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

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

Revealing mistake: Illya's car collides with Madame de Sala's. But it's very obvious that the cars don't actually strike each other, and later shots of her vehicle show no damage at all where it was supposedly hit. (00:26:00)

Jean G

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)

Jean G

The Dippy Blonde Affair - S2-E16

Revealing mistake: In the opening sequence, stock footage re-used from the first season has the peculiar result of turning a brief part of the otherwise all-color episode black-and-white. (00:00:20)

Jean G

The Ultimate Computer Affair - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: In the underground corridor, Illya knocks out a Thrush guard and then sits down to wait for Solo to turn off the electric beam blocking the way inside. Behind him, the "unconscious" guard moves his foot. (00:29:05)

Jean G

The Moonglow Affair - S2-E23

Revealing mistake: Miss Moonglow's lipstick supposedly glows in the dark. But when the lights go out, a badly superimposed special effect causes the glowing lips to remain completely stationary, even when she doesn't. Her head moves, but weirdly, the lips don't. (00:36:20)

Jean G

The Adriatic Express Affair - S2-E13

Revealing mistake: When his body is lying in the baggage car, the "dead" chauffeur's eyelids twitch. (00:23:40)

Jean G

The King of Diamonds Affair - S2-E25

Revealing mistake: When Solo and Illya, posing as maintenance workers on the London street, are opening the manhole to go underground, two cars - a blue VW hatchback and a white roadster - pass them twice going in opposite directions each time. And while most of the cars are driving appropriately on the left, one pulls up behind them driving on the right (which is to say, wrong) side of the road. (00:13:00)

Jean G

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Quotes

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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Mistakes

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.

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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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