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

The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The gangsters' plane, which has two engines on the ground, suddenly has four engines when it's in the air. It also changes colors. (00:40:45 - 00:42:15)

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The Birds and the Bees Affair - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: As Mozart is forcing Illya to take him into U.N.C.L.E. HQ's basement, Mozart suddenly acquires, between shots, a security badge that wasn't there before. (00:34:45)

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The Dippy Blonde Affair - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Jojo shoots Illya, who falls into a pile of garbage cans, overturning a large cardboard box full of paper. When the camera angle changes, the box has not only moved a few feet to one side all by itself, it has also set itself upright again. (00:20:45)

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The Children's Day Affair - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: During the gun battle outside the lodge, the tray full of bread dropped on the lawn moves itself several feet to the right between takes. (00:41:40)

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The Virtue Affair - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: While he's running through the woods with his hands cuffed behind him, Illya's sleeves alternate, between shots, from pushed up above his elbows to pulled all the way down to his wrists. (00:26:50)

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The Deadly Goddess Affair - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: Malik begins peeling an orange with his dagger as Hubris threatens to brainwash Solo. But when the shot cuts, he starts peeling the same orange all over again. (00:25:50)

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The Bridge of Lions Affair (2) - S2-E21

Continuity mistake: At the end of Part 1, Sir Norman enters the rejuvenation device and immediately gets younger. As Part 2 begins, however, he emerges from the machine looking the same, and Dr. Gritsky says that his rejuvenation will occur gradually over the next few days. (00:03:30)

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The My Friend, the Gorilla Affair - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Prince Khufu is holding his seal of office medallion in one hand, showing it to Illya. But in the very next cut, his hands are on his cloak instead and the medallion is again hanging around his neck. (00:00:45)

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The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Marvin has a homing-pigeon hat. When he's pushed off the precipice, his hat falls off. After a shot of his sister screaming, we cut back to Marvin still falling, and his hat is back on, falling off again. But it's somehow back on his head yet again when he's rescued a few scenes later. (00:38:45 - 00:40:10)

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The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Dr. Nillson's suspended animation device is said to freeze only living matter. But when it's accidentally set off and freezes the dancing teenagers, it stops the record player, too. And when the teens are re-animated, so is the music. (00:04:15)

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The Pieces of Fate Affair - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: The establishing shot is of the real NBC Studios in Burbank, and the sign touts "KNBC-4," also the real Los Angeles NBC affiliate. But when we cut to a scene supposedly inside the studio, the call letters on the talk show host's desk are those of the fictional station KFLO. (00:00:05)

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The Survival School Affair - S4-E10

Continuity mistake: Cutter demonstrates the loop-tightening garrote by pulling on it until it's a tiny 1-inch circle. But when Illya picks it up in the next shot, it's returned itself to its original 6-inch loop size. (00:05:05)

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The Pop Art Affair - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Sylvia is carrying her huge "opus" sculpture out of the art gallery. In the next cut, though, we see a full shot of her showing both her hands empty: she's not holding the sculpture. Next shot, she has it back in her hands again. (00:24:25)

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The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: The buildings visible from Tunick's hotel suite balcony are completely different at night from those that were showing during the day. (00:17:45 - 00:30:30)

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The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: Solo leaps from a roof, appears to get shot, and lands on his back with his tie flipped up over his face and his coat hiked up. In the very next shot, though, his tie and coat have both straightened themselves out nicely, and his arms have completely changed positions. (00:42:55)

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The Adriatic Express Affair - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: The bullet hole in the wall over Solo & Illya's heads disappears after Madame Nemirovitch opens the compartment door. (00:39:00)

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The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: In long shot, the helicopter Solo is flying hovers in a cloudless, clear blue sky. In close-ups of him in the cockpit, however, the sky outside the copter's window-bubble is full of clouds. (00:15:05)

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The Deadly Toys Affair - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Joanna learns from the hotel waiter that he saw Illya and a chambermaid going into the woods. But she later tells Illya that she saw him leaving with the girl, and goes on to describe the chambermaid - a person she never saw. (00:32:55)

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The Monks of St. Thomas Affair - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Illya's grappling hook changes positions on the iron window bars between the time it first attaches and the time he starts to climb the wall. (00:38:15)

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The Birds and the Bees Affair - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: Tavia writes a receipt and hands it to Mozart. She still has the red pen in her hand until the shot reverses angles. Then the pen instantly jumps from her hand to the counter several inches away. (00:12:00)

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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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