|Written by||Adam Reed|
|Original air date||March 10, 2011|
The episode start with Ray, Pam and Cheryl watching Hollywood scene as they announce Oscar winner Rona Thorne was announce to have an upcoming role as a burned cia agent called Disavowed. As both Ray and Pam chastise Cheryl for not being a fan of Rona (or thinkig River Rage wasn't good) they were shock to see Rona there. Mallory then invites Rona in her office and tell Lana that Rona Thorne will shadows her which Lana was against till Archer said he do it (With Archer even saying she doing it to spite him.) With Lana making Archer jealous and can't help but to compete for the movie star's attention.
Lana tells Rona that as soon as a mission start she and her split but quickly warms to Rona as the star start brown-nosing her. At the firing range Archer tries to talk Rhona saying her aims split and shows her how to properly do it making a smiling face on one of the target. (Archer: Aww I wanted to make a frowny face.) and try to make the moves on her when Lana fires her gun near his ear giving him tinnitus and temporarily deafening him, causing him to leave the room.
Meanwhile Pam reveals she has Rona diary to Cheryl and Ray. who snatches it back with Pam revealing she did it to get to know her better and ask them if they never did it with Ray admitting there was one guy but when he learn he was using Ray to avoid the draft he send that guy there (With said guy getting hooks for hands.) Archer passes them with Cheryl commenting Deaf people are gross with pam joking that there not as gross as hook hands (Cheryl: Eh... i don't know.)
As Archer has Kreiger check his ears and Lana getting brown-nose by Rona they start discussing the plan of returning the diary to Rona with Cheryl wanting to call it Dicksledge. Revealing to the two she wanted to get the attention of a athlete, Dick Sledge, in her college by the same name (Even breaking her arm so he might sign her cast.) and broke into his room to find more about him, when he return she admitted she must have black out cause she doesn't remember stabbing him in the hand with scissor. Ray ask why they use that name after learning that with Cheryl saying that they should break in her apartment to return it with the two agreeing.
Archer ask for a mission from the tech guys to get attention and got one in the form of a dipplomat who is talking on how to handle arms with Lana taking it from him due to the fact Archer never qualified to be a sniper, with Rhona tagging along.
The third sub-plot, has Malory Archer and Cyril Figgis collaborate on a rewrite of the script designed to give Malory a role in the film, featuring an affair between Mallory's character and a black agent whom she describes as being "as coal-black and thick-muscled as a field hand." Discussing this with what they believe are studio executives, they are greenlit instead for a sequel to Mandingo. Unbeknownst to them, the studio executive they are talking to is actually Jakov's Assistant, using a machine to disguise his voice.
Malory Archer reveals that she was once a minor actress (or at least was auditioning for roles in commercials). This leads into the story of how she met "Wild Bill" Donovan and was recruited into the OSS.
"Wild Bill" Donovan was an historical figure who founded the OSS, the predecessor to the CIA.
"Field hand" is an archaic term for (often black) field workers, derived from a term originally applied to field slaves. Malory's regular use of this term (for instance in Pipeline Fever is an example of her casual racial insensitivity.
Mandingo was a notable blaxploitation film in which a slave owner's wife has a disastrous affair with one of their slaves, a "field hand," among other things.
Malory initially names the black CIA agent character Cassius. This is one of many examples of a multilayer reference in Archer. The character of Mede, the enslaved target of lust in Mandingo, was a bare-knuckle boxer, and played by Ken Norton, who was himself a boxer who fought and famously broke the jaw of Muhammad Ali. Ali's birth name was Cassius Clay, and when he converted to Islam, changing his name, many white commentators refused to acknowledge this, continuing to refer to him as Cassius. It was an example of the racial and cultural insensitivity of the time, although in some notable instances it was not overtly intended as such.
In his criticism of Malory's script, Cyril references, in addition to Mandingo, the term "jungle fever." (He refers to the love affair angle as "granny gets jungle fever.") Jungle fever was a Spike Lee film about interracial relationships which gave rise to this term as an expression of uncontrollable lust for a black person by someone who is white and sees the possibility as "exotic."
Main Cast Edit
- 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
Guest Cast Edit
- Rachael Harris as Rona Thorne
Gallery of ImagesEdit
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- ↑ "Archer: Showatch Related Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 5, 2011.
- ↑ "'Archer' Season 2 Preview". Screen Rant. Retrieved February 5, 2011.