Series Information
Series Archer                              
Season No. 11
Episode Information
Episode No. 2
Original Air Date September 16, 2020
Written by Mike Arnold
Animation Directed by Pierre Cerrato
Production Code XAR011002
U.S. Viewership (Millions) TBA
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"Bloodsploosh" is the second episode of Season 11, being the one-hundred and twelfth episode overall.

Plot[edit | edit source]

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Archer and the gang attend a martial arts tournament to extricate an international arms dealer. Unrelated, "International Arms Dealer" is what Cyril calls his right biceps.

Summary[edit | edit source]

Cast[edit | edit source]

Cultural References[edit | edit source]

  • Punch-Out!!!(1983-to present): Pam refers to Cyril as "Glass Joe." This is a reference to the character from the Nintendo series of boxing video games, Punch Out.

Running Gags / Callbacks[edit | edit source]

  • Conway Stern loses his left foot, making this his 3rd severed limb
  • Malory slaps someone
  • Glassassination
    • When angry, Archer smashes a glass in his hand

Continuity[edit | edit source]

  • Archer's coma is repeatedly mentioned.
    • Archer references being in space in his coma when talking to Lana about wanting to be on comms.
    • When about to crash through the ceiling Archer asks Lana if he's still in his coma.
  • Archer and Lana's sexual/romantic history is repeatedly mentioned.
  • Cheryl references her fling with Conway.
  • The unconfirmed identity of Conway Stern is once again alluded to.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • This episode marks the end of 'New Better Cheryl'
  • This episode is dedicated in loving memory of Ron Leibman
  • Ray's absence is questionable seeing as he is the one with a pilot's license and him not being part of the mission (or episode) is left unclear.
  • During Win Lee's first phone call, he speaks to someone called "Yuri". This is possibly a reference to Yuri Orlov, the weapons dealing protagonist of Lord of War.
  • This episode is an homage to "Bloodsport". The room the fights are held in is similar & the second fighter Cyril fights is similar to Chong Li.
  • This episode is also a homage to Enter the Dragon (1973)
  • Another Glenn Close movie reference mentioned during the exchange between Conway and Pam is 'Hook'. Close was almost unrecognizable as Gutless.

Enhanced[edit | edit source]

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Locations[edit | edit source]

First Appearances[edit | edit source]

  • Win Lee

Quotes[edit | edit source]

Sterling: "Oh man. Pretty sure I have the world's first Karate island boner."
Lana: "Could you not. We try to keep things professional around here."
Sterling: "Fine. God. How about, work related erection."
Lana: "Or like, maybe try not talking about your erection at all."


Conway Stern: "Pamela, so glad you came"
Cheryl (interrupting): "Twice."

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