Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

240 mistakes in season 2 - chronological order

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Season 2 generally

Revealing mistake: In at least three episodes, which include 'Saddled', 'Peace Pipe' and 'Women', the same corner restaurant/hot dog stand (with a striped orange/white awning and green vinyl bar stools) is featured. That would be fine, if it weren't for the fact that in each episode the street it is located on has a different name and different cross streets. It is obviously a set on the Universal Studios lot.

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Decision - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Roy has trouble sleeping in the middle of the night, he gets up, and when he goes to the bathroom sink, there is a fully dressed crew member whose reflection is visible in the mirror, as he moves around and looks through the door window towards the actor. Then 51's tones drop, and in the next shot we see that all the other guys of Station 51 have been lying in their beds, before getting up and putting on their turnouts.

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Decision - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Having trouble sleeping, Roy gets up in the middle of the night at the station, and when he puts on his turnout trousers his right suspender becomes unfastened at the front, and hangs down the back of his leg when he walks into the bathroom. However, in the next shot as he enters the bathroom the suspender is properly fastened.

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Decision - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: When the guys begin to use the pulley system to lift the car engine off the injured man, the women stand to the officer's left (viewer's right), but in the next close-up it is switched, then back again in the wideshot.

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Decision - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: After the guys lift the car engine off the man and Kelly maneuvers the car backwards, the same close-up of the officer and two women that was shown a few shots earlier is shown again, even though the car is now moving farther back.

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Decision - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: After 51's guys rescue the man from under the fallen engine, when the ambulance leaves we can see only the name Mayfair is printed on its side, but en route to Rampart and when Roy has the ambulance stop and then go, there's a red cross printed on the surface above Mayfair.

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Decision - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: During the structure fire, after the parents realize their son ran back into the burning house to get the dog, when the father tries to go after the boy we can see the man's wearing a striped T-shirt under his robe, but when Roy rescues both the boy and the dog, the father is now wearing a white T-shirt under the robe.

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Decision - S2-E1

Other mistake: After rescuing the boy and his dog from the structure fire, when both of 51's rigs are backing up the driveway, the office door opens and we can see through the glass door that someone is standing there, even though they're all on the rigs. Next shot, that phantom individual has vanished.

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Decision - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: During the structure fire, after Roy finds the boy and his dog under the bed, when Roy heads down the stairs and then rushes back up, as he gets to the top of the stairs when the camera pans to the left we can see the barndoor set lighting, at the top left side of the screen.

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Decision - S2-E1

Other mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to the structure fire in the middle of the night, once they arrive at the burning house, one of the first shots shows a crowd of bystanders, many in their robes. That footage is from season 1, the pilot episode "The Wedsworth-Townsend Act", during the factory fire at the start of that episode.

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Decision - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After Roy gets chewed out by Dr. Sunderlin, when he and Johnny get back to the station, the spotlight on the passenger side is shiny and reflective, and set lights are reflected in it, then when the dispatcher drops tones for the next run, the spotlight has been sprayed with a dulling spray.

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Decision - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: While en route to the mechanic whose engine fell on him, Mike is driving Engine 51, and seated backwards in the jumpseat behind Mike is Marco, who's wearing a helmet and his turnout, but in the shot from the POV behind Mike, we see the reflection in the rear-view mirror of the grey haired crew member, who is seated facing forward behind Mike.

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Decision - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: After the guys get back to the station following the structure fire, when Roy and John discuss Roy's decision about possibly going to 98's, the lighting equipment is reflected in the driver's side spotlight.

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Decision - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: After Johnny moves the squad forward in the apparatus bay, he heads to the kitchen to get Roy, and in the next shot there's a rolling mop bucket with two mops that suddenly appear in front of the kitchen doorway.

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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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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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