When Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs show called Richard Smith Custom Concrete about sending host Mike Rowe out to a decorative concrete job site for a day, Rick Smith rubbed his hands with glee, thinking to himself, “We’re gonna get this guy filthy!”
And so they did. Mike Rowe worked alongside Smith’s crew for an entire day in 106-degree heat, pumping 136 yards of concrete, broadcasting release agent, troweling, cutting joints, stamping and more.
Yes indeed, Rowe got dirty. But he and the production crew also got the team spirit, Smith says. “They understood why we do what we do — how we can get filthy and still have a really good time!”
About Dirty Jobs
Dirty Jobs is an American television series that originally aired on the Discovery Channel in which host Mike Rowe is shown performing difficult, strange, disgusting, or messy occupational duties alongside the typical employees. The show, produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, premiered with three pilot episodes in November 2003. It returned as a series on July 26, 2005, running for eight seasons until September 12, 2012. The show’s setting was refocused in Australia for the eighth season, advertised as Dirty Jobs Down Under. A new season titled Dirty Jobs: Rowe’d Trip started airing on July 7, 2020.