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(Vulture)   Turns out, the characters on Archer are based on real people. And here are the models that inspired the likes of Lana, Cheryl, and Archer. Benoit   (vulture.com) divider line 151
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2013-02-06 08:44:39 PM  
Heh, they're all just head shots except Lana .
 
2013-02-06 08:46:50 PM  

nocturn: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]

Why would you ever need more than one voice?


Not fair. He's actually really good. There's a nerdist with him and billy west. Crazy funny.
 
2013-02-06 08:49:55 PM  

Polish Hussar: Shotgun Justice: I wonder who was the model for the fat guy. You know, the hobbit enthusiast.

I don't know, but I'm betting he has a Fark account


Not me, but it could be.
 
2013-02-06 08:55:28 PM  

nocturn: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]

Why would you ever need more than one voice?


I like imagining Wakka saying "Bite my shiny metal ass" when you fight machina in FFX
 
2013-02-06 09:00:20 PM  

doglover: nocturn: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]

Why would you ever need more than one voice?

Not fair. He's actually really good. There's a nerdist with him and billy west. Crazy funny.


While I can't deny that he's funny, it would be nice if he'd change up his voice between characters on occasion.

Also just started watching Archer tonight. Funny, but it seems like it was written by a Farker with ADD.
 
2013-02-06 09:02:01 PM  

Dwight_Yeast: Precision Boobery: H. Jon has some funny things to say about how people tell him that the show is ruined for them once they've seen his face.

Not at all, but his inability to do more than one voice has ruined Bob's Burgers and Home Movies for me.

I love having him show up as the necromancer's spirit guide on Venture Bros.  There's nothing like Archer saying, "I can lick my own balls!"


It's a conundrum.
 
2013-02-06 09:05:57 PM  
I could listen to Smalls read a phone book. It never gets old for me.
 
2013-02-06 09:21:44 PM  
i would bang the shiat outta cheryl.  the model, the voice actor and the cartoon.
 
2013-02-06 09:26:49 PM  
If they ever make a live action Archer then Alexis Denisof is the perfect actor.
 
2013-02-06 09:32:00 PM  

wraith95: Dwight_Yeast: Precision Boobery: H. Jon has some funny things to say about how people tell him that the show is ruined for them once they've seen his face.

Not at all, but his inability to do more than one voice has ruined Bob's Burgers and Home Movies for me.

I love having him show up as the necromancer's spirit guide on Venture Bros.  There's nothing like Archer saying, "I can lick my own balls!"

It's a conundrum.


images1.cliqueclack.com

Look at these breasts! You could bounce a penis off them!

/Starting again soon
 
2013-02-06 09:35:48 PM  
For the longest time, the Archer Wikipedia page said that all the characters were modeled after their voice actors. Anyone who knows what HJB looks like knows that it was very inaccurate.
 
2013-02-06 09:36:39 PM  
I could see why they would have a hard time using Aisha for the model for Lana. It is so hard to get pictures of her.

www.newsgab.com

It's not like she's a model or anything.

img406.imageshack.us
 
2013-02-06 09:38:59 PM  

RatMaster999: imgod2u: born_yesterday: Cheryl: yes.

Before or after choking her.

YES


THIS
 
2013-02-06 09:41:06 PM  
I wonder if Lana's model is wearing genuine Fiacci lingerie?
 
2013-02-06 09:43:50 PM  

rickycal78: doglover: nocturn: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]

Why would you ever need more than one voice?

Not fair. He's actually really good. There's a nerdist with him and billy west. Crazy funny.

While I can't deny that he's funny, it would be nice if he'd change up his voice between characters on occasion.

Also just started watching Archer tonight. Funny, but it seems like it was written by a Farker with ADD.


He does, though. Jake and Bender are close but different.

Also, his Joker is out of this world scary. Mark Hammil is the best Joker, but DiMaggio is a scary clown.
 
2013-02-06 09:44:26 PM  
I have to wonder if Archer will have much staying power. The characters got so extreme so quickly that it is hard to keep a story together. The only real "straight" characters are Lana and the gay guy.
 
2013-02-06 09:45:24 PM  

Uncle Pooky: For the longest time, the Archer Wikipedia page said that all the characters were modeled after their voice actors. Anyone who knows what HJB looks like knows that it was very inaccurate.


Hah! Indeed!
 
2013-02-06 09:53:42 PM  
yup, cheryl is tappable.  I'm allowed to have a cartoon crush damnit.

/kreigeresque move on my part
 
2013-02-06 09:55:37 PM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I tried to watch Bob's Burgers, but two things killed it for me:

One, the pilot episode was terrible.  Boring and not funny.

Two, H Jon Benjamin using the same EXACT voice for Bob as he does for Archer.

Reason number one is far more important, and I have read people raving about the show, so maybe one day I'll give it another chance.


I've tried to get into Bob's Burgers twice.  I can't because of the voice thing.  I've also come to the conclusion that in Archer the humor is different because there are characters who try.  Archer is always off task, but Lana, Cyril, and Ray tend to actually try.  Krieger also has his own agenda, but the man is damn good at what he does.  Whereas Bob is a loser, the wife is an annoying shrew, and the kids are farking retards.  As much as I want to find both shows funny, I just can't get into the Burgers one.
 
2013-02-06 10:05:59 PM  

ha-ha-guy: As much as I want to find both shows funny, I just can't get into the Burgers one.


You're not alone in that. I can't get into Bob's Burgers ether. Like Archer a lot though. The animation can be amazing at times.
 
2013-02-06 10:13:52 PM  
Archer is meant to be watched when high. It just isn't funny otherwise.

/yeah, I've said it
 
2013-02-06 10:18:10 PM  
The voice actress for Cheryl was Fatty McGoo/Ingrid Nelson on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
 
2013-02-06 10:22:20 PM  

The Bestest: JolobinSmokin: Is the voice of archer bob from burgers?

Too lazy to typ

Archer, Bob, Coach McGurk, Satan (Lucy, daughter of the Devil), The Master (Venture Bros), the store clerk from Family Guy, crapton of others


It reads like a list of "Best Cartoons that Aren't the Simpsons"

/yeah, yeah, Futurama and Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law would make that list too.
 
2013-02-06 10:23:15 PM  

GameSprocket: I have to wonder if Archer will have much staying power.


Phrasing...
 
2013-02-06 10:28:53 PM  

Mugato: Like Archer a lot though. The animation can be amazing at times.


mimg.ugo.com
 
2013-02-06 10:50:47 PM  

docbenspock: OK, what the fark is up with that site? I just can't get the slideshow to load. Maybe its Chrome?


I had to whitelist a few things to get it to work finally. NoScript.
 
2013-02-06 10:52:53 PM  

Fano: nocturn: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]

Why would you ever need more than one voice?

I like imagining Wakka saying "Bite my shiny metal ass" when you fight machina in FFX


We have issues watching Pound Puppies with our kid, since the dog is like slow and dippy Bender. LOL
 
2013-02-06 10:54:27 PM  
I just didn't connect Lucky Yates at all between this and Good Eats. Now I'm feeling REALLY stupid.
 
2013-02-06 10:56:40 PM  

The Bestest: JolobinSmokin: Is the voice of archer bob from burgers?

Too lazy to typ

Archer, Bob, Coach McGurk, Satan (Lucy, daughter of the Devil), The Master (Venture Bros), the store clerk from Family Guy, crapton of others


And Ben from the great Dr. Katz. Love that damn show. It made even Ray Romano funny.
 
2013-02-06 11:06:28 PM  

www.jonsummers.net


im watching "Play Misty For Me" right now.......hard to believe the voice of the evil biatch mom (whom i adore) is "her".


yeah, jessica walter was quite the dime in her day, "Arrested Development" fans.

 
2013-02-06 11:20:59 PM  

GameSprocket: I could see why they would have a hard time using Aisha for the model for Lana. It is so hard to get pictures of her.

[www.newsgab.com image 400x480]

It's not like she's a model or anything.

[img406.imageshack.us image 400x500]


Sploosh.
 
2013-02-06 11:35:23 PM  

Fallout Boy: Archer is meant to be watched when high. It just isn't funny otherwise.

/yeah, I've said it


Strange how a show that isn't funny is so popular and going into it's fourth season.

/I'm still laughing over Lana's expression at the end of The Wind Cries Mary.
 
2013-02-06 11:43:19 PM  
Say, Barry, are you a little pissed off the left us out?

Well, Other Barry, let's just say I'm not turning cartwheels here.
 
2013-02-06 11:50:30 PM  

Fallout Boy: Archer is meant to be watched when high. It just isn't funny otherwise.

/yeah, I've said it


Well I don't get high and I think it is funny, especially the Burt Reynolds episode.

You are probably the type of person that always says something would be better if they were high, no matter what it is.
 
2013-02-06 11:50:45 PM  

nocturn: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]

Why would you ever need more than one voice?


upload.wikimedia.org

Also one voice
 
2013-02-06 11:50:57 PM  

Skyfrog: Strange how a show that isn't funny is so popular and going into it's fourth season.


I think the show is hilarious but that's not the best argument. The King of Queens was on for 9 years.
 
2013-02-06 11:55:57 PM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: I can't NOT laugh at how cranky the Mallory model appears to be.

I know that Mallory is voiced by Arrested Development's Jessica Walter, but the character reminds me (physically, anyways) of Susan Sullivan, the actress who plays Rick Castle's mom on Castle.


Funny, I've always gotten those two actresses mixed up. Along with the woman who plays Sheldon's mom on BBT.
 
2013-02-07 12:03:30 AM  

ha-ha-guy: Whereas Bob is a loser, the wife is an annoying shrew, and the kids are farking retards.


Wow. If you don't think the kids are funny then I can understand why you don't like it. They're the best part, imo.

Gene, hide my legs!

ON IT!
 
2013-02-07 12:09:08 AM  

imgod2u: born_yesterday: Cheryl: yes.

Before or after choking her.


Well that rather depends on how she responds to my proposition doesn't it?
 
2013-02-07 12:25:17 AM  

bhcompy: nocturn: [encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com image 259x194]

Why would you ever need more than one voice?

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x278]

Also one voice


And this:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-02-07 12:50:59 AM  

fusillade762: Funny, I've always gotten those two actresses mixed up.


Heh, same here!

Still, I don't get Gary Busey and Nick Nolte confused, so I give myself points for that.


Mugato: The King of Queens was on for 9 years.


Bloody hell, that's a whole lot of episodes squeezed out of so few jokes.
 
2013-02-07 12:51:04 AM  

Fallout Boy: Archer is meant to be watched when high. It just isn't funny otherwise.

/yeah, I've said it


If you can watch the episode "Lo Scandalo" without laughing at Krieger and his "dissemination" skills, you are dead inside.
 
2013-02-07 12:57:10 AM  

max_pooper: Ray's model was on Good Eats, he played the dungeon master.


Among many other parts:

Mailman Mel is played by Lucky Yates who has also played other such memorable characters as Dungeon Master, The Grim Reaper, a butcher, a fish monger, an infomercial host, a popcorn vendor, and has worked with the crew as a a puppet maker and puppeteer.
 
2013-02-07 01:01:57 AM  

wingnut396: AdolfOliverPanties: I tried to watch Bob's Burgers, but two things killed it for me:

One, the pilot episode was terrible.  Boring and not funny.

Two, H Jon Benjamin using the same EXACT voice for Bob as he does for Archer.

Reason number one is far more important, and I have read people raving about the show, so maybe one day I'll give it another chance.

Fark helped me with that.

I approach it as either one of two ways.

1.  Bob is Archer, after he has washed up and ran through all of Mallory's money.  This is all he has left, and its payback time.

2. Archer is Bob's fantasy alter-ego.  He imagines himself on these missions while he is flipping burgers to distract himself from his insane kids.  So he has insane coworkers.


Sorry. I'm usually with Fark on a lot of entertainment things. I just CANNOT get in to Bob's Burgers for some reason. I can't figure out why. All I know is that it frightens me on many levels that my wife and the Fark collective actually agree on something. I'm not trying to be edgy or cool by not liking it. I just don't laugh at it and it bugs me feeling like I'm missing something goddamnit. Archer rules though, hands down!
 
2013-02-07 01:06:26 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: Two, H Jon Benjamin using the same EXACT voice for Bob as he does for Archer.


The voices sound exactly alike at first, but there are many subtle changes that make them sound very much like two different people once you've seen both shows over and over.
 
2013-02-07 01:10:09 AM  

Mugato: ha-ha-guy: As much as I want to find both shows funny, I just can't get into the Burgers one.

You're not alone in that. I can't get into Bob's Burgers ether. Like Archer a lot though. The animation can be amazing at times.


We should start a support group. I'm on the same boat. I just don't find it funny for some reason. My wife watches and laughs out loud and I look like the tool sitting there quiet. Just like when her and her family watched Dane Cook stand-up.
 
2013-02-07 01:12:30 AM  
H. Jon Benjamin does 2 voices y'all.
intensities.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-07 01:12:32 AM  
DANGAH ZONE!
 
2013-02-07 01:16:31 AM  

MurphyMurphy: DANGAH ZONE!


Also yes.
 
2013-02-07 01:36:57 AM  

Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Mugato: The King of Queens was on for 9 years.

Bloody hell, that's a whole lot of episodes squeezed out of so few jokes.


"According to Jim" lasted 8 seasons, somehow.
 
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