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Archie (Literature)

Episode title: "Betty and Veronica"
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"Hi. I'm… [long pause] Betty."
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"At my old school, I was Horny. We were the Rhinos. I was the mascot."
"And what school was that?"
"Riverdale."

Archie is a comic book series that depicts the lives of a group of squeaky-clean teens in the fictional town of Riverdale. Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, and Veronica Lodge are three of the main characters. While undercover at Pan High, Veronica tells Pan's star basketball player Richie that she is a transfer student named Betty from Riverdale High. Her references to the Archie comics obviously go over Richie's head since he buys her cover story hook, line, and sinker. But then again, who in their right minds would expect today's average teen to get a reference to this old-fashioned, out-of-date comic strip?

1.16 "Betty and Veronica"

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