With the long-awaited season five premier of FX’s vulgarity-soaked laugh-fest, Archer, upon us (January 13th), what better way to whet the anticipation of both fan and neophyte alike than with some of the best quotes from the show’s superbly voiced characters. Now that you’ve filled out your paperwork in H.R., met the boss and one of our best agents, we might as well swing by and meet the rest of the staff…
With the amount of legitimate talent possessed by the bulk of ISIS’s workforce, it’s a shame they’re—to cite Pam—such “a chicken-shit outfit.” All of their abilities and skills are continuously undone by uncontrolled sexual appetites, substance abuse and behavior ranging from unethical to thoroughly criminal. (Well, maybe not Cheryl. There doesn’t seem to be any expertise to undo in that case.)
Cyril is often desperate to impress Lana through his attempts at trying to be a field agent but, being one of the saner people at the agency, his reaction to danger is far more sensible than that of the others.
It’s unclear how Cheryl has managed to keep her job, what with her contributing nothing to the organization outside of scaring everyone with her dangerous fetish, barely-controlled pyromania, and complete disregard of social cues.
Acting as a decoy, Ray gets to literally walk a mile in his nasty boss’s shoes. And other restrictive garments.
…He said, glad that this time he’s not on the receiving end of another of Archer’s beatdowns.
Cyril often speaks before realizing it only sounds impressive in his head. In this case, he’s talking about the company’s PCs being infected. Phrasing!
Dr. Algernop Krieger is the only team member of ISIS potentially more frightening than Cheryl, because he does demonstrate a staggering scientific intellect—just not when it comes to human anatomy. This is alarming, because the seed of a Nazi—and hardcore fan of RUSH and tentacle porn—is allowed to operate on living human tissue with startling regularity.
Never, ever engage him about what he does after work.
Ray’s bitter, vengeful memory tumbles out, no doubt owing to wayyyyy too much time spent working too close to Cheryl and Pam.
The good news: Most of those women were fair trade. The bad: Again, just don’t ask.
Easily the humblest and meekest at ISIS, Cyril’s primary role is to be constantly undermined by most everyone there. Cyril may be a crackerjack accountant, but that role doesn’t tend to garner him a lot of respect amongst his peers. So, Malory isn’t much swayed that he’s calling her out of her comparison of Dr. Krieger’s Nazi father to the fact that JFK’s father was a bootlegger.