Emergency!/How Green Was My Thumb?

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How Green Was My Thumb?
Season 3, Episode 18
Airdate January 26, 1974
Production Number 37426
Written by John Groves
Directed by Christian I. Nyby, II
Produced by Edwin Self
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How Green Was My Thumb? is the eighteenth episode of the third season of Emergency!, and the fifty-first episode overall.

Starring: Robert Fuller (Kelly Brackett, M.D., F.A.C.S.), Julie London (Dixie McCall, R.N.), Bobby Troup (Joe Early, M.D., F.A.C.S.), Randolph Mantooth (Fireman John Gage), Kevin Tighe (Fireman Roy DeSoto)

Guest Stars: Will Hutchins (Curtis Murdock), Don Chastain (Chaplain Chuck Miller), Leigh Christian (Mrs. Johnson)

Co-Starring: George P. Wallace (Sgt. Thomas), Eric Shea (Clyde), Pamela Hensley (Wanda), Donald Mantooth (Paramedic 95)

with Tim Donnelly (Fireman Kelly), Michael Norell (Capt. Stanley), Marco Lopez (Fireman Lopez), Mike Stoker (Fireman Stoker), Ron Pinkard (Dr. Morton), Helen Clark (Emma), Kim Richards (Melissa), William Wintersole (Julius), Vince Howard (Policeman), Jack Kosslyn (Harry)


Plot Overview

After Roy and John rescued a man partial dental plate stuck in his trachea, Dixie, Drs. Early and Morton discover the problem, which requires treatment, while Roy turns gardener to help an injured widow, Dixie calls the hospital chaplain, after Dr. Brackett was prevented by her religious parents, from treating the dog bite and Drs. Brackett and Morton take care of a gun collector, who accidentally fired an unexploded grenade in his own abdomen undergoes emergency backyard field surgery.


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