I can't say that Dirty Jobs never jumped the shark (since I literally leaped over one in season two), but we stuck to the mission statement. We worked hard. And we had a hell of a good time. It was, as they say, a very good run. To everyone, thanks very much.
Somewhere between the early '80s and today, we seem to have forgotten work feels good! It's empowering to finish the day knowing you accomplished something no matter how menial. I am concerned we've become very uppity.