Archer

Season 2 Episode 8

Stage Two

9
Aired Monday 10:00 PM Mar 17, 2011 on FX
9.2
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Archer is diagnosed with stage two breast cancer. Trying to keep a positive outlook, Archer tries to make peace with all his co-workers before his surgery. Lana takes pity on Archer's condition and gives their relationship a chance to be mended.

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  • Sterling Archer: The Soft Side

    9.0
    Malory has a scare when her mammogram results come in but it turns out to be a false positive but the scare causes Archer to get tested as well and he finds out he has stage two breast cancer. He starts being decent to everybody including Lana and even goes so far as to babysit the wee baby Seamus but gets himself and Seamus tattoos of each other's names and taking a vacation with Woodhouse's brother in his place. He gets in the habit of pulling the cancer card but gets into surgery and gets the mass cut out and the back and forth of the doctor telling him that had cancer and not having cancer got fairly tedious. Good episode, but I hope this doesn't change the humor of the show too much as we've all grown accustomed to Archer's jerk-ness.moreless
Maggie Wheeler

Maggie Wheeler

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Guest Star

Lauren Martin

Lauren Martin

 

Guest Star

Charles Napier

Charles Napier

Dr. Spelts

Guest Star

George Coe

George Coe

Woodhouse

Recurring Role

Adam Reed (I)

Adam Reed (I)

Ray Gillette

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Neal Holman

Neal Holman

Brett Buckley

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (3)

  • QUOTES (6)

    • Archer: I'm kinda making peace with my loved ones right now...plus some other people.

    • Archer: I'm pretty sure ISIS can get you a whole new identity, Cyril!
      Cyril: Wait, no!
      Archer: Yes! You can use one of my old ones! Yes! You're Chet Manly now, how about that?
      Cyril: I don't wanna be Chet Manly!
      Archer: Everybody! Say hello to my friend, Chet Manly.
      Cheryl: (Seductively) Hi...
      Pam: Not a new person.
      Cheryl: SHUT UP! I SAW HIM FIRST!

    • Trinette: (About the baby) Where are you taking him?
      Archer: I dunno. What's he into?

    • Doctor: (Coming out of Archer's surgery) Not too soon for good news, I hope? Oh, and also some very bad news.
      Malory: What's the bad news?
      Doctor: Uh, I have to take a rain check on that drink; I'm on call this weekend.
      Malory: What about Sterling? Ass.
      Doctor: Oh right, that's the good news!
      Lana: What are you, hourly?

    • Cheryl: Do anything fun this weekend? Because I sure did. Friday night was cornhole league and Saturday...
      Malory: If I cared about what you do on the weekend, I'd stick a shotgun in my mouth and pull the trigger with my toes.
      Cheryl:Saturday I watched a building burn down.

    • Trinette: You can't tattoo a frickin' baby!
      Archer: That's what the tattoo guy said. I had to slip him an extra hundred bucks!

  • NOTES (3)

    • Crew Additions and Clarifications: Jeff Fastner (Associate Art Director)
      Eric Sims (Background Director), Chad Hurd (Illustration Director)
      Mark Parsons (Lead Animator)
      TJ Buford (Lead Illustrator)
      Claire Almon (Illustrator), Jon Bass (Illustrator), Rod Ben (Illustrator), Pierre Cerrato (Illustrator), Myke Chapman (Illustrator), Chi Duong (Illustrator), Jonathan Floyd (Illustrator), Kelton Hamm (Illustrator), Tariq Hassan (Illustrator), Jason Li (Illustrator), Ji Li (Illustrator), Reese Lloyd (Illustrator), Brian McGee (Illustrator), Dan Murdoch (Illustrator), Merritt Pedrick     (Illustrator), Kat Shea (Illustrator), Ron States (Illustrator), Katie Stockton (Illustrator), Adam Toews (Illustrator), Fernando Vazquez (Illustrator)
      Scott Sims (Theme Song)
      Michael Kohler (Music & Sound)
      Kat Shea (Costumes & Styling)
      Neal Biggs (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Cody Cobler (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Justin Hoover (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Chad Koerner (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Jim Lammers (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Mary Shields (3D Modeling & Backgrounds), Matt Tyree (3D Modeling & Backgrounds)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: June 21, 2011 on 5*

    • There is a behind-the-scenes video of Amber Nash doing some of the voice recording for this episode. For all her growling about bear claws, they had her stuff her face with biscuits while saying the line.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Babe
      Krieger: That'll do, Pigly. That'll do.
      This phrase is a parody of a phrase in the 1995 film Babe, based on the 1983 novel Babe: The Gallant Pig. Farmer Hoggett says something similar to his star pig after he puts on a great performance at the sheepdog trials.

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