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Bloody Ferlin
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 9
Written by Adam Reed
Production code XAR03010
Original air date February 23, 2012
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"Bloody Ferlin" is the ninth episode of the third season of Archer.


Archer must help Ray Gillette save his younger brother (voiced by Jack McBrayer ) from a crooked sheriff in the backwoods of West Virginia.[1]

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  • Genesis 38:8 says, "Then Judah said to Onan, 'Sleep with your brother's wife and fulfill your duty to her as a brother-in-law to raise up offspring for your brother.'"[2]
  • Archer is not surprised that Ray is not a fan of the Old Testament, most probably because of passages such as Leviticus 20:13 which advocate putting two men who lay with each other to death. These types of verses are frequently cited by religious groups who are against homosexuality. 
  • When Ray says he's going to beat his brother like a rented mule, Archer says that that sounds like something from the Bible. Numbers 22:21-32 contains a passage about Balak beating a donkey three times (a mule is the offspring of a male donkey and a female horse) only to have God chastise him for it, by speaking through the donkey's mouth.
  • Randy's direction to "slap iron" to any wounds received in the shootout is a reference to "The Outlaw Josey Wales."
  • Archer comments "For all we know, they're building a Gundam suit with bazookas for hands", talking about the burglars having broken into the ISIS armoury. This implies Archer has some knowledge of semi-obscure Japanese culture.
  • Kenny Rogers Roasters is a chain of chicken based restaurants founded by country musician Kenny Rogers and former Kentucky governor John Y. Brown, Jr.. Cheryl thinks a rooster is a chicken, then when Ray corrects her and says it's a rooster, she thinks it's a Kenny Rogers Roosters; Ray has to correct her again. 
  • Sheriff E.Z. Ponder used to tease Ray for wearing capezios in high school; Capezio is the trade name of Capezio Ballet Makers Inc., a manufacturer of dance shoes, apparel and accessories.
  • The title seems to reference "Bloody Harlan", a reference to a nickname for Harlan County, Kentucky, where attempts to unionize the coal mines in the 1930s led to intense violence and much bloodshed. It could also be a hat-tip to Archer's fellow FX series "Justified", which often takes place in Harlan County. (Timothy Olyphant, Justified's lead actor, has been a voice actor on "Archer" as well.)


Lana: "The alarm company called us because the motion sensors were going off."
Ray: "Dukes."
Lana: "Yeah, the rest of us got new keycodes Monday, but you were... where was it?
Ray: "Physical therapy."
Lana: "For your 'limp, useless legs.'"
Archer: "Well, it's obviously working, you're on a--Wait a minute! How the hell are you walking around on ladders?!"
Lana: "Because he's not paralyzed!"
Ray: "And is that not the stuff of miracles?"
Ray: "Well, there she is. The old homestead."
Cheryl: "Jesus, what's my dowry? Tetanus?"
Archer: "Ray, to be honest, I'm kind of having second thoughts about this whole thing."
Cheryl: "Uh, get in line."
Janelle: "Randy Gillet, where are your manners? Get these folks a map of that damn mine field so they can come inside. I got some nice, hot pie for them."
Archer: "Okay, now I'm having third thoughts."
Ray: "Oh, please don't."
Archer: "It would be rude of us not to eat her pie, which I assume is not only hot, but also moist. Although, hopefully not flaky."
Randy: "Do you wanna have sex with my wife?"
Archer: "No, I-I swear, this was just an extremely unlikely mishap with the barbed wire."
Randy: "'Cause we would be amenable to that. Well? Why d'you look so nonplussed?"
Archer: "Because I wasn't sure if you knew what amenable actually meant, until you followed it up with nonplussed."

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  1. "Bloody Ferlin". Retrieved February 3, 2012.

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