Watching him now on MeTV.
That man was so hot with his lustrous dark curls and long 70s sideburns and soulful brown eyes.
Even hotter than when he appeared on the 60s Western Laramie.
Any other fans? Is Bob still with us?
R2, You have relayed my thoughts exactly. Along with Shatner on Star Trek and Lee Majors on Six Million Dollar Man, the Emergency! guys were my first gay crushes!
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Have read some very enjoyable slash fan fiction centered on Roy and Johnny becoming a couple... Randy Mantooth never did much for me, but Kevin Tighe and his hairy chest and reddish blonde hair( at least it sometimes was...) Defintitely on my to-do list when I was in high school.
Robert Fuller aged well.
I may be the only one but Emergency to me, always felt like the actors weren't actors. It seemed like someone found real doctors, EMTs, firemen and documented them. Even now, the rescue scenes are more realistic without the blood and guts I see on modern shows.
Fuller was hot but my heart went to Mantooth. There were a few eps though in which he appeared drunk. Did he have a drug or alcohol problem.
Who was the grey haired doctor? He seems so amatuer. That's why I thought the show was a documentary.
Of course, there's always a "ms Kitty" token woman. Julie London.
Troup composed the classic "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66."
R8, R10, Julie London was a popular female vocalist of the mid-to-late '50s, singing pop and jazz standards ("Cry Me a River"), before branching out into film and television. Her husband, Bobby Troup, was a jazz pianist and songwriter, whose most famous work, "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66" has been covered endlessly.
I'm really digging "Emergency" too. It wasn;t a silly soap with ambulances. It was a no no nsense action show. They had some really cool stunts that were movie worthy. I wish they would bring it back with Mantooth as Johnny who went to Med school while working as a Paramedic and Kevin Tighe as the head of the hospital
Kiss his whole face.
If you watch very carefully you will spot a very young Robert Fuller in one of the musical numbers as a chorus boy (uncredited) in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
No (unfortuneately!), not at the gym with Jane Russell but in Bye, Bye Baby and one of the other numbers (I forget which one).
Henry Spofford III and valet
That's interesting tidbit about Julie London and Bobby Troup. I somehow figured London was a Warren Beatty throw away, old maid. Wow, I was way off...
I can't remember where I read this, but apparently "Emergency" played a large part in the establishment of paramedic units connected with fire departments throughout the country.
Yes, I liked Robert Fuller, but he is the only one on the cast of Emergency that I lusted over. Mantooth turned me off completely, which is unusual for me, and Tighe just didn't have the pretty face that I like. But Fuller was always sizzling hot, while the deep voice seemed a little "Ted Baxter" fake, it did help to give him a masculinity that just gets my dick rock hard.
I saw the show when I was a kid (and wanted to go home to live with Julie London and Bobby Troup) but seeing it again as an adult, I really appreciate the issues they explore -- issues that would never be aired today or so candy coated that nothing real or true would happen.
They did an intense episode on child abuse that had a child who was physically and emotionally battered and pulled no proverbial punches. And the MD failed in his legal attempts to protect the kid.
The other one took me by surprise -- an episode on child suicide. The kid who attempted to die in that show was only seven.
For the 70's, they were great looking, here is a better pic.
They all had a sort of sexual undertone without being overtly blatant about it.
Like a lot of movies back then it really had a real life feel. Sort of raw like a bad porn but with good looking people.
Julie London was married to Jack Webb before she married Troup. Webb's company produced Emergency.
Wasn't Jack Webb a closet case???
Randolph Mantooth was my first crush--I think I was 4. He's like a better-looking Taylor Lautner.
I've been watching a lot of MeTV lately. Especially The Big Valley and The Wild Wild West.
I watch MeTV every afternoon, R28. Gunsmoke, Bonanza, The Big Valley, The Wild Wild West, Emergency, and then two episodes of The Rifleman. Emergency is a little out of sync, but it has Robert Fuller and California was still in the West even in the 1970s.
I think Emergency! had a more realistic look to it because they shot episodes all over Southern California locations. Very little seemed to be done on a set in a studio.
So it's great research into middle class/working class Southern California life in the 1970s.
[quote] I'm really digging "Emergency" too. It wasn;t a silly soap with ambulances. It was a no no nsense action show.
That's because it was a Jack Webb production. Just the facts, ma'am.
Check out Fuller's first series, Laramie, where he played the hunky ranch hand who shared a bedroom with the blonde hunky ranch owner, Slim. They used to dunk each other in the water tub and one or the other was always rescusing the other one who had been kidnapped, tied up, etc. Very homoerotic.
The tight jeans of Laramie and Wagon train (the 60's westerns really did have a fair ammount of gratutitous ass shots) showed of his ass a little better than that long lab coat he wore in Emergency.
Did Robert Fuller retire after Emergency!??
I used to love this show back in the day! I recently bought some of the DVDs and it actually holds up pretty well. Loved Randolph Mantooth (WEHT him?)
Robert Fuller goes to all these western conventions everywhere. He was just at one in either Nevada or Utah this past weekend and he goes almost every year to the one in Memphis. He loves those things.
For the reply #18 here is a picture of Robert in the "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" number with Marilyn from that movie. He is the one with the arrow pointing at him. I did not find anything that shows he was in another number
Fuller certainly was a hottie. Anyone remember Joe Penny from the series"Whirlybirds"? Now THERE was a doll.
Mantooth was in a soap opera just a few years ago. But Kevin Tighe, he's a WHET.
"apparently "Emergency" played a large part in the establishment of paramedic units connected with fire departments throughout the country."
And the show seems to have inspired a whole generation of Paramedics and EMTs to do what they do, if ever a TV show can be said to have had a good effect on the real world it's this one. And I recently met an EMT who had the call alarm from this show as his ringtone.
Gage was my preteen crush, BTW, he was so handsome and likeable. He must also be the first Native American to lead a US TV show, and for all I know he's still the only one.
Kevin Tighe was recurring on Lost a few years ago. He played John Locke's father. He was a nasty prick ( the character, that is.... don't know about Tighe).
Today's guest stars: Dick Van Patten AND Ruth Buzzi!
And a daring water rescue!