"Bel Panto: Part II" is the sixth episode of Season 7 and the eighty-first episode overall. It originally aired on May 5, 2016.
Archer and Lana go missing as a hostage situation gets out of control.
'til we grow beards, get weird and disappear nto the mountains - nothin but clowns down here
- H. Jon Benjamin as Sterling Archer
- Judy Greer as Cheryl Tunt
- Amber Nash as Pam Poovey
- Chris Parnell as Cyril Figgis
- Aisha Tyler as Lana Kane
- Jessica Walter as Malory Archer
- Lucky Yates as Dr. Krieger
- Keegan Michael-Key as Detective Diedrich
- Patton Oswalt as Alan Shapiro
- John O'Hurley as Ellis Crane
- J. K. Simmons as Detective Harris
- Mary McDonald-Lewis as Veronica Deane
- Randy Havens as Mr. Rompers
- Purple Nurple: The purple clown goes by the alias Mr. Nurple. a purple nurple is defined as the act of grabbing and twisting a nipple of another person.
- Attica Prison Riot/Dog Day Afternoon (1975): Archer says there is a jumpy S.W.A.T. team dying to go full on Attica. During the 1971 retaking of the Attica Prison, New York State Troopers & soldiers from the New York National Guard opened fire non-stop for two minutes which lead to the wounding and killing of multiple hostages and inmates who were not resisting.
- Bechdel test: Malory and Lana argue over Archer flirting with Veronica Deane, as well as Lana flirting with Ellis Crane. Cheryl jokes about them failing the Bechdel test, which asks whether two women can have a conversation about something other than a man in a work of fiction.
- Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris: Krieger's belief that Archer was sticking ice picks into the ears of the hostage takers is a reference to serial killers Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris torturing one of their victims by sticking an ice pick into her ear.
- North American Aerospace Defense Command: Archer questions if the mansion's security system was developed by NORAD.
- Star Wars (1977): When seeing the complex security system Archer refers to Ray as Ain't-2-D2 in reference to Archer's belief that Ray can interface electronic equipment like R2-D2.
- The Outsiders (1967): Pam tells Mr. Yum Yum to "stay cold, Ponyboy" in reference to Ponyboy Curtis the main protagonist of the S. E. Hinton novel.
- Mozart: Annoyed with the string quintet, Cheryl wrongly states "no wonder Mozart went deaf" when in fact it was Ludwig van Beethoven who actually went deaf, not Mozart.
- RMS Titanic: Lana wonders if she walked into the Titanic as she enters the mansion's exercise room followed by a crash, cut to the String quintet playing as a visual reference the band of the Titanic that continued to play as the ship sank.
- The Dark Knight (2008): The clowns taking off their masks and costumes and posing as hostages, while placing the hostages in the clown costumes and taping guns to their hands is from the famous scene in The Dark Knight. Batman has to rescue the hostages and incapacitate the police in time; however, in Archer, all the hostages are shot with bean bags.
- Lawn darts: When wondering how beanbags could be considered a toy for kids Cyril says that they're just lucky the police didn't use lawn darts, a notoriously dangerous and banned toy.
- Krugerrand: Archer forces Alan Shapiro to pay him $500,000 for the agency's efforts protecting the Czarina. He takes payment in the form of Krugerrands, a gold coin exclusively minted in South Africa.
- Upper Decker: Krieger renders a restroom unusable by others due to his malodorous bathroom practices.
- Log Jam: Pam clogs up a toilet simply by using it.
- The Giggling Sadist: Cheryl appears to be sexually gratified by the threat of physical violence, in this case being shot by Mr. Rompers.
- Eat a Dick: Archer voices his frustration of being lost in the large house by saying "Eat a dick mansion".
- Lana's Hands: While fighting with the clown over control of the gun, the clown comments that Lana's hands are so big.
- Detective Harris make his second appearance. (The Figgis Agency")
- Detective Diedrich makes his third appearance. ("The Figgis Agency"), ("Deadly Prep")
- Alan Shapiro states that Veronica Deane is broke. ("The Handoff")
- Title Explained: Bel Panto is a reference to the novel Bel Canto (2001), in which a group of terrorists show up at a party and take everyone hostage, only to let most of them go after determining that they have too many hostages and keeping only the hostages that they think will bring the most ransom.
- The purple clown's alias, which was unmentioned int Bel Panto: Part I, is revealed to be Mr. Nurple.
- Archer mentions Cheryl has coulrophilia, a sexual attraction to clowns, mimes and jesters.
- Mr. Rompers wonders if emeralds melt because he says he is about to burn down the house and sift through the ashes in order to find the Czarina. Emeralds are a beryl gem, which contain beryllium. They are a soft gemstone, which means they are not heat-treated stones because high heat causes the emerald to crack and break. Beryllium’s melting point is 2300 degrees Fahrenheit, while the average house fire burns at around half that much, so while the emeralds may not “melt,” they surely would be damaged by the house fire.
- This episode introduces two new commercial bumpers. The first features silhouettes of Pam with the dolphin hand puppet, Malory holding a champagne flute and Cheryl. The second features silhouettes of Pam squared up to fight, Lana brandishing 2 guns and Archer aiming his Walther PPK.
- Cheryl: "I’m so turned on I think I’m actually getting dehydrated."
- Pam: "Hope I'm not allergic to clown blood."
- Krieger: "Oh my god. Hope you're not on septic."
- Ellis Crane: "Oooh, have you no decency man?"
- Cyril: "We said only number one's Krieger."
- Krieger: I never agreed to that."
- Lana: "Oh please, the only thing Archer's cramming is a very average size dick into Veronica Deane's very old twatch."
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- "Bel Panto: Part II" on IMDB