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 Sterling Archer / ... (94 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Pam Poovey (94 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Lana Kane (94 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Malory Archer (94 episodes, 2009-2017)
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 Ray Gillette / ... (82 episodes, 2010-2017)
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 Doctor Krieger (78 episodes, 2010-2017)
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At an international spy agency, global crises are merely opportunities for its highly trained employees to confuse, undermine, betray and royally screw each other. At the center of it all is suave master spy Sterling Archer, whose less-than-masculine code name is "Duchess." Archer works with his domineering mother Malory, who also is his boss. He also has to deal with his ex-girlfriend, Agent Lana Kane and her new boyfriend, comptroller Cyril Figgis, as well as Malory's lovesick secretary, Cheryl. Written by Anonymous

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Espionage never tasted so salty. (season 1) See more »


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Pam Poovey (Amber Nash) has a full back tattoo which reads: "For the Angel of Death spread His wings on the Blast, and breathed in the face of the foes He passed; and the eyes of the Sleepers waxed deadly and chill, and their hearts but once heaved, and forever grew still!" This is the third stanza to the poem "The Destruction of Sennacherib" by Lord Byron (George Gordon), an eighteenth century English poet. The poem is a reference to a biblical passage (2nd Kings 18-19) of how God destroyed the Assyrian army, before it could attack Jerusalem. See more »

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In "El Secuestro" (Season 2), Brett's voice match on the call with the kidnappers shows his full name as "Brett Buckley." In "White Elephant"(Season 5), Brett's last name is stated by the FBI as "Bunson," causing Archer to remember the Muppet character Bunsen Honeydew. See more »

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Sterling Archer: If I stop drinking all at once, I'm afraid the cumulative hangover will kill me.
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Wow! Just ... Wow!
17 September 2009 | by (Dallas, TX) – See all my reviews

Having just seen the special sneak preview of 'ARCHER' on the FX network, I have to say that this was possibly the most entertaining, most ribald, most disturbing and just plain hysterical thirty minutes of television I have ever seen. Think 'Venture Brothers' meets James Bond meets a truck load of self-obsessed heroine addicts and you'll begin to get an idea of what awaits us all in January when this series comes to the masses in prime time. Fans of H. Jon Benjamin will love him as he brings his own dead pan cadence to Sterling Archer, a character that is arguably the most narcissistic is television history. The writing is quick and sharp, the animation is stylized and hip and the laughs come faster than you can catch them.

In short, watch for this amazing show to come to your TV in January and prepare to be amazed. Seriously, watch this show!


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