While H. Jon Benjamin’s unique voice has been a staple in many animated series over the years, soon fans of his characters on FX’s Archer and Fox’s Bob’s Burgers will see them both together.
In the new season of Archer, there is expected to be a crossover episode with a Bourne Identity-type plotline involving ISIS agent Sterling Archer and grill master Bob Belcher.
“[Archer creator Adam Reed] really likes Bob’s Burgers,” Benjamin recently told EW.com in an interview. “And the fourth season has a Bob’s Burgers tie-in, which is really bizarre.”
The voice actor went on to describe the episode, which doesn’t have an official premiere date yet.
“It starts off with Archer as Bob, making hamburgers, but he doesn’t know that he’s Archer. He’s at the restaurant and these, like, I think Russian thugs come in, and Bob dispatches them expertly. And then he’s like, What just happened? How did I do that? So he has to try to figure out why he’s so good at killing people.”
The episode will be done in Archer’s animation style, but fans will still be able to recognize the characters from Bob’s Burgers, Benjamin said.