Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

12 mistakes in Foreign Trade

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When Johnny is writing the 'for sale' sign about his Land Rover, in the wide shot the two phone numbers begin with "853" and "352", but in the closeup a piece of paper has been glued over the phone numbers, and the new numbers now begin with "321" and "749."

Super Grover

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Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Roy and Johnny are trying to get the basketball player (Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) out of the car, and when Roy exits the car to get equipment, the outlines of the mic transmitters and wires are visible on the back, left side of Johnny's shirt, and back, right side of Roy's shirt.

Super Grover

Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Other mistake: During the rescue at the top of the open drawbridge, in the shots of Engine 2 we can see the red, vinyl material with the company number imprinted on it, adhered to the front of the engine.

Super Grover

Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Deliberate mistake: During the rescue of the car at the top of the draw bridge, The Boat approaches and radios in to say that they have a diver standing by. Then after Johnny shouts, "Are you all right?" the rescue boat is shown again, but this time it's a flipped shot - note that everything is reversed from the prior shot.

Super Grover

Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: After the rescue on the draw bridge, when Squad 51 gets back to the station Roy goes to the backyard and sits in the sports car, and in this shot just as we hear Johnny's footsteps, on the Land Rover's window we can see the reflection of a crew member who is moving backwards.

Super Grover

Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny and Roy are at the top of the open drawbridge, beside the car hanging over the edge, just after Roy says "Be careful, this could go at any minute," the moving shadows of the cameraman and another crew member are visible on the bridge surface. That shadow is visible in two other previous shots from the same angle.

Super Grover

Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: When 51's guys are at the table eating and discussing Roy and Johnny's deal, Johnny tosses his car keys to Roy, and in the following shots those keys vanish and reappear on the table repeatedly, and in the shots where the keys appear on the table, it's the ketchup, mustard, and napkins that have vanished. Also notice that the ketchup's brand name is covered.

Super Grover

Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Deliberate mistake: When O'Brien shows up at the nurses' station for Dixie's answer, after she declines the offer Dixie walks off to a patient who's brought in by the police, and the last closeup that's shown of O'Brien is flipped - note his hair is parted the opposite way and the background is backwards.

Super Grover

Foreign Trade - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: When Johnny and Roy are at the top of the open drawbridge, Johnny is wearing a watch on his left wrist, but when his stunt double rescues the woman in the car dangling off the edge, he is not wearing a watch. Additionally, the stuntman's pompier belt has a large axe sheath attached to it, but Johnny's life belt does not, and the stuntman's arms are much hairier, as usual.

Super Grover

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.

Super Grover

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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.

Super Grover

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Show generally

Question: Why is the driveway in front of the station always wet? Day or night, whenever they pull in or out it looks like it was just hosed down.

Answer: It is standard practice to wet down driveways so that they stand out in a long shot.

stiiggy

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