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Best Friends is the fifth episode of the eleventh season of Archer, being the one-hundred and fifteenth episode overall.



Archer is head over heels for his new valet, Aleister. Will Archer do Aleister's recommended rehabilitation exercises or just eat himself to death?



Cultural References[]

  • Archer says "cool it Alexander Miles" to Cyril, Alexander Miles is the man who patented automatically opening and closing elevator doors.

Running Gags / Callbacks[]

  • Krieger's Deviance: It is revealed that Krieger is disappointed Archer isn't looking for a valet anymore as he had created 4 clones of Woodhouse (of various ages) but then flushes them away since they are of no use anymore.
  • Phrasing:
    • "It would be my pleasure to clean out your refrigerator ma'am." - Aleister's offer to help Malory.
    • "Technically, this (elevator) shaft defeated me." - Cyril.
  • Frisky Malory: Malory engaged in flirtatious behavior after Aleister made a "phrasing" worthy remark.
  • Cyril says "Jeezy-petes!"



  • Krieger has created many clones of Woodhouse before killing them.
  • Cyril has broken his arm, but it was later revealed to be a lie so he could get out of field work.
  • Krieger had placed a tracker in Ray’s heart that cannot be removed without killing him.
  • According to Aleister, Cyril has been recognized as the world's greatest spy while Sterling was in his coma.
  • Aleister believes Cyril is the best friend of Archer.
  • This is Ray's first reappearance in the season since the premiere of Season 11, although it is revealed in this episode that Ray has been on a secret vacation since then.
  • Cyril displays extensive elevator knowledge just like he did in "Vision Quest."




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