The Wild Wild West

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Other mistake: "Night of the Bubbling Death": When West lifts the unconscious bad guy by the shoulders and prepares to drag him out of sight, you can see drag marks already in the dirt from previous takes. (00:21:10)

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The Night of the Murderous Spring - S1-E27

Continuity mistake: When Dr. Loveless falls from the sill of the double window, the right half of the frame is open (the camera view being from the outside looking in). When West rushes outside to find the "body" missing, the right frame has closed itself and the left is now open. (00:08:40)

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The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Continuity mistake: The boot heel West removes to obtain his hidden explosive somehow reattaches itself by the time he leaps into the mining car. (He doesn't stop to put it back - he's running for his life from a pack of hungry wolves.) His boots also change from black to brown by the time he makes it outside and jumps on his trusty horse. (00:32:40)

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The Night of the Wolf - S2-E27

Revealing mistake: Though the stock footage is of a real wolf, the animal West wrestles with is too-obviously a dog wearing a fake pair of wolf ears. In later wrestling matches between West and the wolves, the attacking beast is a stuffed prop that never moves its legs, head or jaws at all. (00:03:30)

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The Night of the Tottering Tontine - S2-E16

Continuity mistake: West demonstrates how the knife popped out of the chair upholstery when pressure was applied. His hand is inches from the blade in one shot, then disappears in the next close-up view. When it cuts back to the master shot, his hand is once again beside the knife. (00:20:20)

Jean G

The Night of the Ready-Made Corpse - S2-E11

Revealing mistake: The town of Wickenberg has very peculiar sunlight: it casts shadows in several directions at once. Also notable is the far end of its main street, where a distinct line of demarcation reveals the presence of a painted studio backdrop. (00:00:10)

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The Night of the Bottomless Pit - S2-E8

Continuity mistake: When they attack him, Artemus' cellmates are smacked with a wooden chair, which lands broken but upright on the floor. In the very next shot, though, as Artie throws the exploding cigar, the chair is suddenly lying on its side. (00:25:30)

Jean G

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