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Archer

An animated TV show premiering on FX about a secret agent

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Archer just replaced Jack Bauer as my favorite super spy!

  • Mar 23, 2010
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Two days ago, I came across "Archer" on Hulu -- an animated cartoon about a semi-dysfunctional spy agency called ISIS.  Two days later, I've already burned through all ten episodes of season 1 and I can't wait for the new season to start.

"Archer" isn't for everyone -- the humor can be offensive, sexist, and completely random -- but if you can set your "Politically Correct" hat aside for a bit, there are some great jokes in the show.  The show seems like a natural spin-off from Venture Bros both in humor and style.

The voice acting cast includes H. Jon Benjamin and Aisha Tyler as the two main spies at the agency as well as two favorites from Arrested Development including Judy Greer and Jessica Walter.  The actors do a great job in their deadpan delivery of the lines and the comedic timing is perfect.  Like most good shows, the more you watch, the better it gets as you start to get a feeling for each of the characters.

Here's a few of my favorite quotes, but they're even better in their full context:
  • She's not a call girl, she's a hooker.  When they're dead, they're called hookers.  Dead hookers.
  • All I've had to eat today is like six gummy bears and some scotch
  • Sure, you walked into Discount Lingerie and asked them for something to showcase your intellect
  • Karate?! The Dane Cook of Martial Arts?!
These quotes don't do this show justice... Seriously... it's awesome!

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March 23, 2010
Just watched the commercial that you added. FX? I expected this stuff to be on Adult Swim! Between your quotes and that, I think I have a new show to be addicted to. Thanks a lot, Andrew ;P
 
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Quick Tip by . November 02, 2012
Chauvinistic, boozing,and dim super secret agent must contend with his mother who is also his boss, his ex girlfriend who is also a fellow agent and his stupid co-workers while saving the world. Archer makes James Bond look tame by comparison and while the writing isn't superb, some of the jokes and clever jokes coupled with unique art shifts and style make it terrific.
Quick Tip by . March 22, 2010
Archer is like a dysfunctional love child between James Bond and The Office. Definitely worth checking out.
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