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  • Who in the heck are Johnny & Roy?

    1 1.82%
  • Do you remember watching Emergency in its initial run?

    21 38.18%
  • I have seen it in re-runs

    15 27.27%
  • I still flip my drug caps like Johnny did his Bicarb

    8 14.55%
  • Know 'em, and remember using the same equipment (you old fart!)

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    Default Johnny & Roy

    At the request of reserve172, I wanted to post this poll. We were talking about Johnny and Roy and how many people know of them in one of the EMS threads. So here's your chance.

    Personally, I remember watching the later episodes and seeing them in re-runs. Still like to watch them every once in a while when I see it on TV, which is quite rare actually. Yeah, I am a whacker.

    Just trying to gauge (no, not Gage - LOL!) who recalls the show and how.
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    DaSharkie--- I'm glad you decided to post this thread here in the Fire Forum as well as the EMS side. I know Johnny and Roy were Paramedics but I think the show had an influence on many firefighters too. As a little kid, I looked forward to watching Emergency! every Saturday night. There was nothing more exciting than when those tones went off---- then, "KMG365", or something like that. Nice thread.
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    I wasn't against posting it, just didn't want ot move it here. I just hear more Paramedics relating to the show than firefighters. I think it all has to do with popping those med tops.
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    I brought in a tape to the station last week and some of the young guns started watching it and tearing it apart. No hoods! No bunker pants! No SCBA enroute! I had to explain to them that this is how it was done "back in the day".

    Really was a very realistic look at fire department operations... much more so than today's movies and TV shows.

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    I've watched a few times in re-runs but never really cared for it.
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    Originally posted by Firefighter1219
    I've watched a few times in re-runs but never really cared for it.
    You heathen!! How dare you speak such blasphemy! Off with your head!
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    Wish TVland would bring it back again.Could use some intelligent reruns, and also bring bay 1 adam 12.

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    Originally posted by DaSharkie


    You heathen!! How dare you speak such blasphemy! Off with your head!
    Go easy on him, he's young and sort of has an excuse in his ignorance.

    I was born in 72, so therefore only a wee pup of 4 or 5 during the latter years of the original series, but it was definitely my favourite show both then, and on through syndication.

    Last year, it was run late nights on an Eastern Canadian TV channel I get on satellite, and so I got to watch (TIVO'd) episode 1 (pilot movie) on through the first two seasons over the period of a few months. It was great to see it again.

    I did notice that the continuity was a little shabby early on though. When they filmed the response scenes, you could still catch splices of old engines and 60's squads sub'ed in for the Engine and Squad 51.

    Kevin Tighe (Roy) was just on an episode of Law & Order or something like that last week too.
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    Sharkie CAVED !!!! LMAO >>>>>>>>> I watched 'em ...can I vote again ?
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    Default Ahhh...The old days.

    Guess I am getting old because I remember watching this show
    prime time as a very young kid. It was simply awesome.

    Then, as an Explorer in the 80s, I got to use the
    "ApCor" orange communication box on calls with our medics.
    I wouldnt get to talk much on it, but I was able to dial
    in the freq. to talk to the hospital.

    Still a great show. There is a lot of history behind it that
    most people may not know about. The bill that went through
    the California legislature to enact Paramedics, LA County
    being a test area with just a hand full of Paramedics, etc.

    Thanks for bringing it up.

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    Originally posted by Weruj1
    Sharkie CAVED !!!! LMAO >>>>>>>>> I watched 'em ...can I vote again ?
    I, Sir, did not cave! I simply reproduced.

    Yes, you may vote again. You're probably the sneaky little bugger that clicked "Who in the heck are Johnny & Roy?" in the last poll anyway.

    I remember seeing Randolph Mantooth on an episode of JAG as a Marine. Fit the part pretty well for a crusty old Colonel. Much better haircut than that picture Bou posted too.
    Last edited by DaSharkie; 04-10-2005 at 08:59 AM.
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    "No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session." - New York Judge Gideon Tucker

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    Default Other Emergency facts...

    The characters Marco Lopez and Mike Stoker were actual LA County firefighters assigned to the show and "acted" nder their real names. The late James O. Page, the editor emeritus of Fire Rescue Magazine was the technical advisor for the show.

    Randy Mantooth is also a part of rock and roll history. He was mentioned in the lyrics of the song "What Do You Want From Life" by the Tubes on their debut album in 1975.

    What Do You Want From Life
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    What do you want from life
    To kidnap an heiress
    or threaten her with a knife
    What do you want from life
    To get cable TV
    and watch it every night

    There you sit
    a lump in your chair
    Where do you sleep
    and what do you wear
    when you're sleeping

    What do you want from life
    An Indian guru
    to show you the inner light
    What do you want from life
    a meaningless love affair
    with a girl that you met tonight

    How can you tell when you're doin' alright
    Does your bank account swell
    While you're dreaming at night
    How do know when you're really in love
    Do violins play when you're touching the one
    That you're loving

    What do you want from life
    Someone to love
    and somebody that you can trust
    What do you want from life
    To try and be happy
    while you do the nasty things you must

    Well, you can't have that, but if you're an American citizen you are entitled to:
    a heated kidney shaped pool,
    a microwave oven--don't watch the food cook,
    a Dyna-Gym--I'll personally demonstrate it in the privacy of your own home,
    a king-size Titanic unsinkable Molly Brown waterbed with polybendum,
    a foolproof plan and an airtight alibi,
    real simulated Indian jewelry,
    a Gucci shoetree,
    a year's supply of antibiotics,
    a personally autographed picture of Randy Mantooth
    and Bob Dylan's new unlisted phone number,
    a beautifully restored 3rd Reich swizzle stick,
    Rosemary's baby,
    a dream date in kneepads with Paul Williams,
    a new Matador, a new mastodon,
    a Maverick, a Mustang, a Montego,
    a Merc Montclair, a Mark IV, a meteor,
    a Mercedes, an MG, or a Malibu,
    a Mort Moriarty, a Maserati, a Mack truck,
    a Mazda, a new Monza, or a moped,
    a Winnebago--Hell, a herd of Winnebago's we're giving 'em away,
    or how about a McCulloch chainsaw,
    a Las Vegas wedding,
    a Mexican divorce,
    a solid gold Kama Sutra coffee pot,
    or a baby's arm holding an apple?


    Admit it, brothers... you all had the hots for Nurse Dix McCall!
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    Dixie was definitely a looker......and...I watched the show religiously!!!!
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    Default Re: Other Emergency facts...

    Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
    Admit it, brothers... you all had the hots for Nurse Dix McCall!
    Can't say I did Cap. SHe was like 30 years older than me then. At least.
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    But she was a HOTTIE !
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    Originally posted by Weruj1
    But she was a HOTTIE !
    And by the virtue of film.... she will always be a hottie!
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    For all those interested in bringing back some memories, go to www.emergencyfans.com

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    Default Re: Other Emergency facts...

    Originally posted by CaptainGonzo
    The characters Marco Lopez and Mike Stoker were actual LA County firefighters assigned to the show and "acted" nder their real names. The late James O. Page, the editor emeritus of Fire Rescue Magazine was the technical advisor for the show.

    Admit it, brothers... you all had the hots for Nurse Dix McCall!
    - Dont forget Engineer Mike Stoker, he was the real deal too.

    - Nurse Dix- yeah, she was hot and married to Doctor Early in
    real life.

    - As far as I know, LACo Fire Captain John Price was in a
    few scenes of the show and still on the job today. (Last I
    heard)

    -Bou

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    Originally posted by Firefighter1219
    I've watched a few times in re-runs but never really cared for it.
    Must say that this is what gave fire/ems the recognition we have today. The paramedic service would not have evolved as it has if the show did not stress the need for pre-hospital care. Yea I watched it when it was originally on and have seen the re-runs. I must say that I have even used some of the same equipment shown on the show.

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    I don't think I missed an episode...ever.
    I remember using one of the monitors that was a simple oscilloscope with the bouncing ball indicating the rhythm. Dementia and senility prevent me from recalling the brand name. Talk about a pain in the arse to read though. We commented more than once about how nice it would be to have one of those "new" Life Pack 5's.
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