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List Rules Vote up the best seasons of Archer.

For this poll we're ranking the best seasons of Archer, with the help of your votes. Starring the multi-talented H. Jon Benjamin as Sterling Archer, this comedy about secret agents has grown more popular than FX could have ever imagined. It's hard to argue that Archer isn't an amazing show, but which season is your favorite? From cancer scares to drug deals gone wrong, the show has really done it all. What season of Archer really had you hooked? Whether you liked the earlier seasons or the most recent one, vote up the top Archer seasons and downvote any that you felt were a little dry.

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Archer Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Seasons of Archer
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1 147 VOTES

First Aired: January 27, 2011

In this season, Malory is wiped of her finances, Archer gets checked for cancer and Carol/Cheryl finding out that she is a wealthy heiress.

Funny episodes include "A Growing Concern," "Tragical History," and "White Nights."  

Memorable moments: 
- Archer's use of the Ludovico technique on his mother
- Archer's rampage after learning of the fake cancer drugs
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Archer Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Seasons of Archer
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2 110 VOTES

Air Dates: January 17, 2013, to April 13, 2013

Suffering from amnesia due to his mother's marriage, Archer flips burgers as his colleagues try to jolt his memory back. Then he returns to ISIS and hijinks ensue.

Unforgettable episodes this season include "The Wind Cries Mary," "Vicious Coupling," and "Un Chien Tangerine."

Memorable moments: 
- Pam getting beaten up in a fight
- Archer getting bitten in a... sensitive area
- A Bob's Burgers crossover
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Archer Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Seasons of Archer
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3 124 VOTES

Air Dates: September 15, 2011, to March 22, 2012

Although this season had its initial 16 episode order reduced to 13, it still delivered plenty of comedic espionage. Archer, lost after Season 2's adventures, goes through a series of misadventures, as do his ISIS colleagues, who are searching for him. There is a major revelation about one of ISIS's members, and a reunion with Katya. 

Key episodes include "Heart of Archness," "The Man from Jupiter," and "Bloodly Ferlin." 

Memorable moments:
- Archer becoming a Pirate King
- Ray showing that he can walk
- Archer dismayed with Burt Reynolds
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Archer Season 5 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Seasons of Archer
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4 172 VOTES

Air Dates: January 13, 2014, to April 21, 2014

This season sees a major turnaround as ISIS is disbanded. But Archer reveals he hid a significant amount of cocaine, so the former ISIS agents form a drug cartel. It's a season full of homages to the 1980s, from the title Archer Vice to the various references to the drug culture of the time.

Key episodes include "A Kiss While Dying," "Smugglers' Blues," and "Palace Intrigue." 

Memorable moments:
- Cocaine Pam!
- Archer confronts his fear of crocodiles
- Archer helps deliver Lana's baby
- Cheryl becomes a country music superstar
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