This Archer show is pretty damn good.

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This Archer show is pretty damn good.

Post by CorwoodRep » 19 Feb 2010, 2:47am

Just been catching up on it.

For those of you who haven't seen it, it's from the Frisky Dingo/Sealab dudes, and starring H. Jon Benjamin (Coach McGuirk from Home Movies) and a few folks from Arrested Development. H. Jon Benjamin is one of my favorite voice actors because of the way he can underplay how screwed up all his characters are, and his character here is that same thing except in a starring capacity and even more sociopathic than usual.

I also like how Jessica Walter literally plays Lucille from Arrested Development. Same character, except a CIA boss. Normally I would hate character recycling, but she was never given much room to be funny toward the end of AD, so it's good to see her used to more comedic effect here. Also, Judy Greer plays a secretary who has a strangulation fetish, which is funny every damn time.

The formula might be wearing thin (the last two episodes were a little too self-consciously obsessed with sex), but it definitely deserves another season. It's the rare Adult Swim-style show that doesn't have godawful animation or require substances to fully appreciate.
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Post by eumaas » 19 Feb 2010, 8:41am

I love it. I haven't mentioned it here because I figure most here would probably hate it.
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Post by CorwoodRep » 19 Feb 2010, 8:57am

Judy Greer with a strangulation fetish. Come on, who can hate that?
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Post by eumaas » 19 Feb 2010, 8:59am

Billy Joel wrote:Judy Greer with a strangulation fetish. Come on, who can hate that?
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Post by Wolter » 19 Feb 2010, 9:45am

FUCK! second week in a row I missed it. I gotta get a DVR.

I've been a Jon Benjamin fan since Dr. Katz.
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Post by Bankrobber » 19 Feb 2010, 12:42pm

I like it as well. I also assumed that no one here would like it. Frisky Dingo is better though.

Hey Wolt, next Thurs. FX is showing the past 4 episodes. So catch up.
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Post by Wolter » 19 Feb 2010, 12:48pm

Can't. I have to go to a board meeting that night.
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Post by Bankrobber » 19 Feb 2010, 12:51pm

hmmm....Sun. they will re-run this week's episode. around 11-12EST, I think. If you miss that, then I guess you just don't have your priorities straight.
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Post by Wolter » 19 Feb 2010, 12:51pm

I'll probably just ILLEGALLY DOWNLOAD it.
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Post by Bankrobber » 19 Feb 2010, 1:07pm

Wolter wrote:ILLEGALLy
Your priorities are just fine. I apologize, sir.
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Post by Kory » 19 Feb 2010, 2:41pm

Wolter wrote:FUCK! second week in a row I missed it. I gotta get a DVR.

I've been a Jon Benjamin fan since Dr. Katz.
His interplay with Katz was always my favorite part of that show. For other Jon Benjamin fans that don't already know, he also has infrequent appearances as Carl, the convenience store clerk on Family Guy. He has a somewhat large role in the episode "Baby Not on Board."

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Post by CorwoodRep » 19 Feb 2010, 7:53pm

Anybody who wants megaupload links to all the episodes, PM me.
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Post by rcs » 19 Feb 2010, 7:55pm

i love Dr Katz
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Post by Bankrobber » 20 Feb 2010, 3:52pm

Kory wrote:
Wolter wrote:FUCK! second week in a row I missed it. I gotta get a DVR.

I've been a Jon Benjamin fan since Dr. Katz.
His interplay with Katz was always my favorite part of that show. For other Jon Benjamin fans that don't already know, he also has infrequent appearances as Carl, the convenience store clerk on Family Guy. He has a somewhat large role in the episode "Baby Not on Board."

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I liked him on Human Giant too. Looked nothing like I expected him too, but I suppose I expected him to look like a real, live Coach McGuirk.
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Post by Kory » 20 Feb 2010, 5:35pm

Bankrobber wrote:
Kory wrote:
Wolter wrote:FUCK! second week in a row I missed it. I gotta get a DVR.

I've been a Jon Benjamin fan since Dr. Katz.
His interplay with Katz was always my favorite part of that show. For other Jon Benjamin fans that don't already know, he also has infrequent appearances as Carl, the convenience store clerk on Family Guy. He has a somewhat large role in the episode "Baby Not on Board."

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I liked him on Human Giant too. Looked nothing like I expected him too, but I suppose I expected him to look like a real, live Coach McGuirk.
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