Revealing mistake: In many of Dixie's close-ups the use of the soft focus lens is rather apparent. This could be an acceptable directorial decision, were it not for the fact that in some shots where there's movement (of a hand, for example) that passes through the corners of the shot, the thick 'hazy cloud' is blatantly visible and quite distracting.Super Grover
Revealing mistake: After Gage gets bitten by the rattler, when the driver of Tractor 2 begins ascending the cliff, there is a nice close-up as he passes and this young stuntie is most certainly not the older driver seen in this scene. Not to mention the watchless driver suddenly acquires a black watch and a plastic face shield attached to the helmet.Super Grover
Other mistake: During the rescue at the studio, when Roy tells Marco and Chet that they need to latch up the wagon before it pulls the stuntman over the falls, we hear the dispatcher say, "Copter 10, respond with Engine 69," but the subtitles read, "Trucker 10, respond..." There is no such thing as Trucker 10.Super Grover
Other mistake: While 51's guys are at the accident scene by the freeway on-ramp, when Roy's standing on the ladder and says the car door's jammed, Captain Stanley tells Chet and Marco to get the Porta Power, but subtitles read "Jack, Marco, we need the Porta Power," even though there's no character named Jack.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: When the dispatcher drops tones for the 'possible heart attack', just as we hear Captain Stanley respond, "KMG365," we can see movement between Engine 51's front driver and passenger seats, where the camera is located. Captain Stanley is still at the radio base station and Mike hasn't opened the door yet.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: Right after rescuing the two injured climbers, when John and Roy are in the back of the pickup truck with them, just as the pickup drives off to follow Sheriff Bittner's squad car, we can see the reflection of crew and the camera rig on the Land Rover's windows.Super Grover
Other mistake: After Dixie gets the call from the dental clinic about the possible MI, she and Brackett take the elevator located at the nurses' station and head up to the dental clinic on the third floor. Problem is that the ER is only a 2-storey building, so that is quite impossible.Super Grover
Other mistake: When the woman from the salon is brought into the treatment room she's unconscious, but as they transfer her from the ambulance stretcher to the hospital gurney, she lifts her left arm from under the stretcher bar and then also positions it on the gurney.Super Grover
Other mistake: While Johnny and Roy are with the possible heart attack, they've patched her in for the EKG, and in the base station room Brackett looks at the EKG strip and the unit's monitor, then it cuts to a closeup of the Datascope monitor, even though the Datascope is not actually in the ER's base station room.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: When Squad 51 is dispatched to the baby with difficulty breathing, in the wide shot when the squad pulls into the driveway and heads to the front of the house, the cameraman steps out of the shadows on the right side of screen and walks toward the squad (then it cuts to the footage he was shooting), and in the next shot as the moving camera closes in on the squad in front of it, the cameraman's shadow becomes visible on the tree and house.Super Grover
Visible crew/equipment: After Roy and John pull up to the house with the woman in labor, when the deputy pulls up behind Squad 51, the reflection of production equipment alongside the lamppost is visible on the car's surface. In the previous long shot of the house, we see there is only a large area of grass in front of the house.Super Grover
Other mistake: When the dispatcher drops tones for the structure fire, he calls on Station 51, Engine 27, Engine 32, and Truck 105. Once there, Captain Stanley tells the dispatcher to send a second alarm, then hear him call on Station 19, Truck 98, Truck 34, and Battalion 43. However, the only ones at the fire with 51 are Engine 9, Engine 17, Truck 17, and two men with helmets from 20, even though dispatch did not call on any of them, and of all the companies that were called to the fire, none were there, except for 51.Super Grover
Captain Stanley: How are you and Brice getting along?
Roy: Fine. Fine. We're getting along just fine.
Captain Stanley: Thought for a while there might be a little personality problem.
Roy: No, I can work with just about anybody. I can get along with just about anybody.
Captain Stanley: Glad to hear that.
Roy: Just might have to bust him in the mouth to do it.
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."Super Grover
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