The BEST Episodes of Archer (2009)

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 10, 2019

Network: FXX

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

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

star 8.26
2,279 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

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

star 8.25
1,939 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Double Trouble

#3 - Double Trouble

Season 2 - Episode 13

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
2,407 votes
Live and Let Dine

#4 - Live and Let Dine

Season 4 - Episode 7

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

star 8.19
2,189 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
The Honeymooners

#5 - The Honeymooners

Season 4 - Episode 9

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

star 8.17
2,155 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Mike Arnold
Deadly Velvet (2)

#6 - Deadly Velvet (2)

Season 7 - Episode 10

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

star 8.15
2,158 votes
The Man From Jupiter

#7 - The Man From Jupiter

Season 3 - Episode 1

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

star 8.15
2,911 votes
El Secuestro

#8 - El Secuestro

Season 2 - Episode 10

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
2,704 votes
Sea Tunt (2)

#9 - Sea Tunt (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

star 8.14
2,122 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Rick Cleveland
Placebo Effect

#10 - Placebo Effect

Season 2 - Episode 9

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
2,824 votes
White Elephant

#11 - White Elephant

Season 5 - Episode 1

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
2,183 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Legs

#12 - Legs

Season 4 - Episode 3

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

star 8.09
2,251 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Space Race (2)

#13 - Space Race (2)

Season 3 - Episode 10

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

star 8.08
2,351 votes
Archer Vice: Arrivals/Departures

#14 - Archer Vice: Arrivals/Departures

Season 5 - Episode 13

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

star 8.08
1,871 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
The Wind Cries Mary

#15 - The Wind Cries Mary

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 8.07
2,225 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Chris Provenzano
Lo Scandalo

#16 - Lo Scandalo

Season 3 - Episode 5

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

star 8.06
2,695 votes
The Papal Chase

#17 - The Papal Chase

Season 4 - Episode 11

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

star 8.05
2,396 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Eric Sims
Skytanic

#18 - Skytanic

Season 1 - Episode 7

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
2,875 votes
Coyote Lovely

#19 - Coyote Lovely

Season 4 - Episode 8

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

star 8.04
2,032 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Fugue and Riffs

#20 - Fugue and Riffs

Season 4 - Episode 1

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

star 8.02
2,464 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Space Race (1)

#21 - Space Race (1)

Season 3 - Episode 9

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
2,406 votes
Sea Tunt (1)

#22 - Sea Tunt (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12

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
2,216 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Viscous Coupling

#23 - Viscous Coupling

Season 4 - Episode 5

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
2,033 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Archer Vice: Baby Shower

#24 - Archer Vice: Baby Shower

Season 5 - Episode 6

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
1,902 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed
Midnight Ron

#25 - Midnight Ron

Season 4 - Episode 4

The beginning of beautiful hatred between Archer and his new stepfather plays out as the two are chased by gangsters.

star 7.97
2,190 votes
Directors: Adam Reed
Writers: Adam Reed, Tesha Kondrat