Season 4 Episode 1

Fugue and Riffs

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 17, 2013 on FXX



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • Lana: Have you ever met a woman less damsel-y?
      Malory: Pam.

    • Ray Gillette: To reiterate, I am paralyzed!
      Cyril Figgis: Well, join a support group.
      Malory Archer: For who? Crippled gay hillbilly spies? There's a niche.

    • Malory Archer: (While Ray is monitoring a shootout between Lana, Sterling and the KGB) Well, you're in charge here. I'm off to get a seaweed wrap.
      Ray Gillette: Didn't know they made sushi with dried clams.
      Malory Archer: What was that?

  • Notes

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Chad Hurd (Associate Art Director), Jon Bass (Background Director), TJ Buford (Illustration Director), Robert Paraguassu (3D Animation Director)
      Mark Parsons (Lead Animator), Mark Paterson (Senior Animator), Thomas Weiser (Senior Animator), Marcus Rosentrater (Senior Animator)
      Wes Parham (3D Animator), Julian St. Pierre (3D Animator)
      Adam Toews (Lead Illustrator), Rod Ben (Senior Illustrator), Jason Li (Senior Illustrator), Dan Murdoch (Senior Illustrator), Ron States (Senior Illustrator)
      Ji Li (Background Designer)
      Alexandra Coward (Illustrator), April Babcock (Illustrator), Kelton Hamm (Illustrator), Chelsey Cline (Illustrator), David Kuettel (Illustrator), Beth Lewis (Illustrator), Shannon Manor (Illustrator), Jennifer Montes (Illustrator), Merritt Pedrick (Illustrator), Stephen Slesinski (Illustrator), Robin Stanberry (Illustrator), Dominike Stanton (Illustrator), Tedwood Strong (Illustrator), Kyna Taylor (Illustrator), Jorge Velez (Illustrator), Fernando Vazquez (Illustrator), Chris Westgate (Illustrator), Eric Warren (Illustrator), Chaz Zoubek (Illustrator)
      Justin Kennedy (Assistant Manager), Jamie Moss (Assistant Manager)
      Kat Shea (Costumes & Styling)
      Scott Sims (Theme Song)
      Michael Kohler (Sound Design & Mix)
      Pierre Cerrato (Animatic Editor)
      Neal Biggs (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Cody Cobler (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Chad Koerner (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Jim Lammers (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Andy Lozano (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Lane Meister (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Mason Rhoades (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Chad Risner (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Mary Shields (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Matt Tyree (3D Modeling & Backgrounds)

  • Allusions

    • Bob's Burgers
      The opening shots are an homage to the show Bob's Burgers. In the animated series, a family struggles to keep their burger restaurant popular. The three children sitting at the booth are even reminiscent of Bob's children.The lead character, Bob, is voiced by the same actor who lends his voice to Sterling Archer, H. Jon Benjamin.