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

The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Revealing mistake: At the very end, in Waverly's office, the boom shadow is prominently visible on the door. (00:46:20)

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The Deadly Goddess Affair - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: At the end, Solo and Illya are sitting at a small bistro table as the captured bad guys are marched past them. Solo wears a green fez, and between shots, Illya suddenly acquires a red one. It wasn't in his hands or on the table before that: it just seems to appear on his head out of nowhere. (00:48:35)

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The Deadly Goddess Affair - S2-E17

Continuity mistake: When Hubris and his henchmen confront Narouz, three of the men change positions instantly when the shot cuts to a closer angle. A few shots later, Malik instantly "jumps" from behind Hubris to a spot right beside him. (00:20:05)

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The Four-Steps Affair - S1-E21

Continuity mistake: At the end, Solo & Illya land the helicopter on top of the furniture van. But after the shot of them in the cockpit bumping to a landing, a wide shot shows the copter still hovering in the air above the van. Cut back to them in the cockpit and they're landed again; back to the wide shot, still in the air. (00:44:35)

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The Re-Collector's Affair - S2-E6

Factual error: Posing as an art collector, Solo tells the Re-collectors that he owned a valuable painting looted 20 years ago by the Nazis during the war. Improbable at best, and oddly, they don't seem at all curious as to how the 30-something Solo might have afforded such a treasure when he'd have been 12-15 years old at the time. (00:08:45)

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The Brain-Killer Affair - S1-E23

Revealing mistake: Solo pushes the chief from Calcutta's wheelchair into an elevator in UNCLE headquarters. The floor going into the lift, however, is visibly solid, with no break to allow for a real elevator's movement. (00:14:55)

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The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: At the end, Mr. Waverly puts his newspaper down on the table and prepares to get up. When the shot cuts to a longer view, he puts the paper down again before rising. (00:48:05)

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The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: Delgado's plane makes a bumpy landing (without a runway) and skids to a stop in the Brazilian jungle, surrounded by palm trees. But when everyone gets off, the plane is suddenly parked in the midst of an industrial compound with buildings all around it, and no palm trees in sight. (00:37:45)

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The King of Knaves Affair - S1-E13

Factual error: For a supposed language expert, Illya speaks very poor German. Entering the night club, he introduces himself with the line, "Ich bin Herr Strickland." That's terrible grammar. It should be, "Ich heisse Herr Strickland." (00:10:00)

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The Bow-Wow Affair - S1-E20

Visible crew/equipment: In the woods in the dead of night, Illya opens his car door and captures the reflection of the big round studio light illuminating the scene. (00:35:45)

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The Alexander the Greater Affair (1) - S2-E1

Character mistake: When Alexander organizes the human chess game in his courtyard, the "pieces" stand the wrong way on the board, with a dark square in the lower right hand corner. That corner is always a light square. (00:22:50)

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The Girls of Nazarone Affair - S1-E28

Plot hole: Illya dives into the pool to rescue Solo and Lavinia, who've been tied to mattresses and left to drown. Somehow, Illya divines that Solo will be able to free himself. He swims to Lavinia and cuts her free while Solo is still sinking, then heads for the ladder without looking back. Fortunately, his psychic powers are on target: an untied Solo soon appears, swimming free, behind him. (00:38:10)

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The Pop Art Affair - S3-E6

Factual error: Ole and all the Thrush baddies call the missing chemical component a "catalyzer," repeating the term throughout the episode. This was a scriptwriter's error, which only David McCallum, to his credit, corrected: he had Illya say "catalyst," which is what the writer meant. "Catalyzer" isn't a word. (00:10:45)

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The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Plot hole: Bound and chained, Illya is dropped into a huge vat of wet plaster. Yet he's able to miraculously produce a 5-foot-long straw from somewhere (where was he hiding that?) to breathe through while the plaster dries around him. (00:36:45)

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The Sort of Do-It-Yourself Dreadful Affair - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: The bullet holes Solo puts in the attacking robot's chest disappear and reappear several times between shots as it pursues him. (00:02:15)

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The Deadly Toys Affair - S2-E9

Plot hole: Solo hopes that Elfie can fly the helicopter they're about to escape in. Why? It's a standard-issue helicopter: nothing special. Did both he and Illya, who've flown many 'copters in previous episodes, suddenly forget how? (00:46:50)

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The Master's Touch Affair - S4-E6

Continuity mistake: As he's sprawled unconscious on the floor of Valendros' cell, the position of Illya's arm keeps changing between shots. (00:19:10)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: Solo and Illya, chasing a Thrush agent, are driving a white Dodge. When their car overturns, it not only turns blue, it changes into another model of car altogether. (00:02:35)

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The Deadly Toys Affair - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: The remote-controlled model plane with the explosive on board keeps changing colors between shots. It's yellow and blue at first, then yellow and red, and in one shot, it's red and white. (00:12:30)

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The Tigers are Coming Affair - S2-E8

Revealing mistake: The underwater bomb, according to the bad guys' dialogue, is supposed to be triggered by a boat hitting a tripwire strung between two buoys. But it explodes when the boat is still several feet away from the buoys. (00:44:30)

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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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