Archer (2009– )
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Archer goes to great lengths to cover up discrepancies in his ISIS expense account as he attempts to access the agency's mainframe computer. Cyril and Lana's Friday night dinner date is interrupted by work.

Director:

Adam Reed (uncredited)

Writers:

Adam Reed (creator), Adam Reed
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
H. Jon Benjamin ... Sterling Archer (voice)
Judy Greer ... Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Cyril Figgis (voice)
Aisha Tyler ... Lana Kane (voice)
Jessica Walter ... Malory Archer (voice)
George Coe ... Woodhouse (voice)
Shelly Desai ... Crenshaw (voice)
Amber Nash ... Pam Poovey (voice)
Peter Newman Peter Newman ... Maj. Nikolai Jackov (voice)
Keith Szarabajka ... Crenshaw (voice)
Maggie Wheeler ... Receptionist (voice)
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Storyline

Archer is tortured by Crenshaw, an ISIS agent who sounds German, Russian and American in rapid succession. Malory, the head of ISIS deems the performance of her agent son "unsatisfactory." In his terraced penthouse, drunken Archer "ping-pongs" a French stewardess, marvels at her dog, Abelard, and harasses his ancient British valet, Woodhouse. At ISIS, Archer is an HR nightmare who does not play well with office staff: Pam Poovey, portly head of HR, who dresses like Malory; Dr. Krieger, the mysterious "food rapist," and probable Nazi scientist; Carol (soon to be Cheryl) "Gimple," doe eyed, attractive, space cadet secretary to Malory; Lana Kane, huge green-eyed field agent (and angry ex-girlfriend of Archer); and Cyril Figgis, meek comptroller and Lana's new f-buddy. Discrepancies arise with Archer's operational account; he is determined to bury the evidence. Sterling Archer may not have the password to the ISIS mainframe, but he does have sturdy rappelling gear, tactalnecks...and a ... Written by LA-Lawyer

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 September 2009 (USA) See more »

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The scars on Archer's chest resemble those of Rambo's in First Blood (1982). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Krenshaw: [first lines]
Krenshaw: Sterling Archer. Code name Duchess. Known from Berlin to Bangkok as the world's most dangerous spy.
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Connections

References Brian's Song (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims
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Over the Top
14 October 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

My son talked me into watching this. In the Pilot we are introduced to this guy who is sexist, undependable, cheap, conniving, dishonest, etc., etc., etc. He is also the hero. He is dependent on his mother who runs the agency he works for. He has sexual relationships with everyone. The dialogue is filled with sexual references. The women are large breasted and either submissive or formidable. I guess Archer has overextended his expenses and is looking for ways to cover it up. Of course, in most cases, he would have been victimized, but we are shown that he indeed is a profligate, trying to blame other people and hack into the computer's mainframe in order to put the blame on the villain (who isn't all that much worse than he is). We know he is a villain because he is old and ugly. Anyway, this is so outrageous that I will watch a handful of episodes just to see where it goes.


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