International Secret Intelligence Service is a super spy agency where clever, blissfully non-PC banter, pop-cultural references, sex and temperaments fly amok. In a typical week, Archer is tortured by an ISIS agent who sounds German, Russian and American in rapid succession. The head of ISIS deems the performance of her agent son, Archer, "unsatisfactory." At home, in a terraced penthouse, drunken Archer "ping-pongs" a French stewardess, marvels at her dog, Abelard, and harasses his ancient British valet, Woodhouse. At work again, Archer is an HR nightmare; he seems not to play well with office staff. There is Pam Poovey, portly head of HR, who dresses like Malory; Dr. Krieger, the mysterious "food rapist" and scientist; Carol Gimple, Malory's attractive, space cadet secretary; Lana Kane, green-eyed, statuesque fellow field agent (and angry ex-girlfriend of Archer); and Cyril Figgis, meek accountant/ISIS comptroller and Lana's new f-buddy. When discrepancies with Archer's operational ... Written by
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During the scene where Archer is in the simulator, Malory holds up a picture of her with her dog Duchess. It is a parody of the famous photograph of John Lennon
and 'Yoko Ono' taken hours before Lennon was murdered. 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 Brian's Song
Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims See more