Season 1 Episode 7


Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 18, 2010 on FXX
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Episode Summary


A bomb threat jeopardizes a luxury airship's maiden voyage, sending the ISIS crew into action.

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  • A bomb threat makes the ISIS team go a maiden voyage of a blimp

    When a bomb threat is sanctioned to ISIS for protection Malory sends Archer and Lana along with herself on the Blimp after a 50's style introductory film explaining the non-flammable nature of helium. Other ISIS crew members "accidentally" end up on the blimp also and as usual they find the usual excuse to get wasted and Cyril makes an ass out of himself as usual trying to fight off last week's mistake. An interesting twist in the hands of Malory and Archer's ignorance of the nature of the non-flammable nature of helium add to this even paced episode, even if Lana does shoot Archer again.moreless
  • The whole ISIS team ends up taking a ride on a Rigid Airship taking a cross Atlantic Cruise. Mallory was contacted about a bomb threat and Sterling and Lana were sent to stop the threat, but the rest of the team stows aboard for one reason or another.moreless

    The whole team is on as we sort of continue some of the antics from the past episode. Carol is still getting Cyril to take care of her as she plays on his fears about Lana and Sterling. Lana is just trying to do her job and keep her relationship with Cyril. Sterling is his usual bumbling self as he convinced that the airship will blow up any minute. He refuses to understand that Helium is not flammable unlike Nitrogen which is what they used on the Hindenburg.

    Lots of stereotypes like the person with the turban being Arab even though he isn't and the German with a patch being the bad guy automatically. The usually things you come to expect with this show in general. Ratings seem to be getting slightly better so we'll see if they renew this show or not. I for one am enjoying it while it's on. Thanks for reading...moreless
Stephen Stanton

Stephen Stanton

Captain Lammers / Newsreel Announcer

Guest Star

David Anthony Pizzuto

David Anthony Pizzuto

Lt. Klauss Kraus / Baccarat Dealer

Guest Star

Adam Reed (I)

Adam Reed (I)

Ray Gillette

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (5)

    • Lana: Why do you always do this?
      Archer: Why do you always not shut up?

    • Malory: Ugh. Bomb, bombers, vulvas. You people are just ruining my trip.

    • (Cyril and Lana are trying to push a bomb out of the airship)
      Cyril: Lana, we're not gonna make it!
      Lana: Yes, we are, Cyril! We are gonna make it!(They push the bomb out)
      Cyril: Oh my God! Lana, we made it!
      Archer: Hooray for metaphors!

    • Pam: So you're ruining Cyril's life because in your dream-the-impossible-dream world, it'll make Mr. Archer jealous?
      Cheryl: Oh, Pamela, you read me like a poem...
      Pam: Yeah? What's the poem gonna be about when Cyril snaps and murders you!?
      Cheryl: I don't know, "World's Gushiest Orgasm?"

    • Lana: Cyril is already freaked out enough about us sharing this shoebox without you air-drying your unkempt bush!
      Archer: Unkempt bush!? You're one to talk.
      Lana: My vulva is a smoother than a veal cutlet! (Opens door in her underwear to reveal Cyril) With terrible timing...

  • 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), Ramida Rojanavipat (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)
      Ashley Zeltzer (Costumes & Styling)
      Scott Fry (Animation Executive Producer)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: April 1, 2010 on FIVER


    • INXS
      Archer: No, X-S, like INXS.
      INXS is an Australian rock band that was mostly popular in the 1980s and 90s. Some of their big hits include "Need You Tonight" and "New Sensation."

    • The Dog in the Manger
      Pam: (To Cheryl) You are just a dog in a manger, aren't you?
      "The Dog in the Manger" is an ancient Greek fable about a dog who sits on top of a pile of grain in a manger, preventing the horse from eating it but not eating it himself. The phrase is generally used to describe someone who takes something that they have no use for, in order to prevent someone else from having it.

    • Led Zeppelin
      Archer: The Led Zeppelin suite.
      Cyril: (Pause) There's a Von Zeppelin suite...
      Led Zeppelin were a popular 1970s rock band, whose biggest songs include "Stairway to Heaven," "Kashmir," and "Rock and Roll." Archer is confusing this band with Ferdinand von Zeppelin, a German aircraft manufacturer who designed the rigid airship known as the Zeppelin.

    • The Commodores
      Cyril: Did I interrupt something?
      Archer: Uh, rehearsal with your Commodores tribute band?
      The Commodores were a funk/soul band in the 1970s/80s.

    • Judge Joseph Crater
      Lana: What happened to that bartender?
      Malory: Right? Guy sees an empty glass, and all of a sudden, he's Judge Crater.
      Judge Joseph Crater disappeared in 1930 after leaving a restaurant in Manhattan, and was never found. The investigation was widely followed by the American public, and Crater's disappearance remains one of the most famous in the US.

    • Scooby-Doo
      Lana: Captain Lammers!
      Archer: Nice read, Velma.
      Velma Dinkley is a character on the TV cartoon show Scooby Doo. The show almost always ends with a scene where the characters unmask the villain, who turns out to be someone introduced earlier in the episode; the characters shout the villain's name as they recognize him or her.

    • Top Gun
      When Archer snickers about the "Danger Zone" to Lana, he is referring to the Kenny Loggins song "Danger Zone" from Top Gun. This is now the third time he has referenced the song on Archer.

    • Titanic
      The title of the episode is a reference to the ship which sank in 1912, killing over a thousand people; the film based on the tragedy was named for the ship.