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Diversity Hire
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Archer Conway changing rooms
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 3
Written by Adam Reed
Production code AR01004
Original air date January 21, 2010
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"Diversity Hire" is the third episode of the first season of Archer.

Plot summary Edit

A new field agent makes a splash at ISIS, but Archer and Lana suspect there may be something all too perfect about their new diversity hire.

SynopsisEdit

During a staff meeting, Malory reveals that due to the deaths of several agents, ISIS must hire a racially diverse staff to obtain tax incentives, solved with the already-hired Conway Stern. Malory gives Conway a tour, where Stern gets propositioned by Malory, and in a fight with Archer in the locker room (which ends in a very gay position). Lana is intensely angry with Stern taking her position as top agent.

Meanwhile Pam and Cyril fight over the vacant corner office, and Cheryl (Cristal) sexually desires for Conway and sleeps with him.

Main Cast Edit

Guest StarsEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • "Sammy Gayvis Jr." is a reference to Sammy Davis Jr.(who was both black and Jewish).
  • Bilbo's Coat of Dwarven Mithril is a fictional garment from The Lord of the Rings.
  • After Pam tells Archer that his complaint was "bounced back" by the system, he insists that she "unbounce it". Pam says "What am I, Tron?" In the film "TRON", the hero competes in a futuristic game similar to jai alai, in which players bounce energy balls at eachother.
  • Danger Zone is a song sung by Kenny Loggins and was in the 1986 movie Top Gun.
  • A "Charles Whitman sampler" is a dual reference. First to Charles Whitman, a man who went on a shooting rampage with a rifle in Texas in 1966. Second to The Whitman's Sampler, a popular assortment of boxed chocolates.

TriviaEdit

  • Sterling comments that he called Lana Quadroon, a term for a person who is 1/4 African/Aboriginal
  • Through a doorway at Malory's condo, we see a large portrait of her late dog, Duchess.
  • At the end of the episode, Conway is shocked that the only question Archer wants him to answer is whether or not Conway slept with his mother.  Conway suggests better questions might include: who he (Conway) is, how he infiltrated ISIS, or who's flying the helicopter.

Gallery of ImagesEdit

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