Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

7 mistakes in Family Ties - chronological order

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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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Breakdown - S6-E15

Charlie: I think you guys are playing games with me, and I don't like it.
Roy: Now, wait a minute. We're not playing games. We don't play games with the equipment...
Captain Stanley: Wait, hold on. C'mon everybody, look we're all on the same side here, aren't we?
Charlie: I wonder.
Captain Stanley: Charlie, why can't we put the squad in the shop and have us a reserve vehicle here?
Charlie: No, no, Hank. Not until I'm 100% sure that I can't fix it. If there's anything wrong with it. This coffee stinks. [Leaves the room.]
Captain Stanley: You guys playing some kind of joke on him?
John: We didn't make the coffee!
Captain Stanley: Not the coffee, you twit, the squad.
Roy: Cap, there's something wrong with that squad out there.
Captain Stanley: [sigh.] All right, if you say so... I made the coffee.

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The Game - S6-E1

Trivia: It's in this episode that the Heimlich Maneuver is used for the first time by the paramedics. At the USC game, when a guy is choking on a hot dog, John and Roy are called, and John uses the Heimlich. Up until season 6 we've seen the guys use other methods, such as the ChokeSaver which look like huge white tweezers, to remove obstructions in an airway, as seen in 4x9, "Foreign Trade."

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Surprise - S4-E6

Question: When the guys are hanging off the roof does anyone else see a white wire attached to the sign?

Answer: Yes, there's a thin cable secured to the sign's bottom mounting bracket which leads upward to the crane arm, and can be seen in quite a few shots at various angles. It's reasonable to presume that this cable which is secured to the crane was part of the sign's mounting process to the two wall brackets before the winds caused the accident, the premise of this rescue. For this reason it really can't be noted as "stunt wires being visible" or something like that.

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