Let’s just make one thing clear, the series “Archer” on the FX network makes me laugh.
As in my ass. As in right off.
The animated series has started its third amazing season. If you haven’t watched this twisted take about “the world’s most dangerous secret agent” you have missed something that is worth your time if you have ever:
A: Watched a James Bond movie
B: Read a Robert Ludlum novel
C: Wanted to be a secret agent/spy
D: Wanted to laugh your ass right off
The lead character, Sterling Archer (voiced by H. Jon Benjamin) is of course “the man”, though he has to contend with many of life’s challenges–like being a gigantic ego-centric a-hole, while working for his ever-complaining mother Mallory, with his fellow agent and ex-lover Lana, and a cast of others at the mythical ISIS spy agency. I’m not sure I can do the show justice in a few short lines, but if you are a fan of silly comedy–delivered by a cast of brilliant actors, you have to give this a try on Thursday night’s at 10pm.
And since its an animated show (as in a cartoon) they do an amazing job with just their voices. And in their first episode of the new season, they added a guest voice that was just the best.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr. Burt Reynolds!
Burt Reynolds? Smokey and The Bandit, Burt Reynolds? The Longest Yard’s Burt Reynolds? Gator’s Burt Reynolds? Boogie Nights’ Burt Reynolds?
Yeah, him. I thought he might be dead. too. (Sorry, Burt.)
And even as an animated voice, as Sterling Archer put it, “Burt Reynolds is The Man.” (That was before Sterling found out that Burt was doing the nasty with his mother. And hilarity ensued!)
In the days when it was tough to be a guy, particularly a political correct, sensitive and understanding male of the species–Burt Reynolds defined macho. Indeed, Burt Reynolds “es muy macho!”
And my candid admission? There are days when I so wanted to be Burt Reynolds. Seriously.
Amazingly, some of those days have been in recent memory. Because Burt was/is/and forever will be… cool.
And today’s discovery? That Burt Reynolds has still got it.
May have to rent some Burt Reynolds classic films over the weekend to catch-up on the coolness. And that cackle of a laugh of his.
Because…Dude! Burt Reynolds was The Man.
The Good News? He still is. And then some. (As Sterling found out the hard way.)