Emergency!
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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After Johnny learns of his last rescue's death, when he enters the hallway the treatment room beside the nurses' station is treatment 4, but when Brackett and Early pass the nurses' station to go save a rabbit from a sousaphone, it's treatment 2 that's beside the nurses' station. Then, as soon as Brackett and Early enter their door, in the next shot as Dix speaks to the officer, it's treatment 5 beside the nurses' station.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Dixie and Johnny reach the overturned car at the cliff, the bumper on the car goes from shiny to mud encrusted, and the amount of branches, etc that covered the car decreases significantly, by the time the car falls over the cliff.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: While Roy and John are at the boatyard searching for the girl's severed hand, when they walk into the mess of lumber neither of them can be seen in the other one's closeup, even though they both start looking around in the same spot, at precisely the same time.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: The morning after the cave-in rescue, when Roy shows Johnny the newspaper article while Dixie and Brackett arrive at the scene, the second button on Johnny's shirt keeps unbuttoning and buttoning itself up.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: After the car falls over the cliff, Roy and Johnny notice Dixie lying on the ground and in her closeup her sweater sleeve is rolled up above her elbow, but in the following shots that sleeve is rolled down properly until Roy pulls it up to take her BP.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Brackett and Early walk into the treatment room with the boy whose rabbit is stuck inside a sousaphone, they head into the treatment room opposite the receiving entrance, on the same side as the nurses' station. However, after the rabbit's rescued, when Dixie opens the door so the boy can leave the room we can see it faces the wall and treatment room beside the nurses' station. I would provide treatment room numbers, but the room numbers keep changing in this episode.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: At the very start, as the camera moves through Station 10, the Battalion Chief's vehicle is parked beside the fire pole, but when the tones drop and everyone rushes to the rigs, the Chief's car is now parked much further up, closer to the apparatus bay door.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the Battalion Chief's car arrives on scene at the factory fire, he and the driver get out of the car, then it cuts to shots as they both stand beside the wall while the Chief talks to dispatch over the HT, but a few shots later we see the driver just getting out of the car as Engine 36 passes.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When the man who was electrocuted is loaded onto 127's snorkel, we can see that he's wearing a white crew-neck undershirt under the denim shirt, but at the ER when his denim shirt is open there's nothing underneath.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: While Roy shows John the squad's right, front compartment, in the closeup of the Datascope a clipboard/notebook with a stack of papers suddenly appears atop the OB kit, which vanishes again in the OB kit's closeup.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Johnny are with the tunnel worker who's in V-tach, the lights go out in the tunnel and Roy places one of the lanterns on the Biophone, but in closeups of the Biophone the lantern has vanished, then the lantern is back again once they've defibbed successfully.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Roy's on the Biophone with Brackett, after telling him that Dix is one of the victims, Johnny reaches out and takes the receiver from Roy with his left hand, but in the next shot he's taken the receiver with his right hand.

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The Wedsworth-Townsend Act - S1-E1

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Early hands the sousaphone with the bunny to Dr. Brackett, the instrument's mouthpiece faces Dr. Early, but in the next shot the instrument has flipped and the mouthpiece now faces Dr. Brackett. (00:50:50)

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[Henry, the dog who is never ever off the couch, whimpers.]
Johnny: [Talking to Henry, while typing on the typewriter.] Sorry. Didn't mean to disturb you. Acting kinda uppity aren't you? I may put you in the script. Yeah. A dog that does nothing. [Henry whimpers.] Just sits there. People like that, y'know. A schleppy dog. You'll schlep out on stage and schleep on the couch. Dumb dog! [Henry whimpers.] Making me feel guilty. Why don't you howl or something?

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Mistakes

When Roy is electrocuted and falls from the roof, after Karen uses the defibrillator paddles on Roy, she lifts both paddles, looks at the EKG monitor and says "He's converted." How exactly could Karen have known that he's converted? It's impossible for the EKG monitor to show anything at all. Either the defib paddles have be in contact with Roy's body for the “quick-look” to get a reading, which they weren't, or the ECG electrode discs have to be on Roy's chest connecting him to the EKG monitor, and they weren't. As an aside, just watching Marco having problems attaching the air mask, and quickly glancing up towards the camera frustrated, then giving up is priceless.

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Trivia

In addition to Randolph Mantooth's brother Donald appearing in this episode, while Roy and John are in Mrs. Johnson's apartment, when Roy's telling John some of the plants' names, John picks up a plant from the table and asks Roy what its name is. And when Roy answers, "Sadie", John smiles at the plant and says, "Hey, Sadie, how you doing?" Sadie is Mantooth's mother's name.

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