With an eleventh series on
the horizon, Archer has spent the last decade becoming a cult classic and
building up a fierce following – including yours truly – who look to use “danger
zone”, “phrasing” and of course “LANAAAA” within their daily vernacular.
Adam Reed’s world of espionage (done in all the
wrong ways) boasts some of the strongest and most hilarious adult cartoon characters: the
titular Sterling Archer with his dependency on all things debauchery; his
mother, the narcissistic Malory who he has an especially complicated and creepy
relationship with; queen of gossip and inappropriate comments Pam Poovy, who
should be up for an award for the world’s worst HR Director. There's even poor
accountant Cyril, the office punching bag and occasional sex deviant (though no
worse than most of the staff).
However, none quite match the level of insanity
of secretary and secret millionaire, the air-headed heiress
Cheryl Tunt. Cheryl – or Carol, Cherlene, Cristal, Carina, etc. – has
cemented her way into Archer fans’ hearts through her screeching catchphrase (“YOU’RE
NOT MY SUPERVISOR!”) and her countless whacky antics.