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

The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the captured Illya is brought into Strago's conference room, the boom shadow is lurking on the curved wall over their heads. (00:12:00)

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The Hula Doll Affair - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Illya, outside in front of the skyscraper office building, stands beside the cab talking on his communicator, the boom mike is visible over his head throughout the shot. (00:40:00)

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The Hula Doll Affair - S3-E22

Visible crew/equipment: When Solo gets out of the cab in front of Thrush HQ, the taxi's windows catch a perfect reflection of the camera and a studio light as the driver pulls away. (00:14:50)

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

Visible crew/equipment: During the fight aboard the plane, Solo's stunt double's face is fully visible several times. (00:43:30)

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The Concrete Overcoat Affair (2) - S3-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When Miss Diketon walks in on Strago trying to make time with Pia, the boom shadow is moving on the wall behind his head. (00:10:55)

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The Monks of St. Thomas Affair - S3-E5

Visible crew/equipment: When Illya is captured and taken to Abbot Simon, a boom mic dips into the shot over the group's heads. (00:43:10)

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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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The Giuoco Piano Affair - S1-E7

Trivia: Four of the guests at Marion's party are played by U.N.C.L.E. production staff in cameo roles. Creator-producer Norman Felton is the man playing chess, producer Sam Rolfe is the dancing Texan, associate producer/writer Joseph Calvelli is the writer typing at the coffee table, and director Richard Donner is the drunk in the extremely loud sport coat.

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The Neptune Affair - S1-E11

Question: Why would Solo compare the descending elevator to an Eaton's department store, when these only existed in Canada?

Answer: He must have ridden in an Eaton's store elevator while he was in Canada at some point. For some reason, this elevator reminds him of it. The show's original concept had Solo being a Canadian, so this may be a minor nod to that fact.

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