Emergency! (1972–1979)
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Always losing the game of cards, while creating his own card game, John is stuck doing the dishes at Station 51. Off-duty, Dr. Brackett spends some time at Dixie's to unwind. Roy talks down... See full summary »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Dr. Kelly Brackett
Julie London ... Dixie McCall, R.N.
Bobby Troup ... Dr. Joe Early
Randolph Mantooth ... Paramedic John Gage
Kevin Tighe ... Paramedic Roy DeSoto
Lou Krugman Lou Krugman ... Dave Morgan
Coleen Gray ... Mrs. Thompson
Marian Collier ... Mother
Mitch Carter ... Straley
Buddy Foster ... Frankie Pierce
Sonja Dunson Sonja Dunson ... Fran
Ron Pinkard Ron Pinkard ... Dr. Mike Morton
Susan Madigan Susan Madigan ... Donna Melvin
Dick Hammer Dick Hammer ... Captain Hammer
Tim Donnelly ... Fireman Chet Kelly


Always losing the game of cards, while creating his own card game, John is stuck doing the dishes at Station 51. Off-duty, Dr. Brackett spends some time at Dixie's to unwind. Roy talks down a boy in a plane after the pilot (his father) has a heart attack. The paramedics respond to an attempted suicide, an overturned truck and a teenage overdose victim. Drs. Brackett, Early and Morton takes care of a husband who's suffering from a severe hemorrhage. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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Release Date:

26 February 1972 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The trailer section of the overturned gasoline tanker is the same one used in the 1971 film Duel (1971), but with a different paint scheme. See more »


Airspeed is measured in knots not mph. See more »


[first lines]
Captain Hammer: First bell. Freeze!
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A mixed bag episode
19 June 2013 | by slackersmomSee all my reviews

This isn't a typical "feel-good" episode. It starts out well enough, with Roy taking the lead and acting every bit the senior partner in the paramedic team as he (improbably) talks down a boy to land his father's airplane after the father is incapacitated. Not very realistic, perhaps, but entertaining just the same.

At the hospital, Brackett has his hands full with this patient (the boy's father suffered a heart attack), and with other patients as well, including a miserable guy who tried three ways to commit suicide, and a truck driver with a mysterious condition. There seems to be a moral to this episode: guessing vs. thorough testing. Anyway, it's not really a happy ending at the hospital, and, as Dr. Brackett experiences first- hand, it's not fair and it really stinks. (We do see Brackett stopping by Dixie's apartment when she's off duty, in her robe, no less. No word on when he left. *wink* )

My question, though, is... what's up with Johnny and the nurse? He says hi to a pretty young woman but she snubs him. Telling Roy that he took the girl out the previous week, John says, "we had a good time," to which Roy responds "Is that your opinion or hers?" We see the girl again, and again she ignores Johnny, so we're just left to wonder--what the heck happened on their date?

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