Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

14 mistakes in The Boat - chronological order

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The Boat - S6-E19

Other mistake: In the bookie's apartment, on the table with all the telephones, there's a can of scouring cleanser which has the "a" and "x" covered, so all we see is the "ja" on the can, in order to hide its brand name, which is Ajax.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: In the bookmaker's apartment, while Roy. John, Marco and Chet are working on the bookie who's in full cardiac arrest, Vince walks in and speaks to Captain Stanley. Then Vince, who's wearing a watch and ring on his right arm/hand, reaches for all the ringing telephones, and one by one he removes the receivers from the bases, but the right arm/hand in the closeup has no ring or watch.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Visible crew/equipment: While the two victims of The Boat wreck are on the ground down below, just as the Coast Guard chopper begins to lower Roy on the line, the cameraman/crew member wearing a grey T-shirt is visible down below on the ground, just past Roy's left shoulder.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Visible crew/equipment: During the rescue of The Boat wreck off Catalina, while John's waiting on the ground with one victim, when Roy and the other victim are in the basket being lifted onto the Coast Guard chopper, the shirtless cameraman/crew member wearing a red cap and shorts is visible down below, under the chopper.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Visible crew/equipment: When Roy and Johnny respond to The Boat wreck with injuries off Catalina, they pull up to the Coast Guard Air Station, and when Roy joins Johnny on the other side of Squad 51, the moving reflections of two crew members are visible on the back of the squad.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Other mistake: After the explosion occurs in Rampart's basement, when Engines 236 and 73 roll up on scene, we can see the engine companies' numbers are covered up atop their cabs, presumably to conceal the engine companies' real numbers.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Johnny are on the Coast Guard helicopter, responding to The Boat wreck with injuries off Catalina, there are a few interior shots of them that are flipped, while they're looking out the windows. The paramedic patches are on their left sleeves, but in the flipped shots the paramedic patches are on their right sleeves.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Other mistake: Over the phone the bookie tells Sidney, "I'm having them pains again. I don't feel so good. Would you call some...," then collapses onto the floor. Then Station 51 is dispatched to "Possible heart attack," and the address is given, along with the apartment number 23. After 51 breaks into the bookie's apartment, soon one of the phones ring and Captain Stanley says, "Let me get this straight. Your name's Sidney, and you phoned in the heart attack, right? Now we're getting somewhere. How come you didn't have the address? What's your last name Sidney?" However, 51 was dispatched to the proper address and even the apartment number. Nobody else knew of the heart attack, and the victim did not phone it in.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Revealing mistake: When Dixie's in the basement asking Gary why the lab is still backed up, the next shot shows the plumber working in the cabinet under the sink, but when it cuts to the next shot the plumber is gone, his tool box is closed, things are different/missing from the counters, and the tables and stools have been turned over with a mess all around, before the explosion even occurs.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: While 51 is breaking into the bookie's apartment, after Chet uses the axe on certain areas of the door he puts the axe down, and in the shot from inside the apartment Chet reaches in through the hole on the door to undo the chain and remove the bar, but when the door opens there's another new axe mark over the top lock that was not made by Chet.

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The Boat - S6-E19

Continuity mistake: After the bookmaker has had the heart attack, when Captain Stanley bangs on his door, the bookie pulls one of the four telephones onto the floor, and when Roy walks in it ends up lying on the floor between the defibrillator and drug box, leaving three phones on the table. However, in the closeup, when Vince places all the phone receivers onto the bases, there are four phones on the table, plus a notepad suddenly appears on the table, and there are fewer cigarette butts in the ashtray.

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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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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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