Food Network Directly Rips Off Dirty Jobs [video]

Left: Dirty Jobs, 2006. Right: Will Work For Food, 2009

Last week, in our review of Will Work For Food, we called it out as a clone of Dirty Jobs. But last night's episode, only the second episode so far (!), was a direct and total rip-off. Adam Gertler went geoduck harvesting in Puget Sound, and then went to Xihn's Clam and Oyster House (website) in Shelton, WA, to cook the clams with Xihn Dwelley.

Here's the problem: Mike Rowe did the exact, same thing back in 2006: went geoduck farming in Puget Sound and then went to Xihn's in an episode of Dirty Jobs (season two, episode 17).

Oh Food Network, not only do you go ahead and rip off Top Chef and make Chopped, but now you're just mining the archives of Dirty Jobs for show ideas?

Video: Cooking Geoduck at Xihn's in Dirty Jobs, 2006

Video: Cooking Geoduck at Xihn's in Will Work For Food, 2009

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