History YMMV / Archer

21st Oct '17 9:29:44 PM Eagal
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** While Dreamland ends with the identity of Dream!Woodhouse's killer revealed, it doesn't really do much in the grand scheme of things: Archer is still [[spoiler:in a coma and with no signs of getting better or waking up, which is a jarring contrast to the several {{Cliffhanger}} endings of the previous seasons, since it not only gives no clue as to how the next season will go down, it barely even solves the problem that started in that one adding nothing to the MythArc outside of the death of Woodhouse. And since everything is just [[AdventuresInComaland a coma-induced dream]], none of these events will be relevant again if season 9 takes place back in the real world]].

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** While Dreamland ends with the identity of Dream!Woodhouse's Woodhouse's killer revealed, it doesn't really do much in the grand scheme of things: Archer is still [[spoiler:in a coma and with no signs of getting better or waking up, which is a jarring contrast to the several {{Cliffhanger}} endings of the previous seasons, since it not only gives no clue as to how the next season will go down, it barely even solves the problem that started in that one adding nothing to the MythArc outside of the death of Woodhouse. And since everything is just [[AdventuresInComaland a coma-induced dream]], none of these events will be relevant again if season 9 takes place back in the real world]].



** Seasons 7 and 8, much like season 5, had overarching plot lines tying their episodes together. [[spoiler: both times these plot lines ultimately get resolved anti-climatically with several questions left unanswered; Longwater was just an insurance scam, Dream!Woodhouse was killed by Dutch on a whim. Elements of the fandom have not received this apparent trend into AntiClimax and TheChrisCarterEffect well.]]

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** Seasons 7 and 8, much like season 5, had overarching plot lines tying their episodes together. [[spoiler: both times these plot lines ultimately get resolved anti-climatically with several questions left unanswered; Longwater was just an insurance scam, Dream!Woodhouse Woodhouse was killed by Dutch on a whim. Elements of the fandom have not received this apparent trend into AntiClimax and TheChrisCarterEffect well.]]
30th Sep '17 11:46:04 AM maxwellsilver
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** While Dreamland ends with the identity of Dream!Woodhouse revealed, it doesn't really do much in the grand scheme of things: Archer is still [[spoiler:in a coma and with no signs of getting better or waking up, which is a jarring contrast to the several {{Cliffhanger}} endings of the previous seasons, since it not only gives no clue as to how the next season will go down, it barely even solves the problem that started in that one adding nothing to the MythArc outside of the death of Woodhouse. And since everything is just [[AdventuresInComaland a coma-induced dream]], none of these events will be relevant again if season 9 takes place back in the real world]].

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** While Dreamland ends with the identity of Dream!Woodhouse Dream!Woodhouse's killer revealed, it doesn't really do much in the grand scheme of things: Archer is still [[spoiler:in a coma and with no signs of getting better or waking up, which is a jarring contrast to the several {{Cliffhanger}} endings of the previous seasons, since it not only gives no clue as to how the next season will go down, it barely even solves the problem that started in that one adding nothing to the MythArc outside of the death of Woodhouse. And since everything is just [[AdventuresInComaland a coma-induced dream]], none of these events will be relevant again if season 9 takes place back in the real world]].
30th Sep '17 11:42:11 AM maxwellsilver
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*** In a flashback we see a young Archer being shuffled out of a child psychiatrist's office by an outraged Malory, calling the doctor a quack, possibly implying that she or Woodhouse noticed something was off about him, but when the doctor said it might be autism, she angrily refused the idea outright. (He also can't figure out a simple shape-sorter game at what we assume is at least 5 years old).

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*** In a flashback we see a young Archer being shuffled out of a child psychiatrist's office by an outraged Malory, calling the doctor a quack, possibly implying that she or Woodhouse noticed something was off about him, but when the doctor said it might be autism, she angrily refused the idea outright. (He also can't figure out a simple shape-sorter game at what we assume is at least 5 years old).old, going by the details of his birth revealed in ''The Double Deuce").
27th Aug '17 1:05:43 AM Doug86
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** In the UsefulNotes/WW1 flashback in "Double Deuce", Reggie got shot by a German sniper after Woodhouse wasted three matches lighting his cigarette during night time in No Man's Land. This is a reference to a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_on_a_match_(superstition) superstition]] (that might or might not have really existed) that lighting three matches in a row meant certain death because it allowed enemy snipers to spot, aim at and finally fire at each of the lights.

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** In the UsefulNotes/WW1 UsefulNotes/WorldWarI flashback in "Double Deuce", Reggie got shot by a German sniper after Woodhouse wasted three matches lighting his cigarette during night time in No Man's Land. This is a reference to a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_on_a_match_(superstition) superstition]] (that might or might not have really existed) that lighting three matches in a row meant certain death because it allowed enemy snipers to spot, aim at and finally fire at each of the lights.
13th Jul '17 7:04:04 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Taking quotes from ''Archer'' and pasting them on still photos from Film/JamesBond films. For some reason, the Connery films are most popular.

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** Taking quotes from ''Archer'' and pasting them on still photos from Film/JamesBond films. For some reason, the Connery Creator/SeanConnery films are most popular.
13th Jul '17 7:03:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Lana waterboarding Archer. While it was supposed to come across as LaserGuidedKarma for backing out on it in training but it is quickly revealed that she actually did it to see if he had feelings for Veronica Deane and refused to stop until he affirmed her suspicions.

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** Lana waterboarding [[WaterTorture waterboarding]] Archer. While it was supposed to come across as LaserGuidedKarma for backing out on it in training but it is quickly revealed that she actually did it to see if he had feelings for Veronica Deane and refused to stop until he affirmed her suspicions.



** Googling "earballs" brings up an Urban Dictionary entry claiming that Cheryl popularized the word; however, Dr. Timothy Leary used to say it when he was still alive.

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** Googling "earballs" brings up an Urban Dictionary Website/UrbanDictionary entry claiming that Cheryl popularized the word; however, Dr. Timothy Leary used to say it when he was still alive.
9th Jul '17 11:55:09 AM Arcana4th
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* TheChrisCarterEffect:
** While Dreamland ends with the identity of Dream!Woodhouse revealed, it doesn't really do much in the grand scheme of things: Archer is still [[spoiler:in a coma and with no signs of getting better or waking up, which is a jarring contrast to the several {{Cliffhanger}} endings of the previous seasons, since it not only gives no clue as to how the next season will go down, it barely even solves the problem that started in that one adding nothing to the MythArc outside of the death of Woodhouse. And since everything is just [[AdventuresInComaland a coma-induced dream]], none of these events will be relevant again if season 9 takes place back in the real world]].
** All pretenses of investigating who Archer's father is were seemingly dropped back in season three, with the last mention to it being a repressed memory flashback in "Once Bitten" of Archer being visited by his father in his fifth birthday, which doesn't reveal his identity neither to Archer nor the audience. After that, nor Malory is interested in telling the father nor is Archer interested in finding out or both have seemingly forgotten this was an issue.
17th Jun '17 9:19:56 PM maxwellsilver
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** Because the show in general devotes a lot of time to Archer's traumatic childhood, his odd PetTheDog moments, and drops heavy hints that he suffers from some un-diagnosed mental problems (which could range from depression to autism), Archer in general comes off as way more sympathetic than he probably should be in a lot of scenarios. No matter how much of an asshole he is, it's pretty hard to outright hate him since you understand ''why'' he acts the way he does, and the show displays that he's ultimately a good guy once you get deep down enough. In-universe, people who hear about Sterling's issues will remark "that explains a lot."

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** Because the show in general devotes a lot of time to Archer's traumatic childhood, his odd PetTheDog moments, and drops heavy hints that he suffers from some un-diagnosed undiagnosed mental problems (which could range from depression to autism), Archer in general comes off as way more sympathetic than he probably should be in a lot of scenarios. No matter how much of an asshole he is, it's pretty hard to outright hate him since you understand ''why'' he acts the way he does, and the show displays that he's ultimately a good guy once you get deep down enough. In-universe, people who hear about Sterling's issues will remark "that explains a lot."



*** And adding to that, there was never really any good FreudianExcuse for Lana's behavior, so her nasty moments usually just comes off as mean and unsympathetic for her own sake. Compare this to Archer whose FreudianExcuse is covered throroughly and tends to come off as UnintentionallySympathetic due to understanding just ''why'' he acts like a jackass.

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*** And adding to that, there was never really any good FreudianExcuse for Lana's behavior, so her nasty moments usually just comes off as mean and unsympathetic for her own sake. Compare this to Archer whose FreudianExcuse is covered throroughly thoroughly and tends to come off as UnintentionallySympathetic due to understanding just ''why'' he acts like a jackass. jackass.
*** And even during the pregnancy, when Archer proposed to her despite thinking he ''wasn't'' the father, she claimed she would "rather lose the baby than marry [him]" while (unknowingly) pointing a gun at her belly.
26th May '17 12:17:09 AM TheHoff779
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** Seasons 7 and 8, much like season 5, had overarching plot lines tying their episodes together. [[spoiler: both times these plot lines ultimately get resolved anti-climatically with several questions left unanswered; Longwater was just an insurance scam, Dream!Woodhouse was killed by Dutch on a whim. Elements of the fandom have not received this apparent trend into AntiClimax and TheChrisCarterEffect well.]]
13th May '17 2:13:45 AM mariofan1000
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* AssPull: Even with the fact that he's MadeOfIron and it left him in a coma, Archer surviving [[spoiler: being shot and left bleeding in a pool for what very well was probably hours]] at all counts as this.

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* AssPull: Even with the fact that he's MadeOfIron and it left him in a coma, Archer surviving [[spoiler: being shot and left bleeding in a pool for what very well was probably hours]] at all counts as this.
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