ARCHER Season Four Will Include BOB'S BURGERS Crossover Episode
Published: August 10, 2012 - 10:18am
FX’s critically acclaimed hit animated series Archer, which features the voice talent of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler and Jessica Walter, is slated to return for a 13-episode fourth season later this year.
Archer is an animated, half-hour comedy that revolves around the spy agency known as the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and the lives of its employees. Although their work of espionage, reconnaissance missions, wiretapping and undercover surveillances is daunting and enigmatic, every covert operation and global crisis are actually unmitigated occasions for the ISIS staff to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gains, pleasures and prosperity.
During a recent interview, Archer star H. Jon Benjaminrevealed that the show's next season will contain a crossover episode with another animated series he lends his voice to:
"[Archer creator Adam Reed] really likes Bob’s Burgers. And the fourth season has a Bob’s Burgers tie-in, which is really bizarre. It’s like a Bourne Identity-type plotline. It starts off with Archer as Bob, making hamburgers, but he doesn’t know that he’s Archer. He’s at the restaurant and these, like, I think Russian thugs come in, and Bob dispatches them expertly. And then he’s like, What just happened? How did I do that? So he has to try to figure out why he’s so good at killing people."
Bob's Burgers is an Emmy-nominated workplace comedy series that centers on the Belchers - parents Bob and Linda, and their children Tina, Gene, and Louise - who run a hamburger restaurant. Benjamin confirmed that, while the crossover episode won't feature Bob's kids, John Roberts will be featured as the voice of his wife Linda.
"It’s Archer-style animation, but with all the accoutrements and characteristics of the [Bob’s] characters. It is a little weird because you have to be a fan of both to understand it. But you don’t have to know about Bob’s Burgers to enjoy it."
Archer features the voices of H. Jon Benjamin as the highly skilled yet incredibly vain master spy Sterling Archer; Aisha Tyler as fellow agent provocateur Lana Kane; Jessica Walter as Archer’s domineering mother and the rapacious CEO of ISIS, Malory Archer; Chris Parnell as the easily intimidated comptroller of ISIS, Cyril Figgis; Judy Greer as Malory’s loquacious secretary, Cheryl; Amber Nash as the discordant director of human resources for ISIS, Pam Poovey; and George Coe as Archer’s elderly and always exploited butler, Woodhouse. The series airs exclusively on FX.