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

The Round Table Affair - S2-E27

Visible crew/equipment: As the bus door is pulled shut at the end, the glass in its window captures the reflection of a big round studio light. (00:45:10)

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The Waverly Ring Affair - S2-E19

Plot hole: Waverly installs the explosive ring on Solo's finger and arms it, then says, "No one is to know you've been issued a priority ring." Odd command. It's a huge and conspicuous gold and red ring that he can't take off, and everyone at U.N.C.L.E. knows what it is. So how can Solo possibly keep it a secret? (00:07:25)

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The Children's Day Affair - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: The glass in the windshield of Solo and Illya's car is there, then not there, then there again and so on, depending on whether the shot is actually outdoors or processed in studio. (00:00:30)

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The THRUSH Roulette Affair - S4-E7

Visible crew/equipment: When Solo and Coleman call Monica from the hotel, the shadow of the entire boom mike assembly is bobbing up and down on the wall above and behind them. (00:25:10)

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The Birds and the Bees Affair - S2-E18

Continuity mistake: A swarm of bees blackens the windshield of Solo & Illya's car. We see them in all the interior shots, but every time it cuts to an exterior view, the windshield is perfectly clear. (00:04:15)

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The Dippy Blonde Affair - S2-E16

Visible crew/equipment: While Solo is reading Jojo's arrest record to her, the shadow of a film crew member's hand moves on the wall at the lower left of the screen. (00:14:15)

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The Very Important Zombie Affair - S2-E15

Visible crew/equipment: When Solo and Illya move across the room to answer the door, the shadow of the boom can be seen moving in the mirror on the left. (00:13:05)

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

Revealing mistake: MGM often recycled props from its earlier films. Here, the head of Robby the Robot from "Forbidden Planet" is used as part of the rejuvenation machine. (00:33:30)

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The Ultimate Computer Affair - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: When Cervantes shoots Rodriguez, a shell casing from his gun lands on the metal storage container beside him. But in the next shot of him, it's disappeared. (00:31:25)

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The Brain-Killer Affair - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In the stairwell, Illya shoots the second Thrush gunman one time. When the man starts to fall, there are no holes or marks at all on his white jacket. A few seconds later, as he finishes falling down the stairs, three bullet holes suddenly appear in his coat, even though Illya only shot him once. (00:42:00)

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The Candidate's Wife Affair - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: Fairbanks fires at the intruders from the doorway of his house. In the next shot, however, he's leaped forward several feet and is now firing from behind a large chair. (00:39:00)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Factual error: Apparently, U.N.C.L.E. bullets can do 180s. Illya fires at the fleeing Thrush limo from behind, and without hitting any of its other (closed) windows, somehow puts two bullets through the car's front windshield. (00:48:20)

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The Waverly Ring Affair - S2-E19

Visible crew/equipment: After George's hypnosis and brainwashing are complete, the boom slips into the shot at the upper right corner of the screen. (00:12:10)

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The Virtue Affair - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Illya and Vogler practice shooting arrows at the "No Hunting" sign, the "I" is completely there one moment, then acquires a huge white chip in its base without being hit by an arrow. A few shots later, it's intact again. (00:19:00)

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The 'J' for Judas Affair - S4-E3

Continuity mistake: At the airfield, Illya stands near a bright red fuel truck marked "FLAMMABLE." Every time the shot changes, his position shifts from standing to the right of the final E to blocking it altogether. (00:23:35)

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The Off Broadway Affair - S3-E10

Plot hole: U.N.C.L.E.'s pen communicators worked much like modern cell phones: when one agent called another, they "rang" with a 2-tone signal. For some reason in this episode, Solo's pen, which isn't on an open circuit, transmits Illya's voice without ringing first. It signals normally a few scenes later, though. (00:27:55 - 00:34:15)

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The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: Illya removes his shoes, leaves them on the ground and climbs the guard tower barefooted. But in the following shots, his shoes have reappeared on his feet. (00:42:50)

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The My Friend, the Gorilla Affair - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: The giant (and obviously fake) spider is beside Marsha, crawling toward her extended right hand when Illya tells her to freeze. But when he clobbers the foam-rubber menace in the next shot, he attacks the grass behind her. And her right hand, stretched out on the grass when he said "Freeze," has instantaneously moved to her lap between takes. (00:29:05)

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The Deep Six Affair - S4-E14

Continuity mistake: The black Cadillac that pulls up to the guard house is a standard 60s Caddy with 4 doors, 2 bench seats and 4 passengers that we can see. But in the interior shot, there are 7 passengers sitting in a limo-sized Cadillac with a 3rd bench seat and 6 doors. (00:38:20)

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The Maze Affair - S4-E13

Continuity mistake: The antenna on the radio Solo steals from Febray keeps changing lengths between shots, even though he hasn't touched it. (00:44:20)

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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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