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1.  The Her Master's Voice Affair

September 16, 1966

"You, Mr. Solo, will check into the matter of the school.
The Partridge Academy for Young Ladies. Young ladies, Mr. Solo.
Somewhat younger than you're accustomed to."

- Alexander Waverly

Solo investigates a girl's school for the daughters of VIP's, including Miki Matsu, who has valuable secret information from her father, a Japanese diplomat. THRUSH agent Jason Sutro has gained the cooperation of the headmistress, Hester Partridge. The assistant dean, Verity Burgoyne, and all of the girl students have been brainwashed by Sutro to go into a trance upon hearing a recording of Brahm's Lullaby, and are ordered to kill Solo.

Director: Barry Shear, Writer: Berne Giler

Guest starring:  Marianne Osborne, Victoria Young, Estelle Winwood, Joseph Ruskin, Larry Chance

2.  The Sort of Do-It-Yourself Dreadful Affair

September 23, 1966

"She just twisted the head off [the dummy] and walked away."

- Napoleon Solo

It's the attack of the fembots. Solo is nearly killed by a superhuman, robotlike girl, Margo Hayward, one of an army of such devices invented by Dr. Pertwee for THRUSH. Illya joins up with Margo's ex-roommate, Andy Francis, and finds the laboratory, where a roomful of robots attack them.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer:  Harlan Ellison

Guest starring:  Jeannine Riley, Woodrow Parfrey, Naomi Stevens

In act four the pocket on Fritz Feld's jacket switches sides. This mean the film was flopped possibly to have the character face in a different direction.

3.  The Galatea Affair

September 30, 1966

“Napoleon doesn’t waste any time, does he?”

- Mark Slate (to Illya, as Solo strolls off with the Baroness)

In spoof of "My Fair Lady," Solo is recuperating from a fall into a Venice canal, Illya teams with Mark Slate (Noel Harrison, real life son of My Fair Lady star Rex Harrison) to uncover Baroness Bibi de Chasseur, a THRUSH money courier who has contact with the treasurer of THRUSH. They recruit a barroom entertainer, Rosy Shlagenheimer, an exact double, to impersonate her. The switch is made, but in the confusion the Baroness makes another switch and poses as Rosy, then finds herself falling in love with Slate.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer: Jackson Gillis

Guest starring:  Noel Harrison, Joan Collins

The character "Mark Slate" originally appeared in the second season of The Man From U.N.C.L.E. in "The Moonglow Affair", and was originally played by Norman Fell (Mr. Roper from Three's Company). Noel Harrison took over the role when the The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966) series took off.

"Galatea" is the name of the statue created in Greek mythology by Pygmalion. "Pygmalion" is the play by George Bernard Shaw upon which "My Fair Lady" was based. Rex Harrison, father of guest star Noel, starred in stage and screen versions of MFL. The plot of MFL, which revolves around making an ordinary flower girl into a refined lady, mirrors the plot of this episode. In addition, one of MFL's most famous lines (the elocution lesson's "The rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain") is mirrored in this episode's elocution lesson's "The police in Greece are difficult to fleece."

4.  The Super-Colossal Affair

October 7, 1966

"Even the pool repairman was nicer to me than you are!"

- Ginger (to Cariago)

"How much nicer?"

- Napoleon Solo (in the surveillance van, to Illya)

"A lot nicer!"

- Ginger (over the radio)

Frank Cariago, the U.S. head of a crime syndicate, is under pressure from Uncle Giuliano. Cariago decides to buy a movie production directed by Sheldon Veblan so his girlfriend, Ginger Laveer can have the starring role. But the picture is a disguised plan to drop a bomb on the family's biggest rival-Las Vegas. Kuryakin ends up riding the bomb, a scene staged in a similar way to Major Kong riding the nuclear bomb in Strangelove.

Director: Barry Shear, Writer: Stanford Sherman

Guest starring: Shelley Berman, Carol Wayne, J. Carrol Naish, Bernard Fein

5.  The Monks of St. Thomas Affair

October 14, 1966

 “Thank you. You’ve made my evening.”

- Napoleon Solo

THRUSH agent Abbot Simon takes over the monastery at St. Thomas to use the mountain location to aim a new laser gun at a long distance target the Louvre in Paris. Solo visits the area and meets Andrea Fouchet, and together they try to stop Simon before he destroys the world's greatest art treasures.

Director: Alex March, Writer: Sheldon Stark

Guest starring: Celeste Yarnall, John Wengraf, David J. Stewart

6.  The Pop Art Affair

October 21, 1966

"No thank you. I have one."

- Illya Kuryakin

A dissatisfied THRUSH collaborator tips U.N.C.L.E. off to a new deadly hiccup gas. A pendant he wears leads Illya to Greenwich Village and an art gallery run by Mark Ole (Robert H. Harris), a THRUSH agent. Starving artist Sylvia Harrison (Sherry Alberoni) joins Illya, who is nearly suffocated at the hands of a foam producing machine.

Director: George Waggner, Writers: Al Ramrus, John Herman Shaner

Guest starring: Robert H. Harris, Charles Lane, Sherry Alberoni, Sabrina Scharf

One of the sculptures in the art gallery is the creation of animator / musician Ward Kimball, one of Walt Disney's "Nine Old Men".

7.  The Thor Affair

October 26, 1966

“Thrush would never have missed. The whole thing smacks of amateurs.”

- Illya Kuryakin

Solo and Illya are assigned to protect Dr. Fazie Nahdi (Harry Davis), a Gandhi like peace advocate, during a conference. Nellie Canford (Linda Foster), a high school teacher, becomes linked to their efforts when her dental work begins receiving radio transmissions. Mahdi stays at the home of Brutus Thor (Bernard Fox), who is actually a THRUSH leader who is trying to kill him and Illya is trapped in a room full of toys that begin firing real bullets.

Director: Sherman Marks, Writers: Don Richman, Stanley Ralph Ross

Guest starring: Bernard Fox, Harry Davis, Linda Foster, Ken Renard

8.  The Candidate's Wife Affair

November 4, 1966

"Sometimes the long arm of serendipity outsmarts us all."

- Napoleon Solo

Solo and Illya protect Miranda Bryant, the wife of a presidential candidate, from a THRUSH plot to kidnap her, not realizing that she has already been kidnapped and replaced with a double Irina, an unwitting dupe of THRUSH. When they do catch on, the candidate, Senator Bryant and his aide Fairbanks, agree to play along but Fairbanks is the one behind the plot to put a THRUSH agent in the White House.

Director: George Waggner, Writer: Robert Hill

Guest starring: Richard Anderson, Larry D. Mann, Diana Hyland

Guest star Richard Anderson Played Oscar Goldman on The Six Million Dollar Man (1974). Anderson is one of the few actors to play the same regular character on different series simultaneously. From 1976 to 1978, he played Oscar Goldman on both The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and The Bionic Woman (1976). Leo G. Carroll did the same thing playing Alexander Waverly in both the Man and Girl from U.N.C.L.E.

Diana Hyland played Dick Van Patten's wife, "Joan Bradford", mother to a large brood, in the family comedy series, Eight Is Enough (1977). Sadly, she shot only four episodes of the series before she died from breast cancer. The rest of the episodes of that first season of Eight Is Enough explained her as being "away". When the series returned that fall, it was revealed that her Joan character had also died. The second season was then devoted to having Dick Van Patten's widower character return to the dating scene and eventually remarrying. A highly independent, intelligent and outspoken woman in real-life, Hyland had had a May-December affair with a much younger actor, John Travolta, in 1976. Travolta, who was more than 17 years Diana's junior, had just come into his own with the sitcom, Welcome Back, Kotter (1975). The two actors met while appearing together in the TV-movie, The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976). Interestingly, around that time, Diana was cast as a sophisticated wealthy woman who has designs on the much younger "Fonz" in the Happy Days episode, Happy Days: Fonzie's Old Lady (1977). The actress was awarded a posthumous Emmy for her touching supporting performance in The Boy in the Plastic Bubble (1976). John Travolta accepted on her behalf at the awards ceremony.

9.  The Come with Me to the Casbah Affair

November 12, 1966

“Can I get you anything?”

- Janine (at her bistro)

“Yes; I’ll have one rakat loo-koom.”

- Illya Kuryakin

“One Number Three, over easy!”

- Janine (bellowing to the cook)

A fun romp, “Casbah” is from the pen of Robert Hill, and features a fast-moving story with moments of humor. Solo and Illya go to Algiers to obtain a rare old book containing a THRUSH code from Pierrot La Mouche who has stolen it from his boss, Colonel Hamid. But La Mouche has a high price he wants U.N.C.L.E. to help him obtain Janine whom he is in love with.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writers: Danielle Brenton, Robert Hill

Guest starring:  Pat Harrington Jr., Danielle De Metz, Abbe Lane, Jacques Aubuchon

Writers Danielle Brenton and Robert Hill include several nods to classic movies in the script, especially "Algiers" (1938). In it Charles Boyer plays thief Pepe le Moko (Pat Harrington Jr.’s "child of the casbah," Pierrot La Mouche, has the same initials), and in it Boyer is reputed to say to Hedy Lamarr, "Come with me to the casbah." (Illya gets to say it here.) Hamid’s lady friend Ayesha is named either after one of Mohammed’s wives, or after "She" in H. Rider Haggard’s novel of that name. Apparently this was to be a return of Hill’s Colonel Hubris from "Deadly Goddess," and when Victor Buono proved unavailable, the producers renamed the character and made him more of a comic figure.

Abbe Lane makes a superb belly dancer, and a better operative in the episode. She was once declared too sexy for Italian TV, and NBC forced her to "cover up" for an appearance on Jackie Gleason. Fortunately, by the time this episode aired, things had loosened up.

10.  The Off Broadway Affair

November 18, 1966

"The reviews aren't exactly boffo, are they?"

- Napoleon Solo

An off-broadway actress is murdered during a phone call to U.N.C.L.E., and Solo and Illya investigate a connection between the show and a sudden malfunction in U.N.C.L.E.'s communications. The understudy, Janet Jarrod (Shari Lewis), takes over the lead role, and Illya joins the cast to find the jamming device.

Director: Sherman Marks, Writer: Jerry McNeely

Guest starring:  Shari Lewis, Leon Askin, Joan Huntington

11.  The Concrete Overcoat Affair (Part 1)

November 25, 1966

12.  The Concrete Overcoat Affair (Part 2)

December 2, 1966

"The Uniform Code of Thrush Procedure states quite clearly that the relationship between a Thrush official and an employee must be kept on the highest level!"

- Louis Strago

Solo and Kuryakin are assigned to infiltrate a THRUSH secret base located in a Sicillian winery. The base is run by Louis Strago, who in conjunction with former Nazi Dr. von Kronen is planning to detonate atomic bombs in the Atlantic Ocean. The bombs will cause the Gulf Stream to divert, wreaking havoc in Europe and the United States and warming Greenland sufficiently for it to become a strategic new home for THRUSH (“THRUSHland”).

The agents are split up after an encounter with THRUSH, with Solo having to hide overnight in the house of Pia Monteri. When Pia’s grandmother learns of this, she considers it a disgrace to her family’s reputation (despite Solo’s insistence that nothing inappropriate happened) and insists at the end of a shotgun that Solo marry Pia. Solo manages to escape, but Pia and her grandmother enlist the aid of Pia's uncles to find him and return him for marriage. Her uncles are the Stilleto brothers, Prohibition era gangsters in the U.S. who miss the "good old days". Solo barely escapes the wedding.

Kuryakin and, ultimately, Pia are captured by Strago and taken to his island base from which the bombs will be launched. Tortured by Miss Diketon (who truly loves her work), Kuryakin is to be executed at a party held for Strago’s immediate superior in THRUSH, Mr. Thaler. U.N.C.L.E. learns of the plot thanks to Solo’s efforts and sends an assault force to bomb the island, killing everyone on it. With Mr. Waverly’s reluctant approval, Solo attempts a rescue of Kuryakin and Pia before the bombers attack. Strago’s defenses prove too much, however, and Solo finds himself allied with the Stilleto brothers - who have come to the island as well in search of Pia. Miss Diketon betrays Strago due to his dismissal of her over a minor error, and with her help U.N.C.L.E. and the Stilletos are able to stop the missile launch.

Director: Joseph Sargent, Writers: Peter Allan Fields, David Victor

Guest starring: Jack Palance, Janet Leigh, Letícia Román, Eduardo Ciannelli, Allen Jenkins, Jack La Rue, Joan Blondell, Ludwig Donath, Will Kuluva, Penny Santon, Frank Puglia, Vincent Beck, Elisha Cook, Jr.

The set used for the bad guys' headquarters in this TV episode was recycled from the 1966 M-G-M Doris Day vehicle The Glass Bottom Boat (1966). In the Day film, the set appeared as NASA scientist Rod Taylor's home.

The Spy in the Green Hat is a 1966 feature length film version of "The Concrete Overcoat Affair" two part Man from U.N.C.L.E. third season episode. It is the fifth such feature film that used as its basis a reedited version of one or more episodes from the series.

Unlike the four earlier feature movies, this film made only minimal changes to the episodes. The musical cues were essentially the same, and no major scenes were added or removed. What was changed was the addition of some short scenes that are more violent, sexy, and disturbing than generally shown on American network television at the time. For example, the deaths of Luger and von Kronen are shown longer and in more detail than on television. Pia Monteri is briefly shown in the film nude from the back, but on television that portion was edited out. And Miss Diketon has lines in the film that, as enthusiastically delivered by Janet Leigh, make clear the sensual pleasure she receives from both inflicting and receiving pain. Those lines were removed for the television version.

The titular “Spy in the Green Hat” is Mr. Thaler of THRUSH, played by Will Kuluva. Kuluva had previously played the head of U.N.C.L.E. as Mr. Allison in the unaired pilot for the series. His character was replaced by Leo G. Carroll as Alexander Waverly.



Based on The Concrete Overcoat Affair, Spy in the Green Hat added outtakes considered too violent for broadcast TV, but no new footage was shot!
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13.  The Abominable Snowman Affair

December 9, 1966

“I must be slipping. . . .”

- Napoleon Solo

Illya goes to the Himalayan country of Chupat to protect the high lama, but is shot by Calamity Rogers, an American rodeo star. Solo is sent to find Illya, and learns that the prime minister has kidnapped the real successor to the throne and intends to install his own son instead. An entranced girl, Amra Palli tries to kill Solo after being brainwashed by the prime minister.

Director: Seymour Robbie  Writer: Robert Hill 

Guest starring: Anne Jeffreys, David Sheiner, Philip Ahn

It is revealed in this episode that Illiya's zodiac sign is Scorpio and that Napoleon Solo is a Capricorn.

14.  The My Friend, the Gorilla Affair

December 16, 1966

"What are you doing up there?"

- Marsha Woodhugh

In Africa, Professor Kenton has developed a superman formula which he has been using on the natives, hoping to build an army with which to conquer all of Africa. Premier Khufu resists the use of the drug on his people. Illya meets up with Harry Blackburn, a shady safari guide, and Marsha Woodhugh, who is searching for her lost sister, a Tarzan like woman named "Girl" who has captured Solo. This is the one in which Robert Vaughn dances with a man in a gorilla suit. Generally regarded by fans as the, "Worst episode of The Man From U.N.C.L.E., ever!" The episode was scripted by Don Richman from a bad idea by Joseph Sandy.

Director: Alexander Singer, Writer: Don Richman, Joseph Sandy

Guest starring: Joyce Jillson, Arthur Malet, Alan Mowbray, Percy Rodrigues

15.  The Jingle Bells Affair

December 23, 1966

"Yes, now. In the absence of efficiency, we are compelled to rely on charm."

- Alexander Waverly

Solo and Illya must protect Premier Georgi Koz, a Khrushchev like European leader, on a visit to Mew York, Priscilla Worth is befriended by Loz and she takes him to a school for Santa Clauses run by Francis X. O'Reilly where just one of a series of assassination attempts against him must be thwarted by the two U.N.C.L.E. agents.

Director: John Brahm, Writer: William Fay

Guest starring: Elen Willard, Akim Tamiroff, J. Pat O'Malley

16.  The Take Me to Your Leader Affair

December 30, 1966

"I'm trained for these things. Why don't you put on those clothes? It's very disturbing being locked in a room with you in that bikini, when I'm on duty."

- Illya Kuryakin

Scientist Adrian Cool spots a UFO approaching earth on his radar. His daughter, Coco is kidnapped, and Illya follows and he's captured also. Simon Sparrow, a power-mad millionaire, has faked the approaching UFO to secure power for himself as the representative on earth of the "aliens". Sparrow captures Solo and puts him in an experimental wind tunnel to kill him, but he is saved by Corinne. Coco develops a crush on Illya; while they are trying to stop Sparrow, they end up aboard his "UFO".

Director: George Waggner, Writer: Berne Giler

Guest starring: Nancy Sinatra, Woodrow Parfrey, James Griffith

Dr. Cool said that only his radio telescope could detect an object at 4 million miles. 4 million miles is well within the range of most radio telescopes.


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17.  The Suburbia Affair

January 6, 1967

"Here's a recipe for a Transylvanian soufflé. First, we steal two chickens..."

- Illya Kuryakin

Dr. Rutter, after inventing antimatter, hides out in Suburbia under the name Willoughby because he fears his creation will be used destructively. Solo and Illya take a house there to find him. But THRUSH agent Miss Witherspoon also wants to find Rutter, and when Rutter sends his neighbor Betsy after some rare medicine from the pharmacist, the chase is on and who will find Rutter first.

Director: Charles F. Haas, Writers: Sheridan Gibney, Stanford Sherman

Guest starring: Victor Borge, Beth Brickell, Richard Erdman, King Moody, Reta Shaw

18.  The Deadly Smorgasbord Affair

January 13, 1967

"Tell me, does your training include women?"

- Inga Anderson

"It's under Field Experience."

- Napoleon Solo

Solo goes to Sweden to obtain a new suspended animation device from Dr. A.C. Nilson, but the device and its inventor are taken by THRUSH. The doctor's daughter Neila helps Solo find him, and the doctor's assistant, Inga Anderson also feigns cooperation but is actually working for THRUSH agent Heinrich Beckmann. Beckmann uses the device to invade U.N.C.L.E.'s Scandinavian headquarters, and only Solo has a chance to stop him.

Director: Barry Shear, Writers: Peter Bourne, Stanley Ralph Ross

Guest starring: Bill Hickman, Robert Emhardt, Lynn Loring

Guest star Lynn Loring started as a child actress at age 6 appearing in CBS' anthology series Studio One (1948); at 7, she began doing TV commercials and from 6 to 16, she played "Patty" on Search for Tomorrow (1951). As a young adult, she made guest appearances on Playhouse 90 (1956), Hallmark Hall of Fame (1951), The Defenders (1961), The Big Valley (1965) and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., among other shows. In 1979 she worked as the casting director and then moved into producing enjoying a successful partnership with Aaron Spelling. In the late 1980s, she assumed the presidency of the prestigious "MGM/UA Television Productions"; Loring, then only in her 40s, was one of the first women to hold such a high-ranking role in Hollywood.

19.  The Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair

January 20, 1967

“Swab [the deck] until it’s as dry as your wit.”

- Captain Morton (to Illya)

Investigating the shipment of a tidal-wave machine by THRUSH, Illya ends up aboard a merchant vessel run by Captain Morton. Morton is obsessed with his past disgrace in a court martial, and the crew is on the verge of a mutiny, which Illya leads just as THRUSH arrives to take possession of the device.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writer: Norman Hudis

Guest starring: Dan O'Herlihy, Peggy Taylor, Robert DoQui, Kevin Hagen

20.  The Napoleon's Tomb Affair

January 27, 1967

"I trust you won't make any jokes about my name."

- Napoleon Solo

President Nasasos Tunik visits Paris. His assistant, Malanez, is determined to persuade the president that the French are his enemy, and arranges for various embarrassing and insulting incidents to occur. Solo and Illya are assigned to see that the visit goes smoothly, but Tunik falls in love with Candyce, and Malanez plans to disgrace Tunik by framing him in a plot to steal the body of Napoleon from his tomb.

Director: John Brahm, Writer: James Whiton

Guest starring: Kurt Kasznar, Joseph Sirola, Ted Cassidy

21.  The It's All Greek to Me Affair

February 3, 1967

"Why is it [Thrush] always get[s] the bigger cars?"

- Illya Kuryakin

"Well, when you're number two, you have to try harder."

- Napoleon Solo (A play on the Avis Rent-a-Car commercials)

In Greece, Illya tries to recover stolen U.N.C.L.E. documents, but they fall into the hands of Stavros, a Greek bandit, who has ambushed Illya, thinking he is his daughter Kira's convict husband, Manolakas returning from prison. Kita is in love with Nico instead, and Solo and Illya must resolve the love triangle in order to retrieve the documents.

Director: George Waggner, Writers: Erich Faust, Robert Hill

Guest starring: Linda Marsh, Harold J. Stone

22.  The Hula Doll Affair

February 17, 1967

"I am a Thrushwoman first and a mother second. If at all."

- Mama Sweet

Brothers Simon and Peter Sweet both rival THRUSH leaders vying for promotion, do not realize that the toy hula doll they possess has an extremely powerful new U.N.C.L.E. explosive inside that is activated by heat. As the outside temperature rises, Illya and Solo try to recover it with the help of Wendy Thyme. Solo poses as a representative of THRUSH Central, but Mama Sweet a real member of THRUSH Central appears on the scene. Edy Williams, seen briefly as an U.N.C.L.E. technician, appeared in Russ Meyer's movies. Even the normally unflappable Illya seems transfixed by the sight of her ample cleavage.

Director: Eddie Saeta, Writer: Stanford Sherman

Guest starring:  Jan Murray, Pat Harrington Jr., Patsy Kelly, Edy Williams

The director, Eddie Saeta, later worked as Assistant Director on the 1971 Bond movie 'Diamonds Are Forever'.

This was guest star Pat Harrington Jr's third appearance on TMFU. He was also in The Come with Me to the Casbah Affair (1966) and The Bow-Wow Affair (1965). Harrington went on to TV fame playing Dwayne F. Schneider on One Day at a Time (1975-1984). In addition to his skills as an actor, he is also an accomplished writer. His work includes twelve One Day at a Time scripts he wrote for the series.

23.  The Pieces of Fate Affair

February 24, 1967

"Someday I'm going to leave you on your own, just to see how you do."

- Illya Kuryakin

Jacqueline Midcult writes a best selling novel, The Pieces of Fate, which U.N.C.L.E. recognizes as being based on a series of missing THRUSH diaries. She loses her memory during a THRUSH attempt to kill her, and THRUSH agents Ellipsis Zark and Jody Moore, a book critic, plot to kidnap her and find out where she found the diaries. Solo and Illya take Jacqueline to a small town where her Uncle Charly and Aunt Jessie live, to try and revive her memory, but Zark and Moore follow and they all converge on the attic where the diaries are hidden at the same time. This episode was written by Harlan Ellison, the second of two he wrote for the series.

Director: John Brahm, Writers: Harlan Ellison, Yale Udoff

Guest starring: Sharon Farrell, Grayson Hall, Doodles Weaver

24.  The Matterhorn Affair

March 3, 1967

"And how did you come by that information, Mr. Kuryakin?
Quasimodo is one of the most closely guarded secrets in the world."

- Alexander Waverly

"Somebody from Intelligence mentioned it in the elevator
on the way up this morning."

- Illya Kuryakin

A dying man carrying a partial film with the secret of Project Quasimodo, a miniature atomic bomb, gives only one clue to finding the rest of the film: the name of Marvin Klump, inept car salesman. THRUSH agents Rodney Backstreet and Beirut capture Klump. Solo and Illya, with the aid of Klump's sister Heather, follow them first to the Alps, them back to the U.S.,where the answer to the puzzle lies in a cemetery.

Director: Bill Finnegan, Writer: David Giler

Guest starring:  Bill Dana, Norma Crane, Vito Scotti

25.  The Hot Number Affair

March 10, 1967

"What are you two, some kind of a team?"

- Ramona

Sonny and Cher make their joint "dramatic" TV debut in this Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode. Sonny Bono is cast as Jerry, a fabric cutter and aspiring dress designer in New York's garment district, while Cher plays a model named Ramona, who can't remember what happened to a dress in which a coded version of a T.H.R.U.S.H. report was hidden. U.N.C.L.E. agents Solo and Kuryakin try to prevent Jerry and Ramona from falling into the hands of the enemy. The episode's biggest laughs are provided by those old pros George Tobias and Ned Glass as eternally kvetching business partners Parkaginian and Sighn. For the benefit of those not interested in international espionage, Sonny and Cher's hit songs "I Got You, Babe" and "The Beat Goes On" can be heard in the background.

Director: George Waggner, Writers: Joseph Cavella and Carol Cavella

Guest starring: Sonny and Cher, George Tobias, Ned Glass

Writers Joseph Cavella and Carol Cavella also wrote three episodes of Get Smart, Casablanca (1966), Double Agent (1966) and The Girls from KAOS (1967). Joseph Cavella also penned the U.N.C.L.E. episode, The Apple a Day Affair (1967). Joseph Cavella also co-wrote three episodes of The Dick van Dyke show with Carl Reiner.

26.  The When in Roma Affair

March 17, 1967

“Do you think now is the time to tell him we wrecked the car?”

- Illya Kuryakin

Julie Sommars, who rose to stardom as damsel-in-distress Mimi Doolittle in the 1965 Man From U.N.C.L.E. episode "The Foxes and Hounds Affair," essays a similar role in the March 17th, 1967, installment "The When in Roma Affair." The humdrum existence of American tourist Darlene Sims (Sommars) is considerably enlived when, while vacationing in Italy, she becomes the unwitting courier of a perfume atomizer containing a top-secret formula. Assigned to steal the formula, and, if necessary, to kill Darlene, charming T.H.R.U.S.H. agent Cesare Guardia (Cesare Danova) gums up the works by falling in love with the girl. This was the only produced U.N.C.L.E. script written solely by a woman, it features a strong current of a serious plot that foreshadows the seriousness of Season Four to come.

Director: George Waggner, Writer: Gloria Elmore

Guest starring: Julie Sommars, Cesare Danova, Kathleen Freeman, Sid Haig, Stuart Nisbet

27.  The Apple a Day Affair

March 24, 1967

“I don’t suppose you’d care to take off your nose and stay awhile.”

- Napoleon Solo

Illya and Solo rendezvous with a nervous man in Groucho Marx style glasses and out-sized nose. He hands over a box containing fresh apples. THRUSH men appear and a fight breaks out, during which one of the apples explodes. The apples are found to have been treated using a mysterious process designed to convert them into deadly explosives. THRUSH plans to detonate a large quantity close to a nuclear stockpile, thereby triggering a third world war. The wrapper identifies the county the fruit came from, so Solo and Illya venture deep into the South. Their opponent is one Colonel Picks (Robert Emhardt), owner of the biggest orchard in the area and also the local magistrate. The plot was originally set in an Amish community, but the network changed it to hillbilly country, fearing that the Amish would take offence, overlooking the fact that the Amish lack electricity and television sets and chances are they would be tuning in anyway. This episode was written by Joseph Cavella who also wrote for Get Smart and this story complete with exploding apples would seem better suited for Max and 99.

Director: E. Darrell Hallenbeck, Writers: Joseph Cavella, Les Roberts

Guest starring:  Jeannine Riley, Dub Taylor, Norman Leavitt, Robert Emhardt

28.  The Five Daughters Affair (Part 1)

March 31, 1967

29.  The Five Daughters Affair (Part 2)

April 7, 1967

"Escape, with our customary ingenuity, bravado, flair,
dash, et cetera, et cetera."

- Napoleon Solo

Solo and Illya visit the laboratory of Dr. True, who has discovered how to extract gold from seawater. But Dr. True dies from a poison given him by THRUSH agent Randolph, and Randolph also kills his wife Amanda. The gold extraction formula was distributed in portions by True to his daughters, in inscriptions on a photo of himself. Solo and Illya meet Sandy True, who accompanies them to Rome, to find her half sister Margo, now unhappily married to the destitute Baron de Fanzini to London, to find the next sister Imogen, who has been arrested by a Constablefor indecent exposure and finally the Alps, to find Yvonne, who is breaking off an unhappy relationship with Karl Von Kesser. But after decoding the message in Japan, Solo, Illya and Sandy are captured by Randolph and taken to THRUSH central for execution.

The second two-parter this year is an improvement over most of the campy episodes of season three, with colorful characters, more action and bigger-budget locations that fit our idea of what the life of a globe-trotting spy is all about.

This two part episode would become the series' sixth feature film, The Karate Killers. It commences with a pretty neat aerial attack by mini-choppers–no doubt designed to take advantage of the vast advance publicity for You Only Live Twice’s special Q-branch helicopter, “Little Nellie”! The episode also features the U.N.C.L.E. piranha-shaped car displaing one of its drawbacks: The windows are apparently not removable, so that Solo has to lift a door to fire at the attacking Thrush copters.

Director: Barry Shear, Writers: Norman Hudis, Boris Ingster

Guest starring: Herbert Lom, Kim Darby, Joan Crawford, Curd Jürgens, Telly Savalas, Terry-Thomas, Jill Ireland

The Karate Killers is a 1967 feature length film version of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s third season two-part episode "The Five Daughters Affair." Joan Crawford, Telly Savalas, Herbert Lom, Diane Baker, Jill Ireland and Kim Darby are among those in the cast. Jill Ireland was David McCallum's wife when the movie was made.

The first four U.N.C.L.E. feature films made significant changes and additions to the episodes from which they were drawn. This movie, like the one immediately before it (“The Spy in the Green Hat”), makes relatively minimal changes to the episodes. No major scenes were added or removed, but various trims were made to fit the episodes into the running time of the film and musical cues and accompanying music was sometimes changed.

Also changed were some short scenes that became more violent or sexy than generally shown on American network television at the time. For example, both the dead bodies of Amanda True and Randolph are shown with eyes closed in the TV episode; in the movie, their eyes are open and Randolph’s death is more brutal. In some fight scenes, the movie version contains more violent images compared to the episodes (e.g., a bloody face in the London bar, greater violence in the Japanese temple). Margo De Fanzini’s initial nudity is seen in both versions, but is more pronounced in the movie.

Other changes were made for apparently no reason other than artistic. For example: there is a scene that is essentially identical in both the episode and the movie, but while in the episode a Japanese girl calls Sandy True “kid”, in the movie the same girl calls her “teeny-bopper”.

Like One of Our Spies is Missing, the film also required a new score (by Gerald Fried) due to "The Five Daughters Affair" being tracked with music from other episodes.



Trailer for the 1967 The Man From U.N.C.L.E. movie starring Robert Vaughn, David McCallum and Leo G. Carroll. Buy the entire series here!




30.  The Cap and Gown Affair

April 14, 1967

"I think I am on the nerve of a vergous breakdown!"

- Dean Dwight

Solo and Illya are responsible for the security during Waverly's upcoming address to his alma mater, but the campus is seething with protest. Illya joins the demonstrators, and meets Minerva Swight, the daughter of the dean. The head of the board of regents, Jonathan Trumble, is a THRUSH agent, and he hires campus agitator Gregory Haymish to try and kill Solo and Illya, while Trumbull's THRUSH superior, Number 24, undergoes plastic surgery so he can impersonate the dean during the ceremony and kill Waverly himself.

Director: George Waggner, Writer: Stanford Sherman

Guest starring: Henry Jones, Zalman King, Martin Kosleck, Larry D. Mann, Melanie Alexander, Carolyne Barry


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