Emergency!

The Hard Hours

Season 3, Ep 19, Aired 2/2/74
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  • Episode Description
  • Dr. Early is diagnosed with a heart condition and undergoes a bypass. A pro football player is embarrassed to admit that his son tackled him too hard. The firemen rescue a boy trapped in his homemade rocket, a woman with her toe stuck in a bathtub faucet, and an electrocution victim.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Dick Butkus

    Dave, 'The Animal'

  • Randolph Mantooth

    Firefighter John Gage

  • Nick Nolte

    Fred

  • Kevin Tighe

    Firefighter Roy DeSoto

  • Robert Fuller

    Kelly Brackett, M.D., F.A.C.S.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Joe Early has to undergo bypass surgery. His friends have to wait for the outcome.

    By rondasexton, Apr 12, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Trivia (3)

    • Eric Shea appears in this episode as the rocket-building kid, Clyde, but he was mistakenly listed in the credits at the end of the previous episode, "How Green Was My Thumb"

    • Johnny mentions to Dr. Early that they almost didn't make it to Rampart due to the fact the squad's engine was running rough. Joe listens to the engine and says it sounds like the points are closed. Since the squad is a 1972 model at the oldest, it couldn't have points since Chrysler Corporation did away with them after 1971, and went to electronic pointless ignition in 1972.

    • In the last scene, Dr. Early has a copy of the New Yorker magazine below his right elbow on the tray table. That particular issue was published on June 19th, 1971, almost three years before this episode aired. The cover, a man and a woman playing doubles tennis, was drawn by Charles Saxon.

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