Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

15 mistakes in The Tycoons

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Other mistake: At the chemical plant, when Captain Stanley gets to the roof and realizes they have to shut off the main valve, over the HT he says, "Engine 8, HT 51, shut off the power..., Engine 15 supply Truck 8...," but the weird subtitles read, "Engine 80, Team 51, shut off the power..., Engine 15, Supply Truck 80..." Then a bit later Captain Stanley tells Mike over the HT, "Engine 51, HT 51, charge the line," but the subtitles read, "Engine 51, Team 51, start your line." Then as soon as Mike charges the line, Captain Stanley tells Roy and Chet, "Okay, full fog, full fog...," but again the weird subtitles read, "Okay, hold strong, hold strong."

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After Station 51 is dispatched to the fire, a dumpster fire already put out by Phyllis, when Mike parks the engine, the reflection of crew members are visible on the jumpseat window, and the location's array lighting is visible on the engine's surface.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Other mistake: When the patient with the heart wound is brought to the ER, the anesthesiologist brings the cart with a ventilating unit close to patient, then there are two closeups of Bird's Mark 4 unit and the bellows housing showing inflation and deflation, and on the bellows unit it reads "Animal Anesthesia Ventilator" made by Bird. This is also the same closeup we see of the ventilator unit in 4x18, "Prestidigitation," during the surgery on Brackett's father.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Other mistake: When Roy and Johnny are with the victim who has a projectile in his heart from a lawn mower, Brackett asks for an EKG strip and there's a closeup of the Datascope monitor, even though the Datascope is not actually in the ER's base station room (it's also still in the squad at this point). Also interesting to note, when Brackett walks out of the base station and tells Early about the heart wound, Early turns the medical chart he's holding at an angle, looks down at it and it appears that he's reading his line from the chart. Then when the ambulance arrives at the scene, the stethoscope is around Johnny's neck, then it's back around Roy's neck as Johnny's lifting the patient, then it's gone from Roy's neck, and then Johnny puts it back around Roy's neck.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: At the chemical plant fire, when Gage is covered in the flammable pentane, Chet hoses him down. When Marco says "John, you better stay here, " Chet and Marco head off. In the next shot, when the camera pans quickly to the left of the blaze, one crew member wearing jeans and a white shirt stands behind the firemen, and another crew member wearing a grey shirt crouches at the side.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: At the chemical plant fire all the plant personnel are evacuated. When Gage yells that one of the valves blew, and that he's covered in the flammable pentane, the camera spins around and a crew member is visible on the right side of the screen, just as Captain Stanley and DeSoto walk up and pass him.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: After inspecting Davey's Dogs, when John and Roy head to the squad discussing how only a total idiot would buy the stand, the reflection of the location's array lighting is visible on the squad's surface, and the reflection of the camera dolly can be seen on the chrome spotlight.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Revealing mistake: After Roy and Johnny get to the hospital with the 18 month old baby who stopped breathing, when Johnny is rushing up the hallway giving mouth-to-mouth to the baby, we can see that the happy little baby is wide awake and even smiling.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: During the fire at the chemical plant, a couple of shots after we see Captain Stanley walking between Roy and Chet as they're manning two hoses on the roof, we see a shot of Engine 15 as it heads toward the camera and then drives past it, and the reflection of array lighting is visible on the engine's surface.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Other mistake: When Johnny and Roy are in the kitchen talking about pooling money for Davey's Dogs, there are three small containers of milk on the table which have tape covering the brand names.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Visible crew/equipment: When Squad 51 is dispatched to the baby with difficulty breathing, in the wide shot when the squad pulls into the driveway and heads to the front of the house, the cameraman steps out of the shadows on the right side of screen and walks toward the squad (then it cuts to the footage he was shooting), and in the next shot as the moving camera closes in on the squad in front of it, the cameraman's shadow becomes visible on the tree and house.

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The Tycoons - S5-E23

Continuity mistake: When the patient with the heart wound is brought to the ER, he's wheeled into treatment 2, which has a window on its door, and is on the side of the hallway with the yellow line closest to it. Later we see treatment 1 twice, when Vince brings in the burglary suspect with a bullet in his leg, and also when John and Roy rush the baby to the ER. They used the same room as treatment 1 and treatment 2, but there are just two treatment rooms on that side of the hallway and only one of them has a window on its door - the one that's opposite the nurses' station, treatment 1.

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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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