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"Double Indecency" is the seventh episode of Season 7 and the eighty-second episode overall. It originally aired on May 12, 2016.



Who's sexier, Cyril or Krieger? Pam or Cheryl? Only one way to find out... A bar fight breaks out!


Cheryl gets a phone call from Donald Zissner, a wealthy man who is having marital issues with Barbie Zissner, both of whom believe the other is cheating on them. Cheryl writes a very vague description of the phone call saying "Zissner, office, meeting, 10:00" Cyril, Ray, and Archer visits Donald Zissner's office at 10:00am, while Barbie Zissner visits the Figgis Agency's office, where they ask the two groups to seduce the other Zissner and tape it to prove the other is cheating. Archer bets that Krieger can seduce Barbie before Cyril and Ray bets the opposite, while Lana bets Pam can seduce Donald before Cheryl can and Malory bets the opposite.




  • Nika Futterman as Barbie Zissner
  • Leigh Jackson as Zissner Secretary
  • Fred Tatasciore as Donald Zissner

Cultural References[]

  • Croup: Lana says that AJ was up all night with this respiratory infection which is characterized by a "barking" cough.
  • Sharknado (2013-2016): Lana says that Donald Zissner is the producer of the Sharknoid movies to which Pam then follows by listing each. These are a reference to the film series from the infamous film production company, The Asylum.
  • Jerry Garcia: Pam says her bush looks like she is sitting on the Grateful Dead lead singer's face who wore a prominent beard for most of his career.
  • Robert Evans: Movie producer Donald Zissner's appearance is very similar to that of the American film producer and former studio executive, best known for his work on Rosemary's Baby, Love Story, The Godfather and Chinatown.
  • Fabergé Organics Shampoo: When Cheryl and Pam do their "tell two friends" bit they are referencing a series of memorable early 1980's TV commercials for the shampoo.[2]
  • Wheeler & Woolsey: When Cyril and Ray make a joke at Archer's expense he refers to them as the Vaudevillian 1920s & 30's comedy duo known for their puns and double entendres.
  • Harry Potter: Lana calls Malory "Ron Measly" for being cheap, which is a play on the name of the character Ron Weasley from the book and film series.
  • Brazilian waxing: Pam says she is going to need a bucket of ice and a roll of gaffer tape to perform a do-it-yourself Brazilian (also known as the Hollywood wax) which is the removal of all hair in the pelvic area.
  • Gaffer tape: Pam says she is going to need this type of strong adhesive tape that is used widely in the film and TV industries in order to perform her DIY Brazilian.
  • 101 Dalmatians (1961): Lana calls Cheryl "Gluella de Vil", a reference to the movie's main antagonist Cruella de Vil combined with Cheryl's glue eating habit.
  • Major League Baseball: When Pam thinks she is going to be used in the agency's latest case she says she didn't know she was going to be "called up to the big show" which is what baseball players commonly call being moved up from the minor leagues to the major league.
  • Henry David Thoreau / Doonesbury: When Krieger quotes Henry David Thoreau, Archer confuses the famous author with Garry Trudeau, the creator of the Doonesbury comic strip.
  • Blade Runner (1982): Krieger says he can use the money from the guys wager to finish his Voight-Kampff machine. This is a fictional interrogation tool used by Blade Runners to determine whether or not an individual is a Replicant.
  • Shirley Bassey: Lana mentions this famous singer as an example of a black Welsh person.
  • Spanish fly: Pam is confident in her ability to win the bet due to the fact that she is in possession of the supposed aphrodisiac. After Lana states that this doesn't work Pam reasserts that it will if they mix it with mole's blood. The mixing is a reference to La Voisin, a seventeenth-century French fortune teller and an alleged sorceress who used to mix Spanish flies with many other ingredients to produce love powders. Of course, Pam even gets this wrong; La Voisin used mole's teeth, not mole's blood, in her concoctions.
  • Germicide: Ray assumes Archer is drinking germicide while in the barbershop which is the blue liquid that barbers and hairdressers use to clean and sterilize their combs and shears. Barbicide a common commercial brand of germicide is sold in a container which very closely resembles the size and shape of the one Archer is drinking from.
  • Blue Curaçao: Archer insists that he is not drinking germicide but a similar looking liqueur made from the laraha citrus fruit, which is grown on the island of Curaçao in the Caribbean.
  • Willemstad: When Ray accuses Archer of being a mean drunk on Blue Curaçao, Archer laughs it off and says he has been banned from the capital city of Curaçao.
  • Negging: Cyril asks Ray when he should start "negging" Barbie Zissner, which is a pickup strategy whereby a person makes a deliberate backhanded compliment to another person in order to undermine his or her confidence in a way that gains approval.
  • Brass Monkey: Archer mockingly asks Cyril why not try putting some Spanish fly in her brass monkey, a cocktail made with dark rum and vodka.
  • Bob Ross: Archer tells Krieger that he needs him to get his big bushy "Bob Rossinan" head out of his ass referring to Krieger's new hairstyle which is similar in appearance to the American painter and television host best known as the creator and host of the long-running PBS television series The Joy of Painting. Pam later will make a similar reference.
  • Spirou: Archer calls the doorman of the Swindon Hotel Spirou, a reference to the titular character of the Belgian comic strip who was originally depicted as a bell-boy in his trademark red uniform.
  • Lewis & Clark / Lois & Clark (1993-1997): When Ray and Cyril try to remember the directions to the bar Archer mocks them saying "thanks Lois and Clark" which is both a reference to the famous explorers and a mocking of Ray's sexuality by changing Lewis to Lois, thus also referencing the mid-nineties American television series.
  • Nazi / Evel Knievel: Pam asks why Krieger is dressed like "Evil Nazi Bob Ross Knievel". This references the continuing possibility that Krieger is a clone of Adolf Hitler, has the hairstyle of Bob Ross (see above) and is dressed in a white jumpsuit that is similar to that worn by the famous American daredevil.
  • Cuckold fetish: Cyril deduces that both groups have been hired to film both Donald & Barbie Zissner to satisfy the fetish wherein the man plays a part, or at least is passively aware of, his wife or partner hooking up with another man.
  • Farrah Fawcett / Baby Huey: Donald Zissner mocks both Cheryl and Pam's appearance by calling Cheryl "Scarrah Fawcett" due to her seventies style haircut/outfit and Pam "Baby Huey" due to her large size and yellow colored dress.
  • The Addams Family (1964-1966): When Malory smashes a bottle and goes to attack one of the Zissner's bodyguards, she says "C’mon Lurch, let’s see what’s in that belly of yours", equating him to the lanky butler Lurch of the macabre classic American TV family.
  • Enter Sandman: The 1991 song by American heavy metal band Metallica is referenced by Pam just prior to throwing ash into Donald Zissner's eyes.
  • Jaws (1975): A huge fossil of a shark's jaw can be seen behind Zissner when he's with Archer and the gang in his office. This is likely a reference to Quint having the same thing on his window in the 1975 film.


  • The barber is shaving Ray with the blade of the straight razor upside down.
  • Archer's germicide container is shown as full inside the hotel whereas at the entrance it was halfway.

Running Gags[]

  • Smells Like Glue: Cheryl is once again seen eating rubber cement.
  • Furlock Bones: Archer once again shows his dismay that a client discovered the Figgis Agency from Pam's flyer.
  • The Giggling Sadist: Cheryl appears to be overjoyed at witnessing Archer break a vase over the head of a bodyguard during the hotel brawl.
  • What Is This, A Factory: After being hit by four consecutive chairs, Archer asks, "What is this, a chair factory?"


  • Title Explained: "Double Indecency" refers to the classic film noir motion picture Double Indemnity (1944).
  • When listing the Sharknoid movies, Pam says that Sharknoid 3 was in 3D. This is a reference to the early 1980's habit of Hollywood to make the third movie of a film series in 3D. Examples are Friday the 13th Part III (1982), Jaws 3-D (1983) and Amityville 3-D (1983).
  • Barbie Zissner says that she suspects that Donald Zissner, her husband, is cheating on her. This was foreshadowed in "The Figgis Agency" when Malory asked if the Figgis Agency would be dealing with a cheating husband.
  • Archer, although only being in Los Angeles for a short time, is already on a first-name basis with his barber Giuseppe, who also happens to very closely resemble his stepfather Ron Cadillac.
  • Archer is correct in his assumption that drinking germicide would likely kill another person, as stated in its description: "consumption of as little as 50 mL can cause a person's system to go into shock and may lead to death if not treated quickly."
  • This episode introduces a new commercial bumper featuring silhouettes of Ray with a cigarette in hand, Cyril adjusting his glasses and Krieger holding a syringe.


Krieger: "Shoo! Shoo! Shoo! Sha! Sha!"


Ray: "Cyril, you need any last minute pointers?"
Archer: "Ha, from you?"
Ray: "The quarry may change but never the hunt!"


Archer: "What are you doing here, Mother?"
Malory: "Lunch?"
Archer: "Wha..? It's 5.30!"
Malory: "Dunch?"

Episode Teaser[]

Gallery of Images[]

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External links[]


  1. Archer Season 7 Ratings on
  2. Fabergé Organics Shampoo. An example of the TV ads.