Archer (2009– )
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Lana introduces Archer to her parents; Archer introduces Lana's parents to high-speed chases.


Adam Reed (uncredited)


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Episode cast overview:
H. Jon Benjamin ... Sterling Archer (voice)
Judy Greer ... Cheryl Tunt (voice)
HeadKrack HeadKrack ... Darryl (voice)
Leigh Jackson Leigh Jackson ... Intercom (voice)
Amber Nash ... Pam Poovey (voice)
Chris Parnell ... Cyril Figgis (voice)
Adam Reed ... Ray Gillette (voice)
Aisha Tyler ... Lana Kane (voice)
Jessica Walter ... Malory Archer (voice) (credit only)
Lucky Yates ... Doctor Krieger (voice)
Christian Slater ... Slater (voice)
Keith David ... Lemuel Kane (voice)
CCH Pounder ... Claudette Kane (voice)


Dr. Lemuel Kane is a microbiologist who might get the Nobel Prize; Dr. Claudette Kane is a public policy professor with a focus on feminist issues at U.C. Berkeley. They do not know Lana and Archer are spies; they think they still working on their doctoral dissertations. Lana brings Archer and AJ to see her liberal academic parents in Berkeley. When Lemuel's home den is ransacked and his algae samples and bio-fuel research is stolen, Archer, Lana and Lemuel take off after the thieves in Lem's vintage Mustang. Archer goes McQueen in an epic car chase through the streets of San Francisco; Lana pulls out her Tec-9s. Daddy learns the truth about his little girl and the trio learns who stole the research. Meanwhile, back in NYC, Pam personally hauls a loaded Vanisphere (and ISIS crew) when they break down in a bad neighborhood en route to bowling. Written by LA-Lawyer

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26 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


The font on Krieger's van which says "van" is the same font that the band "Rush" uses as their logo, one of many references throughout the series showing Krieger's love for the band. See more »


The Golden Gate Bridge does not connect the East Bay to San Francisco, and therefore Lana and Archer would not have had reason to take it at any time in the episode. See more »


Sterling Archer: [apologising to Lana after long awkward pause] Sorry I tried to spit roast your mom.
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Spoofs Bullitt (1968) See more »


Archer Theme Song
Written by Scott Sims
Performed by Scott Sims
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Firing on all cylinders
14 April 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

Getting right down to it, it might be because there's been something "off" about the sixth season - not that I'm griping, even inferior "Archer" is still the best thing on TV - but 'The Kanes' seemed to really come from out of nowhere and just sort of explode. It's your basic meet-the-parents plot (sort of) with Sterling trying to behave himself in front of Lana's parents, but the humor's pitch-perfect, and the casting is even better. Who'd they get to play Lemuel Kane? Keith David. That guy was born to play this! He's got the scary father-in-law thing sewn up tight. You simply can't beat that casting, and he had me in a fit of laughter the entire time.

To sweeten that deal, the "Bullitt" Mustang shows up for a balls-out car chase (complete with Sterling in a fit after getting shot at: "This is an American icon!") and Pam gets to school some homies on gangsta etiquette. And after all is said and done, Christian Slater's the one causing all the trouble.

I mean, this thing's a winner; there's no better way to put it.


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