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The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time 

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List of the best Archer episodes, as determined by voters like you. Fans will also enjoy fun facts about the voice actors and famous people who look like Archer characters. Starring Jon Benjamin as the voice of agent Sterling Archer, FX's Archer has some of the funniest episodes of an adult cartoon that you'll ever see. With all the amazing episodes of the show that exist, it's hard to trust just one person's opinion of what the top Archer episodes of all time are. Fans of Archer are very passionate about the show, and there are often debates over which episodes are the greatest. That's why this list exists- so you can vote for your favorites and we can find out once and for all what everyone thinks the funniest episode of Archer is. 

List includes episodes like "Diversity Hire," "Killing Utne" and everything in between. What is the best Archer episode of all time? Upvote your favorites and let your opinion be heard. If you missed a season, check this guide to see the must watch funny episodes including the one about cancer. If you're a big Jon Benjamin fan we also have a list of the best Bob's Burgers episodes too. If you're a big fan of the show in general, check out more shows like Archer. 

 

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Placebo Effect is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Archer - Season 2

Original Airing: March 24, 2011

Season 2, Episode 9

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 ...more
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Lo Scandalo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Archer - Season 3

Original Airing: February 16, 2012

Season 3, Episode 5

Malory turns to Archer and Lana for help when she finds herself in a compromising situation with the Italian prime minister.
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El Secuestro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 10, Season: Archer - Season 2

Original Airing: March 31, 2011

Season 2, Episode 10

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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Stage Two is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 8, Season: Archer - Season 2

Original Airing: March 17, 2011

Season 2, Episode 8

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 ...more
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Swiss Miss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Archer - Season 2

Original Airing: January 27, 2011

Season 2, Episode 1

In yet another attempt to secure funding for ISIS, Malory drags her agents to the luxury winter resort town of Gstaad to protect a Swiss billionaire's daughter from a kidnapping threat. But ...more
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Legs is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Legs Episode: 3, Season: Archer - Season 4

Original Airing: January 31, 2013

Season 4, Episode 3

Archer's fear of cyborgs hits home when Krieger offers to make robotic legs for Gillette.
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The Limited is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
The Limited Episode: 3, Season: Archer - Season 3

Original Airing: February 2, 2012

Season 3, Episode 3

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police enlist the help of ISIS to transport a captured Canadian terrorist. On a train.
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Pipeline Fever is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 4, Season: Archer - Season 2

Original Airing: February 17, 2011

Season 2, Episode 4

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 ...more
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Heart of Archness: Part ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Heart of Archness: Part I Episode: 4, Season: Archer - Season 0

Original Airing: Sep 15 2011

Malory hires an adventurer named Rip Riley (voice of Patrick Warburton) to find Archer, who has been missing since his fiancée was murdered on their wedding day. Rip finds him on a ...more
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Space Race (1) is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Space Race: Part 1 Episode: 9, Season: Archer - Season 3

Original Airing: March 15, 2012

Season 3, Episode 9

Archer and his colleagues at ISIS voyage to the final frontier in an effort to prevent a catastrophe on the International Space Station.
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Skorpio is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Skorpio Episode: 6, Season: Archer - Season 1

Original Airing: February 11, 2010

Season 1, Episode 6

Archer must rescue Lana from the clutches of Skorpio, the infamous arms dealer. Meanwhile, Cyril fears not only for his girlfriend's life, but her succumbing to the seductive nature of Archer's ...more
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Bloody Ferlin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Bloody Ferlin Episode: 6, Season: Archer - Season 3

Original Airing: February 23, 2012

Season 3, Episode 6

Archer must help Gillette save his younger brother from a crooked sheriff in the backwoods of West Virginia.
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Honeypot is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Archer - Season 1

Original Airing: February 4, 2010

Season 1, Episode 5

Malory's career is threatened when a sensitive videotape falls into the hands of a rogue (and roguish) Cuban agent, so she calls on Archer’s expertise in seduction to turn the tables on her ...more
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El Contador is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
El Contador Episode: 2, Season: Archer - Season 3

Original Airing: January 26, 2012

Season 3, Episode 2

Cyril is promoted to field agent, while Malory institutes a strict drug-testing policy. Neither of which sit well with the staff of ISIS.
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The Wind Cries Mary is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
The Wind Cries Mary Episode: 2, Season: Archer - Season 4

Original Airing: January 24, 2013

Season 4, Episode 2

Archer and his former best friend are holed up in the Vermont wilderness, fighting hard to come out on top.
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The Papal Chase is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 11, Season: Archer - Season 4

Original Airing: March 28, 2013

Season 4, Episode 11

Archer must rescue the Pope from an assassination plot using Woodhouse as a decoy. Operation Bad Habit is a go.
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The Honeymooners is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 9, Season: Archer - Season 4

Original Airing: March 14, 2013

Season 4, Episode 9

Archer and Lana pose as newlyweds to stop a sale of enriched uranium.
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Diversity Hire is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Diversity Hire Episode: 3, Season: Archer - Season 1

Original Airing: January 21, 2010

Season 1, Episode 3

Owing to a rash of agent deaths (the result of Sterling's carelessness), ISIS can't meet government diversity standards. Enter the gruffly elegant Conway Stern, an "onyx" agent who ...more
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Space Race (2) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 10, Season: Archer - Season 3

Original Airing: March 22, 2012

Season 3, Episode 10

Season finale. Archer and the rest of ISIS are held captive by mutineers on the International Space Station.
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Mole Hunt is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Mole Hunt Episode: 1, Season: Archer - Season 1

Original Airing: September 17, 2009

Season 1, Episode 1

Archer is in trouble with his Mother and the Comptroller because his expense account is way out of proportion to his actual expenses. So he creates the idea that a Mole has breached ISIS and he ...more
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Training Day is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Training Day Episode: 2, Season: Archer - Season 1

Original Airing: January 14, 2010

Season 1, Episode 2

Lana's residual lust for Archer prompts Malory to promote Cyril to field agent. Archer then trains his new competition as only he can, whilst Malory frets over her own past and her son's
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Heart of Archness: Part ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 5, Season: Archer - Season 0

Original Airing: Sep 22 2011

On the tropical island, Archer has emerged as Pirate King and must deal with it. Meanwhile, his ISIS colleagues keep up their attempts to rescue him. Sort of.
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Jeu Monegasque is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 11, Season: Archer - Season 2

Original Airing: April 7, 2011

Season 2, Episode 11

When a mysterious stranger summons Malory and her intrepid ISIS agents to Monaco, all bets are off! Well, actually all bets are on. Because Monaco is basically one giant casino, and Archer has ...more
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The Man From Jupiter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 1, Season: Archer - Season 3

Original Airing: January 19, 2012

Season 3, Episode 1

Archer is shocked to learn that his mother is dating Archer's idol/hero/man-crush, Burt Reynolds.
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Sea Tunt: Part 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 'Archer' Episodes of All Time
Episode: 13, Season: Archer - Season 4

Original Airing: April 11, 2013

Season 4, Episode 13

Archer and the ISIS crew go to an underwater SEA LABoratory to stop the deranged Captain Murphy.