Caught the first episode of this and really enjoyed it.
Its a like a weird animated "Our man Flint" - the hero is some kind of secret agent, his mother (who he hates) is his boss and there's a bevy of attractive women queueing up to shag/kill him.
Laughed out loud at the scene where
Archer gets an erection when his mother is being held at gunpoint
Hopefully this will be given a chance by the networks as it could be really good.
If you like Archer then check out all the Adult Swim programs, Frisky Dingo is by the same guy, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Sealab 2021, Harvey Birdman, Spaceghost Coast 2 Coast and lots of others. I'm surprised this is on FX rather than AS.
Seriously, this is well worth a viewing when it turns up on FX. There are trailers all over.
Its from the guy that did Sealab and Frisky Dingo but this one is just pure class. I must have watched it ten times already.
About a secret agent with issues.
Adam Reed had a lot to say about making the show for FX, originally it was going to be very 'Adult Swim' but FX insisted that jokes should come from character and not random weirdness. Reed had to step up his game because he never had to write like that before, quite interesting.
Its called the BAG-L325!
It's quality. You can well imagine it hangin about with R2-D2. And when the fan is switched on it looks like it's scanning for life-forms like R2-D2 does on the ice world of Hoth when Luke Skywalker goes missing. Quality in moton. The other day it disappeared. I said, "where's the bag-l gone? have the jawas come to pick it up in the sandcrawler?" to which one of the girls in the office replied, "No, Les the porter!" —Captainchode
Never seen this show, need to check it out. Sounds very funny.
The person who makes it and some of the voice people were on the adam corolla podcast the other day..
Comedian/actress Aisha Tyler and comedian/actor Chris Parnell sit in for Adam today and talk to Archer creator Adam Reed on the phone. They talk about their show Archer on FX, life on Saturday Night Live and the genius of “that’s what she said”.
I tried to watch this a while ago, and couldn't even get through the first 10 minutes before having to switch it off. I thought it was terrible. Then, last weekend, I decided (out of sheer boredom) to give it another try. I don't know why, but something just clicked this time. I haven't laughed so much in ages and watched all the episodes over the course of 1 day.
On a related note if you like H.Jon Benjamin (Archer) can I recommend Bob's Burgers, which started this month on Fox. Its from the makers of Home Movies (another HJB classic series). I've just seen ep 1 and its very funny indeed. For all you Kristen Schaal lovers out there, shes in it too.... vocally at least.
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