Dan Snierson
July 04, 2008 AT 04:00 AM EDT

With truTV’s oil-driller docuseries Black Gold (Wednesdays at 10 p.m.), producer/narrator Thom Beers gives us yet another look at dudes with dangerous gigs. Let’s man up and count his shows’ macho clichés.

Black Gold, truTV
Workplace profanity? Yes
Missing digits? Yes
Demeaning rookie terms? Yes
Slugs of hard alcohol? Yes
Goofing off with guns? Yes
Biting head off herring? No

Ice Road Truckers, History Channel
Workplace profanity? Yes
Missing digits? No
Demeaning rookie terms? Yes
Slugs of hard alcohol? No
Goofing off with guns? Yes
Biting head off herring? No

Ax Men, History Channel
Workplace profanity? Yes
Missing digits? Yes
Demeaning rookie terms? No
Slugs of hard alcohol? Yes
Goofing off with guns? No
Biting head off herring? No

Deadliest Catch, Discovery Channel
Workplace profanity? Yes
Missing digits? Yes
Demeaning rookie terms? Yes
Slugs of hard alcohol? Yes
Goofing off with guns? Yes
Biting head off herring? Yes

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