The Wild Wild West

The Wild Wild West (1965)

52 mistakes in season 3

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.

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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.

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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 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.

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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?

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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.

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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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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

Continuity mistake: When the senorita enters the room, she is a long distance away from the bandito hiding in the barrel. The next shot she is immediately in front of the barrel.

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The Night of the Assassin - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: During the time the Lieutenant is discussing Halvorsen's fate with Colonel Barbossa, his left side is facing the Colonel. An instant later when he salutes the Colonel, the lieutenant is now facing the Colonel directly.

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The Night of the Assassin - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: Halvorsen's scars on his face change positions during the episode.

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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 Assassin - S3-E3

Continuity mistake: A shelf holding pottery and plates gets cleaned out when Artie and Jim fight Lupita's men, but after the fight, there is now more pottery on the shelves than were knocked off during the fight.

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The Night of the Samurai - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: The weapons and equipment the Samurai leave on the ground after the fight with Jim and Artie disappear when they mount their horses to leave.

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The Night of the Samurai - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: West hitches his horse to a post outside the Academy of Kenjitsu, but later the horse is gone when West chases Aki out of the academy.

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The Night of the Samurai - S3-E6

Continuity mistake: West chases Aki into a warehouse, the front shot shows a flat facade, but when the shot changes to West entering, a wall with a poster on it suddenly appears behind him.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Audio problem: The Mina bird recite's Dr. Loveless' last will and testament, but sometimes during the recital his beak does not move.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: West describes to Artie his movements through the fortress using a model of the structure sitting on a table with a green table cloth and gold trim. West's left hand is resting on the table, as is a clear glass dish, as well. Close ups show the model close to the edge where the dish was and West's left hand on his thigh.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Artie's gun and holster are riding high on his right hip, but much lower when Triste grabs it in the close up.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: The long shot of Artie and Triste show his guns well above the window sill. The close up of Triste snatching his gun shows the siding of the house well below the window sill.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Eatlier, West smashes the window and removes the drape so he and Liebnicht can escape. Later, when Artie and Triste arrive at the same window, the glass and the drape are not gone, but intact as if West never caused the damage.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Deuce shoots at West from a mine shaft entrance, then comes through and stops at the same entrance to shoot at West again.

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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

Continuity mistake: In the funeral parlor, Triste instantly switches position from being near then far away from West several times.

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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 Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: Before West grabs the Mina bird, Dr, Liebknicht is crouching by a sofa, When West moves to get the bird, Liebknicht is suddenly at the window, ready to climb out.

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The Night Dr. Loveless Died - S3-E4

Continuity mistake: West is holding a horse whip and the reins to the buggy as he and Liebknicht escape. The close up of them in the cab shows West without the whip.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: The gold table cloth edge the fortress model rests on moves from being straight down off the edge of the table to curled up by the model itself.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: The Constitution lies flat in the display case. After West cuts a circular piece of glass to remove the document, he takes it out and it is seen to be conveniently rolled up for ease of removal through the circle rather than flat.

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The Night of the Bubbling Death - S3-E1

Continuity mistake: Once West crosses the acid bath, he leaves a small piece of rope hanging from the zip line. Later, when he meets Artie to recross over the acid bath, the rope has grown to about three feet in length. Artie was too far away (and did not have the equipment to cross) for him to change its length.

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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 Firebrand - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: West's fingers are close together as he muzzles Vixen's mouth, but the close ups show his fingers spread apart.

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The Night of the Firebrand - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: Outside shots show the wagon West is driving rocking violently back and forth as he escapes, but inside shots of Vixen unconscious in the back show a gentle rocking motion.

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The Night of the Firebrand - S3-E2

Continuity mistake: West and Gordon are escaping in the wagon going through hilly and rocky terrain, but close up shots of the duo driving the wagon show clear sky, not towering background topography.

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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

Continuity mistake: Immediately after West's fight with Clint Cartwheel, Clint's hair is mussed. A quick shot back to both and Clint's hair is perfectly combed and groomed.

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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 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 Cut-Throats - S3-E11

Audio problem: Arte's hand and finger movements on the saloon piano don't even begin to match the notes actually being played.

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The Night of the Circus of Death - S3-E9

Continuity mistake: The draperies are fully engulfed in flames when the murderer runs through them and out onto the balcony. Cut to an exterior shot as he escapes, and the window dressings are perfectly intact with no sign of the fire.

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The Night of the Circus of Death - S3-E9

Visible crew/equipment: While West and Gordon question Mr. Lennox at the Denver Mint, the boom shadow can be seen moving at the upper left of the frame.

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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 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 Firebrand - S3-E2

Factual error: A modern warehouse-type structure is seen in the background as West rides into Fort Savage.

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The Night of the Firebrand - S3-E2

Factual error: The amount of explosives detonated in the wagon should have blown it to toothpicks, not left intact with just the canopy blown off.

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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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