Which made me wonder. Obviously Steed has a housekeeper and dog to keep up appearances of a normal life, and perhaps to avoid the "settle down and get married" questions of neighbors. He must have a semi-normal life with friends, a butcher, a baker, a tailor, etc.
Do you suppose Napoleon and Illya have such a life?
I have seen it suggested they are insulated inside a world of UNCLE which takes care of all their needs but is it necessarily so? That seems like a LOT of resources to fund and a lot of personnel to keep track of. It seems unlikely. Your janitor knows who works in the office -do you house them as well? What about the janitor in the housing complex do they also get housing etc etc? I mean, it doesn't make sense to me. No one else functions that way.
And even so Napoleon would surely be on good terms with a few sweetshops around the city.
Plus when they travel the boys get normal rooms and are not housed inside UNCLE.
So, i guess my question is- Do you favor the idea that UNCLE agency is a world unto themselves or do you see them more as an employer and then the agents go home at night like The Avengers?
I am simply curious. Everyone is entitled to their own views on this!