Emergency! (1972–1979)
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Johnny makes his best effort to find out the end of an Adam-12 episode, he missed while responding to a man trapped in an air-conditioning duct. Dixie also listens in on Johnny's situation,... See full summary »


Lawrence Dobkin


Harold Jack Bloom (created by), Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader) | 1 more credit »




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
Mort Sahl ... Burglar
John Smith ... Capt. Hammer
Shelly Novack ... Vern Hammond (as Shelly Novak)
Marco Lopez Marco Lopez ... Fireman Marco Lopez
Mike Stoker Mike Stoker ... Fireman Mike Stoker
Tim Donnelly ... Fireman Chet Kelly
Chris Forbes ... Ellen
Art Balinger ... Chief Conrad, Battalion 14
Savannah Bentley Savannah Bentley ... Karen Wilson
Vince Howard ... 1st Deputy


Johnny makes his best effort to find out the end of an Adam-12 episode, he missed while responding to a man trapped in an air-conditioning duct. Dixie also listens in on Johnny's situation, about his favorite television show, prior to taking that call with Roy. Two assaulted men continue their fight at Rampart. A man damages his cast by surfing. Dr. Brackett treats a woman with a neurological disorder. Dixie's tired of all the nonsense happening in the hospital or taking anybody's emergencies, someplace else. Radioactivity impedes the rescue of a lab worker. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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Its interesting how lives have changed since these episodes were made and yet how much they're the same. Johnny and Roy being called out on a run and missing the ending of Adam 12 wouldn't happen today with on-line programming and recorders. In fact, this was no longer a problem after1975 when VCRs were available at an affordable price. Another interesting change is the use of gloves today. It was the emergence of AIDS in the early 1980's that resulted in a change of protocol to include the use of gloves whenever human to human contact was to be made. See more »


During the radiation emergency while switching crews, the captain says " OK, take off you two. " but only one fireman walks away. See more »


[first lines]
Dispatcher: [On intercom] Station 51. Sheriff reports man caught in an air conditioning duct. 2913 North Balwin. 2913 North Baldwin. Cross street Gale. Time out 20:17.
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Features Adam-12: Ambush (1971) See more »

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Weird Adam 12 Crossover
9 May 2018 | by sd72667See all my reviews

In the pilot episode, Malloy & Reed from Adam-12 make an appearance. Then in the 11th episode of Emergency, John & Roy discuss the Adam-12 tv show plot throughout this episode. It is a bizarre & awful written plot. The only reason I can give for this episode is Adam-12's ratings were dipping. Adam-12 would hang on for 3 more seasons before being cancelled.

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8 April 1972 (USA) See more »

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Mark VII Ltd. See more »
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1.33 : 1
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