The Girl from U.N.C.L.E. (1966–1967)
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The Mother Muffin Affair 

Napoleon Solo joins April Dancer on an assignment in London. They are to escort a gangster's daughter to safety. However, they are being stalked by the minions of assassin Mother Muffin. ... See full summary »


Sherman Marks


Joseph Calvelli, Sam Rolfe (U.N.C.L.E. format developed by)




Episode cast overview:
Stefanie Powers ... April Dancer
Noel Harrison ... Mark Slate (credit only)
Leo G. Carroll ... Alexander Waverly
Boris Karloff ... Mother Muffin
Bernard Fox ... Rodney Babcock
Robert Vaughn ... Napoleon Solo
Bruce Gordon ... Vito Pomade
Arthur Malet ... William Muckleston
William Tuttle ... Tuttle
Maryesther Denver Maryesther Denver ... Maude
Jennifer Kaye Evans ... Lisa Calvert (as Mitzie Evans)
Charles Dierkop ... Iago Susich
Richard Peel ... Bobbie


Napoleon Solo joins April Dancer on an assignment in London. They are to escort a gangster's daughter to safety. However, they are being stalked by the minions of assassin Mother Muffin. The agents will face a number of dangers all over London. Written by Bill Koenig

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Release Date:

27 September 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The only time on screen or television that Boris Karloff was asked to portray a female character. See more »


When the daytime action moves to an indoor carousel on the waterfront, the chase on the revolving platform of horses shows a bright blue sky through the windows. A few seconds later, the windows are in view again - this time, all is pitch black outside. Within a short time, as people run out the door, the sun is shining again, and the exterior view is not nighttime, but daytime. They were not in there overnight, but only a few minutes. See more »


References The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1964) See more »

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Boris Karloff as the (female) villain!
12 October 2008 | by kevinolzakSee all my reviews

"The Girl from U.N.C.L.E." only lasted one season in the fall of 1966 and the highlight is definitely this third episode, "The Mother Muffin Affair," featuring the great Boris Karloff in drag as Agnes Tewksbury, aka Mother Muffin. While the actor had played female roles during his barnstorming stage days (such as one of the ugly sisters in "Cinderella!") this, to my knowledge, was the only time when he essayed a female role on screen, and plays it completely straight (or about as straight as an U.N.C.L.E. episode normally would be). There is certainly a good deal of humorous running around, as well as a leading role for Robert Vaughn's Napoleon Solo (which explains the absence of Noel Harrison). Stefanie Powers went on to greater things like HART TO HART in the late 70's. Reportedly, when Karloff first saw himself in full makeup, he groaned and said, 'I look like a 2-dollar whore!' While the producers initially considered Judith Anderson for the role, they recalled how the script described the character as looking like 'Boris Karloff in drag,' and the actor relished the challenge.

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