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Job Offer
Barry thanks ISIS
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 9
Written by Adam Reed
Production code AR01009
Original air date March 11, 2010
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"Job Offer" is the ninth episode of the first season of Archer.

Plot summary Edit

In Paris, Archer and Lana are pursuing Kasparov and corner him in an alley. While Archer gloats, Barry Dylan and ODIN swoop in and steal Kasparov. Barry extends an employment offer to Lana. However, due to a misunderstanding, Sterling believes the offer to be for him. Archer then takes a higher-paying job at ODIN, and Malory will stop at nothing to get him back.

In an attempt to sabotage Archer's usefulness to ODIN, she sends a burn notice for Archer to numerous intelligence agencies around the world via Telex. Lana later discredits this burn notice by sending another message via Telex that the burn notice was an ODIN black flag operation.

Main Cast Edit

Guest StarsEdit

Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • "Baby, I'm putting you in a corner." This is a reference to the movie Dirty Dancing (1987) in which Patrick Swayze delivers the iconic line, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner".
  • Arrested Development reference: Numerous parallels are made between Archer and Buster Bluth, including trips to boarding school, Malory discussing her son's childhood with Len (Jessica Walters and Jeffrey Tambor both played mother and father in Arrested Development), and many similar phrases (e.g. "You talk that way to your mother?!?")
  • "Looks like Jonestown in here." Said by Pam when seeing many characters are lying on the floor of Malory's office, is a reference to the Jonestown massacre, a cyanide poisoning of over 900 members of the People's Temple Agricultural Project in Guyana in the 1970s.
  • Malory's reflection on the effects of drinking Absinthe leads to a Russian Roulette flashback that recalls a scene from the 1978 film The Deer Hunter.
  • Charles Mingus was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader.

Running GagsEdit

  • Pamffiti - Pam's name can be seen written as graffiti in the women's bathroom stall.
  • Smacky Brewster - It's established that Woodhouse has a Heroin problem as he is seen preparing to "shoot-up" after locking Archer out of his apartment.


  • Judy Greer provides the voice for ODIN's secretary, Framboise.
  • The box containing all of Archer's personal effects as he leaves ISIS contains the following items: A plant, a string of condoms, his trademark ping-pong paddle, a lacrosse stick and trophy, a stapler, and office pens.
  • The box containing all of Framboise' personal effects as she leaves ODIN contains the following items: Fluff handcuffs, a yo-yo, a toothbrush, condoms, lipstick, tampons, keys, a mug, and various papers.
  • ODIN's secretary's name "Framboise", is French for the word "Raspberry".
  • The elevator scene with Barry and Archer shows the floor numbers of the building at ODIN, including a 13th floor.
  • The magazine Cyril is holding as he talks to Framboise is France Matin, with the headline Entrez le Zenit, French for Enter the Zenith.
  • The phrase "Isis: All of our business comes from your referrals" can be seen on the bottom of the burn notice if paused as Len pulls it from the fax machine.
  • The car Lana intentionally crashes in the last scene is a Ferrari 250 GTO, which has sold at auction for as much as (circa) US $50,000,000.00 (in 2013).
  • The building pictured as ODIN's headquarters is the Tour Montparnasse in Paris.
  • Absinthe is a spirit from derived from botanicals that is often portrayed as a psychoactive drug and hallucinogen. It had been banned in the United States until 2007. Although now legal to import and sell in the U.S. the word "absinthe" can neither be the brand name nor appear stand alone on the label.
  • It is stated by Woodhouse that ISIS owns Archer's apartment.
  • Archer is shot again, this time by himself. He is hit in the knee by a ricochet while shooting at the bullet-prof front door of his apartment.
  • Reggie the lemur, last seen in the episode Honeypot makes his second appearance.
  • A Black Flag Operation or False Flag Operation is an an covert operation that seeks to hide the real organization behind the operation.
  • A Burn Notice is a official statement issued by an intelligence agency to other agencies stating that an asset or intelligence source is unreliable and any information received from them should be disregard.


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