Another Reason FX’s Archer is the Best

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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.

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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.


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Bill
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Bill

Archer made a Johnny Bench reference way back in the first episode about Lana’s giant hands: http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/01/the-ten-most-obsure-archer-jokes-explained/

Bluebird in Boulder
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Bluebird in Boulder

Truck-a-saurus!

TR
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TR

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

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

Cody
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Cody

Danger Zone!

Michael Bloomberg
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Michael Bloomberg

Nobody smokes our Jays!

Ray P. Mann
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Ray P. Mann

Who else jacks it to Lana?

cyril
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cyril

just jackin’ it

Nevin
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Nevin

Erm, Helloo…

dbssaber
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dbssaber

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

David
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David

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

David
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David

“ITS NON-FLAMMABLE HELIUM! NOT HYDROGEN! WHAT ABOUT THIS ARE YOU NOT GETTING?”

“Well, the core concept… obviously”

m as in
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m as in

MANCY

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Damaso's Burnt Shirt

YOU ARE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!

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