Emergency!

Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: After leaving the football player who kicked in his TV screen, as Roy and John put the gear back in the squad, we see the old blue set of the Datascope 850 monitor and defibrillator, and not their current Datascope M/D2 white case. The last time the blue two-piece unit is even seen in the squad is in 4x13, "Parade", and the first time the white unit is used is in 4x15, "Transition", and it's then used in all following episodes. This scene was a prior taping, that was inserted into this end of the season episode.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Brackett tells Dixie about the visiting administrators she's holding a clipboard, but when she's stopped by the man whose son has an arm injury, Dixie's now holding a brown folder.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When the cardiac patient is finally brought to the ER, and goes into full arrest number four, he's wheeled into treatment 1 which does not have a window on its door, but in the next shot from inside the room the door has a window, and when they're defibbing him, we can see the nurses' station outside the door, which means he's now in treatment 3, not 1.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Mrs. Evans complains to Dixie that she's been waiting two hours to have her cigarette burn taken care of, in her closeups her handbag strap is over her shoulder, but in wide shots her handbag is hanging from her arm.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: Roy and Johnny are at the nurses' station discussing the problem of non-emergency calls for paramedics, then it cuts to Dixie in the waiting room, when a nurse asks Dixie if the ER can take a pediatric patient who needs treatment immediately, and Dixie tells her to go to Morton in treatment 3. Then when Dixie speaks to Mrs. Evans we see that young girl being brought to treatment 3. During the next two minutes while Dix walks up the hallway, she quickly speaks to Brackett, then to an impatient parent, then to that nurse again, then Brackett again, and finally to Roy. When Roy asks Dixie where Johnny is, Dixie tells him in treatment 3 (dubious how she would even know that fact), and when Roy walks in to get Johnny that pediatric patient who was just brought to treatment 3 is not in there, instead Morton is examining Wild Bill.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: After Johnny and Roy get back to the station and find Bill, who's filling in for Chet, in the kitchen cooking Chet's awful stew recipe, the tones drop and Squad 51 is dispatched to "man unconscious." Just as the bay door opens we can see Engine 51 parked in the bay, but when the squad heads down the driveway the engine's now gone. This presents another problem, because if the footage shows the engine gone, then why is Bill still at the station cooking stew instead of being with the rest of the engine company?

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: While Johnny and Roy are driving in the squad, they're dispatched to an 'unknown type rescue', and when they arrive at the incident which is a football player who kicked in his TV screen, Roy's hair is much shorter - note the front and sideburns. Then back in the squad it's the same length as earlier.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When Roy and Johnny are leaving the home of the football player who kicked in his TV screen, in the interior shot as they're walking out, Roy has a stethoscope around his neck and is holding the Biophone with his right hand and drug box with his left. In the next exterior shot, the stethoscope is gone and the drug box and Biophone have switched hands.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: At the start of shift, after Captain Stanley gives the guys assignments, when the last shift rolls up in the squad, in the closeups Roy is suddenly holding his helmet while he and Johnny are talking to Dwyer, but it's gone again in the wide shot. When the squad is dispatched, Roy grabs his helmet which had been lying on the engine's running board in all the wide shots.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: After the OD is dropped off and left at the ER, during her examination Brackett finds the marks on her foot, and in the closeup the marks have moved and are more pronounced than in the wide shots.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: After the ambulance is involved in a traffic accident, when Marco shows up in Squad 51, he parks it parallel to a blue pickup truck and gets out of the squad, but in the next shot that pickup has suddenly vanished and the squad is now parked beside the sidewalk.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: In the waiting room, after Mrs. Evans complains that she's been waiting in the ER for two hours, Dixie walks up the hallway to Brackett, who's beside treatment 1, but after Brackett tells her about the visiting administrators, Dixie walks away headed toward the nurses' station. Yet in the next shot, Dixie is back at the opposite end of the hallway, by the waiting room, as she heads up the hallway before the man walks in with his injured son.

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Back-Up - S4-E21

Continuity mistake: When the dispatcher sends Squad 51 on an 'unknown type rescue', the address is given as 2608, but when they're at the house the address is 4654.

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Quotes

[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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