Dirty Jobs (2005) s01e24 Episode Script

Parade Float Dismantler

My name is Mike Rowe, and this is my job.
I explore the country looking this is my job.
I explore the country looking for people who aren't afraid to I explore the country looking for people who aren't afraid to get dirty For people who aren't afraid to get dirty This is full of ice-cream get dirty This is full of ice-cream mix.
This is full of ice-cream mix.
It's got a nice color to it.
Mix.
It's got a nice color to it.
Hardworking men and women it's got a nice color to it.
Hardworking men and women who earn an honest living doing hardworking men and women who earn an honest living doing the kinds of jobs that make who earn an honest living doing the kinds of jobs that make civilized life possible for the the kinds of jobs that make civilized life possible for the rest of us.
Civilized life possible for the rest of us.
Now, get ready to get dirty.
Rest of us.
Now, get ready to get dirty.
Coming up on "dirty jobs," now, get ready to get dirty.
Coming up on "dirty jobs," for most of us, coke comes coming up on "dirty jobs," for most of us, coke comes ice-cold in a can or bottle.
For most of us, coke comes ice-cold in a can or bottle.
In Pittsburgh, it comes out of ice-cold in a can or bottle.
In Pittsburgh, it comes out of an oven at 2,500 degrees.
In Pittsburgh, it comes out of an oven at 2,500 degrees.
It's the real dirty thing.
An oven at 2,500 degrees.
It's the real dirty thing.
Coke is made by cooking coal.
It's the real dirty thing.
Coke is made by cooking coal.
Now I understand why the mask coke is made by cooking coal.
Now I understand why the mask is key.
Now I understand why the mask is key.
Coal is just another four-letter is key.
Coal is just another four-letter word for "dirt.
" Coal is just another four-letter word for "dirt.
" Then, how many oysters can an word for "dirt.
" Then, how many oysters can an oyster shucker shuck? Then, how many oysters can an oyster shucker shuck? Thousands, thousands.
Oyster shucker shuck? Thousands, thousands.
Well, when that shucker is thousands, thousands.
Well, when that shucker is suki, who's tonight's dirty well, when that shucker is suki, who's tonight's dirty girl, the answer is a lot.
Suki, who's tonight's dirty girl, the answer is a lot.
If that doesn't make you girl, the answer is a lot.
If that doesn't make you dirty, I don't know what does.
If that doesn't make you dirty, I don't know what does.
And later, life can be a bed dirty, I don't know what does.
And later, life can be a bed of roses.
And later, life can be a bed of roses.
[ Roaring .]
Of roses.
[ Roaring .]
But not when you're in Pasadena, [ roaring .]
But not when you're in Pasadena, disassembling floats from the but not when you're in Pasadena, disassembling floats from the tournament of roses parade.
Disassembling floats from the tournament of roses parade.
The outsides of these things are tournament of roses parade.
The outsides of these things are covered with organic matter The outsides of these things are covered with organic matter You sure these are oranges? Covered with organic matter You sure these are oranges? They were orange at one time.
You sure these are oranges? They were orange at one time.
Which, after a few weeks they were orange at one time.
Which, after a few weeks of sitting in a warehouse, which, after a few weeks of sitting in a warehouse, organically turns into dust, of sitting in a warehouse, organically turns into dust, mold, and general filth.
Organically turns into dust, mold, and general filth.
That's why I hate parades.
That is scenic Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, over there.
Pittsburgh is a steel town Pennsylvania, over there.
Pittsburgh is a steel town has been for a long time.
Pittsburgh is a steel town has been for a long time.
Now, you can't have steel has been for a long time.
Now, you can't have steel without iron.
Now, you can't have steel without iron.
And you can't have iron without without iron.
And you can't have iron without coke.
And you can't have iron without coke.
And you can't have coke without coke.
And you can't have coke without coal.
And you can't have coke without coal.
Behind me is shenango coal.
Behind me is shenango incorporated.
Behind me is shenango incorporated.
They make coke here you know, incorporated.
They make coke here you know, coke.
They make coke here you know, coke.
It's the real Dirty thing.
This molten coke is being pushed out of a coke oven, the final product of a process that began out of a coke oven, the final product of a process that began hours ago with a mixture of product of a process that began hours ago with a mixture of different kinds of coal.
Hours ago with a mixture of different kinds of coal.
Coke is carbonized coal.
Different kinds of coal.
Coke is carbonized coal.
It's used in steel manufacturing coke is carbonized coal.
It's used in steel manufacturing because it burns hotter and it's used in steel manufacturing because it burns hotter and longer than plain coal.
Because it burns hotter and longer than plain coal.
I figured some clean clothes longer than plain coal.
I figured some clean clothes would be in order for my first I figured some clean clothes would be in order for my first day on the job.
Would be in order for my first day on the job.
Besides, my regular work clothes day on the job.
Besides, my regular work clothes were at the cleaners.
Besides, my regular work clothes were at the cleaners.
[ Laughs .]
Were at the cleaners.
[ Laughs .]
I'm looking for a guy named Tim.
[ Laughs .]
I'm looking for a guy named Tim.
Tim is a breaker man, I'm told.
I'm looking for a guy named Tim.
Tim is a breaker man, I'm told.
I do not see Tim up there, which Tim is a breaker man, I'm told.
I do not see Tim up there, which means Tim is probably down there I do not see Tim up there, which means Tim is probably down there somewhere in the dark.
Means Tim is probably down there somewhere in the dark.
This was the end of Tim's shift, somewhere in the dark.
This was the end of Tim's shift, so there was no coal on the this was the end of Tim's shift, so there was no coal on the conveyor belt.
So there was no coal on the conveyor belt.
But I had a feeling the lower I conveyor belt.
But I had a feeling the lower I went, the dirtier I would get.
Good grief.
You must be Tim.
How are you doing? You must be Tim.
How are you doing? I'm all right.
How are you doing? I'm all right.
You're a breaker man? I'm all right.
You're a breaker man? I'm a breaker man.
You're a breaker man? I'm a breaker man.
What does that mean? I'm a breaker man.
What does that mean? I crush coal.
What does that mean? I crush coal.
You're a coal crusher.
I crush coal.
You're a coal crusher.
Yes, I'm a coal crusher.
You're a coal crusher.
Yes, I'm a coal crusher.
Where does the actual yes, I'm a coal crusher.
Where does the actual crushing happen? Where does the actual crushing happen? It's above us.
Crushing happen? It's above us.
There's a hammer mill above us it's above us.
There's a hammer mill above us that crushes the coal.
There's a hammer mill above us that crushes the coal.
Once it's crushed, it comes that crushes the coal.
Once it's crushed, it comes through here and goes up to the once it's crushed, it comes through here and goes up to the other buildings.
Through here and goes up to the other buildings.
But as the breaker, your job, other buildings.
But as the breaker, your job, once a shift, is to just keep but as the breaker, your job, once a shift, is to just keep this area clean? Once a shift, is to just keep this area clean? Yes.
This area clean? Yes.
I got to tell you, this yes.
I got to tell you, this area right now is not clean.
I got to tell you, this area right now is not clean.
No.
Area right now is not clean.
No.
How many times in a shift do no.
How many times in a shift do you clean it? How many times in a shift do you clean it? At the very end, when you're you clean it? At the very end, when you're done running all your coal.
At the very end, when you're done running all your coal.
What are the tools of the done running all your coal.
What are the tools of the trade? What are the tools of the trade? This tool here, you can use.
Trade? This tool here, you can use.
It's a small rake.
This tool here, you can use.
It's a small rake.
You pull the coal from it's a small rake.
You pull the coal from underneath the tables onto the you pull the coal from underneath the tables onto the floor.
Underneath the tables onto the floor.
This is a table? Floor.
This is a table? Yes, it is.
This is a table? Yes, it is.
All right, so you want this yes, it is.
All right, so you want this coal onto the floor.
All right, so you want this coal onto the floor.
Put that coal onto the floor, coal onto the floor.
Put that coal onto the floor, yes.
Put that coal onto the floor, yes.
What are you going to be yes.
What are you going to be doing? What are you going to be doing? I'm going to watch you.
Doing? I'm going to watch you.
Supervisor.
I'm going to watch you.
Supervisor.
Oh, yeah, this is now I supervisor.
Oh, yeah, this is now I understand why the mask is key.
Oh, yeah, this is now I understand why the mask is key.
Now, it would be bad to get understand why the mask is key.
Now, it would be bad to get anything caught in there.
Now, it would be bad to get anything caught in there.
It could take your arm off.
Anything caught in there.
It could take your arm off.
You have to be very careful.
It could take your arm off.
You have to be very careful.
Good grief.
You have to be very careful.
Good grief.
You okay? Good grief.
You okay? You ever been hurt down here? You okay? You ever been hurt down here? No.
You ever been hurt down here? No.
Good.
No.
Good.
It's all right to push it good.
It's all right to push it through the other side, right? It's all right to push it through the other side, right? Yes, it is.
Through the other side, right? Yes, it is.
So, Tim, how long you been yes, it is.
So, Tim, how long you been doing this? So, Tim, how long you been doing this? Almost 30 years 30 years doing this? Almost 30 years 30 years will be July.
Almost 30 years 30 years will be July.
30 years? Will be July.
30 years? Yes, sir.
30 years? Yes, sir.
Good grief.
Yes, sir.
Good grief.
How long you going to do it? Good grief.
How long you going to do it? Well, when my kids go to how long you going to do it? Well, when my kids go to college, I might be doing it for well, when my kids go to college, I might be doing it for a long more time.
College, I might be doing it for a long more time.
What are your kids' names? A long more time.
What are your kids' names? Michael and Daniel.
What are your kids' names? Michael and Daniel.
How old are Michael and Michael and Daniel.
How old are Michael and Daniel? How old are Michael and Daniel? Michael's 15, Daniel's 11.
Daniel? Michael's 15, Daniel's 11.
Michael, Daniel, look what Michael's 15, Daniel's 11.
Michael, Daniel, look what the old man's doing.
Michael, Daniel, look what the old man's doing.
For crying out loud, go to the old man's doing.
For crying out loud, go to school.
For crying out loud, go to school.
So, Tim, how many steps are school.
So, Tim, how many steps are there, actually, in this whole so, Tim, how many steps are there, actually, in this whole coke-making process? There, actually, in this whole coke-making process? How many steps? Coke-making process? How many steps? Yeah.
How many steps? Yeah.
Oh, numerous.
Yeah.
Oh, numerous.
This is just the first step.
Oh, numerous.
This is just the first step.
You're on the front line, this is just the first step.
You're on the front line, the cutting edge.
You're on the front line, the cutting edge.
Without us down here with these the cutting edge.
Without us down here with these shovels, you can't get the coke.
Without us down here with these shovels, you can't get the coke.
Without the coal, you won't shovels, you can't get the coke.
Without the coal, you won't get the coke.
Without the coal, you won't get the coke.
Right.
Get the coke.
Right.
And without the coke, you can't right.
And without the coke, you can't get the iron.
And without the coke, you can't get the iron.
Without the iron, you can't make get the iron.
Without the iron, you can't make the steel.
Without the iron, you can't make the steel.
That's right.
The steel.
That's right.
All right.
That's right.
All right.
It might look like we're all right.
It might look like we're shoveling dust, but really, it might look like we're shoveling dust, but really, we're building Bridges and shoveling dust, but really, we're building Bridges and railroads and such.
We're building Bridges and railroads and such.
[ Laughs .]
Railroads and such.
[ Laughs .]
Right? [ Laughs .]
Right? Right.
Right? Right.
I never quite thought of it right.
I never quite thought of it that way.
I never quite thought of it that way.
Yeah.
That way.
Yeah.
So, tell me again, Tim, where yeah.
So, tell me again, Tim, where all this goes.
So, tell me again, Tim, where all this goes.
This coal goes up c-5 to the all this goes.
This coal goes up c-5 to the mixer building.
This coal goes up c-5 to the mixer building.
To the mixer building.
Mixer building.
To the mixer building.
Yes, sir.
To the mixer building.
Yes, sir.
Where is the mixer building, yes, sir.
Where is the mixer building, exactly? Where is the mixer building, exactly? Go up these steps, out the exactly? Go up these steps, out the door.
Go up these steps, out the door.
Look for the big gray cement door.
Look for the big gray cement building right in front of you.
Look for the big gray cement building right in front of you.
The nice, clean building? Building right in front of you.
The nice, clean building? Oh, yes, it's nice and clean.
The nice, clean building? Oh, yes, it's nice and clean.
It's a pleasure to meet oh, yes, it's nice and clean.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
It's a pleasure to meet you.
It was a pleasure to meet you.
It was a pleasure to meet you.
It was a pleasure to meet you.
I'll leave you to your work.
You.
I'll leave you to your work.
Thank you.
I'll leave you to your work.
Thank you.
Mixer building how hard thank you.
Mixer building how hard can that be to find? Mixer building how hard can that be to find? Tim works in about half a dozen can that be to find? Tim works in about half a dozen different hellholes just like Tim works in about half a dozen different hellholes just like this one.
Different hellholes just like this one.
They're all connected by these this one.
They're all connected by these conveyor belts that run all over they're all connected by these conveyor belts that run all over the place.
Conveyor belts that run all over the place.
This one leads up to the top of the place.
This one leads up to the top of the mixing building, which is this one leads up to the top of the mixing building, which is where I'm headed now.
The mixing building, which is where I'm headed now.
At the lower level of the mixing where I'm headed now.
At the lower level of the mixing building, guess what another at the lower level of the mixing building, guess what another conveyor belt.
Building, guess what another conveyor belt.
You Bob? Conveyor belt.
You Bob? Yes, I am.
You Bob? Yes, I am.
Bob, Tim sends his regards.
Yes, I am.
Bob, Tim sends his regards.
You're a mixer man, huh? Bob, Tim sends his regards.
You're a mixer man, huh? Yeah.
You're a mixer man, huh? Yeah.
This is a mixing-man station? Yeah.
This is a mixing-man station? Where am I exactly? This is a mixing-man station? Where am I exactly? This is c-10 galley.
Where am I exactly? This is c-10 galley.
C-10 galley.
This is c-10 galley.
C-10 galley.
I was just where, c-5 galley? C-10 galley.
I was just where, c-5 galley? Now, c-5 galley was about two I was just where, c-5 galley? Now, c-5 galley was about two stories underground.
Now, c-5 galley was about two stories underground.
We seem to be up in the air.
Stories underground.
We seem to be up in the air.
Yeah, this sends the coal we seem to be up in the air.
Yeah, this sends the coal right up to the coke battery, yeah, this sends the coal right up to the coke battery, to the coke-oven bins.
Right up to the coke battery, to the coke-oven bins.
Oh, okay, so I'm basically to the coke-oven bins.
Oh, okay, so I'm basically working my way closer to the oh, okay, so I'm basically working my way closer to the coke, which in this case is working my way closer to the coke, which in this case is at the top of that thing.
Coke, which in this case is at the top of that thing.
As the mixer man, what is your at the top of that thing.
As the mixer man, what is your job, exactly? As the mixer man, what is your job, exactly? I mix four coals together and job, exactly? I mix four coals together and send it up to the coke battery.
I mix four coals together and send it up to the coke battery.
Okay, so where do the send it up to the coke battery.
Okay, so where do the different types of coal come okay, so where do the different types of coal come from? Different types of coal come from? Tim sends it to me from over from? Tim sends it to me from over at the hammer mill.
Tim sends it to me from over at the hammer mill.
All right, so Tim is sending at the hammer mill.
All right, so Tim is sending you coal being broken up in all right, so Tim is sending you coal being broken up in the hammer mill.
You coal being broken up in the hammer mill.
What are we going to be doing the hammer mill.
What are we going to be doing here? What are we going to be doing here? We'll be cleaning off these here? We'll be cleaning off these tables.
We'll be cleaning off these tables.
We have to keep the tables tables.
We have to keep the tables clean so the rollers roll good.
We have to keep the tables clean so the rollers roll good.
I'm just a simple guy, but it clean so the rollers roll good.
I'm just a simple guy, but it seems to me at a glance that the I'm just a simple guy, but it seems to me at a glance that the mixer man's job and the breaker seems to me at a glance that the mixer man's job and the breaker man's job well, there's a mixer man's job and the breaker man's job well, there's a certain similarity.
Man's job well, there's a certain similarity.
Right.
Certain similarity.
Right.
You might even say they're right.
You might even say they're identical.
You might even say they're identical.
Pretty much.
So, basically, the mixer man's job is to pick up the dust that falls off the conveyor belt man's job is to pick up the dust that falls off the conveyor belt as a result of transporting that falls off the conveyor belt as a result of transporting mixed coal, whereas the breaker as a result of transporting mixed coal, whereas the breaker man's job is to pick up the dust mixed coal, whereas the breaker man's job is to pick up the dust that falls off the conveyor belt man's job is to pick up the dust that falls off the conveyor belt as a result of breaking up that falls off the conveyor belt as a result of breaking up unmixed coal.
As a result of breaking up unmixed coal.
There's a difference.
So, once again, the coal dust from this galley goes on to another conveyor belt and runs from this galley goes on to another conveyor belt and runs all the way to the top of that another conveyor belt and runs all the way to the top of that coal bunker, where it's dumped all the way to the top of that coal bunker, where it's dumped in.
Coal bunker, where it's dumped in.
What's that? In.
What's that? You've never been in a coal what's that? You've never been in a coal bunker? You've never been in a coal bunker? Neither have I.
Bunker? Neither have I.
And because the heat, moving neither have I.
And because the heat, moving parts, and tight spaces make it and because the heat, moving parts, and tight spaces make it too dangerous in there, I never parts, and tight spaces make it too dangerous in there, I never will.
Too dangerous in there, I never will.
This coal bunker is 12 stories will.
This coal bunker is 12 stories high and towers above a row of this coal bunker is 12 stories high and towers above a row of coke ovens called a battery.
High and towers above a row of coke ovens called a battery.
I'm actually walking on top of coke ovens called a battery.
I'm actually walking on top of the coke ovens right now.
I'm actually walking on top of the coke ovens right now.
Coal from the bunker is dropped the coke ovens right now.
Coal from the bunker is dropped into bins in this machine behind coal from the bunker is dropped into bins in this machine behind me, and it feeds mixed coal into into bins in this machine behind me, and it feeds mixed coal into the ovens.
So, this is Jeff.
And Jeff, you're the lid man? Top utility.
And Jeff, you're the lid man? Top utility.
Top utility and what's top utility.
Top utility and what's this giant thing to your left? Top utility and what's this giant thing to your left? It's a Larry car.
This giant thing to your left? It's a Larry car.
What's a Larry car do? It's a Larry car.
What's a Larry car do? It drops the coal into the what's a Larry car do? It drops the coal into the ovens.
It drops the coal into the ovens.
Okay, so the battery that ovens.
Okay, so the battery that we're standing on now is okay, so the battery that we're standing on now is essentially holding how many we're standing on now is essentially holding how many different ovens? Essentially holding how many different ovens? There's 62.
Different ovens? There's 62.
So, these things down here there's 62.
So, these things down here look like manhole covers.
So, these things down here look like manhole covers.
Correct.
Look like manhole covers.
Correct.
That's essentially how the correct.
That's essentially how the coal's going to get dumped in.
That's essentially how the coal's going to get dumped in.
Right.
Coal's going to get dumped in.
Right.
And that's what that guy's right.
And that's what that guy's going to do.
And that's what that guy's going to do.
Right.
Going to do.
Right.
Who's that? Right.
Who's that? His name's Sam.
Who's that? His name's Sam.
Sam.
Say hi to Sam.
His name's Sam.
Sam.
Say hi to Sam.
He runs a Larry car.
Sam.
Say hi to Sam.
He runs a Larry car.
By the way, why is it called a he runs a Larry car.
By the way, why is it called a Larry car? By the way, why is it called a Larry car? That's a good question.
Larry car? That's a good question.
I don't know.
That's a good question.
I don't know.
Why don't they call it a Sam I don't know.
Why don't they call it a Sam car? Why don't they call it a Sam car? That's all.
Car? That's all.
Okay.
That's all.
Okay.
So, what we're gonna see now okay.
So, what we're gonna see now is that lid pulled off over so, what we're gonna see now is that lid pulled off over there.
Is that lid pulled off over there.
The Larry car picks up the metal there.
The Larry car picks up the metal lid with a magnet.
The Larry car picks up the metal lid with a magnet.
Then it moves back, drops the lid with a magnet.
Then it moves back, drops the lid, and positions a chute over then it moves back, drops the lid, and positions a chute over the oven, and then proceeds to lid, and positions a chute over the oven, and then proceeds to drop 20 tons of coal into the the oven, and then proceeds to drop 20 tons of coal into the oven below.
Drop 20 tons of coal into the oven below.
After the coal is dumped, Sam oven below.
After the coal is dumped, Sam replaces the lid.
After the coal is dumped, Sam replaces the lid.
Then the lid man's work begins.
Replaces the lid.
Then the lid man's work begins.
All you got to do is tap it then the lid man's work begins.
All you got to do is tap it on that one.
All you got to do is tap it on that one.
I'll grab the lid sealer.
On that one.
I'll grab the lid sealer.
Yeah, you grab the seal.
I'll grab the lid sealer.
Yeah, you grab the seal.
I'll tap.
Yeah, you grab the seal.
I'll tap.
Perfect.
I'll tap.
Perfect.
Now you'll take the lid perfect.
Now you'll take the lid sealer.
Now you'll take the lid sealer.
This is called lid sealer? Sealer.
This is called lid sealer? Yes.
This is called lid sealer? Yes.
And go around this.
Yes.
And go around this.
What is it, exactly? And go around this.
What is it, exactly? Clay.
And the purpose of this is just to form a temporary bond? Right.
Just to form a temporary bond? Right.
It seals it that so none of the right.
It seals it that so none of the smoke comes out carbon it seals it that so none of the smoke comes out carbon monoxide, stuff you don't want smoke comes out carbon monoxide, stuff you don't want to breathe.
Monoxide, stuff you don't want to breathe.
Yeah, stuff I shouldn't be to breathe.
Yeah, stuff I shouldn't be standing over.
Yeah, stuff I shouldn't be standing over.
Well, if you've never seen the standing over.
Well, if you've never seen the inside of a coke oven before, well, if you've never seen the inside of a coke oven before, this is a unique opportunity.
Inside of a coke oven before, this is a unique opportunity.
Jeff, pull that thing off there this is a unique opportunity.
Jeff, pull that thing off there for me.
Jeff, pull that thing off there for me.
This is oven number where are for me.
This is oven number where are we, like 22? This is oven number where are we, like 22? Yes, this is number 22.
We, like 22? Yes, this is number 22.
Oh, 22.
Yes, this is number 22.
Oh, 22.
Wow.
Oh, 22.
Wow.
That's got to be 2,400, 2,500 wow.
That's got to be 2,400, 2,500 degrees? That's got to be 2,400, 2,500 degrees? So, what am I looking at in degrees? So, what am I looking at in there? So, what am I looking at in there? That's actually coke.
There? That's actually coke.
This oven is about to be pushed.
That's actually coke.
This oven is about to be pushed.
Each of the coke ovens is this oven is about to be pushed.
Each of the coke ovens is 13 1/2 feet high and 14 feet each of the coke ovens is 13 1/2 feet high and 14 feet deep.
13 1/2 feet high and 14 feet deep.
After 18 hours of baking in deep.
After 18 hours of baking in these ovens, the coal becomes after 18 hours of baking in these ovens, the coal becomes coke, and the giant pusher these ovens, the coal becomes coke, and the giant pusher machine goes into action.
Coke, and the giant pusher machine goes into action.
The doors on both sides of the machine goes into action.
The doors on both sides of the oven are removed so the coke can the doors on both sides of the oven are removed so the coke can be pushed through into a special oven are removed so the coke can be pushed through into a special railroad car.
The pusher machine is operated by, yes, the coke pusher.
You're Eli? By, yes, the coke pusher.
You're Eli? Yeah.
You're Eli? Yeah.
Eli, how are you, man? Yeah.
Eli, how are you, man? What are you going to do in Eli, how are you, man? What are you going to do in here? What are you going to do in here? I'm going to push out the here? I'm going to push out the coke.
I'm going to push out the coke.
Go ahead.
Coke.
Go ahead.
I know you're on a schedule.
Go ahead.
I know you're on a schedule.
Okay.
I know you're on a schedule.
Okay.
We're going to stay out of okay.
We're going to stay out of the way at this point.
We're going to stay out of the way at this point.
So, what's this thing called the way at this point.
So, what's this thing called that's moving right now? So, what's this thing called that's moving right now? The ram.
That's moving right now? The ram.
The rail? The ram.
The rail? The ram.
The rail? The ram.
The ram, all right so, the ram.
The ram, all right so, you're literally ramming this the ram, all right so, you're literally ramming this coke on this end of that oven You're literally ramming this coke on this end of that oven Right.
Coke on this end of that oven Right.
And pushing it through the right.
And pushing it through the other side? And pushing it through the other side? That's correct.
Other side? That's correct.
It's like making sausage.
That's correct.
It's like making sausage.
[ Laughs .]
It's like making sausage.
[ Laughs .]
Okay, John, here it comes.
[ Laughs .]
Okay, John, here it comes.
20 tons of coal goes in.
Okay, John, here it comes.
20 tons of coal goes in.
17 tons of coke comes out.
20 tons of coal goes in.
17 tons of coke comes out.
Now, back in that tunnel, you 17 tons of coke comes out.
Now, back in that tunnel, you can see that the coke is being now, back in that tunnel, you can see that the coke is being pushed out of the oven.
Can see that the coke is being pushed out of the oven.
It's falling into a hot car.
Pushed out of the oven.
It's falling into a hot car.
The hot car is going to bring it's falling into a hot car.
The hot car is going to bring the coke which is right now the hot car is going to bring the coke which is right now at about 2,400 degrees The coke which is right now at about 2,400 degrees straight down this track, where at about 2,400 degrees straight down this track, where 5,000 gallons of water are going straight down this track, where 5,000 gallons of water are going to be dumped on it.
5,000 gallons of water are going to be dumped on it.
That process cools the coke to be dumped on it.
That process cools the coke down, thereby keeping it from that process cools the coke down, thereby keeping it from turning into ash.
Down, thereby keeping it from turning into ash.
So, every time the coke is turning into ash.
So, every time the coke is pushed through the oven, it's so, every time the coke is pushed through the oven, it's dragged to the end of the pushed through the oven, it's dragged to the end of the tunnel, and we have some steam.
So, after the coke has cooled down, it's brought here to the wharf and kind of dumped.
Down, it's brought here to the wharf and kind of dumped.
And that's where Chris comes in.
Wharf and kind of dumped.
And that's where Chris comes in.
You're a what? And that's where Chris comes in.
You're a what? I'm a wharf man.
You're a what? I'm a wharf man.
A wharf man.
I'm a wharf man.
A wharf man.
So, we met breaker men and a wharf man.
So, we met breaker men and mixer So, we met breaker men and mixer mix men.
Mixer mix men.
Mix men we met a lid man mix men.
Mix men we met a lid man and Eli the coke pusher.
Mix men we met a lid man and Eli the coke pusher.
You're the wharf man.
And Eli the coke pusher.
You're the wharf man.
And what does that mean exactly? You're the wharf man.
And what does that mean exactly? What I do is I pull these and what does that mean exactly? What I do is I pull these gates back and I let this coke what I do is I pull these gates back and I let this coke down onto this belt right here.
Gates back and I let this coke down onto this belt right here.
And from there, it goes into the down onto this belt right here.
And from there, it goes into the screening station and it gets and from there, it goes into the screening station and it gets separated, the small stuff.
Screening station and it gets separated, the small stuff.
Show me how you do what you separated, the small stuff.
Show me how you do what you do.
Show me how you do what you do.
Well, like this.
Do.
Well, like this.
You put your foot on the back.
Well, like this.
You put your foot on the back.
Use your body weight a little you put your foot on the back.
Use your body weight a little bit.
Use your body weight a little bit.
Gotcha.
Bit.
Gotcha.
There you go.
Gotcha.
There you go.
So, that's the way it goes.
There you go.
So, that's the way it goes.
The coke is fed onto a conveyor so, that's the way it goes.
The coke is fed onto a conveyor belt, then onto a shaker which the coke is fed onto a conveyor belt, then onto a shaker which separates it by size.
Belt, then onto a shaker which separates it by size.
Then another conveyor belt feeds separates it by size.
Then another conveyor belt feeds it into train cars called the then another conveyor belt feeds it into train cars called the coke express.
It into train cars called the coke express.
This goes on 24 hours a day, 7 coke express.
This goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year This goes on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year no breaks.
Days a week, 365 days a year no breaks.
So, the coke express is made out no breaks.
So, the coke express is made out of steel, but it's full of coke.
So, the coke express is made out of steel, but it's full of coke.
It's headed to a steelyard where of steel, but it's full of coke.
It's headed to a steelyard where the coke will be used to help it's headed to a steelyard where the coke will be used to help make the steel that will make the coke will be used to help make the steel that will make the coke express.
Make the steel that will make the coke express.
So, what came first, the coke or the coke express.
So, what came first, the coke or the coke express? So, what came first, the coke or the coke express? Who cares? Welcome to the oyster shucking house at Taylor shellfish farms in Shelton, Washington.
House at Taylor shellfish farms in Shelton, Washington.
It's loud here.
In Shelton, Washington.
It's loud here.
It's also cold.
It's loud here.
It's also cold.
And it's where we find tonight's it's also cold.
And it's where we find tonight's dirty girl.
And it's where we find tonight's dirty girl.
You must be suki.
Dirty girl.
You must be suki.
Yes, I am.
You must be suki.
Yes, I am.
How are you, Mike? Yes, I am.
How are you, Mike? I'm all right.
How are you, Mike? I'm all right.
They tell me you're a very dirty I'm all right.
They tell me you're a very dirty girl.
They tell me you're a very dirty girl.
Yes, I am.
Girl.
Yes, I am.
Well, you're getting the yes, I am.
Well, you're getting the oysters out of the shells.
Well, you're getting the oysters out of the shells.
We should show people straight oysters out of the shells.
We should show people straight off.
We should show people straight off.
If that doesn't make you dirty, off.
If that doesn't make you dirty, I don't know what does.
If that doesn't make you dirty, I don't know what does.
How long have you been doing I don't know what does.
How long have you been doing this? How long have you been doing this? 18 years, Mike.
This? 18 years, Mike.
18 years? 18 years, Mike.
18 years? 18 years.
18 years? 18 years.
Right here? 18 years.
Right here? Right here.
Right here? Right here.
You must be exhausted.
Right here.
You must be exhausted.
Yes, I do.
You must be exhausted.
Yes, I do.
I want people to learn yes, I do.
I want people to learn tonight how to get the meat out I want people to learn tonight how to get the meat out of one of these things.
Tonight how to get the meat out of one of these things.
And I want you to do it real of one of these things.
And I want you to do it real slow so I can learn with you.
And I want you to do it real slow so I can learn with you.
Okay.
Slow so I can learn with you.
Okay.
I just put my knife inside.
Okay.
I just put my knife inside.
You find an opening and I just put my knife inside.
You find an opening and exploit it.
You find an opening and exploit it.
And the muscle is right exploit it.
And the muscle is right here not right here, it's and the muscle is right here not right here, it's right here.
Here not right here, it's right here.
And I slam.
Right here.
And I slam.
Uh-huh.
And I slam.
Uh-huh.
Sometimes I have to get mad uh-huh.
Sometimes I have to get mad at it before it opens.
Sometimes I have to get mad at it before it opens.
You say sometimes you got to at it before it opens.
You say sometimes you got to get mad? You say sometimes you got to get mad? I have to be mad.
Get mad? I have to be mad.
Sometimes she gets mad at it.
I have to be mad.
Sometimes she gets mad at it.
Look at that.
Sometimes she gets mad at it.
Look at that.
Good grief, that thing looks look at that.
Good grief, that thing looks like a lung.
Good grief, that thing looks like a lung.
Where did this oyster come from? Like a lung.
Where did this oyster come from? Somewhere out there.
Where did this oyster come from? Somewhere out there.
I forgot.
Somewhere out there.
I forgot.
These oysters came from I forgot.
These oysters came from heaven.
These oysters came from heaven.
Yeah, it came from heaven.
Heaven.
Yeah, it came from heaven.
Can I touch this thing? Yeah, it came from heaven.
Can I touch this thing? Yes, you can.
Can I touch this thing? Yes, you can.
All right.
Yes, you can.
All right.
The oysters up here come pretty all right.
The oysters up here come pretty big.
The oysters up here come pretty big.
This thing looks like an egg big.
This thing looks like an egg over easy.
This thing looks like an egg over easy.
And I was paying pretty close over easy.
And I was paying pretty close attention.
And I was paying pretty close attention.
It looks like all you're doing attention.
It looks like all you're doing is finding a hole that's already it looks like all you're doing is finding a hole that's already there and then getting the knife is finding a hole that's already there and then getting the knife in it.
There and then getting the knife in it.
This side.
In it.
This side.
This side? This side.
This side? Why not this side? This side? Why not this side? That's the wrong side.
Why not this side? That's the wrong side.
[ Laughs .]
That's the wrong side.
[ Laughs .]
Because it's the wrong side.
[ Laughs .]
Because it's the wrong side.
Wrong way.
Because it's the wrong side.
Wrong way.
I don't understand.
Wrong way.
I don't understand.
Here? I don't understand.
Here? Wrong.
Here? Wrong.
I call for myself wrong.
I call for myself don't poke yourself in the I call for myself don't poke yourself in the chest with the knife.
Don't poke yourself in the chest with the knife.
You need to stop doing that.
Chest with the knife.
You need to stop doing that.
It makes us very nervous.
You need to stop doing that.
It makes us very nervous.
Me It makes us very nervous.
Me Yeah? Me Yeah? I call this the butt.
Yeah? I call this the butt.
Butt.
I call this the butt.
Butt.
Butt.
Butt.
Butt.
Bill.
Butt.
Bill.
Bill.
Bill.
Bill.
So, you shove the knife in the bill.
So, you shove the knife in the oyster's butt? So, you shove the knife in the oyster's butt? No.
Oyster's butt? No.
These things are like no.
These things are like mysteries.
These things are like mysteries.
Each one is like a fortune mysteries.
Each one is like a fortune cookie except that, you know, each one is like a fortune cookie except that, you know, a fortune cookie with snot in cookie except that, you know, a fortune cookie with snot in it.
A fortune cookie with snot in it.
I'm not leaving until I it.
I'm not leaving until I understand how it is you can I'm not leaving until I understand how it is you can look at this thing and know understand how it is you can look at this thing and know exactly where to put the knife.
Look at this thing and know exactly where to put the knife.
I always tell my students exactly where to put the knife.
I always tell my students when I train them, this is the I always tell my students when I train them, this is the right side.
When I train them, this is the right side.
The way you see the right side right side.
The way you see the right side is pretend that you are laying the way you see the right side is pretend that you are laying down.
Is pretend that you are laying down.
If the yeah, laying down.
Down.
If the yeah, laying down.
I'm laying down.
If the yeah, laying down.
I'm laying down.
Yeah, it's flat, laying down.
I'm laying down.
Yeah, it's flat, laying down.
If the wrong side yeah, it's flat, laying down.
If the wrong side right.
If the wrong side right.
That's how it look like.
Right.
That's how it look like.
Right, it would be much that's how it look like.
Right, it would be much harder to open it from the back.
Right, it would be much harder to open it from the back.
Yeah, you cannot open the harder to open it from the back.
Yeah, you cannot open the wrong side, so you have to open yeah, you cannot open the wrong side, so you have to open the right side.
Wrong side, so you have to open the right side.
Okay.
The right side.
Okay.
I hold the oyster up.
Okay.
I hold the oyster up.
And I twist both hands, both I hold the oyster up.
And I twist both hands, both wrists, both different and I twist both hands, both wrists, both different direction.
Wrists, both different direction.
You dance with it.
Direction.
You dance with it.
You got to dance with the you dance with it.
You got to dance with the oyster? You got to dance with the oyster? You dance with the oyster.
Oyster? You dance with the oyster.
I'm going to say the thick you dance with the oyster.
I'm going to say the thick part of the oyster is right I'm going to say the thick part of the oyster is right here.
Part of the oyster is right here.
Or here.
Here.
Or here.
Or it could be here.
Or here.
Or it could be here.
Yes, yes.
Or it could be here.
Yes, yes.
You're learn fast.
Yes, yes.
You're learn fast.
[ Laughs .]
You're learn fast.
[ Laughs .]
You want to clear the [ laughs .]
You want to clear the yes.
You want to clear the yes.
Clear all that, yes, ah.
Yes.
Clear all that, yes, ah.
There you go! Clear all that, yes, ah.
There you go! There we go.
There you go! There we go.
That's perfect.
There we go.
That's perfect.
Dave barsky, ladies and that's perfect.
Dave barsky, ladies and gentlemen always there for a Dave barsky, ladies and gentlemen always there for a tight shot.
Gentlemen always there for a tight shot.
Boy ain't right.
Tight shot.
Boy ain't right.
You left some shell in it.
Boy ain't right.
You left some shell in it.
I wasn't quite done with it you left some shell in it.
I wasn't quite done with it before you sucked it off your I wasn't quite done with it before you sucked it off your camera.
Before you sucked it off your camera.
I'm sorry you had to see that.
Camera.
I'm sorry you had to see that.
How many of these do you do in a I'm sorry you had to see that.
How many of these do you do in a day, during a shift? How many of these do you do in a day, during a shift? Thousands, thousands of day, during a shift? Thousands, thousands of oysters.
Thousands, thousands of oysters.
How do you get paid, if you oysters.
How do you get paid, if you don't mind me asking? How do you get paid, if you don't mind me asking? Piecework, by pound Don't mind me asking? Piecework, by pound 50 cents per pound.
Piecework, by pound 50 cents per pound.
This may be like 16 pounds.
50 cents per pound.
This may be like 16 pounds.
That weighs 16 pounds.
This may be like 16 pounds.
That weighs 16 pounds.
So this is about a nickel? That weighs 16 pounds.
So this is about a nickel? Yes.
So this is about a nickel? Yes.
You have kids? Yes.
You have kids? I have three kids.
You have kids? I have three kids.
What are their names? I have three kids.
What are their names? First named Donnie, second, what are their names? First named Donnie, second, Danny.
First named Donnie, second, Danny.
My little one is Bobby.
Danny.
My little one is Bobby.
Donnie, Danny, and Bobby My little one is Bobby.
Donnie, Danny, and Bobby and they know how hard their Donnie, Danny, and Bobby and they know how hard their mother works? And they know how hard their mother works? Kind of, yeah.
Mother works? Kind of, yeah.
Donnie, Danny, and Bobby, kind of, yeah.
Donnie, Danny, and Bobby, look real close.
Donnie, Danny, and Bobby, look real close.
This is what your mom is doing, look real close.
This is what your mom is doing, every day, just for you.
This is what your mom is doing, every day, just for you.
So listen to your mother.
Every day, just for you.
So listen to your mother.
Thank you.
So listen to your mother.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
Thank you.
You're welcome.
So, you didn't cut all the you're welcome.
So, you didn't cut all the muscle, and So, you didn't cut all the muscle, and I'm very angry, suki.
Muscle, and I'm very angry, suki.
I'm very angry.
I'm very angry, suki.
I'm very angry.
You killed it.
I'm very angry.
You killed it.
Come on.
You killed it.
Come on.
It was already dead.
Come on.
It was already dead.
One, two, three, four, and it was already dead.
One, two, three, four, and there's five.
One, two, three, four, and there's five.
I'll go along with you.
There's five.
I'll go along with you.
[ Laughs .]
I'll go along with you.
[ Laughs .]
[ Laughs .]
[ Laughs .]
[ Laughs .]
Yeah.
[ Laughs .]
Yeah.
Perfect! Yeah.
Perfect! I'm impressed.
Look at that.
Perfect! I'm impressed.
Look at that.
She's impressed.
I'm impressed.
Look at that.
She's impressed.
You heard it.
She's impressed.
You heard it.
Who's the best student you've you heard it.
Who's the best student you've had all day? Who's the best student you've had all day? You.
Had all day? You.
That's right.
You.
That's right.
Who's the best student you've that's right.
Who's the best student you've had all week? Who's the best student you've had all week? Uh, him.
Had all week? Uh, him.
[ Laughs .]
Uh, him.
[ Laughs .]
He ain't so tough.
[ Laughs .]
He ain't so tough.
Anybody can open an oyster, but he ain't so tough.
Anybody can open an oyster, but doing it right is an absolute anybody can open an oyster, but doing it right is an absolute art.
Doing it right is an absolute art.
It requires coordination, tons art.
It requires coordination, tons of experience, hours of it requires coordination, tons of experience, hours of practice.
Of experience, hours of practice.
Nobody does it better than suki.
Hi, my name is suki.
I'm an oyster shucker and a dirty girl.
I'm an oyster shucker and a dirty girl.
Suki? Dirty girl.
Suki? Yes, Mike? Suki? Yes, Mike? Give me a kiss.
Yes, Mike? Give me a kiss.
Both: Ohh! Give me a kiss.
Both: Ohh! 10 years ago, I was the both: Ohh! 10 years ago, I was the victim of a horrible 10 years ago, I was the victim of a horrible circumstance.
Victim of a horrible circumstance.
I was living in New York City, circumstance.
I was living in New York City, trying to drive home for the I was living in New York City, trying to drive home for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Trying to drive home for the Thanksgiving holiday.
And like many others, I became Thanksgiving holiday.
And like many others, I became hopelessly ensnarled in the and like many others, I became hopelessly ensnarled in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade.
Hopelessly ensnarled in the Macy's Thanksgiving day parade.
It was traumatic.
Macy's Thanksgiving day parade.
It was traumatic.
I sat there, sandwiched between it was traumatic.
I sat there, sandwiched between two giant floats while my car I sat there, sandwiched between two giant floats while my car slowly ran out of gas.
Two giant floats while my car slowly ran out of gas.
Today, I'll have my revenge.
Slowly ran out of gas.
Today, I'll have my revenge.
[ Monkey screeches .]
[ Leopard growls .]
Welcome to my nightmare.
Based in the heart of Pasadena, welcome to my nightmare.
Based in the heart of Pasadena, California, the Phoenix based in the heart of Pasadena, California, the Phoenix decorating company has California, the Phoenix decorating company has been building and rolling out decorating company has been building and rolling out floats for the tournament of been building and rolling out floats for the tournament of roses parade for the past 50 floats for the tournament of roses parade for the past 50 years.
Roses parade for the past 50 years.
[ Roaring .]
Years.
[ Roaring .]
Dirty.
[ Roaring .]
Dirty.
Maybe it's just me, but, Shawn, dirty.
Maybe it's just me, but, Shawn, do other people have an maybe it's just me, but, Shawn, do other people have an irrational fear of floats? Do other people have an irrational fear of floats? You might say that.
Irrational fear of floats? You might say that.
This is Shawn, and he's the you might say that.
This is Shawn, and he's the production manager at Phoenix this is Shawn, and he's the production manager at Phoenix decorating company.
Production manager at Phoenix decorating company.
You guys are responsible for a decorating company.
You guys are responsible for a lot of the floats in the you guys are responsible for a lot of the floats in the Rose bowl parade.
Lot of the floats in the Rose bowl parade.
We do about 20 to 25 every Rose bowl parade.
We do about 20 to 25 every year.
We do about 20 to 25 every year.
It rained this year, didn't year.
It rained this year, didn't it? It rained this year, didn't it? It rained hard.
It? It rained hard.
Yep.
It rained hard.
Yep.
So, a lot of those floats are yep.
So, a lot of those floats are here in this warehouse.
So, a lot of those floats are here in this warehouse.
They're soaked with water that's here in this warehouse.
They're soaked with water that's over a month old now.
They're soaked with water that's over a month old now.
And all that rotten, stinking over a month old now.
And all that rotten, stinking fruit and vegetation has just and all that rotten, stinking fruit and vegetation has just been putrefying.
Fruit and vegetation has just been putrefying.
And we've got to clean it up.
Been putrefying.
And we've got to clean it up.
Good stuff.
And we've got to clean it up.
Good stuff.
That's a dirty job.
Good stuff.
That's a dirty job.
Very dirty.
That's a dirty job.
Very dirty.
Remember, every float in the very dirty.
Remember, every float in the parade has to be covered with remember, every float in the parade has to be covered with material that's organic.
Parade has to be covered with material that's organic.
Flowers and fruit are organic.
Material that's organic.
Flowers and fruit are organic.
And at first, they look and flowers and fruit are organic.
And at first, they look and smell very nice.
And at first, they look and smell very nice.
But after sitting in a warehouse smell very nice.
But after sitting in a warehouse for a couple of months, this is but after sitting in a warehouse for a couple of months, this is what organic stuff starts to for a couple of months, this is what organic stuff starts to look like.
What organic stuff starts to look like.
And as far as the smell Look like.
And as far as the smell you'll just have to trust me.
And as far as the smell you'll just have to trust me.
Floats, of course, don't really you'll just have to trust me.
Floats, of course, don't really float.
Floats, of course, don't really float.
They're propelled forward by an float.
They're propelled forward by an engine and ultimately driven by they're propelled forward by an engine and ultimately driven by a I don't know.
Engine and ultimately driven by a I don't know.
Let's call them a float driver.
A I don't know.
Let's call them a float driver.
This is Jay.
Let's call them a float driver.
This is Jay.
And this is what the inside of a this is Jay.
And this is what the inside of a float looks like.
And this is what the inside of a float looks like.
Is this typical? Float looks like.
Is this typical? Yes, it is, sir.
Is this typical? Yes, it is, sir.
With the exception of the yes, it is, sir.
With the exception of the steering wheel, it really with the exception of the steering wheel, it really doesn't look at all like what I steering wheel, it really doesn't look at all like what I was expecting.
Doesn't look at all like what I was expecting.
Air bags? Was expecting.
Air bags? No air bags.
Air bags? No air bags.
Safety restraint system? No air bags.
Safety restraint system? No, nothing.
Safety restraint system? No, nothing.
How do you know where you're no, nothing.
How do you know where you're going? How do you know where you're going? A person sits up in the top going? A person sits up in the top of the float, looks out a a person sits up in the top of the float, looks out a little hole, and tells you left, of the float, looks out a little hole, and tells you left, right, stop, slow down.
Little hole, and tells you left, right, stop, slow down.
This is another reason why I right, stop, slow down.
This is another reason why I hate floats.
This is another reason why I hate floats.
Every float has a spotter.
Hate floats.
Every float has a spotter.
The spotter usually sits up every float has a spotter.
The spotter usually sits up front in a cramped and nasty the spotter usually sits up front in a cramped and nasty little hole, staring out at the front in a cramped and nasty little hole, staring out at the world through a tiny piece of little hole, staring out at the world through a tiny piece of screen mesh.
World through a tiny piece of screen mesh.
The spotter's job is very screen mesh.
The spotter's job is very important.
The spotter's job is very important.
Without him, the float could run important.
Without him, the float could run amuck.
Without him, the float could run amuck.
You're basically sitting inside amuck.
You're basically sitting inside the engine.
You're basically sitting inside the engine.
Yes, sir.
The engine.
Yes, sir.
You got the tires here, motor yes, sir.
You got the tires here, motor right on the other side here.
You got the tires here, motor right on the other side here.
Your transmission's right next right on the other side here.
Your transmission's right next to you.
Your transmission's right next to you.
This runs a lot of the to you.
This runs a lot of the overheights, meaning the float's this runs a lot of the overheights, meaning the float's built over a certain height, overheights, meaning the float's built over a certain height, and we cannot get out of the built over a certain height, and we cannot get out of the building unless we lower it and we cannot get out of the building unless we lower it down.
Building unless we lower it down.
We can't go under Bridges.
Down.
We can't go under Bridges.
There must be a whole list of we can't go under Bridges.
There must be a whole list of garages you can't park in.
There must be a whole list of garages you can't park in.
No.
Garages you can't park in.
No.
What's top speed in a float no.
What's top speed in a float like this? What's top speed in a float like this? A float normally is 5 miles like this? A float normally is 5 miles an hour through the parade.
A float normally is 5 miles an hour through the parade.
But if you really wanted to an hour through the parade.
But if you really wanted to get it out and open it up? But if you really wanted to get it out and open it up? Sure, you'd do 30, 40.
Get it out and open it up? Sure, you'd do 30, 40.
40-miles-an-hour float? Sure, you'd do 30, 40.
40-miles-an-hour float? Sure.
40-miles-an-hour float? Sure.
Like that scene in sure.
Like that scene in "animal house.
" Like that scene in "animal house.
" Yeah.
"Animal house.
" Yeah.
It would be awesome.
Yeah.
It would be awesome.
I'm dying to wreck something.
It would be awesome.
I'm dying to wreck something.
Sure, let's go tear something I'm dying to wreck something.
Sure, let's go tear something up.
Sure, let's go tear something up.
Good.
What's this thing, Jay? Like, an ibex or something? A gazelle.
Like, an ibex or something? A gazelle.
A gazelle? All right.
A gazelle.
A gazelle? All right.
And the gazelle's got to go.
A gazelle? All right.
And the gazelle's got to go.
Is he steel, too? And the gazelle's got to go.
Is he steel, too? He's got pencil steel, which, is he steel, too? He's got pencil steel, which, like you see here, in the he's got pencil steel, which, like you see here, in the shape of a body.
Like you see here, in the shape of a body.
But from the legs up, we've got shape of a body.
But from the legs up, we've got pipe coming up through the legs.
But from the legs up, we've got pipe coming up through the legs.
So the basic idea would be to pipe coming up through the legs.
So the basic idea would be to cut it off right at the legs.
So the basic idea would be to cut it off right at the legs.
This stuff that's under here, cut it off right at the legs.
This stuff that's under here, these edges are like razors.
This stuff that's under here, these edges are like razors.
You cut them with the bolt these edges are like razors.
You cut them with the bolt cutters, it pinches it to a you cut them with the bolt cutters, it pinches it to a point, and it will cut you good.
Cutters, it pinches it to a point, and it will cut you good.
After all I've been through, point, and it will cut you good.
After all I've been through, I don't want to get killed by a after all I've been through, I don't want to get killed by a float.
I don't want to get killed by a float.
No, you don't.
One more.
One to go.
Dig into it.
Loosen it up.
Start peeling it back.
It's glued pretty good.
Start peeling it back.
It's glued pretty good.
Yeah.
It's glued pretty good.
Yeah.
See, we're not allowed to do yeah.
See, we're not allowed to do this with real animals on the see, we're not allowed to do this with real animals on the show.
This with real animals on the show.
No.
Show.
No.
You'd get in a lot of trouble no.
You'd get in a lot of trouble doing that.
You'd get in a lot of trouble doing that.
Yeah, but not here all doing that.
Yeah, but not here all part of the job.
Yeah, but not here all part of the job.
I'll bet you $100 somebody sends part of the job.
I'll bet you $100 somebody sends me an angry letter for killing a I'll bet you $100 somebody sends me an angry letter for killing a fake gazelle.
Cut her head off first? I'll cut the belly.
Yep.
I'll cut the belly.
Yep.
My legs.
Yep.
My legs.
Cutting the head off a fake my legs.
Cutting the head off a fake gazelle.
Cutting the head off a fake gazelle.
[ Saw whirs .]
She's a beaut.
This one we're going to save, replenish the herd.
This one we're going to save, replenish the herd.
It takes a year of hard work to replenish the herd.
It takes a year of hard work to make a float for the Rose parade it takes a year of hard work to make a float for the Rose parade and a day or so to break it into make a float for the Rose parade and a day or so to break it into little pieces.
And a day or so to break it into little pieces.
Myself or one of the other little pieces.
Myself or one of the other mechanics will come in and pull myself or one of the other mechanics will come in and pull out all the hoses and the mechanics will come in and pull out all the hoses and the electrical wire before we start out all the hoses and the electrical wire before we start digging into the float.
Electrical wire before we start digging into the float.
So you have some jackass out digging into the float.
So you have some jackass out here with a pick swinging so you have some jackass out here with a pick swinging around, hitting hydraulic wires.
Here with a pick swinging around, hitting hydraulic wires.
You could hit a hydraulic around, hitting hydraulic wires.
You could hit a hydraulic hose and make a big puddle.
You could hit a hydraulic hose and make a big puddle.
'Cause you hardly ever see hose and make a big puddle.
'Cause you hardly ever see hydraulic wires in a maple.
'Cause you hardly ever see hydraulic wires in a maple.
No.
Hydraulic wires in a maple.
No.
[ Leopard growls .]
No.
[ Leopard growls .]
Floats are really very [ leopard growls .]
Floats are really very deceptive things.
Floats are really very deceptive things.
On the one hand, they look like deceptive things.
On the one hand, they look like these big, puffy, little on the one hand, they look like these big, puffy, little marshmallows that just roll down these big, puffy, little marshmallows that just roll down the street, held together with marshmallows that just roll down the street, held together with kleenex and spit.
The street, held together with kleenex and spit.
But in reality, it's a lot of kleenex and spit.
But in reality, it's a lot of steel, a lot of chicken wire, a but in reality, it's a lot of steel, a lot of chicken wire, a lot of mesh, and a great big steel, a lot of chicken wire, a lot of mesh, and a great big giant engine.
Lot of mesh, and a great big giant engine.
I'm lying in smelly, rotten giant engine.
I'm lying in smelly, rotten vegetation, pulling a Rose bowl I'm lying in smelly, rotten vegetation, pulling a Rose bowl float apart piece by piece.
Vegetation, pulling a Rose bowl float apart piece by piece.
So I've got that going for me.
Float apart piece by piece.
So I've got that going for me.
This year, Phoenix decorating so I've got that going for me.
This year, Phoenix decorating company used 20 million flowers this year, Phoenix decorating company used 20 million flowers and 16 tons of organic goods to company used 20 million flowers and 16 tons of organic goods to decorate 22 floats.
And 16 tons of organic goods to decorate 22 floats.
Fake.
Decorate 22 floats.
Fake.
Look at this.
Fake.
Look at this.
Rotten jicama it's look at this.
Rotten jicama it's everywhere.
Rotten jicama it's everywhere.
Anywhere you see white is mold? Everywhere.
Anywhere you see white is mold? Yes, sir.
Anywhere you see white is mold? Yes, sir.
I don't even know what jicama yes, sir.
I don't even know what jicama is, but it stinks.
I don't even know what jicama is, but it stinks.
Over three million roses were is, but it stinks.
Over three million roses were used in the Rose bowl parade.
Over three million roses were used in the Rose bowl parade.
And this is one of the best jobs used in the Rose bowl parade.
And this is one of the best jobs here at the palace.
And this is one of the best jobs here at the palace.
It involves taking these vials here at the palace.
It involves taking these vials that kept the roses alive it involves taking these vials that kept the roses alive individually.
That kept the roses alive individually.
The roses, of course, are dead individually.
The roses, of course, are dead now, so you just pluck out the the roses, of course, are dead now, so you just pluck out the dead Rose and throw that away.
Now, so you just pluck out the dead Rose and throw that away.
And then you pop the top off dead Rose and throw that away.
And then you pop the top off the little vial.
And then you pop the top off the little vial.
And then you dump the nasty, the little vial.
And then you dump the nasty, feted water into a bucket.
And then you dump the nasty, feted water into a bucket.
Then you find a corresponding feted water into a bucket.
Then you find a corresponding bucket that holds the then you find a corresponding bucket that holds the appropriate-sized vial and bucket that holds the appropriate-sized vial and make the correct deposit.
Appropriate-sized vial and make the correct deposit.
If you're wondering just how bad make the correct deposit.
If you're wondering just how bad water like this smells, you if you're wondering just how bad water like this smells, you can pretty much imagine.
It takes 20 men a couple of months to build one of these floats.
Months to build one of these floats.
It takes six men about a day and floats.
It takes six men about a day and a half to take one apart.
It takes six men about a day and a half to take one apart.
That's what I'm talking about.
This is called a flex foam, and we can iron it, cut it, shape it to whatever we want, and we can iron it, cut it, shape it to whatever we want, and glue it to the float, and shape it to whatever we want, and glue it to the float, and that's how you get this rock and glue it to the float, and that's how you get this rock where it looks like it's a that's how you get this rock where it looks like it's a natural rock.
Where it looks like it's a natural rock.
You hit it with a pick, it will natural rock.
You hit it with a pick, it will bounce back.
You hit it with a pick, it will bounce back.
It's like rubber concrete.
Bounce back.
It's like rubber concrete.
Exactly.
It's like rubber concrete.
Exactly.
See that? Look at that exactly.
See that? Look at that flex foam.
See that? Look at that flex foam.
You stand there as long as you flex foam.
You stand there as long as you like.
You stand there as long as you like.
It will be exciting for you.
Like.
It will be exciting for you.
Come on, it's foam.
It will be exciting for you.
Come on, it's foam.
These floats are diabolical.
Come on, it's foam.
These floats are diabolical.
Some floats have a fairy-tale these floats are diabolical.
Some floats have a fairy-tale theme.
Some floats have a fairy-tale theme.
I don't know what's going on theme.
I don't know what's going on here.
I don't know what's going on here.
This looks like a pig.
Here.
This looks like a pig.
And that looks like it's maybe a this looks like a pig.
And that looks like it's maybe a mouse.
And that looks like it's maybe a mouse.
This is some sort of a wolf, mouse.
This is some sort of a wolf, serving a chicken.
This is some sort of a wolf, serving a chicken.
Not all fairy tales have happy serving a chicken.
Not all fairy tales have happy endings.
Not all fairy tales have happy endings.
Party's over.
Endings.
Party's over.
Shawn, that's just disgusting.
Party's over.
Shawn, that's just disgusting.
That's good stuff, typical.
Shawn, that's just disgusting.
That's good stuff, typical.
What is it, rotten limes? That's good stuff, typical.
What is it, rotten limes? You like orange juice, don't what is it, rotten limes? You like orange juice, don't you? You like orange juice, don't you? Why are the floats decorated you? Why are the floats decorated with food? Why are the floats decorated with food? Well, the tournament of roses with food? Well, the tournament of roses and the Rose parade says that well, the tournament of roses and the Rose parade says that everything has to be covered and the Rose parade says that everything has to be covered with an organic vegetable everything has to be covered with an organic vegetable material.
With an organic vegetable material.
Why? Material.
Why? That's the tradition.
Why? That's the tradition.
Tradition-shmition you're that's the tradition.
Tradition-shmition you're covering styrofoam with fruit.
Tradition-shmition you're covering styrofoam with fruit.
It's rotten.
Covering styrofoam with fruit.
It's rotten.
It stinks.
It's rotten.
It stinks.
There are gnats everywhere.
It stinks.
There are gnats everywhere.
That's mold.
There are gnats everywhere.
That's mold.
I mean, aren't we in violation that's mold.
I mean, aren't we in violation of some basic state codes or I mean, aren't we in violation of some basic state codes or something? Of some basic state codes or something? More than likely.
Something? More than likely.
You made 22 of the more than likely.
You made 22 of the 50-some-odd floats that were you made 22 of the 50-some-odd floats that were in the parade.
50-some-odd floats that were in the parade.
They're all covered with this in the parade.
They're all covered with this giant, rotten garden, now.
They're all covered with this giant, rotten garden, now.
What kind of flowers are these? Giant, rotten garden, now.
What kind of flowers are these? Carnations.
What kind of flowers are these? Carnations.
See, these flowers are dead.
Carnations.
See, these flowers are dead.
These limes or oranges see, these flowers are dead.
These limes or oranges you sure these are oranges? These limes or oranges you sure these are oranges? 'Cause they look green.
You sure these are oranges? 'Cause they look green.
Oh, they were orange.
'Cause they look green.
Oh, they were orange.
They were orange at one time.
Oh, they were orange.
They were orange at one time.
Forgive me for being dense.
They were orange at one time.
Forgive me for being dense.
Of course, they were oranges, forgive me for being dense.
Of course, they were oranges, but now they're rotten, so of course, they were oranges, but now they're rotten, so they've turned green and look but now they're rotten, so they've turned green and look like limes.
They've turned green and look like limes.
And now they're covered with like limes.
And now they're covered with mold and maggots and all sorts and now they're covered with mold and maggots and all sorts of little fruit flies.
Mold and maggots and all sorts of little fruit flies.
Yep.
Of little fruit flies.
Yep.
The process by which we yep.
The process by which we remove this? The process by which we remove this? Thanks.
Remove this? Thanks.
Ugh.
Who hates parades? I do.
[ Coughing .]
That's dirty.
You got to have a better tool.
You got to have a better tool.
I mean, come on.
Tool.
I mean, come on.
All I'm doing is making orange I mean, come on.
All I'm doing is making orange juice here, and I think i'm all I'm doing is making orange juice here, and I think i'm getting black lung.
Juice here, and I think i'm getting black lung.
I'm pretty sure this is bad for getting black lung.
I'm pretty sure this is bad for me for me, mainly.
I'm pretty sure this is bad for me for me, mainly.
And we're in this enclosed me for me, mainly.
And we're in this enclosed warehouse, and you can see the and we're in this enclosed warehouse, and you can see the particulate in the air.
Warehouse, and you can see the particulate in the air.
I'm going to be dead before the particulate in the air.
I'm going to be dead before the end of the segment.
I'm going to be dead before the end of the segment.
You'll be all right, Mike.
End of the segment.
You'll be all right, Mike.
Yeah, I'll be great, because you'll be all right, Mike.
Yeah, I'll be great, because I got my hammer.
Yeah, I'll be great, because I got my hammer.
I'm here with state-of-the-art I got my hammer.
I'm here with state-of-the-art technology.
I'm here with state-of-the-art technology.
You can hit some of those technology.
You can hit some of those particles.
You can hit some of those particles.
I can knock all the particles particles.
I can knock all the particles out of my lungs.
I can knock all the particles out of my lungs.
There's some good stuff.
Out of my lungs.
There's some good stuff.
What happened down here? There's some good stuff.
What happened down here? Yeah, look at that.
What happened down here? Yeah, look at that.
It looks like somebody went yeah, look at that.
It looks like somebody went insane with a juicer.
It looks like somebody went insane with a juicer.
That's why I hate parades.
Insane with a juicer.
That's why I hate parades.
The Rose bowl, the grandaddy of that's why I hate parades.
The Rose bowl, the grandaddy of all parades it's so glamorous the Rose bowl, the grandaddy of all parades it's so glamorous and exciting.
All parades it's so glamorous and exciting.
See all the good floats, all the and exciting.
See all the good floats, all the fantastic colors.
See all the good floats, all the fantastic colors.
[ Retching .]
Fantastic colors.
[ Retching .]
Okay.
[ Retching .]
Okay.
I'm not going to throw up.
Okay.
I'm not going to throw up.
No vomiting.
I'm not going to throw up.
No vomiting.
Don't throw up on the float.
No vomiting.
Don't throw up on the float.
That would be rude.
Don't throw up on the float.
That would be rude.
Why don't you guys make a vomit that would be rude.
Why don't you guys make a vomit float next year? Why don't you guys make a vomit float next year? That would be great Float next year? That would be great tournament of puke.
That would be great tournament of puke.
This is insane.
Tournament of puke.
This is insane.
This is insane.
This is insane.
This is insane.
What you have right here may be this is insane.
What you have right here may be illegal, certainly immoral, what you have right here may be illegal, certainly immoral, probably just categorically illegal, certainly immoral, probably just categorically wrong.
Probably just categorically wrong.
Have you seen the show, the wrong.
Have you seen the show, the "dirty jobs" show? Have you seen the show, the "dirty jobs" show? Seen it once or twice.
"Dirty jobs" show? Seen it once or twice.
Typically, what we do on the seen it once or twice.
Typically, what we do on the show and it's a fantastic typically, what we do on the show and it's a fantastic device if I don't say so show and it's a fantastic device if I don't say so myself I assist people in a device if I don't say so myself I assist people in a dirty job.
Myself I assist people in a dirty job.
I assist them.
Dirty job.
I assist them.
Now, if I'm not really assisting I assist them.
Now, if I'm not really assisting anyone, I'm pretty much just now, if I'm not really assisting anyone, I'm pretty much just doing it alone.
Anyone, I'm pretty much just doing it alone.
It changes the dynamic of the doing it alone.
It changes the dynamic of the show.
It changes the dynamic of the show.
That would be "dirty job.
" Show.
That would be "dirty job.
" Exactly.
That would be "dirty job.
" Exactly.
So, if there is another hammer exactly.
So, if there is another hammer in this giant warehouse full of so, if there is another hammer in this giant warehouse full of tools, perhaps you could locate in this giant warehouse full of tools, perhaps you could locate it and hop up here with me.
Tools, perhaps you could locate it and hop up here with me.
What do you say? It and hop up here with me.
What do you say? I think we can do that.
What do you say? I think we can do that.
Go ahead.
I think we can do that.
Go ahead.
You take your time.
Go ahead.
You take your time.
I'm sure it will turn up.
You take your time.
I'm sure it will turn up.
I'll be back in a couple I'm sure it will turn up.
I'll be back in a couple hours.
I'll be back in a couple hours.
[ Laughs .]
[ Grunting .]
Oh, the magic hammer? This is the magic hammer.
Oh, the magic hammer? This is the magic hammer.
I'm not gonna invite you up this is the magic hammer.
I'm not gonna invite you up to your own float.
I'm not gonna invite you up to your own float.
All right.
To your own float.
All right.
We're coming.
All right.
We're coming.
Where have you been? We're coming.
Where have you been? [ Coughs .]
Where have you been? [ Coughs .]
Yeah.
[ Coughs .]
Yeah.
That's a good tool right there.
Sorry.
We only got about 100 feet more to go.
We only got about 100 feet more to go.
And this is just one float.
More to go.
And this is just one float.
You haven't even started cutting and this is just one float.
You haven't even started cutting and soldering and all that stuff you haven't even started cutting and soldering and all that stuff yet.
And soldering and all that stuff yet.
Not yet.
Yet.
Not yet.
I just didn't know.
Not yet.
I just didn't know.
I didn't know all the floats I just didn't know.
I didn't know all the floats were covered with food.
I didn't know all the floats were covered with food.
Who would know? Were covered with food.
Who would know? Here we have a dolphin with who would know? Here we have a dolphin with wings.
Here we have a dolphin with wings.
Dolphins should not have wings.
Wings.
Dolphins should not have wings.
Flying fish.
If the outside of a float gives you the creeps, check out the inside.
You the creeps, check out the inside.
This one happens to be a pirate inside.
This one happens to be a pirate ship.
This one happens to be a pirate ship.
There were 54 floats, by the ship.
There were 54 floats, by the way, at the Rose bowl parade there were 54 floats, by the way, at the Rose bowl parade this year no two of them the way, at the Rose bowl parade this year no two of them the same.
This year no two of them the same.
And inside well, one look same.
And inside well, one look speaks for itself.
And inside well, one look speaks for itself.
It's like rube goldberg and a speaks for itself.
It's like rube goldberg and a science project got together and it's like rube goldberg and a science project got together and went horribly wrong wires science project got together and went horribly wrong wires everywhere, hydraulics, went horribly wrong wires everywhere, hydraulics, cylinders firing co2, fake everywhere, hydraulics, cylinders firing co2, fake cannons hooked up to devices cylinders firing co2, fake cannons hooked up to devices I can't fully comprehend.
Cannons hooked up to devices I can't fully comprehend.
That's a generator.
I can't fully comprehend.
That's a generator.
That's another generator, i'm that's a generator.
That's another generator, i'm sure of that.
That's another generator, i'm sure of that.
And up here is a Chevy v-8 sure of that.
And up here is a Chevy v-8 engine designed to propel the and up here is a Chevy v-8 engine designed to propel the galleon along the parade route.
Engine designed to propel the galleon along the parade route.
Naturally, the folks here at galleon along the parade route.
Naturally, the folks here at Phoenix decorating have assured naturally, the folks here at Phoenix decorating have assured me that all of this comes Phoenix decorating have assured me that all of this comes together in a way that will me that all of this comes together in a way that will guarantee the float does not together in a way that will guarantee the float does not run amuck.
Guarantee the float does not run amuck.
Well, some of these floats are run amuck.
Well, some of these floats are more complicated than others, well, some of these floats are more complicated than others, and I got to think the pirate more complicated than others, and I got to think the pirate ship is as complicated as and I got to think the pirate ship is as complicated as anything I've ever seen.
Ship is as complicated as anything I've ever seen.
This is Mike, and, Mike, I mean, anything I've ever seen.
This is Mike, and, Mike, I mean, what the hell? This is Mike, and, Mike, I mean, what the hell? About the most complicated what the hell? About the most complicated one I've ever been with involved about the most complicated one I've ever been with involved with, myself.
One I've ever been with involved with, myself.
This is not the driving spot.
With, myself.
This is not the driving spot.
The driver's down there.
This is not the driving spot.
The driver's down there.
The spotter's down front.
The driver's down there.
The spotter's down front.
Absolutely this is the the spotter's down front.
Absolutely this is the vortex of all the movement and absolutely this is the vortex of all the movement and commotion that's going on in the vortex of all the movement and commotion that's going on in the float.
Commotion that's going on in the float.
It's like a cockpit.
Float.
It's like a cockpit.
You're like a pilot up here.
It's like a cockpit.
You're like a pilot up here.
There's a lot of things going you're like a pilot up here.
There's a lot of things going on here.
There's a lot of things going on here.
This is the operations for the on here.
This is the operations for the co2.
This is the operations for the co2.
It's timing everything out in co2.
It's timing everything out in conjunction with the hydraulics it's timing everything out in conjunction with the hydraulics so you get a boom, the Cannon conjunction with the hydraulics so you get a boom, the Cannon retracts, co2 blasts out just at so you get a boom, the Cannon retracts, co2 blasts out just at the right time so it looks like retracts, co2 blasts out just at the right time so it looks like it's really happening, and then the right time so it looks like it's really happening, and then it goes ahead and centers itself it's really happening, and then it goes ahead and centers itself again.
All right, so, the next stop here is we got to get all this trash out of the way.
Here is we got to get all this trash out of the way.
And the reason why we got to trash out of the way.
And the reason why we got to use this big metal thing here and the reason why we got to use this big metal thing here is that if you use a regular use this big metal thing here is that if you use a regular broom handle, it's going to is that if you use a regular broom handle, it's going to break.
Broom handle, it's going to break.
This is nothing more than a break.
This is nothing more than a squeegee made out of iron.
This is nothing more than a squeegee made out of iron.
It's a glorified push broom.
[ Grunts .]
[ Laughs .]
Just a couple of jolly float makers.
Look out, Mikey, coming through.
Makers.
Look out, Mikey, coming through.
Easy.
Look out, Mikey, coming through.
Easy.
Sweeping up hunks of metal and easy.
Sweeping up hunks of metal and steel that's a dirty job.
Sweeping up hunks of metal and steel that's a dirty job.
These things are called people steel that's a dirty job.
These things are called people holders.
These things are called people holders.
The parade performance artist holders.
The parade performance artist will stand in the people holder, the parade performance artist will stand in the people holder, strap him or herself in, and will stand in the people holder, strap him or herself in, and then wave to the crowd.
Strap him or herself in, and then wave to the crowd.
They got a harness on here, so then wave to the crowd.
They got a harness on here, so it's safe in case the float they got a harness on here, so it's safe in case the float should run amuck.
It's safe in case the float should run amuck.
Hi.
About the only thing of value on an old float is the metal skeleton.
An old float is the metal skeleton.
So after they strip off all skeleton.
So after they strip off all the rotten fruit and flowers, so after they strip off all the rotten fruit and flowers, they cut the leftovers into the rotten fruit and flowers, they cut the leftovers into these three- and four-foot-long they cut the leftovers into these three- and four-foot-long pieces of steel, throw them in these three- and four-foot-long pieces of steel, throw them in a dumpster, and sell them to a pieces of steel, throw them in a dumpster, and sell them to a scrap-metal yard.
A dumpster, and sell them to a scrap-metal yard.
A fitting ending.
So, we've stripped it, skinned it, gutted it.
Now I'm cutting its skeleton it, gutted it.
Now I'm cutting its skeleton into little pieces.
Now I'm cutting its skeleton into little pieces.
It will be back, though, into little pieces.
It will be back, though, resurrected from the dead a year it will be back, though, resurrected from the dead a year from now to haunt my dreams resurrected from the dead a year from now to haunt my dreams again.
Well, as days go, this was a weird one.
I survived a dinosaur attack.
Weird one.
I survived a dinosaur attack.
I skinned a gazelle.
I survived a dinosaur attack.
I skinned a gazelle.
And I lifted an elephant I skinned a gazelle.
And I lifted an elephant straight up in the air.
And I lifted an elephant straight up in the air.
Now I'm climbing onto a giant straight up in the air.
Now I'm climbing onto a giant bedspread made of rotten fruit now I'm climbing onto a giant bedspread made of rotten fruit and dead flowers.
Bedspread made of rotten fruit and dead flowers.
It could be worse, I suppose.
And dead flowers.
It could be worse, I suppose.
I could be alone.
Hey, dirty jobs are all over the place.
You just have to be willing to place.
You just have to be willing to dig a little bit to find them.
You just have to be willing to dig a little bit to find them.
So if you know something I dig a little bit to find them.
So if you know something I should know, do me a favor So if you know something I should know, do me a favor go to discovery.
Com/dirtyjobs should know, do me a favor go to discovery.
Com/dirtyjobs and tell us all about it.
Go to discovery.
Com/dirtyjobs and tell us all about it.
If it sounds like fun, I'll come and tell us all about it.
If it sounds like fun, I'll come out, and you and I will get if it sounds like fun, I'll come out, and you and I will get dirty together.
Out, and you and I will get dirty together.
Ow.
Yeah, I'm king of the world.
Whoop-de-freakin'-do.
They brought me a nice little thing to sit on, and this was in it.
Ah, I blew the whole gag.
"Yeah, sit down, Mike, relax.
" Take it easy.
"It's just a small needle that goes in your ass, really.
" Get the point? Maybe we finish on Friday.
On Friday? This guy's going to finish in maybe 30 minutes.
We're going to finish Friday.
[ Laughs .]
My name's Mike rowe, and I've put a pig on a pedestal.
Why? Put a pig on a pedestal.
Why? Because even though he works in why? Because even though he works in the dirt, this noble creature is because even though he works in the dirt, this noble creature is the embodiment of hard work, the dirt, this noble creature is the embodiment of hard work, self-sacrifice, and a the embodiment of hard work, self-sacrifice, and a good-natured willingness to get self-sacrifice, and a good-natured willingness to get the job done, no matter how good-natured willingness to get the job done, no matter how dirty.
The job done, no matter how dirty.
Day after day, he goes about his dirty.
Day after day, he goes about his business without complaint, and day after day, he goes about his business without complaint, and night after night, he brings business without complaint, and night after night, he brings home the bacon.
Night after night, he brings home the bacon.
[ Pig snorts .]
Home the bacon.
[ Pig snorts .]
I am sorry I said that.
[ Pig snorts .]
I am sorry I said that.
[ Pig snorts .]
I am sorry I said that.
[ Pig snorts .]
What's on your pedestal?