The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

The Birds and the Bees Affair - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: A swarm of bees blackens the windshield of Solo & Illya's car. We see them in all the interior shots, but every time it cuts to an exterior view, the windshield is perfectly clear. (00:04:15)

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The Ultimate Computer Affair - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Cervantes shoots Rodriguez, a shell casing from his gun lands on the metal storage container beside him. But in the next shot of him, it's disappeared. (00:31:25)

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The Brain-Killer Affair - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In the stairwell, Illya shoots the second Thrush gunman one time. When the man starts to fall, there are no holes or marks at all on his white jacket. A few seconds later, as he finishes falling down the stairs, three bullet holes suddenly appear in his coat, even though Illya only shot him once. (00:42:00)

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The Candidate's Wife Affair - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Fairbanks fires at the intruders from the doorway of his house. In the next shot, however, he's leaped forward several feet and is now firing from behind a large chair. (00:39:00)

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The Virtue Affair - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Illya and Vogler practice shooting arrows at the "No Hunting" sign, the "I" is completely there one moment, then acquires a huge white chip in its base without being hit by an arrow. A few shots later, it's intact again. (00:19:00)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: At the airfield, Illya stands near a bright red fuel truck marked "FLAMMABLE." Every time the shot changes, his position shifts from standing to the right of the final E to blocking it altogether. (00:23:35)

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The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: Illya removes his shoes, leaves them on the ground and climbs the guard tower barefooted. But in the following shots, his shoes have reappeared on his feet. (00:42:50)

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The My Friend, the Gorilla Affair - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: The giant (and obviously fake) spider is beside Marsha, crawling toward her extended right hand when Illya tells her to freeze. But when he clobbers the foam-rubber menace in the next shot, he attacks the grass behind her. And her right hand, stretched out on the grass when he said "Freeze," has instantaneously moved to her lap between takes. (00:29:05)

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The Deep Six Affair - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: The black Cadillac that pulls up to the guard house is a standard 60s Caddy with 4 doors, 2 bench seats and 4 passengers that we can see. But in the interior shot, there are 7 passengers sitting in a limo-sized Cadillac with a 3rd bench seat and 6 doors. (00:38:20)

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The Maze Affair - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: The antenna on the radio Solo steals from Febray keeps changing lengths between shots, even though he hasn't touched it. (00:44:20)

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The Adriatic Express Affair - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: Solo & Illya are locked in a cell in the windowless baggage car. But all of the exterior shots of the train show it hauling only window-lined passenger cars, and no baggage car at all. (00:44:30)

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The Prince of Darkness Affair (1) - S4-E4

Continuity mistake: When Solo and Illya explore the ruined African village, Solo's collar and tie are open and loose in close-ups, but buttoned and pulled up tight in full shots. (00:01:30)

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The Alexander the Greater Affair (1) - S2-E1

Continuity mistake: Parviz starts the blade swinging while he's standing directly behind it. In the very next shot, he instantly "jumps" to a position on one side instead. Probably a wise move. We're just not sure how he did it so fast. (00:44:10)

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The Yukon Affair - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: When Victoria orders everyone to put up their hands, Illya's left coat sleeve is covering his watch in full shots, but is several inches lower, exposing the watch, in all the close-ups. (00:45:15)

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The Girls of Nazarone Affair - S1-E28

Continuity mistake: In the hotel room, Solo gives Lavinia Brown one of his cards. She's holding it in her left hand and gesturing with it as she talks to him. But when the camera angle changes slightly, the card suddenly vanishes. (00:18:25)

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The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: When the bad guys hang Marvin upside down, his tie comes loose and falls over his face. A few shots later, though, it somehow tucks itself back up again, even though his hands are tied and he couldn't have touched it. (00:23:45)

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The Virtue Affair - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Vogler paints a target on Illya's shirt back and hunts him. The target remains constant through most of the chase, until a stunt double is brought in for a fight sequence. The double's target has a large "bite" taken out of the bull's eye. The bite goes away after the fight, and Illya's target is whole again. (00:29:20)

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The Jingle Bells Affair - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When the gunmen storm the rescue mission, they enter through a 3-paned glass door with its glass intact. Cut to an interior shot of them coming in, and the glass is now completely broken out. (00:27:25)

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The Foreign Legion Affair - S2-E22

Continuity mistake: The woman sent to Solo's cell with food has two red jewels hanging from her headband onto her forehead. But after Solo finishes the meal, she suddenly has only one jewel attached to the headband. (00:18:15 - 00:28:10)

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The Ultimate Computer Affair - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: The whipped cream covering Salty's arm and hand, as she holds the mini explosive pulled from the dessert, is very thick in the first shot of her, much thinner in the next, thicker again in the next, and almost completely gone in the last shot. (00:42:20 - 00:43:45)

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The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Plot hole: Solo blows open the ceiling vent of Illya and Marion's cell, and she stands on Illya's shoulders until Solo can reach her and pull her out. This leaves Illya with nothing/no one to stand on, no way to reach the vent and no apparent way out of the cell. But he's out just the same in the next scene, with no explanation as to how. (00:42:40)

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Napoleon Solo: My name is Napoleon Solo. I'm an enforcement agent in Section Two here. That's operations and enforcement.
Illya Kuryakin: I am Illya Kuryakin. I am also an enforcement agent. Like my friend Napoleon, I go and I do whatever I am told to by our chief.
Alexander Waverly: Hmm? Oh, yes. Alexander Waverly. Number One in Section One. In charge of this, our New York headquarters. It's from here that I send these young men on their various missions.

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Trivia: "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s" original working title was "Solo," and its lead character was named for a spy with a minor role in one of Ian Fleming's early Bond novels. U.N.C.L.E. producer Norman Felton had a handshake agreement with Fleming to use the name and to develop "Solo" as a TV spy series. But the Bond film franchise had other ideas, reneged on the agreement on Fleming's behalf, and sued, forcing the title change. Felton prevailed only in retaining the character's name: Napoleon Solo.

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