|A Kiss While Dying|
|Original Air Date||January 20, 2014|
|Written by||Adam Reed|
|Animation Directed by||Bryan Fordney ( Animation )|
|Next||A Debt of Honor|
Disguised as a doctor and nurse, Archer and Lana take twenty kilos of cocaine, hidden in plaster covering Pam's entire body, to a deal with an unknown buyer.
The ISIS team attempts to sell 20 kilos of cocaine to one of Malory's contacts. The contact turns out to be Ramon Limon (whom Archer met and tried to woo in Honeypot). In order to transport the cocaine to Florida, Krieger devises a way to form it into a full body plaster cast for Pam. Pam ends up eating pounds of the cocaine while Archer nurses a head wound leaving Lana to ensure the success of the mission. The ISIS team is duped through an alliance between Ramon and Charles and Rudy.
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- Cheryl singing the simple ”Do-Re-Mi” scale.
- Several scenes from this episode were foreshadowed in Archer's vice fantasy including :
- Archer, Lana and Pam arriving in Miami, Archer collapsing in the back seat of the rent-a-car with a head wound and the meeting with Charles & Rudy.
- Ramon Limon, Charles & Rudy have not been seen in normal continuity since Honeypot (s1e5). However they were all briefly seen during the Archer's vice fantasy at the end of White Elephant (s5e1).
- Ramon Limon mentions that he has been in hiding since the attempt on his life by Charles & Rudy on orders from Fidel Castro which took place in Honeypot (s1e5).
- Archer and Ramon continue to bond over there problems with their mothers as they did when they last saw each other.
- This is only the 5th episode not to have a scene take place in the ISIS headquarters.
- The gang lose 20 kilos of cocaine in this episode, not counting any consumed by Pam.
- Title Explained: The title refers to Ramon's supposedly last request of Archer.
- Pam develops an addiction to cocaine.
- Pam can apparently eat a pound of cocaine and not die.
- Potato Puh-Treason is reminiscent of Lo Scandalo when Archer says Potato, A Dildo.
- Charles says that the cocaine body cast looks like a Poppin' Fresh costume.
- The brief cut where Ray is teaching Cheryl voice lessons references an identical voice lesson scene from the movie Rigoletto.
- Archer did not even bring his Underwear Gun to the meeting with Charles and Rudy.
- Lana's calls out "No, Leon!" when offered a cocaine cast is referring to Leon in Andy Griffith who offers everyone some of his sandwich in the show and is Ron Howard's real brother.
- Archer's head bandages disappear during the beginning of the first meeting with Charles and Rudy and while he and Ramon sneak into the couple's home.
- The red convertible used by the ISIS team in this episode appears to be a 1968 Pontiac Catalina.
- Ramon shouts "¡Por qué no te callas!" to Charles and Rudy during the shootout and it was a reference to Spain's King Juan Carlos I's phrase directed to the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez during a Latin American Head of States Summit.
- At 07:21 the rear end of an Aston Martin DB5 can be seen. It was one of the spy cars used in the James Bond movies.
- The scene of Archer waking up in the small walk up diner, is nearly identical to the one in the film, Scarface. Including:
- Signage for the diner
- The pink Cadillac Tony Montana drives, is parked out front.
- The nightclub Ramon wants to purchase "Little Havana", is also identical.
- New York City, New York
- Miami, Florida
- Cheryl : "I know it's bad. I'm not ear crippled."
- Lana : "You name it kid, a saving bond, a puppy, breast feed you senseless, just forgive me for what's about to happen."
- Malory : : "Why the hell were you kissing him?"
- Lana : "With what appeared to be tongue."
- Archer : "Because I, it was muy complicado Lana. And the last wish of a dying man."
- Lana : "Who you had a crush on."
- Archer : "I, eh, no I did... just go smoke some menthols!"
- Cheryl: [singing] Do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti...
- Ray: NO! NO NO NO! AGAIN!
- Cheryl: Do......
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