Emergency!

Emergency! (1972)

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Other mistake: When John and Roy treat the 12 year old boy in anaphylactic shock, Early states, "Start IV D5W, 1 milligram epinephrin IV push," and John confirms the order. Then after giving Rampart a new set of vitals which are poor, Early orders, "Add 50 milligrams Benadryl IV push." But when John confirms that order he only says, "1 milligram epinephrine IV push," (which is the earlier order) and Early actually okays John's incorrect repeat of the order, even though John did not confirm the order of "50 milligrams Benadryl."

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Station 51 is on scene at the vehicle accident in the canyon, after Marco uses a crowbar to free the driver of the station wagon and he pulls the driver out, a crew member standing behind the FX 6-ft wind machine fan (to blow smoke) are visible in the background beside the other overturned car. As an aside, in the previous and following shots that crew member and wind machine fan are in the same spot where Chet and Johnny supposedly are.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Roy and Joanne are going to be on a TV quiz show. When the guys are eating soup and sandwiches, Captain Stanley asks Roy, "You nervous about being on the tube tonight?" However, Roy didn't do the quiz show that night, because later we see they're on their next shift, and Roy is getting into his uniform when Johnny says "Tonight's the big night," and Roy tells him that Dwyer will do the rest of his shift when he leaves early.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When the guys are at the scene of the vehicle accident, after Roy asks Captain Stanley and Captain of 69 to assist the man to the top of the hill, the reflection of the array lighting is visible on the side of Engine 51 as Mike works the engine's pump panel.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Other mistake: After Station 51 is dispatched to the 'vehicle accident with injuries', in the exterior shot as the squad and engine roll out, we can see the real Station 127's vehicle is still parked inside the apparatus bay, near the rear bay door.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to 'vehicle accident with injuries', Roy is in the locker room still getting into his uniform with his shirt untucked and belt undone when re runs into the apparatus bay, but in the next overhead shot Roy's uniform is on properly.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Chet and John are by the sink talking about Chet's appearance on the news, in the reflection we can see the three lockers behind Chet, and in the next shot the door of the fourth locker is wide open, blocking the third locker, and we can see that it's open because of the poster that's taped to the inside of the fourth locker's door.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Station 51 is dispatched to a vehicle accident in the canyon, en route there's a shot from the POV of the top of Engine 51, with the dome light in front of the camera, and the reflection of the covered camera, which is mounted on the engine's roof, is visible in the dome light's chrome surface.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Other mistake: When Squad 51 is dispatched to the liquor store shooting, en route they are almost hit by a driver who passed a stop sign at the intersection. This is the same footage from season 2, episode 13 "Drivers", when the squad is almost hit by a car while responding to a football injury.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: When Johnny and Roy are with the boy who is in anaphylactic shock from the bee sting, Johnny's watch reads 2:25, then 2:35, and then 2:25 again.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Visible crew/equipment: At the liquor store shooting site, when the second gurney is loaded into the ambulance, the outlines of the mic transmitter and wire are visible on the back, left side of Johnny's shirt.

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Communication Gaffe - S4-E5

Other mistake: At the scene of the vehicle accident, with a raging fire going on, the Chief communicates over the HT with Copter 10, and when Copter 10 arrives and makes the water drop, it is actually Copter 14 we see in all the shots.

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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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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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