Vitals:A screenwriter rides along with Roy and Johnny
for ideas for his screenplay.
Rescues: Motorcycle accident, a psychotic office
worker with a chemical reaction, delivering the baby of deaf-mutes, and a 2 fire
at a toy factory.
Rampart: Early thinks a DUI may be another
Critique: DUI plotline is confusing and the
screenwriter is way to stereotypical. C
56 I'll Fix It
4x2 Airdate: 9.21.74
Vitals: Johnny and Roy attempt in vain to put together
Rescues: A man is trapped under his house where an oil
well has erupted. A man gets a woman's ring stuck on his finger and the boys must
remove it before her jealous husband arrives. A kid gets trapped in a pipe. Structure fire
with lots of pipes.
Rampart: A boy who wants to be a doctor tries to
Critique: Standard Fare B
4x3 Airdate: 9.28.74
Vitals: Roy tries to get John to participate in an
upcoming Fireman's track event.
Rescues: An armored car collision traps a man in
the truck. An electrocution victim and then a man trapped in a chemical lab fire2.
Rampart: A child with cyanide poisoning from peach
pits, a nurse spreads rumors about Dr. Morton, a man with a head injury has 2 wives.
Critique: It's nice to see a little more action at the
58 Nagging Suspicion
4x4 Airdate: 10.5.74
Vitals: Roy can pick the ponies and they boys want in
on his system.
Rescues: Woman in a lion's pen, a dancer in a bar has a
diabetic reaction, a father skateboards into a cactus then so does Johnny, a sniper pins
down the boys from rescuing an injured police officer.
Critique: If only we could have actually seen Roy
overcome at the track. B+
59 Communication Gaffe
(Fugitive?) 4x5 Airdate: 10.12.74
Vitals: Before Roy and his wife appear a game show
Johnny tries to Roy he knows more about him than his wife.
Rescues: Both a policeman and the suspect are shot, a
truck carrying kerosene causes a brushfire22, a boy has an allergic reaction to a bee
Rampart: A woman's abuse of her son puts him in the
hospital, and it turns out she has a brain tumor.
Critique: How convenient for the TV to go out while
Roy's wife is on. B-
4x6 Airdate: 10.19.74
Vitals: The boys plan a surprise birthday party for
Rescues: A woman lands in a cactus patch after being
thrown from a motorcycle, 2 workers trapped installing a huge sign on the side of a
building, a collapsed man in a sauna. A gas explosion4 in an
apartment building gets Johnny.
breaks her ankle and the ER falls apart
Critique: Are you kidding Johnny and Dixie hurt, plus
an explosion, what more could you want? A
61 Daisy's Pick 4x7
Vitals: All the firemen compete for the new nurse,
Rescues: A worker frozen onto a block of ice, a retired
sea captain glues his hands to a ship model, child in a coma, injured man in a fire at a
Critique: The boys got what they deserved.
62 Quicker than the Eye
4x8 Airdate: 11.9.74
Vitals: The station plays a prank on Chet making him
think his vision is weak.
Rescues: A construction worker refuses an IV after
being trapped under a boat, a man wreaks his vehicle and is immobile but communicates through his thumb that his
son is injured also.
Critique: Chet is always good for laughs.
63 Foreign Trade
4x9 Airdate: 11.16.74
Vitals: Roy and John consider trading cars.
Rescues: A fraternity initiation pledge chokes, a tall
man stuck in his car after a slight collision, a car with driver teeters on a draw bridge.
Rampart: Dixie gets a job offer in management, a boy
cures Dr. Early's hiccups.
Of Note: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar guests as the tall man
Critique: good firehouse + good hospital = good
64 Camera Bug
4x10 Airdate: 11.23.74
Vitals: Johnny's on a photography kick and is trying to
get a good photo of the boys in action.
Rescues: A fireman at another station. A scorpion bite for a
girl just back from vacation. Smoke Inhalation for a teen arsonist. Truck full of dynamite, man
trapped and injured.
Rampart: Dr. Brackett and Dixie go out to lunch and end
up delivering a baby. Dr. Morton talks down a hostile patient.
Critique: Any time we see Rampart staff outside of the
hospital it's a winner. A
65 Firehouse Four
4x11 Airdate: 11.30.74
Vitals: 51 forms a barbershop quartet against Roy's
Rescues: A man's attempt at exercise end in
disaster with bike and jogging accidents.
Rampart:A woman intentionally overdoses on sleeping pills.
Critique: Barbershop? Obviously they didn't have cable
TV, these poor men are bored to death. C
4x12 Airdate: 12.7.74
Vitals: Johnny gets engaged after a short relationship
until he finds out some important details his fiancée left out.
Rescues: A woman gets hit by a car right in front of Roy and Johnny.
storage leads to fire with 2 victims. A dieting dancer o.d.'s. A
boy gets a dog bite. 2Roy and Johnny must jump from a
burning building when they become trapped.
Rampart: Medical show hypochondriacs.
Critique: Improper gas storage? Everyone seemed a
little to reactive to that one, luckily Johnny being bitten by his future step son make
this one. A
67 The Parade
4x13 Airdate: 12.21.74
Vitals: The old engine is restored at last but on the
way to a parade the run into a fire.
Rescues: A man refuses treatment then causes
an accident. A man
accidentally drugs himself instead of his date.Johnny and Roy must sacrifice their classic
engine in a real fire.
Rampart: A man has a seizure in the waiting room, a
child divorced parents argue over his treatment.
Critique: Real bonding for the boys in this one, their
ending enthusiasm is contagious, besides the costumes alone deserve an A.
68 The Bash
4x14 Airdate: 12.28.74
Vitals: Johnny and Roy go to a Hollywood bash after
rescuing a celebrity.
Rescues: Man attacked by bear, a musician gets an
electrical shock, an explosion injures 2 men.2
Rampart: Dr. Bracket tracks down a case of trichinosis.
Of Note: Adam West guest stars as the celebrity.
Critique: Adam West is great and seeing the boys in
tuxes is priceless. A
4x15 Airdate: 1.4.75
Vitals: A new trainee suffers from a lack of
Rescues: A man is trapped after a kitchen chemical
explosion, a child is bruised in a bumper car ride, and a heart victim is trapped high
in a Ferris Wheel. A snake squirts venom in Roy's eyes after biting a
man and another man has heart problems.
Rampart: John and Roy assist with accident victims
Critique: The trainee plot seems familiar but the snake
was original. B
70 Smoke Eater
4x16 Airdate: 1.11.75
Vitals: An old captain fills in at 51 and thinks using
paramedics are a mistake.
Rescues: An old man sets a chair on fire. A heart attack victim
goes downhill quickly, a boy gets trapped
in a storm drain and then has an asthma attack. A structure fire with chemicals.
Rampart: Bracket subdues a biker with a hard right
Critique: Crotchety old men always learn their lesson
in the end, but he did bring up some valid points. B-
71 Kid Stuff
4x17 Airdate: 1.18.75
Vitals:Johnny underestimates a group of kids on a tour
Rescues: A man with a brain tumor takes his wife
hostage. A woman stuck in her pet door. A small airplane skids into a school bus4. A suicide
Rampart: A suicidal author is brought back to his
senses by Johnny's tour kids and Dixie.
Critique: Johnny's not that dumb and kids aren't that
Rescues:The boys aren't needed when a magician frees
himself from a locked trunk dangling over the water and gives the boys a puzzling
gift. A man's new fireplace injures him. A car downs a transformer that traps a man in his bed. A trapped
woman is saved by Johnny despite a leaking gas main.
Rampart: Dr. Bracket's father is brought in for
Critique: No good drama between Brackett and his
father, an opportunity missed. C
73 It's How You Play the Game
4x19 Airdate: 11.2.74
Vitals: Johnny makes a dumb bet and Chet is the only
hope of winning the big baseball game.
Rescues: A drunk with lead poisoning gets violent from the pain2. A
man is trapped in a car with a tiger. A man with back trouble is stuck in his waterbed,
his wife delights in his pain. A structure fire with explosive moonshine4.
Critique: Even being Chet-centric can't save this one
from mediocrity. C
74 The Mouse
4x20 Airdate: 2.8.75
Vitals:The station mouse becomes Chet's obsession.
Rescues: A man trapped behind barred windows1.
A local bar hosts a fight with Johnny and Roy in the middle. A portion of a jet falls on an
apartment building53. A
man who mixes pills and alcohol suffers repeated arrests.
Rampart: an elderly woman husband is comforted by Dixie
when his wife has chest pains.
Critique: One of the best fire sequences of the entire
series, with an incredible huge explosion. A+
4x21 Airdate: 2.15.75
Vitals:Frivolous calls keep Johnny and Roy on edge and
looking for a better system.
Rescues: A man is shocked after kicking in his TV, a
hypochondriac with fake back pain, the ambulance crashes with Roy Johnny and a heart
Rampart: A young girl is dumped in the ER by her
"friends" after an overdose.
Critique: The frivolous calls seemed more interesting
than the real ones. B-
4x23 Airdate: 3.1.75
Vitals: Activities of L.A. animal control are
Rescues:Johnny and Roy rescue a man after a Bengal
tiger attack and animal control takes over the remains of the episode including: A canyon brush fire
threatening animals. An exotic animal owner abandons and neglects his animals.
Rampart: The surgical staff is talked through saving a
goat by a vet.
Of Note: Mark Harmon stars in this attempted pilot for
a new show on animal control.
Critique: Roy and Johnny are missed. This new cast
never really jells. C-