Archer (2009– )
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Tired of his colleagues constantly calling him a failure, Cyril agrees to help George Spelvin, a mysterious computer security expert, inject a virus into the ISIS mainframe so he can defeat the virus and be seen as a hero.


Adam Reed (uncredited)


Adam Reed (creator), Adam Reed

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Episode credited cast:
H. Jon Benjamin ... Sterling Archer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Judy Greer ... Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Amber Nash ... Pam Poovey (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Cyril Figgis (voice)
Adam Reed ... Ray Gillette (voice)
Peter Serafinowicz ... George Spelvin (voice)
Aisha Tyler ... Lana Kane (voice)
Jessica Walter ... Malory Archer (voice)
Lucky Yates ... Doctor Krieger (voice)


Archer cannot hear Lana over the sound of his deafening awesomeness; but, Cyril cannot perform under pressure and is rudely vanquished at darts. The Salad is not rendered unto Caesar and the gang is disgusted with Cyril. A despondent Cyril makes new acquaintances. The next day, the ISIS computer system has a worm...or a pirate. The mainframe thinks Russia is launching missiles at the U.S. Krieger is unable to fix the computer system, and the agent cover list is about to go public. Choices have consequences and Cyril is learns who his friends really are (sort of). Krieger catapults into bereavement and then, back into the dating game. The Emily Post of weapons knows the etiquette of asking for a katana. Will Cyril ever learn to shoot straight? Are the twins warming up to Archer? Hello, Kitty! meets Hunch, hunch! What, what? for the gang at ISIS. Written by LA-Lawyer

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3 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


When Cyril misses the darts shots, Archer says "Way to go, 'Chokely Carmichael'", a reference to Stokely Carmichael, a major civil rights activist. See more »


Dr. Krieger: I still have one bullet left. It's your choice Cyril.
Cyril Figgis: Archer, I thought he used all six how many are left?
Sterling Archer: I don't know who do I look like? Count... Bullets?
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References Planet of the Apes (1968) See more »


Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims
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Cyril to the Rescue
17 November 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

Cyril is continually dissed by his colleagues. No one trust him because every time the pressure is on, he fails. After one of these humiliating events, he is approached by a computer expert who talks him into putting a virus in the ISIS computer, causing great distress. It begins to spew out information about all the secret agents and download the stuff in the enemy database. He is promised by this guy that he will be able to go in and save the day, but this part seems to have been forgotten. All the regulars try everything they can to arrest the virus, but to no avail. Of course, he has been had. He finally confides in Archer. This leads to the usual insensitive disdain. Not a great episode but it fits in with the canon OK.

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