Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

7 mistakes in Family Ties

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Family Ties - S6-E16

Visible crew/equipment: During the structure fire, while the first teenager is being carried down the ladder from the attic window, in the two closeups of Captain Stanley if we look past Engine 116, in the background we can see Universal Studios' GlamorTrams driving by, which provided tours of the studio's backlots. This rescue was filmed at the "Corner House" located on the original "Colonial Street" in the studio's backlot.

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Family Ties - S6-E16

Other mistake: Dr. Morton notifies the operator of the Code Red in room 127. Everybody knows room 127 is Dr. Brackett's office.

Family Ties - S6-E16

Visible crew/equipment: After both siblings are carried out of the burning house, when Roy kneels down beside the boy and leans forward to set down the drug box, the bulging outline of Roy's mic transmitter is visible (till the end of the scene) at the front, left side of his shirt, and note that the actor even touches it, possibly to make sure it didn't move out of place.

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Family Ties - S6-E16

Other mistake: Before the fire in the patient's room, which is caused by liquid shorting out the clock radio, we can see the tape covering the brand names of the baby powder and the clock radio.

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Family Ties - S6-E16

Continuity mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to the 'traffic accident with people trapped', time out is 10:23, but when Roy takes the man's blood pressure his watch reads 9:00, and when Johnny's on the Biophone with Rampart his watch reads 11:25. Then when John gives Rampart the second set of vitals, his watch reads 2:20.

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Family Ties - S6-E16

Revealing mistake: When the fire is started in the patient's room, which is caused by liquid shorting out the clock radio, at the end of the hallway we can see through the window's open shades and the view right outside the window is quite pretty, but in all of the exterior shots of Rampart there is no such view on any of its sides. It's a matte painting.

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Family Ties - S6-E16

Visible crew/equipment: At the house fire, when Chet finds the teenagers in the attic, just after Marco climbs in through the window, we can see the moving shadow of filming equipment (looks like the boom) by the stool.

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Trainee - S2-E8

Roy: I think you're on some sort of an ego trip, Ed. And in my book that makes you a very dangerous character.
Ed: [Laughs.] Ego trip, huh? Well, I didn't realize that psychiatry was part of the paramedic's training.
Roy: Oh that's good, Ed, you be funny. But that isn't gonna change anything. You wanna know what I figure? Well, I figure when you were working in Vietnam, it was rough. So rough you started playing over your head. And you were making it, you were doing real good. Considering it was a combat situation. And pretty soon you started getting all blown up about how Ed Marlowe is just as good as the real doctors. And you've been living on that ever since. And the trouble is, Ed, you are good. Except for two little problems. You can't quit competing with real doctors. And you can't face being wrong. You see, those people we treat out there, I mean the people we work for, the people who pay for this whole operation, they're real people, Ed, with real problems. And they have a right to expect more than just being used by you for some sort of trip. [Completely exasperated.] I guess what I'm trying to say to you, Ed, is that in my book you're just plain unprofessional.
[Ed walks out.]
John: Do you think it did any good?
Roy: Do you?

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The Promise - S3-E11

Trivia: During Richard's rescue from the ledge at Rampart, the snorkel that Roy and Brackett climb onto is Truck 127, from Station 127 aka Station 51. Truck 127 is used in many episodes requiring a snorkel, including 1x6, "Dealer's Wild" and 3x16, "Fools." There's a particularly nice shot at the end of this episode, when Engine 51 and Squad 51 are parked parallel to each other, and when Johnny responds to dispatch that Squad 51 is available, Truck 127 drives away between 51's vehicles. Nice touch.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Question: The old man that comes in with his wife that can't breathe, the one that the head nurse tries to counsel and tempts him with a cup of coffee. I believe he is Alfred Hitchcock, though his name is not listed anywhere. Alfred Hitchcock is known for his cameo appearances in his own shows and in other shows. Can someone confirm that this is him? This is driving me nuts... It is toward the end of the episode, but I cannot give you times.

Correct, it was J. Pat O'Malley...he also played the grandfather with his grandson when their rocket exploded, and also played "Old Bill" in the episode with Ann Prentiss, where Gage saves the little girl from the burning tree house, and her mother falls in love with him.

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