A Naughty Good Time with Archer’s Adam Reed & Aisha Tyler!

A Naughty Good Time with Archer’s Adam Reed & Aisha Tyler!

Last week, I took part in an insanely fun Q&A for FX’s Archer, with show creator Adam Reed (who also happens to voice the character of Ray Gillette) and star Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane). Rather than take what they shared in that interview and put my unique little touches on it, I thought I’d just strip it down and give you what they had to say about tonight’s Season 2 Premiere, “Swiss Miss”!

Aisha Tyler: The season opener “Swiss Miss” is … really wonderful because I think it’s a classic Archer episode, but it’s also just really – reminiscent is probably too light a word. It’s like smack dab in the middle of all the great espionage movies, all the great – the whole Bond … it really feels very “spy-y” and it’s “action-y.” Adam, you said something about the fact that it was great that the show is animated, because you know we could never afford to shoot ten seconds of this amazing kind of big chase scene in the middle of the show. You can draw trees for days …

Adam Reed: … or one tree …

AT: … one tree over and over again of varying heights and sizes. So, it’s really explosive. It’s fun. It’s really funny. I think it’s a perfect example of what we do best on the show, which is a combination of international elegance, high intellectualism, and dirty jokes … In “Swiss Miss,” the whole group goes to Gstaad, ostensibly to protect the daughter of – what does he do? He’s like an international chief …

AR: … he’s a captain of industry …

AT: … captain of industry and that’s enough. He has this like insanely precocious daughter and we’re all there to protect her. There’s another group of evil doers from some unknown origin. Maybe they’re Basque?

AR: Their accents are a little hard to pin down.

AT: Yes, they just sound mean and European, as if they drink wine out of glasses with no stems. I mean really … lowlife. They are planning on kidnapping this young lady, and maybe we all just sleep with each other! That’s the thing, there’s always time for sex on our show, in between the high intrigue, but, this young girl who’s underage becomes this albatross for poor Archer, who’s really not a very disciplined guy anyway. He, for the first time, displays some self-discipline, but it just backfires. For once, Archer has it all together and none of us believe him because he’s kind of a DB. His normal MO is DB-ness. It’s hilarious. There’s a snowmobile race, dancing monkeys …

AR: … we invent a new drink.

AT: … we invent a new drink, a Green Russian.

AR: The Green Russian, which is absinthe and milk …

AT: … which seems just unacceptable as a beverage or a housecleaning product, but wonderful things happen after people start drinking the Green Russians, wonderful things. Malory explodes. It’s awesome. It’s really great. Somebody catches on fire. Somebody has their wedding jewels in their tackle boxes. That’s a line. It’s just great. There’s nudity. There are dancing bears. Five minutes into the show, Adam Reed does this off-shoot. It’s really good. I’ve seen it maybe four or five times. We aired it at Comic-Con. I have never heard such thunderous laughter except in my own head at night before I go to bed.

So there you go – Adam Reed and Aisha Tyler want YOU to watch the Season 2 Premiere of Archer! Let the naughty good times begin! Catch “Swiss Miss” tonight at 10pm on FX.

Image Courtesy of FX

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Melissa, aka The Televixen, is a Toronto-based TV blogger and podcaster with a weakness for vampires and viper pilots. After freelancing with print and online magazines for several years, she founded TheTelevixen.com in 2008. An avid split-screen viewer and social media aficionado, no TV watching experience is complete without her laptop. Melissa adores being part of the online community, and you can often find her guesting on other blogs and podcasts.