The billings for the first ever episode of Shortland Street said: "Tom and Marj are shocked by Stuart's claim. Chris is sprung in a compromising situation. Hone has a dramatic introduction to Shortland Street."
The opening scene was: An ambulance speeds towards an accident scene.
The first piece of dialogue was: Marj Neilson answering the phone in reception and saying, "Good afternoon, Shortland Street Accident and Emergency Centre".
episode contained a birth, a sex scene (between Dr Chris Warner and
an aerobics instructor played by Suzy Aitken) and what remains the
show's most famous line: "You're not in Guatemala now, Dr Ropata" ,
delivered by Nurse Carrie Burton.
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