Archer: How TV Ruins You

25 sept. 2020
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ARCHER: How did TV screw us all up?
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Sterling Archer is basically James Bond if he were a drunk with an Oedipal complex. But what if the real reason for his adult dysfunction is a childhood spent glued to the television? Let's find out in this Wisecrack Edition on Archer: How TV Ruins You.
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Written by: Michael Burns
Hosted by: Jared Bauer
Directed by: Michael Luxemburg
Video Title Card Design: Amanda Murphy
Motion Graphics by: Riley A
Editing by: Henry Camacho
Produced by: Evan Yee

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  • "This is why Archer is raised by TV." *Proceeds to mention a tonne of things I suffer through thanks to autism.* Lol

    TheTrueTricerorTheTrueTricerorIl y a 16 minutes
  • Vote Trump! Don’t be an idiot.

    Read MoreRead MoreIl y a 6 heures
  • tf is this shit y r we talking about a fictional character like they r real

    IwkyIwkyIl y a 7 heures
  • 10/10

    IizUnameIizUnameIl y a 10 heures
  • Miguel Cervantes is grinning from the grave. This is the consequence of storytelling in its furthest abstraction; its magic. We consume reality and impose ourselves into it based off the myths and symbols which have been consumed. I do not believe this has to do specifically with modern TV and pop culture, it's more of a reflection on the personal ideological development every human goes through, symptomatic of some unconscious activity we've passed on from generation to generation.

    Sam RowanSam RowanIl y a jour
  • Living your best life ain't optional.

    lettern clnovilettern clnoviIl y a jour
  • Are body Marys not meant for breakfast?

    Jeff And WW3Jeff And WW3Il y a 2 jours
  • so what can we say about the current generation being raised online?

    ashley gatimuashley gatimuIl y a 2 jours
  • Lol archer is just smarter than you

    Andy SchwartzAndy SchwartzIl y a 2 jours
  • still "phrasing" is golden

    Tonée VieraTonée VieraIl y a 2 jours
  • 12:30 which now that I am 40 BORES ME TO VIBRATING RAGE

    Luis-Raul Diaz-RiosLuis-Raul Diaz-RiosIl y a 3 jours
  • Hmmm.. Guess there was more to that show than the three episodes I managed to catch while I had CableTV and the occasional clip in FRworld!

    Luis-Raul Diaz-RiosLuis-Raul Diaz-RiosIl y a 3 jours
  • 1:30 who else was raised by TV? The Cable Guy! ... I just remembered that when I was hearing the opening...

    Luis-Raul Diaz-RiosLuis-Raul Diaz-RiosIl y a 3 jours
  • How's your dead dog?

    Nathan GachugiNathan GachugiIl y a 5 jours
  • Good Job

    Derek FullerDerek FullerIl y a 6 jours
  • I just love that his coworkers soon devolve into his level of self-centered "above-it-all" nature. Everyone starts acting so entitled while fulfilling their respective archetypes. It's amazing.

    Anthony PalettaAnthony PalettaIl y a 7 jours
  • Makes me wonder how he would have turned out if his focus was less on Action movies/shows and more Horror movies/shows. Like a mix of Hitchcock and Halloween kind of stuff.

    Gaming PhilosophyGaming PhilosophyIl y a 7 jours
  • mfw I remember my parents also stole my bike for the same reason

    Guzo116Guzo116Il y a 7 jours
  • Wow tv really did mess me up

    Maximiliano MadrigalMaximiliano MadrigalIl y a 7 jours
  • So... how's your dead dog?

    batch2448batch2448Il y a 8 jours
  • bill cooper from general shepherd FRworld behold a pale horse ..

    Rebecca BlackRebecca BlackIl y a 10 jours
  • Makes me wonder how I would've turned out if from the ages of 10-29 I hadn't spent every day dealing with suicidal depression, multiple personalities, mild schizophrenia, dissociative disorder, and hallucinations of being tortured in hell for millions of years.

    I_am_ENSanityI_am_ENSanityIl y a 11 jours
  • Exactly, TV ruins you, that is why I only watch shows on my phone or computer

    Arty RyrepArty RyrepIl y a 11 jours
  • My dislike for the show Archer started when I noticed people that watched the show tried to emulate him...

    Matthew YarlotMatthew YarlotIl y a 13 jours
  • I was raised by tv! & Video games! Basically fantasizing habits & distorted view of the world is what I got. Not interacting & experiencing the real world caused severe social odd behaviours, thoughts & thinking patterns that I've been discovering & fixing for a few years now. Seriously distinguishing between the fantasy, fictional world (yes even books) from the real world, real universe is quite important as I have realised so I avoid them all as much as possible. I hate it that instead of living in the real world, I was living in fantasy basically doing nothing for most of my life. REGRETS!! Now when I tell people I was addicted to films, music, gaming, they laugh. I wish I could effectively tell them how serious it in fact is but I guess they don't care or are ignorant so I guess I will just let them suffer & learn from their own life even if it will be like getting hit by a whole train of bricks of regret about wasting life. Or maybe they just want to die in the matrix 😂complaining, whining & asking all the wrong questions or just want to live high (matrix) life without ever seeing the reality as it is. It's like seeing through the phone with a beauty or some fantasy filter on & acting like it without seeing the real ourself & the universe.

    Kep SparkKep SparkIl y a 13 jours
  • Archer would probably be unusually good friends with Martin from "Dream On." Hmmmm..... he'd make a good new hire to replace bullet magnet Brett.

    Scott MarkusScott MarkusIl y a 14 jours
  • Internet, social media, “meme culture” , has morphed people to rely on snark & sarcasm to communicate, instead of just having a normal to the point conversation. It was funny 10 years ago in moderation; now it’s exhausting.

    Sapiens StrengthSapiens StrengthIl y a 14 jours
  • The moment you realize the root of your issues...

    udonotknowme1udonotknowme1Il y a 15 jours
  • Hey man, can everyone just quit fucking telling me to vote? Gonna check that I ate my veggies too? I don't get why anyone thinks it's their concern. Mind your business.

    SaintInixSaintInixIl y a 15 jours
  • I would date, then scratch date with marry to and have kids with Pam because I am not going to be a Simp like some other men would. I see Pam for "Who" She truly is. Through all the years of watching Her as a person and how She treats others. And She really is beautiful. All Her flaws just tell You how much more noble Her "Can Do and Must Do" attitude is. Tells You of Her strength in Her heart. So yeah, tell Me I'm married to and have kids with "the emotionally insecure mentally self fighting fat ugly looking whale freak trainwreck with anxiety Who should just cut Herself constantly and be bullied for Her looks and Her emitions just to be reminded She is worthless. But the way I see it, I'm married to and have kids with The Tough, Ready to Fight The Good Fight, Loving, Compassionate, Always Choosing to be on Her Friends Sides Including My Side, Even Though She Might Get a Little Lost But Finds Herself and Doesn't Let Insults and Bullying Change The Kind Loving Person She Is Beautiful Gal!

    Dylan FioreDylan FioreIl y a 16 jours
  • i didnt need to see that Bert Reynolds picture

    Джонатан СвифтДжонатан СвифтIl y a 17 jours
  • Well maybe he's like a television character because he is a television Charakter!!!???

    Johannes BudkeJohannes BudkeIl y a 17 jours
  • I feel like this might be a bit of a stretch. This isn't to say that I don't think that Archer's heavy use of references isn't leaked to his trouble connecting with people, but I don't know if the one is because of the other.

    BrycenotBriceBrycenotBriceIl y a 18 jours
  • Good character writing involves creating all his backstory beforehand, even if you don't even plan on showing it. But it's still a bit of a stretch, really. Because Archer is, obviously, a fictional character. His whole personality (hell, the entire show) revolves around his complicated relationship to his mother. While there's a lot of research regarding how being raised by a single mother is utterly destructive to a developing child, I don't think being supposedly raised by the TV was what made Archer that way. One detail you left out is that Archer is also very bookish, so the TV was not the only source of "real life lore" for him. And he also was raised by Woodhouse, a decorated WWI Veteran. The father figure was there all along. Archer didn't embrace it for one simple reason, which I believe is the crux of his entire character: He's spoiled. That's it. He simply grew up entitled. Add the fatherlessness, being Malorie Archer's son and the bullying and you get the adult mess he is. He's not socially disfunctional. He's a goddamn spy. Blending in and socializing is part of the job. And while he "archerizes" the plan quite often, it's clear he can get the infiltration part in. The References part is something American shows do quite often. You americans might not notice it, but as a foreigner that absorbs a lot of what the absolute cultural powerhouse that is the US puts out, I had enough jokes and references go over my head that I can tell you that Archer makes no more cultural references than the average show. Every character does it, Sterling just does it more often because he is the show's centerpiece.

    Thauã AguirreThauã AguirreIl y a 18 jours
  • I'm not sure if anybody at Wisecrack might have mentioned it during the preliminary talks about this subject, but Jared... under danger to disappoint you... Stirling Archer IS NOT REAL. He is a parody of a secret agent in Movie / TV Style that is deliberately designed to be non functional and quirkladen. His story does not tell you anything about people in real life with the exception of what the producers and artists in this series backoffice think is absolutely hilarious to see a "spy stuff dude" do instead of being suave and secretive...

    Ugly German TruthsUgly German TruthsIl y a 19 jours
    • And you know Burt Reynold's sex appeal was second hand disappointed Sean Connery groupies that did not want to admit he was getting on in age :D He's the exactly same ruggedly handsome type with a pretty strong accent in many roles and even the chesthair is very similar...

      Ugly German TruthsUgly German TruthsIl y a 19 jours
  • Isnt Barney Stimpson from 'How I met Your Mother' another example of this trope? He lavked a father figure and as such developed an unhealthy fascination with a television perosnality as it was television that his mother left him in front of. While he begins as a sensitive hippie, it is not much to push him over to what he grew up understanding a tough guy was... Ie. Someone like Archer. Archer and Barney are in the same sense the same guy, just with different jobs.

    Joel ReidJoel ReidIl y a 20 jours
  • ♪ OOOOOooohhh Jared... Please don't go ♫

    Miss MishaMiss MishaIl y a 20 jours
  • Combs exist.

    murderbunniesmurderbunniesIl y a 20 jours
  • Phrasing

    dodgers doon1130dodgers doon1130Il y a 20 jours
  • Oh I made a lot of happy noises!! the moment I heard "Jared here"

    New AAA SuperNew AAA SuperIl y a 20 jours
  • Great, I feel like Eggs Woodhouse now.

    Roli RivelinoRoli RivelinoIl y a 21 jour
  • I see now why you are leaving Jared you don’t want to turn us into archer nor become him yourself. You fear you may be contributing to this dynamic by creating FRworld videos. I get it man! Much love brother and as always peace!

    Juvenile MachineJuvenile MachineIl y a 21 jour
  • I didn’t know it was this deep

    Gavin mGavin mIl y a 21 jour
  • I was homeschooled for 10 years and I'm constantly afraid that I'm an Archer.

  • What happened? thought this might investigate why this show deteriorated from clever to dumpster fire.

    Jason DumbJason DumbIl y a 21 jour
  • I was a latch key kid so this is crazy relatable.

    Schquita GoodwinSchquita GoodwinIl y a 21 jour
  • This explains why Archer fell for Katya so hard. She's a textbook Bond girl in real life. Naturally she'd be his dream girl.

    WDCainWDCainIl y a 21 jour
  • Something, something... Danger zone?

    Clayton AshleyClayton AshleyIl y a 21 jour
  • 4:18 "Where are my balls Jared?"

    SiGeVeux M.H.CreationsSiGeVeux M.H.CreationsIl y a 21 jour
  • jared, it will be so sad when you're gone. but good luck with your new adventures

    Jennifer BrownJennifer BrownIl y a 21 jour
  • Yep defo here working through some childhood trauma myself rn so I feel bad for Archer haha but it's ok I go rehab in 3weeks :) good video too. The hair is definitely a plus xD

    SpaceBabe12SpaceBabe12Il y a 22 jours
  • You know you are in 2020 when masculinity is troubling.

    Ronald PRonald PIl y a 22 jours
  • Sent here from Film Theory

    Bryson KnightBryson KnightIl y a 22 jours
  • My old cat used to like to watch television, and as she'd look out the window at people passing by, I always kind of got the impression that she wondered why she saw more of a variety of people on the television than outside - science fiction people, cartoon characters, Zootopia characters, etc on the tv, but only humans, dogs, and magpies/crows outside.

    Stone-Age RaccoonStone-Age RaccoonIl y a 22 jours
  • you really compare a scene of a sheriff about to fight he bad guys to two men in a Dave and buster's, that not the same and require different responses.

    carlos Rivascarlos RivasIl y a 22 jours
  • Im in this video and i dont like it.

    TrTyGlizzyTrTyGlizzyIl y a 22 jours
  • This video kind of makes a lot of conjecture.

    Brent JoyceBrent JoyceIl y a 22 jours
  • yo imagine what it'll be like to be raised on TikTok

    Sjaak LeggettSjaak LeggettIl y a 22 jours
  • "Modern times"? (Young) people still watch TV in the US? I haven't owned a TV since I was 18 and I do not know anyone in my age or below who does, except for those who still live with their parents.

    Barello SmithBarello SmithIl y a 22 jours
  • K R A F T W E R K

    Bart B.Bart B.Il y a 22 jours
  • At least Archer didn't grow up reading Hustler in the 80s like I did.

    Mr. PavoneMr. PavoneIl y a 22 jours
  • yeah this looks like the kinda guy whod enjoy kraftwerk

    tim fischertim fischerIl y a 22 jours
  • How too much TV makes you mistake a fictional character for a real person!

    tarapitatarapitaIl y a 22 jours
  • JARED!!!!!

    Muten 1997Muten 1997Il y a 22 jours
  • Imagine how messed up a kid without father figure would be growing up watching Archer as a show 😂

    Nigel WestNigel WestIl y a 23 jours
  • So much more makes sense now about this show

    Nigel WestNigel WestIl y a 23 jours
  • this is why kids should be raised on video games.

    dark lightdark lightIl y a 23 jours
  • 06:06 FUCK OFF CANADA !

    Michael RichardMichael RichardIl y a 23 jours
  • You should down-vote this video for criticizing Donald John Trump.

    Michael RichardMichael RichardIl y a 23 jours
  • I doubt archer was raised by tv considering that when he wasn't raised by Woodhouse he was at boarding school, one in which probably wouldn't allow a tv. Plus when he was with his mother, well she doesn't have high opinions of media. And other than phrasing, his only other consistent catch phrases is "Read a book".

    Kairu dracoKairu dracoIl y a 23 jours
  • I didn't want to watch this video because I don't watch Archer and thought I wouldn't relate, but I learned a lot about myself watching this; never missing another video.

    graograman1000graograman1000Il y a 23 jours
  • Archer is my role model

    Subscribe to me for no reasonSubscribe to me for no reasonIl y a 23 jours
  • Also Archer is on the spectrum!

    Jose Pablo Monge ChaconJose Pablo Monge ChaconIl y a 23 jours
  • No Burt Reynolds as a furry joke...?😅😅

    Michael BerthelsenMichael BerthelsenIl y a 23 jours
  • And like Archer, I am going to use this video as ammo in my next fight against my parents when the sad state of my life's affairs comes up again. Watch out, Mom and Dad, you're about the enter the..... DANGER ZONE!!!

    Cousin MapCousin MapIl y a 23 jours
  • Dude I’m fucking Canadian idgaf about your election

    CrazyCanadian39CrazyCanadian39Il y a 23 jours
  • TV loves us all, our mother, father, sister, brother, firend and lover. I won't accept anyone talling me otherwise.

    Peter JacksonPeter JacksonIl y a 23 jours
  • TV saved Archer. What would have he done without TV? That's the only guide he had and he sort of turned out to be a 'successful' man

    Mazinger and MinervaMazinger and MinervaIl y a 23 jours
  • You’ve got to chered your Jarish.

    SirCameraSirCameraIl y a 23 jours
  • Im watching Archer and Psych right now and they're both riddled with 80s pop culture references that i don't get.

    Emily SmithEmily SmithIl y a 23 jours
  • You've had the opportunity to take a nod at bojack horseman, just think of the episode "free churro"

    Stiv64Stiv64Il y a 23 jours
  • I've spent most of my childhood studying this idea actually. Not necessarily television but the lack of depth and perspective in people and peoples' lack of deeper emotional connection and communication. I was that kid. Noted I mostly watched PBS so yeah, worth it all. Makes me see that a lot of people have a lot to see but then honestly, we do see it. All of us. Television doesn't make us escape reality, it is a "reality". Seeing world peace is amazing and from all the happiness in films I'd like to see more in real life. The idea that people have grown up with mental issues and literally removing reality into something more picturesque, more narrative than something what's really happening. That's what we need for our generation. #GenZ We need mental health and proper morals established because in a world full of manipulating people. We should manipulate to follow your hearts and dreams at least. Maybe just me here, but I'm not alone. It just sucks that one day all our work as a generation is simply going to be a serving to the next generation just like like all the generations behind us. #PracticeGratitude

    Sparta ProSparta ProIl y a 23 jours
  • He reads a lot of books too.

    Darius ColeDarius ColeIl y a 23 jours
  • Ha ha! The ad before the video was for archer....

    Dawn EricksonDawn EricksonIl y a 23 jours
  • "For the past few seasons, he's been in a coma" Who thought that would be a good idea for more than a couple episodes?

    André MattanaAndré MattanaIl y a 23 jours
  •'re saying this is all my fault? Why does that sound familiar?

    David Robinson HicksDavid Robinson HicksIl y a 23 jours
    • Damn it Netflix

      David Robinson HicksDavid Robinson HicksIl y a 23 jours
  • bro im in love with that kraftwerk poster

    Il presidente di marteIl presidente di marteIl y a 23 jours
  • Poor Woodhouse :'((

    XymXirXymXirIl y a 23 jours
  • You forget Archer is the poster model for Autism spectrum and borderline personality disorder.Any other developmental disorders are emergent of society's inability to recognize them.

    Glenn BabićGlenn BabićIl y a 23 jours
  • You've figured out the ideal music volume level to play over talkover!! Fantastic.

    Umesh JanardhananUmesh JanardhananIl y a 23 jours
  • I deal with too many people like this in real life. I've basically given up on dealing with people. If I wanted to deal with repeated dialogue, I'd start watching TV again.

    Linkage AyexeLinkage AyexeIl y a 23 jours
  • why not bot @ own abandonement issues and getting too much screen

    Nicolai VelikiNicolai VelikiIl y a 24 jours
  • I never got Burt Reynolds...he looks like a human embodiment of a foreskin. But to each their own.

    KoreaMojoKoreaMojoIl y a 24 jours
  • Make sure you register to vote.....For an asshole

    bassendeanmotorcyclebassendeanmotorcycleIl y a 24 jours
  • Just half of one, the other half would really miss you

    SouL V1nnySouL V1nnyIl y a 24 jours

    Kris KenardKris KenardIl y a 24 jours
  • the barry lyndon poster in the back>>

    Jake DalfreyJake DalfreyIl y a 24 jours
  • Definitely down to analyze archer with the new season finally out

    Annabelle TolleyAnnabelle TolleyIl y a 24 jours
  • Good video idea: these are the poor effects of TV consumption on a child’s upbringing Terrible video idea: this fictional character is dysfunctional because he makes dated pop culture references

    Madea's Family ChristmasMadea's Family ChristmasIl y a 24 jours
  • You realize that there are 250 countires that are not your USA? Why have that in a video that real people are gonna see? Its only useful for viewers watching in one place that the rest of the world doesn't care about. Your national passtime of meth and inbreeding will hopefylly kill you all

    Violence Is FunViolence Is FunIl y a 24 jours