History Series / Rescue911

14th Feb '17 12:04:50 PM DynamiteXI
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* StrictlyFormula: Aside from the occasional change in the routine, such as with the documentary segments or segments without a clear victim, each segment followed the same formula:
** Shatner would open the segment in a 911 call center or in front of emergency vehicles, delivering an OpeningNarration to introduce the segment.
** Each segment consists of reenactment footage interspersed with Shatner's narration and talking head interviews from the participants in the incident. Typically, the victim or victims themselves do not have a talking head interview at first.
** As the segment begins, light music plays as the reenactment footage shows the soon-to-be victim(s) or helpers going about their business.
** The incident occurs. Frequently, someone immediately jumps in to render aid.
** Someone calls 911 for help, and the recording of the call is heard.
** Rescue services are rendered.
** If someone is injured, then their hospital stay and recovery are documented.
** Once we see that the victim is all right, we get a talking head interview with that person. Soft, happy music would play as we see a WhereAreTheyNowEpilogue, typically culminating in a FreezeFrameEnding showing everyone happy.
14th Feb '17 9:13:25 AM DynamiteXI
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* RousseauWasRight[=/=]TaughtByTelevision: Many more lives were saved thanks to this show. A couple episodes ''of'' the show have actually had people mention that they had watched Rescue 911.

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* RousseauWasRight[=/=]TaughtByTelevision: Many more lives were saved thanks to this show. A couple episodes ''of'' RousseauWasRight: Within the show have actually had people mention that they had watched Rescue 911.itself, it's surprising how many times a random person saves a complete stranger.



** Within the show itself, it's surprising how many times a random person saves a complete stranger.

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** Within In "Train Track Hero," the show itself, it's surprising how many times a random person saves hero doesn't hesitate to put himself in danger to save a complete stranger.stranger from an oncoming train.
14th Feb '17 9:10:01 AM DynamiteXI
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The show was influential in its time, with viewers learning from the show and [[IKnowMortalKombat applying that knowledge]] to their own emergency situations. This led to two specials called "100 Lives Saved" and "200 Lives Saved," which featured people who spoke of how the things they learned from the show helped them save other people's lives.

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The show was influential in its time, with viewers learning from the show and [[IKnowMortalKombat [[TaughtByTelevision applying that knowledge]] to their own emergency situations. This led to two specials called "100 Lives Saved" and "200 Lives Saved," which featured people who spoke of how the things they learned from the show helped them save other people's lives.



* IKnowMortalKombat: A great many viewers learned from the show and were able to act properly in their own emergencies. This led to the "100 Lives Saved" and "200 Lives Saved" specials, which profiled some of these people.


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* TaughtByTelevision: A great many viewers learned from the show and were able to act properly in their own emergencies. This led to the "100 Lives Saved" and "200 Lives Saved" specials, which profiled some of these people.
8th Feb '17 3:04:52 PM DynamiteXI
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There was also a special subseries called "200 Lives Saved" which featured people who spoke of how the things they learned from the show helped them save other people's lives.

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There The show was also a special subseries influential in its time, with viewers learning from the show and [[IKnowMortalKombat applying that knowledge]] to their own emergency situations. This led to two specials called "200 "100 Lives Saved" and "200 Lives Saved," which featured people who spoke of how the things they learned from the show helped them save other people's lives.


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* IKnowMortalKombat: A great many viewers learned from the show and were able to act properly in their own emergencies. This led to the "100 Lives Saved" and "200 Lives Saved" specials, which profiled some of these people.
8th Feb '17 2:55:05 PM DynamiteXI
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* WhamShot: "Unconscious Driver" from episode 314 doesn't show the passengers of the out-of-control car until about a third of the way into the segment. The Wham occurs when when the camera pans from the unconscious driver to [[spoiler:her oblivious toddler riding in the passenger seat]].
6th Feb '17 1:12:41 PM smittykins
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** There are also scenes of people bicycling without helmets and children's car seats placed in the front of vehicles, neither of which would be acceptable today.
25th Jan '17 9:42:29 AM DynamiteXI
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* HystericalWoman[=/=]ScreamingWoman: Justified to some extent due to the extreme emergencies in some cases, but does somewhat carry the UnfortunateImplications of the trope with how often it appears.



* HystericalWoman[=/=]ScreamingWoman: Justified to some extent due to the extreme emergencies in some cases, but does somewhat carry the UnfortunateImplications of the trope with how often it appears.
25th Jan '17 9:31:41 AM DynamiteXI
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* ImpersonatingAnOfficer: In "911 He's Not an Officer," a young man in a Mustang honks at a woman driving her car and flashes a badge in an attempt to get her to pull over. Suspicious of his behavior, she calls 911 on her car phone and tails him when he tries to flee. And yes, it turns out he was not a police officer, and was using a stolen badge.
19th Jan '17 10:34:46 AM DynamiteXI
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** Same thing with the tangled dog who accidentally dialed 911 in "911-Dialing Dog." The responding officers rescue the dog and have a good laugh, though most of their laughter comes from relief that the situation is far more benign then they originally thought.
18th Jan '17 2:23:45 PM DynamiteXI
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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: In one episode, a dog gets his head stuck in a dryer vent. The kids who are taking care of the dog are actually ''quite'' amused but call 911 regardless.

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* ActuallyPrettyFunny: ActuallyPrettyFunny:
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In one episode, a dog gets his head stuck in a dryer vent. The kids who are taking care of the dog are actually ''quite'' amused but call 911 regardless.
** The couple in "Chimney Trapped Crook" are initially pretty frightened by the burglar stuck in their chimney, but once they calm down and see the police officers and firemen laughing about it, they very quickly find the humor in the situation.
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