Archer (2009– )
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When Archer discovers the chemotherapy drugs he's been taking for his breast cancer are counterfeit, he sets out to destroy the criminals behind the scheme.

Director:

Adam Reed (uncredited)

Writers:

Adam Reed (creator), Adam Reed
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
H. Jon Benjamin ... Sterling Archer (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Coe ... Woodhouse (voice)
Darren Criss ... Mikey / Tommy (voice)
Judy Greer ... Cheryl Tunt (voice)
Amber Nash ... Pam Poovey (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Cyril Figgis (voice)
Adam Reed ... Ray Gillette / Franny Delaney (voice)
Lloyd Sherr Lloyd Sherr ... Paddy (voice)
Aisha Tyler ... Lana Kane (voice)
Joan Van Ark ... Ruth (voice)
Jessica Walter ... Malory Archer (voice)
Lucky Yates ... Doctor Krieger (voice)
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Storyline

Krieger suspects there is something wrong with Archer's chemo medicine and Archer learns he and his new friend, Ruth, are not getting real cancer medication. Instead, Ruth and Archer are getting sugar pills and Zima. Archer and Lana go on a rampage where Archer hosts a game of Family Feud between members of the Irish mob and Honduran janitors to learn the name of the man in charge: Franny Delaney. The real cancer medications cause horrible side effects for Archer, as he mourns the death of his pal, Ruth. Cyril goes on his own rampage, tormenting Krieger about being a Boy From Brazil, just because he made Portugeuse flash cards for Archer. It's a dog's life for Krieger...and as Archer loses his hair, toenails and his mind, he gains new respect for the healing medical properties of marijuana. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Certificate:

TV-MA | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 2011 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Archer's last exchange with Delaney references the Magnum P.I. episode Magnum, P.I.: Did You See the Sun Rise? (1982). See more »

Goofs

A portacath (usually referred to as a port) is placed under the surface of the skin. Archer's can be seen protruding out of his skin. Implantable catheters that stick out of the skin are called PICC (Peripherally inserted central catheter) lines. See more »

Quotes

Malory Archer: I just can't even imagine life without my precious Sterling.
Ray Gillette: And have you ever told him that?
Malory Archer: Are you kidding? No!
Ray Gillette: Wow, really? 'Cause my momma told me how much she loved me all the time.
Malory Archer: Exactly. Look how you turned out.
Ray Gillette: Uhh, with high self-esteem?
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Connections

References The Godfather: Part II (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims
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Best episode EVER!
1 April 2019 | by crtshghsSee all my reviews

BOOYAKASHAW! Archer's rampage MADE this series the best thing to watch on television.


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