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[–] 22jam22 [S] 2 points 29 points (+31|-2) ago 

Thats a perfect analogy. I try explaining archer to people and it is kinda similar it comes off really stupid but the underlying themes are serious. It literaly outs the cia for all the bullshit it has pulled over the years. If you dont watch it i highly recommend it.

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[–] sakuramboo 1 points 26 points (+27|-1) ago 

I agree with Archer. I once was going to post a wall of text where I explained my favorite joke (the last line from episode The Archer Sanction) where I went into depth of what the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact was, the soviet invasion of Bessarabia, and then in the end explained how the joke was possibly the best joke in the whole series because it really was just Archer having a brain fart and thinking something completely different. But, the reaction from Lana and Ray is exactly the same reaction most viewers would have because it's a reaction of "what the fuck?!" Sadly, the post was erased when I submitted it because my bits were being checked and I didn't feel like writing it again.

But, that's also the great part about Archer. Before watching it, I had no idea about the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. Watching that episode and wanting to understand the punch line made me research it, learned about how USSR made an agreement with the Nazi's to divide up a bunch of neighboring nations, how the Nazi's renigged on the deal, and effectively put into motion their demise right when WW2 started because they ruined their friendship with the USSR. While not viewed as a major turning point in Nazi/USSR relations, in no way did that help.

That is another reason why it's a brilliant joke. Got my old almonds activated.

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[–] fr33europe 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Well the USSR was getting ready to invade Germany.

Germany was getting ready to invade the USSR.

It was just a game to see would jew who first

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[–] everlastingphelps 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Who are you supposed to be, Karl von Loesch?

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[–] WD_Pelley 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

IIRC, Archer also made a joke about the GLADIOS program that America had set up in Italy. I had no idea what the fuck that was until I heard that mentioned in the show.

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[–] 11735114? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

The USSR had superior numbers, expansionist plans and was witnessing Germany consolidating entire Western Europe. It was inevitable that Russia would break the pact and strike before Germany could resolve the Western front and build up a strong Eastern line.

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[–] HighEnergyLife 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Yep, I watch archer when I get the chance. Great show

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[–] Bob_Ross_Hair 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

“Shut up!”