The best thing about Archer being an animated show is that anything is possible. We've seen the ISIS gang travel across the world, fight pirates in space, and adventure beneath the sea. It makes sense, then, that for the new season Adam Reed would create a premise in which he could continue being outrageous and stretch the limits of his illustrated imaginations.
After four seasons of spy hijinks, the writers "got bored" and created drastic change for their characters. The once respected super-spies have been operating without the consent of the government (and betrayed the government, but hey, as Sterling Archer says, "Potato, patreason") and are turning to drug dealing [...]
Voice actor extraordinaire Jon Benjamin has been one of the most prominent talents in his field for years now, voicing major characters on Bob's Burgers, Archer, Home Movies, and more. Now, we finally get to see how he manages to achieve such a high level of voiceover perfection: torturing his engineers.
In the above video, Jon Benjamin explains that he has been speaking to his son only in a British accent since he was four months old. His son is now nine and has no idea his dad is not British. This is probably a bit. Yet, maybe it isn't. When you watch it, it's hard not to think, "Only a crazy person would do this." But doesn't Jon Benjamin seem like a crazy person? Yes, yes he does. Have you ever seen The Prestige? It's just like that but comedic and with fake British accents. Wait, The Prestige had fake British accents – it is EXACTLY like The Prestige.
It's going to be hard to watch Comedy Central's Jon Benjamin Has a Van, without imagining it's Sterling Archer traveling across the United States reporting on fake human interest stories. Which he would definitely not do, seeing as how it might involve interacting with ugly, stupid people. Says the his new show's site, "Jon Benjamin takes you for a ride in this new inventive, irreverent and hilarious narrative/fake news magazine comedy show, Jon Benjamin Has a Van. Every week Jon brings you fresh and unique takes on stories from all across America. Each show is a new adventure where Jon unwittingly becomes part of a story he's investigating." [...]