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Archer 1999: "Dining with the Zarglorp" is the fourth episode of Season 10, and the one hundred and fourth episode overall.



Deep in space, Archer and the crew encounter a terrifying cosmic beast. Even deeper, they encounter a self-aggrandizing life coach.


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Cultural References[]

  • Quinceañera: When the spaceship is being captured by Zarglorp, Archer and team yells at each other in an attempt to free from its grasp. Malory then walks in to the bridge and asks, "What is with all the banging and the shouting? Are we hosting a quineañera?" It refers to a Spanish girl's 15th birthday celebration.
  • Artemisia I of Caria: is most famous for her role in the naval Battle of Salamis in 480 BCE in which she fought for the Persians and distinguished herself both for her conduct in battle and for the advice she gave the Persian king Xerxes prior to the onset of the engagement.
  • To Serve Man (1962): When Price gives her farewell speech, she says it was "my privilege to serve my fellow man". This is in reference to this Twilight Zone episode.

Running Gags / Callbacks[]

  • Cheryl/Carol: While on a rant to herself, Cheryl alternates between calling herself Cheryl and Carol.
  • Earballs: While shooting her fighters weapons, she yells 'my earballs'.
  • Not My Supervisor!: Cheryl, while trapped outside the Zarglorp, yells "you're not my space supervisor!" at Mallory.
  • When asked whether an asteroid storm forced them off course, Archer responds that yes, it was an asteroid storm the size of... eggs, a possible callback to the end of the earlier episode where they jettisoned a lot of eggs from their ship, a sufficient number to destroy another vessel.
  • Archer refers to making a drink out of barbercide and hairgel, possibly a callback to an episode in Season 7 where he is seen drinking what he believes in blue curacao and others believe is likely barbercide.
  • Space phrasing


  • Reality (Non-Dream):Archer remains in a coma brought upon by the events of "Deadly Velvet: Part II".
  • Dream / Reality Crossover:
    • (Dream) ... / (Reality) ...


  • Archersays that he could really go for a drink called a "Moscow Moose", which is traditionally made from 2 ounces peppermint schnapps and 1.25 ounces vodka. Of course his serving size would be much bigger.


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First Appearances[]


Ray: : "Is the dehydrated milk up here somewh... the hell are you doing?"
Cyril: : "Killing myself."
Ray: : "Why, other than the obvious?"


(Cheryl, watching the MV Seamus with the rest of the crew on board being eaten by the space monster)
Cheryl: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I left my purse in there!"

Gallery of Images[]

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