The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965)

6 continuity mistakes in The Night of the Bottomless Pit

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The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

New this month 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

New this month 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 Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When he shows it to West, Mauvais holds the bottle of fire ants differently in the close-up than he does in the full shot.

00:34:30

Jean G

The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When they attack him, Artemus' cellmates are smacked with a wooden chair, which lands broken but upright on the floor. In the very next shot, though, as Artie throws the exploding cigar, the chair is suddenly lying on its side.

00:25:30

Jean G

The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: While interviewing West, Commandant Mauvais removes his white gloves. But after a quick cut away to West, the gloves are back on again.

00:07:30

Jean G

The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: After Artemus' entrance, Mauvais' left glove disappears and reappears repeatedly as he pours and drinks his wine from the red glass.

00:24:15

Jean G

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