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

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 King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Revealing mistake: When Solo and Illya, posing as maintenance workers on the London street, are opening the manhole to go underground, two cars - a blue VW hatchback and a white roadster - pass them twice going in opposite directions each time. And while most of the cars are driving appropriately on the left, one pulls up behind them driving on the right (which is to say, wrong) side of the road. (00:13:00)

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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 Never-Never Affair - S1-E25

Factual error: Mandy reveals at the end that she's been carrying the microdot hidden inside her contact lens. Ouch. Any foreign object placed inside a contact, especially the hard glass contacts of the 60s, would cause irritation severe enough to make the lens unwearable and the eye very, very red. (00:44:15)

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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 Waverly Ring Affair - S2-E19

Visible crew/equipment: When Carla enters Waverly's office, both the boom mike and its shadow are prominently visible at the top of the shot. (00:04:30)

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The Abominable Snowman Affair - S3-E13

Plot hole: Solo gets a letter from Waverly admitting him to forbidden Chupat. If it's that easy, why doesn't Illya get the same privilege? So that we can see him reduced to the humiliating and pointless ruse of sneaking in wearing an inflated yeti costume. Definitely U.N.C.L.E.'s "jump the shark" episode. (00:01:00)

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

Audio problem: A member of Kingsley's army asks if Solo had a pleasant rest after the captured agent wakes up. But the man's line is partially obliterated by a loud pop and a sound drop-out. (00:13:40)

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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 My Friend, the Gorilla Affair - S3-E14

Revealing mistake: The snake encountered by the prisoners is initially black with white markings (a stock shot). But when Illya kicks it aside, it has somehow turned solid gray. It's also very obviously made of rubber. (00:07:25)

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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 Hula Doll Affair - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Solo gets out of the cab in front of Thrush HQ, the taxi's windows catch a perfect reflection of the camera and a studio light as the driver pulls away. (00:14:50)

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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)

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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 Batcave Affair - S2-E28

Visible crew/equipment: When Zark uncovers the caged bat and shows it to Illya, the shadow of the boom mike sweeps across the back wall. (00:33:30)

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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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