I feel guilty about posting the trailer for that god-awful Honey Boo Boo show and ruining everyone’s entire week on a Monday, so here is some honest-to-goodness positive TV news: There is going to be a Bob’s Burgers crossover on the upcoming season of Archer. Jesus, just typing that made me all giddy. From EW:
In an interview with EW, [Jon] Benjamin revealed that the Archer team has produced a crossover episode in which he’ll play both ISIS agent Archer Sterling and grillmaster Bob Belcher. The episode’s already been recorded, he says, and will air during Archer‘s next season (FX has yet to announce a premiere date).
“[Archer creator Adam Reed] really likes Bob’s Burgers,” Benjamin says. “And the fourth season has a Bob’s Burgers tie-in, which is really bizarre.”
“OK, DG,” I imagine you’re thinking, “but how are they going to do it? They’re not going to do some lame walk-on thing where Sterling Archer strolls into a burger joint and is all ‘Hey, your voice sounds familiar lol jokes and so on,’ are they?” NOPE. THEY ARE GOING TO BE AWESOME INSTEAD.
Indeed: “It’s like a Bourne Identity-type plotline. It starts off with Archer as Bob, making hamburgers, but he doesn’t know that he’s Archer. He’s at the restaurant and these, like, I think Russian thugs come in, and Bob dispatches them expertly. And then he’s like, What just happened? How did I do that? So he has to try to figure out why he’s so good at killing people.”
Adds Benjamin, “It was Adam’s idea.”
To recap: Archer and Bob’s Burgers smushed together with elements of The Bourne Identity and (kind of) A History of Violence sprinkled in. My feelings on this matter can best be summed up by the GIF below: