The Wild Wild West

The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: When West is untied from the pillar, a close-up shot of his foot shows him stepping on the wooden plank that activates the force field. The next shot shows him walking on the plank, but the force field was activated before he steps on it (from a wide angle shot). (00:38:50)

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The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: Halfway through this episode, West's hands are tied to the bedpost. He frees a hidden knife from his lower right sleeve. The close-up of his right wrist shows two rope strands binding him. When West finally gets the knife in the position to cut the rope, only one rope strand is wrapped around his wrist.

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The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Towards the beginning of this episode when West is first taken to see the commandant, Cochon goes to the rack on the wall to get West a clean shirt. They are standing by the door where Cochon throws the dirty shirt. There are three pegs on the rack, with a shirt hanging on the leftmost peg and rightmost peg. Cochon gets the shirt off the one on the right peg. As they walk away, West's dirty shirt is now on the ground under the left peg. After the meeting with the commodant, West and Cochon leave. Cochon asks for the clean shirt that West is wearing. When Cochon goes back to the rack to get West a replacement shirt, the shirt that was on the far left peg is now on the center peg, but West's dirty shirt is still under the left peg.

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The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: Before the first freeze frame, West passes out on his right side with his head resting on his right bicep. In the next scene when West regains consciousness, he is facing down with his head resting on folded arms - his head on the left forearm.

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The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: Towards the end of this episode, West is climbing up the latter out of the ice storage room. The seat of his pants are noticeably dirty as are both of his calves' areas. When West exits onto the street, his pants are inexplicably clean during this shootout scene. During West's fight with Brutus, West's entire back - from shoulders to the bottom of the legs of his pants - has been quite dirtied from rolling on the ground. West then runs to fight Sergei. When Sergei falls off the horse, and West is hovering over him, the entire back of West's clothes now seem only to be faintly dusty. When West leaves the fight area to enter into the funeral parlor, his clothes are immaculate.

The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Three fourths into this episode, West is inside the wall of the mouse hole. Wearing his blue suit, he enters a knot in the wall onto a ramp. While sliding down, West is now wearing an emerald green suit. When West is sliding into the octagon container, he is wearing the blue suit again.

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The Night of the Golden Cobra - S2-E2

Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the closing scene, their private train is shown moving right next to tall green trees with large mountains directly behind the trees. The final shot of the scene shows the train in a very desert-like location moving towards the trees and mountains which are shown in the far distance.

The Night of the Murderous Spring - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the opening credits, West's hair is brushed back from his right side. It stays that way for the rest of the scene - as he is shaving, after he is drugged, as he is shooting at Dr. Loveless, as he looks out the window at the fallen Loveless, and as he runs out of hotel looking for Loveless. While West is still outside, Gordon arrives, and West's hair looks as if has gel in it when he is talking with Gordon. After the first freeze frame, West's hair goes back to the non-gel look.

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The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Right before the second freeze frame, the invisible Midas knocks out Gordon who ends up on the floor at the foot of the staircase. Midas knocks out West who ends up on the floor at the foot of the staircase in the same spot where Gordon was, but who is no longer there.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Before the third freeze frame when Midas is outside with West and Gordon, all the people around them are motionless. Midas suspends his flask above his left shoulder. The next camera shot shows the flask several inches lower. Then, the shot from behind Midas shows the flask suspended back to its original position above his left shoulder. During this outside scene, there was a slight breeze which caused both the curtains of the coach to move as well as the lady's lower dress (the one standing behind Midas). When the three move inside, the people suddenly "freeze", but the woman's cape is still slightly moving as well as the gentlemen on the screen's right. When they go into the gallery which houses the jewelry, the motionless actors are not as still as the ones who were outside.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: The scene right before the third freeze frame shows the iron gates slowly closing behind West and Gordon. There are three vertical rows of bars showing on each side of the gate. When Midas turns around and walks towards them, there is only one vertical bar showing on each side, and the gates have stopped closing.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: In the first scene, West and the Minister are viewing the Kara diamond encased in a transparent protective cube. As they walk to the window, in the background one can see the protective cube, however, the diamond is no longer there. The protective cube explodes revealing the diamond is missing - however, it was already missing before the cube exploded.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: Between the first and second freeze frames, an envoy from Washington is at the boxcar door. In the background, one can see somewhat large trees and a large size mountain. The train's close-up for this scene shows the trees and mountains at a much smaller scale.

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Continuity mistake: In the fight scene before the second freeze frame, as West is about to head down the staircase, his pants rip at the seam below the zipper. Throughout the fight, this rip does not show again.

The Night of the Druid's Blood - S1-E24

Continuity mistake: After the first freeze frame, West is trapped in a pit. The camera angle from above shows him standing on a pail with his arms extended upward - so he can hold on to the beam - as he is waiting for the fuse to thrust him upward. At the moment the fuse propels him upward, the close-up shows West's arms down at his side, but as he is ascending towards the beam his arms are extended upward.

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The Night of the Freebooters - S1-E25

Continuity mistake: In the scene after the second freeze frame, Gordon enters the room where West and Captain Leon are being held. Gordon drops his monocle to the ground and with his foot hides it with the debris on the ground to cover it up. When Gordon leaves, the camera shot shows West picking up the monocle in plain sight with nothing covering it.

The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In the next to last scene when the Prince is jousting against West, West falls on the ground, and his pants are covered with dirt. In the following shots, West's pants are clean.

The Night of the Two-Legged Buffalo - S1-E23

Continuity mistake: In the scene before the opening freeze frames occur, a giant mask, hanging on the wall, is shown several times. A close-up of the shape of the tongue before it shoots the arrow is not the same elongated shape which was shown a few seconds earlier.

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The Night of the Bars of Hell - S1-E22

Continuity mistake: In the closing scene of this episode, there is a daytime close-up of their boxcar. When Ms. McCoy walks into the boxcar, it is pitch black outside. Ms McCoy leaves after a very short visit. The last shot of the boxcar leaving shows it is nighttime.

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The Night of the Grand Emir - S1-E19

Continuity mistake: In the next to last scene of this episode, while West is fighting, Gordon is seated knocked out. However, the position of Gordon's legs and right arm keep changing positions throughout West's fight.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene, a cowboy sitting atop the balcony above Big Brad's Bar gets up and approaches the balcony's edge twice.

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The Night of the Casual Killer - S1-E5

Trivia: Ross Martin (Artemus Gordon) was an actual accomplished violinist and played for real in this episode.

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