A buddy of mine suggested watching Archer on FX a few weeks ago.
I ignored the advice...
That's not entirely true.
I lead a fairly regimented life... akin to a monk except for the sex (their lack of), chanting (me? not a big chanter by nature), and that whole God thing. OK maybe it's not the best metaphor. For some strange reason any new idea (good or bad) needs to rattle around in my cranium for a while before I act on it. I consider this tendency to be a relic from my Flight or Flee (as against to Fight or Flee) response that worked so well for me in the past. Due to this I unconsciously respond to any new idea as suspect.
I'm working on it.
Regardless, I saw the first three Archer episodes On Demand (they're free) and I laughed out loud several times. In terms of comedy the only higher praise is pissing yourself laughing (that has never, ever happened to me though I have heard of it happening to other people). Archer is an animated half hour show centered on the Oedipally-challenged, super agent/narcissist, Sterling Archer. Malory Archer, his mother runs the spy organization ISIS. Archer's ex-girlfriend, the super curvaceous Lana Kane is another spy working for the organization.
I don't want to ruin any of the episodes, but I have to give you all a sample of the over-the-top humor...
Archer's mom (Malory) was being held at gunpoint by a Soviet agent. Archer decided to grab Lana as a hostage. Archer thought they had a Mexican standoff. The villain kindly pointed out that a Mexican Standoff requires that each hostage taker must have a hostage of value to the other hostage taker. This was not the case.
At this point Lana (who was pressed up against Archer) said, "I can't believe it! You're getting a hard-on!"
Well, hilarity ensued.
I'll leave you with a quote from Archer's Twitter account (it's on the FX website)...
Nigeria gets a pretty bad rap. It's also a flyblown shithole.
Oh yeah, Archer is on Thursday nights at 10 on FX.