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

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

Visible crew/equipment: During his fistfight with the burly body guard outside Sir Norman's estate, Illya's stunt double's face is visible in profile. (00:40:15)

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The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Illya's shirt tail is hanging out when he heads for the window to use his home-made slingshot, but has tucked itself back in a few shots later, when he climbs out the window. (00:39:15)

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The Pop Art Affair - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: The Thrush assassins have an armed golf cart (with a machine gun that handily spews both flames and bullets at the same time). When the cart overturns, the two men fall into a sand trap and tumble several feet away from the vehicle. In the very next shot, they're lying right beside the cart again. (00:02:40)

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The Cap and Gown Affair - S3-E30

Continuity mistake: Solo picks up a book, The History of Pacifism, and shows it to Illya, holding it at the bottom. Cut to a close-up insert and his fingers have instantly migrated up to the middle of the book. Cut back to the wider shot, and he's no longer holding the book at all. It's back on the table. (00:19:10)

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The Cap and Gown Affair - S3-E30

Factual error: The jailed student protestors are dancing in their cell to a jazzy tune. But they have no radio or record player - just one guy with a guitar. They seem to have conjured the accompanying saxophone, jazz clarinets and percussion section out of thin air. (00:11:00)

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The Waverly Ring Affair - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: In close-up, Illya is covering the phone receiver with his left hand, but drops the hand to his side when he tells the operator, "Never mind." There's an immediate cut to a wider angle, and his left hand is suddenly back on the receiver in the same position as before. (00:24:00)

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The Monks of St. Thomas Affair - S3-E5

Factual error: Illya leaps onto the rope in the monastery tower, causing the bell to ring. After sliding down the rope to the floor, he then identifies the tone as "B Major 7th." But the musically-literate Illya should know better. B Major 7th is a chord (B, D-sharp, F-sharp, A-sharp), not a single note. (00:41:45)

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The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Continuity mistake: In close-up, the brainwashed Illya holds the Luger at an angle, close to his face. But when the shot cuts, he's suddenly holding it straight and much lower, level with his chest. Next close-up, it's back in the original position again. (00:40:10)

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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: Greg pulls Christine into the alley. When he says, "It's no good," he's standing squarely face-to-face with her. But in the very next shot, he's moved to a side-on position with his head turned toward her. (00:30:55)

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The Test Tube Killer Affair - S4-E2

Continuity mistake: The positions of the fencing school students supposedly standing still behind Greg change constantly between shots as the instructor addresses them. (00:06:00)

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The Dippy Blonde Affair - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: Pendleton swallows a suicide capsule and collapses at the interrogation table face down between two file folders. But when the shot cuts to a different angle, his head has instantly moved several inches to the right and is resting in the middle of one of the folders instead of in between them. (00:17:00)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: In the intro, Illya shows Solo an automatic rifle he's retrieved after the shoot-out in the mausoleum. In full shot, he's holding his U.N.C.L.E. Special pistol in his right hand as he points to the logo on the rifle's stock. In the close-up insert of his hand, the Special disappears. (00:02:50)

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The Prince of Darkness Affair (2) - S4-E5

Continuity mistake: Events in the opening recap here differ from those in the previous episode. At the end of part 1, Solo climbs the boat ladder with his hands still tied, loses balance and falls back to the deck. In part 2's recap, he gets his hands free immediately, and never climbs the ladder. (00:03:15)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) - S3-E12

Revealing mistake: Solo's boat is blown up by Strago's new superweapon. But stock footage used for the explosion is a little too obvious: the picture abruptly changes from color to black-and-white. (00:14:30)

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The Galatea Affair - S3-E3

Factual error: Mark Slate's hidden spy camera sure is sophisticated. It cuts to close-ups, pans, zooms, and even edits the live picture, all by itself. (00:05:15)

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The Tigers are Coming Affair - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: The gag covering Suzanne's mouth changes position (the patterns on the cloth have shifted) when she gets up to kick the bad guys off the dock into the water. (00:44:40)

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The Never-Never Affair - S1-E25

Revealing mistake: U.N.C.L.E. headquarters must be full of elevators that don't go anywhere. When Mandy enters Solo's elevator car, she crosses a solid threshold with no break in the floor. (00:10:35)

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The See-Paris-and-Die Affair - S1-E22

Other mistake: Solo seems to forget just who called whom when he calls Illya on the communicator. After Illya picks up, Solo answers as though Illya had called him instead. (00:32:40)

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The Her Master's Voice Affair - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When the taxi leaves the airport, it's a 1965 Ford. When next seen en route, it's a 1958 model with really big tail fins. When it arrives at the house, it's a '65 again, with no tail fins. (00:20:30)

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The Master's Touch Affair - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: Solo's little red sports car has an intact windshield in the studio processed shots (done indoors with rear-screen projection). But in all the outdoor shots of the car, the windshield is, for some strange reason, missing entirely. (00:24:20)

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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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