Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

12 mistakes in The Great Crash Diet

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Other mistake: After Johnny takes Captain Stanley's BP, when Chet tells the guys, "Animal fat is the root of all evil," and also after John jokes, "How to survive on no meals a day," check out Roy's feet because he's wearing shoes (looks like black sneakers) that are below the ankle, with no socks. Then in a few moments they're all dispatched to the 'possible heart attack' and when they're at the scene, while Roy is sitting with the patient, he's wearing socks and his uniform shoes (their tops are above the ankle) as usual.

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Other mistake: Roy uses the Biophone when he tells Brackett the vitals of a woman with cardiac symptoms, and then Johnny uses the landline to tell Brackett that there's "Another victim, female, 8 months pregnant, she's gone into labor." Brackett responds, "The mother's probably had an MI... Any cervix dilation on the daughter?" It is impossible for Brackett to have known that the two women are related, let alone that they're mother and daughter.

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Character mistake: After Captain Stanley tells the guys about the diet and nutrition study, Cap tells Roy that he and John should go to Oceanside Park for a fire inspection, but later when Johnny's on the HT he tells dispatch to respond Engine 51 to Oceanland Park, not Oceanside Park, and then the dispatcher gives the incident address as Oceanland Park.

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Visible crew/equipment: After Station 51 is dispatched to the possible heart attack, when they arrive at the scene it cuts to the interior shot of the pregnant woman walking to the door, and we can see the shadow of the cameraman moving across the lamp and curtains.

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Visible crew/equipment: After Captain Stanley tells the guys about the doctor who's doing the diet/nutrition study, when they leave to check the new refinery hydrants, the actor's T-mark is visible on the floor where DeSoto had been standing. Also note that DeSoto is wearing slippers when he stands up. It happens again later, he's wearing slippers with no socks when Morton is talking to the guys about stress and diet.

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When the dispatcher drops tones for the 'possible heart attack', just as we hear Captain Stanley respond, "KMG365," we can see movement between Engine 51's front driver and passenger seats, where the camera is located. Captain Stanley is still at the radio base station and Mike hasn't opened the door yet.

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Other mistake: While Johnny and Roy are with the possible heart attack, they've patched her in for the EKG, and in the base station room Brackett looks at the EKG strip and the unit's monitor, then it cuts to a closeup of the Datascope monitor, even though the Datascope is not actually in the ER's base station room.

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The Great Crash Diet - S5-E22

Continuity mistake: In the opening shot of Roy and Johnny at the whale tank, the maintenance guy behind them is standing between the red bleacher seats and purple seats below, but in Roy and Johnny's closeups the guy is standing between the two top purple bleacher seats, then when the whale splashes, it goes back and forth yet again.

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The Promise - S3-E11

Trivia: During Richard's rescue from the ledge at Rampart, the snorkel that Roy and Brackett climb onto is Truck 127, from Station 127 aka Station 51. Truck 127 is used in many episodes requiring a snorkel, including 1x6, "Dealer's Wild" and 3x16, "Fools." There's a particularly nice shot at the end of this episode, when Engine 51 and Squad 51 are parked parallel to each other, and when Johnny responds to dispatch that Squad 51 is available, Truck 127 drives away between 51's vehicles. Nice touch.

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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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