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

The Abominable Snowman Affair - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The cinder blocks used to seal the tomb change color. Initially, they're black. But when the wall collapses on the bricklayer, they've turned white. (00:41:00 - 00:45:00)

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The Five Daughters Affair (1) - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: No one seems to know which daughter is which. Margo is named daughter number 2 in Act II's title, but the dialogue calls her daughter number 1. Act III's title says Imogen is number 3, while the dialogue refers to her as number 2. (00:12:30 - 00:26:45)

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The Virtue Affair - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: The dead guards, who were all over the courtyard after the gun battle, have all disappeared when Solo and Albert return to untie Illya. (00:44:10 - 00:47:30)

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: Illya changes clothes in mid car-chase. When he and Solo leap into the convertible and drive off, he's wearing a brown leather jacket and jeans. As they race down the road, he's suddenly in a dark blue suit and tie. When they jump out of the car again, he's back in the brown jacket and jeans. (00:45:45)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When an undercover Illya carries the wine boxes into Strago's vineyard, the bottom box has a dark brown striation under the word "Chicago." This disappears and reappears, then disappears again as the scene progresses. (00:20:40)

Jean G

The Virtue Affair - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Solo sneaks down an empty corridor and knocks out the only man guarding the lab door. When the camera angle reverses, there's a second unconscious (or dead) man on the floor behind him. Where'd that guy come from? Solo didn't encounter anyone before the door guard, and there were no bodies already on the floor when he entered the hall. (00:15:05)

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The Seven Wonders of the World Affair (2) - S4-E16

Continuity mistake: Solo and Illya watch as the gas chamber is lowered from the ceiling. In front view, they're standing just inches apart. But in all the reverse angles, they're more than a foot from each other. (00:31:10)

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The It's All Greek to Me Affair - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: When Menolakus gets out of his car and tries to move the boulders, the rocks are in a different position than when they first fell across the road. The briefcase he puts down also changes positions between shots. (00:12:25)

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The Yukon Affair - S2-E14

Continuity mistake: During the fight in the secret vault, Illya's boots change color, from black to white (they're suddenly white in the close-up when the bad guy reaches out to trip him) and then back to black again. (00:43:20)

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The Nowhere Affair - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: The ghost town's saloon is draped with huge spider webs when Solo explores it. But the ghosts obviously have a cleaning service. When Illya arrives later, there's nary a web in sight. (00:02:30 - 00:21:30)

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The Project Deephole Affair - S2-E26

Continuity mistake: When Solo is escorting Narcissus downstairs, they go through a door that's hinged on the right and opens inward into the stairwell. Cut to them entering, and the door is now hinged on the opposite side and has opened outward into the hall. (00:42:30)

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The Terbuf Affair - S1-E14

Continuity mistake: As Napoleon Solo arrives by train, he passes two donkey drawn carts and approaches a woman whose sweater collar is overlapped from right to left. In the next shot, showing Solo exit the train, the donkey carts are now to the right and the woman's collar is now overlapped left to right. (00:12:35)

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The Deep Six Affair - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: Morton turns on the gas in the vault by pushing the toggle switch on the wall downward. When he turns it off a few scenes later, he pushes the same switch down again. (00:25:30)

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The Maze Affair - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Febray apologizes to Illya for telling Thrush how to repair the molelecutronic gun, Illya's hand disappears from Febray's shoulder between shots, without Illya actually moving it.

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The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When the Thrush guards are blocking the exit gate to the private casino, the guard on the left has his hands clasped together in front of him, then training a gun on the casino players. The guard on the right also has his gun in his right hand, which then switches to his left. (00:45:55)

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The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: When Partridge and Dr. Ieago are watching the brainwashed Illya attempting to kill Napoleon on their television screen, the pair switch places between shots. Dr. Ieago is initially sitting down, with Partridge standing up behind him. Then Partridge is sitting down, with Ieago standing up.

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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Illya are following Christine to find Greg, Napoleon turns on the car radar and turns the knob with his left hand. When the shot cuts, he's now turning the dial knob with his right hand.

Cubs Fan

The Summit-Five Affair - S4-E1

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Beldon is exposed as the Thrush double agent, the pistol he has trained on Napoleon and Illya switches hands between two consecutive shots. (00:37:35)

Cubs Fan

The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Daddy Jo shoots Napoleon's trousers, the shotgun in Jo's hands changes instantly from resting in his lap to raised, then back to his lap. (00:30:40)

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Col. Picks is talking about the explosive apples being sold to U.N.C.L.E., the knife in his hands stuck in the apple is either held up straight or at a low angle, depending on the shot. (00:05:40)

Cubs Fan

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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