International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) is a super spy agency where clever, blissfully non-PC banter, sex, pop-cultural references and temperaments fly amok. The titular hero is tall, dark, turquoise-eyed ISIS super secret agent, Sterling Archer: smooth-talking, chiseled and gorgeous on the outside with textbook, "Oedipus meets Freud" insecurities on the inside. A typical work week at ISIS shows Archer tortured by Crenshaw, an agent who sounds German, Russian and American in succession; the torture is soon revealed as a simulation. The head of ISIS, cocktail-swilling elitist, Ms. Malory Archer, deems the performance of her agent son, Archer, "unsatisfactory." At home, in a terraced penthouse apartment, a gleeful, drunken Archer "ping-pongs" a French stewardess, marvels at her dog, Abelard, and the next morning, harasses his ancient British valet, Woodhouse, for obeying Archer's orders. At work, he is an HR nightmare; Archer (seemingly) does not play well with office staff. ... Written by
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For a gag pilot contained in the season one DVD boxset Sterling Archer is played by hissing velociraptor with the explanation the pilot was never used because the actor was considered too old for the part. See more
At approximately the 19:29 run-time into this show, after Archer has grabbed Lana from behind with his arm around her neck while he points his firearm at her head, the scene shifts to a low camera shot of Malory and Kremensky. This is after Archer says, "Looks like we've got a Mexican standoff, Kremensky." The low shot shows from between Archer and Lana both standing side by side in the spots they occupied before Archer put Lana into a hold. Then the scene shifts back to a side view, and Archer is again standing behind Lana. See more
Sterling Archer. Code name Duchess. Known from Berlin to Bangkok as the world's most dangerous spy.
References Brian's Song
Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims See more