Emergency!

To Buy or Not to Buy - S5-E14

Other mistake: On scene at the traffic accident, when the woman and the boy with non-serious injuries are seated at the back of the ambulance, neither Roy or Johnny are going along with them to Rampart, yet Johnny puts the drug box inside the back of the ambulance with them, and the ambulance drives off. With their drug box! Captain Stanley even says that he'll advise dispatch that they're available for a run at the scene, while the guys will be looking for the dog.

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Other mistake: In the interior shots of Station 51 (the studio set), when facing the rear apparatus bay door, the right wall has a door to Captain Stanley's office, a very large map, the radio receiver base station where they respond to dispatch, the kitchen doorway, and a double-door closet, that's it. However, when Station 51 is shown in the exterior shots (the real Station 127 aka 51), as either the engine or squad exits when the apparatus bay door is up, we see that the right wall has many more doors on that wall. Additionally, the opposite wall on the set has only two doors - one to locker room/bathroom, and one to the dorm, however at the real 127's, that wall has three doors - two of them are to the dorm.

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The Nuisance - S5-E24

Other mistake: While Roy is showing Brice the squad, after Brice annoyingly locks Squad 51's side bay door, he asks, "How about the OB box?" but the subtitles read, "How about the OV box?" Then a minute later Brice says, "Let's look at the OB box," and again the subtitles read "OV box."

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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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Honest - S2-E17

Other mistake: At the start of this episode the tones drop and Station 51 is dispatched to a fire and explosion. In this closeup, all the guys come running from the kitchen into the apparatus bay and head for the vehicles, but wait, none of them are actually 51's guys.

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Limelight - S6-E24

Other mistake: When Johnny and Roy are at the house with the three wild, obnoxious boys who terrorized their sitter, Johnny takes her blood pressure with the cuff, while Roy takes her respiration and pulse as he looks at his wrist for the second-hand countdown, but the problem is that Roy isn't even wearing his watch, and the actor has a bizarre look on his face when he looks at his naked wrist. He then tells Johnny that her pulse is 140 and respiration is 35. When the ambulance attendants arrive, Roy is wearing his watch. If he had his watch he should have used it for the pulse and respiration.

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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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905-Wild - S4-E22

Other mistake: When Brackett tells Johnny and Roy to contact the animal shelter via the disaster net, Roy asks the Animal Control guys for their disaster call, and it's given as 3-9-9-7-7-1-1, but in the closeup Roy presses channel 8 then punches in 4-2-1-6-5-3-7 on the scanner. Additionally, the Regency Monitoradio / Executive Scanner Receiver has 8 channels, so it would have been impossible to press 9, as was stated by Dave.

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School Days - S2-E14

Other mistake: After the guys rescue Dr. Temple from under the library bookcase, when the attendants take him to the ambulance Johnny alone leaves with him, and while Billy and Roy are still in the library talking we hear the ambulance leaving with its siren blaring, but when the ambulance arrives at Rampart the attendant opens the back door and somehow Billy has actually joined Johnny and Dr. Temple in the ambulance.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Other mistake: At the very start, when the camera moves through Station 10 while the guys are asleep upstairs, we see one of the engines has license plate E111196, but en route there's a closeup of Rescue 10 and its license plate is also E111196.

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Details - S4-E12

Other mistake: During the structure fire, when Engine 98 rolls up we can see the large red vinyl adhered to the top of the engine's cab. Then when Truck 106 rolls up we see its company number 106 on the door, but in the overhead shot we can see the number 8 on the roof of the cab, not 106. This presumably means that the door has one of the prop dept's magnetic decals imprinted with 106, and the roof still shows the Truck company's real number.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Other mistake: When John and Roy treat the 12 year old boy in anaphylactic shock, Early states, "Start IV D5W, 1 milligram epinephrin IV push," and John confirms the order. Then after giving Rampart a new set of vitals which are poor, Early orders, "Add 50 milligrams Benadryl IV push." But when John confirms that order he only says, "1 milligram epinephrine IV push," (which is the earlier order) and Early actually okays John's incorrect repeat of the order, even though John did not confirm the order of "50 milligrams Benadryl."

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Promotion - S3-E7

Other mistake: When John and Roy get back to the station, they head to the kitchen and John takes the hot pot of stew out of the oven with potholders, and when he quickly tries to lift the lid without the potholder, his pain makes it clear that it's burning hot, so he uses the mitt to lift the lid. There's a long metal serving spoon that was left in the stew, and John just lifts it up and starts serving the stew with no problem, even though that spoon should have been too hot to even touch.

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Details - S4-E12

Other mistake: After finding out about Valerie's three kids, when Johnny and Roy are sitting in the station's locker room at the start of their next shift, there are a few moments during this conversation where Kevin Tighe softly mouths some of Randolph Mantooth's lines as Johnny is speaking, particularly when Johnny says "Beautiful chic."

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905-Wild - S4-E22

Other mistake: After the officer hands Les the tranquilizer gun, Les asks which way the tiger went and the officer responds, "Down that aisle," and we see both men, who are standing right beside the self-serve ice cream freezer, moving slowly towards the aisle in front of that ice cream freezer. The problem is that in the next shot, we see the large tiger coming from that exact area in front of the ice cream freezer, as he walks toward the camera on the other end of the aisle. This means that the Bengal tiger, Les, and the officer would have all been standing in the very same spot, at the same time.

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Welcome to Santa Rosa County - S6-E10

Other mistake: When Roy and Johnny begin their ascent, the injured rock climbers are shown in a closeup, which then zooms out so we can see the entire area to the left, and the only rope up there is the boys' red rope. When Johnny reaches the boys, he's pulling himself up with the help of a blue rope, which has already been anchored in place near the injured boys. So who put it up there and anchored it? Not the injured boys. Not Johnny. Not Roy, who is still down below.

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Syndrome - S2-E16

Other mistake: After Johnny and Roy are dispatched to the actor with the possible heart attack, Brackett asks them to send an EKG strip, and when Brackett lifts the chart paper to read it, he is not looking at the side that would have the line tracing recorded by the stylus, he is actually looking at the back of the paper as it's rolling out of the machine. Also note that the chart paper is quite blank on both sides. Additionally, just prior to this, when Brackett presses the record tab on the recorder, it just pops back up and does not engage.

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Pressure 165 - S5-E7

Other mistake: When Johnny prepares Chef Michel's recipe, he leaves the casserole dish in the oven while Station 51 is dispatched to the structure fire. When he and Roy return, Johnny opens the hot oven door to find it smoking and the dish bubbled over, and even though the oven door is supposedly very hot, Roy places his hand on the inside of that door and actually leans on it like there's absolutely no problem.

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Helpful - S2-E12

Other mistake: Before their next shift starts, when Johnny walks into the locker room whistling he turns the corner and walks through the doorway between the dorm and locker room, but what's odd is that right behind him there's a brick wall instead of the dorm.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Station 10 is dispatched to the factory fire, a few shots after the closeup of 105's door that reads "fire dept deluge", there's an overhead long shot of the men using the hoses against the fires in the doorways, and a cameraman wearing blue, holding a handheld camera, is visible sitting at the back of a squad.

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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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The Game - S6-E1

Trivia: It's in this episode that the Heimlich Maneuver is used for the first time by the paramedics. At the USC game, when a guy is choking on a hot dog, John and Roy are called, and John uses the Heimlich. Up until season 6 we've seen the guys use other methods, such as the ChokeSaver which look like huge white tweezers, to remove obstructions in an airway, as seen in 4x9, "Foreign Trade."

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Question: The old man that comes in with his wife that can't breathe, the one that the head nurse tries to counsel and tempts him with a cup of coffee. I believe he is Alfred Hitchcock, though his name is not listed anywhere. Alfred Hitchcock is known for his cameo appearances in his own shows and in other shows. Can someone confirm that this is him? This is driving me nuts... It is toward the end of the episode, but I cannot give you times.

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