Archer is tortured by Crenshaw, an ISIS agent who sounds German, Russian and American in rapid succession. Malory, the head of ISIS deems the performance of her agent son "unsatisfactory." In his terraced penthouse, drunken Archer "ping-pongs" a French stewardess, marvels at her dog, Abelard, and harasses his ancient British valet, Woodhouse. At ISIS, Archer is an HR nightmare who does not play well with office staff: Pam Poovey, portly head of HR, who dresses like Malory; Dr. Krieger, the mysterious "food rapist," and probable Nazi scientist; Carol (soon to be Cheryl) "Gimple," doe eyed, attractive, space cadet secretary to Malory; Lana Kane, huge green-eyed field agent (and angry ex-girlfriend of Archer); and Cyril Figgis, meek comptroller and Lana's new f-buddy. Discrepancies arise with Archer's operational account; he is determined to bury the evidence. Sterling Archer may not have the password to the ISIS mainframe, but he does have sturdy rappelling gear, tactalnecks...and a ... Written by
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For a gag pilot contained in the season one DVD boxset Sterling Archer is played by hissing velociraptor with the explanation the pilot was never used because the actor was considered too old for the part. See more
At approximately the 19:29 run-time into this show, after Archer has grabbed Lana from behind with his arm around her neck while he points his firearm at her head, the scene shifts to a low camera shot of Malory and Kremensky. This is after Archer says, "Looks like we've got a Mexican standoff, Kremensky." The low shot shows from between Archer and Lana both standing side by side in the spots they occupied before Archer put Lana into a hold. Then the scene shifts back to a side view, and Archer is again standing behind Lana. See more
Sterling Archer. Code name Duchess. Known from Berlin to Bangkok as the world's most dangerous spy.
References Mommie Dearest
Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
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