Emergency!

The Tycoons - S5-E23

Continuity mistake: When the patient with the heart wound is brought to the ER, he's wheeled into treatment 2, which has a window on its door, and is on the side of the hallway with the yellow line closest to it. Later we see treatment 1 twice, when Vince brings in the burglary suspect with a bullet in his leg, and also when John and Roy rush the baby to the ER. They used the same room as treatment 1 and treatment 2, but there are just two treatment rooms on that side of the hallway and only one of them has a window on its door - the one that's opposite the nurses' station, treatment 1.

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The Old Engine Cram - S5-E2

Continuity mistake: When Squad 51 arrives at the training center, Johnny's turnout coat is open and we see that he's only wearing an undershirt, but when it's 18's turn at the sulfur trioxide, as Johnny's putting on his air mask he's wearing the blue uniform shirt under his turnout.

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On Camera - S5-E12

Continuity mistake: When the boy who fell over the cliff is brought into the ER, Dix tells them to bring him to treatment 3 and we see them at treatment 3's door, which is on the same side of the hallway as treatment 4, with the red line closest to it (hall has red, green and yellow lines on the floor which run the length of the hall) However, in the shot from inside the treatment room, they're not in treatment 3, but are actually in treatment 1. Note that we see treatment 4 directly across the hall, which means they're in treatment 1, and also see the yellow line is closest to the door which means it's on the opposite side of the hallway.

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Tee Vee - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When the guy who was injured in the manhole is brought into the ER, Dix tells them to bring him to treatment 6 (which is around the corner from the other treatment rooms, and has no color lines that run past its door), then we see him wheeled into treatment 6 in the shot from the hallway. However, in the next shot from inside the treatment room we can see they're not in treatment 6, but actually in treatment 1, note the red, green, and yellow lines on the hallway floor in front of its doorway, and treatment 6 has no color lines that run past its doorway.

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Pressure 165 - S5-E7

Other mistake: When Johnny brings in the bags full of groceries for the dinner he's cooking, and also later when he discovers that the liquid in the pot turned green, there is tape covering the brand names on the packages.

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The Inspection - S5-E5

Revealing mistake: When Station 51 responds to the traffic accident, after Captain Stanley hands Johnny the Ajax tool, in the closeup it's obvious that the hands are not really Johnny's. Then there's another shot of the real Johnny, but once he removes his goggles, interestingly it's the stunt double who's in the following shots by the car, even when Johnny cuts himself, it's the stunt double.

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The Inspection - S5-E5

Continuity mistake: After Station 51 is dispatched to 'traffic accident, victim trapped', when they get the anti-shock suit on the boy Roy's watch reads 5:25. Then at the hospital, when Johnny asks Roy about the time, Roy looks at his watch and says "About 5:00."

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Pressure 165 - S5-E7

Deliberate mistake: When Roy and Johnny are on the Coast Guard helicopter, approaching Catalina Island with the injured diver, there is a closeup shot of them looking out the windows, which is a flipped shot - note the backwards paramedic patch on the right sleeve, instead of being on the left sleeve.

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The Indirect Method - S5-E6

Other mistake: After Station 51 arrives at the structure fire, Captain Stanley tells Mike to get water to their lines (charging the two lines) and then mule the supply line back to the hydrant. When Marco and Chet get the two lines, they head to the house with Captain Stanley and start hosing the fire down with charged lines. A few shots later, we see Mike going to the back of Engine 51, and the two lines that Chet, Marco, and Cap have been using are flat and not even charged yet.

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The Girl on the Balance Beam - S5-E18

Other mistake: The dispatcher gives the address of "woman trapped on a wire" as "Commercial Studios,1122 Dellini Plaza", and as Engine 51 drives past the front gates, the large sign reads "World Pictures Corp." Additionally, the address of World Pictures Corp is 1731 Carlson, when we see the same footage of Engine 51 driving past the sign in episode "The Exam" in season 6.

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Tee Vee - S5-E11

Continuity mistake: When the TV catches fire in the kitchen, Captain Stanley unplugs it, and when it cuts to Roy running into the kitchen with the fire extinguisher, he passes Marco, who just ran into the apparatus bay. All of this while we hear Cap's voice telling Marco, who already ran out, to get the asbestos blanket. Then, in the next shot, Marco is still standing behind Captain Stanley in the kitchen.

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The Girl on the Balance Beam - S5-E18

Other mistake: Twice during this episode, when they're dispatched to a "woman trapped on a wire" and also to the "train fire", we see Engine 51 heading out with two firemen standing at the back of the engine, and they are Johnny and Roy. This footage is actually from the episode "The Old Engine" in season 3, when they got the new Ward La France engine for Station 51, and since Roy and Johnny were waiting for the previous shift to return with the squad, Captain Stanley told them to jump on the back and go with them on their first run with the new engine.

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One of Those Days - S5-E9

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Johnny are in the backyard with the couple and the mother-in-law, after Johnny gets off the phone with Brackett, he has the black notebook in his left hand, but in the side shot it's in his right hand, then it returns to Johnny's left hand.

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The Indirect Method - S5-E6

Visible crew/equipment: After Karen, the new trainee, goes to the waiting room to speak to the elderly patient's wife, when Dixie walks over to Roy and Johnny to ask how she's doing, the outlines of the mic transmitter and wire are visible on the back of Dixie's white uniform.

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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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Trivia: On May 16, 2000, 28 years after the debut of "Emergency!" on television, due to the profound impact "Emergency!" had on the American EMS system, key props and memorabilia from the show were inducted into the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History - the Public Service sector, located in Washington, D.C. Some of the items included: Original scripts, Biophone, trauma boxes, defibrillators, monitor, radios, turnout gear, helmets, and Roy's and Johnny's uniforms.

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The Mouse - S4-E20

Question: The old man that comes in with his wife that can't breathe, the one that the head nurse tries to counsel and tempts him with a cup of coffee. I believe he is Alfred Hitchcock, though his name is not listed anywhere. Alfred Hitchcock is known for his cameo appearances in his own shows and in other shows. Can someone confirm that this is him? This is driving me nuts... It is toward the end of the episode, but I cannot give you times.

Correct, it was J. Pat O'Malley...he also played the grandfather with his grandson when their rocket exploded, and also played "Old Bill" in the episode with Ann Prentiss, where Gage saves the little girl from the burning tree house, and her mother falls in love with him.

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