Emergency!

Surprise - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After Cora is rescued from the cactus patch, when Harry annoys her and tells her to keep a stiff upper lip while she's lying on the gurney, the reflections of crew members and two reflector screens are visible on Harry's red bike helmet.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny and Roy help Cora crawl along the ladder from the cactus patch located in a secluded area, just as Johnny tells her to take it nice and slow, the camera moves a bit too far to the left and then shifts back to the right, but not before we are able to see a crew member, equipment and a large patio-style umbrella.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Roy treks across the ladder to get to the woman in the cactus patch, the outlines of the lav mic transmitter and wire are visible at the back, right side of Roy's shirt. Then, when Johnny's on the Biophone with Rampart, the outline of the mic transmitter is visible at the back, left side of Johnny's shirt.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When 51's with Cora, the woman who was thrown into the middle of a cactus patch, they lower the ladder horizontally so it's beside her for the rescue, but while Roy treks across the ladder in the next shot of Cora the ladder is nowhere to be seen, then when Roy reaches her we see that it's indeed right beside her.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When Dixie walks over to the admitting desk and asks the nurse to stop what she's doing to set up treatment 4, the nurse places the black pen inside the metal folding clipboard and flips it closed, but in the next shot the pen is lying on top of the closed clipboard.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Brackett walks out of his office, Betty walks over to him and asks if it's okay to go to Dixie for help with the nurses' scheduling problem, and the bulging outline of the mic transmitter is visible on the back of her uniform, directly under its zipper.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When deciding how to rescue Cora from the middle of the cactus patch, Mike parks Engine 51 at the side of the road, beside the hill with the cactus. During the rescue there are closeups of Cora's husband standing beside Engine 51, and we see other things reflected on the engine instead of just the side of the hill. Additionally, his position in the closeups differs from where he stands in the wideshots.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: While Roy is hanging off the side of the building with the second victim, Johnny's trying to tie off the swaying sign, then after he asks for some slack the second time, there's an overhead shot from the roof, and we can see the shadow of the camera and a bit of a crew member, at the bottom of the screen. Then a few shots later, from the same POV, we still see the camera's shadow, and we also see the leg of a crew member (white sneaker and dark pants) walk into the shot and back out, at the left of the screen.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: When 51's guys get to the roof of the building with the swaying sign, Marco places the silver hose roller on the roof edge, but when Captain Stanley and Stevie's father lean over the edge to talk to Stevie, the second larger hose roller is already in place near the silver hose roller, even though the second one hasn't been brought to the roof yet by Engine 95's guys.

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Surprise - S4-E6

Visible crew/equipment: At the scene of the swaying sign accident, when Roy and Johnny get the gear out of the squad the outlines of the mic transmitters are visible on the left side of Johnny's shirt and right side of Roy's. Once they're on the roof both of the mic transmitters' outlines are on the right sides of their shirts, and later when Roy and Gil are pulled up onto the roof, the bulging outline is visible again at Roy's right side.

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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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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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