Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

16 mistakes in Dealer's Wild

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Revealing mistake: After Station 51 is dispatched to "traffic accident with injuries," when they're on scene at the plant with the injured tanker driver, pay particular attention to the background behind Engine 51 while Roy is on the Biophone with Rampart. When Brackett says, "51, can you give me any more information," we can actually see Station 51 aka 127, directly behind Roy.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Johnny get to the airport and start talking to the boy flying the plane, the clock reads 11:55, but when Frankie puts the oxygen mask on his father it's 12:15, then when Roy reassures the boy about flying straight and level, it's 12:40, and so on, even though it's really supposed to be only a few minutes between these shots.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Gage plays the new game of poker with Kelly, the entire left side of the table is visible as the two begin. Next shot, DeSoto is suddenly sitting at that end, with an additional cup and saucer, opposite Kelly and Gage.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Frankie lands the Cessna, the red seatbelt is in place behind him. When Gage and DeSoto reach the plane that seatbelt has been pulled across the side wall, over the door, with its end pushed between the windshield and ceiling. Done deliberately so Gage can enter that door unhindered.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Deliberate mistake: At the station, Gage is washing dishes and talking about his idea for a new poker game. In this shot the camera is positioned behind the kitchen's top/lower cabinets and sink, facing Gage. The fact that we can see the back side of the cabinetry (paper towel dispenser which hangs over sink is gone) ruins the illusion of this POV from the wall that should be there.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Squad 51 is dispatched to the attempted suicide, the dispatcher states that he's in apartment 2A, and when Roy and John arrive at the scene the police officer also says he's in apartment 2A, but when they get to the second floor they pass apt 2A and go to the apartment at the end of the hall.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When dispatch calls on a possible overdose, Gage puts on his turnout coat and gets into the squad, but as they drive away from the station house Gage is not wearing that jacket, and when they reach their destination he is once again.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When the firemen cover the tanker in foam, the paramedics and ambulance drivers extract the tanker driver and place the patient on the stretcher they all get covered in foam, including the stretcher. Next shot, the stretcher, the patient and the men are all clean.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the airport, when Roy is being told about young Frankie flying the airplane because his father had a heart attack, we see that Roy's wearing his uniform shoes, but in the shot of Roy following the airport employee while they're running into the building, Roy (perhaps his double) is wearing tan work boots. The uniform shoes are back when Roy uses the grounded plane's radio mic.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the scene of the traffic accident, after removing the injured driver from the overturned tanker, when Roy gets the Biophone from the squad and John runs over to the ambulance stretcher, notice the red rectangular material adhered to the front of Engine 51's cab. We know that Engine 51 does not have a license plate on the front of its cab, and during this scene Engine 51 is being played by the real Engine 127, whose license plate is at the front of its cab.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When Roy brings the injured tanker driver into the ER, the attendants wheel the stretcher down the hallway passing treatment 3, and after Roy asks Brackett and Early a pointed question about the trucker's condition, the doctors also walk down the hallway passing treatment 3, in the direction of the nurses' station. But then we see that Early and Brackett are with the patient in treatment 3, which is right beside the ER's receiving entrance.

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Dealer's Wild - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: When 127 hoses down the underside of the overturned trailer, we should be able to see the water spray while John and Roy try to get to the trapped driver in the cab, but we don't even though we hear the audio of the hosing.

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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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Trivia: On May 16, 2000, 28 years after the debut of "Emergency!" on television, due to the profound impact "Emergency!" had on the American EMS system, key props and memorabilia from the show were inducted into the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History - the Public Service sector, located in Washington, D.C. Some of the items included: Original scripts, Biophone, trauma boxes, defibrillators, monitor, radios, turnout gear, helmets, and Roy's and Johnny's uniforms.

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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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