Another Reason FX’s Archer is the Best


Being a fan of comedy jokes, I am a fan of the television show Archer on FX. I realize that adult animation (not that kind of adult animation) isn’t for everyone, but if you haven’t checked out at least a few episodes, I suggest you do so. It’s on Netflix Instant, if I’m not mistaken.

The reason I’m bringing this up is that the show made a reference last night to baseball. Archer makes, perhaps, 150 cultural references per episode, but I don’t remember one regarding our favorite game. I won’t give too much away, but it involves a lengthy homage to the movie The Natural.


Could it be that the show’s producers are baseball fans, and used this opportunity to celebrate the coming of another season? I am not privy to this information, but I like to think so. I do know that I enjoy this show and baseball a great deal, and always like it when my cultural worlds collide.

Again, if you haven’t seen the show, please watch a few episodes. If you are a regular, but haven’t seen the most recent, you (as always, really) are in for a treat.



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David G. Temple is the Managing Editor of TechGraphs and a contributor to FanGraphs, NotGraphs and The Hardball Times. He hosts the award-eligible podcast Stealing Home. Dayn Perry once called him a "Bible Made of Lasers." Follow him on Twitter @davidgtemple.

14 Responses to “Another Reason FX’s Archer is the Best”

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  1. Bill says:

    Archer made a Johnny Bench reference way back in the first episode about Lana’s giant hands:

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  2. TR says:

    Stick to yer jorb baseball writer man! *slams desk in frustration*

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  3. Kyle says:

    I’ve never been too keen on animated television but am currently in the second season of Archer and yes, it is brutally excellent.

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  4. Cody says:

    Danger Zone!

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  5. Michael Bloomberg says:

    Nobody smokes our Jays!

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  6. Ray P. Mann says:

    Who else jacks it to Lana?

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  7. dbssaber says:

    It wasn’t about Lana, it was about Mallory having a… um… recreational moment… behind her desk.

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  8. David says:

    Also Check out Frisky Dingo. By the same creators. Weirder, but arguably better.

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  9. Damaso's Burnt Shirt says:


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