Emergency! (1972–1979)
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"Family Ties" is an episode of Emergency! starring Robert Fuller, Julie London, and Bobby Troup. Roy is not looking forward to the annual visit from his mother-in-law. The paramedics assist two victims of an auto accident. Drs. Early and Brackett both argue about attending a convention... See full summary »

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... Dr. Kelly Brackett
... Dixie McCall, R.N.
... Dr. Joe Early
... Paramedic John Gage
... Paramedic Roy DeSoto
... Fireman Chet Kelly
Michael Norell ... Captain Hank Stanley
Marco Lopez ... Fireman Marco Lopez (as Marco López)
Mike Stoker ... Fireman Mike Stoker
Ron Pinkard ... Dr. Mike Morton
Howard Honig ... Arthur Basye
Susan Lawrence ... Susan Basye (as Susan Lawrence)
... Mark
Debi Storm ... Toni (as Debbie Storm)
Dirk Evans ... Truck Driver
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Roy is not looking forward to the annual visit from his mother-in-law. The paramedics assist two victims of an auto accident. Drs. Early and Brackett both argue about attending a convention in Acapulco; Dixie must encourage Dr. Brackett to go there with Dr. Early. An elderly man suffers stomach pains from drinking an elixir made from 50% alcohol, wants to get his pants back, but not until both Dixie and Dr. Early had told him to do exactly as Early said. A candy striper carelessly places a bottle of alcohol above a clock radio which spills out, and the ensuing fire sends the patient in the room into respiratory arrest. A boy's model rocket sparks a house fire. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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19 February 1977 (USA)  »

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The sit ups Roy was doing on the hard floor have been proven to be very damaging to the back and can lead to severe disc problems. This fact was unknown during the 1970's. Notice that Kevin Tighe walked funny for a few steps after doing the sit ups. He already caused some pain in his lower back. See more »

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STOKER SPEAKS!
23 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

This episode is ABSOLUTELY REMARKABLE because the actual L.A. Firefighter, Mike Stoker, (who is an Engineer, meaning he drives the pumper and operates the pump equipment once at the incident) SPEAKS! In almost EVERY episode, he's on camera, but has NO lines. This episode features him actually speaking with his own voice! Will wonders never cease!

There is much blah blah blah in this episode, but I don't want to give anything away.

I will say, sadly so, there is no hemp! Holy rolickers! L.A. Firefighters fighting a fire in a 3 story Amityville Horror house (rather than a 2 story like in the movie), never using any hemp? How is this possible?

Marco decides to make enchiladas. No, not racist...

Chet loses his badge...

Henry...well, he does his Henry thing.

A little dash of cold-warism...there is an appearance of an Estes Rocket, a Pershing Nuclear Short to Medium range missile model. Complete with launching pad and non-regulated engine! Chet get the worst of this!

All in all, a decent episode.


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