Ideas for new jobs are suggested by fans.