Archer: Season 2 (2011)

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Season 2
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Zany spy capers and workplace hijinks galore, Archer returns to amuse viewers with its talented voice cast and off the wall humor.

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Critic Ratings: 14

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Air date: Jan 27, 2011

Season 2 opens in the Swiss ski resort Gstaad, where the ISIS crew has gone to protect a billionaire's teen daughter from kidnappers (and to get the billionaire to invest in the insolvent spy agency). One complication: The girl wants to seduce Archer, who keeps getting caught in compromising situations that make it appear that he's doing the seducing.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2011

Broke after having been wiped out in a Ponzi scheme, Malory decides to sell ISIS to rival spy agency ODIN, whose chief (voice of Jeffrey Tambor) happens to be in love with her. Not surprisingly, the ISIS staff tries to stop the sale---and the romance.

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Air date: Feb 10, 2011

Archer's favorite call girl (voice of Maggie Wheeler) accuses him of fathering her child and makes him take a paternity test---overseen by ODIN agents.

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Air date: Feb 17, 2011

Archer and Lana head to Louisiana to stop an ecoterrorist from blowing up a natural-gas pipeline. (Archer's also looking forward to a Big Easy vacation.) Back at ISIS headquarters, Mallory orders the staff to go green to get "freebie socialist tax credits." A flashback recalls Lana's introduction to ISIS.

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Air date: Feb 24, 2011

When members of Woodhouse's WWI Royal Flying Corps squadron (the "Double Deuce") start dying mysteriously, he naturally suspects foul play. So does Archer, who's in for some multitasking: track down the killer while babysitting his young son, Seamus.

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Air date: Mar 3, 2011

After being told by his ISIS colleagues that he's a failure once too often, Cyril injects a virus into the agency's mainframe in order to detect it and be seen as a hero. Not surprisingly, things don't go as planned.

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Air date: Mar 10, 2011

On Malory's orders, Lana helps Hollywood star Rona Thorne (voice of Rachael Harris) research her role in a spy thriller while Malory writes a role for herself in the movie (with Cyril's reluctant assistance). Meanwhile, Pam steals Rona's diary.

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Air date: Mar 17, 2011

Breast cancer strikes the Archer family---Sterling has it. "I'm trying to stay positive," he says. "I can beat this." But before surgery, he wants to bond with young Seamus (even though he isn't actually the baby's father) and take a Las Vegas vacation.

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Air date: Mar 24, 2011

When Archer discovers that the chemotherapy drugs he has been taking are phony, he goes on a rampage against the Irish gangsters behind the scheme. He also makes friends with a fellow marijuana-toking cancer patient (voice of Joan Van Ark). Meanwhile, Cyril learns why Krieger is fluent in Portuguese. Darren Criss ("Glee") provides the voices of Mikey and Tommy.

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Air date: Mar 31, 2011

Pam is abducted by kidnappers who mistake her for Cheryl. It seems that Cheryl wasn't completely forthcoming about her background when she applied for her job at ISIS.

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The ISIS agents return for Series 2 of this hilarious animated comedy. Archer (voice of H. Jon Benjamin) and Lana (Aisha Tyler) head to Louisiana to stop an ecoterrorist from blowing up a natural-gas pipeline, and Malory (Jessica Walter) tries to land a role in a spy movie. Later, Pam (Amber Nash) is abducted by kidnappers. Also back in the second series are Cheryl (Judy Greer) and Cyril (Chris Parnell).

Cast & Crew

Aisha Tyler
Lana Kane
Judy Greer
Cheryl/Carol
H. Jon Benjamin
Sterling Archer
Jessica Walter
Malory Archer
George Coe
Woodhouse
Adam Reed
Ray Gillette
Chris Parnell
Cyril Figgis
Dave Willis
Barry Dillon
Ona Grauer
Katya Kazanova
Peter Newman
Maj. Nikolai Jackov
Adam Reed
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Critic Reviews for Archer Season 2

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

FX's hilarious animated spy satire, "Archer," is consistently wrong on multiple levels, which accounts for much of the reason it's consistently hilarious.

Jan 27, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Jaw-droppingly funny and brilliantly voice-acted.

Jan 27, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Archer" is the next generation version of "Get Smart," with a similarly thickheaded, overconfident, horny hero whose petulant deadpan lines are funnier than they have any right to be.

Oct 29, 2019 | Full Review…

Instead, season two somehow both doubled down on what we learned about the characters and on the weird gags. This has been a good year for comedy on TV, but Archer has made a good case for itself as being one of the best ones out there, if not THE best.

Mar 21, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The best adult-focused cartoon show that can't be found on Cartoon Networks' Adult Swim is back in all its sly glory.

Jan 27, 2011 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"Archer" took no time at all to hook me. I loved the show.

Jan 27, 2011 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Archer is sleekly animated, has a cool retro design, and writing that manages to be both smart and bawdy all at once, but most of all, it has a fantastic voice cast.

Jan 27, 2011 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Archer is easily the best animated show on television, and presents a convincing case as the funniest show on television.

Feb 12, 2020 | Rating: A | Full Review…

This is Archer. And this is kind of silliness we've come to expect and love from this spy comedy. And that silliness made "Double Trouble" one of the funniest episodes in the show's history.

Nov 4, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

[T]he second season of Sterling Malory "Duchess" Archer's misadventures comes with more witty banter, epic action, twisted and hilarious quotables and of course, 68% more sex than we saw last season (by my careful scientific estimate).

Nov 4, 2019 | Full Review…

It's a brisk, naughty little show, among the freshest of genre parodies. Despite its vintage look, Archer feels very modern.

Jan 27, 2011 | Full Review…

"Archer" hits the comedy bull's-eye with smart, provocative writing.

Jan 27, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Archer: Season 2

  • Sep 03, 2019
    I thougt that Archer season 1 was the peak of Adult Cartoons but I was wrong, it's actually Archer season 2.
  • Jan 02, 2019
    Excellent comedy. The entire cast is a talented set of voices and the artwork is entertaining. The relationships are constantly surprising and entertaining. A must watch for the mature adult who doesn't want to be too mature. As the cast becomes better acquainted to the audience, it simply gets better. Not even the villains are lacking.
  • Jan 28, 2018
    Great season with more laughs and great episode's archer season 2 is a must see
  • Jan 17, 2018
    Archer Season 2 builds off the promise of the first season and delivers the same irreverent and raunchy humor that make the show so much fun.
  • Feb 18, 2017
    For everything in Archer that you see coming, there is something that you will never see coming. It's this sort of familiar yet surprising formula that makes archer's such a memorable and entertaining show.
  • May 06, 2016
    Perfection! The best season of Archer to date. Hilarious!
  • Sep 21, 2015
    Archer is now the best animated show on television with unmatched comedic writing and hysterical characters.
  • Apr 02, 2014
    The sophomore year for Archer is just as funny as it's freshman, and at times even eclipses it. Introducing more a sense of continuity this season, the overall feel is more dynamic, and while the episodes work great as stand-alones, audiences would most benefit from watching them in order.

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