The BEST Episodes of Archer (2009)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 19, 2020

Network: FX

At the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS), a fictional New York-based intelligence agency, eight dysfunctional secret agents attempt to solve global crises while simultaneously screwing each other over. The team is made up of the narcissistic Sterling Archer; his emotionally distant mother, ISIS director Malory Archer; the always-professional Lana Kane, Sterling's former flame; Ray Gillette, the agency's openly gay bomb specialist; HR head Pam Poovey; mild-mannered accountant-turned-agent Cyril Figgis; 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 8.25
2,301 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 8.24
1,960 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
2,436 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
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
2,214 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
2,182 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
2,179 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
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
2,940 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
2,141 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 8.13
2,733 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
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
2,854 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
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 8.11
2,201 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
2,271 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
1,888 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 8.07
2,373 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
2,251 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
2,720 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
2,419 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
2,918 votes
Writers: Adam Reed
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
2,059 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
2,489 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
2,427 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 8.00
2,234 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
2,051 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 7.98
1,923 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
3,146 votes
Writers: Adam Reed, Mehar Sethi