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* StarMakingRole: For Creator/DavidMcCallum.

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* ReferencedBy: The title of Music/AtTheDriveIn's song "Napoleon Solo" is a reference to the main character of this series, though it's unrelated lyrically (it's a GriefSong for two friends of the band who died in a car crash).


* ActingForTwo: Robert Vaughn, David [=McCallum=] and Leo G. Carroll all got to play two roles ("The Double Affair," "The Gurnius Affair" and "The Bow Wow Affair" respectively), while Diana Hyland played a politician's wife and her THRUSH-sponsored double in "The Candidate's Wife Affair" and Creator/JoanCollins was a saloon entertainer and a countess in "The Galatea Affair." But H.M. Wynant took home the gold for playing ''quadruplets'' in "The Prince Of Darkness Affair."

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* ActingForTwo: Robert Vaughn, David [=McCallum=] Creator/RobertVaughn, Creator/DavidMcCallum and Leo G. Carroll all got to play two roles ("The Double Affair," "The Gurnius Affair" and "The Bow Wow Affair" respectively), while Diana Hyland played a politician's wife and her THRUSH-sponsored double in "The Candidate's Wife Affair" and Creator/JoanCollins was a saloon entertainer and a countess in "The Galatea Affair." But H.M. Wynant took home the gold for playing ''quadruplets'' in "The Prince Of Darkness Affair."



* FakeRussian: Scotsman David [=McCallum=] cast as Russian Illya Kuryakin.

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* FakeRussian: Scotsman David [=McCallum=] Creator/DavidMcCallum cast as Russian Illya Kuryakin.


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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The series lives and dies on its UsefulNotes/ColdWar setting, and the oddity of a spy organization employing both American and Soviet agents.

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* [[ChannelHop Company Hop]]: The TV show was made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, but the TV movie ''The Return Of The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'' was done by Viacom.


** The all time champion of the series is probably character actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0661416/ Woodrow Parfrey]], who had 5 guest appearances in unrelated roles in the first three seasons. By 1966 (one appearance in the last half of season 2, and two appearances in the first half of season 3) he was probably inspiring "HeyItsThatGuy..." moments among the remaining fans of the show.

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** The all time champion of the series is probably character actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0661416/ Woodrow Parfrey]], who had 5 guest appearances in unrelated roles in the first three seasons. By 1966 (one appearance in the last half of season 2, and two appearances in the first half of season 3) he was probably inspiring "HeyItsThatGuy..." moments among the remaining fans of the show.
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* FakeRussian: Scotsman David [=McCallum=] cast as Russian Illya Kuryakin.




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* YouLookFamiliar: Guest stars were frequently recycled in unrelated roles.
** The all time champion of the series is probably character actor [[http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0661416/ Woodrow Parfrey]], who had 5 guest appearances in unrelated roles in the first three seasons. By 1966 (one appearance in the last half of season 2, and two appearances in the first half of season 3) he was probably inspiring "HeyItsThatGuy..." moments among the remaining fans of the show.


* DevelopmentHell: This movie has been percolating for quite a while. Originally Creator/StevenSoderbergh was going to direct with Creator/GeorgeClooney as Napoleon Solo, but both ended up dropping out (Soderbergh over script and budget disagreements, Clooney for health reasons). Creator/GuyRitchie then agreed to direct, Clooney was replaced by Creator/TomCruise, and Creator/HenryCavill was approached to play Illya Kuryakin, but when Cruise dropped out to make ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', Cavill was given the part of Solo and Creator/ArmieHammer was cast as Kuryakin.
* FakeAmerican: English Henry Cavill as American Napoleon Solo.
* FakeRussian: American Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin.

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* DevelopmentHell: This movie has been percolating for quite a while. Originally Creator/StevenSoderbergh was going to direct with Creator/GeorgeClooney as Napoleon Solo, but both ended up dropping out (Soderbergh over script and budget disagreements, Clooney for health reasons). Creator/GuyRitchie then agreed to direct, Clooney was replaced by Creator/TomCruise, and Creator/HenryCavill was approached to play Illya Kuryakin, but when Cruise dropped out to make ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', Cavill was given the part of Solo and Creator/ArmieHammer was cast as Kuryakin.
* FakeAmerican: English Henry Cavill as American Napoleon Solo.
* FakeRussian: American Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin.

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* DevelopmentHell: This movie has been percolating for quite a while. Originally Creator/StevenSoderbergh was going to direct with Creator/GeorgeClooney as Napoleon Solo, but both ended up dropping out (Soderbergh over script and budget disagreements, Clooney for health reasons). Creator/GuyRitchie then agreed to direct, Clooney was replaced by Creator/TomCruise, and Creator/HenryCavill was approached to play Illya Kuryakin, but when Cruise dropped out to make ''Film/MissionImpossibleRogueNation'', Cavill was given the part of Solo and Creator/ArmieHammer was cast as Kuryakin.
* FakeAmerican: English Henry Cavill as American Napoleon Solo.
* FakeRussian: American Armie Hammer as Illya Kuryakin.

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* RecycledSet: Entire drinking games could and probably have been based around this.

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* ActingForTwo: Robert Vaughn, David [=McCallum=] and Leo G. Carroll all got to play two roles ("The Double Affair," "The Gurnius Affair" and "The Bow Wow Affair" respectively), while Diana Hyland played a politician's wife and her THRUSH-sponsored double in "The Candidate's Wife Affair" and Creator/JoanCollins was a saloon entertainer and a countess in "The Galatea Affair." But H.M. Wynant took home the gold for playing ''quadruplets'' in "The Prince Of Darkness Affair."
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