Emergency!

Publicity Hound - S1-E8

Audio problem: After Tom Wheeler and his partner Kirk show up to assist with the trapped girl, when it cuts to Roy down in the rescue shaft we see him ask Johnny, "Do you see her yet?" but we don't hear any audio, just before we hear Johnny say, "We're getting close." Additionally, earlier at the start of the little girl's rescue, when Johnny tries to loop the rope around Helena's wrist and it doesn't work, he says,"Damn it," but the subtitles read "Darn it."

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Fuzz Lady - S2-E7

Audio problem: When Johnny and Roy send down the boy who was trapped on the crane, once he's carried by Chet and the others, we hear Captain Stanley say, "Alright, let's get him into the Stokes, and get him outta here as fast as we can," but his mouth is not saying those words (though Chet's helmet blocks Cap's mouth for part, it applies to the rest). Additionally, it doesn't make any sense that he would even say that, because they're loading him straight onto the ambulance stretcher, not a Stokes.

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Women - S2-E9

Audio problem: After helping the guy who was trapped in his sofa bed, Christy, Roy, and Johnny get back into the squad, and then we hear Johnny tell the dispatcher that Squad 51 is returning to quarters, but we see that Johnny's not actually saying anything.

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Helpful - S2-E12

Audio problem: At the start of the episode, while Johnny's mopping and Roy's fidgeting with the resuscitator, during their conversation, in the background we hear Captain Stanley talking to the other guys in the kitchen. The key words we hear Cap say are, "New problem location in our area...Molded products...Cardboard cartons...Two rows, aisles in between, up to 8 ft high...Bottoms get soaked." Then we hear Cap repeat, "New problem locations in our area," and continues, "1806 North Oak," and we hear all the guys laugh, though nothing's funny. Captain Stanley's dialogue is from 2x1, "Problem," at the start of that episode.

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Drivers - S2-E13

Audio problem: When Squad 51 is dispatched to the hotel fire, Roy's holding the bullhorn in one hand to instruct everyone, and the HT in his other hand. After Johnny catches the baby, just before Truck 8 rolls in, when Roy says over the HT, "All right, set up the Truck...," he moves his hand with the HT away from his face and directs Truck 8, yet his voice is still booming as if speaking into it.

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Drivers - S2-E13

Audio problem: When Roy and John are with the unconscious man during the fire at the Atlas Hotel, Chet and Marco bring the stokes and Chet tells them that the fire is getting worse, and when Roy responds, "If we move him now we're gonna lose him," we see that Roy continues talking as Chet listens to him, but we hear nothing.

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The Professor - S2-E15

Audio problem: At the site of the crashed plane, when the trapped pilot screams, "Help, I can't get out, the doors are jammed," his mouth movements do not sync with the words we hear. Then once he's out, it happens again when he says "I guess I'm a little shook."

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Syndrome - S2-E16

Audio problem: When Roy and Johnny are tending to the actor with possible MI, Brackett asks for an EKG strip, and after Johnny hooks the scope up to the Biophone, we hear him say, "Lead 2," but his mouth is closed and doesn't move.

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Audit - S2-E21

Audio problem: After Johnny successfully unlocks the car with the toddler inside, when he and Roy hold him the audio we hear is of the toddler crying, even though in some shots it's obvious that he's not really crying. Additionally, when the toddler was still locked in the car wrapped in a blanket, in the closeup his hair (actually a doll's hair) is much thicker and longer than it is when they get him out.

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Frequency - S3-E1

Audio problem: When Roy and Johnny are with Dixie in the ER, after all the bikers' violence, Squad 51 is dispatched to 'man possibly trapped' and when we hear Johnny respond, "Squad 51, affirmative," his mouth does not say the word "affirmative", he says something else.

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Zero - S3-E10

Audio problem: When Truck 85 raises the aerial ladder so Roy can get to the boy on the ledge, the aerial apparatus operator tells Roy, "DeSoto, up the ladder," and we hear Roy respond, "Okay, Cap." There are two problems here: first, Roy's mouth movements are not in sync with what we hear, and second, Roy is not responding to 85's captain, he's responding to the aerial apparatus operator. The captain is standing on the ground behind Truck 85.

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Body Language - S3-E12

Audio problem: After John starts telling Roy about how he and Barbara went to a movie, when Squad 51 is dispatched to 'man unconscious at Observation Park', we see a closeup of Roy in the squad as he puts the gearshift into drive, and then we hear the audio of the ignition being turned on.

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Understanding - S3-E13

Audio problem: After Johnny gets out of the elevator, Johnny sees a crowd around the treatment room, so Roy tells him that they're interviewing the bank guard who was shot, and when we hear Roy ask, "How'd you make out with the girl from orthopedics," his mouth is saying something different.

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Inferno - S3-E21

Audio problem: In the courtroom, after Roy and John defib the patient who was in full arrest, when John's on the Biophone with Rampart, he says, "We've countershocked 400 watt seconds," but as he continues to say, "Scope now shows...," John's mouth is not in sync with those words.

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Inferno - S3-E21

Audio problem: When Station 51 is dispatched to the brushfire, we hear Roy tell Johnny, "Holly Hills, isn't that where all the expensive homes are," but we see that Roy's mouth is saying something entirely different.

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Nagging Suspicion - S4-E4

Audio problem: After the sniper throws down the rifle, we see Captain Stanley start talking to Chet and Marco, though at first we don't hear anything, we then hear, "Put on your air masks, " but that is not Captain Stanley's voice we hear. Oddly enough, to me it sounds like John's voice. Have a listen.

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Nagging Suspicion - S4-E4

Audio problem: When Roy and Johnny are with the sick dancer at the bar, Roy asks her if she's had anything to drink, and when we hear her say, "No, believe it or not, I don't drink at all, " her mouth says something else.

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Smoke Eater - S4-E16

Audio problem: While Roy and John are with the asthmatic boy, Roy's on the Biophone with Rampart, and we hear Early say, "Administer 0.3 milligrams epinephrin IM," but his mouth is not in sync with the last part, and it looks like he actually said,.". Epinephrin IV."

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It's How You Play the Game - S4-E19

Audio problem: At the scene of the vehicle accident, Johnny asks the driver, "Where does it hurt?" but when he continues to ask, "Right here?" we can see he's not actually moving his mouth, just before he's punched in the nose by the driver.

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Grateful - S5-E21

Audio problem: When Vince and Mike pull the tabletop out from under the car, while Roy is under there with Mrs. Merkle, we hear the audio of Roy loudly saying, "I'm telling you right now, we're gonna have to brace this thing well, this thing will...," but what's oddly funny is that the dialogue is dubbed right over Roy saying, "Wait, wait, let me check her over...," which is a neat trick that he can say both lines at the same time.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When Station 10 is dispatched to the factory fire, a few shots after the closeup of 105's door that reads "fire dept deluge", there's an overhead long shot of the men using the hoses against the fires in the doorways, and a cameraman wearing blue, holding a handheld camera, is visible sitting at the back of a squad.

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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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