USA TV - Animated spy spoof 'Archer' returns to FX next week
Show: "Archer" Season 2 Premiere
Channel: FX (USA)
Date: Thursday 27th January 2011
Time: 22:00 EST/PST
One of televisionâs top guilty pleasures, the animated James Bond spoof âArcher,â returns for a second season on FX at 10 p.m. Thursday. A spy parody crossed with an extremely foulmouthed workplace comedy â sort of like a mash-up of âThe Officeâ and âGet Smart,â bringing to mind a Steve Carell film festival â âArcherâ has a distinctive frame of reference that combines baby-boomer historical knowledge and Literature 101.
The first seasonâs machine-gun-paced dialogue included jokes, sometimes quite clever, referring to âI Dream of Jeannie,â Johnny Bench, Charles Whitman, âThe Deer Hunter,â Dan Ratherâs 1986 mugging, Judge Crater, âThe Graduateâ and the arcade video game Berzerk â as well as Melville, Walt Whitman and John Buchan. Season 2 picks right up with âA Clockwork Orange,â Steinbeck, Burroughs, âThe African Queenâ and the Harlem Globetrotters.
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