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Dr. Brackett becomes patient as Dr. Early is diagnosed with a heart condition and undergoes a bypass, after fixing Station 51's truck. Dixie becomes more concerned about Early's operation, ... See full summary »

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Dr. Brackett becomes patient as Dr. Early is diagnosed with a heart condition and undergoes a bypass, after fixing Station 51's truck. Dixie becomes more concerned about Early's operation, after Roy and John exchange words with her. A professional football player is hit hard by his son and suffers a broken ankle, much to his embarrassment. The firemen rescue a boy trapped in his homemade rocket, a woman whose toe is stuck in a bathtub faucet, and worker electrocuted when the basket he's working in slips onto live wires. Dr. Early's operation was a success, and the boys gave their colleague, a thermos of Roy's favorite, clam chowder soup. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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Dick Butkus, who played the former football player who had broken his ankle, is the first athletic star to appear on this program. Others have included Larry Csonka, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Mark Spitz. See more »

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When Roy is rescuing the woman who has her toe stuck in the bathtub faucet, a housefly can be seen briefly flying around. See more »

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Touching yet funny
1 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I knew something was going to happen to Dr. Joe Early when he offered to have a look at the rough-running engine of "the squad" before Roy and Johnny left for the firehouse. "You're points are probably stuck," he said after just hearing the engine run. Asking Johnny for a screwdriver, Joe had the squad running like new in 30 seconds. How can we repay you? Johnny and Roy ask. Joe says to invite him to dinner at firehouse next time Capt. Stanley makes clam chowder.

Next thing we know, Joe needs a bypass operation, which saddens Dixie, Kel, Johnny and Roy. The actors do yeoman's work in conveying their empathy with Joe. And Bobby Troup (as Joe) gets to do a little more acting than he usually does.

The funny part comes when Kel visits Joe just before his chest is shaved for surgery. Turns out Joe has chest hair like a shag carpet. I had to wonder if they put fake chest hair on Troup, or if they took one look at Troup's natural chest hair and knew it would make a good joke.

And, of course, after Joe's successful surgery, Roy and Johnny came a calling and delivered a Thermos full of Capt. Stanley's clam chowder.


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