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- Pam smashes the intercom mid-sentence, and mutters "Boring conversation anyway."
- Lana: "I find your lack of faith disturbing." Interestingly, she says that line while performing that looks like the Vulcan Neck Pinch.
- From "Killing Utne"
Colonel Jakov: "Hello? What is the frequency?"
- Uta is a German girl with red hair and father issues, like Lola in Run Lola Run. She even has a boyfriend named Manni. Her relationship with a much older assassin is a riff on The Professional.
- Archer's butler is named Woodhouse.
- Malory's rivalry with their friend Trudy Beekman is a reference to Lucille's rivalry with her neighbor/friend in Arrested Development. The actress plays both characters. Sterling even says, "Wow, you don't get along with your neighbors anywhere."
- Also on the airship:
"Nice read, Velma."
- From "Dial M for Mother"
(Cyril flashes back to an affair as Lana quizzes him on his past infidelities.
Cyril: Ms. Archer, you're trying to seduce me. ...Aren't you?
(Cut to Cyril in the bathroom with a rifle after Lana dismisses the idea of Cyril snapping over her mass sexual encounter with every male in ISIS.)
Cyril: Seven-six-two millimeter. Full. Metal. Jacke-- someone's in here! .
- Sterling's codename, Duchess, is also the Fan Nickname for Captain Archer of Star Trek: Enterprise.
- The visual nod to actor David Rees Snell, whenever Archer is shown with a mustache. Not to mention, the fact that Woodhouse's unrequited love was named Reggie, which is a variation of REG (the initials of Snell's character on The Shield).
- Archer, Krieger and Cyril subject Trexler to the Ludovico Treatment in "A Going Concern."
- Give her the rabbit, Lenny!
- A Friends reference: You know what? We're on a break! Oh yeah? FINE BY ME!
- Krieger is a boy from Brazil.
- "You maniac! You blew her up! Damn you all! Damn you all to hell!"
- The racers in the beginning of "Jeu Monegasque" are named Bell, Bivens & Devoe.
- Alas, poor Reggie...
- Bionic Barry!
- Archer's rampage in "Placebo Effect" is, in his own classic style, a (deliberate) Shout-Out to pretty much every Roaring Rampage of Revenge plot in the kind of media Sterling would partake in. For just a few examples, the grenade up the ass is quite similar to scene in Man on Fire, and "Did you see Regis this morning?" is a play on a famous ending from Magnum, P.I..
- Cheryl's ocelot is named "Babou."
- Cheryl's family, the Tunts, are an expy of the Vanderbilt family, from their railroad fortune down to there being multiple "Corneli-i", to the "Tuntmore" (Biltmore) House and a matriarch who is nostalgic for the days of slavery.
- "White Knights" has Archer barefoot for most of the episode. There is a lot of broken glass involved.
- "This agency is not your personal bank account for you to jet off to Whore Island!"
- The "Sky Captain of Yeasteryear" outfit/setting/airplane from season 3 references Tales of the Gold Monkey.
- Lana's car during the Grand Prix is white with a red and blue stripe and the number 53.
- Benoist, the Matre D' Hotel from the Grand Prix episode may be a shoutout to Robert Benoist, Grand Prix driver and, interestingly enough, wartime spy.
- The Ray viral video is a reference to the opening credits of Ironside starring Raymond Burr.
- In the second part of the third season finale, there is a security alert calling attention to Pod 6. Which is full of jerks.
- While on the space station, Barry clinks beer bottles together while chanting, "Archer, come out to plaaay!" This is a reference to Luther doing the same thing in the climax of The Warriors.
- Barry exposes his cyborg innards at the end of Season 2 in the exact same manner Quinn did in the first pilot of Sealab 2021.