Archer kicked off its second season last night on FX. We broke down the episode earlier in our season premiere review. Now our staff has come together for a Q&A discussion.
Without further delay, we present TV Fanatic's inaugural Archer Round Table:
What was one of your favorite Archer quotes from last night?
Dr. Toboggan: I like Archer's line of: "I can't be alone. That's when she strikes like a slutty little Ninja." This is one of the few times where I feel bad for Archer, for the first time he tries to do the right thing and it all just keeps backfiring.
Mark F: Lana: No. She looks like she's just turning 18. Archer: Exactly! Plus Europeans use the metric system which... Malory: STERLING MALORY ARCHER!
Eric H: I'm a sucker for the recurring jokes on Archer so I'll give it to Malory's "Immigrants. Cramming their low riders full of free health care and... snow."
Let's all be honest. If you were in Germany, a.k.a. the Alabama of Europe, would you go for Anka?
Dr. Toboggan: I haven't been to Germany, or Alabama but from what I understand anything goes there and since you said let's be honest, why not. She's 18 right? Plus, like Archer said they use the metric system so it's okay.
Mark F: Eh, honestly, the first reaction was probably similar to Archer's. But once you learn the details and you learn the errors of your ways, going any further will probably turn out as well as giving a chimp a loaded gun in a locked room full of people.
Eric H: Geesh you weirdos, we're talking about a cartoon character here! Kidding, you know I'd totally tap that animated ass in Germany.What do you think is in a Green Russian?
Dr. Toboggan: I don't care what is actually in it but you know it has to include real absinthe which is the greatest drink for jump starting any bender. Coincidentally it tastes awful no matter how you mix it, so I'll stick with drinking from the bottle.
Mark F: It has to be just be Absinthe and milk since Pam's pick-up lines revolved around dairy farms and absinthe is the only banned, green drink i can think of that could get Malory drunk enough to share the hot tub.
P.S. I too have had absinthe and it is quite awful. Also, I never saw a pink elephant, the Great Gazoo, or anything like that so I was a little disappointed.
Eric H: Absinthe, Pam's breast milk, and a spoonful of sugar. It should be drank neat with at most two ice cubes. You don't want to dilute flavor that good.
How do you think "Swiss Miss" held up to season one?
Dr. Toboggan: I thought it was good. It didn't blow me away like I expected the season premiere to but it was still very funny and had all one liners I have come to expect. I'm just glad Archer is back and can't wait for the rest of the season.
Mark F: I thought it was pretty awesome. It keeps one or two running jokes such as Cyril's cheating as well as Archer referencing awesome things he does back to what has been done in movies... "I know! That was so McQueen!" Not to mention all the usual one-liners and smart aleck comments plus Archer's typical absent-minded-ness such as his knowledge of horseshoes.
Also, Archer was still technically wearing a "tactical-neck" through the major spy work scenes.
Eric H: As you can read in my review, it was very entertaining but it was no season one. However, some of the upcoming escapades this season? Now we're talking!