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October 10, 2013 9:18 AM   Subscribe

Archer does Danger Zone [slyt]
posted by fight or flight (65 comments total) 50 users marked this as a favorite

 
discussion: is this the best thing ever or the best thing ever
posted by mightygodking at 9:19 AM on October 10, 2013 [26 favorites]


Would you say we would be venturing into a ... zone of danger?
posted by gauche at 9:22 AM on October 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


Conclusion: yes. No discussion needed.
posted by doctoryes at 9:23 AM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Archer reminds me so much of a former boss i had (even how he looks and dresses) that I can barely watch because it's like being back at that awful job.

I had this vague sense of discomfort the first few episodes till i figured it out.
posted by sio42 at 9:24 AM on October 10, 2013


Oh god Pam as weeping Meg Ryan and Barry making the chompy face YES
posted by middleclasstool at 9:27 AM on October 10, 2013 [9 favorites]


Pam as Meg Ryan? I have conflicted emotions over this...
posted by smcniven at 9:27 AM on October 10, 2013


Archer reminds me so much of a former boss i had (even how he looks and dresses) that I can barely watch because it's like being back at that awful job.


"If I find one single dog hair when I come back, I'm gonna ... rub sand in your dead little eyes. I'm also going to need you to pick up sand. I don't know if they grade it, but ...
"...
"...coarse."
posted by gauche at 9:27 AM on October 10, 2013 [12 favorites]


That plus Cyril being a sex addict and Pam being an HR fuck machine puts a rather compelling twist on HEY GOOSE, YOU BIG STUUUUUUUUUUUD...
posted by middleclasstool at 9:28 AM on October 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


I feel shame that this much joy was brought to me by something with a Kenny Loggins song in it. And more shame that I've watched it twice and now the song is stuck in my head.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:28 AM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Just imagine Meg Ryan in that scene with The Destruction of Sennacherib tattooed on her back. That's right, you can't.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:30 AM on October 10, 2013 [6 favorites]


Lana with that hair is...disturbing.
posted by ymgve at 9:31 AM on October 10, 2013


Best show on television. Literally. Figuratively.
posted by gwint at 9:33 AM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


Homoerotic subtext remains intact!
posted by The Whelk at 9:34 AM on October 10, 2013 [14 favorites]


I don't know what I've done to deserve this, but I'm glad I did it.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 9:35 AM on October 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


Okay, couple of things:

First, this is fucking amazing.

Second, I hadn't seen the "perfect days" promos they did for last season's premiere, and they are ALSO amazing.
posted by Sokka shot first at 9:48 AM on October 10, 2013


KRIEGER IS JUST FUCKING ROCKING OUT THIS IS SO AWESOME
posted by Cookiebastard at 9:51 AM on October 10, 2013 [6 favorites]


I thought that this was going to be a fan cut of every Danger Zone reference and went into it with a big pre-judgy MEH. I'm glad I watched it, this was fun.
posted by ActingTheGoat at 9:52 AM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I watched this because I thought you said "start slacking off."
posted by The Card Cheat at 9:57 AM on October 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


ActingTheGoat: "I thought that this was going to be a fan cut of every Danger Zone reference and went into it with a big pre-judgy MEH. I'm glad I watched it, this was fun."

With your ... big... wordsy mouth...

I have a hard time imagine Archer high-fiving Cyril, even (especially) in his fantasies.
posted by boo_radley at 9:58 AM on October 10, 2013


Even when it segues into Cyril's death?
posted by xqwzts at 10:03 AM on October 10, 2013


Barry as Ice is perfect.

And the zone would be one of danger, yes.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 10:10 AM on October 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Lana.

Lana.

Lana.

LANA.
posted by kbanas at 10:11 AM on October 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


xqwzts: "Even when it segues into Cyril's death?"

I keep my fantasies separate, Krieger. Tidy.
posted by boo_radley at 10:25 AM on October 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


I'd watch a redoing of Top Gun with the Archer characters.
posted by tnecniv at 10:26 AM on October 10, 2013 [5 favorites]


Said it before and I'll say it again: GTA-style Archer sandbox game with the real cast doing voices and close adherence to the show's aesthetic. I'd knock someone over to play it.
posted by COBRA! at 10:29 AM on October 10, 2013 [30 favorites]


Barry, is this one of the most awesome things you've ever seen?

Yes, Other Barry, it totally is.
posted by zombieflanders at 10:32 AM on October 10, 2013 [8 favorites]


Pam as Meg Ryan? I have conflicted emotions over this...

Wait until she tags you in.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 10:35 AM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'd like to point out that Cyril Figgis's call-sign is "Figgis."
posted by Navelgazer at 10:47 AM on October 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


COBRA!: Said it before and I'll say it again: GTA-style Archer sandbox game with the real cast doing voices and close adherence to the show's aesthetic. I'd knock someone over to play it.

I'm angry that you said that, because now I want it so badly and it is never going to happen, and I am angry.
posted by Rock Steady at 10:57 AM on October 10, 2013 [11 favorites]


For the longest time, when people online raved about Archer, I thought they were talking about that live-action DC comics show, Arrow, and I was dumbfounded that that thing had somehow turned out to be awesome.

So thanks for clearing that up for me.
posted by straight at 11:08 AM on October 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Well played animators, well played.
posted by Ber at 11:15 AM on October 10, 2013


I'd like to point out that Cyril Figgis's call-sign is "Figgis."

And Archer's is "Duchess." Nice touch, IMO.
posted by zombieflanders at 11:16 AM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Damn it! I want it to be January already. That was so good
posted by Harpocrates at 11:18 AM on October 10, 2013


Last night, while being moderately bored with American Horror Story, FX ran teases for Archer and Justified. It was the high point of the show for those of us in Ber Manor.
posted by Ber at 11:25 AM on October 10, 2013


I might have stayed up way too late the other night just watching best-of-archer clip compilations on youtube.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:27 AM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Splooosh!
posted by Gronk at 11:40 AM on October 10, 2013 [4 favorites]


When they're dead they're just hookers.
posted by DigDoug at 11:43 AM on October 10, 2013


Do you want awesome? Because that's how you get awesome!
posted by arcticseal at 11:45 AM on October 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


Said it before and I'll say it again: GTA-style Archer sandbox game with the real cast doing voices and close adherence to the show's aesthetic. I'd knock someone over to play it.

I would also accept the Archer version of Splinter Cell. It would need to include missions where you have to infiltrate while drunk, with wonky visual effects and motion controls. Also RAMPAGE mode.

...I'd take a pass on a realistic tinnitus feature, though.
posted by jason_steakums at 11:47 AM on October 10, 2013 [11 favorites]


Dear Metafilter,

You have cured my 'blahs' with this post and subsequent comments. And the Best of Archer Playlist is saved for all future blahs.
posted by DigDoug at 11:53 AM on October 10, 2013 [2 favorites]


To this day "M as in Mancy" remains one of the funniest reveals in any comedy ever.
posted by Navelgazer at 11:55 AM on October 10, 2013 [16 favorites]


I fucking love Kenny Loggins. That smooth motherfucker still writes good songs. He did not write this song. This song is a Giorgio Moroder effort.

Don't get me wrong, I love Archer and the use of this song and references to it. However, this song has been shitting on my music collection since 1986.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 12:05 PM on October 10, 2013


> Also RAMPAGE mode.

Shouldn't that be Terms of Enrampagement Mode?
posted by The Card Cheat at 12:57 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


The Card Cheat: "Shouldn't that be Terms of Enrampagement Mode?"

We'll come back to you.
posted by boo_radley at 1:03 PM on October 10, 2013


fluffy battle kitten: I fucking love Kenny Loggins. That smooth motherfucker still writes good songs. He did not write this song. This song is a Giorgio Moroder effort.

OK, but for better or worse, we usually classify pop songs by the recording artist, not the composer.
posted by Rock Steady at 1:06 PM on October 10, 2013


I kind of wish they'd had Brett as Goose because I'm pretty much conditioned to laugh every time I see him bleed.
posted by The Card Cheat at 1:38 PM on October 10, 2013


There's an Archer boss for Saint's Row somewhere. I tried to base my boss on Lana, but there's no slider for gigantic hands.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 1:47 PM on October 10, 2013


Seriously, they're like cricket bats.
posted by Navelgazer at 1:49 PM on October 10, 2013


Well done!
posted by Kevin Street at 2:15 PM on October 10, 2013


I thought that this was going to be a fan cut of every Danger Zone reference and went into it with a big pre-judgy MEH.

Were you going to flag it with your big Truckasaurus hands?
posted by Mr. Bad Example at 2:16 PM on October 10, 2013 [3 favorites]


There's an Archer boss for Saint's Row somewhere. I tried to base my boss on Lana, but there's no slider for gigantic hands.

Personally, I thought of my playthrough of Alpha Protocol as "Archer Protocol."
posted by Amanojaku at 2:19 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'd like to point out that Cyril Figgis's call-sign is "Figgis."

In one spot, it's "FIG-GOOSE".
posted by Lucinda at 2:36 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Rock Steady, you are indeed correct in how we usually classify songs. I am 200 billionty percent OK with the fact that we don't all think of songs in the same ways. I've just always found it interesting that Moroder was partially responsible for this song.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 2:39 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


In one spot, it's "FIG-GOOSE".

Oh that makes more sense.
posted by Navelgazer at 2:40 PM on October 10, 2013


This song is a Giorgio Moroder effort.

Hail the king.
posted by bongo_x at 4:59 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


This song is a Giorgio Moroder effort.

And Tom Whitlock, a local musician and hometown hero I know. We love him here in Springpatch. It's all we got. Dangerzone.
posted by sourwookie at 5:57 PM on October 10, 2013 [1 favorite]


Having just watched the original for the first time in 20+ years, I am shocked how much of the movie is spoiled by it. I guess I vaguely remember that's the way it was back then, but it's still a little surprising.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 8:07 PM on October 10, 2013


Didn't the video come out after the movie? Wikipedia says both debuted in May, 1986, but I sort of remember the movie being first.
posted by Kevin Street at 8:32 PM on October 10, 2013


perfect, although needs more Pam. Although that could be said for any situation.
posted by angrycat at 3:48 AM on October 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


KRIEGER IS JUST FUCKING ROCKING OUT THIS IS SO AWESOME

Here's something important I discovered: Krieger is actually the main character of the show. Everything makes so much more sense when you look at it from that perspective.

Although, in fairness, it might be a bit of confirmation bias because everything he says sounds pretty much exactly like what I would say.

But the fact that he's rocking out just helps to prove my point. Who else is rocking out? No one. All Krieger, all day.

(except Pam, she may not be the main character, but she is my hero.)
posted by quin at 6:20 AM on October 11, 2013


Yes. Everything on the show is done to fund Kreiger's research, and provide him with RUSH vans and Pearl drums. Of course. It all makes sense now!
posted by Cookiebastard at 6:30 AM on October 11, 2013


Hilarious, but that French kiss was probably the most disgusting thing I've ever seen in a cartoon. And I've seen a lot of cartoons.

That said, it may just be that, on an objective level, French kisses are pretty disgusting. Seeing it in cartoon form may just accurately represent them.
posted by gern at 1:45 PM on October 11, 2013 [1 favorite]


Okay, super late to the thread but here's a tip for anyone still reading: Back while reading the "bin Laden is dead" FPP I discovered that many of the more lively, active posts here can be read as comments by different Archer characters. Often, it can be as inappropriately hilarious as the show.
posted by Room 641-A at 9:52 AM on October 17, 2013 [1 favorite]


Please tell me I'm in Kreiger's voice.
posted by The Whelk at 4:51 PM on October 17, 2013


Well we're all pretty sure you have a van.
posted by middleclasstool at 9:28 PM on October 17, 2013


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