The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964–1968)
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The Yo-Ho-Ho and a Bottle of Rum Affair 

Kuryakin is stranded on a freighter carrying cargo bound for a Thrush operation. Thrush has a device that can cause tidal waves and is demanding $10 billion for not using it.


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Episode cast overview:
Capt. Rupert Oliver Morton (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Peggy Taylor ...
Jenny Janus
Scotty MacPherson
Hank (as Bob DoQui)
Pete Kellett ...
First Thrushman
David Armstrong ...
Second Thrushman
Lloyd King ...
Jay D. Jones ...
Prof. Walter Powers (as Jay Jones)
Fred Waugh ...


Kuryakin is stranded on a freighter carrying cargo bound for a Thrush operation. Thrush has a device that can cause tidal waves and is demanding $10 billion for not using it.

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Release Date:

20 January 1967 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The poem Kuryakin recites ("Dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, / Butting through the Channel in the mad March days, / With a cargo of Tyne coal, / Road-rails, pig-lead, / Firewood, ironware, and cheap tin trays.") ...... is from "Cargoes," by John Edward Masefield, a former Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom. See more »


Illya Kuryakin: [Talking to his communicator while in the hold of the freighter] If you can hear me please note the stage here is set for noble tragedy; on the other hand if I'm talking to myself, the situation is merely one of... lunatic farce.
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Another Season Three Mess
20 February 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. – The Yo Ho-Ho and a bottle of rum Affair -1967

This is the 78th episode of 1964 to 1968 spy series, THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. The series ran for a total of 105 episodes. The first season was filmed in black and white with the remainder shot in colour. Robert Vaughn plays agent Napoleon Solo while David McCallum plays Illya Kuryakin. Leo G Carroll plays Mister Waverly, the boss of the secret agency known as U.N.C.L.E. (United Network Command for Law & Enforcement) UNCLE's main enemy is THRUSH, an organization out to take over the planet.

This sad excuse of an episode, has UNCLE agent David McCallum as a stowaway on a freighter carrying some THRUSH equipment out to a secret base in the South Pacific. THRUSH has built themselves a device to cause massive tidal waves. They demand 10 Billion from the UN or they will destroy cities along various coastlines.

While McCallum is on board the ship. Agent Vaughn is romancing an UNCLE boss, Peggy Taylor, on the actual location of the secret base. With a few drinks and some lip-locks Vaughn hopes to come up with the needed info.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, er, the ship, McCallum is being questioned by the drunk, Dan o'Herlihy, who is the ship's captain. O'Herlihy is an ex-Royal Navy man who had been cashiered for stealing the crew's rum ration. Also on board is THRUSH boss, Kevin Hagen and several gunmen. They are escorting the device to the secret base.

McCallum ends up leading a mutiny against the THRUSH types. At the same time, Vaughn is on a plane that crashes just off the ship. The THRUSH types are of course defeated and the world saved from tidal waves.

This one is just as silly as it sounds. The writers should have been tied to stakes at low tide. This season also features some of the worst music of the run. It is just plain bad, boring stuff all the way down the line.

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