Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

281 mistakes in season 4 - chronological order

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Visible crew/equipment: When Station 51 is dispatched to the structure fire, just as Engine 51 rolls out of the apparatus bay, the reflections of the location shoot's array lighting and two reflector screens are visible on the side of the engine.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: During the house fire, Marco's holding the hose behind Chet, while Chet is kicking open the front door just before it flashes, but in the next shot both Chet and Marco are manning the hose when the fire flashes, knocking them down the stairs.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: At the apartment complex fire, after Truck 82 sets its outriggers, Engine 28 is right behind them with their supply line and duals laid out, but quite a few shots later Engine 28 is just pulling up behind 82, even though they were already there all set up.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Visible crew/equipment: At the start, when dispatch interrupts the mannequin practice with a structure fire, after the shot of Mike getting into his turnout, as Engine 51 rolls out of the apparatus bay, the reflection of array set lighting and two reflector screens are visible on the moving engine.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: During the fire at the apartment complex, when Cap talks to dispatch over the HT and requests a second alarm, we see Roy put up that first ladder, but after the Pasadena engine arrives, Roy's just putting up that first ladder. Second, after Engine 82 extends their outriggers, it cuts to the flames and we see that three ladders are already against the building, but then there are only two up - the third will go up a few shots later (when Roy reaches the balcony) Third, we see Roy start climbing the ladder that's farther from the camera (the one Johnny's holding), but when Roy reaches the balcony, he's climbing up the ladder that's closer to the camera.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to 'plane crash into a structure' the address is given as 1145 Delmar Drive, but when they arrive at the apartment complex, the 3-storey structure's address is 775.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Continuity mistake: When Herbert is leaving the station, there are shots of him on the left edge of the bay doorway, but in the shots of the guys looking at Herbert, particularly Chet and Marco who are standing in front of the squad, it's as if Herbert is crawling around towards the center of the bay doorway - their eye contact is way off.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Visible crew/equipment: After Squad 51 responds to the 'man unconscious' at the laundromat, while they're en route, when Engine 36 contacts them that the man is in full arrest, the reflection of the vehicle with the camera is visible on the spotlight.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Visible crew/equipment: After Chet tells the guys that they have to get rid of The Mouse, when he says "You don't understand, these things are like rabbits," the moving shadow of equipment, probably the boom mic, is visible on the top cabinet behind Chet.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Visible crew/equipment: After the guys decide to eat lunch before resuming their CPR practice, when Chet picks up the CPR mannequin and walks toward the fridge, the top of the set is visible at the corner, between the fridge and the stove. We can see the top of the set again later, after Chet picks the losing matchstick and has to set the mousetrap himself.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: After leaving the football player who kicked in his TV screen, as Roy and John put the gear back in the squad, we see the old blue set of the Datascope 850 monitor and defibrillator, and not their current Datascope M/D2 white case. The last time the blue two-piece unit is even seen in the squad is in 4x13, "Parade", and the first time the white unit is used is in 4x15, "Transition", and it's then used in all following episodes. This scene was a prior taping, that was inserted into this end of the season episode.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Brackett tells Dixie about the visiting administrators she's holding a clipboard, but when she's stopped by the man whose son has an arm injury, Dixie's now holding a brown folder.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Other mistake: After Roy and Johnny leave Wild Bill's apartment because he faked his injury, there's an overhead exterior shot of what is supposed to be Rampart, but it's not actually Rampart. Throughout the entire run of this series there are numerous exterior shots of Rampart from every angle.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Character mistake: After Squad 51 joins Engine 51 at the heart attack incident, while Roy's on the Biophone with Rampart he sends a second EKG strip, and Early orders, "100 milligrams lidocaine bolus," but he mispronounces lidocaine and says, "Lidograin," then he pronounces "Lidocaine drip" properly.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When the cardiac patient is finally brought to the ER, and goes into full arrest number four, he's wheeled into treatment 1 which does not have a window on its door, but in the next shot from inside the room the door has a window, and when they're defibbing him, we can see the nurses' station outside the door, which means he's now in treatment 3, not 1.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When the doctor shows up at the house of the man who kicked in his TV, as the camera moves back, the top of equipment (presumably the boom mic) is visible and moving in the reflection of the mirror on the wall.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Visible crew/equipment: When Johnny and Roy are working on the man who is unconscious due to electric shock, the bulging outlines of the lavalier mic transmitter and wire are visible on the back left side of Johnny's shirt.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Evans complains to Dixie that she's been waiting two hours to have her cigarette burn taken care of, in her closeups her handbag strap is over her shoulder, but in wide shots her handbag is hanging from her arm.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: Roy and Johnny are at the nurses' station discussing the problem of non-emergency calls for paramedics, then it cuts to Dixie in the waiting room, when a nurse asks Dixie if the ER can take a pediatric patient who needs treatment immediately, and Dixie tells her to go to Morton in treatment 3. Then when Dixie speaks to Mrs. Evans we see that young girl being brought to treatment 3. During the next two minutes while Dix walks up the hallway, she quickly speaks to Brackett, then to an impatient parent, then to that nurse again, then Brackett again, and finally to Roy. When Roy asks Dixie where Johnny is, Dixie tells him in treatment 3 (dubious how she would even know that fact), and when Roy walks in to get Johnny that pediatric patient who was just brought to treatment 3 is not in there, instead Morton is examining Wild Bill.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: After Johnny and Roy get back to the station and find Bill, who's filling in for Chet, in the kitchen cooking Chet's awful stew recipe, the tones drop and Squad 51 is dispatched to "man unconscious." Just as the bay door opens we can see Engine 51 parked in the bay, but when the squad heads down the driveway the engine's now gone. This presents another problem, because if the footage shows the engine gone, then why is Bill still at the station cooking stew instead of being with the rest of the engine company?

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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 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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Question: In quite a few episodes of Emergency there is a character that the doctors and other nurses call Nurse Carol. She is the older nurse with dark hair. I would say she is on at least a fourth of all episodes in all seasons yet I can not see this actress getting credited or listed as uncredited anywhere. I wonder if she was an actual nurse. Does any one know who she was. Yes there also were a couple of other actresses who played a nurse named Carol on one or two episodes and they are listed in the episode guides. She also is the patient with her arm in the cast talking to Dr. Morton in the episode 6:18 Firehouse Quintet.

Answer: On IMDB, actress Anne Schedeen is listed as playing Nurse Carol on six episodes from 1974-76.

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