"Deadly Velvet: Part I" is the ninth episode of Season 7 and the eighty-fourth episode overall. It originally aired on May 26, 2016.
After Archer saves Veronica Deane and Alan Shapiro from an out of control forklift she and Archer have "sticky" relations in her dressing room. While Shapiro tries to stop them with the help of Pam and Cheryl, Lana finds Archer in Veronica's dressing room naked and assaults him, yelling at him for sleeping with Veronica. Detective Diedrick and Harris inform them that Ellis Crane has been murdered and they are all suspects. Then Veronica says that it can't be her or Archer because they were together until "almost the stroke of three". The episode ends with more questions than answers.
- H. Jon Benjamin as Sterling Archer
- Judy Greer as Cheryl Tunt
- Amber Nash as Pam Poovey
- Chris Parnell as Cyril Figgis
- Adam Reed as Ray Gillette
- Aisha Tyler as Lana Kane
- Jessica Walter as Malory Archer
- Lucky Yates as Dr. Krieger
- John O'Hurley as Ellis Crane
- Keegan Michael-Key as Detective Diedrich
- Patton Oswalt as Alan Shapiro
- J.K. Simmons as Detective Harris
- Tenzing Norgay: Basking in the afterglow from his time with Veronica Deane, Archer asks, "I wonder if this is how Tenzing Norgay feels?" Tenzing Norgay was the Nepalese Sherpa who accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary, on May 29, 1953, as the first men to successfully reach the summit of Mount Everest.
- Shanghai Noon (2000): A parody of this film called Shanghai Moon, which has been referenced in previous episodes, can be seen in poster form on the wall in Veronica Deane's dressing room.
- Elton John: Pam calls Shapiro "Little Baby Elton" when he asks them about Archer, to which he tells them that he's straight. This is a reference to how Elton John is gay.
- The Graduate (1967): The silhouette of Veronica Deane changing while telling Archer to get comfortable is a reference to the 1967 film.
- Wolverine: Detective Diedrich says one of Wolverine's most famous phrases, "Bub", when trying to calm down Detective Harris.
- Planet of the Apes (1968): Cheryl says George Taylor's line "You maniacs! You blew it up!(out in Cheryl's context) Damn you! Goddamn you all to hell!" when the fire caused by the forklift was being put out.
- Phrasing: Archer uses this when talking to Veronica Deane.
- Shapiro: "Don't do it! He's riddled with clap!"
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