The BEST Episodes of Archer (2009)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Network: FX

Archer follows the exploits of eight dysfunctional secret agents of the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), a fictional New York-based intelligence agency. They are : Sterling Archer, the show's narcissistic, womanizing protagonist, Malory Archer, ISIS director and Sterling's snarky, emotionally distant mother, Lana Kane, Sterling's love interest and mother of his infant daughter, and by far the most professional field agent at ISIS, Ray Gillette, the agency's openly gay bomb specialist, Pam Poovey, the head of the agency's Human Resources department who is often ridiculed by her peers, Cyril Figgis, a mild-mannered accountant-turned-agent, Cheryl Tunt, Malory's delusional, psychotic personal assistant and Dr. Algernop Krieger, a bizarre, morally bankrupt scientist with little regard for the well-being of his subjects.

Un Chien Tangerine

#1 - Un Chien Tangerine

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 21, 2013

Archer and Lana extract an agent from Morocco only to find out his bark is worse than his bite.

star 8.26
2,285 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Mike Arnold
Archer Vice: The Rules of Extraction

#2 - Archer Vice: The Rules of Extraction

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 17, 2014

Archer, Ray, and Cyril raft down a crocodile-filled river while Lana and Pam plan a spa day for Malory.

star 8.25
1,944 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Double Trouble

#3 - Double Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 21, 2011

Krieger works to finish a top-secret project, and Archer brings a mysterious former KGB agent named Katya Kazanova home to meet Malory.

star 8.21
2,416 votes
Live and Let Dine

#4 - Live and Let Dine

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 28, 2013

Archer, Lana, and Cyril go undercover in celebrity chef Lance Casteau's hellish kitchen.

star 8.19
2,196 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
The Honeymooners

#5 - The Honeymooners

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 14, 2013

Archer and Lana pose as newlyweds to stop a sale of enriched uranium.

star 8.17
2,164 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Mike Arnold
Deadly Velvet (2)

#6 - Deadly Velvet (2)

Season 7 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 2, 2016

Things get even deadlier on the set of Deadly Velvet when someone turns up, you guessed it, dead.

star 8.15
2,164 votes
The Man From Jupiter

#7 - The Man From Jupiter

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 19, 2012

Archer is shocked to learn that his mother is dating Archer's idol/hero/man-crush, Burt Reynolds.

star 8.15
2,921 votes
Sea Tunt (2)

#8 - Sea Tunt (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 11, 2013

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

star 8.14
2,128 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Rick Cleveland
El Secuestro

#9 - El Secuestro

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 31, 2011

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.

star 8.14
2,710 votes
Placebo Effect

#10 - Placebo Effect

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 24, 2011

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 marijuana-toking cancer patient (voice of Joan Van Ark). Meanwhile, Cyril learns why Krieger is fluent in Portuguese.

star 8.13
2,831 votes
White Elephant

#11 - White Elephant

Season 5 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 2014

ISIS is raided and disbanded by the U.S. government when it transpires that the agency was never sanctioned by them. Its former staff discover a hidden vault containing one-ton of cocaine, and form a drug cartel to sell the drugs to fund their retirements. Then, Archer becomes Archer Vice.

star 8.10
2,189 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Legs

#12 - Legs

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 31, 2013

Archer's fear of cyborgs hits home when Krieger offers to make robotic legs for Gillette.

star 8.09
2,256 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Archer Vice: Arrivals/Departures

#13 - Archer Vice: Arrivals/Departures

Season 5 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 21, 2014

Archer helps Lana with the delivery of her baby, while Krieger tries to prevent the delivery of a deadly weapon.

star 8.08
1,876 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Space Race (2)

#14 - Space Race (2)

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 22, 2012

Season finale. Archer and the rest of ISIS are held captive by mutineers on the International Space Station.

star 8.08
2,357 votes
The Wind Cries Mary

#15 - The Wind Cries Mary

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 24, 2013

Archer and his former best friend are holed up in the Vermont wilderness, fighting hard to come out on top.

star 8.07
2,232 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Chris Provenzano
Lo Scandalo

#16 - Lo Scandalo

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 16, 2012

Malory turns to Archer and Lana for help when she finds herself in a compromising situation with the Italian prime minister.

star 8.06
2,701 votes
The Papal Chase

#17 - The Papal Chase

Season 4 - Episode 11 - Aired Mar 28, 2013

Archer must rescue the Pope from an assassination plot using Woodhouse as a decoy. Operation Bad Habit is a go.

star 8.05
2,405 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Eric Sims
Skytanic

#18 - Skytanic

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2010

When a bomb threat jeopardizes the maiden voyage of the luxury airship Excelsior, Archer and the ISIS crew must battle the clock (and each other) to avert disaster.

star 8.04
2,881 votes
Coyote Lovely

#19 - Coyote Lovely

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 7, 2013

Archer heads to the Mexican border to capture a notorious coyote, which is Spanish for coyote.

star 8.04
2,039 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Fugue and Riffs

#20 - Fugue and Riffs

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 17, 2013

Archer, I mean Bob, has amnesia and decides the only cure is a spa weekend.

star 8.03
2,470 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Space Race (1)

#21 - Space Race (1)

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 15, 2012

Archer and his colleagues at ISIS voyage to the final frontier in an effort to prevent a catastrophe on the International Space Station.

star 8.01
2,411 votes
Sea Tunt (1)

#22 - Sea Tunt (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 4, 2013

Cheryl's brother Cecil Tunt and his girlfriend Tiffy drive her crazier than usual as they travel into the Bermuda Triangle. Where mysteries abound!.

star 8.01
2,223 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Viscous Coupling

#23 - Viscous Coupling

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 14, 2013

Archer's former fiancée calls on him to rescue her cyborg boyfriend from outer space, but he has other things on his mind.

star 8.00
2,038 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Archer Vice: Baby Shower

#24 - Archer Vice: Baby Shower

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 3, 2014

Archer decides to give Lana the perfect baby shower gift by forcing Kenny Loggins to sing a duet with Cherlene. Something something Danja Zown!

star 7.99
1,908 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Swiss Miss

#25 - Swiss Miss

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 27, 2011

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 Archer soon finds out the real threat is his protectee: an underage nymphomaniac who will stop at nothing to bed the world’s greatest spy.

star 7.97
3,116 votes
Writers: Adam Reed, Mehar Sethi