The Prisoner

The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the end, the Professor and Number 12 fall dead on the ramp. Between shots, their positions change.

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The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Number 6 is stabbed in the hand during his struggle with the projectionist. After he's treated for the injury, not only is he placed in an unnecessary sling (his arm wasn't broken), he's also suddenly bleeding from the forearm, several inches above the area where he was stabbed.

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The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the Village cafe, the menu on the table turns itself 90 degrees between the master shot and the close-up. Number 6's hand position and one of the chairs also both change positions instantly.

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The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: In the General's office, the professor pulls the sheet of paper he's been typing on out of the typewriter and inserts it head-first into the computer. When we cut to a close-up of the paper going in, however, it is now being inserted bottom-first.

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The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Number 6 holds the Penny Farthing pass in both hands in close-ups, but in all the master shots, he has it in just one hand.

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The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: At the end, using only one finger of one hand, Number 6 types 4 characters on the typewriter. He then expressly states that what he typed was, "W-h-y question mark." But you can't type the question mark with one finger: it requires holding down the shift key.

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The General - S1-E6

Continuity mistake: Number 6 is quite a quick-change artist. In the projection room, after the countdown reaches 2 minutes, he manages to: strip the unconscious technician; take off his own black suit, tie, hat and glasses; get into the white lab outfit, and finally, don all the communications gear in time for the 1-minute countdown announcement.

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Throughout the episode, Number 6's lapels switch from having solid to broken white piping and back again.

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Trivia

This episode was not shown in the initial U.S. airing of "The Prisoner" on CBS. There was speculation that its pacifist, anti-violence moral might have been construed as a Vietnam War protest, but the network's reason for censoring the episode has never been disclosed.

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