The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
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The Cap and Gown Affair - S3-E30

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode when Napoleon is talking with Minerva, Minerva's right hand jumps from her sternum to Napoleon's shoulder and back again. (00:47:25)

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The It's All Greek to Me Affair - S3-E21

Continuity mistake: When Illya contacts Napoleon for the greeting code for his contact in Greece, Napoleon opens the code book twice between shots. (00:01:35)

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The Jingle Bells Affair - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: At the end of the episode, when Mr. Waverly is playing chess with the little boy, his hands are either tented together or not, depending on the shot. (00:46:50)

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The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: When President Tunick is despairing that Candyce no-showed for their date, the packages in his arms (particularly the red-and-white one and the gold one) shift around between shots. (00:22:10)

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The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: When Malanez is explaining how Napoleon's tomb will be moved out of the building once they steal it, he looks at his watch. His right index finger disappears from his jacket cuff between shots. (00:39:15)

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The Jingle Bells Affair - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Illya enter the Macy's store with the Russian chairman, the woman outside with the Salvation Army is ringing her bell down by her side, but when the shot cuts, the bell is up by her head. (00:09:05)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When Luger is assassinated for compromising Thrush's plans, the amount of liquid in Strago's glass decreases between shots, without Strago actually drinking anything. (00:15:05)

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The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: When Cariago is on the phone with Uncle Giuliano, Giuliano's phone jumps back and forth from ear to ear, as well as from hand to hand. (00:28:10)

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The Galatea Affair - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: When Rosy knocks Olaf out during his fight with Illya, the position of Olaf's body on top of Illya changes between shots. (00:43:20)

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The Bridge of Lions Affair (1) - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon tries to get into Norman Swickert's residence, and the guard outside the gate forcefully turns his car around, Napoleon's hand disappears from the car's steering wheel. (00:25:30)

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The Waverly Ring Affair - S2-E19

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Illya are briefing George after he is "brainwashed", Illya is standing up straight in front of George's chair, but then is suddenly leaning forward with his arm on the chair's back. (00:15:00)

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The Nowhere Affair - S2-E24

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon, suffering from amnesia, finds his U.N.C.L.E. ID card in his jacket pocket, he opens it with one hand, with his other hand on the jacket's coat hanger. In the close-up of the ID card, he's holding it with both hands, then in the following wide shot, he's holding it with one hand again. The wallet also opens horizontally, then vertically, then horizontally again. (00:19:00)

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The Children's Day Affair - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is chained to the table in the train room at the Thrush school, the shackle on the table moves from the bottom of the table closest to Napoleon to the top near the train switches, then back to the bottom near Napoleon. (00:27:45)

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The Virtue Affair - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: When Illya talks with Carl Voegler in the woods, Voegler rests his bow on the ground, gripping it with his right hand and his left arm resting on top. In the next shot, he's gripping the bow with his left hand and his right hand is instantly down by his side. (00:17:55)

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The Deadly Toys Affair - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When Illya fights with the Thrush agent on the cliff top, the Thrush agent's hat mysteriously disappears from his head. It's never seen falling off, and he never takes it off since he's occupied with Illya. (00:12:15)

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The Arabian Affair - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: When Illya beats Sulador in their poker fight, the position of the hot portion of Illya's poker changes, relative to Sulador's throat. (00:38:55)

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The Brain-Killer Affair - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When agent Jason is assembling his gun in the hospital, a piece that he is never seen adding magically appears on the end of the gun barrel. (00:22:50)

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The Brain-Killer Affair - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Samoy are wondering if Thrush poisoned Waverly in order to deliver him to a specific medical clinic, the mannequin hand Solo has resting on Samoy's shoulder disappears between shots. (00:21:00)

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The Quadripartite Affair - S1-E3

Plot hole: Solo blows open the ceiling vent of Illya and Marion's cell, and she stands on Illya's shoulders until Solo can reach her and pull her out. This leaves Illya with nothing/no one to stand on, no way to reach the vent and no apparent way out of the cell. But he's out just the same in the next scene, with no explanation as to how. (00:42:40)

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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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