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anyone else watch this? I think it's a hoot.  There was one episode where the agents were returning a terrorist to Canada who had fled to the US after blowing something up on behalf of the New Scotland Front ("for a free and sovereign Nova Scotia!")

The 5th season got a little weird with them selling cocaine instead of being secret agents.  I haven't seen anything past the last episode of Season 6 so please avoid spoilers.  Netflix hasn't got Season 7 yet.

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Another good moment was when Agent Holley was explaining to Archer and Lana that the whole cocaine-for-arms thing was really about their annual budget: the CIA was only doing it because if they didn't use up their budget this year they couldn't get a raise next year.

Yeah I was wondering why that whole Bob's Burgers thing was in that episode; until I found out that H. Jon Benjamin does Bob's Burgers as well as Archer.  Too funny.

"Wait, doesn't Italy use a king?"

There was one where Wodehouse was reading a telegram from Mallory to Archer when he was a boy.  "Ajax a success, Tehran is ours.  Love Mommy & Uncle Kermit"  (Assuming they mean Kermit Roosevelt, who planned Operation Ajax, the removal of PM Mossadeq of Iran.)

What I don't get is the anachronisms but they do make the show neat somehow.  Like, there's still a Soviet Union and a chairman of the KGB (with whom Mallory's having a phone-sex affair) yet they blow up an oil pipeline for the President of Turkmenistan, and Leningrad is called St. Petersburg.  The cars look all 1970s but they are texting on smart phones.  The computers look all 1980s-ish (even tape reels) and yet they have the internet.

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