Vitals: Johnny and Roy wiggle into a shift at the
coliseum for the big football game, but are so busy they can't enjoy it.
Rescues: A man is pulled off his house when he's tied
to his wife's van. At the game a man chokes, an announcer collapses, a hyperventilating fan, and an
Critique: It's a welcome change to see the format
twisted, even without a fire or explosion this episode is
100 Not Available
Vitals: An increasing number of runs stretches the
system to the limit, Johnny and Roy look for solutions to bend the stringent rules.
Rescues:The boys leave a fainting victim in route to
the hospital to help an injured accident victim. A man with chest pain waits 20 minutes for 51 to arrive when covering for
another squad. A prisoner's escape attempt leaves him stranded hanging from a
Rampart:An elderly woman turns out to be OK then her
daughter has a heart attack.
Critique: When leaving a fainting victim is the most
exciting part, it's not a good sign. C-
101 The Unlikely Heirs
Vitals: A grateful rescue tries to reward 51 with 20
thousand dollars of reward money.
Rescues: A vagrant in a warehouse who keeps his 80 thousand dollar
fortune in his mattress. A fainting bride collapses at her wedding. A small
into a warehouse containing, what else? Flammable materials.3. Searching
for a lost cat.
Rampart: Dixie organizes a hospital wedding for the
bedridden bride, and gives a boy a tetanus shot.
Of Note: Poindexter Yothers makes his second
Critique: Entertaining in a nice predictable way.
102 That Time of Year
Vitals: Roy agonizes over a vacation destination and
grows weary of everyone's suggestions.
Rescues:A self- defense instructor is injured by an
elderly student. The boys traverse a cliffside to save 2 hangliders who have crashed. Roy is overcome by heat at
a club during a fire victim hunt.
Critique: The rescues are weak but how can you not love
an episode about the sheepishly adorable Roy. B
103 Fair Fight
6x5 Airdate: 10.30.76
Vitals:A Bassett Hound mysteriously arrives at the
Rescues: Johnny and Roy are called out to the same
house for 3 separate domestic disputes. A fire at a secret lab, 2 utility workers are trapped with
Gage during an underground rescue.
Of Note: Directed by Tighe
Critique: The fighting couple is just plain weird.
Henry gives an excellent performance. C- (saved
from a D by Mantooth unhinged underground)
104 Rules of Order
Vitals: Johnny and Roy vs Brice on a paramedic advisory
Rescues:Driver crashes into a pole. Two stunt climbers get
stuck on the side of a glass high rise.
Critique: Johnny's whining crosses the line to
annoying, but Brice is nice. C-
105 The Exam
Vitals:Johnny and Roy study for their rectification
exams, while the wife of a deceased member of 51 uses the station as a crutch for her
Rescues: A car stunt ends in a fire5.
x2 plus a badly burned man.
A football fan with chest pains. A little girl unconscious after a fall off a bunk bed.
Critique: Good fire, good story, good episode. A-
106 Captain Hook
Vitals: A hard-ass captain is retiring and 51 debates
over throwing a celebration party.
Rescues: A mascot with heat exhaustion collapses. a
bizarre family who freaks when they think their mother has died. A recovering drug
addict refuses pain medication after a garage accident. A traffic helicopter goes down and Johnny
and Roy rescue the pilot just as the copter goes under the water.
Critique: Water Rescues are always good and it's
nice to see Hook getting those lazy boys off the couch. B+
107 Computer Terror
Vitals:Johnny fights with payroll over an overpayment
on his paycheck.
Rescues: A man is trapped inside a car when it goes in
the crusher, a man is
injured with the help of his dog who complicates his rescue, two workers are trapped on a
scaffold on the same building in Rules of Order #6-6
Critique: Johnny, so close yet so far.
108 Welcome to Santa Rosa County
Vitals: Johnny and Roy take a fishing trip to the title
county where they find the lack of an EMS system and help to get one started.
Rescues:A man in a boat explosion1 and
two climbers off a cliff.
Critique: Nice to see the boys out of the regular
episode form and that corny music is priceless. B
109 Paper Work
Vitals: Computer error causes 51 extra paperwork.
Rescues: 2 food poisonings surprisingly not from
ancient wine drank but a recent sandwich eaten. A boy slips into a storm drain. An
Rampart: Johnny and Roy deal with a new strict supply
Critique: 51's paperwork storyline was weak but Johnny
and the supply clerk makes up for it. B
110 Loose Ends
Vitals: Johnny's selling picnic tickets to try to win a
Rampart: Dr. Brackett feels responsible for the death
of a girl's father in an car accident.
Rescues: A railyard. An police officer collapses during an
Brackett gets hit by a drunk driver.
Critique: Dixie using Early to take her to the picnic
so she won't have to buy a ticket is classic. Robert Fuller goes a little overboard in the
drama department but who can blame him, he doesn't get many chances. A
111 An Once of Prevention
Vitals: Johnny wrangles Roy into appearing on TV for a
fire prevention demonstration.
Rescues: A boy gets into pesticides. A man has a
high blood pressure attack while on a ferris wheel and another falls while trying to save
him. A man gets an electrical shock during the TV show.
Critique: Hilarious, the boys even wear clip-on
112 Insanity Epidemic
Vitals: Captain Stanley is paranoid about the new
Rescues: A gas spill causes at a gas station, where Marco
gets a mild jolt. A woman accidentally shoots her husband
with a nail gun, a fight between 2 clowns at an ice rink. A truck filled with
pesticides has a car
crash into it's top after driving off an overpass.3
Rampart: Dr. Brackett is fed up with a new
Of Note: Randolph Mantooth directs
Critique: No real resolution for the Rampart storyline
and Cap.'s paranoia is more bizarre than funny, but the clown rescue makes this one a
Vitals: The squad has electrical problem's and the boys
end up crossing the mechanic.
Rescues: A husband and wife weaving team contract
anthrax through their wool. A man is unconscious on top of a high tower.
Critique: Notable only for Cap calling Johnny a twit.
114 Family Ties
6x16 Airdate: 2.19.77
Vitals: Roy dreads the impending visit from his
Rescues:A car rear-ends a truck.A teen has a model rocket
in his home.3
Rampart: A belligerent old man gets lead poisoning from
a home brewed remedy. A break out in the room of a cardiac patient.. Brackett and Early
fight over who will go to a convention.
Critique: Who fights over not going to a trip to
115 Bottom Line
Vitals: Johnny and Roy resent Dr. Morton's overly
Rescues: Back Pain victim, hyperventilating victim and
a neighbor who nearly drowns in a hot tub. Police officer Vince is in an accident and gets a head
injury then pulls his gun on Johnny.
Rampart: A man with Phosphorous burns on his arm.
A coach brings in a boy after he is hit with a baseball.
Critique: A lot going on in this little gem.
116 Firehouse Quintet
Vitals:A heavy workload hurts 51's
chances in a fire department's basketball league game.
Rescue: Fire in a cafeteria, a man falls in a gym and an injured
man in the ceiling of a theatre.
Critique: It's always interesting to see
all the guys in a different setting.
117 The Boat
Vitals: Mechanic Charlie puts his boat up for sale and
51 decides to buy it.
Rescues: 2 victims of a boating accident on Catillina
Island. A bookie has a heart attack.
Rampart: A fire in the basement3 .
Dixie has some burns.
Critique: The island rescue was a little long and
uninteresting but a Rampart fire is top notch. B
Vitals: Johnny and Roy become
stranded in storm and are the only medical help for a whole area.
Rescues: 2 victims come to station 86 where Roy
and John patch them up along with a heart attack victim and a boy with trouble breathing.
Later they assist engine 86 with a van over a cliff with multiple victims.
Rampart: A police officer is struck by lightening.
Critique: Similar to Santa Rosa only better. It's
always good when the boys are in a different locale. B+
6x21 Airdate:3.26.77 (4.23.77?)
Vitals: Johnny is aggravated by Brice's new found media
Rescues: A man and his daughter are in a backhoe
accident and his
hypertension and heart
become a problem as he worries about her. A babysitting coed hyperventilates while
babysitting three rambunctious boys. 51 rescues Brice and another victim from a
structurebut the media
makes Brice the hero.
Rampart: A boy who shoots himself with a pellet gun
gets emergency surgery.
Critique: Brice is a great foil for the boys. The dog
running into the patio door is perhaps the funniest moment in the series history.
120 Onward and Upward
Vitals: Captain Stanley's taking the chiefs exam but is
obsessed with his past with another chief which may hurt his chances.
Rescues: Johnny and Roy get stuck in an elevator with a
self diagnosing doctor.
An actor on a soap opera gets mono.
Rampart: Dr. Bracket throws out the soap opera
production crew when they try to do an episode inside Rampart.
Critique: Rampart needs more screen time but the
actor/production crew were a little over the top, but Early is at his finest. C+
Vitals:Captain Stanley worries he
might have arthritis and transfers his stress to the crew.
Rescues: A man catches his hand in a garage door
opener. Johnny gets hung up testing new rope. A woman is exposed to an aerosol can's
fumes inside her car. A man is stranded on a tower in an oil refinery 42.
Rampart: a botched plastic surgery gives a woman an
Critique: A tight episode with all the right elements.
122 All Night Long
Vitals: Johnny tries to write a TV game show.
Rescues: A musician with heart problems, auto accident with 3 victims, an elderly man
gets trapped on a wire between two buildings during a stunt attempt.
Of Note: Tighe directs.
Critique: It feels like some vital part of the story
was left on the cutting room floor. D-