Archer

TV Show • 2009 • Action  

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Sterling Archer is the world's most daunting spy. He works for ISIS, a spy agency run by his mother. In between dealing with his boss and his co-workers - one of whom is his ex-girlfriend - Archer manages to annoy or seduce everyone that crosses his path. His antics are only excusable because at the end of the day, he still somehow always manages to thwart whatever crises was threatening mankind.
This tv show contains 91 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
1 supporters
Yes
18
No
4
4
Anonymous
In one of the last episodes of season 8, dogs are graphically shown having their mouths ripped open/jaws ripped off by an enraged character.
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Unanswered Triggers
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
0
MenezDaou
Cheryl's pet ocelot Babou is shown to live in unsuitable conditions, without any toys and no enrichment. Archer himself takes notice that the animal is extremely bored, which is textbook neglect
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Is an animal sad?
33 supporters
Yes
0
No
0
0
Lucro
no infact the attack osalat and the rabbit that had a brain chip implanted into it were both very happy, not to mention the lemur that was left locked in a room for a couple of years eating clothes to survive
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
32 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
Is there dementia/Alzheimer's?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Is there deadnaming or birthnaming?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Is someone eaten?
15 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
0
Yes
0
No
0
0
SiRenfield
“Damn tinnitus!”
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Abandonment
0
SiRenfield
Sterling was left at boarding school as soon as possible (way younger than the recommended age might I add) including how she neglected to mention her moving addresses one time, not that things were better when he was with his mother
1 comment | Add comment
Abuse
Yes
7
No
0
0
Lucro
its literally the main plot device of the main character...
1 comment | Add comment
Is someone stalked?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
1
Is there domestic violence?
40 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
3
Yes
4
No
0
Is someone gaslighted?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
1
Is a child abused?
55 supporters
Yes
11
No
1
1
arii
archer when he was a child.
1 comment | Add comment
Addiction
3
waycarriedaway
Woodhouse has a heroin addiction and other characters are either seen using drugs or mentioning drugs throughout the show
1 comment | Add comment
Is there addiction?
6 supporters
Yes
15
No
1
0
arii
archer is an alcoholic and pam becomes addicted to cocaine, cheryl sniffs glue, malory also appears to have a bit of an alcohol problem and krieger is a heroin addict
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
19
No
1
3
waycarriedaway
Both Archer and his mother abuse alcohol literally every day.
2 comments | Add comment
Animal
Were animals harmed in the making?
52 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
4
Does a horse die?
41 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
7
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
78 supporters
Yes
13
No
2
2
nodeaddogs
In a particular episode in season 9, a snake and many Komodo dragons are brutally killed. Throughout the series there are also several animal deaths as a result of Krieger’s experiments
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Are animals abused?
93 supporters
Yes
12
No
1
3
nodeaddogs
Krieger does many experiments on animals that can easily be considered animal abuse.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
Yes
9
No
2
2
Josiemommy
Can’t remember what season but Archer bonds with a tiger in a cage that ultimately is shot and killed
1 comment | Add comment
Are rabbits harmed?
30 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Does a cat die?
82 supporters
Yes
2
No
9
0
MenezDaou
no domestic cats were harmed, but a tiger was shot in one episode
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Does a pet die?
69 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does a dragon die?
11 supporters
Yes
2
No
10
1
herooftime8
Clarification: Komodo dragons, not fantasy dragons.
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Are there spiders?
25 supporters
Yes
7
No
1
1
182times
S13 E2 11 mins in. and again at 14:30 ish.
Also S13 E8 at 19:30
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1
SiRenfield
Ironically Sterling would very much have this trigger pinned as alligators are easily his best fear. With crocodiles at a close second
1 comment | Add comment
Are there snakes?
9 supporters
Yes
13
No
1
0
Grace19
Season 4, Episode 6

Archer is bitten by a snake (on the taint)
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Are there bugs?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
5
Assault
Does a woman get slapped?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Is someone drugged?
12 supporters
Yes
5
No
0
0
Koviiku
In Blood Test (s2 ep3) Cyril is drugged via heroin to collect a sample of his blood unknowingly for a paternity test, and is later implied to be sexually assaulted by Ray and Pam while unconscious.
2 comments | Add comment
Is there pedophilia?
53 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Yes
5
No
0
0
Koviiku
In Liquid Lunch (s7 ep8) Archer is consensually waterboarded…. if that counts ?
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Is rape mentioned?
36 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Is someone beaten up by a bully?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
0
Is someone restrained?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Yes
14
No
1
3
nodeaddogs
A lot of things that happen constitute sexual assault and there are many jokes about sexual assault/harassment
2 comments | Add comment
Is someone's mouth covered?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Yes
4
No
0
Bodily Harm
Yes
14
No
1
1
herooftime8
A Season 2 episode shows Archer shaving with a straight razor and dropping it by accident.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
0
cannibalismcodedandpilled
one character gets his hand bitten off roughly at the forearm but it's later replaced
1 comment | Add comment
0
nodeaddogs
Several scenes involving choking throughout the show
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Is there cannibalism?
20 supporters
Yes
9
No
1
1
herooftime8
The end of the Danger Island arc in Season 9 includes Archer and company coming across a tribe of cannibals. Numerous references to cannibalism in the last 3 episodes of Season 9 especially.
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Is someone choked?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Yes
12
No
1
0
herooftime8
Season 4, Episode 1 has numerous burns. At the beginning of the episode, a KGB agent has his face held next to a hot grill. At the end of the same episode, Archer and Lana hurl Molotov cocktails at other KGB agents, engulfing them in fire. Season 4, Episode 2 talks about another man being burned alive. Other assorted examples of this throughout the series.
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
5
No
1
1
nodeaddogs
She ends up safe and gets out with much time to spare
1 comment | Add comment
Is there body horror?
25 supporters
Yes
2
No
1
0
cannibalismcodedandpilled
S14
 E6
season 14 episode 6 specifically
1 comment | Add comment
Is there amputation?
10 supporters
Yes
9
No
0
0
kaiteliza
Season 6, episode 9, Ray gets his hand ripped off by a plant
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Does a head get squashed?
27 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
1
Is there a hanging?
19 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
2
Does someone asphyxiate?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Yes
8
No
3
2
pianorulz
Pam definitely loses some teeth at various points, either from drugs or fistfights or both.
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Does someone become unconscious?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does someone break a bone?
12 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
Does someone have a seizure?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
6
1
Nemo
Archer has to get stitches on his penis in the 1st episode of season 2. It's not really shown, he just winces and mentions his stitches a few times.
1 comment | Add comment
Is there finger/toe mutilation?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
Is someone tortured?
50 supporters
Yes
19
No
1
3
waycarriedaway
Archer get captured in Russia and is tortured at the Labianca
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Does someone fall to their death?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
1
Yes
11
No
3
1
waycarriedaway
In season 4 both Ray and Rip Riley get stabbed in the eye
3 comments | Add comment
Is someone stabbed?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Is there excessive gore?
41 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
2
Children
Is an infant abducted?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
1
Does a kid die?
25 supporters
Yes
1
No
9
0
SiRenfield
No but a few instances of kids being put in danger
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
0
SiRenfield
S2
 E1
The plot of the episode Swiss Miss concerns a teenage girl that has issues with hypersexuality trying to seduce Archer, with his co-workers taking these incidents out of context and thinking he’s a predator
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Death
Does a major character die?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Does a non-human character die?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does someone die?
10 supporters
Yes
4
No
1
0
SiRenfield
…that’s sarcasm right?
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Disability
Is the r-slur used?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Drugs/Alcohol
Does someone overdose?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Family
Is someone kidnapped?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
1
Does a parent die?
8 supporters
Yes
10
No
1
0
SiRenfield
Cheryl’s parents were killed off screen in a car accident sometime before the events of S2E11
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone cheat?
13 supporters
Yes
14
No
1
1
Grace19
Archer cheats on Lana in flashbacks.
Lana cheats on Cyril in a three-way on a mission.
Cyril cheats on Lana with Framboise.
Framboise cheats on Barry with Cyril.
Cyril cheats on Lana with Trinette.
Archer sleeps with a married woman in Polynesia.
Katya cheats on Archer with Barry.
Main cast attempts to get Archer to cheat on Lana with Katya (but he resists).
Archer sleeps with Veronica Deane while he and Lana are on a break.
Charlotte Vandertunt cheats on Whitney with Archer (Danger Island)
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Yes
7
No
0
0
SiRenfield
S3E7 shows a flashback in which Mallory steals a young Sterling’s bike in a misguided attempt at teaching him responsibility. And the main plot of the episode involves her doing the same thing as an adult with his car
1 comment | Add comment
Fear
Are there jumpscares?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
11
Is someone possessed?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
6
Are there ghosts?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
10
Are there clowns?
8 supporters
Yes
9
No
1
2
waycarriedaway
There is an episode in season 7 where the gang goes to an event/dinner party of some sort that gets hijacked by a group of criminals wearing clown masks
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Is there a shower scene?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
7
No
2
Gross
Does someone wet/soil themselves?
10 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does someone vomit?
50 supporters
Yes
19
No
1
4
haon
S2 E2 - Timestamps "5:25"

S3 E11 - After Archer drinks Cyril's scotch, Archer gets sick in the task can.

S5 E7 - After drinking two shots of snake alcohol, Archer gets sick.

S3 E12 - While training on a plane, the whole sequence is of everyone getting sick. You're safe once they get to the locker room. The rest of the episode of safe.
3 comments | Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
0
MenezDaou
S3
 E10
I'm not sure if that counts but Pam is shown sitting on a toilet in s3e10. no poop is shown and no sounds are present though
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Does someone spit?
5 supporters
Add comment
Yes
10
No
1
Is there audio gore?
26 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
0
Is there farting?
6 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Large-scale Violence
Are there 9/11 depictions?
2 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
7 supporters
Yes
0
No
4
0
SiRenfield
The show frequently (makes rather dark) jokes at the expense of the CIA and similar organizations
1 comment | Add comment
Is there incarceration?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
LGBTQ+
Are there transphobic slurs?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Yes
2
No
1
0
cannibalismcodedandpilled
many characters are implied to be/joked about being bisexual, including ones who cheat but their bisexuality has nothing to do with their cheating
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
1
Yes
16
No
1
2
waycarriedaway
There is a character with a heroin addiction in the first 7 seasons and Krieger is a "doctor" for the first 8 seasons and injects people with things.
2 comments | Add comment
3
waycarriedaway
There is a scene where Malory mentions 'Cyril's trip upstate', the show cuts to Cyril in an institution, wearing hospital robes, taking pills, and having a conversation with a drink machine about his s*x addiction
1 comment | Add comment
Is there a hospital scene?
8 supporters
Add comment
Yes
12
No
1
Yes
17
No
1
3
waycarriedaway
In season 2, there was a two episode plot line about Archer's battle with cancer and the thugs that are giving fake chemo drugs to pharmacies.
2 comments | Add comment
Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
25 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
0
cannibalismcodedandpilled
most of the main cast has some mental health issues but cheryl is heavily depicted to be mentally ill in some way
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
4
No
7
2
herooftime8
Despite being deathly allergic, Pam compulsively eats mock seafood to the point she cannot breathe. She does this before confirming an epi-pen nearby.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
2
SiRenfield
S4E8 seems to somewhat confirm that the title character is on the spectrum. And the thing is that yes he’s NOT a good person ,but it has nothing to do with his neurodivergency.
1 comment | Add comment
0
SiRenfield
Defiently Cheryl!
1 comment | Add comment
0
SiRenfield
Seasons 8-10 are infamously referred to as “the coma seasons”
1 comment | Add comment
Is there misophonia?
22 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
1
SiRenfield
A running gag about tintius that involves sound effects of ears ringing
3 comments | Add comment
Is there body dysmorphia?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
2
Yes
3
No
0
Are there anxiety attacks?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
6
No
1
Is there a claustrophobic scene?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
9
No
1
2
nodeaddogs
Pam is shown struggling with body image and binge eating
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
2
Paci
Idk if it's just me, but Archer does exhibit a couple of common autistic traits (including his vast knowledge on topics of his interest, the habilit of keeping track of how many shots he gives every time, also his weird lack of social skills)
2 comments | Add comment
1
waycarriedaway
There are multiple distasteful suicide jokes throughout the show and Katya jumps off the roof of Archer's apartment building to save him from his arch nemesis, Barry.
1 comment | Add comment
Noxious
Are there underwater scenes?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does a baby cry?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Is there shakey cam?
20 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
7
Is there screaming?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Are there flashing lights or images?
18 supporters
Add comment
Yes
8
No
2
Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
4 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
2
Pregnancy
Is a baby stillborn?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Is there childbirth?
12 supporters
Yes
9
No
2
1
herooftime8
Both Mallory and Lana have arcs that depict childbirth. The actual birth appears offscreen, but both women are shown in the position used to deliver babies.
1 comment | Add comment
Are there abortions?
12 supporters
Yes
6
No
2
2
Grace19
Season 1, Episode 6

Archer pays for multiple abortions for his chef
2 comments | Add comment
0
SiRenfield
At least two major characters have children over the course of the series
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Does someone miscarry?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
7
Does a pregnant person die?
9 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
23 supporters
Yes
14
No
1
2
Grace19
Pam Poovey, head of HR at ISIS, is the b**t of many many fat jokes throughout the series
2 comments | Add comment
3
StoneSoul
Malory often refers to Ray using female names and pronouns, as part of an overall homophobia
3 comments | Add comment
Does the black guy die first?
11 supporters
Add comment
Yes
1
No
6
Yes
8
No
1
0
SiRenfield
S2
 E5
There’s one that plays around with it via a bait and switch joke in which it seems like a character is being called the F-slur at first but turns out he was actually asking for a cigarette as the characters in question are British
1 comment | Add comment
Yes
7
No
1
Are there "Man in a dress" jokes?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
4
No
0
Is there hate speech?
14 supporters
Add comment
Yes
13
No
2
Yes
9
No
2
1
herooftime8
A character named Ramon fakes his death with two members of a Cuban hit squad. This same hit squad appeared earlier in fhthe series; while Archer did attempt to kill them, we find later in the series he was unsuccessful. Season 4 Episode 2 shows a heteroflexible character die (repeatedly says he's not gay "for other men," but has a crush on Archer).
1 comment | Add comment
1
EpsilonKappa
Ableist joke about deaf people and "people with hooks for hands" being "disgusting"
2 comments | Add comment
Are there n-words?
12 supporters
Yes
6
No
2
1
herooftime8
Often referencing Lana. Sometimes referencing offscreen POC.
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Relationships
Is there a large age gap?
21 supporters
Add comment
Yes
2
No
1
Sex
Is there sexual content?
28 supporters
Add comment
Yes
18
No
1
0
cannibalismcodedandpilled
both men and women are repeatedly objectified throughout the show
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Are there nude scenes?
13 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
1
Is there bestiality?
42 supporters
Yes
3
No
0
0
SiRenfield
Krieger is a very strange man and sexual deviant, and it’s heavily implied that one of them was having intercourse with one of his experiments which was a pig creature
1 comment | Add comment
Is there BDSM?
10 supporters
Yes
4
No
0
0
SiRenfield
Two of the main characters (Cheryl and Krieger) have particularly non-conventional sexual interests (sometimes borderlining on illegal)
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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41 supporters
Yes
3
No
7
3
nodeaddogs
There are occasional jokes about Archer having a Freud-like desire to bang his mom, and in season 8 there are a handful of incest jokes, but no actual incest is shown
3 comments | Add comment
Sexism
1
kaiteliza
On multiple occasions, Cyril is mocked for crying
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Social
Is someone homeless?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Are there anti-abortion themes?
17 supporters
Add comment
Yes
0
No
3
Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
1 supporters
Add comment
Yes
5
No
4
Yes
2
No
4
2
herooftime8
Season 7 cuts off at a cliffhanger where the title character is believed to be dead or seriously injured. Subsequent seasons reveal this to be a coma, from which the character recovers from in Season 10.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
0 supporters
Yes
9
No
1
0
TrentonHall
S5e8 long lasting car crash through the jungle
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Does a car honk or tires screech?
3 supporters
Add comment
Yes
3
No
0
Does a plane crash?
0 supporters
Yes
13
No
1
1
herooftime8
Both fighter planes and multi-passenger planes.
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Is someone hit by a car?
7 supporters
Add comment
Yes
11
No
1
Violence
Yes
7
No
3
1
EpsilonKappa
There is not one happening in the plot, but in episode 2 of season 2 a photo of a nuclear mushroom is shown briefly in a rapid sequence of images
1 comment | Add comment
Is there blood/gore?
26 supporters
Yes
12
No
1
1
arii
not real obviously, just animated
1 comment | Add comment
Does someone drown?
10 supporters
Yes
9
No
3
2
waycarriedaway
In the finale of season 4 Archer drowns to save Lana, but is revived when the group gets back to the surface of the ocean. In season 7, Archer is waterboarded.
2 comments | Add comment
Yes
12
No
1
2
Anonymous
A running gag involves a certain character *always* getting hit by negligent discharges in I.S.I.S. headquarters.
Gunfights.
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