VOTD: Conan O’Brien Meets “Archer”

In a carefully calculated piece of promotion, Conan O’Brien ran a five minute animated segment last night using himself interacting with Sterling Archer from FX’s animated comedy “Archer” with the pair getting up to some explosive action with some Russian mobsters.

It’s a cute bit, but to air on a free-to-air network the comedy has had to be toned down from the usual “Archer” edginess. Even so, some of the show’s usual catchphrases are here, although sadly the colorful supporting characters are not. “Archer” airs 10pm Thursdays on FX.