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Archer Live



Alexa and I had such a great time at Archer Live last night! A good portion of the cast was there: H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer), Amber Nash (Pam), Chris Parnell (Cyril), Aisha Tyler (Lana), Lucky Yates (Dr. Krieger), and in an unexpected appearance, the great Jessica Walter (Malory Archer). Led by producer Matt Thompson and playing to a sold-out crowd, the cast did a live reading of certain classic scenes (often with help from audience members), shared new material, showed little-seen videos (my favorite was Dr. Krieger’s tentacle porn homage to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” video), and invited a drunk attendee who was about to be escorted out by security onto the stage to dance for them instead. Which he did. To “Danger Zone.”

We heard the song “Danger Zone” a lot last night. A lot. Sorry, Kenny Loggins, but you and I might need to take a break for a while.

The whole thing was great, if not exactly a well oiled machine. There was a lot of horsing around and ragging on each other, but that was half the fun. I even got to ask a question! I asked if any of the cast was ever tempted to own an ocelot in real life. They didn’t really answer the question, as they were too busy improvising a song they made up about me: “Moustache Nick.” (Just FYI, in case you were wondering, there are very few nice words that rhyme with Nick.)

So if a character shows up in season 5 named Moustache Nick, now you know where that came from.

Archer Live is must-see for fans of the show. Catch it if it comes to your town!

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