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Archer's favorite hooker Trinette comes to him with a baby son, claiming that Archer is the father.


This episode provides examples of:


  • Artistic License – Biology: The paternity results show a 100% match that the baby is Archer's, despite the fact that DNA paternity tests are never completely perfect.
  • Black Comedy Rape Cyril, twice.
  • But We Used a Condom: Averted. Archer used a candy wrapper instead of an actual condom wrapper for protection during sex with Trinette.
    Trinette: What—? Wait a minute! You liar! This ain't a condom wrapper, it's from a frickin' candy bar!
    Archer: So? Sometimes I like to treat myself.
    Trinette: Well, sometimes I like to ovulate!
    Archer: Well, I gotta sleep, so do it somewhere else.
    Trinette: (death glare)
    Archer: Money's on the dresser.
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  • Heartbreak and Ice Cream: Beginning in this episode, Cyril has taken to binging on candy bars and other food to make up for the loss of Lana in his life once they break up.
  • Its Pronounced Tro Pay: Both Archer and Barry mispronounce this unit of measure. It is pronounced "jill", not gill as in fish gills.
  • Luke, You Are My Father: Archer discovers his mother holding a baby and talking with Trinette. They tell him the baby is his Illegitimate child and Trinette wants a blood test.
    Archer: Who's the kid?
    Mallory: Why this is Seamus Mc Goon Archer—
    Trinette: No, Seamus Sterling Mc Goon Archer.
    Archer: My name? Why's that who named like me?
    Mallory: Why, he is your son. You treacherous colossal *censored* idiot!
  • Shout-Out: From Of Mice & Men
    Ray: "Give her the rabbit, Lennie."
    • Trinette asks for Lana to give her back her baby, as she is afraid she will crush him with her giant hands. When Lana refuses to give up the wee baby Seamus, Ray utters the phrase, "Give her the rabbit, Lennie." This is a reference to the John Steinbeck novel in which one of the main characters Lennie, who is mentally challenged and possesses great strength. Lennie is obsessed with wanting to own rabbits, but his caretaker and only friend always tells him he'd most likely crush the rabbits by accident, just like he did with the mice he took care of.
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    • "Paging Dr. Loggins" is a reference to the song "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins, a frequent reference made by Sterling Archer.
    • When Woodhouse says: "Let's liven things up, Burroughs. Five grams of junk says I can shoot a pina colada off your wife's head." This is a reference to the early 20th-century avant-garde author who in 1951, at a party in Mexico, accidentally shot his wife in the head while playing a drunken game of "William Tell."
    • Woodhouse mentions Malcolm X Tea in regards to the psychoactive effects of large doses of nutmeg, which Malcolm X is said to have tried while in prison.
    • After Lana gives back the wee baby Seamus, Ray says she "looked like Tyson holding that dove", referencing a famous 1985 photo of boxer Mike Tyson cradling a white dove (actually a pigeon) in his hands.
    • Archer mentions the stock character who is assistant to many types of Gothic villains such as Count Dracula when Malory tells him he must steal blood from someone to replace it with his for the blood test.
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  • Sweet Tooth: Both Archer and Cyril are shown to be eating a chocolate candy bar after sex in which they used the wrapper in place of a condom. Although not shown to be Almond Joy the look of the bar itself and the color scheme of the wrapper both match the popular snack.
  • Take That!:
    Malory Archer: If I wanted to sit around all day going nowhere, I'd be a teacher.
  • Wham Episode: In which playboy Archer might be a father.
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