COMEDY
10/16/2014 03:16 pm ET Updated Oct 16, 2014

H. Jon Benjamin Picks Favorite 'Archer' Running Gag, Talks 'Bob's Burgers' Crossover Episode

You may not recognize H. Jon Benjamin if you saw him on the street. But you'd immediately recognize him the moment he speaks.

Benjamin is an icon in the animated comedy genre right now, voicing the title characters in wildly popular shows "Archer" and "Bob's Burgers." The two shows had a crossover episode on the season five premier of "Archer," which aired in February. Benjamin stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss his work on the shows.

Adam Reed, writer and producer for "Archer," had the idea to begin the season with a "Bob's Burgers" parody. All Benjamin had to do was put Reed and "Bob's Burgers" creator Loren Bouchard in touch and the rest was history.

"I put them in contact. That's all I had to do," Benjamin told host Ricky Camilleri.

Later in the interview, Benjamin was asked by a community member to pick his favorite running gag on "Archer," a show nearly built on running gags.

"I like the tinnitus gag. For some reason I always laugh at me having to unclog my ear after a gunshot," Benjamin said while impersonating the facial expression Archer makes while doing it. "I like that gag and I like the answering machines quite a bit. My message. Which has been like a treasure trove of running gags."

For those not acquainted with "Archer," the tinnitus comes from fellow agents firing guns near Archer's ear and explosions on missions.

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