The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965)

82 mistakes in season 3

(9 votes)

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.

8

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.

7

The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: When West breaks into the hacienda, the double windows he enters by have quite a bit of glowing light behind them. Yet when he climbs into the room, it's completely dark inside. (00:22:00)

Jean G
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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Visible crew/equipment: The arm of the actual carriage driver is visible poking through the back of the carriage, slapping the horse and signaling it when to stop/proceed with a second set of reins, showing the actor in the carriage was not controlling the horse at all.

6

The Night of Jack O'Diamonds - S3-E5

Continuity mistake: As West lowers himself down the face of the cliff with his hand-held rappelling tool, West does not have a safety harness attached until a few shots later, then the safety harness disappears.

3

The Night of the Arrow - S3-E16

Factual error: The soldiers toss Artemus into the cell, slam the door and walk away. But they never produce a key or lock the cell door. He's somehow locked in anyway, though. (00:24:30)

Jean G
3

The Night of the Circus of Death - S3-E9

Factual error: At the mint, Arte hides in a broom closet. He carries nothing in (nor did he hide anything in there beforehand), yet he emerges later in an "old man" disguise, wearing a wig, hat, mustache, false nose, glasses and janitor costume. Magic closet? (00:35:00)

Jean G
2

The Night of the Underground Terror - S3-E19

Factual error: The small round table in West's railcar parlor has a flip-over top, with secret maps hidden on the underside. The wine decanter and glasses all stay attached when it flips. But impossibly, when West turns the tabletop back over at the end, there's a full cup of coffee sitting on it. (00:48:30)

Jean G

The Night of the Turncoat - S3-E13

Factual error: Artemus Gordon is standing in the train car throwing plastic darts. Plastic wasn't invented then, it would have been natural feather.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Factual error: The skeletons in the dungeon hanging from shackles and standing upright in cages would have been piles of bones on the ground due to cartilage and tendons decaying, which hold bones together.

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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. (00:32:00)

Jean G
1

The Night of Montezuma's Hordes - S3-E8

Continuity mistake: West has a different hairstyle as it is parted down the middle when he is fighting outside the Nugget Saloon. In the inside fight and throughout this episode, there is no part in his hair - with the only exception of this outside fight. (00:13:30)

The Night of the Underground Terror - S3-E19

Revealing mistake: After West shoots Major Hazard on the water tower, the falling stuntman lands on a safety cushion that is about a half foot below the ground surface. Further, the next scene cut shows Major Hazard being covered by the tower contents, but Hazard is now lying on the ground surface, not below it like the stuntman.

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The Night of the Amnesiac - S3-E22

Continuity mistake: As Gordon interrogates Crotty, Crotty raises his cigar to his face twice.

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The Night of the Vipers - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: The final gun battle in town has a gunman in a tower shooting at West. The gunman's perch is enclosed on all four sides by a bannister, but when West returns fire, shooting the gunman out of the tower, the bannister in front of the gunman has disappeared, allowing the stuntman a clear path to fall out of it.

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The Night of the Vipers - S3-E18

Revealing mistake: After West shoots the gunman in the tower, the gunman launches himself clear of the tower, rather than merely collapsing and then falling.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

Revealing mistake: The scar makeup on Montgomery's face begins peeling off as he is giving his speech.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: West and Gordon are being chased by members of the Legion, who wear green uniforms and black hats, but the stock footage of the chase shows the blue uniforms of regular U.S. Cavalry troopers.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: The stock footage of West and Gordon being chased in the wagon by the Legion soldiers shows eight troopers, but other scenes show only four.

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The Night of the Legion of Death - S3-E12

Continuity mistake: West sprinkles a thin line of powder into a circular shape surrounding him, but before the powder ignites and burns through the floor, it is thicker and has a wider circumference.

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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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