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Interview with Amber Nash and Lucky
Yates of "Archer" on
This was a hilarious and fun call. The people involved
with "Archer" are always great to interview. They always
have lots of enthusiasm and are just really funny people.
FX NETWORK: Archer
March 9, 2015/10:00 a.m. PDT
Kristy Silvernail, FX Networks / Senior Manager, Media
Amber Nash, Archer / “Pam Poovey”
Lucky Yates, Archer / “Dr. Algernop Krieger”
Moderator: Welcome to the Archer conference call. During
today’s call phone lines are in a listen-only mode. As a
reminder, today’s conference call is being recorded.
At this time, I will turn the conference over to Kristy
Lucky: Oh my God, so professional. That was so professional.
Kristy: Hello, everyone, and welcome to the Archer conference
call with series stars Amber Nash and Lucky Yates, who voice
the roles of “Pam Poovey” and “Dr. Krieger,” respectively.
I’d like to thank all of you for joining us today, and
remind you that this call is for print purposes only; no
audio may be used. As a reminder, Archer airs Thursday night
at 10:00 p.m. Eastern and Pacific only on FX.
So, with that said, let’s go ahead and take our first
Moderator: We’ll take our first question today. It comes from
the line of Rodney Ho, with the Atlanta Journal.
Rodney: Hello, guys. Lucky, you remember me.
Lucky: Yes, of course, Rodney. Why can’t you just hit us up
in real life?
Rodney: I guess I could, but I don’t know. We can always do
that later. But anyway, well tell me a little bit about how
each of you got involved with the project in the first
place. That would be [audio disruption].
Lucky: Go ahead, Amber.
Amber Okay, I’ll start. So I was, I think Lucky and I
actually have pretty similar stories, so we were both doing
stuff at Dad’s Garage, which you know in Atlanta. We were
doing improv shows there, and one of our improvisers,
Christian Danley, was also an animator with these guys over
at, it was 70/30 at the time, and they were making Sealab
and then later they were making Frisky Dingo. I actually
auditioned for Frisky Dingo, because they had seen me at the
theater; Matt [Thompson] and Adam [Reed] had been to Dad’s
before and kind of knew who I was. And they had an audition
for a teenage girl on Frisky Dingo before the show changed
and ended up being what it actually was, and I was
completely wrong for it, and so I didn’t get the role. I was
really sad about it.
Then the show changed and they had me come and read for
“Val,” so I ended up working on Frisky Dingo with those gals
and those guys. Then when Archer came along they were like
hey, what have this other thing, this is what the character
looks like; do you want to do it. I was like yes, and that’s
pretty much how it all started.
Lucky: Yes. Then I tag long three weeks later, because
suddenly “Krieger” was going to talk. Then they asked Amber
“hey, here’s another guy, who do you think would be good for
him?” and she said Lucky Yates. And they said yes, of
course, because I also worked on Frisky Dingo, too. I played
an “Xtacle.” The story is exactly the same.
Rodney: And now that you are so many seasons in, I mean the
show started modestly and it just became bigger and bigger,
I mean how has that impacted you guys that the show has
gotten more popular over time?
Lucky: I’ve done less and less with my life. That’s how
Amber: Now you have to work less. It’s pretty cool, like we
still get to, you know because we are still in Atlanta,
which is where the show is made, it’s such an awesome thing
that we still get to live in our home state and do this
amazing show and work at the theater that we love every
weekend. You know people will come up to see shows that
wouldn’t have known about Dad’s if they weren’t already
Archer fans, which is super cool, because that’s brought a
lot of people to the theater that didn’t know about us, too.
Lots of times it’s pretty much just like usual, but every
once in a while we get people that want to take a picture
with us more get an autograph after a show, and it’s just
cool. So much fun.
Lucky: Yes. This was really all I ever set out to do with
this little career of mine. All I ever wanted out of this
was to voice a cool cartoon character and have cool merch
and be able to go to Comic-Con, and all that’s happened so
I’m just riding it out until I die now.
Moderator: Next will go to the line of Suzanne Lanoue with The TV
Suzanne I was wondering if there’s anything that you both do
to inspire yourself before you voice these crazy characters.
Amber: Oh, that’s a good question. Lucky.
Lucky: I’m sorry; go ahead. Somebody’s in my house yelling at
me. Go ahead again, please.
Amber: Let’s see. Well usually when we first started when we
would get our dates for recording I feel like when we first,
like maybe season one and two, it was usually in the
afternoon, which is much better for me. I’m not usually like
funny or exciting in the morning. Then more recently in the
last few seasons we started recording really early, like
10:00. 10:00 is not really early for most people, but it is
for me. So usually it’s coffee and some vocal warm-ups in my
car on the way to the studio; that’s about it.
But now I think we’ve been doing the show for so long and we
know the character so well that you just— I usually say
like, “Holy shitsnacks!” a few times to kind of get into the
character before I get there. The guys are so fun to work
with; like when we show to record it’s like being at the
barbershop with all your pals. So we usually shoot the shit
for a little bit and then just jump into the booth.
Lucky: Yes, and then knock it out. Yes. Then you know
“Krieger,” he’s in and out with these sort of golden
nuggets, so you know on the way over there I just kind of
get my voice slightly in this lower register, which is all I
really do, just my normal voice. Yes. Then just get there
and dick around for a couple of minutes, and then pop in
there, do my lines, and then run away.
Moderator: We’ll now go to the line of Brittany Frederick
Brittany: So I know in the “Nellis” episode we see apparently
the aliens told “Pam” and “Krieger” the alleged secret to
Brittany: What do you guys think that might have been?
Amber: I don’t know. Lucky, what do you think?
Lucky: I don’t think anything. There’s only hope; I only
hoped what it was. I don’t know. Who knows what Adam’s got
kicking around in his head? What I’m hoping is that they’ve
told “Krieger” the way to unlock space-time so that “Pam”
and “Krieger” can have a spinoff of time travel adventures.
Amber: That’s quite a tall order there, Lucky.
Lucky: Kind of like Doctor Who, but a really terrible duo.
Amber: That’s funny. You know one of the things that Adam is
known for is dropping a huge bomb and then just never
mentioning it ever again, so [audio disruption].
Lucky: Yes, and just run away. Sort of like the baby
Amber: Right. Right.
Brittany: And it kind of led me to a thought, because between
that episode and then last week we saw that these guys are
apparently on a bowling team and “Pam” refers to “Archer” as
like her second best friend, so we’re implying that these
people spend a lot of time together. Do you guys think
they’re actually closer than they let on or do they just all
hang out because they don’t have anyone else to hang out
Amber: I think it might be a little bit of both. I think that
they all probably hang out because nobody else will be
friends with them and I do think they like each other. And I
honestly think that’s why the comedy works so well, because
without the charm and the right chemistry I think as mean as
these characters are to each other, it wouldn’t work. But
you can kind of tell there’s this like underlying love, this
weird, unfortunate family drama love that they all have for
each other that I really think makes it work.
Lucky: Yes. Yes, I agree with that.
Moderator: We’ll go now to the line of Anushika Ganingotta
with Mike the Fanboy.
Anushika: So, I love the show, and I was just wondering after
all the seasons how much of your own personality do you guys
bring into those characters when you guys voice them? As a
follow-up, do you guys have any favorite scenes or episodes
from the season?
Lucky: From this current season?
Lucky: Oh man. That’s a good one. Go ahead, Amber.
Amber: Okay. I think that as far as the personality, my own
personality that I bring to the character, actually this is
really crazy. Just this week I went back and read the pilot
script for Archer, and when “Pam” first gets introduced I
was like, oh my God, I have to see what this is, because I
don’t remember. It says “Pam,” overweight and mousy, and
like now you think of “Pam” and you would never think mousy
So she definitely changed over the seasons, and I think it
was because Adam started to kind of realize the potential in
this character and he knows me well enough, and so I think
he started to write the character a little bit closer to
stuff that I was capable of doing. And I think that I’m
capable of doing it because I work in an improv theater with
a bunch of dudes, and I have a trucker’s mouth and like I’m
a real jackass. “Pam’s” become so much cooler than I am as a
human being, so now I’m just like aspiring to be as cool as
“Pam” is one day.
Lucky: Plus Amber could beat all of us up at the theater.
Amber: Yes. Totally. I have enough rage inside of me.
Lucky: Yes. Yes. If we had set up a boxing rank for
bareknuckle boxing she would be the champion. It’s true.
That’s without a doubt.
Like with “Krieger,” I’m a huge science nerd to begin with
and I love really weird sort of I don’t want to say macabre,
it’s too dark, but I love the weirder side of life, and so I
would not want to play any other character other than
As far as how much of me is in him or whatever, I mean I
know like the yep, yep, yep was something I do. I was
unaware of it until it was written into a script. And the
same thing with “Pam” and Amber is she used to call
everybody ding-dongs for a long time, and then suddenly
“Pam” started doing it.
So because we’re friends with Adam, too, I think when he’s
writing he just sort of bleeds them together, because things
that we do he thinks might become funny for the character
and vice versa. Yes, I don’t know. But yes, I feel like I’m
more closely associated with “Krieger” on the show than
anybody else, so that’s good.
Amber: For your follow-up about favorite stuff from this
season, the elevator episode ended up being like one of the
Amber: To have everybody stuck together so that who they are
can really bubble to the surface in the most raw and weird
way it was just so fun to watch and so fun to do.
Lucky: Yes that is also my— I think it’s not only the best
episode of the season, but I think it might be one of the
best episodes of the entire show. Just for the very same
reason that it is absolutely the core of the show that’s
going on right in that episode, like it’s about these people
that have to work together, they really like each other, but
they hate each other the same time. They’re a big, huge
dysfunctional family. Plus “Milton,” who is absolutely
hands-down my new favorite character without question,
probably my favorite character for the past four seasons,
just absolutely I love that toast spot so much and he has
some golden nuggets in that episode.
Moderator: Next we’ll go to the line of Walter Witko with
Walter: For Amber, can you pitch me episode one of the “Pam
Amber: Oh my God. Ask Lucky his question while I think about
Lucky: Yes, you must think about it a lot, right. I mean I
know I’ve got already my Doctor Who thing all figured out.
Walter: Okay. While Amber’s thinking about that—
Lucky: Amber, do you ever think about it?
Amber: No, I’ve never thought about it.
Amber: Now I feel like maybe the way that it would start is
that “Pam” has some kind of an emotional breakdown and if
she were to leave the Archer crew she would to go like whole
up like in Wisconsin like on the farm far away from
everybody, and then come out of her little cabin that she’d
been living in. I would like to think she’d have a full
beard, but she probably doesn’t.
Lucky: And this is a live one.
Amber: I have to get my life back together, and then she
decides to start a private investigation company.
Lucky: Yes. That’s the best answer of all to mix it up with
the Doctor Who stuff.
Lucky: That was awesome.
Walter: Okay. Lucky, could Archer work as a live action
Lucky: Boy. Man that’s a tough one. Yes, but man you’d lose a
lot of the wow factor and trade it in for a lot of cheese
and corniness, because especially I mean every season the
animation just gets better and better, and this past season,
this current season that’s running, is just mind blowing,
right, the avalanche and just car chases, the whole San
Francisco car chase inspired by Bullitt. All of it is just
so gorgeous that with puppetry in order to pull that kind of
shit off it’s just going to have to be dopey right. You’re
never going to make it look as badass, so you’re going to
have to make it look as dumb as possible in order to make it
delightful for the audience.
So I think ultimately no. I think it would change the tone
of the show too much, which is not to say that a spy puppet
show wouldn’t be great.
Walter: I thought it would be great.
Lucky: I [audio disruption] think for Archer. I think because
it’s so awesomely action heavy and he’s such a badass it’s
going to be tough to show what a complete badass “Sterling
Archer” is in puppet form, because it will just come out
looking dopey. You know it’s going to be goofy more than
Walter: That makes sense.
Lucky: That’s my answer, but I am only the expert here. I
don’t know. I don’t know what I’m talking about.
Amber: Those were great questions. Thank you.
Lucky: That is a great question. Yes, I love that. I actually
never heard of before, which is amazing. Good work.
Moderator: We’ll now go to the line of Lucas Jones with Pop-Break.com.
Lucas: I have two questions. The first one is would you guys
be open to doing kind of another one-off season like Archer:
Vice, because I thought that was a pretty cool concept.
Amber: I would totally be into it. I think it just kind of
depends on like I think everybody was really excited for
season six to go back to what we’re used to, because season
five was such a crazy departure. But I loved season five; I
absolutely loved Archer: Vice, and I think it would be
supercool to do it again like maybe in season eight or
something like that. I think that if we did it in season
seven it would be too soon. But I love that idea, because I,
of course, want Archer to go on for 20 more years. So we
have plenty of time to have those one offs, because it kind
of resets everything that everybody recharged again.
Lucky: Yes, I am similar but different with Amber in that I
wish that we would do that every single season. I wish every
season this group of idiots had to go and figure out a whole
new life for themselves together because we just got shit
canned or screwed their way out of the last occupation that
they had. Because again, I think that’s the core of the show
is just these morons having to work together for a singular
cause and how much we f*ck that up along the way. If we were
suddenly like if we had to run Poovey Farms all next season
I think it would be amazing.
Lucas: And you said that Adam likes to put things in the
episodes and then never talk about them again, and one of
those things is “Krieger’s” plan for world domination.
Lucas: What do you think is the current state of his plan,
because you mentioned sometimes that he’s had to go back to
the drawing board.
Lucky: Sure. Sure. Things like that actually do live on, but
it’s more thanks to Amber and myself. Because Amber and I
write “Pam” and “Krieger’s” Twitter feeds, respectively, and
so we carry on little things that we really like from the
show and even create other little things that our character.
You know everything gets approved before it’s sent out, so
like “Krieger’s” quest for world domination is still very
much alive on Twitter.
Amber, you have anything for that?
Amber: No, no, I think that you’re totally right about that,
that while “Krieger” is trying to dominate the world one of
my favorite things that has come through me writing “Pam’s”
Twitter is that she has a job as a bouncer at a strip club
called Crammers, and so she just talks about her job at
Crammers every once in a while. It’s pretty funny.
Lucky: Yes. You occasionally dance there as well, I believe.
Amber: Say that again.
Lucky: I think you occasionally dance there as well.
Amber: Oh, yes. Yes [audio disruption].
Lucky: [Audio disruption] stripper. Yes, “Pam’s” in a
community theater group. Those people have great lives.
Lucas: All right. Thanks, guys.
Lucky: [Audio disruption] a lot down in the sewers.
Lucky: The end.
Moderator: We’ll go to Bruce Eisen with HereIsTV.
Bruce: So I’m wondering when you’re not busy working and
having fun and all that for each of you do you watch TV, and
if so what do you like to watch?
Lucky: Amber, you’re much more an avid regular television
watcher than I am.
Amber: Oh my God, I watch so much TV. I really, really love
television, and I kind of grew up on TV. I don’t actually
watch a lot of comedy; I think it’s because I’m in comedy
that it doesn’t feel like a break for me to watch comedy.
But I’m a huge fan of Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead
and I just totally binged House of Cards. I love Castle; I
think it’s such a fun, quirky show that I don’t think people
give enough credit to. I also am a huge fan, this is the
comedy, but again I said I usually don’t watch that much
comedy, but the newest comedy that I absolutely have fallen
in love with that is so amazing is [FX’s] Man Seeking Woman.
It’s so weird and awesome, and I hope that it goes on
forever and ever and people start watching it.
Lucky: I am a terrible television watcher. I don’t watch any
episodic television at all, save for the Venture Brothers
when it’s on. But in between season time for that is epic,
so I have no idea even when the next season is going to come
out. Other than that, I’m pretty much clued to Turner
Classic Movies all the time, so like old films are my jam.
Or history, too, I watch a lot of history channels and
science stuff. So I don’t really watch show shows, which is
terrible [audio disruption].
Amber: And eats soup and listens to the symphony.
Lucky: Yes, I do. I listen to the symphony and sharpen knives
and implements that I’ll never use.
Moderator: We’ll go next to the line of Erin Qualye with
Erin: I was wondering, you know the Archer crew has
undoubtedly been there, done that with a lot of crazy
schemes, but are there any story arcs that you’d like
“Krieger” and “Pam” just for next season?
Amber: I know that I would like for “Pam” to have a boyfriend
for like two or three seasons, just like an outsider, like
maybe she meets him [audio disruption]. I think it would be
really, really fun.
I also really want to see more of Poovey Farms, because we
didn’t actually get to see much of it or any Poovey Farms
when we went for “Edie’s” wedding. So anything that would be
back there I think would be super cool.
Lucky: Man, we should really suggest that [audio disruption]
getting us to take over Poovey Farms for a season.
Amber: [Audio disruption]. Yes.
Lucky: We’d get to see all of those idiots. Oh my God, it
would be so much fun.
Lucky: Boy, the only thing I ever wanted is for “Krieger” to,
for some reason, build a giant robot. That’s all I want at
this point. Or to time travel with “Pam,” but that’s a whole
Erin: I love the spinoff idea. That would be excellent. But
kind of as a follow-up, I know “Pam” has some crazy tattoos
on the show. Have fans ever come up to you and do they ever
have Archer tattoos?
Amber: Yes, actually. Nobody has the actual tattoo that Pam
has on her back. When that happens is when I’m just going to
die as soon as I see it, and who knows maybe it’s out there.
Lucky: They draw them a lot for Cons, but nobody’s ever done
Amber: Right. But there are several people that have, I
haven’t seen them in person, but a lot of people have
Tweeted pictures of a new tattoo that they just got in its
“Pam.” A lot of people have the classic “Pam” with the black
and blue outfit on; there are a couple people that have that
tattoo. And a couple people that have there was some fan art
that was done and the T-shirts became really popular, and
there was one of “Cheryl” and one of “Pam” and she’s like
it’s like very tattoo style art. She’s riding a dolphin and
it says, “Sploosh,” so some people have gotten that as a
tattoo. The first time I saw it I was like holy shit; I have
a character that people are getting tattoos of on their
Lucky: As far as I know, no one has ever dared get a
“Krieger” tattoo. I don’t know why.
Amber: Maybe someday. You have to put it out in the Twitter
universe. I bet you there’s someone out there.
Lucky: I’m sure somebody must have one.
Moderator: We’ll go to the line of Rodney Ho with the Atlanta
Rodney: Lucky, as our esteemed former talk show host of
Atlanta, as you were for many years, what would it be like
to have some of the characters of Archer in a talk show
format if you were the host? How would that play out?
Lucky: Like as guests?
Rodney: Yes guests. Yes.
Lucky: Let’s see. “Cyril” would be amazing; he would be an
amazing interview. “Ray” would be an amazing interview.
Rodney: “Archer,” how about “Archer,” how would he play? How
does “Sterling Archer” play?
Lucky: You know, man, he would just probably be really— He
would probably just try to pick fights right. He would just
be one of those difficult guests where it’s just like here I
just want to like come on, just play the game, thing will be
great. But yes, I think, unless I really just kissed his
ass, still you know I don’t know, I don’t think “Sterling
Archer” would be very good. I think he’s too into himself
where with a good interview it’s a lot of give-and-take
Rodney: Right. So “Pam” would actually be pretty good, right?
“Pam” would be a fun interview, I think.
Lucky: “Pam” would be fun unless somebody else would be on
the show and they would start acting up, and then she would
be one of the first to sort of deviate off into like come
on, this is getting out of control. She would be on the
out-of-control side if things started going that way.
Amber: That’s so true.
Lucky: I think “Cyril” and “Ray” would keep their shit
together, and so would “Lana,” “Lana” would keep her shit
together in an interview. She’d be a great interview.
Rodney: Well, I hope you bring it back again, [audio
Lucky: Speaking of interviews, I don’t know if you guys saw
H. Jon Benjamin on Conan the other night, but he was
Rodney: Yes that was awesome.
Lucky: He’s a great talk show guest and he should be on more
talk shows. He was great.
Rodney: Well, Lucky, bring it back again one day. I’m sure
Lucky: Oh, okay. Just for you, Rodney.
Rodney: Oh, you know how I’m addicted to your show. What can
I tell you?
Lucky: I know our biggest fan.
Moderator: We’ll go now to the line of Catrina Dennis with
Catrina: I have a “Pam” question and a “Krieger” question
separately, so go for “Pam” first. There is so much focus on
“Archer” and “Pam’s” friendship lately, at least in the past
two seasons. How do you feel about that relationship
developing and where do you see that going?
Amber: I think it’s really awesome. When I first heard that
“Pam” was going to have sex with “Archer” I got really
excited when that happened. Adam kind of gave me a heads up
that the script was coming, because we hadn’t seen the
script yet, and he’s like, “They’re going to have sex and
it’s going to be mind blowing.” I was like, “That’s so
cool.” And then them kind of buddying up in Archer: Vice is
super fun and then I absolutely loved him saying that “Pam”
was his best friend. It’s so ridiculous. I think it makes
sense; I think the two of them are equally as crazy and
flawed, but different enough that it’s like yes. I mean I
would totally be friends with “Pam.” I think that “Archer’s”
such a jackass and she doesn’t care, like it doesn’t bother
her. So I really love it, it made me feel super warm and
fuzzy when I found out that, you know because it’s “Archer,”
the show is called Archer, and so for “Pam” to be his best
friend is pretty sweet.
So I don’t know where it’s going. I hope that they do have
sex again one day, because I think it’s hilarious and he has
to have it again at some point. But hopefully they’ll get
into some more shenanigans. I like it when they’re in like
“Southbound and Down”, when they’re like the two agents that
are on a mission. It’s really fun, so I hope to see more of
Catrina: Oh yes, me, too. Absolutely. I’m a big “Pam” fan.
So, Lucky, “Krieger,” he is now online in a way with
algersoft.net and their game that they can play on that. So
I know you had mentioned not being on anybody’s tattoo, but
now you’re on the Internet. How do you feel about the kind
of the external media that “Krieger’s” starting to build,
especially like through the Twitter account that you manage
and through the algersoft online?
Lucky: Yes. You know algersoft was as big a surprise to me as
it was to any of the other like the populace. I knew that
they were working on the “Cheryl” game where she sets
“Malory’s” office on fire. I knew that was happening, but I
didn’t know it was wrapped in this. And I knew that that’s
where all the little codes that they’ve been hiding in the
episodes all year. I don’t know, are you aware of that? Now
the episodes they’ve been hiding, I don’t know, it’s just
numerical and alphabetical code plopped around it. It’s all
computer language that I kind of— It’s like some deep, deep
cut of an Easter egg, and it all led to this algersoft
thing. So when they started sending me like hey, you’re that
“Cheryl” game or whatever, and I would go to it and then see
it under this whole algersoft banner where I’m like oh,
“Krieger” is running a thing, this is awesome. So, yes, I
think it’s fantastic.
We’re really good friends, too, with the guys that did
Homestar Runner, because they’re a couple of Atlanta guys.
It reminded me very much of the Homestar universe where
there are these things, little branches of our core group on
Archer are starting to have these little things pop up. I
really hope it leads to other characters. I mean it makes
sense for “Krieger” to have this little software weird
thing, because he is the computer guy, but I would love to
see that take hold and like with “Pam” and all that kind of
I think it’s fantastic, man. It’s another thing that I think
is going to keep the show going for years and years, because
the more accessible you make it not just through a TV or
iPad screen the better.
Moderator: We’ll go to Suzanne Lanoue.
Suzanne: I was wondering, is there a particular reason they
had us talking to you today? I mean is there something
coming up with “Pam” and “Krieger” that you can talk about
in the next three episodes?
Amber: I don’t know. Is there, Lucky?
Lucky: No. I don’t know of any hidden reason.
Kristy: Because you guys are awesome. That’s why.
Suzanne: Oh that could be.
Lucky: Because we’re awesome.
Suzanne: Well, is there anything in general that you could
tell us about the next upcoming episodes that you’re allowed
Lucky: Oh, I don’t know what we’re ever allowed to say and
what we’re not allowed to say.
Amber: I know. I’m always so surprised when Matt and Adam are
on panels with us, because they spill the beans, and I’m
like, oh my God, you guys are telling them everything.
Lucky: Yes. When we were at New York Comic-Con people that
had been interviewing Adam were suddenly asking me about the
aliens and stuff like that, I’m like, Jesus you know about
that already. So I never know what we’re allowed to say and
what we’re not.
Amber: Well the last two episodes are going to be pretty
awesome. We know that.
Lucky: Yes. Carrie Brownstein is guest starring the last two
episodes from Portlandia.
Lucky: We had Fred [Armisen] last year in the season finale.
I think it was even three episodes at least, the whole San
Marcos arc. And now we have Carrie, which I’m such a huge
fan of that show and of Sleater Kinney and all that. That’s
such a great, great thing normally. And the episode is
written so wonderfully for her, the character is so
Oh, also you know so this is the guy that played “Billy
Batson” on the old Shazam!/Isis Hour from the ‘70s? I don’t
think it was a Croft show; I think it was somebody other
than Croft. But the superhero “Shazam” had a really weird
live action show on Saturday mornings in the ‘70s where
“Billy Batson” was a teenager and he drove around the
country with this weird old man in an RV, and they would
become a superhero. So the guy that played “Billy Batson” is
playing himself in these last two shows, so I think that’s—
His name’s Michael [Gray].
Suzanne: Wow. That’s out on DVD actually... that show.
Lucky: Is it?
Lucky: Yes, it’s the Shazam and Isis, the Shazam!/Isis Hour
was its name.
Moderator: We’ll go to the line of Anushika Ganingotta once
Anushika: Amber, so do you miss the season five coke crazed
“Pam” compared to like the regular, like do you miss playing
Amber: It was really fun. When I heard the idea that she was
going to get addicted to cocaine I was like Adam, we have to
make her skinny because all she’s eating is cocaine. Then I
went into the offices, I think I was picking something up,
and somebody was working on “Pam” on their computer, and
they were like oh my God, you have to see skinny “Pam,” and
I was blown away. She looks like a pinup girl, like her
boobs got bigger somehow and she got tiny. So that was
Lucky: [Audio disruption] in her boobs, which is always where
you lose weight first.
Amber: I know, right. So it was really fun to kind of see how
everybody reacted to that. A lot of fans didn’t like it;
they were like we don’t want to see “Pam” like that, that’s
not who she is.
Lucky: I hated it.
Amber: Yes, a lot of people hated it, so I was glad that it
Lucky: [Audio disruption] to skinny “Pam.”
Amber: Yes, I’m glad that it went back to regular “Pam,” but
it was a super fun thing to play and I got to do a lot. In
season five there were a lot of “Pam” heavy episodes; that
was super fun and she got into more trouble than she usually
does. So I really enjoyed it, but I’m glad we’re back to
good old regular “Pam.”
Lucky: I am, too, because I mean it was funny, it was really
funny, but by the end it really kind of started getting sad,
you know what I mean, when she [indiscernible]. It was
great, too, because she started looking sickly, she had dark
circles under her eyes and she kept getting paler, and it
was really taking its effect. It was like damn, “Pam” can’t
get her shit together, and she’s always, even no matter how
matter of control “Pam” gets, she’s always somehow in
Amber: Capable. Yes.
Lucky: Her team combing through the office a couple of weeks
ago is a perfect example, because she’s [audio disruption]
rampage and then they [indiscernible] that she’s probably in
rented rooms just [indiscernible], and then she, of course,
shows up there, but then it’s like oh no, they’re going to
look here first. So she’s totally in line with it.
Lucky: I was really sad that that “Pam” was going away,
because she was becoming a true addict and it sucked, so I
hate skinny “Pam.”
Amber: Yes. A lot of people did, but I loved her for a time.
Anushika: As a follow-up, Lucky, so did “Krieger” really
survived season five? Are we really dealing with “Krieger”
or with one of his clones?
Lucky: I am one of two people that know the answer to that
question, and I am not at liberty to say it until [audio
disruption] spill the beans. I don’t even know. That’s
another thing that it might just be going away. It’s like
the alien thing. It’s one of those things that I feel like
we’re just never going to talk about that ever again as time
goes on and it will just be you’re just going to deal with
whatever “Krieger” you’ve got. I mean it’s definitely not
wrapped up, as far as I can tell, by the end of this season
so who knows. Who knows?
Moderator: We’ll go to the line of Brittany Frederick with
Brittany: Well, guys, one of the things that killed me last
week was “Ray” has lost yet another limb, and I’m curious
what was your guys reaction when you read that and is there
any chance “Krieger” is just going to go ahead and give him
another hand, please?
Amber: I didn’t have any reaction to it when I read it,
because I was like oh yes, of course, that’s what happens to
“Ray” is he just gets constantly pulled apart and put back
together, and that’s just who he is on the show. And yes,
“Krieger” will take care of him, right.
Lucky: I would feel really, really bad for “Ray,” because
every time it happens I’m like oh, poor “Ray,” because I
love “Ray” so much.
Amber: I know, “Ray” is one of my favorites, too.
Lucky: In real life, if these characters were all real life,
“Ray” is probably the one I would love the most. He is just
a real and awesome, and all these horrible things keep
happening to him. But because it’s Adam’s character and it
also looks like me every time one of these horrible,
horrible thing happens to it I love it so much, because I
know Adam’s going to fix his own character and he could
destroy himself the most before he does that to anybody
else’s character. Also, I could see what I would look like
with blood spurting out of freshly ripped off arm stump. I’m
like, oh, that’s what I would like if I were blonde and that
Moderator: We’ll go to Walter Witko with BubbleBlubber.
Walter: Amber, which “Pam” was more fun to play, the chunky
Hulk “Pam” or the coke addicted, skinny “Pam”?
Amber: Well, and we just talked about it a little bit. I
think that they were both fun for their own reasons. For
example, when I was doing coke “Pam” and writing the Twitter
feed for “Pam” I had a lot less to rely on. Because one of
the things that “Pam” is so great about is, I’ll write
things like, “Got a bunch of leftover Easter candy? Put it
in the crockpot with half a pint of half-and-half and you’ve
got soup!” You know, just stuff like that which coke “Pam”
would never do. So it was a different character; it was like
getting to play a completely different character for a
season, which was super fun as an actor, because you kind of
had to figure out like you know you’re coming from it in a
different way when you’re delivering your lines. So I loved
them both, but good old regular “Pam” is where it’s at for
me, but I really did enjoy them both [audio disruption].
Walter: Lucky, would you like to see an Attack of the Clones
type of episode featuring an army of “Krieger” clones?
Lucky: Oh you bet I would. That’s all I want. It’s all I want
is a bunch of those evil clones to rise up. I think, yes, I
have a lot of— Yes, I do.
I would also love there to be the uber “Krieger,” which is
the original whatever they came out of that has like the
number one. You know what I mean, the very first clone model
or whatever. There has to be a “Krieger” prime somewhere out
there, and I want that guy to make an appearance somewhere.
Maybe as a big super villain. I don’t know.
Walter: That would be awesome.
Lucky: I know right. Why am I not writing this show?
Walter: I think this is a pretty good opportunity.
Lucky: Shit like this would happen that’s why, and everybody
would stop watching.
Moderator: We’ll go to Erin Qualye with Hidden Remote.
Erin: So basically you’ve been saying a little bit you don’t
really know how much you can reveal about the rest of season
six, but if you were kind of to give us a little cryptic
tease in eight words or less what might you say?
Amber: Oh boy. Oh God, I don’t even know. Lucky, you’re
usually better at this than I am.
Lucky: Yes. All right. This is giving it away but not giving
it away, but the gang goes on a fantastic voyage.
Erin: Oh okay.
Lucky: That’s [audio disruption].
Amber: That’s pretty good.
Lucky: That’s a good one. That’s a good one. That right
there, that’s a doozy.
Erin: It’s something. It’s [audio disruption].
Lucky: It’s a hidden doozy. You have to do some research.
Kristy: Well, unfortunately, that’s all the time we have for
today. Many thanks again to everyone for joining us,
especially Amber and Lucky. We greatly appreciate your time.
As a reminder, Archer airs Thursday nights at 10:00 p.m.
Eastern/Pacific only on FX.
You may now disconnect. Thanks, everyone.
Amber: Good-bye. Thanks, guys.
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