"Just hearing him read the stuff that I wrote, it was pretty great." The episode title is a reference to the television series The Man from U.
LARRY KING, HOST: A show business survivor still going strong. Our guest for the full hour tonight is Burt Reynolds.
Sterling Archer drinks at a bar where he unsuccessfully attempts to pick up a woman for sex. When Sterling threatens him, the man easily subdues him.
Sterling suddenly realizes that the man is his idol, Burt Reynolds.
Series creator Adam Reed opined: "I think the only person on the planet who's a bigger fan of Burt Reynolds than me is Sterling Archer. Jesse Carp of Cinema Blend wrote: "I should start by saying that this episode played particularly well for me because I’m a huge fan of 1970s American cinema—the good and the bad—so all of those references that Archer soon starts throwing at Reynolds, I'm catching and loving every second of it." "The Man from Jupiter" contains several scenes that are reminiscent to those in the action film Gator (1976).