"Smoke Eater" is an episode of Emergency! starring Robert Fuller, Julie London, and Bobby Troup. A veteran captain is in temporary command of Station 51 and has little regard for his younger subordinates' practices, especially the role of paramedics.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
... Dr. Kelly Brackett
... Dixie McCall, R.N.
... Dr. Joe Early
... Paramedic John Gage
... Paramedic Roy DeSoto
... Captain Bob Roberts (as John Anderson)
... Catherine
... Billy (as Lee H. Montgomery)
... Mr. Walt Johnson
... Spike
... Fireman Chet Kelly
Marco Lopez ... Fireman Marco Lopez (as Marco López)
Mike Stoker ... Fireman Mike Stoker
Anne Whitfield ... Betty Johnson
... Old Man


An "old school" captain replaces a vacationing Capt. Stanley and immediately runs into a conflict with the paramedics, as he does not feel they should be practicing medicine. An elderly man falls asleep smoking and sets his chair on fire. Dr. Early and Roy want an apple out of the vending machine and keeps getting oranges, as did Johnny (like he wanted), Dixie bopped her hips unto the vending machine and got an apple. The paramedics fight to keep alive a heart attack victim. A boy with asthma gets trapped in a storm drain. A biker screams at and retaliates Dixie, when he wants a bandage for a head injury, and Dr. Brackett knocks him out after getting punched by the biker. The firemen encounter ethyl bromide fumes when working a fire in a lab. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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11 January 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


One of the few times Sid Haig is shown on camera with hair, and with a pony tail, no less. See more »


When the squad gets sent out for the possible heart attack, Stoker is at the front of the squad but when the captain yells into the kitchen that the engine is going with them, Stoker runs out of the kitchen seconds later. See more »

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