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The Promise - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Johnny's on the ledge with Richard, just as Richard awakens he knocks the penlight out of John's pocket, but when Roy joins them on the ledge the penlight is back in Johnny's pocket, beside the green pen.

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The Promise - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Bo goes to Richard's room for the first time, in the view from inside the patient's room, as Bo pushes open the door we can see the hallway behind him, and there's a perpendicular wall beside the door. This wall does not exist when he visits Richard the second time, because there's a hallway leading to the elevator outside of Richard's door.

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The Promise - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Bo Jensen goes to Richard's room for the second time, as he pushes open the door we can see there's a wall perpendicular to the door, but when Bo is in the room there's a wide widow covered with curtains where that wall was. The window with curtains can also be seen in the exterior shots, when Richard jumps out the hallway window.

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The Promise - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: After Johnny finds the missing mechanic, when he turns him over from his stomach to his back, Johnny's wearing a watch on his left wrist, but in the closeup showing Johnny's arms turning the catatonic mechanic over, Johnny's watch has vanished.

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Zero - S3-E10

Visible crew/equipment: After Mrs. Mannering walks over to Dixie and asks about her son, when she and Dixie head to Brackett's office, the outline of the lav mic transmitter is visible on the back of Dixie's uniform, and a bulge is also noticeable on the back of Mrs. Mannering's sweater.

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Zero - S3-E10

Continuity mistake: When Tommy's in the treatment room, drinking chocolate milk and playing with the Lincoln Logs, the building he's putting together changes significantly between the two side shots and the shot facing him.

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Inheritance Tax - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: When Dixie opens the door to Brackett's office, there's a pile of white papers on the desk in front of Brackett, but when he walks out of the office, in the view from the hallway, the desk lamp has moved and there are no papers where there were in the previous shot.

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Promotion - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: After Roy breaks the window with the chair, the guys place the ladder against the window and Marco starts to climb up. In the next interior shot, just as Roy and Johnny lift the security guard, right outside the window we can see the corner of something else (platform-like), besides the top of the ladder.

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Promotion - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Squad 51 arrives at the second location, 1511 East Hill, trying to find the correct address for the attempted suicide, the outline of Johnny's lav mic transmitter is visible at the back of his shirt.

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Promotion - S3-E7

Visible crew/equipment: While Early is listening to the heartbeat of the boy with a heart problem, Dixie is standing beside him, and on the glass case behind them we can see movement in the reflection, even though it's only the three of them in that treatment room.

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Snakebite - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: When Station 51 is dispatched to the car over the cliff at Bear Mountain, the timeout is 08:12, then when Roy contacts Rampart his watch reads 6:55. When Johnny checks the girl who can't see, his watch reads 12:45, but when Johnny contacts Rampart his watch reads 6:05. Then after the snakebite, when the guys carry Johnny to the back of Engine 51, Johnny's watch reads 10:35.

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Snakebite - S3-E6

Revealing mistake: After the snakebite, when the guys carry Johnny and place him at the back of Engine 51, the chrome spotlights are shiny and reflective, but in the closeups the spotlight near Marco has been partially sprayed with a dulling spray, to prevent the camera's reflection.

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Snakebite - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: At the scene of the traffic accident, when Johnny tries to calm the woman who cries that she's afraid, it cuts to a shot of Chet as the camera pans to the left, and we see the position of the pickup truck on the road. When they hear the siren of help coming, Chet stands in the road directing the vehicle, and the pickup is not where it was in that earlier shot, it's now much farther down the road.

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Snakebite - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: At the start, there's a closeup of Roy, Johnny, and Chet, and it cuts to a long shot of the landscape around them while they're driving, then it cuts back to the closeup. The landscape the Land Rover passed in the long shot is entirely different than in the previous and following closeups.

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Alley Cat - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Station 51 is at the scene of the plane crash, in the long shot Roy climbs down to the wrecked plane and tosses his helmet, but wears his gloves when he starts looking for survivors, then in the next closeup his gloves have vanished.

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The Old Engine - S3-E2

Visible crew/equipment: At the structure fire, when Squad 51 stops at the hydrant to lay the dual lines, as Engine 51 drives past the squad, the reflections of array lighting and the reflector screen are briefly visible. Then when Engine 51 rolls up to the fire, as Captain Stanley tells dispatch to send a second alarm and approach from the west, we can see the reflection of a crew member wearing a long sleeved white shirt and dark slacks, in the window behind Captain Stanley. He's still visible when Squad 51 pulls up alongside Engine 51, and also when Cap tells Engine 9 to lay duals.

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Trainee - S2-E8

Roy: I think you're on some sort of an ego trip, Ed. And in my book that makes you a very dangerous character.
Ed: [Laughs.] Ego trip, huh? Well, I didn't realize that psychiatry was part of the paramedic's training.
Roy: Oh that's good, Ed, you be funny. But that isn't gonna change anything. You wanna know what I figure? Well, I figure when you were working in Vietnam, it was rough. So rough you started playing over your head. And you were making it, you were doing real good. Considering it was a combat situation. And pretty soon you started getting all blown up about how Ed Marlowe is just as good as the real doctors. And you've been living on that ever since. And the trouble is, Ed, you are good. Except for two little problems. You can't quit competing with real doctors. And you can't face being wrong. You see, those people we treat out there, I mean the people we work for, the people who pay for this whole operation, they're real people, Ed, with real problems. And they have a right to expect more than just being used by you for some sort of trip. [Completely exasperated.] I guess what I'm trying to say to you, Ed, is that in my book you're just plain unprofessional.
[Ed walks out.]
John: Do you think it did any good?
Roy: Do you?

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Trivia: On May 16, 2000, 28 years after the debut of "Emergency!" on television, due to the profound impact "Emergency!" had on the American EMS system, key props and memorabilia from the show were inducted into the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History, Division of Cultural History - the Public Service sector, located in Washington, D.C. Some of the items included: Original scripts, Biophone, trauma boxes, defibrillators, monitor, radios, turnout gear, helmets, and Roy's and Johnny's uniforms.

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Show generally

Question: Why is the driveway in front of the station always wet? Day or night, whenever they pull in or out it looks like it was just hosed down.

Answer: It is standard practice to wet down driveways so that they stand out in a long shot.

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