Archer: The Archer Sanction
January 23, 2015 9:22 AM - Season 6, Episode 3 - Subscribe

Archer, Lana, and Ray strip down and bivouac together. No sexytimes ensue.

A few slantwise callbacks to Season 2's "Swiss Miss."
posted by psoas (14 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
I don't know why, but "I was thinking of Romania" was the biggest laugh for me all night.
posted by Etrigan at 9:59 AM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I loved the Rob Huebel character, and I assume he'll come back in five or six episodes to seek vengeance for not being fully killed in the avalanche.

I'm kinda bummed when the show doesn't spend much time in the offices with the rest of the crew, it felt like 90% of the story was on the mountain.
posted by mathowie at 10:05 AM on January 23, 2015


I loved the Rob Huebel character, and I assume he'll come back in five or six episodes to seek vengeance for not being fully killed in the avalanche.

I also loved the character, but I want him to become Archer's version of the Russian from "Pine Barrens".
posted by Etrigan at 10:21 AM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


I thought this was a real return to form, after a weak first two episodes.

“Who am I, Charles Frederic Andrus?!?”
posted by Chrysostom at 10:31 AM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


That was a classic Archer writers' joke. I just knew I'd have to consult Wikipedia to get that joke, since I'd never heard the name before:
Charles Fredric Andrus, a horticulturist at the USDA Vegetable Breeding Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina, set out to produce a disease-resistant and wilt-resistant watermelon.
posted by mathowie at 10:53 AM on January 23, 2015 [1 favorite]


And he specifically had things to say about the color of watermelons:
He was asked about a gray breeding line that looked promising in Warren Barham's North Carolina test “Why consider gray rind watermelon when there are so many gray rind failures?” Fred replied “I am convinced that the coat color will not prevent the acceptance of a fine quality Fusarium and anthracnose resistant watermelon if it produces high yields of the size and shape wanted by shippers (long, 20-30 lb fruit), with a relatively thin rind tough enough to hold in shipment. He also said, “The gray rind will also help reflect sunlight and reduce the sunscald problem common to dark rind watermelons.”
Someone on the staff had that fact rattling around in their heads for years before they were able to use it.
posted by Etrigan at 10:58 AM on January 23, 2015 [9 favorites]


Also, more time-fuckery here. Sat phones combined with who Ray teases Archer about wanting to sleep after his blizzard confession.
posted by phearlez at 11:21 AM on January 23, 2015


"Teutonic Butts" is a point for Clone!Krieger for me, the original Krieger's one true love is Japanese.
posted by Small Dollar at 11:39 AM on January 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


The only show in the world where the final laugh of the night can involve the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact.

Also, “The voicemail box of ‘elaborate voicemail hoax’ is unavailable.” Is this the first time anyone's done that to Archer?
posted by hobgadling at 1:08 PM on January 23, 2015


I love the strange gaps in Archer's knowledgebase. Who knows the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact but puts Ireland on the side of the Axis?
posted by zachlipton at 7:15 PM on January 23, 2015 [2 favorites]


but puts Ireland on the side of the Axis?

I think it's an Irish joke Archer inherited from Mallory's prejudices.

Speaking of Mal, I'm waiting for her to find out about true nature of the new office.
posted by porpoise at 2:46 PM on January 24, 2015


That was a classic Archer writers' joke.

"Who am I, Elisha Otis?"
posted by Sys Rq at 4:21 PM on January 24, 2015


I'm pretty sure that Ireland's neutrality in WWII has come up before, and that Archer in particular was pissed off about it.
posted by kenko at 5:41 PM on January 24, 2015


Yeah, it came up in the Italian Prime Minister episode.
posted by Sys Rq at 8:30 PM on January 24, 2015 [1 favorite]


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