Emergency!

To Buy or Not to Buy - S5-E14

Continuity mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to a structure fire (with the two girls trapped upstairs) the address given is 1911 Harper Ave, but when they reach the house with the fire, directly across the street that house number is 1637.

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Tee Vee - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When Johnny's on the phone with Uncle Ernie about the new color TV, in the wide shot Johnny writes down the address of the warehouse, and puts the pen back in his shirt pocket. Then Johnny thanks Uncle Ernie, and when he hangs up the phone, in the next closeup the pen is back in Johnny's hand.

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The Lighter-Than-Air Man - S5-E8

Visible crew/equipment: When Station 51 is on the scene with the overturned truck carrying insecticide, that's causing toxic smoke, Captain Stanley asks dispatch to identify the toxicity of trimelanide, and three shots later a crew member walks onscreen from the left, right behind the overturned truck, then realizes his mistake and backs away.

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The Lighter-Than-Air Man - S5-E8

Continuity mistake: At the scene of the overturned truck causing toxic smoke, when Chet talks to the driver and then pops out the windshield, in the wide shots the two windshields are intact and not cracked, but in the closeups facing Chet and the closeups facing the driver there are long cracks in the windshield.

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Tee Vee - S5-E11

Visible crew/equipment: When the man who was unconscious for five minutes is wheeled into the ER, Morton has him taken to treatment 2, and when Carol is taking his blood pressure, the actor's tape mark is visible at her feet, under the gurney.

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Equipment - S5-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the construction site with the cardiac arrest, the outline of the lavalier mic transmitter is visible on the back, left side of Johnny's shirt, particularly when lifting the man onto the ambulance stretcher.

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The Indirect Method - S5-E6

Continuity mistake: When Dixie is having a heart to heart talk with Karen, in the shot facing Dixie she reaches out with her left hand to take the napkin from Karen, but in the closeup it's her right hand that takes the napkin. Additionally, the napkin she takes from Karen is perfectly folded, but it was wrinkled and messy when Karen held it.

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The Inspection - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: At the scene of the vehicle accident, when the boy is removed from the overturned car, he has a bruise near his chin that reaches below his mouth area. When he's in the ER, that bruise is now twice the size and reaches his cheek area.

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The Inspection - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Johnny climb the electrical tower to rescue the sky diver, in the closeups Johnny hangs onto the diagonal cross beam when he reaches out to Lucky, but in the wide shot the stunt double hangs onto the tower's main vertical frame when he reaches out to Lucky.

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Election - S5-E3

Continuity mistake: After examining Tommy, when Brackett speaks to Mrs. Lawson, the boy's mother, her handbag is hanging off her shoulder in all the shots facing Brackett, but in all the shots facing Mrs. Lawson the bag is gone.

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The Old Engine Cram - S5-E2

Deliberate mistake: When Johnny and Roy are on the Coast Guard copter, responding to 'victim down at cliffs at Catalina Island', there are four closeups of the guys looking out the windows which are flipped shots - note their uniforms are backwards, the paramedic patches are on their right sleeves instead of their left.

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The Indirect Method - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: When Roy, Johnny, and Karen are waiting outside the treatment room with the elderly patient, with Brackett and then with Dix, the outlines of the lavalier mic transmitters are visible on the left sides of Roy's and Johnny's shirts, over their belts.

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Equipment - S5-E4

Continuity mistake: During the warehouse fire, Johnny removes his turnout when Captain Stanley calls for the ambulance, then when the ambulance arrives John's wearing the turnout and one burn victim has the sheet over him, but then the turnout and sheet vanish, and as the ambulance attendants bring the stretcher, Johnny places the sheet on the victim, and in the overhead shot as Cap is told about Willy, Johnny's wearing his turnout again. The Biophone also keeps jumping from being beside Squad 51 to being between the victims.

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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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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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