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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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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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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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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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

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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Election - S5-E3

Other mistake: When Roy and Johnny help free the man whose arm is trapped in the pipe, just as the man stands up we can see the boxes of detergent on the shelf behind him, with their brand names covered with black tape.

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The Indirect Method - S5-E6

Other mistake: After Chet's practical joke on Karen, she's quite ticked off, and Roy and Johnny are a bit uncomfortable, and then when Station 51 is dispatched to the unknown type rescue they all head to the apparatus bay. In the next shot when Karen, Roy, and Johnny get into the squad just watch all the actors' faces. First Johnny cracks up, then Roy and Karen, who even put their heads down to hide their laughter, particularly Roy who ducks his head behind the steering wheel. Fun to watch.

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The Nuisance - S5-E24

Other mistake: When the ambulance arrives and they're loading Johnny onto the ambulance, Captain Stanley says, "Okay, Chet, take the squad..." but the subtitles get both characters wrong, it reads that a "Paramedic" says, "Okay, Chip, take the squad..." There is no Chip.

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Equipment - S5-E4

Other mistake: At the construction site, after Johnny administers the epinephrine to the cardiac arrest, 39's paramedic resumes CPR, and when they're lifting the patient onto the stretcher Johnny says, "Stop CPR," but the subtitles read, "Start CPR," which makes no sense since they've been doing CPR all along.

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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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Simple Adjustment - S5-E10

Other mistake: At the end of the episode, when 51's guys are in the kitchen waiting to see the "terrific idea", in the closeup John presses the tape recorder's third white button to play it, and we hear the dispatcher's voice, but in the next shot we continue to hear the dispatcher saying, "1305 Overland Ave, apt C, cross street, Pacific..." despite the fact that we can see all the white buttons are now up, none are actually depressed.

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Communications - S5-E13

Other mistake: Brackett has Johnny and Roy in his office to listen to recordings on two cassette tapes - the first of 51's transmission with Rampart, and the second of 49's transmission with Pediatric Clinic. Brackett plays the first tape, pops it out and then plays the second tape. The problem is that when Brackett puts the first cassette tape back in the player, it's been rewound, even though Brackett never actually rewound the tape.

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The Nuisance - S5-E24

Other mistake: When Early and Morton are examining Johnny, Early points out Johnny's torso as he says, "Mike, you see this bruise?" but the subtitles read, "Frank, you see this bruise?" A couple of minutes later the subtitles get Mike's name right.

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Above and Beyond... Nearly - S5-E20

Other mistake: After Dixie gets the call from the dental clinic about the possible MI, she and Brackett take the elevator located at the nurses' station and head up to the dental clinic on the third floor. Problem is that the ER is only a 2-storey building, so that is quite impossible.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Revealing mistake: At the apartment complex fire, after Johnny is knocked unconscious by the explosion, when the Pasadena fireman finds him and has to lift him up, it's funny how even though Johnny's unconscious we can see that he actually helps to stand himself up, so the fireman can lift him up and carry him out.

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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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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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