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The Man From U.N.C.L.E.: The Jingle Bells Affair

Napoleon and Illya are assigned to protect visiting Communist chairman Georgi Kaz, who is interested in peaceful co-existence. However, assassination attempts threaten to turn Georgi against the West unless the agents find out who is responsible.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x15
Airdate: Friday December 23rd, 1966

Director: John Brahm
Writer: William Fay

Guest Stars
Elen WillardElen Willard
As Priscilla Worth (as Ellen Willard)
Akim TamiroffAkim Tamiroff
As Chairman Georgi Koz

Co-Guest Stars
J. Pat OJ. Pat O'Malley
As Francis X. O'Reilly
Kent SmithKent Smith
As Mr. Macy
Leon BelascoLeon Belasco
As Maxim Radish
Leonid KinskeyLeonid Kinskey
As Ferenc Pifnic

Joan TompkinsJoan Tompkins
As Mrs. Gropkin
Randy LaneRandy Lane
As Alex (Alex Gropkin)
Ted FishTed Fish
As Fred
John BleiferJohn Bleifer
As Dr. Sigmoid

Chester JonesChester Jones
As Protester
Cosmo SardoCosmo Sardo
As Hotel Doorman
Gene CooganGene Coogan
As Hood
Kenner G. KempKenner G. Kemp
As Police Officer
Mike MorelliMike Morelli
As Bum
Paul Bradley (2)Paul Bradley (2)
As Macy's Executive
Waclaw RekwartWaclaw Rekwart
As Protestor
Main Cast
Robert VaughnRobert Vaughn
As Napoleon Solo
David McCallumDavid McCallum
As Illya Kuryakin
Leo G. CarrollLeo G. Carroll
As Alexander Waverly


In New York City, Napoleon and Illya try to take Communist chairman Georgi Koz across town but are caught in traffic due to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Georgi's security chief Maxim Radish is worried about assassins, but Georgi dismisses his concerns. When Maxim rants about the capitalistic celebration of Christmas, Georgi irritably cuts him off...

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Episode Quotes
Illya: The parade has become a national institution.
Napoleon: And marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.
Chairman Georgi Koz: Yes, a time when the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, no?
Napoleon: Well, that's not exactly the intent, but you probably have a point.

Maxim Radish: You know something, Comrade Chairman? I've been thinking.
Chairman Georgi Koz: Oh? Well, it's never too late, Maxim.

(coaching "Santa Claus" students)
Francis X. O'Reilly: Now, this time, like your heart is full of love and mistletoe, and you're looking right into the bright blue eyes of this poor little kid that's just standin' there, pickin' his nose.

Chairman Georgi Koz: I will die with my boots on!
Napoleon: We've got an old folk rhyme too. "He who fights and runs away / Lives to fight another day." Go on!

Waverly: I would suggest you call on Chairman Koz directly and apologize for what happened.
Napoleon: Now?
Waverly: Yes, now. In the absence of efficiency, we are compelled to rely on charm.

Priscilla Worth: Oh, Mr. Solo, you are a gay one, aren't you?
Napoleon: Only, uh, on holidays.

Episode Goofs
When Napoleon and Illya take Georgi to Macy's, in the opening shot Priscilla has her hand at her side, motionless. The sound of a bell is dubbed in.

The camera cuts to a closer shot of Priscilla, and she instantly has her hand held up, ringing the bell.

When Waverly plays chess against the boy at the hospital, in the first long shot, he has his hands tented in front of him.

The camera cuts to a closer shot, and Waverly's hands are apart, and he brings them together.

Then the camera cuts to a long shot, and Waverly's hands are apart again.

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 EditorElmo Veron
Assistant DirectorEddie Saeta
Assistant To The ProducerNorman Siegel
Story ConsultantMilton S. Gelman
Theme MusicJerry Goldsmith
Supervising Film EditorJohn D. Dunning
Recording SupervisorFranklin Milton
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