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(Uproxx)   Chronicling Sterling Archer's many, many injuries, ailments, and gunshot wounds. Tinnitus is going to get him in the end. Count on it   (uproxx.com) divider line 108
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2013-03-07 11:15:51 AM
Make no mistake, antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea will get him in the end

/phrasing
 
2013-03-07 11:25:06 AM
BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP
 
2013-03-07 11:29:07 AM
Brett Buckley holds the record man

/Brett, DON'T MOVE
 
2013-03-07 11:29:50 AM
He is in the danger zone?
 
2013-03-07 11:30:13 AM
I just watched what i think was last week's episode last night (they're in the mideastern desert, arhcer gets bit by a snake and hallucinates).  farking BRILLIANT writing, how they jumped into various scenes on last line of dialogue.  i know it has been done (Austin powers to name just one example) but it was way smarter and better executed.

i freaking LOVE archer.

/....he said, apparently unaware of how gay he sounded!
 
2013-03-07 11:32:48 AM
Sploosh!
 
2013-03-07 11:34:02 AM
"Snake Bite To The Taint" is my new band name.
 
2013-03-07 11:36:05 AM
Hey, I know you're upset, but if you ever mention my mother's loins or their frothiness to me again, I don't know what I'll do ... but it will be bad. Now, let's go bury this dead hooker.
 
2013-03-07 11:36:23 AM

rickythepenguin: how they jumped into various scenes on last line of dialogue


My only problem is that it's become quite the trope on the show. They've done that so often this season.

And no, the most recent one was the one where they had to go undercover on the set of "Bastard Chef". It was "meh".
 
2013-03-07 11:36:56 AM
MMMMUP
 
2013-03-07 11:39:18 AM
One word: Woodhouse.

We'll find Archer slumped over with a used needle in his arm and a mouth full of spider webs.
 
2013-03-07 11:39:25 AM
DAMMIT ARCHER!!
 
2013-03-07 11:39:52 AM
"For I am a sinner in the hands of an angry god. Bloody Mary full of vodka, blessed are you among cocktails. Pray for me now at the hour of my death, which I hope is soon. Amen."
 
2013-03-07 11:40:22 AM

rickythepenguin: I just watched what i think was last week's episode last night (they're in the mideastern desert, arhcer gets bit by a snake and hallucinates).  farking BRILLIANT writing, how they jumped into various scenes on last line of dialogue.  i know it has been done (Austin powers to name just one example) but it was way smarter and better executed.

i freaking LOVE archer.

/....he said, apparently unaware of how gay he sounded!


They do the finish the sentence thing in pretty much every episode (I want to say EVERY, but can't back it up). I know lots of people disagree but I think last weeks was one of the weakest episodes.

That being said, Archer is super awesome and all but chronicling every injury and sickness of a cartoon character seems like a total waste of time.

/unlike coming in and commenting on said waste of time on FARK.
 
2013-03-07 11:42:59 AM

t3knomanser: My only problem is that it's become quite the trope on the show. They've done that so often this season.

And no, the most recent one was the one where they had to go undercover on the set of "Bastard Chef". It was "meh".



huh.  i've seen them do some of the quick "finish the sentence" jumps but last night's ep (well, to  me, at least) was the first time i can recall them doing more or less a 5 minute segment like that.  ehh.  it's cool.

i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour.  what?  the animation is amazing and the framing of scenes cinematic.

/he said, sounding like a film school douchebag
 
2013-03-07 11:48:25 AM
"My panties are so wet you could drown a toddler in them."

I absolutely love this show.
 
2013-03-07 11:51:18 AM

rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour


I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.
 
2013-03-07 11:55:30 AM
I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.
 
2013-03-07 11:55:42 AM
Liver disease or nothing.
 
2013-03-07 11:57:40 AM

t3knomanser: The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it.


I dunno about that "owning it" part...

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Same Flash style, same voice actor.
 
2013-03-07 11:58:26 AM

t3knomanser: The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.


you sound like way more of a "student" of animation than i, so we'll disagree on the animation being crap.  but i do agree that they have a style of animation that is their own.

ultimately who cares.  i dig it, you dig it, those that don't can suck it.
 
2013-03-07 11:59:25 AM

NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.


They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.
 
2013-03-07 11:59:25 AM

therecksays: Liver disease or nothing.


Archer: If I stop drinking all at once, I'm afraid the cumulative hangover will kill me.

So he's screwed either way.
 
2013-03-07 12:05:56 PM
that show is perfect... perfect as the "Tactilneck"...
 
2013-03-07 12:10:38 PM
Temporary Blindness? Night vision goggles do not work that way. They magnify very low light to daylight levels, but they don't magnify daylight into blinding super light. I might ruin your night vision for a few minutes but that's about it.
 
2013-03-07 12:13:49 PM
They missed his ocelot wounds from that train episode.
 
2013-03-07 12:16:53 PM

Skarekrough: "Snake Bite To The Taint" is my new band name.


That should be on a shirt too!
 
2013-03-07 12:26:39 PM
In Japan this man would be a super star.
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2013-03-07 12:26:52 PM

amindtat: t3knomanser: The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it.

I dunno about that "owning it" part...



Same Flash style, same voice actor.


Just discovered Home Movies (they're all over youtube, btw). That show is awesome. Episode where McGurk blows out his pecs is a riot.
 
2013-03-07 12:34:39 PM

scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.


But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.
 
2013-03-07 12:36:23 PM

new_york_monty: scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.

But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.


To be fair, pretty much anything Kreiger does puts his trustworthiness in doubt.
 
2013-03-07 12:41:56 PM

scottydoesntknow: new_york_monty: scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.

But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.

To be fair, pretty much anything Kreiger does puts his trustworthiness in doubt.


Except the Rush homages on his van.
 
2013-03-07 12:42:36 PM

t3knomanser: rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour

I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.


I avoided archer for the first two season becuase the animation was so shiatty.

After I gave it a chance, everything else you mentioned more than made up for it.
 
2013-03-07 12:45:44 PM

scottydoesntknow: new_york_monty: scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.

But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.

To be fair, pretty much anything Kreiger does puts his trustworthiness in doubt.


And that's why I love him so much.

/He might literally be hard at work.
 
2013-03-07 12:55:27 PM

t3knomanser: I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.


Adam Reed, the main guy behind Archer, started his producing/directing with Sealab 2021, a parody of the 70s Hanna Barbera show Sealab 2020, and the early episodes were done so much on the cheap that for many scenes all they did was change the lips for new words.   The style has evolved quite a bit since then, but that's the origin for it.
 
2013-03-07 12:56:12 PM

t3knomanser: rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour

I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.


Where they make up for it, IMO, is the facial expressions. Those are very well drawn and convey a level of nuance not normally found in animation.

/Barry! You asshole!
//Had to add "asshole" to Swype just now
 
2013-03-07 01:01:52 PM

Flint Ironstag: Temporary Blindness? Night vision goggles do not work that way. They magnify very low light to daylight levels, but they don't magnify daylight into blinding super light. I might ruin your night vision for a few minutes but that's about it.


Depending on what time archer is set in, early NV goggles would most def. blind you before the tube burned out, there was no cutoff.
 
2013-03-07 01:04:40 PM
They left out that he was raped in college by his frat brother. if that's not an injury, I don't know what is.
 
2013-03-07 01:13:05 PM

DaStompa: Depending on what time archer is set in, early NV goggles would most def. blind you before the tube burned out, there was no cutoff.


Archer is quite obviously set between 1957 and 2025.
 
2013-03-07 01:15:00 PM

t3knomanser: Archer is quite obviously set between 1957 and 2025.


cell phones and payroll on computers bump it up to at least 1980s.  I do like that they're discrete about the date
 
2013-03-07 01:21:17 PM
Last week with Anthony Bourdain was awesome.


/ I could get a monkey to answer the phone!!
//What is this? Spain?
 
2013-03-07 01:24:39 PM

t3knomanser: rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour

I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.


how can one be so dense?
 
2013-03-07 01:30:09 PM

thecpt: cell phones and payroll on computers bump it up to at least 1980s.


Krieger's van artwork places it at 1981 or later.
 
2013-03-07 01:33:19 PM

liam76: t3knomanser: rickythepenguin: i still remember a thread pretty recently where someone said the animation was very -- what was the wrod -- some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour

I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

The animation, from a technical standpoint, is crap. Compared to something like classic Warner Brothers or Disney animation, the movement and fluidity of the characters, their expressiveness- it's crap. It's garbage. The person who was beating on the animation wasn't  wrong, but they were missing the point. "Archer" has built a style around highly detailed characters and backdrops, not around technically proficient animation. Doing more dynamic animation would distract from the show.

I avoided archer for the first two season becuase the animation was so shiatty.

After I gave it a chance, everything else you mentioned more than made up for it.


Did you avoid South Park for the same reasons? I'm actually interested.
 
2013-03-07 01:38:52 PM
Not much "shocks" me on TV, but when he said that one chick was "the Pele of anal" I literally did a spit take and had to rewind it to see if I heard it correctly.
/Love this show.
 
2013-03-07 01:41:00 PM

Ready-set: amindtat: t3knomanser: The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their  style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it.

I dunno about that "owning it" part...

Same Flash style, same voice actor.

Just discovered Home Movies (they're all over youtube, btw). That show is awesome. Episode where McGurk blows out his pecs is a riot.


You mean Big Rig and Jessie? That and the episode where McGuirk wanted to be a lifeguard are are my favorites so far. Still have about half of season 4 to watch yet though.
 
2013-03-07 01:45:20 PM

Ivo Shandor: thecpt: cell phones and payroll on computers bump it up to at least 1980s.

Krieger's van artwork places it at 1981 or later.


I think the point is the show is supposed to be anarchonistic.  The fashion sets it in the late 50's, the espionage targets set it during the cold war and they technology spans from the 60's thru modern day.

Its impossible to set the time period with any individual detail because it borrows freely from multiple time periods.  Its part of the charm.
 
2013-03-07 01:58:20 PM

UNC_Samurai: scottydoesntknow: new_york_monty: scottydoesntknow: NeoCortex42: I'm surprised they haven't brought Conway Stern back since "Diversity Hire".  For all the other recurring villains that received multiple episodes, they seemed to have forgotten about him completely.

Do you think we should sit out a few episodes, Barry, and give someone else a turn.
Yes I do, Other Barry.  Yes I do.

They did bring him back, although it was a very quick one. The episode where Gil gets his new legs shows Kreiger giving Conway a new forearm in a flashback, I guess to show that Kreiger at least knows what he's doing in turning people into cyborgs.

But it also calls into doubt  Kreiger's trustworthiness. After all, Conway only lost his hand after turning on Lana and Sterling in Miami. I think that scene was foreshadowing a return for him, either later this season or next season. Bout damned time.

To be fair, pretty much anything Kreiger does puts his trustworthiness in doubt.

Except the Rush homages on his van.


Has he mastered 'YYZ' yet?
 
2013-03-07 01:58:37 PM

ansuz07: Ivo Shandor: thecpt: cell phones and payroll on computers bump it up to at least 1980s.

Krieger's van artwork places it at 1981 or later.

I think the point is the show is supposed to be anarchonistic.  The fashion sets it in the late 50's, the espionage targets set it during the cold war and they technology spans from the 60's thru modern day.

Its impossible to set the time period with any individual detail because it borrows freely from multiple time periods.  Its part of the charm.


I concur. The '60s F1 cars they steal, the cellphones, the clunky computers with green CRTs, the space station, the bionics...

They seem to use tech based on style and fitting into the plot.

I also like the subtle, recurring elements. The vacuum with the paper face attached is a fav.
 
2013-03-07 02:00:45 PM

12349876: t3knomanser: I recall that thread too. The animation is very static, and movement tends to look stilted. It bears obvious earmarks of being animated in Flash. That said, they've made those elements part of their style. They own it, and structure their visuals around it. The blocking is closer to a sitcom than cinematic, but that's what the show is. It works, for that.

Adam Reed, the main guy behind Archer, started his producing/directing with Sealab 2021, a parody of the 70s Hanna Barbera show Sealab 2020, and the early episodes were done so much on the cheap that for many scenes all they did was change the lips for new words.   The style has evolved quite a bit since then, but that's the origin for it.


South Park is made on a very high end animation computer, but deliberately made to look like paper cut out and moved around. It's an artistic choice.

/I love the Archer style.
 
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