FX’s ‘Archer’ Pays Tribute to the Late George Coe With Woodhouse Supercut
Earlier this week, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Archer voice and original SNL castmember George Coe, at the age of 86. And while Coe (and his character Woodhouse)’s contributions often went unappreciated on the animated FX spy comedy, the network has compiled the late actor’s work to pay tribute.
Above, you’ll find the lion’s share of Coe’s Archer work as the affable Woodhouse, eternally subservient and forgiving of his malicious employer. The tone turns surprisingly sweet toward the end, making an already sad loss even sadder with thoughts that we won’t hear Coe and Jon Benjamin’s interactions much further.
The actor died this past Saturday in Santa Monica, California, of an unspecified life-long illness. Coe’s past work also included the Autobot Wheeljack of Transformers: Dark of the Moon, along with Star Trek: The Next Generation, The West Wing, Curb Your Enthusiasm and more. Coe was also among SNL’s original “Not Ready for Prime Time Players,” but was only credited as a cast member for the 1975 premiere, appearing a handful of times thereafter.
Take a look at FX’s tribute to Coe above, while Archer will return (potentially with some of Coe’s work yet to come) in 2016.