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 Posted:   Jun 1, 2009 - 7:43 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

There is also BTW, one cap of her in "The Big Valley" thread since she was in the episode "Barbary Red."

And I need to correct a goof on my part. This UNCLE movie in the set is "One Spy Too Many" not "To Trap A Spy". I got the two mixed up for some reason (previous posts have been edited to note the correction)

 Posted:   Jun 1, 2009 - 7:46 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I'm on my way!

 Posted:   Jun 4, 2009 - 9:35 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Back to GFU for the first time in a while with episode #17 "The Moulin Rouse Affair", which ratchets up the silliness by having Shelley Berman as a Toulouse Latrec style villain with a special strength formula.

Yvonne de Carlo was fresh off her two years on "The Munsters" when she made her appearance here as Berman's partner in the scheme.

Charming Mark Slate after two years of being married to Herman Munster was no doubt a nice change of pace!

 Posted:   Jun 4, 2009 - 9:37 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

And a little extra nod to the "Elite Guard" that Berman keeps in his hideout. smile

 Posted:   Jun 5, 2009 - 1:41 PM   
 By:   TheSaint   (Member)

Bonus Yum in the episode from Tita Marsell as a THRUSH flamenco dancer who lures Ilya into villain Landau's trap.

Thanks for these. She was a pleasant bit of bonus Yum!

 Posted:   Jun 5, 2009 - 11:22 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

On to the leftover S3 episodes, starting with "The Candidate's Wife Affair" and the second appearance of Diana Hyland in this thread.

While S3 is remembered as the height of UNCLE silliness, this episode is a more serious tale with a "Manchurian Candidate" flavor. Presidential candidate Richard Anderson's wife is kidnapped by THRUSH who substitute a double given intense programming that even when given truth serum she still believes she's the genuine article.

The switch takes place under Solo's nose while Diana is at the beauty salon.

And Solo discovers fast that the duplicate is going to be tough to crack! (a voiceprint has thankfully confirmed for UNCLE already that the switch took place)

When the double ends up saving Solo's life showing some patented judo skills, that makes Napoleon realize things aren't quite as simple as they seem (those fakey backdrops of 60s TV shows have a certain quaintness to them!) smile

 Posted:   Jun 5, 2009 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Napoleon soon realizes that there's more complexity to this switch. Namely, the fact that candidate Anderson's campaign manager is deeply involved solely so he can find a way to put an end to a marriage he's never approved of for his man that he wants to see become President!

When circumstances cause Napoleon, Ilya, the double and the genuine wife to all be THRUSH's prisoner, the double uses her judo skills to get them free and down to the Convention Hall where Anderson is on his way back.

Presumably in the world of UNCLE, Oscar Goldman became President of the United States, given how things end triumphally for the reunited couple. smile

And in the final scene, the double, now back to her old self as a beatnik talking free-spirit, finds herself with her own judo school thanks to a generous grant from UNCLE.

It's interesting how MFU went the dual role route twice in the span of a few episodes in S3 since this one aired not long after Joan Collins's dual role episode "The Galatea Affair."

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2009 - 12:18 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

"The Super-Colossal Affair" gives us Carol Wayne as a Mafia moll with dreams of becoming a star actress.

Ilya is introduced to the future Tonight Show Tea Time Movie Matinee Lady when posing as a pool repairman.

Her Mafia boyfriend has just received orders to destroy Las Vegas. He finds the opportunity to do this using a failing epic movie production directed by Shelley Berman as the convenient cover to bring this about. He bails out Shelley's production on condition Carol becoming the lead in the film ("Sodom And Gomorrah" which one suspects could have had the potential to be even better than Robert Aldrich's version! smile).

But of course Napoleon and Ilya will stop all that from happening, and in the end Carol ends up free from the Mafia and the film becomes a big hit and she becomes a big star.

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2009 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Her Mafia boyfriend has just received orders to destroy Las Vegas.

Not so much "destroy" as "drop a bomb filled with essence of skunk onto." Cue Ilya's most embarrassing moment of the third season - riding the bomb, removing the skunk-infused vial, and ending up being steam-cleaned to get rid of the pong... (For Napoleon Solo's most embarrassing moment, see "The My Friend The Gorilla Affair." Actually, don't.)

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2009 - 12:51 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

True, though the initial order I believe was to get an a-bomb for Vegas, which then turned into the massive skunk bomb. (At least Ilya wasn't forced to immerse himself in tomato juice!).

Vitina Marcus looking impressive in leopardskin is the only thing to recommend about "My Friend The Gorilla Affair."

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2009 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

"The Pop Art Affair" gives us two ladies who couldn't be more dissimilar!

First, as the innocent victim heroine of the piece, ex-Mousketeer, Sherry Alberoni (who later voiced a number of Hanna-Barbera cartoons).

She gets sucked into the affair in classic UNCLE style. Ilya is investigating a pop art gallery where THRUSH villain Robert H. Harris operates from. He and his beatnik goons notice that Ilya's pendant is a stolen component from a weapon they'd been working on, so Ilya must be kidnapped, but not before while being chased he slips the pendant to artist Sherry, whom he'd met earlier.

Later, after being freed by Solo, Ilya has to get the pendant back from Sherry. When he finds her enjoying a swim, the THRUSH goons arrive to try and kidnap her, necessitating an escape by Ilya and Sherry in a hot air balloon.

One suspects her former boss Mr. Disney, would not have approved of her attire! big grin

At the happy end of this episode, Sherry is glad to know that Mr. Waverly has been persuaded by Solo and Ilya to buy an example of her art for $200!

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2009 - 1:08 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

More mature beauty from Sabrina Scharf as an overly vain fashion model working as THRUSH baddie Harris's henchmoll.

At one point, after Solo has freed Ilya, Sabrina has him covered.

But Solo is able to distract her by capitalizing on her vanity by distracting her with a question about a developing wrinkle, which enables him to grab the gun and escape.

Good thing for Mr. Solo that Sabrina's Mari Brooks was nothing at all like her Nicole Fleming on "Hawaii Five-O" or else he might have ended up like this! big grin

In the end, Harris disposes of her before the climactic fight that results in his death and the thwarting of his plan.

I have to admit, Sabrina comes off better in this episode and "Five-O" compared to her most famous role as Miramanee on "Star Trek".

 Posted:   Jun 9, 2009 - 1:10 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Bonus yum for the episode from the new UNCLE secretary for this season, Sharyn Hillyer.

 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

"The Off-Broadway Affair" opens with the leading lady of a lousy musical revue production phoning a warning to UNCLE about their organization being at risk. But when Solo arrives, the leading lady is dead and UNCLE must investigate!

Ventriloquist Shari Lewis, co-writer of "The Lights Of Zetar" (and who was almost herself Mira Romaine) is the good girl of the story, the murdered leading lady's understudy, who hopes for the big time.

To her chagrin, she gets passed over for a promotion because producer Leon Askin is bringing in a new leading lady, Joan Huntington.

With Solo posing as a big-time Hollywood scout, she tries to impress him with her talent. Even if her song-and-dance number makes Solo unable to hear an important communique from Ilya (who has gotten into the show to perform the immortal "A Man Is A Horn" number!)

 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 7:20 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

THRUSH's leading lady in this production (which is a cover for their being able to tap into UNCLE's computer messages) is Joan Huntington.

Joan racked up about a decade's worth of TV guest credits (including three separate appearances on WWW that are yet to be spotlighted) and then disappeared altogether after that.

 Posted:   Jun 10, 2009 - 7:50 PM   
 By:   CindyLover   (Member)

Joan racked up about a decade's worth of TV guest credits (including three separate appearances on WWW that are yet to be spotlighted) and then disappeared altogether after that.

And none of her appearances on The Wild Wild West had her as brunette! (Although her last one did have her as a villain. A villain who survived, in keeping with the show's tendency to not kill off female characters regardless of what side they were on*, but a villain regardless.)

*Well, for the most part anyway...

 Posted:   Jul 9, 2009 - 5:32 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The first UNCLE theatrical film "To Trap A Spy" which aired on TCM this morning, gets the spotlight this time out. This was a re-edit of the color pilot "Solo" (still featuring Will Kuluva instead of Leo G. Carroll) and combined it with Lucianna Paluzzi's subplot as a THRUSH (in this film WASP) assassin from the later S1 episode "The Four-Steps Affair."

Lucianna has already been profiled for that episode, but as that episode was in B/W we can not pass up the chance to see her in color! smile

Striking an appropriately Fiona attitude after luring an UNCLE agent to his demise (more than a year before she got that role).

And in attempting to lure Mr. Solo to his demise we then get two examples of what kind of scenes were reshot for the foreign release market!

 Posted:   Jul 9, 2009 - 5:34 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

And since "To Trap A Spy" is a re-edit (the third version in all) of the pilot, it's only appropriate that the two ladies from the original version get another encore in this thread. smile

Pat Crowley, the reluctant UNCLE recruit.

And Leigh Chapman (Robert Vaughn in the DVD supplements, mentions dating her several times during the series).

 Posted:   Jul 9, 2009 - 6:01 PM   
 By:   Midnight Mike   (Member)

Lucianna Paluzzi is going to be at an autograph show in LA next weekend, I'm hoping to get the chance to meet her and have her sign a photo. I wonder if she'll have any UNCLE photo's at her table?

 Posted:   Jul 9, 2009 - 6:23 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Hope you're successful! I would imagine there had to have been publicity pix tied in to "To Trap A Spy".

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