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

The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: The dust on Illya's tux lapel cleans itself off between takes when he pulls Monica out of the casino. (00:45:00)

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: The framed photo Abaca picks up from the desk isn't the same one he shows Solo in the next shot. It's not even the same size or shape. (00:26:00)

Jean G

The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: During his fight with Edgar, Illya is counting aloud, waiting for the sleep dart he stabbed the big man with to take effect. Between his counts of 8 and 9, he instantly moves 3 feet to the left relative to the cardboard boxes stacked in the warehouse. (00:35:50)

Jean G

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Illya's shoe converts to an improbable electric drill. He inserts a foot-long drill bit (and just where was he hiding that when the baddies searched him?) into the flat of the heel. But when he starts drilling at the bars, the bit is sticking out of the side of the shoe instead. (00:21:15)

Jean G

The Arabian Affair - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Sophie throws a knife that hits Illya in the front of one leg. But when the camera angle widens, she's standing on a dune behind him, nowhere near the area from which the knife was thrown. (00:04:00)

Jean G

The Very Important Zombie Affair - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: At the end, Illya leans in close to look at the voodoo doll Waverly holds. But when the shot cuts to a wider angle, Illya's suddenly standing up straight and leans in to look at the doll all over again. (00:46:15)

Jean G

The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: When Solo and Miss Pogue are trapped in the shipping crate together, his hair combs itself between takes - several times. It's all over his forehead, then is suddenly neatly combed to one side, then is messy again. When the crate is opened, he's well-groomed once more. (00:32:25)

Jean G

The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Continuity mistake: Carlos asks Illya if he's an American, and Illya nods in agreement. He's not undercover and has no reason to lie, so maybe he's suffering from temporary amnesia. He's a Russian citizen working for an international organization HQ'd in New York. He lived in the US, but was never an American. (00:04:20)

Jean G

The Nowhere Affair - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: Langolius' cigarette in the long black holder disappears between takes as he picks up Solo's dossier to examine it. (00:14:15)

Jean G
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. mistake picture

The Abominable Snowman Affair - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The first time we see the tomb being sealed, the bricklayer has built the wall up to shoulder height. When the camera shot reverses angles, the wall is suddenly only waist high. (00:41:15)

Jean G

The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Inga sure moves fast. She's stretched out on her side on the bed beside Solo, and in the very next shot, she's lying on top of him. (00:08:50)

Jean G

The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: Edgar collapses on the warehouse floor next to a large stack of wine boxes. But in the wider shot, as Illya unties Solo, the wine crates have disappeared. (00:36:35)

Jean G

The Five Daughters Affair (2) - S3-E29

Continuity mistake: On the ground, the mini-jet has a large yellow U.N.C.L.E. logo on its nose. In the air, the logo keeps disappearing, and the plane's tail assembly changes configurations. (00:00:10 - 00:01:35)

Jean G

The Prince of Darkness Affair (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Annie's U.N.C.L.E. visitor badge disappears between the hall and the doorway when Illya takes her into the reception room. (00:06:20)

Jean G

The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: One of the masked gunmen is suddenly not wearing his mask, then is masked again and back and forth throughout the scuffle-in-the-bedroom scene. (00:19:45)

Jean G

The Birds and the Bees Affair - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: Mozart and his henchmen invade the honey shop. Illya tosses a chair at them. One man falls. Cut to Illya firing his gun, then back to Mozart - and the man who fell is suddenly in a different place and position on the floor. (00:41:00)

Jean G

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

Continuity mistake: When Sebastian grabs the prism from the safe, the rope he's just used to suspend himself from the ceiling has become a simple noose, rather than the elaborate harness it had been a few moments earlier. (00:43:35)

Jean G
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. mistake picture

The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Greg is preparing to blow up the dam in Athens, he unpacks the items in his suitcase. A pair of red smoke grenades and at least one hand grenade appear in the suitcase out of thin air. (00:45:50)

Cubs Fan

The Tigers are Coming Affair - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Illya takes off his shoes before swimming across the river, but somehow has them back on again a few shots later. (00:27:45 - 00:29:10)

Jean G

The Her Master's Voice Affair - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Could this be the affair of the flying saucer and teacup? As Napoleon Solo is having tea with Miss Partridge, he has his teacup in his right hand with the saucer on the table. Mysteriously, in the next shot, the saucer suddenly appears in his left hand, only to find its way back to the table again. Then both teacup and saucer appear in Solo's left hand. Then both find their way back to the table, then back into his left hand again. And it all happens in a span of about 30 seconds. (00:06:50 - 00:07:25)

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)

Jean G
More mistakes in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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.

More quotes from The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

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.

Jean G
More trivia for The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.