Archer (2009– )
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The Double Deuce 

When members of Woodhouse's famed WWI Royal Flying Corps squadron start dying mysteriously, he naturally suspects foul play. As does Archer, who tries to help his loyal manservant track down the killer.





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Episode credited cast:
Sterling Archer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Woodhouse (voice)
Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Young Woodhouse / Thistleton (voice)
Pam Poovey (voice)
Cyril Figgis (voice)
Ray Gillette (voice)
Lana Kane (voice)
Zach Villa ...
Bishop (voice)
Malory Archer (voice)


Woodhouse tells Archer about his WWI escapades. His former superior and BFF Reggie, suggested a tontine (French AND illegal, even in a Napoleonic Code state.) Each man contributed £50 and, after years of compound interest, the literal "last man standing" would collect the lot. The 100+ year old Woodhouse was 1 of 3 remaining old soldiers still alive and eligible to receive nearly £1,000,000. "Dr. Who" money or not, Archer would still kill his old valet to collect. Back at ISIS, Pam sets up her own tontine, while encouraging Cheryl to slurp glue. Wee Seamus becomes the embodiment of "bouncing baby boy," when Archer rushes to save a friend. Can Woodhouse, figuratively, knock sense into Archer's head? How much can wee baby Seamus drink, literally, before designated adult sees he has a problem? Written by LA-Lawyer

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24 February 2011 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When Woodhouse has a flashback to WW1, his memory mirrors the experiences of Brad Pitt's character, Tristan Ludlow in the movie Legends of the Fall (1994), including killing German soldiers in a trench using a knife, taking scalps, and finally traveling the world. See more »


Malory Archer: Don't shoot! Please! I just killed a man and I think my water just broke, so, I could really, really use a drink.
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Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims
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Fifteen Yards for Tontine
17 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Woodhouse is one of my favorite characters. In this episode, he and Sterling are trying to deal with a baby in the house (the produce of Archer's indiscretions with the hooker). Anyway, as they feed him booze, Woodhouse produces a set of articles from newspapers. All the old World War One guys are dying. This wouldn't be unusual except they had made an agreement called a tontine, that they would each throw in some money, invest it, and the last one alive would realize the fruits of the game. We find out that Woodhouse was a hero, taking on a battery of Germans after they killed his leader, a man he was devoted to. So game on. One of the three left shows up. In telling the tale, we find out that in Tangiers, Woodhouse met Mallory, who was pregnant at the time and assisted in the birth of young Sterling. Of course, he became the complete ass he is because his mother deserted him, giving Woodhouse the task of raising the young boy and not bothering to see him for years. Since then, he has tended to the agents every whim. This is quite an entertaining look at the relationship.

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