Other mistake: When Johnny and Roy get back to the station, Chet tells Johnny that Paula's going to come by around 12:30 PM, then when the dispatcher sends Squad 51 on the 'woman down' run he says "Time out 12:22." When the guys get back to the station again, Paula tells Johnny that she arrived around noon and that Engine 51 left on a run shortly after.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: At the start, when Station 51 is dispatched to the fire and explosion, in the overhead wide shot we see Gage getting into the squad on the passenger side, but in the closeup Gage is in the driver's seat, and when they arrive at the scene it's DeSoto who's driving.Super Grover
Other mistake: When the little boy is stuck in the storm drain with the rushing water from the broken hydrant, Johnny climbs into the manhole and is submerged up to his shoulders in water while dealing with the boy, but when they lift the boy out and lay him on the grass, Johnny is quite dry except for some wet patches on his shirt.Super Grover
Other mistake: When dispatch drops tones for the fire at Graymar Plaza, we see Engine 8 rolling out of the apparatus bay and heading down the street, but the problem here is that this footage of Engine 8 is from season 5, episode "Equipment", when Johnny was at Station 8 doing overtime, and we can actually see Johnny sitting there on Engine 8 as it rolls by.Super Grover
Other mistake: The dispatcher gives the address of "woman trapped on a wire" as "Commercial Studios,1122 Dellini Plaza", and as Engine 51 drives past the front gates, the large sign reads "World Pictures Corp." Additionally, the address of World Pictures Corp is 1731 Carlson, when we see the same footage of Engine 51 driving past the sign in episode "The Exam" in season 6.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When the TV catches fire in the kitchen, Captain Stanley unplugs it, and when it cuts to Roy running into the kitchen with the fire extinguisher, he passes Marco, who just ran into the apparatus bay. All of this while we hear Cap's voice telling Marco, who already ran out, to get the asbestos blanket. Then, in the next shot, Marco is still standing behind Captain Stanley in the kitchen.Super Grover
Other mistake: When Roy and Johnny rescue the deputy from the wrecked chopper that sank in the water, they emerge from the water soaked from head to toe, but when they are pulled to the top of the cliff, Johnny and Roy are both completely dry except for a few small wet patches on their shirts.Super Grover
Other mistake: Before the car goes over the cliff, Dixie says that the woman has a fractured radius and ulna (forearm), and then at the hospital when Dr. Brackett talks to Dixie he says the same thing, but when Dr. Early walks into Brackett's office, he says "The woman with the busted fibula (lower leg), she's coming out of shock now."Super Grover
Other mistake: Twice during this episode, when they're dispatched to a "woman trapped on a wire" and also to the "train fire", we see Engine 51 heading out with two firemen standing at the back of the engine, and they are Johnny and Roy. This footage is actually from the episode "The Old Engine" in season 3, when they got the new Ward La France engine for Station 51, and since Roy and Johnny were waiting for the previous shift to return with the squad, Captain Stanley told them to jump on the back and go with them on their first run with the new engine.Super Grover
Other mistake: When Johnny, Roy, and the cardiac patient are stuck in the stalled elevator with smoke in the shaft, Captain Stanley notifies dispatch that he wants a full first-alarm assignment, and we then see Engine 8 pulling out of their bay and heading to their run. The problem here is that this shot of Engine 8 is from the episode "Equipment" in season 5, when Johnny was doing overtime with Station 8, and we can actually see Johnny sitting on Engine 8 as it drives by.Super Grover
Other mistake: At the fire in the freight yard, Captain Stanley asks the dispatcher to respond a second-alarm assignment, and then we see Engine 8 pulling out of their apparatus bay and driving down the street. The problem is that this particular shot of Engine 8 is from season 5, episode "Equipment", when Johnny was doing some overtime at Station 8, and we can actually see Johnny sitting on Engine 8.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: When Johnny starts chasing Harriet down the street, in Johnny's closeup when he passes the white house (right after the yellow house), there is a light colored wagon-style car parked in the driveway, but in shots from other angles there is a green 2-door parked in that driveway.Super Grover
Continuity mistake: After Boot shows up for the first time at Station 51, when Chet scares him away, there is a turnout coat and helmet hanging on the hook near the radio receiver base station, but when the dispatcher transmits the tones, the turnout coat and helmet have vanished as Chet turns away.Super Grover
Other mistake: When Roy and Johnny are waiting in the staff lounge for Dr. Morton, Johnny opens the newspaper's sport's section and sees Brice's picture. In the page's close-up, two paragraphs in two unrelated articles are the same, and they also have nothing to do with the title of the articles. The first paragraph begins, "Thus at this conference all our governments..." and the second begins, "Of no less importance was the common recognition..."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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