Emergency! - Season One

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Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This dramatic series aired from 1972 to 1977 and did for Los Angeles-based fire department paramedics what Dragnet and Adam-12 did for the LAPD. This was no accident: Dragnet star Jack Webb produced all three shows, and he incorporated actual departmental terms, procedures, and case histories into the scripts. Debuting as a midseason replacement on NBC, Emergency! pioneered the two-pronged story structure that later became a staple of ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
This dramatic series aired from 1972 to 1977 and did for Los Angeles-based fire department paramedics what Dragnet and Adam-12 did for the LAPD. This was no accident: Dragnet star Jack Webb produced all three shows, and he incorporated actual departmental terms, procedures, and case histories into the scripts. Debuting as a midseason replacement on NBC, Emergency! pioneered the two-pronged story structure that later became a staple of Dick Wolf's Law & Order. Typical episodes would initially involve field rescues by paramedics of the Los Angeles County Fire Department's Station 51, then continue with follow-up plot developments in the fictional Rampart Emergency Hospital. The paramedics included Johnny Gage played by Randolph Mantooth and Roy DeSoto Kevin Tighe, while the Rampart staff was mainly represented by Doctor Kelly Brackett Robert Fuller, neurosurgeon Joe Early Bobby Troup, and head nurse Dixie McCall Julie London. Like the other Webb-produced shows, Emergency! occasionally suffered from a tight-lipped earnestness that made the characters seem campy -- even back in 1972. But that was something Webb and his creative team willingly risked in the glorification of these hardworking public servants. However contrived some situations might have seemed, there was nothing phony about the policies and procedures to which the paramedics and physicians adhered. Another innovation of this fast-paced show was the introduction of multiple subplots in each hour-long installment -- something that's now commonplace in TV drama. Gage and DeSoto participated in up to three calls per show, which necessitated the appearance of innumerable actors. Baby boomers who remember the show will recognize literally dozens of familiar faces in these sometimes corny but engrossing episodes.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/23/2005
  • UPC: 025192805820
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  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Pan & Scan
  • Time: 10:55:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,560

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Randolph Mantooth Johnny Gage
Kevin Tighe Roy DeSoto
Robert Fuller Dr. Kelly Brackett
Bobby Troup Dr. Joe Early
Julie London Nurse Dixie McCall
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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Emergency!: Season One
1. Rescue Man [21:59]
2. Paramedic Program [33:43]
3. On the Job Training [19:37]
4. Showing Discipline [20:18]
1. Accident With Injuries [4:34]
3. "No Air" [21:30]
4. The Party's Over [9:41]
5. Rough Spot [14:22]
1. A Long Way Up [10:07]
2. Feeling Dizzy [16:32]
3. Potential Poisoning [10:22]
4. Collapsed Building [13:45]
Disc #1, Side B -- Emergency!: Season One
1. In Labor [8:55]
2. Out Cold [19:17]
3. Electrified [12:22]
4. Afraid to Move [10:11]
1. Moving Fast [5:34]
2. No Ambulance [18:35]
4. Early Delivery [12:24]
5. Caught Looting [11:34]
1. Crash Course [9:15]
2. Attempted Suicide [16:09]
3. Tanker Truck Turnover [11:41]
4. Teen Overdose [13:43]
Disc #2, Side A -- Emergency!: Season One
1. Gunshot Victim [6:26]
2. Mis-Medicated [20:29]
3. No Signs of Drugs [12:04]
4. Chemical Danger [11:46]
1. Boating Accident [5:55]
2. Becoming Seasick [20:09]
3. In a Ditch [:58]
4. All is Well [12:57]
1. Chapter 1 [9:30]
2. Chapter 2 [17:10]
3. Chapter 3 [10:41]
4. Chapter 4 [13:28]
Disc #2, Side B -- Emergency!: Season One
1. Between Floors [4:53]
2. In Awe [21:36]
3. Natural Gass [12:06]
4. Railroad Rescue [12:14]
1. Stuck in a Duct [6:23]
2. Just Another TV Show [19:13]
3. The Second Round [12:30]
4. Radioactivity [12:41]
1. Tackled Too Hard [4:32]
2. Caught in the Act [23:59]
3. Aircraft Down [5:23]
4. Treetop Rescue [16:54]
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    Great to see shows from your childhood!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the best old shows

    Emergency was one of the best shows of it's day and still is. My whole family enjoys it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Superb Show But Beware Of Defective DVD Sets!

    Emergency was my favorite show when I was a young girl in the 70's. I was was only 6 years old when this show first started playing on TV but I was very impressed with the show and with the actors but I especially liked Randolph Mantooth who played Johnny Gage. I received the first season on DVD as a gift and I love the show just as much now as back then but unfortunately I received a defective set. The episode Brushfire on the B side of disc one, skips, freezes, stalls, etc and I will have to replace this with a new set that hopefully will not be defective. I would gave the show 5 stars but I have to take points off because of this flawed DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE THIS SHOW....

    Very Good Show!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    3rd generation Vol. Firefighter on the job over 26 years

    I loved this show. My dad and I would watch it and then we would discuss what we saw and why things were done a certain way. It was a sneaky but great way for my dad to teach me the profession he loved and I am still doing. I have been on the job since 1977.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    My Career

    I remember when the show first aired and I told my grandmother "That is what I'm going to do with my life". Well I have been doing it since 1977 and absolutely love the profession. Thank you for my career.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    a must have

    i remember watching EMERGENCY as a child. I wanted to be a paramedic from the word go and was going to change my name to ROY !!!! My family still jokes about it. My career did take a different path, but have always had a place in my heart for firefighters and paramedics. Will cherish every episode !!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The show that changed your life.

    I remember watching this show as a child. It was my favorite show and I admired the Paramedics and wanted to be like them. I am now a paramedic serving on the job over 12 years and have saved hundreds of lives. This show introduced most of my friends/ fellow paramedics to paramedicine and was instrumental in modernising the emergency services in your towns.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A must have for any Emergency fan

    This came out when I was 3 and I can still remember watching it. I loved the sirens. As I grew older, I started to understand way more and it is part of my past that I haven't forgotten. I still love that show and couldn't wait for it to come out on DVD. This show really paved the way for the paramedic system that is now in place.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    SQUAD 51!!!!

    This was the first tv show I remember watching as a kid. The first show that made me want to be a tv junkie!!! To this day, this show has given me a great appreciation for firefighters and paramedics. Still a great show!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Emergency

    I grew up watching that series and it was the best show of our time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 18, 2009

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