Swiss Miss
Bad timing Archer
Series Information
Series Archer                              
Season No. 2
Episode Information
Episode No. 1
Original Air Date January 27, 2011
Written by Adam Reed (Teleplay)
Mehar Sethi (Story)
Animation Directed by Bryan Fordney
Production Code XAR02002
U.S. Viewership (Millions) 1.529 [1]
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"Swiss Miss" is the first episode of the second season of Archer. It originally aired on January 27, 2011.



In yet another attempt to secure funding for ISIS, Malory drags her agents to the luxury winter resort town of Gstaad to protect a German billionaire's daughter from a kidnapping threat. But Archer soon finds out the real threat is his protectee: an underage nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to bed the world's greatest spy.

Summary Edit

The ISIS Staff goes to Gstaad, Switzerland to provide security for a German Billionaire and his daughter Anke (Later referred to by Sterling as a "Slutty little ninja") who turns out to be a nymphomaniac who tries to seduce Sterling.

A kidnapper tries to abduct Anke and Sterling fights him off with a can of Maybe Musk antiperspirant spray and a lit candle burning the man's face and causing his lover to leave him for his twin brother.

The next attempt on Anke's life is by a bunch of attackers on ski mobiles. Archer and Anke flee, also on a ski mobile through the Swiss Alps and after Sterling fights them all off, as they do they talk and realize they had similar childhoods. After the kidnappers are killed, the two wind up in the middle nowhere while Anke starts to freeze because of her toplessness (She took off her top to seduce Sterling earlier). He resisted her repeated attempts despite being mocked by fellow ISIS staff about it who saw he was right about the attack. Anke convinces Sterling that he has to manually warm her with his hands or else she'll get nerve damage. Archer looks around and proceeds to do so until Lana appears on ski's and mocks him.

The show abruptly ends with Malory waking up naked in bed with the passed out billionaire and a naked Pam who tries to continue with the affair before being backed down by Malory's gaze.


Cultural ReferencesEdit

  • For Your Eyes Only (1981): The sixteen-year-old Anke Schlotz and her percipient sexual advances on Archer is a direct reference to the early eighties James Bond film. In the movie, the character of Dahl, like Anke, is also a sixteen-year-old blonde girl who is consistently hitting on Bond, even going as far as to break into Bond's hotel room with the purpose of seducing him. The setting is also similar as this part of the film is set in a ski resort, albeit in the movie it is Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy instead of Gstaad.
  • Britney Spears: The exposed crotch shot photo of Anke Schlotz exiting the limo is a reference to a similar 2006 photo of Britney.
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969): Archer calls Ray and Lana "Bitch and Sundance", in a reference to the classic American Western.
  • Firefly (2002): Pam is seen wearing an orange and yellow Laplander Beanie hat infamously worn by Jayne Cobb, one of the Firefly crew.
  • Symbionese Liberation Army: The photo Malory shows of El Frente Rojo, the group attempting to kidnap Anke, is virtually identical to the famous photo clippings of the SLA robbing a San Francisco bank in 1974.
  • Communism:   the Spanish kidnappers are named El Frente Rojo - 'The Red Front', with 'The Reds ' being synonymous with Communists/supporters of Communism.
  • Pink Floyd: Ray mistakes the laser sights from the snowmobiles as a Pink Floyd show, referencing the English rock band's elaborate stage show effects.
  • Developmental Psychology: Notable developmental psychologists include Piaget and Freud, the latter of whom Reed is probably referring too, given Archer's 'mother' issues.

Running GagsEdit

  • Mother Issues
  • Nymphomania
  • Dick jokes
  • Foreign Swearing
  • Revelatory Dialogue

  • For a more detailed discussion of techniques and trademarks, see here.



  • After calling on ISIS to cut back on expenses and salaries, Malory receives a call from her furrier and requests the gray fox. Archer expresses anger that she's "buying new horseshoes", mistaking the word for farrier, an expert in equine hoof care.
  • A large element of the plot in the episode centers around the illegality of Archer having sexual relations with a 16-year-old girl. This is, however, not illegal in Switzerland (or anywhere in Europe other than Turkey and Malta), where the age of consent is 16; though it might still be considered taboo by many, given the age gap, it is not something Archer could find himself in legal trouble for.
  • On the wall in the bar of the resort, there's a picture of Ray on the Olympic podium in 3rd place. (Behind Ray when he says "Raus you Maus".)
  • Lana mistakenly refers to her weapon that Archer takes as having an empty “clip”. The TEC-9 is a magazine fed weapon. A stripper clip of ammunition can be used to load the magazine before inserting into the magazine well. However, the term "clip" is often used as a synonym of magazine.



Archer: "I wasn't eye-banging her!"
Pam: "Man, I was."
Archer: "Eww!"
Pam: "What?! Geez, I'm only human!"
Archer: [pause] "Are you?"
Pam: [belches]


Ray: Herr Archer glaubt Anke is dirty sexy.


Anke: "How familiar! You must address me by my title: Countess Von Fingerbang."


Archer: "That's when she strikes -- like a slutty little ninja."


Anke: "Aw, that's no fun! Then you don't get to squirt that hot, white cream all over your face."


Lana Kane: "Was that before or after you got caught fondling a teenager?
Archer: "Well, obviously, before. After was all... gendarmes and dick stitches."


Malory: You’re damn lucky Anke convinced her father not to press charges.
Archer: Yeah I feel lucky. Let’s see — sexually assaulted by a teenage sociopath, interrogated by gendarmes. Oh — three stitches in my yep, it’s all breaking my way.


Anke: Ray, what is a — what did you call it — blowjob?
Archer: What!
Ray: (to Archer) Shame on you! Fie and shame! (to Anke) And it’s something a grownup does when he loves another grownup.


Malory: And yet here you stand, as a fortune walks away, with your wedding tackle stuffed into your shaving kit!


The song used during the snowmobile chase is Following You by Pierre Dutour Et Son Orchestre from the Chappell Library.

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