The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

Season 3 Episode 4

The Super-Colossal Affair

Aired Tuesday 8:30 PM Oct 07, 1966 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Supposedly Cariago thinks that his Uncle Giuliano sent the agents. However, when he finds the bug, he says that "they never did like me."If he thought it was his uncle, not U.N.C.L.E., he would say "he never did like me."

  • 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: 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: I see you're the strong, silent type.
      Illya: I have to concentrate on my job.
      Ginger: 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: 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: 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: 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: We're shooting in color.

    • Ginger: 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: Glad you liked it. I was 12 years old when it was made.
      Ginger: 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: 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.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Ginger: I saw Gone With the Wind four times.
      Referencing the 1939 movie based on the 1936 novel by Margaret Mitchell. The movie is set during and after the post-Civil War era as formerly wealthy heiress Scarlett O'Hara. It received ten Academy Awards in 1940, and is the most financially successful film in movie history, adjusting for inflation.