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Season 2 Episode 1

Swiss Miss

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Jan 27, 2011 on FXX
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Episode Summary


Malory tries to get more money for ISIS by dragging her agents to a winter resort town to protect a Swiss billionaire's daughter from being kidnapped, but it soon becomes clear to Archer that his biggest threat is his protectee: a young nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to sleep with the world's greatest spy.


Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • The Purse Strings Tighten

    Money is now a big issue as ISIS faces pay cuts and other things but can hopefully get an investor in a wealthy Swiss businessman whose daughter is the target of a kidnapping and Archer and Lana are assigned to protect her with Malory trying to sell him on ISIS as an investment. Meanwhile the young girl tries to seduce Archer and needless to say hilarity ensues in a largely inappropriate way that Archer can most certainly get away with. Also Pam and Malory have a "rendezvous" with the Swiss man over drinks and I saw more of Pam than I ever needed too or will, oh and Gillette was there too. "Dick Stitches" should be a band name or something, just saying. Good premiere and kudos on the animation especially for the snowmobile chase as we finally get to see Archer handle the spy thing on his own in the cold without help.moreless
Nika Futterman

Nika Futterman


Guest Star

Patrick Piper

Patrick Piper


Guest Star

Kari Wahlgren

Kari Wahlgren

Anka Schlotz

Guest Star

George Coe

George Coe


Recurring Role

Adam Reed (I)

Adam Reed (I)

Ray Gillette

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Cyril: I will start cooking the books.
      Lana: Good thing you know how to cheat.

    • Malory: So if you want paper towels in there, you'll just have to supply your own.
      Archer: Are you kidding? Where do you get paper towels?
      Malory: And, last item, on a related note, I have no choice but to cut salaries...8% across the board. And let's just put a lid on it.
      Archer: Do we have to supply our own lids?

    • Malory: Sterling Malory Archer, you will not touch a single hair on that girl!
      Archer: I... See? How I let that just go by. Look at me. I am the perfect gentleman.

    • Anka: Ray, what is a - what did you call it - blow job?
      Ray: Shame on you, fie and shame! And it's something a grownup does when he loves another grownup.

    • Archer: Why do you behave like...
      Anka: No one cares how I behave! Mama is gone, papa is always at work, so I just rot away at that boarding school!
      Archer: Yeah, and then I bet you get sent off to camp all summer!
      Anka: Riding camp, skiing camp...
      Archer: Lacrosse camp...
      Anka: It's like he doesn't even want me around!
      Archer: Yeah, so you misbehave because you want a little attention
      Anka: And it's so hard to make friends!
      Archer: Because you're insecure, so you overcompensate, and come across as...
      Anka: As some kind of snob, or...
      Archer: Or arrogant, yeah, I get it Anka!
      Anka: You know Archer, I think you and I are a lot alike.
      Archer: I don't do that!

    • Lana: Was that before or after you got caught fondling a teenager?
      Archer: Well, obviously before; after was all gendarmes and dick stitches.

    • Anka: I'm from Germany, where the age of consent is 14.
      Archer: What is it, the Alabama of Europe?

    • Archer: I forgot you won the Olympic gold medal in men's downhill.
      Gillette: Well, ass, it was giant slalom and I only took bronze.
      Archer: So? You lost?
      Gillette: I came in third.
      Archer: Which is last.
      Gillette: Which is third...
      Archer: Last.
      Gillette: ...in the world!
      Archer: You lost. Geeze, get over it.

  • NOTES (5)

    • 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), Dan Murdoch (Illustrator), Ramida Rojanavipat (Illustrator), Kat Shea (Illustrator), Ron States (Illustrator), Katie Stockton (Illustrator), Adam Toews (Illustrator)
      Jasmine Alyce (Assistant Manager)
      Scott Sims (Theme Song)
      JC Richardson (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)

    • Amber Nash (Pam) is added to the opening credits beginning with this episode.

    • The chase scene in this episode was originally written on skis. Art Director Neal Holman pointed out that if they used snowmobiles, they'd be seated the whole time and it would take less time and effort to animate.

    • Creator Adam Reed says that the show had to be tweaked from the way it was originally written. Anka was originally 14 years old because that is the age of consent in Germany. FX turned it down, saying that "they didn't care where it was the age of consent, it wasn't the age of consent on FX."

    • Original International Air Dates:
      United Kingdom: May 3, 2011 on 5*


    • Pink Floyd
      Ray: (Stuck on lift, sees lasers in distance) Ooh, Pink Floyd show! (He hears gunfire and realizes they are laser sights) Oh man, I'm gonna be in trouble. Triple dukes.
      Pink Floyd was a British rock band largely popular in the 1960s and 70s. Some of their biggest hits include "Another Brick in the Wall," "Money," and "Comfortably Numb." Their music is often played at laser shows.

    • Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi
      The snowmobile chase sequence is very reminiscent of the chase sequence in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi.

    • The Fantastic Four
      Archer: That guy was running around like Johnny Storm... a.k.a. the Human Torch, Lana, duh? Archer is referring to the character from the comic books/movies The Fantastic Four. The Human Torch is the superhero alias of Johnny Storm, who can light his whole body on fire at will, without injury.

    • Steve McQueen
      Archer: I know, right? Totally McQueen.
      Steve McQueen was an action movie star who Archer compares himself to many times.

    • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
      Archer: Thanks a lot, Bitch and Sundance.
      This is a reference to the film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.