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

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

Jean G

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

Jean G
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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: The recuperating Solo has a towel on his forehead. But as he's telling Pia his name, the towel disappears between shots.

00:19:20

Jean G

The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Illya slams the door on the approaching gunman and holds it with his foot until the lock is turned, then lowers his leg. Cut to a wider shot, and he takes his foot off the door all over again.

00:35:45

Jean G

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

Continuity mistake: The table with the code papers resting on it is smashed during the fight in the final act. Yet, when the fight is nearly over, the table has restored itself with the papers still on it, only to be squashed all over again.

00:45:00 - 00:47:05

Jean G

The Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair - S3-E19

Continuity mistake: The ship we see steaming out of Hong Kong (with Illya aboard) is shown later out on the open sea - only it's not the same ship. The first was painted black: the ship we see later is white.

00:05:25 - 00:08:30

Jean G

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

Jean G

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

Jean G

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

Jean G

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

Jean G

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

Jean G

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

Jean G

The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: When the bad guys hang Marvin upside down, his tie comes loose and falls over his face. A few shots later, though, it somehow tucks itself back up again, even though his hands are tied and he couldn't have touched it.

00:23:45

Jean G

The Jingle Bells Affair - S3-E15

Continuity mistake: When the gunmen storm the rescue mission, they enter through a 3-paned glass door with its glass intact. Cut to an interior shot of them coming in, and the glass is now completely broken out.

00:27:25

Jean G

The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: During his fight with Edgar, Illya is counting aloud, waiting for the sleep dart he stabbed the big man with to take effect. Between his counts of 8 and 9, he instantly moves 3 feet to the left relative to the cardboard boxes stacked in the warehouse.

00:35:50

Jean G

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: Illya's shoe converts to an improbable electric drill. He inserts a foot-long drill bit (and just where was he hiding that when the baddies searched him?) into the flat of the heel. But when he starts drilling at the bars, the bit is sticking out of the side of the shoe instead.

00:21:15

Jean G
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The Abominable Snowman Affair - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The first time we see the tomb being sealed, the bricklayer has built the wall up to shoulder height. When the camera shot reverses angles, the wall is suddenly only waist high.

00:41:15

Jean G

The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Inga sure moves fast. She's stretched out on her side on the bed beside Solo, and in the very next shot, she's lying on top of him.

00:08:50

Jean G

The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: Edgar collapses on the warehouse floor next to a large stack of wine boxes. But in the wider shot, as Illya unties Solo, the wine crates have disappeared.

00:36:35

Jean G

The Five Daughters Affair (2) - S3-E29

Continuity mistake: On the ground, the mini-jet has a large yellow U.N.C.L.E. logo on its nose. In the air, the logo keeps disappearing, and the plane's tail assembly changes configurations.

00:00:10 - 00:01:35

Jean G

The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: One of the masked gunmen is suddenly not wearing his mask, then is masked again and back and forth throughout the scuffle-in-the-bedroom scene.

00:19:45

Jean G

The Her Master's Voice Affair - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Could this be the affair of the flying saucer and teacup? As Napoleon Solo is having tea with Miss Partridge, he has his teacup in his right hand with the saucer on the table. Mysteriously, in the next shot, the saucer suddenly appears in his left hand, only to find its way back to the table again. Then both teacup and saucer appear in Solo's left hand. Then both find their way back to the table, then back into his left hand again. And it all happens in a span of about 30 seconds.

00:06:50 - 00:07:25

The Super-Colossal Affair - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The gangsters' plane, which has two engines on the ground, suddenly has four engines when it's in the air. It also changes colors.

00:40:45 - 00:42:15

Jean G

The My Friend, the Gorilla Affair - S3-E14

Continuity mistake: Prince Khufu is holding his seal of office medallion in one hand, showing it to Illya. But in the very next cut, his hands are on his cloak instead and the medallion is again hanging around his neck.

00:00:45

Jean G

The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: Marvin has a homing-pigeon hat. When he's pushed off the precipice, his hat falls off. After a shot of his sister screaming, we cut back to Marvin still falling, and his hat is back on, falling off again. But it's somehow back on his head yet again when he's rescued a few scenes later.

00:38:45 - 00:40:10

Jean G

The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair - S3-E18

Continuity mistake: Dr. Nillson's suspended animation device is said to freeze only living matter. But when it's accidentally set off and freezes the dancing teenagers, it stops the record player, too. And when the teens are re-animated, so is the music.

00:04:15

Jean G

The Pieces of Fate Affair - S3-E23

Continuity mistake: The establishing shot is of the real NBC Studios in Burbank, and the sign touts "KNBC-4," also the real Los Angeles NBC affiliate. But when we cut to a scene supposedly inside the studio, the call letters on the talk show host's desk are those of the fictional station KFLO.

00:00:05

Jean G

The Pop Art Affair - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: Sylvia is carrying her huge "opus" sculpture out of the art gallery. In the next cut, though, we see a full shot of her showing both her hands empty: she's not holding the sculpture. Next shot, she has it back in her hands again.

00:24:25

Jean G

The Napoleon's Tomb Affair - S3-E20

Continuity mistake: The buildings visible from Tunick's hotel suite balcony are completely different at night from those that were showing during the day.

00:17:45 - 00:30:30

Jean G

The Take Me to Your Leader Affair - S3-E16

Continuity mistake: In long shot, the helicopter Solo is flying hovers in a cloudless, clear blue sky. In close-ups of him in the cockpit, however, the sky outside the copter's window-bubble is full of clouds.

00:15:05

Jean G

The Monks of St. Thomas Affair - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: Illya's grappling hook changes positions on the iron window bars between the time it first attaches and the time he starts to climb the wall.

00:38:15

Jean G

The Abominable Snowman Affair - S3-E13

Continuity mistake: The cinder blocks used to seal the tomb change color. Initially, they're black. But when the wall collapses on the bricklayer, they've turned white.

00:41:00 - 00:45:00

Jean G

The Five Daughters Affair (1) - S3-E28

Continuity mistake: No one seems to know which daughter is which. Margo is named daughter number 2 in Act II's title, but the dialogue calls her daughter number 1. Act III's title says Imogen is number 3, while the dialogue refers to her as number 2.

00:12:30 - 00:26:45

Jean G

The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: Illya changes clothes in mid car-chase. When he and Solo leap into the convertible and drive off, he's wearing a brown leather jacket and jeans. As they race down the road, he's suddenly in a dark blue suit and tie. When they jump out of the car again, he's back in the brown jacket and jeans.

00:45:45

Jean G
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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (1) - S3-E11

Continuity mistake: When an undercover Illya carries the wine boxes into Strago's vineyard, the bottom box has a dark brown striation under the word "Chicago." This disappears and reappears, then disappears again as the scene progresses.

00:20:40

Jean G

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

Continuity mistake: When Menolakus gets out of his car and tries to move the boulders, the rocks are in a different position than when they first fell across the road. The briefcase he puts down also changes positions between shots.

00:12:25

Jean G

The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Daddy Jo shoots Napoleon's trousers, the shotgun in Jo's hands changes instantly from resting in his lap to raised, then back to his lap.

00:30:40

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Col. Picks is talking about the explosive apples being sold to U.N.C.L.E., the knife in his hands stuck in the apple is either held up straight or at a low angle, depending on the shot.

00:05:40

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The Matterhorn Affair - S3-E24

Continuity mistake: In the first shot of Beirut at the bar in Singapore, he is holding his cigarette in his mouth. In the next shot, the hand holding the cigarette has inexplicably moved about a foot away.

00:00:10

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon is trying to leave Nina's house, and Daddy Jo shoots the pair of slacks they're holding between them, Napoleon drops the part he's holding, while Nina still has a grip on her end. In the next shot, Nina isn't holding anything, and Napoleon drops his end a second time.

00:30:40

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The Hot Number Affair - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon enlarges the picture of Ramona wearing the eponymous dress, and notices Buuder's name, the picture he's looking at changes from black and white to color.

00:18:10

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The Hot Number Affair - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: When Illya escapes from the sack he is trapped in and fights with the Thrush agent, his hair is flattened down like bed hair, but when he jumps over the cutting table, his hair is neatly combed.

00:28:55

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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 Five Daughters Affair (2) - S3-E29

Continuity mistake: When Sandy is with the Japanese geisha, trying to contact U.N.C.L.E., the geisha has both hands on her telephone. Her right hand then disappears from the phone's microphone.

00:20:50

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Illya is captured by Col. Picks and is being force-fed a piece of apple, Picks' grip on his knife changes back and forth between shots.

00:17:15

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The Hot Number Affair - S3-E25

Continuity mistake: When Jerry is trying to convince the two Harrys that his dress design is safe, his arms are down by his side, but then inexplicably appear up on his chest.

00:17:10

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The Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Sheriff Skully tells Col. Picks that Napoleon and Illya are in town, Picks has a glass of iced tea in his hands. His grip on both the glass and the straws constantly changes back and forth throughout the scene.

00:11:50

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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 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: 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 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 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 Apple A Day Affair - S3-E27

Continuity mistake: When Napoleon and Illya escape from the mine and chase after the Thrush truck, it is dark outside. For one shot of Napoleon and Illya in their car, it's very obviously daytime behind them.

00:46:20

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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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