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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...

img250.imageshack.us

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.
img836.imageshack.us
 
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.
 
2013-03-07 02:03:07 PM
I thought the HPV would get him in the end.
 
2013-03-07 02:04:29 PM

AngryPanda: 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.


If I hadn't seen "spirit of christmas" prior to it coming out, I probably would have.

I don't really watch commercials, so I would only catch glimpses while fast forwarding.  I dont read TV reviews, so until I had a few friends swear by it I had no interest.
 
2013-03-07 02:11:24 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Has he mastered 'YYZ' yet?


It's pronounced "YY-Zed!" And no, Neil Pert stands alone.
 
2013-03-07 02:11:30 PM

red5ish: In Japan this man would be a super star.
[img836.imageshack.us image 450x318]


In Japan people would be mobbing Steve Blum like he was Rudolph Valentino.
 
2013-03-07 02:12:45 PM

Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: 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?


First of all, it's YY-zed. And second of all, no he can't get it, it's impossible.
 
2013-03-07 02:14:48 PM
rustypouch: 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.

Agreed - An episode from a few weeks ago "Midnight Ron" showed Ron as a young man in the 1920's, which would put the current day in the 1960's.  Yet a few seasons ago, Archer's ringtone on his cell was "Who Let the Dogs Out."

The "present day" is supposed to be fluid.
 
2013-03-07 02:16:45 PM

MightyPez: Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo: Has he mastered 'YYZ' yet?

It's pronounced "YY-Zed!" And no, Neil Pert stands alone.


Upupupupup - A penis can only get so erect!
 
2013-03-07 02:16:49 PM
I'm so excited for the episode on 21st cause what's better than booze and Archer on your birthday?
 
2013-03-07 02:19:34 PM

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!


I love the "What MOVIE IS THIS ANYWAY!" line

/What movie WAS it anyway?
 
2013-03-07 02:22:47 PM

A Terrible Human: I'm so excited for the episode on 21st cause what's better than booze and Archer on your birthday?


Haha, mine's the 14th!
 
2013-03-07 02:26:41 PM

A Terrible Human: I'm so excited for the episode on 21st cause what's better than booze and Archer on your birthday?


thecpt: A Terrible Human: I'm so excited for the episode on 21st cause what's better than booze and Archer on your birthday?

Haha, mine's the 14th!


Happy Birthday!

cdn.uproxx.com
 
2013-03-07 02:29:04 PM
What about the broken glass he's eaten/drank?

// not counting the broken glass/sand he made Woodhouse eat
// I don't know if they grade it, but...coarse
 
2013-03-07 02:30:08 PM
I need to change my birthday from October to during Archer season so that Archer can fall on my birthday.  Is there some form I can fill out to officially change my birthday?  Like at the DMV or postoffice or something?
 
2013-03-07 02:34:26 PM

RoyHobbs22: I thought the HPV would get him in the end.


isnt that what got Farrah Fawccet, in the end
 
2013-03-07 02:36:12 PM

thecpt: Haha, mine's the 14th!


Awesome!
 
2013-03-07 02:36:56 PM

Why Would I Read the Article: I need to change my birthday from October to during Archer season so that Archer can fall on my birthday.  Is there some form I can fill out to officially change my birthday?  Like at the DMV or postoffice or something?


you have to crawl back inside, wait a little, then come back out if you want to change it.

/march birthday is best birthday
 
2013-03-07 02:41:04 PM

ansuz07: rustypouch: 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.

Agreed - An episode from a few weeks ago "Midnight Ron" showed Ron as a young man in the 1920's, which would put the current day in the 1960's.  Yet a few seasons ago, Archer's ringtone on his cell was "Who Let the Dogs Out."

The "present day" is supposed to be fluid.


Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.
 
2013-03-07 02:41:04 PM

thecpt: /march birthday is best birthday


Hahah mine even falls on a Pagan holiday too.
/Ostara
 
2013-03-07 02:42:48 PM

A Terrible Human: thecpt: /march birthday is best birthday

Hahah mine even falls on a Pagan holiday too.
/Ostara


Albert Einstein's birthday, Pie day (i ask for a birthday pie and not cake), and best of all STEAK AND A BEEJAY DAY
 
2013-03-07 02:45:10 PM

thecpt: A Terrible Human: thecpt: /march birthday is best birthday

Hahah mine even falls on a Pagan holiday too.
/Ostara

Albert Einstein's birthday, Pie day (i ask for a birthday pie and not cake), and best of all STEAK AND A BEEJAY DAY


That's really neat,I'll have to remember to have a pie the 14th to celebrate.
 
2013-03-07 02:47:18 PM
That's how you get ants!
 
2013-03-07 02:47:28 PM
ongbok:
Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.

Yes and no.

While that is true, there are multiple details that show it set earlier - Kreiger is one of the "Boys from Brazil" and Malory was said to be an aspiring actress during WWII, both of which imply that the show is set in the 80's (assuming Kreiger is 40ish and Malory was in her 20's during the 1940's).  Then there is the scene where Ron Cadillac is a young man in the 20's, which implies the show is set in the 60's or 70's.

The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.
 
2013-03-07 02:50:05 PM

ansuz07: ongbok:
Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.

Yes and no.

While that is true, there are multiple details that show it set earlier - Kreiger is one of the "Boys from Brazil" and Malory was said to be an aspiring actress during WWII, both of which imply that the show is set in the 80's (assuming Kreiger is 40ish and Malory was in her 20's during the 1940's).  Then there is the scene where Ron Cadillac is a young man in the 20's, which implies the show is set in the 60's or 70's.

The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.


True that.

To tell you the truth I never really paid any attention to when it was set until it was mentioned in this thread. The only reason why I thought of the Smokey and the Bandit reference is that the Burt Reynolds episode is the funniest episode to me.
 
2013-03-07 02:54:51 PM

ongbok: ansuz07: ongbok:
Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.

Yes and no.

While that is true, there are multiple details that show it set earlier - Kreiger is one of the "Boys from Brazil" and Malory was said to be an aspiring actress during WWII, both of which imply that the show is set in the 80's (assuming Kreiger is 40ish and Malory was in her 20's during the 1940's).  Then there is the scene where Ron Cadillac is a young man in the 20's, which implies the show is set in the 60's or 70's.

The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.

True that.

To tell you the truth I never really paid any attention to when it was set until it was mentioned in this thread. The only reason why I thought of the Smokey and the Bandit reference is that the Burt Reynolds episode is the funniest episode to me.


Yeah - "The Man from Jupiter" was a great episode.  I loved that they made Burt such a badass.

That's one of the things I love about the show - they play around with the technology, culture and time period to make the episode work.  It makes for a very anachronistic show, which adds to the comedy.

/Can you put my Pimm's cup in a Pimp cup?
 
2013-03-07 02:59:46 PM
They missed his dick stitches.
 
2013-03-07 03:14:09 PM

ansuz07: ongbok: ansuz07: ongbok:
Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.

Yes and no.

While that is true, there are multiple details that show it set earlier - Kreiger is one of the "Boys from Brazil" and Malory was said to be an aspiring actress during WWII, both of which imply that the show is set in the 80's (assuming Kreiger is 40ish and Malory was in her 20's during the 1940's).  Then there is the scene where Ron Cadillac is a young man in the 20's, which implies the show is set in the 60's or 70's.

The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.

True that.

To tell you the truth I never really paid any attention to when it was set until it was mentioned in this thread. The only reason why I thought of the Smokey and the Bandit reference is that the Burt Reynolds episode is the funniest episode to me.

Yeah - "The Man from Jupiter" was a great episode.  I loved that they made Burt such a badass.

That's one of the things I love about the show - they play around with the technology, culture and time period to make the episode work.  It makes for a very anachronistic show, which adds to the comedy.

/Can you put my Pimm's cup in a Pimp cup?


I completely lost it when Burt Reynolds sees Krieger's "fiance" and says "Is that a ghost?"
 
2013-03-07 03:15:00 PM

Lady Indica: They missed his dick stitches.


Ooooh good one!
 
2013-03-07 03:15:18 PM

ansuz07: The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.


They actually lampshade this:

Archer: Well, unless it was the creepy-old-people-bondage-sex police, why would anyone break in here and shoot him?! No answer? Okay, let's ask him.  [Pulls off mask]
Lana: Holy shiat!
Malory: Because he's Savio Mascalzone.
Archer: Uh...
Lana: Oh, for- The prime minister of Italy!
Archer: The what?! Wait, doesn't Italy use a king?
Lana: No, they don't "use a king!"
Malory: What year do you think this is?!
Archer: I... yeah, exactly. Good question.
 
2013-03-07 03:18:25 PM

rickythepenguin: some guy said the animation was second rate or bush league or amateur hour


You know what I would have told him?

"Shut your dick holster!"
 
2013-03-07 03:19:07 PM

ansuz07: ongbok: ansuz07: ongbok:
Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.

Yes and no.

While that is true, there are multiple details that show it set earlier - Kreiger is one of the "Boys from Brazil" and Malory was said to be an aspiring actress during WWII, both of which imply that the show is set in the 80's (assuming Kreiger is 40ish and Malory was in her 20's during the 1940's).  Then there is the scene where Ron Cadillac is a young man in the 20's, which implies the show is set in the 60's or 70's.

The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.

True that.

To tell you the truth I never really paid any attention to when it was set until it was mentioned in this thread. The only reason why I thought of the Smokey and the Bandit reference is that the Burt Reynolds episode is the funniest episode to me.

Yeah - "The Man from Jupiter" was a great episode.  I loved that they made Burt such a badass.

That's one of the things I love about the show - they play around with the technology, culture and time period to make the episode work.  It makes for a very anachronistic show, which adds to the comedy.

/Can you put my Pimm's cup in a Pimp cup?


God yeah, it's very intentional.

Archer: Wait doesn't Italy use a king?


Lana : No, they don't use a king.


Mallory: What year do you think this is?


Archer: I, er, yeah exactly; good question.
 
2013-03-07 03:22:31 PM

new_york_monty: 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.


Also, yes.
 
2013-03-07 03:44:40 PM

Flint Ironstag: 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 the original technique of using paper cut outs and moving them around. It's an artistic choice.

/I love the Archer style.



Fixed and bolded
 
2013-03-07 03:53:32 PM

ansuz07: ongbok: ansuz07: ongbok:
Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.

Yes and no.

While that is true, there are multiple details that show it set earlier - Kreiger is one of the "Boys from Brazil" and Malory was said to be an aspiring actress during WWII, both of which imply that the show is set in the 80's (assuming Kreiger is 40ish and Malory was in her 20's during the 1940's).  Then there is the scene where Ron Cadillac is a young man in the 20's, which implies the show is set in the 60's or 70's.

The show's time period is fluid - it is set in whichever year is convenient for the story that week.

True that.

To tell you the truth I never really paid any attention to when it was set until it was mentioned in this thread. The only reason why I thought of the Smokey and the Bandit reference is that the Burt Reynolds episode is the funniest episode to me.

Yeah - "The Man from Jupiter" was a great episode.  I loved that they made Burt such a badass.

That's one of the things I love about the show - they play around with the technology, culture and time period to make the episode work.  It makes for a very anachronistic show, which adds to the comedy.

/Can you put my Pimm's cup in a Pimp cup?


Bonus points if you know why the episode is called "The Man from Jupiter".
 
2013-03-07 03:57:46 PM
fatalvenom:

Bonus points if you know why the episode is called "The Man from Jupiter".

I always assumed it was a combination of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and the fact that the Burt Reynolds museum is in Jupiter, FL.
 
2013-03-07 05:21:37 PM

Cerebral Knievel: RoyHobbs22: I thought the HPV would get him in the end.

isnt that what got Farrah Fawccet, in the end



wwwcdn.channel5.com
"I thought it got her in the cooch?"
 
2013-03-07 05:33:46 PM
"Why was he dressed up as a tiny Hitler?"
 
2013-03-07 05:34:31 PM
and *Bang!* "Gmawp. GMAAWP. Oh my god, my ears! GmmmmAWP."
 
2013-03-07 05:44:56 PM
My favorite quote of the entire series:

Cheryl: I'm sorry Krieger, but it's over. So here's all your Creedence Clearwater albums back.
Krieger: And now, a sad moon is on the rise.
 
2013-03-07 06:13:31 PM

ongbok: ansuz07: rustypouch: 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.

Agreed - An episode from a few weeks ago "Midnight Ron" showed Ron as a young man in the 1920's, which would put the current day in the 1960's.  Yet a few seasons ago, Archer's ringtone on his cell was "Who Let the Dogs Out."

The "present day" is supposed to be fluid.

Archer's favorite actor is Burt Reynolds and they should him acting out Smokey and the Bandit in a flashback to his childhood. So it has to be set in modern times considering Archer's age.


Also "You mean the Dane Cook of martial arts?" I don't think anyone knew who Dane Cook was before 1998.

Here's a link breaking it down.
 
2013-03-07 06:15:31 PM

t3knomanser: 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".


I think plenty of Farkers were probably just happy to see Anthony Bourdain get dumped out of a helicopter.
 
2013-03-07 06:18:45 PM

Burr: They actually lampshade this:


It's like the running gag on the Simpsons about what state Springfield is in.
 
2013-03-07 07:48:11 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-03-07 08:04:59 PM

As a kid who grew up with the shoddy minimal animation of Saturday morning TV shows, I don't care much about "good animation" although I like it when I see it.

Remember when SGCTC did the live animation version of an episode? Well, they actually did that on children's TV shows when I was a child. Also animation that makes the crappy repeating backgrounds of The Flintstones and the static mouth-only animation of Hanna-Barbera look like Oscar winning stuff. Rocket Robin Hood--worse than Spiderman--if you can watch that crap, you can watch anything. I hated that show as a child and I got very tired of Spiderman very fast. Now it is kitchy and nostaligic, but I got my fill of it in the 1970s.

Archer has a great look and the animation feeds the retro feel of the show. With the photo-like backgrounds, I don't think smoother animation would work--it would look contrived rather than realistic, like those cheap animated movies with filmed backgrounds except for a few characters.

This is often high kitsch allusions and parody of old and new spy movies and workplace sitcoms. I think the animation works. Everything should look sort of "modern" in a 1950s Swedish veneer or 1970s mod kind of way. The animation is also intentionally dated, I think.

Besides, I love Jon Benjamin's voice. I loved him as Ben Katz, as McCurk and in everything else he has done. The only voice I might love more is Futurama's Bender. I just love that gravelly Brooklyn voice that sounds like it has smoked too many ciggies and drunk too much Scotch. Even the Jewish grandmother version is loveably cynical and worldly wise, or at least street smart.

Show runs on joke, plot and great and diverse characters, well-acted by a delightful cast.

I liked last week's restaurant show. They sneeked in a call-back to Archer's restaurant experience on Bob's Burgers and the put-downs by the guest chef and Archer were funny, as was the reveal of Mallory's scheming. To paraphrase Marcel Proust, Voilà, une autre des siennes!


One of the models for the Duchess of Guermantes (apparently Sigourney Weaver):

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-07 10:31:27 PM
Archer:  I've got a .50 caliber rifle.  I can kill a building!

/or a close approximation to that, off for a refill
 
2013-03-07 10:44:47 PM

mrmyxolodian: 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.


My rewind moment was the family feude screen when he said "show me cock flavored spit"
 
2013-03-07 11:46:36 PM

tom baker's scarf: My rewind moment was the family feude screen when he said "show me cock flavored spit"


That is definitely one of the all-time great lines.

This, however, might be my all-time favorite moment:
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-08 12:19:09 AM

Fish in a Barrel: tom baker's scarf: My rewind moment was the family feude screen when he said "show me cock flavored spit"

That is definitely one of the all-time great lines.

This, however, might be my all-time favorite moment:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x225]


I don't know, tonight's milking scene nearly caused me to rupture my spleen laughing.
 
2013-03-08 02:37:43 AM

Mentat: Fish in a Barrel: tom baker's scarf: My rewind moment was the family feude screen when he said "show me cock flavored spit"

That is definitely one of the all-time great lines.

This, however, might be my all-time favorite moment:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x225]

I don't know, tonight's milking scene nearly caused me to rupture my spleen laughing.


"You're ready"

And Archer's got two more bullet wounds to add to the list.
 
2013-03-08 05:37:04 AM

ansuz07: rustypouch: 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.

Agreed - An episode from a few weeks ago "Midnight Ron" showed Ron as a young man in the 1920's, which would put the current day in the 1960's.  Yet a few seasons ago, Archer's ringtone on his cell was "Who Let the Dogs Out."

The "present day" is supposed to be fluid.


That was post 1945 as Ron mentions he stole the tank, "in 45', it didn't hurt the war effort".
 
2013-03-08 06:15:29 AM

envirovore: "My panties are so wet you could drown a toddler in them."

I absolutely love this show.


you and me both, now shut your cock holster.
 
2013-03-08 07:16:32 AM

Mentat: Fish in a Barrel: tom baker's scarf: My rewind moment was the family feude screen when he said "show me cock flavored spit"

That is definitely one of the all-time great lines.

This, however, might be my all-time favorite moment:
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 400x225]

I don't know, tonight's milking scene nearly caused me to rupture my spleen laughing.


For some reason Lana realizing her job is being archer's baby sitter made me laugh endlessly. Maybe it was the delivery.

Best episode this season
 
2013-03-08 09:17:24 AM
Anyone notice this week and last week's episode seemed swapped?  Namely considering the status of the Hobbit control room fellow.
 
2013-03-08 01:50:04 PM

Kyro: Anyone notice this week and last week's episode seemed swapped?  Namely considering the status of the Hobbit control room fellow.


That was bugging the shiat out of me. I kept wondering if I missed something because they said Hobbit guy was dead
 
2013-03-08 02:01:59 PM
So.....when can we expect season 3 on Netflix?

Anyone?
 
2013-03-08 08:25:07 PM

Bruxellensis: So.....when can we expect season 3 on Netflix?

Anyone?


I just dropped the $20ish and bought it. Worth it to me.
 
2013-03-08 09:06:23 PM
Here we are a day later and no one caught the Fandango reference?

NO ONE?!?!?!?
 
2013-03-09 07:42:32 AM
*cough*
http://www.watchcartoononline.com/archer-season-4-episode-8-coyote-l ov ely
*cough*

Just finished watching all that I've missed. I was slow to warm up to it, but I was tempted to rewatch, and it just gets better each time.
 
2013-03-09 09:36:33 AM

ansuz07: fatalvenom:

Bonus points if you know why the episode is called "The Man from Jupiter".

I always assumed it was a combination of "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." and the fact that the Burt Reynolds museum is in Jupiter, FL.



Kinda.

He has lived in Jupiter for close to 40 years if not more. Unfortunately the museum was torn down a few months ago to make way for a new waterfront shopping and dining complex. Sigh.

/Yes, I'm a resident
 
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