Turns out that she has five years' experience as an EMT and used to be a huge Emergency! fan, just like I was. I saw the show in its original run; she saw it in the 80's.
We can both still rattle off lines of dialogue about Ringer's lactate D5W, lidocaine drips, and quadrants, etc. We both played Emergency! as kids--she was Paramedic Johnny Gage; I was Nurse Dixie McCall (only because my friend Tommy insisted on playing Dr. Brackett).
I get a silly, stupid grin on my face, every time I think of someone else being every bit as much of an Emergency! dork as I was. :D
See? I did it again!
Now, of course, when I watch the show, I have to giggle at how dated it is. But when I was a kid, that was my favorite show, except for Star Trek and Quincy.