Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

281 mistakes in season 4 - chronological order

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When John and Roy are with the possible MI, while Roy's setting up the IV bag John's on the Biophone with Rampart, and after Brackett orders the IV TKO with MS, we see that Roy's pant leg has nothing on it, but then it cuts to the closeup and suddenly there are strips of torn tape (for IV as usual) on Roy's pant leg.

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Visible crew/equipment: When Station 51 is dispatched to the 'structure fire', in the shot facing the squad as it starts to roll out, we can see the black tape covering the lightbar's chrome surface atop the squad, which also vanishes at the incident.

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to the structure fire including a chemical lab, Johnny and Roy put on SCBA tanks with distinctive markings/stickers before going in, but those tanks change while inside and when they exit with the victims of chemical smoke inhalation.

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: After Dr. Early is called a miracle worker and then again tries unsuccessfully to get the apple from the machine, it cuts to Squad 51 pulling backwards into the apparatus bay, and the engine we see parked in the bay is the Crown from the first two seasons, not their current Ward LaFrance.

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Audio problem: While Roy and John are with the asthmatic boy, Roy's on the Biophone with Rampart, and we hear Early say, "Administer 0.3 milligrams epinephrin IM," but his mouth is not in sync with the last part, and it looks like he actually said,.". Epinephrin IV."

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Billy's mother waits in the hallway while Early examines Billy, the window behind her is on the same side as the ER's receiving entrance. Note that outside the window there's a blue metal shade at the top, which does not exist in any exterior shots of that side of the ER.

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: When Captain Robertson voices his disapproval about the paramedics, while the guys are in the kitchen eating, there are plates, cups, saucers, and utensils on the table. Then Station 51 is called to respond to a child trapped at the storm drain, and when the guys run out of the kitchen we see behind them that the table is now bare.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Visible crew/equipment: Just as 51's guys are removing the novelist from the car that's filled with carbon monoxide fumes, a crew member's reflection, as well as the screen from production equipment, can be seen on the car's driver side window.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Continuity mistake: When Brackett asks Early and Morton to assist with the examination of the hallucinating veteran, in the shot from the hallway the doctors walk into treatment 1, its door has no window, but when it cuts to the shot from inside the room, its door has a window, which means they're all in treatment 2 or 3, not 1.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Other mistake: All the guys are sitting around the table in the day room discussing how smart kids are, and when the tones drop we hear the dispatcher say, "Squad 51 possible assault victim," yet all the guys from the engine company rush off and head to the rig in the apparatus bay, even though only Roy and John were called.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Other mistake: When Dixie and Mr. Hart are on the elevator, we see the number five lit up on the panel above the door as they head down to the first floor in the ER, where they meet Johnny and the kids, who get on the elevator to head up to the fourth floor. The problem is that the ER is only a 2-storey building.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny asks Dixie for advise on how to talk to fifth graders, Dixie walks out from behind the desk at the nurses' station, and as they walk up the hallway the actor's tape mark is visible on the floor, where she had been standing and where Morton is about to stand.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When Brackett, Early, and Morton enter treatment 1 to examine the hallucinating veteran, inside there's a young doctor standing to the left of the door. After Brackett tells Morton he wants an EEG, skull x-rays, and brain scan, when Morton heads to the phone to order the neurological workup, we can see the actor's white tape mark under the gurney, where the young doctor had been standing.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Revealing mistake: After Station 51 is dispatched to the 'plane in trouble' it becomes a plane crash rescue and recovery, and when they pull out the pilot's body, who they said died on impact, his right hand moves to clasp his left wrist, and he also bends and moves his leg.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Visible crew/equipment: After Station 51 rescues the novelist from his attempted suicide, when John accompanies the stretcher into the ER, the outlines of the mic transmitter and wire are visible on the back of his shirt.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Visible crew/equipment: When John and Roy tackle the hallucinating veteran, the outlines of the mic transmitter and wire are visible on the back of Johnny's shirt. As an aside, this scene was shot right outside Universal Studios, note the Black Tower/MCA Tower (which houses Universal's execs) when John tells the veteran that it's not a trick and to calm down.

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Kidding - S4-E17

Visible crew/equipment: After Station 51 is dispatched to the plane in trouble, just as Engine 51 makes the right turn into the lot, before they park beside the squad, a crew member's/cameraman's sleeve gets into the shot, at the left of the screen.

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Breakdown - S6-E15

Charlie: I think you guys are playing games with me, and I don't like it.
Roy: Now, wait a minute. We're not playing games. We don't play games with the equipment...
Captain Stanley: Wait, hold on. C'mon everybody, look we're all on the same side here, aren't we?
Charlie: I wonder.
Captain Stanley: Charlie, why can't we put the squad in the shop and have us a reserve vehicle here?
Charlie: No, no, Hank. Not until I'm 100% sure that I can't fix it. If there's anything wrong with it. This coffee stinks. [Leaves the room.]
Captain Stanley: You guys playing some kind of joke on him?
John: We didn't make the coffee!
Captain Stanley: Not the coffee, you twit, the squad.
Roy: Cap, there's something wrong with that squad out there.
Captain Stanley: [sigh.] All right, if you say so... I made the coffee.

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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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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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