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Dial M for Mother 

Questions about the identity of Archer's real father lead him into a perilous trap... and an explosive confrontation with Malory.





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Episode complete credited cast:
Mannfred (voice)
Sterling Archer (voice)
Uta (voice)
Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Pam Poovey (voice)
Peter Newman ...
Cyril Figgis (voice)
Ray Gillette (voice)
Lana Kane (voice)
Malory Archer (voice)
Trinette (voice)
Doctor Krieger (voice)


On the heels of Cyril's latest disgrace, Malory issues new ISIS policy, No Banging Co-Workers. "Come Monday, it will be alright..." but no one will come at ISIS. Archer is unconcerned with trivialities until he sees the latest from Frederick's of Latvia... and hears Nikolai Jakov address him as "son." Malory always told Archer his father was Black Jack Archer, winner of the Navy Cross with military funeral and 21-gun salute. Nikolai is fuming: he cannot believe Malory slept with that mudak Trexler and Gene Krupa...or was it Buddy Rich? Nikolai calls his Huns and Lana hatches her own capitalist revenge plot: the ball-slappy sex way! The last thing Archer needs is another hole in his head ...or a loud rendition of "Mulatto Butts". Take a number or a cleaver. Whether it is Ubil Mat or just a big jazzy blur, at least the old gal's still got it: all 6 right in the 10 ring. What is a 'Jane Hathaway'? Does Brett have the right stuff? And, what about Client #37? Girl, please! Written by LA-Lawyer

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18 March 2010 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


In flashback, at his (fake) dad's funeral, the boy Archer's suit and salute exactly copy JFK Jr's at his father's funeral. And his mother is dressed just like Jackie. See more »


In one scene, while the head of the KGB is talking on and older style phone you can also see the phone in front of him with the receiver still in its cradle. See more »


[first lines]
Malory Archer: And that's your message, my God who...
[wakes suddenly and grabs a gun]
Malory Archer: Who's there? What do you want? Because all you're going to get is holes! I-I mean holes in you, not my...
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References Dial M for Murder (1954) See more »


Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims
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Half a Brain
31 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sterling wants to know who his father is. Unfortunately, Mallory has no idea, but it was quite a weekend. Jackov hires those two Swedes again to bring Archer in and put a chip in his brain so they can control him. Unfortunately for them, it doesn't work because it is a Soviet invention and the satellite that runs it is all screwed. Meanwhile, Lana decides to punish Cyril for his indiscretions in the last episode by pretending to have sex with thirty- seven men. She doesn't do anything but charges them to use bragging rights. Anyway, there is an interesting conclusion involving a grilled cheese sandwich with the wrong kind of cheese. What else is new?

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