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Archer is an animated television series centered around the protagonist Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) and his cohorts who perform various acts of global espionage. The show is known for its adult-themed humor and anachronistic settings, and has gained a significant fan following on the internet.


On September 17th, 2009, a pilot sneak peak for Archer aired on the FX network. On January 14th, 2010, the first season of the show officially premiered on the television channel. Archer has continued to run for an additional six seasons, with the latest premiering on March 31st, 2016.

Online Presence

On February 21st, 2010, the Archer Wiki[3] was launched, garnering upwards of 545 pages in the next seven years. On November 8th, the official Archer Facebook[4] page was created, which gained over 2.6 million likes within six years. On December 23rd, YouTuber The Gamers' Temple posted a mock "office etiquette" public service announcement, featuring various clips from Archer (shown below, left). Over the next five years, the video gathered more than 1.6 million views. In January 2011, the /r/ArcherFX subreddit was launched for discussions about the animated television series. On May 12th, YouTuber gregtherobot uploaded a montage of notable clips from the show, garnering upwards of 3.7 million views and 2,000 comments in five years (shown below, right). On August 3rd, the "FYeahArcher" Tumblr[7] blog was created. In November, a Twitter[5] feed for the show was launched.

On January 15th, 2014, the official ArcherOnFX[8] Tumblr blog was created. On January 20th, 2015, the late night talk show Conan posted a segment in which an animated Conan O'Brien goes on an adventure with Sterling Archer (shown below). Within two years, a YouTube upload of the video received more than three million views and 1,800 comments.


In 2010, Archer's voice actor H. Jon Benjamin was nomination for a Primtime Emmy Away for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance. In 2014, Archer was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program. On the review aggregator Metacritic,[2] the show has received scores of 78 (Season 1), 88 (Season 2), 75 (Season 3) and 80 (Season 4).

Do You Want Ants?

"Do you want ants? Because that’s how you get ants" is a memorable quote said by the character Malory Archer while explaining the dangers of leaving sugary food products uncovered in an office. Online, the phrasal template “Do you want X? Because that’s how you get X" is typically used as a reaction image to warn against the potentially negative consequences of acting upon a decision.


"Sploosh" is an onomatopoeic expression mimicking a splashing sound that is often used to indicate female sexual arousal. The word was popularized after appearing in Archer Season 1 Episode 10, in which the character Pam Poovey says “sploosh” after hearing her boss Sterling Archer discuss having a ménage à trois with two princesses (shown below).

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[1] Wikipedia – Archer

[2] Metacritic – Archer

[3] Wikia – Archer

[4] Facebook – Archer

[5] Twitter – @ArcherFX

[6] Reddit – /r/ArcherFX

[7] Tumblr – FYeahArcher

[8] Tumblr – ArcherFX

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