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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Super-Colossal Affair

A mobster finances a film production to supposedly give his girlfriend a starring role. But Solo and Ilya soon discover that the movie is planned to be a bomb--literally.

Episode Info
Episode number: 3x4
Airdate: Friday October 07th, 1966

Director: Barry Shear
Writer: Stanford Sherman

Guest Stars
Alfred ShellyAlfred Shelly
As Angelo
Carol WayneCarol Wayne
As Ginger LaVeer
Shelley BermanShelley Berman
As Sheldon Veblen
J. Carrol NaishJ. Carrol Naish
As Uncle Giuliano
Bernard FeinBernard Fein
As Cariago (Frank Cariago)
John BryantJohn Bryant
As Hardy Twill
Jim BolesJim Boles
As Scientist
Kathryn MinnerKathryn Minner
As Old Lady
John Harmon (1)John Harmon (1)
As Process Server (Harry)
Main Cast
Robert VaughnRobert Vaughn
As Napoleon Solo
David McCallumDavid McCallum
As Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. CarrollLeo G. Carroll
As Alexander Waverly


Somewhere in Sicily, Napoleon is in a produce wagon outside a manor and taking photos of mobster Frank Cariago meeting with his Uncle Giuliano. The two men greet each other and go inside to their conference while Cariago's bodyguard stands watch outside. Illya, disguised as a winemaker carrying a basket of grapes, walks by the bodyguard as he goes on his round...

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Episode Quotes
Cariago: The problem will be taken care of pretty soon.
Uncle Giuliano: Oh, pretty soon. Is this the same pretty soon you promised a month ago, or is it a different kind of pretty soon?

Napoleon: The usual reason that family gets together is funerals.
Illya: Large ones.
Waverly: How large and for whom is what you'll endeavor to find out.
Napoleon: Well, if there's a burial plot afoot, sir, Ilya and I will uncover it.
Illya: Would you mind keeping me out of your morbid puns?

Ginger LaVeer: I bet you meet so many beautiful girls in your job, you get tired of looking at them.
Illya: (posing as a pool repairman) It takes a few.
Ginger LaVeer: I see you're the strong, silent type.
Illya: I have to concentrate on my job.
Ginger LaVeer: Why? The television repairman didn't have to. Neither did the refrigerator repairman, or the electric toaster repairman. Ooh, or the egg cooker repairman.
Napoleon: (listening in) Egg cooker repairman?
Illya: Egg cooker repairman?
Ginger LaVeer: Yes, Frank. Mr. Cariago eats an awful lot of eggs.

Cariago: Look, you think I don't know about the television repairman? And the refrigerator repairman? And the egg cooker repairman? And we don't even have an egg cooker!
Ginger LaVeer: We have a double boiler. I can't help it if things get broken, Frank.

Cariago: Boy, that's just like UNCLE style. Sending a pool repairman to check up on me. They never did like me.

Sheldon Veblen: Take the cast, for goodness sakes! Take--take the script. Here, wait a minute. You want me to cut out my heart so you can take that, too?
Process Server: No, that won't be necessary. You see, the order specified only negotiable items.

Cariago: How much would it take, uh, to get you back into the black?
Sheldon Veblen: We're shooting in color.

Ginger LaVeer: Oh, Mr. Veblen, I'm so thrilled to be meeting you at last. I've seen every movie you ever made. I saw Gone With the Wind four times.
Sheldon Veblen: Glad you liked it. I was 12 years old when it was made.
Ginger LaVeer: Really? I would never have guessed.

Cariago: You were sent by UNCLE. Angelo, shake hands with mister, uh...
Napoleon: Solo.
Cariago: Oh, come on. You can use your right name with us. After all, we're all part of the same family.
Napoleon: Well, if you don't mind, I'll keep this one.
Cariago: This is mister, uh...?
Illya: Kuryakin.
Cariago: Boy, they sure do come up with beautiful names, don't they?
Illya: I like it.

Ginger LaVeer: I don't know about Frank, but nobody else knows. Mr. Veblen says those cheap TV outfits have spies everywhere. Isn't it ridiculous? As if a spy would sneak into my dressing room just to peek at his crummy old script.
Illya: Ridiculous.

Cultural References
Ginger LaVeer: I saw Gone With the Wind four times.

The 1939 movie Gone With the Wind won ten Academy Awards and, adjusting for inflation, is the biggest money-making movie of all time.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperSam Rolfe
Executive ProducerNorman Felton
Supervising ProducerDavid Victor
ProducerBoris Ingster
Associate ProducerIrving Pearlberg
Music SupervisorFrank E. Anderson
Set DecoratorHenry Grace  |  Richard Pefferle
Director of PhotographyFred J. Koenekamp
Art DirectorGeorge W. Davis  |  James W. Sullivan
Music ScoreGerald Fried
Film EditorRay Williford
Assistant DirectorBill Finnegan
Assistant To The ProducerNorman Siegel
Theme MusicJerry Goldsmith
Supervising Film EditorJohn D. Dunning
Recording SupervisorFranklin Milton
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