Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 04, 2010 on FXX
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Episode Summary


Malory's job is in danger after a sensitive videotape falls into the wrong hands, and she must rely on Archer's skills of seduction to save it.

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  • Malory makes Archer go to Operation: Honeypot on a closeted Cuban operative

    Malory is put in jeopardy when a compromising tape is held in the hands of a closeted Cuban operative. Archer then must turn the tables on the blackmailer by seducing him with a "Honeypot" technique in Miami to retrieve the tape before it is exposed. This episode may feel a little slow at first but when Archer bumbles through his seduction technique with the Cuban man and with his back and forth with Woodhouse make this episode hilarious. Seeing this Cuban (voiced by TV veteran Pon Perlman from FX's Sons of Anarchy) play something completely against his typical type of character as well as Archer wearing a shirt that says "I love dick" are unexpectedly witty points that add to what could've been a sub-par episode.moreless
  • Mallory is in trouble because a video disc of certain improprieties on her part falls into an agents hands for Fidel Castro of Cuba. He blackmails Mallory so she sends Sterling to Miami to seduce the man in a sting called the "Honeypot".moreless

    Funny on many levels, Sterling is upset when the gay Cuban Agent Rimon voiced by Ron Perlman rejects him and is not interested. A few other gentlemen overhear and help Sterling in his cause all the while fawning over Woodhouse.

    Mallory is dealing with the Russian Major who seems maybe let the disc slip away to get Mallory to defect to Russia so she can be with him. He wants her to move into his two bedroom apartment he shares with his mother.

    The rest of the ISIS office is playing the kill or bang game using the pictures of all the employees of ISIS. Everyone plays only so they can find out what everyone else said supposedly.

    Overall a funny storyline with a little bit of a twist at the end. Sterling has to be the lamest spy's since Maxwell Smart. So lame that he gets the job done. Humorous at times. Entertaining that's for sure. Thanks for reading...moreless
Ben Garant

Ben Garant


Guest Star

Thomas Lennon

Thomas Lennon


Special Guest Star

Ron Perlman

Ron Perlman

Ramon Limon

Special Guest Star

George Coe

George Coe


Recurring Role

Adam Reed (I)

Adam Reed (I)

Ray Gillette

Recurring Role

Peter Newman

Peter Newman

Maj. Nikolai Jackov

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • There is a magazine called France Matin which appears several times in the episode. Ramon is reading it in the condo (visible on the surveillance monitors), and later Charles and Rudy are reading it. The front cover features two ODIN agents and mentions Krieger's Formula K gay drug, and the back cover features an ad for Excelsior, the rigid airship which appears in a later episode.

    • When Malory is briefing Archer on the mission, there is an image of Pam winking on the screen behind her.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Malory: All Hispanics look rogue-ish.

    • Woodhouse: Sir, that stolen lemur bit one of your prostitutes right in the face and she says she can't go to hospital because she's quote, tripping balls.

    • Rudy: Seriously, Woodhouse, how can you be so totally awesome and not be gay?
      Woodhouse: Well, I was very fond of a boy at school once...Reggie Thistleton. But he died in the war, at Flanders.
      Rudy: Flanders? What war was that?
      Woodhouse: Oh, the Great War.
      Rudy: They're all great.
      Charles: Oh my God, yes. Those Nazi uniforms.
      Rudy: Hugo Boss!
      Charles: Shut...up!
      Rudy: Swear to God.

    • Archer: What the hell are you wearing, Woodhouse?
      Woodhouse: I...
      Charles: We bought those for him, and if you throw them off the roof, I will fly to New York and fling acid in your face.

    • Rudy: And look at the slut just getting home.
      (Archer enters covered in mud and holding a shovel)
      Charles: Well, I guess our advice worked?
      Archer: No, it didn't. Ramon blew me off.
      Rudy: Then where were you all night?
      Archer: Way the Christ out in the Everglades, burying some Dominican guy's rooster.
      Charles: Fun! Oh, you mean literally.

    • Charles: Oh my god, you like, sneeze glitter!

    • Ramon: Can I help you?
      Archer: Well, I don't know, can you? (Points at his shirt which says, "Got dick?")
      Ramon: Is this some sort of viral marketing...
      Archer: What? No I meant...
      Ramon: ...Or are you asking me specifically if I have a penis?

    • Cheryl: You seriously don't think that's hot?
      Pam: I seriously think you're scary!
      Cheryl: No, no no no... Like, a big sweaty fireman carries you out of a burning building, lays you on the sidewalk, and you think, yeah, he's gonna give me mouth to mouth. But instead, he just starts choking the shit out of you, and the last sensation you feel before you die is he is squeezing your throat so hard that a big, wet blob of drool drips off his teeth and just - flirp - falls right onto your popped-out eyeball.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Eric Sims (Background Director)
      Bryan Fordney (Lead Animator)
      Sam Ellis (Lead Illustrator/Character Design), Chad Hurd (Lead Illustrator/Character Design)
      Claire Almon (Illustrator), Jon Bass (Illustrator), Rod Ben (Illustrator), TJ Buford (Illustrator), Myke Chapman (Illustrator), Chi Duong (Illustrator), Tariq Hassan (Illustrator), Jason Li (Illustrator), Ji Li (Illustrator), Reese Lloyd (Illustrator), Leia Mi (Illustrator), Dan Murdoch (Illustrator), Lamont Russ (Illustrator), Ramida Rojanavipat (Illustrator), Katie Stockton (Illustrator)
      Jim Lammers (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Neal Biggs (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Matt Tyree (3D Modeling & Backgrounds)
      Michael Kohler (Music & Sound)
      Scott Sims (Theme Song)
      Ashley Zeltzer (Costumes & Styling)
      Scott Fry (Animation Executive Producer), Jeff Fastner (Animation Coordinator)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: March 18, 2010 on FIVER


    • Reno 911
      When Archer is pretending to be an over-the-top gay guy, his look is very similar to Terry, the gay prostitute on Reno 911, in which guest stars Thomas Lennon and Ben Garant both starred.

    • The Incredible Hulk
      Archer: So, what, just a life on the run?
      Ramon: Si, just like El Dr. David Banner.
      The Hulk is a comic book (and later TV and film) character, the alter ego of Dr. David Banner. Banner turns into the Hulk when he gets angry or scared. Banner/The Hulk is pursued by the authorities due to the destruction he causes, so he lives as a fugitive.