|First appearance||"Mole Hunt"|
|Voiced by||Amber Nash|
|Weight||250 lbs. (according to her ID)|
|Occupation||ISIS H.R. director, field agent|
|Skills||Fighting, farming, human resources, arts & crafts, puppetry, drift car racing, fish fighting|
|Pam's Gossip Train|
|@pamsgossiptrain on Twitter|
|“||Holy shit snacks!||”|
Pamela "Pam" Poovey (voiced by Amber Nash) is the Human Resources (H.R.) Director at ISIS. She frequently comes across personal information about the other employees that she exposes on her blog. Pam sometimes uses a dolphin hand puppet to encourage communication during H.R. mediations.
Pam grew up on her family's dairy farm known as Poovey Farms, where she helped raise Holstein cows and produce dairy products like milk and cheese. She is an extremely tough person, probably because she grew up on a farm and paid for college by participating in an underground fighting ring. Pam has an opportunity to demonstrate her strength when a group of kidnappers try to force her into a van. Later, while they are beating her, she taunts them for being weak. She kills the last surviving kidnapper by snapping his neck.
Pam also has a high tolerance for drugs and alcohols which she imbibes on frequent occasions. Upon her return from Jamaica in Season 2 A Going Concern, Pam is seen chain smoking large joints throughout the episode labeling all those who refuse to partake as racists. Her penchant for marijuana comes to rise yet again when Malory asks her to send out a memo regarding an upcoming employee drug test in El Contador; for when she phones Pam, Pam is getting high and hides her exhale by coughing, to which Malory, lucky for Pam, confuses with beat boxing. Furthermore, when it comes to alcohol Pam seems to be the only employee (besides Malory Archer) who may have the capability of drinking head to head with Archer (possibly even surpassing him), and this shows in the same episode in which Archer finally gets drunk enough to have sex with her. From mixed drinks like Shandies and Margaritas, to hard alcohol like Absinthe and Jägermeister, Pam truly possesses a wicked capacity for putting it away.
Employment at ISISEdit
Pam is generally not a good human resources director, doing such things as gossiping around the office, drinking on the job, and constantly trying to sleep with co-workers, or keeping tons of dolls around for suspect identification in an office gang bang (with her fingers crossed). Despite being seen as unattractive by many of her co-workers, she has had sex with four members of ISIS. In "Dial M for Mother," she guilted Lana Kane into having sex with her on the condition that Lana be allowed to pretend Pam was Alex Karras. In "Swiss Miss," she was involved in a three-way with Conrad Schlotz and Malory Archer. Sterling Archer himself has declared Pam to be the best sex he's ever had. She has had sexual encounters with Cyril Figgis at least twice.
Pam was deported from Jamaica, possibly for marijuana trafficking, in "A Going Concern."
On her back, Pam has tattoos of 13 tally marks (most likely referring to the number of people she's killed fighting in college, or in reference to "12 jurors 1 judge" indicating time in prison) and an excerpt from the poem "The Destruction of Sennacherib" by Lord Byron:
- "For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed: And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"
Her father is still alive, possibly still residing at Poovey Farms dairy farm. Pam made a model farm out of marzipan and graham crackers for his birthday in "Stage Two", even though it was probably in poor taste, due to him having diabetes. Her mother is dead, likely of Lou Gehrig's disease, mentioned in "Movie Star". In "Sea Tunt: Part II", Pam mentioned one sibling, a sister named Edie. Pam is an aunt to a child of her sister Edie, as she mentioned that her sister couldn't have the baby in the house and had to have it in the barn (Arrivals/Departures).
- Sterling Archer
- Lana Kane
- Malory Archer
- Doctor Krieger
- Conrad Schlotz
- Cyril Figgis (while Cyril was passed out in Blood Test and later when both were both blackout drunk in Heart of Archness: Part III)
- Unnamed guy with a roommate (El Secuestro)
- The gang members in Jeu Monégasque, Cyril referred to Pam "handing out blow jobs like puffy stickers".
- Three members of the Yakuza.
By the end of Season 4, Pam has had sex with all of her major co-workers at ISIS (male or female) except for Cheryl and Ray. She briefly had a friends-with-benefits arrangement with Archer, and sexually assaulted Cyril while he was passed out. A frustrated Lana had pity sex with her in season 1, claiming she was going to pretend Pam was Alex Karras during the act. An intoxicated Malory had sex with Pam by way of a threesome with Conrad Schlotz, who upon sobering up threatened to kill Pam if she ever told anybody.
- Candi McElhannon served as the model for Pam.
- Pam is allergic to soy.
- Pam is constantly mocked for her weight, although she is rarely affected by such treatment.
- She is openly bisexual.
- Pam constantly spreads gossip around the office with no apparent sense of self-censorship, even spreading gossip on very dark subjects such as breast cancer diagnoses. Attempts to attain information are often coerced out of Pam when the rest of ISIS attempts to keep quiet.
- Leaves frequent Pam Graffiti around not only the ISIS offices, but in various places in the city.
- She paid for college by participating in an underground fighting ring, and agreed to join Kreiger's "Bum Shock Fights" by adapting a pair of shock gloves, which she referred to as "game changers."
- Her favorite munchies are bear claws.
- She can consume massive amounts of alcohol.
- She has $42,424 in her ISIS 401(k) - "Jeu Monégasque"
- Two of her favorite drinks are Green Russians and Schützenmeister.
- Her driver's license lists her address as "15 Evergreen Drive, Queens, NY 11428" - but this is not a real address, although 11428 is the zip code of Bellerose, which is a neighborhood in Queens.
- Her personal best for stuffing pool balls in the mouth is four - "Tragical History", although this resulted in the tragic consequence when "some a-hole" slapped her on the back in a bar, causing her to swallow and later pass them.
- Pam was a recurring character in season 1, but got upgraded to main character in season 2.
- In season 3, Pam became a highly accomplished drift car racer known as "Shiroi Kabocha (白いかぼちゃ)", which she believed translated into "The White Shadow" until to her aggravation, she learned it actually meant "White Pumpkin."
- In season 3, she became sexual friends with benefits with Archer, who tricks her into being a stow away on the space ship in the "Space Race" story arc. As of season 4 this seems to have ended however.
- She has a Siamese fighting fish named Germaine, and has racked up $14,000 in debts from betting on fish fights. Thuy is her translator in the underground fish fights.
- Pam has a history of drug use. In the first several seasons she can be seen smoking cannabis. In Archer Vice she becomes addicted to cocaine, simply eating it by the kilo.
- In Archer Vice (season 5), Pam is seen to have lost a considerable amount of weight due to her cocaine addiction.
- Archer fans have recently begun producing sticker versions of Pam's graffiti tag. In an early 2014 Reddit AMA, Amber Nash discussed her plans to go to Europe and mark her travels with the stickers.
- She was briefly addicted to cocaine in Season 5.
- In Papal Chase (season 4), Archer reveals that Pam is a Lutheran during the car chase, to which the Pope points out, "Luther had some valid complaints".
- "Holy shit snacks!"
- "Bearclaws! Num num num num num!"
- "You better just fuckin' kill me."
- "Come at me, bro!"
- "Bring it!"
- "40 oz. in my lap and its freezin' my junk."
- "Shut your dickholster."
- "Who taught you how to punch? Your husband?"
- "Yeah! And unlike your dusty vagine, it's not gonna stay empty."
- "Sorry about your homie... homies!"
- "Aw, man! I just totally lost face!"
- "You're so hot for him, I could re-heat this chili in your cooch." (on the torch Lana carries for Archer, in Heart of Archness, Part 1)
- "I swear to god you could drowned a toddler in my panties right now"
- "Houdini died of AIDS"
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