Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

8 mistakes in Upward and Onward

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Upward and Onward - S6-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny and Roy are on the soap opera set treating the 'doctor', the outlines of the lav mic transmitters are visible on the front, left sides of Johnny's and Roy's shirts, above their belts, and the outline of Jody's mic transmitter is visible on the back of her brown sweater.

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Upward and Onward - S6-E22

Revealing mistake: At the movie studio, when the actor who plays Dr. Ned is loaded onto the ambulance stretcher, their set's 'fake' window area is the same as Rampart's 'real' hallway later in the episode. We can see this when Brackett, Early and Dix walk down the hallway to kick Dr. Ned's film crew out of his room. Pretty funny to see the same chairs, wall, window with painted exterior backdrop and color stripes on the floor. This area of Rampart can also be seen in the previous episode 'Family Ties', when the clock radio shorts out causing a fire in the patient's room.

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Upward and Onward - S6-E22

Other mistake: When Johnny, Roy, and the cardiac patient are stuck in the stalled elevator with smoke in the shaft, Captain Stanley notifies dispatch that he wants a full first-alarm assignment, and we then see Engine 8 pulling out of their bay and heading to their run. The problem here is that this shot of Engine 8 is from the episode "Equipment" in season 5, when Johnny was doing overtime with Station 8, and we can actually see Johnny sitting on Engine 8 as it drives by.

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Upward and Onward - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: When all the guys enter the apartment with the doctor lying on the couch, John's carrying the Biophone with his right hand and starts to place it down, but then it cuts to another angle and John's holding the Biophone in his left hand as he places it down.

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Upward and Onward - S6-E22

Continuity mistake: After Early tells Dr. Ned that he thinks he has mononucleosis, when Early leaves the room, the nurse that's in the room with Dixie walks away from the patient to the other side of the room, but in Dr. Ned's closeups that nurse is still standing behind him while he talks to Dixie.

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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 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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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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