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

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

Factual error: While Solo prepares the explosive, Waverly's line to Joanna is, "If you and I are wise like Lot's wife, we'd better not look." The scriptwriter got this backwards. Lot's wife was unwise and did look, and turned into a pillar of salt. (00:41:00)

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

Audio problem: Kingsley is ordering Harmon to go ahead and hold the executions - but his voice is so badly overdubbed that his line is almost unintelligible. (00:23:40)

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The Foxes and Hounds Affair - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: In the cell, as the camera pans across to Solo at the door, the shadow of someone's hand slapping a large, rectangular shape can be seen on the wall. (00:34:00)

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The Waverly Ring Affair - S2-E19

Plot hole: U.N.C.L.E.'s yellow badges were worn only inside HQ, and were supposed to set off alarms if you didn't wear one, or if they were taken from the building. But here, Solo passes through security and walks out with his badge still on, and the alarms don't sound. (00:25:55)

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The Fiery Angel Affair - S4-E9

Revealing mistake: When the bull charges Solo, chases him over the gate and then slams its horns into the wood, you can see the stick used to operate the fake bull's head. A large section of it is visible just behind the mock-up's neck. (00:34:45)

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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 Foreign Legion Affair - S2-E22

Other mistake: Aboard the plane in the beginning, Illya calls to report in, and forgets his own secret agent number. He tells the communicator, "This is Number 2 Section 1." This is a little like James Bond suddenly calling himself Double-O-Six. Illya worked for Section 2, and was always Number 2 Section 2. Maybe that's just what happens when you're a TV spy and get hit over the head too many times. (00:03:15)

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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 Pieces of Fate Affair - S3-E23

Deliberate mistake: Because lawyers for real-life review columnist Judith Merrill were not amused by the parody of her and sued, the name Judith Merle is very obviously dubbed over throughout the episode (and changed in the credits) to Jody Moore. (00:32:50)

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The Never-Never Affair - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: Solo's stunt double's face can be seen several times during the fight scene in the Thrush garage. (00:36:35)

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The Terbuf Affair - S1-E14

Revealing mistake: When Napoleon Solo arrives at the train station, both the name of the newspaper the man in black is holding, and the name on the station sign are backwards. Additionally, as he arrives by train the man in black is on the left side of the shot. After exiting the train, the man in black appears from the right side of the shot. (00:12:35)

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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 Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair - S3-E19

Visible crew/equipment: During the fight aboard the plane, Solo's stunt double's face is fully visible several times. (00:43:30)

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

Other mistake: The title of Act II, "Thrush Flaps It's Wings," is misspelled/mispunctuated. The possessive "its" does not take an apostrophe, so it should read, "Thrush Flaps Its Wings." (00:13:10)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Miss Diketon walks in on Strago trying to make time with Pia, the boom shadow is moving on the wall behind his head. (00:10:55)

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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)

Skip Lawson

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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Show generally

Deliberate mistake: In scenes at U.N.C.L.E. headquarters, the badge on Napoleon's lapel has the number 11 on it instead of the number 2, implying that Napoleon is in the wrong section. This is actually because during filming, Robert Vaughn believed that the number was "2" in Roman numerals (e.g. "II").

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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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