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Kudos to the front-line workers
« on: April 17, 2016, 01:32:39 pm »
Now that I've got your attention....   8)  Maybe not nurses or doctors treating COVID patients, but let's remember that EMTs and firefighters are among the brave ones, who have to get out there, virus or no virus.  And before there was the 9-1-1 emergency system, people called the fire department for various kinds of help.  And these guys answered the call.

John Gage & Roy DeSoto....  nurse Dixie McCall....  "Rampart, this is Squad 51"....  "Start an I.V. with D5W, TKO."


Ring any bells?  From the TV show that launched a million careers...   maybe even yours??

Emergency! first aired in the early '70s, and has been in syndication pretty much ever since.  Via cable, Netflix, and DVDs, this 'little show that could' has a whole new generation of fans.  Rekindle the memories....  with an episode guide that discusses the show.  Including the not-so-memorable movies!

{{The first two books are available in paperback!}}

Seasons 1-3....
 

Seasons 4-6....


And, yes, the dreaded movies....



Enjoy the show.  KMG-365!!
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    Re: Who emembers the TV show from the '70s.... Emergency!
    « Reply #1 on: April 17, 2016, 01:45:04 pm »
    Of course I remember Emergency! In fact I still watch it on Netflix. I didn't know or remember that there were movies. It's a good show.

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    « Reply #2 on: April 17, 2016, 01:57:47 pm »
    I have a retired fireman in the house that watches Emergency! every afternoon and calls it "training". :)

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    Re: Who emembers the TV show from the '70s.... Emergency!
    « Reply #3 on: April 17, 2016, 02:23:47 pm »
    I loved me some Johnny Gage back in the day.

    I think it also inspired me to go into the medical field - I was a Medical Records Technician which they later called Health Information Specialist for almost 30 years.

    I must have missed the movies all together.



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    « Reply #4 on: April 17, 2016, 05:04:56 pm »
    I loved me some Johnny Gage back in the day.

    I think it also inspired me to go into the medical field - I was a Medical Records Technician which they later called Health Information Specialist for almost 30 years.

    I must have missed the movies all together.

    I wonder how many careers this show launched:  firefighters, paramedics, nurses, doctors... and medical records technicians.   :D  Seriously, though, I bet it launched a thousand emergency- or medical-related careers.

    That's quite a feat for the "little show that could."   8)
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    « Reply #5 on: April 17, 2016, 05:06:45 pm »
    Of course I remember Emergency! In fact I still watch it on Netflix. I didn't know or remember that there were movies. It's a good show.

    Ha, they were made-for-TV movies, some of the "disaster of the week" ilk that was popular in the mid-'70s:  plane crashes, 'towering infernos,' etc.  High on drama and soapy stuff... and unfortunately light on the regular characters.
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    « Reply #6 on: April 17, 2016, 05:07:59 pm »
    I loved me some Johnny Gage back in the day.

    I think it also inspired me to go into the medical field - I was a Medical Records Technician which they later called Health Information Specialist for almost 30 years.

    I must have missed the movies all together.

    Watching it now, I find Roy DeSoto to be the full package.  Wise, level-headed, great smile.  Of course, Johnny has his attributes as well.  They'll forever be 30 years old to me.   ;)
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    « Reply #7 on: April 17, 2016, 05:13:23 pm »
    I have a retired fireman in the house that watches Emergency! every afternoon and calls it "training". :)

    Hey, it never hurts to 'review' how things are done, right?  And while it may be quaint to see now how they do things on the show, it was very realistic at the time, at least in LA County.  The show's 'powers that be' insisted on that.
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    « Reply #8 on: April 18, 2016, 09:56:34 am »
    I wonder how many careers this show launched:  firefighters, paramedics, nurses, doctors... and medical records technicians.   :D  Seriously, though, I bet it launched a thousand emergency- or medical-related careers.

    That's quite a feat for the "little show that could."   8)

    I often wondered that myself. I'll bet it was quite a bit of them.

    I often wonder if Emergency was the inspiration for other medical shows like St. Elsewhere, ER, and Chicago Hope.


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    Classic TV fans! Who remembers the '70s TV show.... Emergency!
    « Reply #10 on: November 19, 2016, 06:05:00 am »
    The ultimate viewer's guide to watching this '70s classic.  Squad 51, Rampart General Hospital...  Roy, Johnny...  Dixie McCall?? Read and remember!!


    Seasons 1-3....


    Seasons 4-6....


    And, yes, the dreaded movies....


    These books make great gifts for the Boomer in your life who loved the shows of yesteryear (watching MeTV, Cozi, etc.).

    Read and remember!!
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    Re: Classic TV fans! Who remembers the TV show.... Emergency!
    « Reply #11 on: November 19, 2016, 10:31:24 am »
    It is odd how fast this show came and went from my life. I was a big fan of it for a couple of years, fell out of the habit of watching it during the original run because of more attractive distractions (went off to college), and completely forgot about it--I doubt I've thought about the show five times in forty years! Never saw it in syndication. But while I was interested in it, I even nurtured for a couple of years a desire to be an EMT or something similar. But I never thought about that again either, which is probably just as well. I understand they have a tough job with crummy pay!

    I may have to seek out some of the old episodes now.
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    Re: Classic TV fans! Who remembers the TV show.... Emergency!
    « Reply #12 on: November 20, 2016, 06:04:51 am »
    It is odd how fast this show came and went from my life. I was a big fan of it for a couple of years, fell out of the habit of watching it during the original run because of more attractive distractions (went off to college), and completely forgot about it--I doubt I've thought about the show five times in forty years! Never saw it in syndication. But while I was interested in it, I even nurtured for a couple of years a desire to be an EMT or something similar. But I never thought about that again either, which is probably just as well. I understand they have a tough job with crummy pay!

    I may have to seek out some of the old episodes now.

    I don't remember too much about this show's original run, because I was quite young at the time, and I never saw it in syndication until about 3-4 years ago.   But it caught my attention and I think it's a great look into the start of the paramedic profession.  It really did launch a million careers as people were influenced to become paramedics or firefighters or nurses.

    It's still in syndication on at least one of those "retro TV" channels, and is also on Netflix streaming.
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    Re: Who emembers the TV show from the '70s.... Emergency!
    « Reply #13 on: November 20, 2016, 04:05:47 pm »
    Watching it now, I find Roy DeSoto to be the full package.  Wise, level-headed, great smile.  Of course, Johnny has his attributes as well.  They'll forever be 30 years old to me.   ;)

    Now that I'm older and wiser, I agree Roy is a much better 'package'. Johnny had boyish qualities that appealed to the teenage me.  ;)



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    « Reply #14 on: November 22, 2016, 07:06:25 pm »
    Now that I'm older and wiser, I agree Roy is a much better 'package'. Johnny had boyish qualities that appealed to the teenage me.  ;)
    Oddly, Johnny was exactly the type to appeal to MY teenage girlhood, too, but for some reason it never happened; I never really had any celebrity crushes during my teenybopper years.  I did think certain people were cute (Mike Naismith from The Monkees, for example) but I never went wild about anyone at that age.

    Now, as an adult I've had quite a few actor crushes.  Or more precisely, they're character crushes.   ;)
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    « Reply #15 on: November 22, 2016, 07:24:36 pm »
    Oddly, Johnny was exactly the type to appeal to MY teenage girlhood, too, but for some reason it never happened; I never really had any celebrity crushes during my teenybopper years.  I did think certain people were cute (Mike Naismith from The Monkees, for example) but I never went wild about anyone at that age.

    Now, as an adult I've had quite a few actor crushes.  Or more precisely, they're character crushes.   ;)

    I suppose you're correct, it was more of a character crush.

    As for actor crushes, I have had it bad for Pierce Brosnan for years!!


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    « Reply #16 on: November 24, 2016, 08:21:13 am »
    I suppose you're correct, it was more of a character crush.

    As for actor crushes, I have had it bad for Pierce Brosnan for years!!

    Ah yes, Pierce in his Remington Steele days was quite dashing.  (Not so bad in his Bond days, either.   ;) )
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    « Reply #17 on: November 24, 2016, 02:20:59 pm »
    Ah yes, Pierce in his Remington Steele days was quite dashing.  (Not so bad in his Bond days, either.   ;) )

    You are so right about that.



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    « Reply #18 on: December 17, 2016, 05:58:08 am »
    Here's a gift you don't have to wrap, and it won't get left behind the tree or stepped on by the dog.

    Emergency! A Viewer's Off-the-Wall Guide is a look at the classic, groundbreaking '70s TV show, episode by episode.  All the good things and the bad.  The accuracy in certain matters, and the complete lack thereof in others.   8)  In other words, '70s TV at its finest.

    It's a show still beloved by millions, and yes, responsible for a million careers in emergency medicine and/or firefighting.

    Buy it for the firefighter / paramedic / EMT / nurse / doctor in your life.  Who knows, this show may have inspired his/her career too!



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    « Reply #19 on: December 24, 2016, 05:46:00 am »
    Book downloads.....  no UPS or FedEx delivery required.   INSTANT GIFT!! 8)
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    « Reply #20 on: December 24, 2016, 03:01:35 pm »
    Book downloads.....  no UPS or FedEx delivery required.   INSTANT GIFT!! 8)

    Great idea and for those interested here are the US Amazon links via KBoards (If you're a member of Amazon Smile make sure your charity is benefiting as well):

    Watching EMERGENCY!: A Viewer's Off-the-Wall Guide - Seasons 1-3 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U1T549C/?tag=kbpst-20


    Watching EMERGENCY!: A Viewer's Off-the-Wall Guide - Seasons 4-6 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010EC0NLY/?tag=kbpst-20


    Watching Emergency!: A Viewer's Off-the-Wall Guide - The Movies - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017KUM2T4/?tag=kbpst-20



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    « Reply #21 on: December 25, 2016, 03:15:04 pm »
    Great idea and for those interested here are the US Amazon links via KBoards (If you're a member of Amazon Smile make sure your charity is benefiting as well):

    Watching EMERGENCY!: A Viewer's Off-the-Wall Guide - Seasons 1-3 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00U1T549C/?tag=kbpst-20


    Watching EMERGENCY!: A Viewer's Off-the-Wall Guide - Seasons 4-6 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010EC0NLY/?tag=kbpst-20


    Watching Emergency!: A Viewer's Off-the-Wall Guide - The Movies - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B017KUM2T4/?tag=kbpst-20


    Thanks for the 'assist.'   8)  Not sure why I didn't include the links in my post yesterday (Christmas Eve).  I guess I was too preoccupied by all the things I had yet to get done that day.

    Merry Christmas!!   Or Happy Hanukkah, for those to whom that applies.   May it be a festival of light, indeed.   :)
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    « Reply #22 on: December 25, 2016, 09:18:58 pm »

    Thanks for the 'assist.'   8)  Not sure why I didn't include the links in my post yesterday (Christmas Eve).  I guess I was too preoccupied by all the things I had yet to get done that day.

    Merry Christmas!!   Or Happy Hanukkah, for those to whom that applies.   May it be a festival of light, indeed.   :)

    You're welcome - it has been busy lately. Hope you and yours have had a happy and joyous one.


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    « Reply #23 on: December 26, 2016, 07:50:42 am »
    You're welcome - it has been busy lately. Hope you and yours have had a happy and joyous one.

     :)
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    « Reply #24 on: January 14, 2017, 06:51:05 am »
    Happy new year to all!!

    Ice storms in the mid-west.  If you can stay indoors and read, why not do it??  Get comfortable with a good book... maybe even a DVD of a certain classic '70s TV series-- the show that launched a million careers.

    Watching EMERGENCY!    (Seasons 1-3)



    This book and the others in the series (Seasons 4-6 and The Movies) are a great companion to the DVDs.

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