Jan. 22, 1972
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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This series features the adventures of the paramedics of Los Angeles Country Fire Dept. Station 51, John Gage (Randolph Mantooth) and Roy DeSoto (Kevin Tighe). Together they respond to emergencies ranging from false alarms to major disasters.

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Paramedic Roy DeSoto

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Kevin TigheKevin Tighe
This beefy, genial-looking character actor was born John Kevin Fishburn in Los Angeles. Performing as ...

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01x08 - Weird Wednesday
Season 1, Episode 08
03x14 - Computer Error
Season 3, Episode 14
02x09 - Women
Season 2, Episode 09
06x04 - That Time of Year
Season 6, Episode 04
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06x07 - The Exam Season 6 / Episode 7: - The Exam

Paramedic John Gage: [John and Roy are preparing to leave Rampart after bringing in Molly's daughter. John grabs the radio mic, but stops before calling in] You know, every time we get a run, and it involves a child, I get the same feeling. It's like a... It's a knot inside my stomach. In the past five years, it's the same thing. I just get that same feeling all the time.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: Yeah, I know what you mean.
Paramedic John Gage: Man, I really want to pass that exam tomorrow. I don't want to go back to the engine. That's why I joined the paramedics in the first place.
Paramedic John Gage: Yeah.
Paramedic John Gage: [into the radio] Squad 51, available.
Sam Lanier - Dispatcher: Squad 51.
06x07 - The Exam Season 6 / Episode 7: - The Exam

Paramedic John Gage: [John and Roy enter the kitchen the day after taking their exam. The rest of the men are at the table, with long faces] What's the matter with you guys?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: Yeah, is something wrong?
Fireman Chet Kelly: You could say that.
Paramedic John Gage: You found out about the test.
Captain Hank Stanley: Yeah, just talked to them.
Paramedic John Gage: We FAILED?
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: How could we have failed?
Captain Hank Stanley: You didn't fail.
Paramedic John Gage: Oh, well, if we didn't...
Captain Hank Stanley: But you didn't pass, either.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: Well, if we didn't fail, we passed.
Fireman Marco Lopez: We'll never know.
Captain Hank Stanley: Well, you know they were feeding the tests into a computer?
Paramedic John Gage: Yeah.
Captain Hank Stanley: Well, whatever happened, some twit pushed the wrong button, I don't know... Anyway, uh, it... It ate 'em up.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: It ate them up?
Captain Hank Stanley: Yep, the tests are gone. All of 'em.
Paramedic John Gage: Oh, no. Oh, no, they're not. We passed it. You guys are just putting us on! They didn't eat 'em up! [points to Chet] And I bet it's all your idea!
Captain Hank Stanley: Well, I wish it was his idea.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: Well, what do we do now?
Captain Hank Stanley: All right, they've rescheduled the exam for Tuesday.
Paramedic John Gage: Tuesday? Why so soon?
Captain Hank Stanley: Thought it was only fair. Let you take it while everything was still fresh in your mind.
Paramedic Roy DeSoto: [dejected] Oh, that's nice of them.
Paramedic John Gage: That's REAL nice of them!
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