On Bluray this week from FX and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment comes yet another hilarious season of “Archer: The Complete Season Six.”
The world’s most handsome and hilarious agent Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) is in the jungles of Borneo looking for a plane that has crashed carrying information he needs. Instead he finds Sato Kentaro who is still on the island and still thinks a war is going on. Back home Cheryl (Judy Greer) and Pam (Amber Nash) are revamping the office for Malory (Jessica Walter) but their idea of revamping leaves alot to be desired.
Now Archer and Lana (Aisha Tyler) are being sent to Buenos Aires to meet up with Agent Conway Stern (Coby Bell). Immediately after meeting he and Archer have a throw down, the agent tells them he is looking for computer files that have operative’s identities. Do they trust Conway? Well, that’s the question isn’t it.
Jumping around the world again, Lana, Archer and Ray are in the Alps to find an assassin but Archer forgot the dossier so they actually don’t know who it is but knows it is one of the Axis powers nation leaders. When they begin to drop like flies, leave it to Archer to be thrilled to have a chance to pull out his gun and fire at someone – anyone!
Pam isn’t happy as her sister Edie (Allison Tolman) doesn’t ask her to be a maid of honor. Going to the wedding anyway, she takes Archer as her plus one. The two are spotted by Barry Dylan who kidnaps Pam but Barry messed with the wrong family! If that isn’t stress enough, Malory calls a early morning office meeting but everyone gets stuck in the elevator – this isn’t going to be pretty!
Then Lana takes off leaving A.J. with Archer and she isn’t gone five minutes before Slater shows up with an agent named Farouk (Kumail Nanjiani) who also happens to have a bullet hole in him. This isn’t exactly the kind of babysitting Lana had in mind I’m sure. When Archer discovers Lana was testing him, Archer heads off to Vegas on a drinking spree and ends up on a no-travel list. Now he has to call Cheryl for her family’s jet and instead of coming home the end up in Area 51.
Lana finally take A.J. to meet her parents with Archer in tow. Instead of a nice family visit, Lana and Archer end up on a family mission when her father’s research is stolen. Now they are all on an adventure to San Francisco to get it all back. There is a moment of romance once again as Archer and Lana give it a go much to the unhappiness of the office staff. Now, their new mission is to do what ever is necessary to stop the nausea!
So Archer and Lana take off for Wales for a little ‘we’ time but aren’t having fun long when they help Welsh separatists. I mean isn’t that what happens when we all try to get a little romantic time? Of course their next adventure is an attempt to save the life the scientist who created miniaturization by going inside his body to find a blood clot that is killing him. All in the days work of a special agent.
Finally, when that inner bodily voyage goes crazy, the group is blacklisted by the CIA – but then what would you expect to happen? These are the best of the best of the best – in screwing up!
Benjamin as Sterling Archer has the most amazing vocal timing and there is no one, and I mean NO one that could ever take his place. From the very first season I have been in awe of this actor’s ability to deliver a line with such perfection. I have to admit though that ever time I hear Benjamin’s voice I see Archer. I think I might have a little animated-character-crush thing happening but its all worth it. Benjamin continues to amaze me season after season and I do so hope there will be many, many more.
Tyler as Lana is equally perfect in her animated role. She is smart, sassy, takes no crap from Archer (well, most of the time), has an answer for everything and cares more for her colleagues than she will ever admit to. Adoring Tyler takes absolutely no effort what so ever! Walter as Malory is the Mother we all hear in our heads whether we want to or not. It is easy to see where Archer gets his personality traits! Walter is stunningly hilarious.
Greer at Cheryl continues to make my jaw drop, probably not as much as Nash who plays Pam – oh wait, I think they are about even. The things that come out of their mouths can have me stop in my tracks to laugh. They each are unpredictable and that’s what I adore about them both.
Other cast include: Chris Parnell as Cyril Figgis, Lucky Yates as Doctor Krieger, Carlos Alazraqui as Mario Savino, Tom Kane as Hans Hessler, Rina Hoshino as Michiko Ishikawa, Rob Huebel as Patrick Crash McCaren, Allison Tolman, Matthew Rhys as Lloyd Llewellyn, Justin Edwards as Bardsley, Jason Hughes as Dafydd, Gary Cole as Special Agent Hawley, Carrie Brownstein as Dr. Sklodowska, Ona Grauer as Katya Kasanova, Ron Leibman as Ron Cadillac and Christian Slater as Slater.
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TUBS OF POPCORN: I give “Archer: The Complete Season Six” five tubs of popcorn out of five. Of course I would give it a perfect score because this is perfectly delicious comedy that has me laughing so hard I hurt. I have loved “Archer” from the very first episode and to have it going into its seventh season is just amazing and I couldn’t be happier.
The Bluray includes the special features of Conan & Archer Battle Russian Mobsters, Stay-J and Cooking with Milton. There is 272 minutes of side splitting inappropriate laughter and every moment of it is more fun than should even be allowed. There are 13 episodes that include: The Holdout, Three to Tango, The Archer Sanction, Edie’s Wedding, Vision Quest, Sitting, Nellis, The Kanes, Pocket Listing, Reignition Sequence, Achub Y Morfilod, Drastic Voyage: Part 1, and Drastic Voyage: Part II.
“Archer” has been on the air since 2009 created by Adam Reed and it became clear from minute one that this is an adult ‘cartoon’. “Archer” skyrocketed bringing legions of humor-hungry adults just like me who wanted a little something more that pushes the jaw-dropping envelope. FX has always taken shows that are on the cutting edge of thrill, action, storytelling and comedy – “Archer” mashes them all up and keeps us coming back for more. “Archer’s” seventh 13-episode season begins this week and I, for one, can’t wait to see where the gang is going to take me!
In the end — this sexy spy gives us all something to laugh about!