The Wild Wild West

The Night of the Murderous Spring - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Loveless falls from the sill of the double window, the right half of the frame is open (the camera view being from the outside looking in). When West rushes outside to find the "body" missing, the right frame has closed itself and the left is now open. (00:08:40)

Jean G

The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Revealing mistake: Talamantes' giant pet spider looks pretty impressive - until it moves and reveals that its wiggling legs are made of rubber. (00:23:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Continuity mistake: West's coat collar alternates from turned up to turned down several times as the shots change. This continues to occur throughout the episode. (00:17:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Visible crew/equipment: When the stagecoach pulls into the station, tracks from the camera truck can be seen in the dirt. (00:06:00)

Jean G

The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Continuity mistake: The boot heel West removes to obtain his hidden explosive somehow reattaches itself by the time he leaps into the mining car. (He doesn't stop to put it back - he's running for his life from a pack of hungry wolves.) His boots also change from black to brown by the time he makes it outside and jumps on his trusty horse. (00:32:40)

Jean G

The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Revealing mistake: Though the stock footage is of a real wolf, the animal West wrestles with is too-obviously a dog wearing a fake pair of wolf ears. In later wrestling matches between West and the wolves, the attacking beast is a stuffed prop that never moves its legs, head or jaws at all. (00:03:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Tottering Tontine - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: There's a coiled wire sticking out of the spine of the book that electrocutes Baring. It's there in close-up, but disappears in full-shot. (00:42:50)

Jean G

The Night of the Tottering Tontine - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: West demonstrates how the knife popped out of the chair upholstery when pressure was applied. His hand is inches from the blade in one shot, then disappears in the next close-up view. When it cuts back to the master shot, his hand is once again beside the knife. (00:20:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Lord of Limbo - S2-E15

Continuity mistake: At the dinner table, the wine glasses vanish and reappear several times as the camera angles change. (00:16:50)

Jean G

The Night of the Tottering Tontine - S2-E16

Deliberate mistake: The knife that has just killed one of the investors doesn't have a trace of blood on it. No one had time to clean it off. (00:20:00)

Jean G

The Night of the Skulls - S2-E13

Factual error: The bizarre centerpiece on the murderers' banquet table has colored electric light bulbs showing in the skulls' eye sockets. (00:26:50)

Jean G

The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse - S2-E11

Continuity mistake: Just after the street brawl at the beginning of the episode, all the dust vanishes from West's blue suit between one shot and the next. (00:01:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: The town of Wickenberg has very peculiar sunlight: it casts shadows in several directions at once. Also notable is the far end of its main street, where a distinct line of demarcation reveals the presence of a painted studio backdrop. (00:00:10)

Jean G

The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Revealing mistake: When the Marquis meets West at the door, the landscape behind him has a give-away flaw: there are prominent wrinkles visible in the cloth backdrop "sky." (00:31:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: In the Mermaid Tavern, the abalone shell and West's black hat switch places on the table between takes. (00:02:40)

Jean G

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

The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: The rectangular openings from which the knives thrown at West will actually emerge are visible on the door behind him. After the knives "land," the rectangles disappear. (00:18:50)

Jean G

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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