|Original Air Date||September 23, 2020|
|Written by||Shana Gohd|
|Animation Directed by||Casey Willis|
|U.S. Viewership (Millions)||TBA|
"Helping Hands" is the third episode of the eleventh season of Archer, being the one-hundred and thirteenth episode overall.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Summary[edit | edit source]
The Agency attempts to steal experimental technology from a reclusive inventor, but they forgot one vital item... Sterling Archer.
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Guest Starring
- D'Arcy Carden as Hands
Cultural References[edit | edit source]
Running Gags / Callbacks[edit | edit source]
"[Female voice] Hello? Oh, my God, who are you trying to reach? Is he the handsome man in the black turtleneck? 'Cause I guess he's not so handsome now. Oh, I- I'm so sorry, I don't know how to tell you this, He, he, he... [Archer laughing] Got you. Post-coma Voicemail hoax. Yeah, I'm doing it. [Voicemail woman] the mailbox you are trying to reach is full."
"Cheryl: Malory Archer's office. Please hold. Malory: Well, well, well. If it isn't my ungrateful son who stood me up. [Cheryl screams and there are gunshots] Cheryl: Oh, my God! Ms. Archer's been hit! [Both laughing] Malory: Ha! Elaborate voicemail prank. Leave it!"
Continuity[edit | edit source]
"Damn you all the hell". Line commonly uttered when a possession of Krieger's is destroyed.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The plot is likely a reference to the short-lived Sci-Fi TV show M.A.N.T.I.S. where "scientist Dr. Miles Hawkins is shot in the spine [...] leaving him paralyzed from the waist down and confined to a wheelchair." He "uses his company's resources to invent a formfitting combination powered exoskeleton and bulletproof black body armor that not only enables him to walk while wearing it but, in the process, also endows him with superhuman strength, speed and agility" In M.A.N.T.I.S., Hawkins is confined to his wheelchair whenever not wearing his exosuit just like "Hands".
- Hands' "backup plan" of freezing the exosuit is similar to the second episode [~11m25s] of Batman Beyond, where the original, aging Batman (Bruce Wayne) allows a deviant kid (Terry McGinnis) to steal his suit and activates a device "failsafe" that freezes his suit.
- Archer calls his team his friends, meaning he has changed his perspective from Heart of Archness: Part III.
- It is revealed that A.J was sent off to boarding school a million miles away from N.Y for the best education.