The Wild Wild West

The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: As West drags the body of a bad guy out of the scene, the supposedly unconscious man is holding his head up so as not to have his head dragged through the dirt. A truly unconscious person's head would flop back on to the ground.

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The Night of the Doomsday Formula - S4-E2

Revealing mistake: When West rescues the doctor's daughter from the flames by swinging down from his rope, the face of the stuntman playing the daughter for this scene is obvious.

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The Night of the Camera - S4-E10

Revealing mistake: As Bosley Cranston fights the bad guy, Pat Paulsen's stunt double does not look like Paulsen - the stunt double is much younger looking.

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The Night of the Brain - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: Mr. Braine screams as his steam-powered chair crashes into the bandstand. If you look closely at the next shot, just before the explosion, you can see that the dummy now in the chair is already missing its head.

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Jean G

The Night of the Inferno - S1-E1

Revealing mistake: When Liddy's mansion explodes and burns, the switch from real house to cardboard model is very obvious.

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Revealing mistake: "Night of the Jack of Diamonds": During his fight with West, Sordo the bandito, who has a gray beard, is suddenly several years younger with a dark brown beard, thanks to the substitution of a stunt double.

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Jean G

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Revealing mistake: "Night of the Bubbling Death": Artemus takes off his coat and is wearing smoke canisters strapped to his back underneath. But the close fit of his jacket in previous shots reveals that the device wasn't there until just before he began removing the coat.

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Jean G

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Revealing mistake: "Night of the Underground Terror": During the climactic fight scene, James West's famously tight trousers rip apart in the crotch, amply revealing his very 20th-century white jockey briefs. A few shots later, that rip mends itself and the pants are split (much more decorously) down the right outer seam instead.

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Jean G

The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: An obvious dummy floats out of the underwater coffin after West pops open the top of the coffin.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: West and Gordon burn a perfect circle (unlikely in and of itself) in the metal floor in order to break into the dungeon below. West punches the circle out with his fist, then grasps what should be white-hot edges with his bare hands before jumping through the opening. Even if wood it would still be too hot to touch.

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Jean G

The Night of the Murderous Spring - S1-E27

Revealing mistake: Kitten bends apart the cell bars, allowing West and Gordon to escape. But when they brush against it on the way out, one of the "iron" bars gives, flexing like the rubber that it probably is.

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Jean G

The Night of the Burning Diamond - S1-E26

Revealing mistake: Artemus is sampling beef stroganoff from a pot on the stove. He then carries the kettle by its swinging handle across the room, tilting it just enough to reveal to the camera that it's really empty.

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The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: At the beginning of the episode, as Jim West walks away from the newsstand vendor and closes the magazine, a 1967 ad for DieHard batteries ("The DieHard Fights the Common Cold") can be seen on the right-hand page of the prop magazine, in a modern sans serif font.

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The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: When the marshal opens the train's rear door and comes in to arrest Lana, you can see wrinkles in the "sky" outside. It's really a painted cloth backdrop.

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The Night of the Winged Terror: Part 1 - S4-E15

Revealing mistake: West's fist does not connect with the face of one of the Brass brothers he punches.

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The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: Dr. Loveless' body flies out of the cannon before the cannon's blast propels him out the barrel.

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The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: Stock footage of West and Gordon's train show it on a siding with no green foliage near it, but when West enters his private car, green bushes are seen very close to the train through the train car's open door.

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The Night of Miguelito's Revenge - S4-E12

Revealing mistake: The steam-driven robot controlled by Dr. Loveless blinks as he is strangling West.

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The Night of the Fugitives - S4-E7

Revealing mistake: Ross Martin's stunt double is obvious after Hallelujah Harry's coach begins exploding. The stunt man looks nothing like Martin and has an obvious bald spot on his head, whereas Martin did not.

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The Night of the Gruesome Games - S4-E5

Revealing mistake: The guide wire of the knife Dr. Raker throws at West is visible, as is the hole in the wall where the knife point lands.

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The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: The face of the stuntman playing the bomb-carrying false Artemus Gordon is visible, and looks nothing like Ross Martin, who plays Artemus.

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The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: It is obviously a dummy West and Gordon net and drag behind the carriage before it explodes.

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The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: The face of the stuntman playing the bomb-carrying Artemus Gordon double is obvious, and looks nothing like Ross Martin, who plays Gordon.

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The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: It is obviously a dummy body that West and Gordon net, then drag behind the carriage before the dummy body explodes.

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The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: The strings used to move Dr. Loveless' plants are visible.

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The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Revealing mistake: In the pit with West and Princess Wanakee is a cat that is obviously superimposed into the scene, as West and Wanakee cast stark shadows, but the cat does not.

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The Night of the Eccentrics - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: The eyes of Vance Markham's corpse move before he falls over.

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The Night of the Golden Cobra - S2-E2

Revealing mistake: Indentations from West striking the board with his knuckles are seen before he hits it with his fist.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The large casa on the hillside is an obvious photo superimposed on to the film.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The explosive squib is visible on Artie's leather container just before Flory shoots it.

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The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: The steel I-beam West uses to bust down the doors is made of wood as the wood grain is visible.

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The Night of the Assassin - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: The dead Calico Jack twitches as Artie removes his false mustache.

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The Night of the Assassin - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: West and Halvorsen attempt escape at night, but the lighting indicates the scene was filmed in broad daylight.

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The Night of the Assassin - S3-E3

Revealing mistake: The knife blade Lupita sticks in Artie's throat bends.

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The Night of the Flying Pie Plate - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: The wires used to open and close the pie plate's entry hatch are visible.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: The pyrotechnic explosion is in a different location from where West placed the explosives in the mine.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: The rock wall visible through Leibknicht's elevator window is rotating, when it should be seen moving down.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: The nozzle that sprays the anesthetic that knocks out West is gray and part of the file cabinet in the close up and large enough to be seen in a long shot, while the file cabinets are green and there is no nozzle.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: The scene of the sanitarium burning is obviously superimposed with footage of flames.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: The leather strap securing West to the gurney has already been cut before he cuts it himself.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Revealing mistake: A dark stain seen on the red carpet is the path for the kerosene to travel after West shoots the down the chandelier and sets the room alight.

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The Night of the Firebrand - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: The dynamite sticks West throws at the bad guys do not explode where they land.

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The Night of the Firebrand - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: While West chucks dynamite sticks at Sean's men, there is a large rectangular hole billowing smoke near a bad guy's dead body.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: The rock wall visible through the elevator window is not moving up, but rotating.

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The Night of the Kraken - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: Bubbles from the underwater camera crew are visible as West swims wearing the experimental diving gear.

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The Night of the Kraken - S4-E6

Revealing mistake: The strings controlling the kraken's tentacles are visible as it attacks West and Aguila.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: The pyrotechnics are visible as a line in the sand that explodes in front of the posse as they begin to pursue West and Gordon.

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The Night of the Feathered Fury - S2-E17

Revealing mistake: The string used to make the rattlesnake's head move is visible.

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The Night of the Circus of Death - S3-E9

Revealing mistake: The single kerosene lamp West lights inside Bronzini's circus wagon not only lights up the entire room, it also impossibly casts his shadow on two different walls at once as he searches the various trunks.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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Jean G

The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Revealing mistake: West and Gordon are supposedly hiding in opposite corners of the ice house, yet each actor is crouching in the same area with the exact same blocks of plastic ice surrounding him.

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The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: The "corpse" Miklos wheels into Dr. Faustina's laboratory is pretty healthy for a dead guy: you can see his chest moving up and down as he breathes.

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Jean G

The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Revealing mistake: During the sword fight on the stairs, Artemus' stunt double's face is in plain view in several shots.

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Jean G

The Night of the Eccentrics - S2-E1

Revealing mistake: Tony throws two knives at West - but on the wall where the knives hit, the rectangular openings from which the blades actually emerge are delineated beforehand. Happens again a few scenes later, where slots cut in the door are already there before the knives are thrown. [Spoiler: It's inconsequential to the "revealing" error, but if you play the scene in slow motion, you can see that both times, the knives pop through from the back of the "wall." This is also how the carnival trick is performed.]

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Jean G

The Night of the Brain - S2-E21

Revealing mistake: Mr. Braine fires a mini-rocket at Brendage, killing him. But a poor camera angle reveals the explosive charge going off in the wall more than two feet to Brendage's left. From the angle at which it was fired, the rocket couldn't possibly have hit him.

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Jean G

The Night of the Puppeteer - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: Just before she dances away, the life-size ballerina "puppet" fails to hold her fixed stare and blinks.

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Jean G

The Night of the Deadly Bed - S1-E2

Revealing mistake: Electrical sparks between the wheels and track rails are visible under the coal tender of West's train as it rolls, showing the train is an electric model.

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The Night of the Firebrand - S3-E2

Revealing mistake: Dust is kicked up and tire tracks from the camera vehicles filming the chase scenes are obvious.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Revealing mistake: The arms of the unconscious bad guy West drags by the feet should be dragging above the shoulders, not almost parallel to his body.

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The Night of the Puppeteer - S1-E21

Revealing mistake: Zachariah Skull's bald head has a problem. The latex skull-cap used to cover the actor's hair keeps bubbling and wrinkling as he speaks.

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Jean G

Show generally

Revealing mistake: "Night of the Running Death": During West and Gordon's poker game at the end, Gordon tilts the table by at least 30 degrees - and none of the poker chips, cards or cash moves an inch. Apparently, everything was glued down.

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Jean G

The Night of the Flying Pie Plate - S2-E6

Revealing mistake: After they're carried inside and placed in chairs, one of the "unconscious" women moves her arm into a more comfortable position.

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