History Headscratchers / Archer

15th Oct '16 10:11:31 AM Berrenta
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** I'm thinking that it's impossible to tell, simply because of internal contradictions. For example, Burt Reynolds' appearance with silver hair would imply that the show is set in the present day. However, the episode "Double Deuce" implies that Archer was born around 1938 or 1939, although he appears to be in his early 30s and is stated to be 35 in the pilot. Furthermore, if that episode were in the present day, Woodhouse and his squadron-mates would be at least 110 years old. Not impossible, but not very likely, either. Perhaps TheyJustDidntCare about the AnachronismStew. Besides, it is an AlternateHistory.

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** I'm thinking that it's impossible to tell, simply because of internal contradictions. For example, Burt Reynolds' appearance with silver hair would imply that the show is set in the present day. However, the episode "Double Deuce" implies that Archer was born around 1938 or 1939, although he appears to be in his early 30s and is stated to be 35 in the pilot. Furthermore, if that episode were in the present day, Woodhouse and his squadron-mates would be at least 110 years old. Not impossible, but not very likely, either. Perhaps TheyJustDidntCare they didn't care about the AnachronismStew. Besides, it is an AlternateHistory.
4th Oct '16 2:21:05 PM AuntOfDragons
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** In Season 2 Episode 5 Woodhouse says that the tontine he started in WW1 is worth about 1 000 000$ that started at 1200 pounds. Without converting pounds to dollars I used the equation n=ln(CV/PV)/ln(1+r) where CV is the current value, PV is the past value, r is the rate of interest which Woodhouse says is 10%, and n is the number of years. n=ln(1000000/1200)/ln(1.1)=~71. Since the tontine was started during the war it can be assumed that Archer season 2 takes place between 1985 and 1989.
29th Sep '16 9:57:12 AM psionycx
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** Her career didn't really last very long (only a few months). In the entertainment business people come and go all the time. Especially in Cherlene's case, where the ''only'' live public performance we saw her give was on Travis County Limits. It's not like she had hordes of fans who saw her on tour. Plus, although this is [=WMG=], it is also possible that the media checked her out and discovered that this "country" singer was a super-rich New York heiress -- and by extension a phony. That could have turned a lot of country fans away from her.
10th Sep '16 11:56:04 AM Zozma
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** As above, many martial artists are dismissive of other styles, especially when theirs is less commonplace. To Archer, Karate and Dane Cook are accessible, pervasive, and widely known, but pale in comparison to better and more obscure martial arts/comics.
9th Sep '16 12:10:40 PM Zozma
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** Archer didn't donate his sperm, nor did Lana actually receive a donation. Archer had a sample frozen at his mother's request when he had cancer, and Lana located the sperm and stole it when she was considering pregnancy.
1st Sep '16 1:42:20 PM Cyniclone
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* Cherlene is a country music star in Season 5, appearing on Travis County Limits and having her debut album go platinum (even if most if not all of the records went to San Marcos). But during the Season 6 episode "Nellis" she has no memory of her exploits as Cherlene, even after Archer identified her as the No. 1 country music star in America. It makes sense that Carol/Cheryl can block out the entire experience, given that Carol/Cheryl is Carol/Cheryl. But wouldn't her disappearance be national news for weeks if not months? How can she drop back into her pre-Cherlene life without leaving a trace?
22nd Jun '16 3:20:57 PM psionycx
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*** It's actually pre-pre through eighth grade. So A.J. will be dealing with it until high school.


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** A running gag is that they both have partial AcquiredPoisonImmunity from years of drinking. At one point Malory even takes a tranquilizer dart to the neck without suffering the slightest effect, or even having to put down her drink!
20th Jun '16 11:01:47 PM Eagal
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** It's a pre-pre-school. Just how much bullying do you expect 2 year olds who are barely able to walk and talk to be capable of?
20th Jun '16 2:42:45 PM Ana_Filth
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* Sterling and Mallory both drink large quantities of rubbing alcohol at least once each. No one comments on this, and there is no explanation why they didn't go blind (or suffer any other ill effects.)
13th Jun '16 5:59:32 PM psionycx
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** Lana conceived A.J. as part of a plan to use TheBabyTrap on Archer. To some degree, A.J. is more of a means of resolving Lana's own insecurities than the most important person in her life.


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** Because the Kane's, both professors at StrawmanU Berkeley, would probably disapprove of Lana enrolling their grandchild in a snooty (and more than a little racist) school that probably leans to the political right. It's the same as with Lana's own choice to pursue a career as a spy, and later a detective, rather than completing her degrees or the fact that she continues to pursue a relationship with Archer. She is asserting her independence by making choices her parents would not approve of.
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