Pam Poovey is the ISIS HR director in the TV show Archer. She is incapable of keeping a secret and is generally considered undesirable by guys, but is secretly an amazing lover.  She can also hold her own in a fight.


Pam grew up on her family's dairy farm, Poovey Farms, where she helped raise Holstein cows and produce dairy products such as milk and cheese. For much of her childhood she was constantly teased and humiliated by her sister Edie such as when Edie gave a blowjob to a boy Pam liked or when she had calf's blood dumped on Pam during prom. Pam is an extremely tough person, probably because she grew up on a farm and paid for college by participating in an underground fighting ring where she may have killed several people. Pam has an opportunity to demonstrate her strength when a group of kidnappers try to force her into a van. Later, while they are beating her, she taunts them for being weak. She kills the last surviving kidnapper by snapping his neck and may have beaten Ms. Archer for starting her bid for Pam's release at a mere $5,000.

Pam also has a high tolerance for drugs and alcohol which she imbibes on frequent occasions. Upon her return from Jamaica in Season 2: A Going Concern, Pam is seen chain-smoking large joints throughout the episode and labeling as racists all those who refuse to partake. Her penchant for marijuana reoccurs when Malory asks her to send out a memo regarding an upcoming employee drug test in El Contador: Pam is getting high when Malory phones her, so Pam hides her exhale by coughing, and luckily for her, Malory thinks she's only beatboxing. As for alcohol, Pam seems to be the only one other than Malory who is able to drink head-to-head with Archer and possibly even surpassing him; in Crossing Over, Archer finally gets drunk enough to have sex with Pam. From mixed drinks like Shandies and Margaritas, to hard alcohol like Absinthe and Jägermeister, Pam truly possesses a wicked capacity for putting it

Employment at ISIS

Pam is generally not a good human resources director: she gossips around the office, drinks on the job, constantly tries to sleep with co-workers, exposes co-workers health issues in appalling videos on her website and keeps tons of dolls around for suspect-identification in an office gang-bang (with her fingers crossed). Despite being seen as unattractive by many of her co-workers, she has had sex with five members of ISIS. In "Dial M for Mother," she guilted Lana Kane into having sex with her on the condition that Lana be allowed to pretend Pam was Alex Karras. In "Swiss Miss," she was involved in a three-way with Conrad Schlotz and Malory Archer. Sterling Archer himself has declared Pam to be the best sex he's ever had. She has had sexual encounters with Cyril Figgis at least twice (once while he was unconscious).

In "A Going Concern", Pam mentions that she was deported from Jamaica, possibly for drug trafficking.

On her back, Pam has tattoos of 13 tally marks (most likely referring to the number of people she's killed fighting in college, or in reference to "12 jurors 1 judge" indicating time in prison) and an excerpt from the poem "The Destruction of Sennacherib" by Lord Byron: "For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast, And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed: And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill, And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"


Pam gew up near Green Bay, Wisconsin. Her father is still alive, possibly still residing at Poovey Farms. Pam made a model farm out of marzipan and graham crackers for his birthday in "Stage Two", although as he had diabetes, it was probably in poor taste. Her mother is dead, likely of Lou Gehrig's disease, mentioned in "Movie Star". In "Sea Tunt: Part II", Pam mentioned one sibling, a sister named Edie. Pam is an aunt to a child of Edie's; she mentions that Edie couldn't have the baby in the house and had to have it in the barn (Arrivals/Departures).


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