Emergency! (1972–1979)

Alley Cat 

John discovers he's going to be a father... to kittens... when a pregnant stray cat appears on his bed, and Boot the Dog is not happy about the cat being there. The paramedics rescue a ... See full summary »


Alan Crosland Jr. (as Alan Crosland)


Harold Jack Bloom (created by), Robert A. Cinader (created by) (as R.A. Cinader) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Fuller ... Dr. Kelly Brackett
Julie London ... Dixie McCall, R.N.
Bobby Troup ... Dr. Joe Early
Randolph Mantooth ... Paramedic John Gage
Kevin Tighe ... Paramedic Roy DeSoto
Brooke Bundy ... Ann
Lee Bergere ... Milton Zack
William Challee ... Ezekial Johnson
Virginia Gregg ... Zelda Zack
Tim Donnelly ... Fireman Chet Kelly
Michael Norell Michael Norell ... Captain Hank Stanley
Marco Lopez Marco Lopez ... Fireman Marco Lopez (as Marco López)
Mike Stoker Mike Stoker ... Fireman Mike Stoker
Ron Pinkard Ron Pinkard ... Dr. Mike Morton
George Ives George Ives ... School Principal


John discovers he's going to be a father... to kittens... when a pregnant stray cat appears on his bed, and Boot the Dog is not happy about the cat being there. The paramedics rescue a family involved in a plane crash; the father dies, the mother and young daughter are injured, and a grizzled junk dealer who got his foot stuck in a bear trap. A stage actress is suffering from tachycardia after getting a bad review of her performance, where Dr. Brackett takes care of her, while Dixie talks to the husband. The firemen assist a child sickened by a gas leak at a school and rescue a man involved in a boating accident. Written by Gary Richard Collins II (brothergaryii@gmail.com)

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Release Date:

6 October 1973 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Notice the primitive equipment used by Dr. Brackett and Early to diagnose the female plane crash victim of a brain hemorrhage. The CT and MRI scanners were fresh inventions at the time and did not become commercially available for at least 10 more years. Without high tech modern computers, doctors of that time period had to perform more thorough physical exams and possess sharp diagnosing skills. See more »


On the junkyard run, immediately following the commercial break, stock footage of a different Squad is seen. The stock footage Squad includes a different grill and a red-painted front bumper. The scene then cuts to the familiar Squad with a taller, rounder grill and chrome bumper. See more »


Fireman John Gage: [the kittens are born] Hey, would you look at that?
Fireman Roy DeSoto: I told you she'd make a great mother.
Fireman Marco Lopez: Three, four, five!
Fireman Chet Kelly: Congratulations, John! Quintuplets!
Fireman John Gage: Well, now wait a minute. We got a problem.
Fireman Roy DeSoto: WE do?
Fireman John Gage: Yeah. There's five of them, and there's six of us. Hey, you don't suppose she'd have another one, do ya?
Fireman Roy DeSoto: I don't think she likes that idea.
Fireman John Gage: Oh. Well, I guess all we can do is just draw straws. I mean, I hope somebody's not gonna be too disappointed.
Captain Hank Stanley: Well, now wait a minute. I appreciate the offer, and ...
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