The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965)

77 mistakes in season 2

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 Man-Eating House - S2-E12

Visible crew/equipment: When the old man gets up from his chair and moves toward the door, the camera shadow is moving on the wall behind him.

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Jean G

The Night of the Returning Dead - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: In the barn, when Artemus jokes about "smoked ham," he and West are standing within inches of each other. Then the shot cuts to a wider angle, at which point they're several feet apart.

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Jean G

The Night of the Eccentrics - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: Behind West, when he's suspended over the electrical field, you can see the shadow of the boom mike and rigging pole moving on the wall.

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Jean G

The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: West and Gordon are ordered to sit on the floor to talk to the diminutive Dr. Loveless at eye level. In all the two-shots, their shoulders are touching. In all the wider angles, they're sitting a foot apart.

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Jean G

The Night of the Returning Dead - S2-E5

Continuity mistake: It's just past nightfall when the townspeople enter the courthouse. They aren't there more than half an hour, yet it's daylight when they emerge. Then a shot from inside shows that it's night again.

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Jean G

The Night of the Skulls - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: West's sword fight ends when his opponent falls through a window after dropping his weapon. In the next shot, the dropped blade has moved several feet to the center of the floor, and West's sword has vanished altogether.

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Jean G

The Night of the Man-Eating House - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: West tosses a small grenade at the French doors. We see it hit and explode without breaking a single pane or crosspiece. It just makes smoke and blackens the surface. After a shot of West and Gordon, we cut back to the door and it's now a broken ruin with no glass and the wood framing destroyed. Delayed action bomb?

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Jean G

The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Dr. Loveless' henchmen remove Artemus' leg chain. But a few scenes later, he's shown asleep in a chair, and the chain is back around his ankle.

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Jean G

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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Jean G

The Night of the Vicious Valentine - S2-E20

Factual error: Artemus opens a cabinet to reveal a map of the United States where he and West are keeping track of the alphabetical murders. The map is far out of date for the Grant administration, with what became the state of West Virginia during the Civil War still part of Virginia, and missing entirely the states of Nevada, Oregon, Kansas, Nebraska, and Minnesota-all of which were part of the union before President Grant took office.

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The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Factual error: Several airplane contrails are visible in the sky as West gallops his horse to Stefan's coronation.

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The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of the boom mic is visible as Lily Fortune and her Mom enter the parlor of West and Gordon's train car.

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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

Visible crew/equipment: The boom mic's shadow is visible as Lily Fortune and her mom enter the parlor of West and Gordon's railroad car.

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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 Watery Death - S2-E9

Continuity mistake: The knife West uses to throw at the button to turn off the disintegration machine is already embedded in the button before he throws it.

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The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: West enters through a bedroom window that, from the outside, is dark inside, but when he climbs in, the room is now brightly lit.

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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 Raven - S2-E3

Plot hole: Antoinette is making miniature clothes for the soon-to-be shrunken West, but when West drinks the antidote to make him normal-sized, he is wearing the same clothes which would have been shredded as he grew back to normal size.

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The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Dr. Loveless leads West and Gordon into a room that is dark when seen from the outside, but when they walk into the room, it is lit up.

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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

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of a camera is seen on the couch as Artemus gets up from the couch.

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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 Flying Pie Plate - S2-E6

Other mistake: When Gordon and the troopers bring the unconscious Venusian ladies in and place them in the chairs, the chairs are almost in the middle of the room. When the girls come to, the backs of the chairs are right up against a wall.

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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 of the Flying Pie Plate - S2-E6

Visible crew/equipment: The shadow of a boom mic is visible on a table top in the saloon.

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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 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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Factual error: Brutus fires his rifle at West more than a dozen times without once reloading. And he's not carrying anything in which he could store ammunition anyway.

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Jean G

The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: In the funeral parlor, West is standing with his back to a wooden door. The shot cuts away briefly, then back, and now there's a blue wall behind him. Cut again, and the door is back.

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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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Jean G

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

Continuity mistake: While Artemus talks to Lily at her dining table, he clasps his hands behind his back and is standing up straight. When the shot cuts, he's suddenly leaning forward with his left arm extended to the table.

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Jean G

The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Continuity mistake: The large black straps hanging off the sides of Dr. Faustina's medical table disappear when West and Gordon burst into the lab.

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Jean G

The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Visible crew/equipment: At the end of the sword fight, the moving boom shadow is visible on the balustrade at the right of the screen.

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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 Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: In the reverse angle shot of West's table, the plates, candles and red table cloth are all there - but the huge dish of butter has disappeared.

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Jean G

The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: Because the second one is a painted backdrop, the building across the street from the sheriff's office in the exterior shots looks nothing like the one we can see from inside the office in the next scene.

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Jean G

The Night of the Eccentrics - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: When the Eccentrics outline their nefarious plan to assassinate Juarez, the boom mike shadow is moving on the door behind West and Gordon.

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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 Man-Eating House - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: West and Gordon drag Day from the haunted house, prop him on the porch and turn away. When they turn back, they're stunned to see that he's aged 30 years. But if you look closely, you can see that the man they prop on the porch is already gray-bearded and shaggy. So why were they surprised?

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Jean G

The Night of the Vicious Valentine - S2-E20

Continuity mistake: The mannequin arms holding West to Emma Valentine's chair keep changing positions between shots.

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Jean G

The Night of the Big Blast - S2-E4

Other mistake: After Artie and Mr. Peters leave the Fortune ladies at their table, Artie continues walking even after the Mardi Gras mask he is wearing falls off.

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The Night of the Deadly Blossom - S2-E25

Continuity mistake: When Barclay hangs the bone hatchet back in its place, the outline on the wall supposedly left by the item differs significantly from the artifact itself. (Most noticeable is the upper end: the outline has one long curled tip, but the actual hatchet has two short prongs there.) The outline was apparently drawn without the prop, or from a different prop altogether.

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Jean G

The Night of the Skulls - S2-E13

Factual error: Fenlow begins shouting about "one nation, under God, indivisible." This series is set in the 1870s. The Pledge of Allegiance, from which these lines are taken, wasn't written until 1892. And the words "under God" weren't added until 1954.

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Jean G

The Night of the Skulls - S2-E13

Continuity mistake: West crashes through the French doors, breaking out the center section and leaving a partial framework on either side. In the next several shots, the center support and one broken frame reappear and disappear repeatedly.

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Jean G

The Night of the Man-Eating House - S2-E12

Continuity mistake: Near the end, when they confront Liston Day outside the house, West and Gordon are standing close together in all the frontal shots, but several feet apart in all the reverse angle views.

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Jean G

The Night of the Watery Death - S2-E9

Factual error: The coin Artemus hands West is a Morgan silver dollar. It's no coincidence that the actor's thumb covers the date on the coin in the inserted close-up. The series is set during Grant's presidential term in the early 1870s, and Morgan dollars weren't minted until 1878, after Grant had left office.

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Jean G

The Night of the Poisonous Posey - S2-E7

Continuity mistake: The bad guys throw an unconscious West down a chute into the ice house. He goes in with his arms at his sides, then slides with his arms above his head, and finally lands with both hands folded over his stomach - all while remaining unconscious.

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Jean G

The Night of the Eccentrics - S2-E1

Visible crew/equipment: West walks through the gate into the amusement park and twice passes very visible truck tire treadmarks in the dirt street.

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Jean G

The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Other mistake: Balya, the Turkish representative, is killed by a knife protruding through the back of his chair. But when he falls to the floor, leaving the knife behind, there's no blood on the blade.

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Jean G

The Night of the Flying Pie Plate - S2-E6

Continuity mistake: At the end, the wagon tailgate falls open during the scuffle with the bad guys. When West fights his way to the front and drives the wagon away, the tailgate has somehow tied itself up again.

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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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Jean G

The Night of the Raven - S2-E3

Continuity mistake: West stabs the giant cat in the left front paw. But when the cat is shown licking its wound, the injury is on its right front foot instead.

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Jean G

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