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Postby MasterOfAll » Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:01 am UTC

Did anyone else catch the pilot of Archer on FX tonight? I just happened upon it while flipping channels, but honestly, Archer is probably the best thing I have ever stumbled across on TV.

It was absolutely brilliant comedy. If the rest of the show can live up to the high standard set by the pilot, this honestly could become the greatest animated show of all time.

Here's the link to the Wikipedia page and to a 2 minute clip from the show. Since the rest of the series won't be shown until January, I wouldn't be too surprised if the entire pilot shows up somewhere on the web sometime soon.
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Postby Schmendreck » Fri Sep 18, 2009 3:41 pm UTC

It's basically a cross between Arrested Development, and Venture Bros. This show can do no wrong. The pilot was quite possibly one of the funniest things i have ever seen.
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Postby cerbie » Sat Sep 19, 2009 2:57 am UTC

Schmendreck wrote:It's basically a cross between Arrested Development, and Venture Bros. This show can do no wrong. The pilot was quite possibly one of the funniest things i have ever seen.
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Postby folkhero » Sat Sep 19, 2009 4:47 am UTC

The main character is voice acted by the coach for "Home Movies," and it actually bothered me quite a bit. It's a petty reason to not like a show, but there's no accounting for taste.
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Postby Surgery » Sun Sep 20, 2009 4:38 am UTC

The clip was funny, and I like H. Jon Benjamin (Coach McGuirk in Home Movies and the main guy in Archer) and Jessica Walter was funny in Arrested Development, so those are plusses, but I really dislike what the creator has done before (Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo). So I'm on the fence about this at the moment.

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Postby el_loco_avs » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:03 am UTC

Wiki doesn't really explain anything. What's this about?
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Postby sugarhyped » Tue Sep 22, 2009 9:47 pm UTC

well they showed the 1st ep after the its always sunny premiere. it seems to be about a self-absorbed cute but dumb spy whose mom runs the spy organization. its the kind of show id expect on adult swim.
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Postby folkhero » Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:37 am UTC

Off topic, but I really don't like "always sunny in Philadelphia." There's no one to play the straight man, they're all trying to outdo each other.
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Postby Schmendreck » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:34 pm UTC

Has anyone else been keeping up with this show? I think the new episodeis even better than the first.
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Postby Princess Marzipan » Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:45 pm UTC

I'll have to look the fuck into this shit...
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Postby Earlz » Fri Jan 22, 2010 3:09 am UTC

Schmendreck wrote:Has anyone else been keeping up with this show? I think the new episodeis even better than the first.


I was just about to come here and create this topic.

I didn't see the Pilot, but I watched the first few episodes that aired about a week ago and I'm watching it now. It appears very funny. Very worth watching... At times it seems like it *should* suck, yet it doesn't! It's purely amazing and hilarious.
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Postby MasterOfAll » Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:03 pm UTC

I am not sure why that sneak preview back in September was the 2nd episode, but I have now also watched the 1st and 3rd episodes. And, while they have not been quite as awesome as the sneak preview episode (maybe just because my expectations were set so high) they still have been damn hilarious.

Good show. Will watch again. Am recommending to friends.
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Postby cephalopod9 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 4:00 am UTC

I got an account on Hulu to watch it.
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Postby SecondTalon » Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:03 am UTC

Holy fuck is this show awesome.
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Postby Glmclain » Sat May 29, 2010 2:02 am UTC

The whole first season is on Netflix if anyone is interested. Boo-yah!
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Postby pooteeweet » Mon May 31, 2010 6:36 pm UTC

Yayyy Netflix availability makes me happy. Wait, instant or disk?

Regarding the Arrested Development vibe (I'm not sure how much of that is from the writing and how much of it just radiates from Jessica Walter)-- did anyone else recognize the voice of Cheryl (the kinky receptionist/secretary/whatever) as Judy Greer (Kitty)?

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Postby sugarhyped » Tue Jun 01, 2010 2:16 am UTC

pooteeweet wrote:Yayyy Netflix availability makes me happy. Wait, instant or disk?

Regarding the Arrested Development vibe (I'm not sure how much of that is from the writing and how much of it just radiates from Jessica Walter)-- did anyone else recognize the voice of Cheryl (the kinky receptionist/secretary/whatever) as Judy Greer (Kitty)?


instant and no i did not realize. wow when I rewatch its going to have a different feel because of Kitty. The cyril/cheryl story line wasn't my favorite. i just like archer being an idiot.

i watched the first season of frisky dingo because of this and i think archer is much better so far.
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Postby pooteeweet » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:12 pm UTC

Yeah, I rented Frisky Dingo a while back and returned it after watching one episode... Maybe would be enjoyable if you got really, really stoned first. Maybe.

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Postby Kag » Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:48 pm UTC

Huh? It's exactly the same kinds of jokes as Archer (almost the same show, really), just less accessible because it's got more callbacks than any other show ever.
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Kag wrote:Huh? It's exactly the same kinds of jokes as Archer (almost the same show, really), just less accessible because it's got more callbacks than any other show ever.

We just spent all these posts talking about how great Arrested Development was, and then we condemn Frisky Dingo for having too much self-reference? Both shows relied heavily on it, and were funny as shit. Arrested Development more so, but, i mean, c'mon. It's Arrested Development.
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Postby Kag » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:00 pm UTC

Again, huh? I find Frisky Dingo to be far funnier than Archer for exactly that reason, but having a lot of self-reference makes it difficult to start anywhere but the beginning. Less accessible.
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jun 04, 2010 7:49 pm UTC

I tend to agree with Kag there. Archer is good, but I do think Frisky Dingo is better... but I also see them as two different entities. Archer is a show, with 22 minute (plus commercials!) episodes. Frisky Dingo is a collection of two films of 140ish minute lengths, because the 11 minute segments don't really make a lot of sense on their own.
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Postby Spambot5546 » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:44 pm UTC

Was that directed at me? Because i think i got turned around somewhere. I was trying to say it was unfair to call Frisky Dingo inaccessible while praising Arrested Development, and apparently got turned around as far as who was saying which. My bad, i guess.

I haven't yet decided whether i like Archer or Frisky Dingo better. My girlfriend loves Archer and loathes Frisky Dingo, so i'm currently leaning toward the opposite of her, but that might just be because i'm an awful boyfriend.
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Postby sugarhyped » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:52 pm UTC

SecondTalon wrote:I tend to agree with Kag there. Archer is good, but I do think Frisky Dingo is better... but I also see them as two different entities. Archer is a show, with 22 minute (plus commercials!) episodes. Frisky Dingo is a collection of two films of 140ish minute lengths, because the 11 minute segments don't really make a lot of sense on their own.

maybe ill watch the second season like its a movie. because the breaks every ten minutes or so may have affected my opinion of the show.
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Postby pooteeweet » Mon Jun 07, 2010 4:31 pm UTC

Maybe I would have enjoyed Frisky Dingo if I had watched a little more of it... I wasn't that into Archer till I'd watched several episodes.

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I LOVE this show. The pacing is fast, the art style is great, the comedy is witty, the characters are well-developed and it touches a lot of current topics*.

The only complaint I can think of, is that they could tone down on the shouting. Shouting makes sense when you're in a gun fight, on top of a speeding train, on top of a speeding van, when you're very angry or all four at once, but if you start doing it in normal conversation, you lose the dynamics. That, and it makes some people lose interest of what is otherwise a great series.


*I haven't seen an episode on abortion, which, I assume, is still a hot topic in the US. Then again, I've only seen half of the seasons and there's already a 7th season in production.

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Postby EdgarJPublius » Thu May 14, 2015 1:40 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:The only complaint I can think of, is that they could tone down on the shouting. Shouting makes sense when you're in a gun fight, on top of a speeding train, on top of a speeding van, when you're very angry or all four at once, but if you start doing it in normal conversation, you lose the dynamics. That, and it makes some people lose interest of what is otherwise a great series.


With all the gunfights and lack of hearing protection, I'd imagine a good chunk of the cast has moderate-to-severe hearing loss, hence all the shouting.

I know at least Archer's tinnitus is a recurring theme.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Thu May 14, 2015 1:43 pm UTC

Flumble wrote:The only complaint I can think of, is that they could tone down on the shouting.
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Izawwlgood wrote:
Flumble wrote:The only complaint I can think of, is that they could tone down on the shouting.
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Postby Izawwlgood » Thu May 14, 2015 2:47 pm UTC

Best bit ever.

Archer is definitely one of my favorite shows. I started watching Bobs Burgers, which is another kind of hilarious, but I can't get enough Archer.
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Postby Flumble » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:18 pm UTC

REJOICE!

The next season has started. Well, technically it's the current season now, but, whatever.
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Postby Flumble » Fri May 27, 2016 9:55 pm UTC

Apparently Archer has basically no visual comedy anymore*. Watched S07E09 (Deadly Velvet) with a black screen and the only jokes I missed out on were the car on the flatbed (explained later in dialogue) and Ray dressing up a mannequin.

*it looks like it had more of that in earlier seasons

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Postby mosc » Fri Mar 31, 2017 6:38 pm UTC

Season 7 on Netflix. Really enjoying it.
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Postby maybeagnostic » Tue Apr 04, 2017 11:10 am UTC

In anticipation of the new season, this is pretty cool. I think this video was the first time I've experienced reverse-uncanny valley.
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Planning to give it a watch


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