Season 1, episode 8, 'Publicity Hound': When John first explains how to rescue the little girl in the hole, he wraps his left hand around his right wrist, but in the next shot it's his right hand that's around his left wrist. See more...
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Emergency! (1972) - 15 with pictures
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Continuity: Across whole show: When Squad 51 is dispatched and headed to their destination, interior shots looking out the windshield are shown. It is only in these shots that the Dodge truck's red hood has vents on its right and left sides. There is no such thing in any exterior shots of Squad 51. The hood's style also changes.
Continuity: Season 1, episode 3, 'Botulism': When DeSoto and Gage arrive at Rampart their black helmets are not hanging in Squad 51, when they enter the hospital. A moment later, when they're dispatched, both helmets are hanging in their proper place behind the seat. The distance between the squad and ambulance has also increased.
Revealing: Across whole show: Squad 51 has a flashing light-bar mounted on the roof of the vehicle. There is about 4-5" of space between the length of the light frame and the roof, which means that Squad 51's surrounding environment is easily visible through that gap in normal shots. The hiccup here are certain close-ups of Gage and DeSoto while they're 'driving', because that gap is covered (with red to match the vehicle) and sometimes, when it's daylight, the gap is dark. The same thing happens with the space behind the cab unit (seen through the window), with the red blocking the opening.
Revealing: Across whole show: When Engine 51 and/or Squad 51 are dispatched, the shots of the vehicles while en route to the call or even en route to Rampart, in many instances, are stock footage or repeat shots which show the same traffic, same parked cars, same people, etc., from previous episodes. The same occurs when they actually pull out of Stationhouse 51 - it's actually pretty amusing to see the same cars across the street, in countless episodes.
Revealing: Across whole show: When Squad 51 is dispatched from the stationhouse, the exterior shots show buildings, traffic, trees, etc., they pass along the way. In some close-up shots of Gage and DeSoto while en route, too much of the vehicle's left and/or right sides are visible, which actually shows nothing but a blank screen behind them.
Revealing: Season 2, episode 12, 'Helpful': En route to the pick-up truck hanging from the freeway on-ramp, there is a flipped shot of Engine 51 and Squad 51 as they drive under the freeway before the camera pans in towards the car. Some giveaways are the reversed '51' on the Engine and the reversed 'road construction ahead' sign.