Archer has consistently been hailed as one of the smartest works of adult animation since it first debuted in 2009 on FX. Borrowing from the likes of James Bond, Burt Reynolds films, and even the likes of pulp novels and Miami Vice through its many iterations, one of Archer's defining traits is a continuous narrative that builds upon itself with massive threads of continuity. Archer is one of those shows that greatly benefits from repeat viewings due to just how much detail and humor is packed into each 22-minute episode; it's impossible to catch all of the small continuity details in one go.
This is a collection of continuity details from Archer. Vote up the details you missed the first time you watched the series!
- 126 VOTES
The Paper Is Pretty Up To Date
Redditor u/HeavyWeapon1 spotted this continuity detail in Season 4, Episode 3. The front page of the paper directly references the events that took place on the Horizon space station during the previous season's finale "Space Race."Great detail?
- 238 VOTES
Fort Kick*ss... Three Seasons Later
In the episode "Skorpio" (Season 1, Episode 6), Krieger built a box fort in the ISIS mainframe instead of moving data to a secure location. The remnants of the fort are then seen in the Season 4 episode "Viscous Coupling" when Lana and Malory are locked in the vault and later again in the Season 6 episode "Sitting" when Archer is in the ISIS mainframe.Great detail?
- 320 VOTES
He Speaks From Experience
Redditor u/shefunnyorsomething noticed this Jai Alai callback two seasons after it was first mentioned when Archer suffered a head injury due to the sport.Great detail?
- 419 VOTES
"It Means White Shadow!"
In the Season 6 premiere "The Holdout," Pam uses a retina scanner, she is identified as "Shiro Kabocha," a name she used as a Yakuza drift racer in Season 3, Episode 7, "Drift Problem."Great detail?