Bobby Troup (Dr. Early) was an accomplished jazz singer and pianist. In this episode he is briefly shown playing the piano and improvises and sings a little tune directed at Dr. Brackett. This is the only time in the series that Bobby Troup's musical talents were put on display. Troup's real-life wife, Julie London, was also an accomplished jazz singer.
This was the only episode of the entire series in which Roy's wife Joanne appeared on camera.
Ron Pinkard, who appears at Dr. Tom Gray in the pilot episode, would star as Dr. Mike Morton for the remainder of the series.
Robert Fuller (Dr. Kelly Brackett) had been close friends with Julie London (Dixie McCall) and Bobby Troup (Dr. Joe Early), long before he co-starred in Emergency!
Dixie lives in Apartment # 16.
While Dr. Brackett is blowing to get the chorloform into the the horn to relax the baby rabbit, there are shots of the little boy pursing his lip and blowing and Joe Early doing the same thing.
Prior to Julie London's marriage to Bobby Troup, she was married from July, 1947 to November, 1953, to this show's creator, Jack Webb.
Although their relationship was platonic on the show, Julie London (Dixie McCall) and Bobby Troup (Dr. Joe Early) were married in real life. Their marriage lasted from December, 1959 until Troup's death in February, 1999.
Goof: Johnny finds Bonnie's chewed-up leash still tied to the leg of the rec room table, but she's nowhere to be found. When he hears Roy call him, he springs up from his squatting position and runs out of the rec room, but not before he steps in the bowl of milk that's on the floor for Bonnie.
Goof: When the dirt falls around Johnny and the boy in the hole, there is a close up and there seems to be two extra captains! As far as I could tell only Station 51 was called out. Also, when they are getting the kid out from under the house, they use the porta-power tool to lift the ledge. In the close ups you see it buckle (the ledge) then in the long shot immediately afterwards there's no damage whatsoever.
The guys are wearing their hats at roll call. The only other times I can recall this is when there is a visit from the Chief.
There are 60 trained paramedics for 7,500,000 people in LA County according to Roy. That comes to 1 paramedic to 125,000 people.
Goof Brackett says DW5 instead of D5W
Goof: On the Squad's last rescue of the episode, once again, no one acknowledges that the squad is on the way.
Goof: When the Squad rolls on it's second rescue, no acknowledgement is made that they are responding to the call.
Goof: On the electric shock victim, Roy starts CPR without checking for a pulse.
Coffee--Dixie offers Jay, the 16 year old's guardian a cup of coffee. She does this for lots of people who are at ER with loved ones.
Goof: Brackett tells them to "patch him in" in regards to the 16 year old, when they have time. He has just read the EKG strip they sent him. The boy is already patched in.
Johnny straddled the teenage boy when he defibbed him. It would never be done that way due to danger of making contact with the body during the shock.
They also failed to get authorization to defib from Rampart prior to doing so.
Goof: The cop breaks the door window so they can get into the house (the pregnant woman on the floor), but when they show them from the inside entering the house, there's no glass on the floor.
Johnny says this is his first time to work a brush fire.
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70s, not for the faint of heart, hospital backdrop, high stake situations, for the nostalgic