Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ghosts From the Past: Archer and H. Jon Benjamin

ghostsfromcspastCharge Shot!!! has been around for two years now - amazing, we know! - and in that time we've amassed a lot of posts. Much of our writing is in an editorial vein, simply because we don't have the time or resources to report on every news item that flies across the Interwebs. Therefore, we feel that our output has a better shelf-life than you might expect from some run-of-the-mill news blog.

This feature, Ghosts From Charge Shot!!!'s Past, aims to bring some of this stuff - both good and embarrassing - to the eyeballs of our newer readers, while taking long-time constituents on a trip down memory lane. Enjoy!

Archer comes back next month! If you don’t know what that is, let this post that Craig wrote in January inform you.

The show, though stocked with a largely entertaining supporting cast, hinges on your enjoyment of Benjamin as Archer.  He deftly alternates between the two modes that made Coach McGuirk so enjoyable: relaxed, derisive conversation and surprised, disingenuous shouting.  He has no problem underselling a barbed insult, particularly when it’s a recurring joke.  But he’s also fully capable of neanderthal-like bellowing.  This excellent Home Movies clip is a perfect example of Benjamin alternating between the two.