Emergency!: Season 1, Episode 0

Emergency! (15 Jan. 1972)

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The new LACFD paramedics struggle to prove themselves to a doubtful Dr. Brackett as a pending state bill authorizing their field duties comes to a vote.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
State Assemblyman Michael Wolski
Woman In Trouble
Lew Brown ...
Man with Ulcer
Art Balinger ...
Battalion Chief Conrad
Wilma Jacobs, R.N.
Herb Vigran ...
Committee Chairman
Ron Pinkard ...
Tom Gray, M.D.


After Roy DeSoto encouraged Johnny Gage to join the paramedic program, their first mission was to face their staunchest opponent, Chief of Emergency Services, Dr. Kelly Brackett, to support paramedic legislation that means getting help to where it is needed most. While running two separate calls with Gage and DeSoto, their mentor and friend, Head Nurse Dixie McCall, is injured and knocked unconscious. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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15 January 1972 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Universal Studios renumbered their fire station to 51 in honor of the show. See more »


When Dr. Brackett looks at the letter inviting him to Sacramento, the hospital's address is "Carson City, California". Carson is in Los Angeles County, California; Carson City is the capital of Nevada. See more »


[Brackett is addressing a legislative committee to promote support of the bill to allow paramedics to operate]
Dr. Kelly Brackett M.D.: Gentleman, you are all in danger. If an earthquake or a bomb should hit this room right now, I might be the only doctor available to all of you. Oh sure, independently owned ambulances with attendants would be here in a few minutes, and rescue units from the fire department. But all they could do is carry you off to where another doctor is waiting. I wonder if you could all last that ...
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Emergency--now this was "Must See TV"
22 June 2005 | by (San Diego, California, United States) – See all my reviews

I remember that a few years ago, NBC used "Must see TV" as their network slogan. They should have used it back in 1972. I was about 14 when the show hit the air and I don't think I missed more than a couple of episodes during its network run. Much like Adam 12, the show concentrated on the day to day activities of its main characters, in this case 2 LA county Paramedics, and the hospital staff that helped them save the lives of people in trouble. Just like Adam 12, there was humorous interplay between the younger team member, Johnny Gage (Randolph Mantooth) and the older, senior member Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe).

It was particularly funny to see the ever on the make Gage trying his moves on nurses. In a way, he was the forerunner of Frank "Ponch" Poncherello in his constant attempts on charming single females.

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