Road Trip
Archer s10e6 Title
Series Information
Series Archer
Season No. Season 10
Episode Information
Episode No. 6
Original Air Date July 10, 2019
Written by Mike Arnold
Production Code XAR010006
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Archer 1999: "Road Trip" is the sixth episode of Season 10, and the one hundred and seventh episode overall.



Daydreams of an interstellar road trip turn into an existential nightmare.


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Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • Frisky Dingo (2006-07):
    • When Krieger confirms that Archer should have died 9 times in the past year, Archer says "boosh", a catchphrase from Adam Reed's earlier cartoon.
    • The dinosaur-like creature has the face and feet of Killface.
  • Predator (1987) - the invisible camouflage on the dinosaur is the same as the yautja in Predator.
    • The scene where they crash land under red lighting is also reminiscent of this movie's opening sequence.
  • Death Ship (The Twilight Zone) (1963) - the discovery of dead duplicate bodies of the Seamus crew may owe its inspiration to this episode. The plot was basically an earth ship landing on an alien planet and finding a crashed space ship like theirs. Inside the wreck, the crew discovered their own dead bodies. Eventually, two of the crew determine that they are in fact spirits, but their captain, through his sheer will rejects that premise, prevents them from achieving peace in the afterlife and doom the three of them to reliving the final several hours of their lives forever.

Running Gags / CallbacksEdit

  • Holy shitsnacks - becomes 'holy spacesnacks', obviously.
  • Dick nuts - Pam's preferred insult makes a return.
  • Cristal - a callback to Diversity Hire.
  • Krieger Clones - Krieger confronting a clone version of himself is a callback to Krieger's backstory as mentioned in seasons 5 (Vice) and 8 (Dreamland). 
  • Had Something For This - Krieger forgets the "good news"
  • Earballs - Cheryl complains about how the loud gunshot noises "murder her earballs".


  • Dream / Reality Crossover:
    • (Dream) ...Archer says if the bald version of him was really his alter ego he would have been "something really cool, like a secret agent or a private investigator or a..." / (Reality) ... Archer is of course a secret agent, whose first dream persona in season 8 was that of a private detective and his 2nd in season 9 being a World War I flying ace.

  • Dream (Non-Reality):


  • non-cultural reference; misc information etc


  • extra details, joke techniques, themes ideas will link to another set of pages


First AppearancesEdit





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