Season 7 Episode 4

Greatest Rescues of Emergency!

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Dec 31, 1978 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Continuity Error: The second person to receive his captain's badge at the beginning of the movie is named Craig Brice, which was the name of the paramedic portrayed by actor James G. Richardson who got on Roy and Johnny's nerves in three separate episodes during the final season of the series.  However, the Craig Brice who appears only briefly to accept the badge is African-American.

    • There are only three people with original speaking lines the entire movie: Kevin Tighe, Randolph Mantooth, and Fire Chief Richard Houts.

    • Goof: While introducing the clip from Season 2 where Johnny passes out attempting to rescue a man from scaffolding, Roy says Johnny "had the flu and didn't even know it." The actual story line from that episode involved a rare virus contracted from a pet monkey, which killed another firefighter and nearly killed Johnny as well as Dr. Brackett and the money's owner.


    • Following the ceremony in which Chief Richard Houts awards Roy and Johnny (among others) their badges, the rest of the movie takes place on the patio outside of headquarters, where Roy and Johnny reminisce, introducing clips from the series.

    • Clips shown, in order of appearance:

      The Wadsworth-Townsend Act (Pilot) – Johnny applies for the paramedic program;  Two passengers and Dixie are trapped under a burning overturned car

      The Séance (S2E18) – Man trapped in his car under water

      Simple Adjustment(S5E10) – Man trapped on a burning boat

      Peace Pipe (S2E05) – Woman trapped in her girdle

      Women (S2E09) – Man trapped in a sofabed

      The Hard Hours (S3E19) – Young woman's toe trapped in bathtub faucet

      Cook's Tour (S1E03) – Man trapped on tower crane

      Virus (S2E04) – Johnny passes out while rescuing man trapped on scaffolding

      The Promise (S3E11) – Johnny receives a pet dog from a woman he rescued in a previous episode

      Computer Terror (S6E09) – A pet dog harasses Roy and Johnny while they treat a man with back problems

      Insanity epidemic (S6E14) – Chet tries to get Henry to sleep in a doghouse instead of the couch

      Floor Brigade (S3E19) – Three-Alarm response at paint warehouse fire

      Kidding (S4E17) – Plane crashes into school bus

      The Mouse (S4E20) – Jet fighter crashes into apartment building

      Show Biz (S2E03) – Johnny is chosen to participate in a photo shoot

      Messin' Around (S3E16) – Chet "The Phantom" Kelly plays practical jokes on Johnny

      Snake Bite (S3E06) – Johnny is bitten by a rattlesnake

      The Indirect Method (S5E06) – Roy and Johnny are assigned a hard-nosed female trainee

      The Nuisance (S5E22) – Roy, Johnny, and Marco end up in the hospital together

      The Promotion (S3E07) – Roy saves Johnny's life during a structure fire


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