Video: Five ‘Archer’ Season 3 Promos Pack a Rauchy, Hilarious Punch

If you haven’t yet experienced the genius that is FX’s Archer, your time is coming. The series returns to the cable network this January, and luckily I’ve got the ammunition of these promo clips to encourage your viewership. The beauty of this series about the hapless playboy and supposed spy, Sterling Archer (H. Jon Benjamin) and his careless mission to drive his coworkers batty, is in the subtle duality of the jokes. On the surface, they’re raunchy and chuckle-inducing, but most of them make you think for a second – often due to some rare, obscure reference (Warming Glow has a great breakdown of a few good ones) – which of course allows you to laugh uncontrollably while feeling superior for getting it.

Archer premieres Jan. 19 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.

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