Season 1 Episode 9

Job Offer

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Mar 11, 2010 on FX
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When rival agency ODIN offers Lana a better-paying job, Archer ends up grabbing the position first. This devastates Malory, who will stop at nothing to prevent him from keeping it. Meanwhile, Lana goes to ODIN headquarters to try to get the job originally offered to her.

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  • "Love her!"

    Greatly improved by Tambor's performance as Len Trexler.
  • After capturing a thief and losing the collar to ODIN, Lana gets an offer to come to ODIN and Archer thinks it includes him. We find out Lana has a history with one of their agents as well. They hire Archer and Malory blacklists him in a drunken stupor.moreless

    Archer gets himself fired by his own mother and then goes and gets a job at ODIN. Of course the same inane antics ensue at ODIN that always do at ISIS except the "employees" are a lot more willing and able. Especially the French woman who is the head of HR!

    The offer for the job actually was from Barry Dylan to Lana. Barry is one of Lana's ex-partners. Len Trexler voiced by Jeffrey Tambor at ODIN can't resist hiring Archer though to get Malory's goat. You see they've had a relationship before and it's Len's goal to get at Malory whenever he can. Matter of fact Len sets up Archer with the French HR person not knowing his main agent Barry was engaged to her!

    Lana shows up looking for a job with Cyril in tow. He had "secretly" followed her to Paris where ODIN is headquartered. In the end things all seem to go a little hay-wired and Lana and Archer are headed back to ISIS minus Cyril.

    Sassy, offending, and wonderful as always. One of the best episodes so far of the first season. I was glad to see the show get renewed despite falling numbers. It's an outrageous animated comedy action thriller. Thanks for reading...moreless
  • Archer takes a job at ODIN, and Malory regrets having let him go

    After a botched chase of a target by Archer and Lana, ODIN seizes the target and then one of them gives Lana a card if she ever wants to come work for them. Archer sees this as an opportunity to jump ship and be more appreciated while the workers at ISIS feel that their basic rights aren't being met as workers and start to form a Union with Malory locked in an elevator refusing to meet their demands. Turns out ODIN is a hyper-sexed environment and now a hostile one like at ISIS, and Lana also debates whether or not to join also. This episode is interesting in that it goes further into the elusive ODIN and how in the spy world no agency is completely perfect, least of all ISIS.moreless
Jeffrey Tambor

Jeffrey Tambor

Len Trexler

Special Guest Star

George Coe

George Coe


Recurring Role

Adam Reed (I)

Adam Reed (I)

Ray Gillette

Recurring Role

Dave Willis

Dave Willis

Barry Dillon

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (While chasing a rogue agent)
      Archer: ODIN doesn't beat Sterling Archer, only Archer beats...
      (The car stops in the town square, the agent nowhere in sight)
      Lana: Didja wanna finish that thought?
      Archer: Didja wanna shut your negative...bad wordsy mouth!?

    • Malory: (Thinking Sterling is dead) Bring me some poison, Pam, because I don't wish to live anymore! I'm dead inside...
      Pam: (Holding notice) Too dead inside to read good news?
      Malory: Is it my obituary?
      Pam: Well, it's not that much good news.

    • Malory: He'll be back! Crying for his mommy, just like that Christmas break when I moved and forgot to give the boarding school my new address.I mean, he rode the train all the way into town he couldn't pick up a phone book!? Nineyears old and crying for his mommy in that police station like a little girl! What does that tell you?
      Carol: Kind of a lot, actually...
      Malory: Oh shut up, I bet you're barren.

  • NOTES (2)

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

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: April 15, 2010 on FIVER


    • Pelé
      Archer: That chick was like the Pelé of anal.
      Edison Arantes do Nascimento, commonly known as Pelé, was a famous Brazilian soccer player. His name has become synonymous with soccer and football, and he is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time.

    • Dirty Dancing
      Lana: Baby, I AM putting you in the corner!
      This line is a reference to the famous line from the 1987 romantic film Dirty Dancing, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner."

    • Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)
      Trexler: If you love it, put a ring on it.
      This is a reference to Beyoncé's song "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)." The song, as well as Trexler's comment, means that if you love someone and want to keep them, you should propose marriage.