Emergency! (1972)

5 mistakes in Communications

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Communications - S5-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When they wheel Dianne (the OD) into the ER it's one long continuous shot from receiving to treatment 1, shot from the POV of the patient lying on the stretcher. As she's wheeled into treatment 1, the camera faces Johnny so we can see up the hallway behind him, and the entire admitting desk and waiting area are all blacked out, and there are two men, one of which (possibly the director) is sitting on a chair facing up the hallway where Johnny is and the scene is taking place.

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Communications - S5-E13

Other mistake: Brackett has Johnny and Roy in his office to listen to recordings on two cassette tapes - the first of 51's transmission with Rampart, and the second of 49's transmission with Pediatric Clinic. Brackett plays the first tape, pops it out and then plays the second tape. The problem is that when Brackett puts the first cassette tape back in the player, it's been rewound, even though Brackett never actually rewound the tape.

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Communications - S5-E13

Visible crew/equipment: When Roy and Johnny are dispatched to the plant with an 18 yr old whose arm is caught in a machine, the outlines of the mic transmitters are visible on the left side of Johnny's shirt, when he's on the Biophone, and on the left side of Roy's shirt, when he's putting the tourniquet on the 18 yr old.

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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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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.


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