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21 Things Every "Riverdale" Fan Should Know

If the town looks familiar, it's because you saw it on Pretty Little Liars.

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1. The series is based on the Archie comics.

Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, and Midge were first featured in Archie Comics in 1941. The TV series first aired on the 75th anniversary of the comics.
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Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Reggie, and Midge were first featured in Archie Comics in 1941. The TV series first aired on the 75th anniversary of the comics.

2. Which is why the show features so many 75th anniversaries, like the "75th Anniversary Jubilee" in the Season 1 finale.

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3. The aerial shots in the opening credits are the same as the ones they used for Pretty Little Liars and Gilmore Girls.

Several users on Reddit noticed that the same set is used for Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girls, Hart of Dixie, and other shows.
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Several users on Reddit noticed that the same set is used for Riverdale, Pretty Little Liars, Gilmore Girls, Hart of Dixie, and other shows.

4. Almost all of the episode titles are based on movie titles...

Like Episode 6, which is titled, "Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!", after the 1965 movie.
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Like Episode 6, which is titled, "Chapter Six: Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!", after the 1965 movie.

5. Cole Sprouse took a break from acting to study archeology at New York University. Riverdale is his first role since 2011.

You might remember him as Cody Martin on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, or as Ross's son Ben on Friends.
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You might remember him as Cody Martin on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, or as Ross's son Ben on Friends.

6. In an interview, Camila Mendes (who plays Veronica) said that she met Sprouse at NYU.

She said, "He was a weirdo! He had really long hair down to his buttcheeks" and that he was "really shy too." She also mentioned that he didn't remember her when they started filming Riverdale.
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She said, "He was a weirdo! He had really long hair down to his buttcheeks" and that he was "really shy too." She also mentioned that he didn't remember her when they started filming Riverdale.

7. Blair Waldorf from Gossip Girl and Summer Roberts from The OC are her inspiration for Veronica.

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8. Jughead wears a beanie-style cap as homage to the character in the comics.

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The original Jughead's hat is called a "whoopee cap." It was popular in the early 20th century, and was usually made from a fedora with its brim trimmed and flipped up.

9. K.J. Apa, who plays Archie, dyes his hair red for the show.

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Cole Sprouse, who's naturally blonde, also dyes his hair a much darker shade.

10. Apa was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

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11. Ashleigh Murray had just $12 in her bank account when she was given the role of Josie.

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12. The Latin phrase "Radices Currere Abyssi" on the gate of the Blossom House translates to "roots run deep."

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13. Pop's Chock'lit Shoppe is the same diner from the movie Horns.

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Yes, the one starring Daniel Radcliffe.

14. K.J. Apa also plays the guitar, just like Archie.

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15. The three main female characters use distinct lipstick colors that match their personalities.

Betty wears pink, Veronica wears purple or dark colors, and Cheryl wears red lipstick.
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Betty wears pink, Veronica wears purple or dark colors, and Cheryl wears red lipstick.

16. The series is mostly filmed in Vancouver.

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17. Lochlyn Munro (Hal Cooper) and Luke Perry (Fred Andrews) have an odd connection in that they've both played love interests of Shannen Doherty's characters on several occasions...

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Munro in Charmed and Perry in Beverly Hills 90210.

18. Despite appearing in nine episodes, Jason never speaks.

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19. To throw off the cast and ensure that no one would find out the big secret of Episode 12, several versions were shot.

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20. Three Riverdale actors appeared in the Scream movies (or its parodies)...

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Skeet Ulrich starred in the first Scream movie, Marisol Nichols starred in Scream 2, and Lochlyn Munro was in Scary Movie, which was a parody of the original films.

21. The cast get along super well...

Lili Reinhart and Madelaine Petsch even live together. Also, it's rumoured that Petsch and Cole Sprouse are dating...
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Lili Reinhart and Madelaine Petsch even live together. Also, it's rumoured that Petsch and Cole Sprouse are dating...

And Archie and Jughead are best friends in real life.

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This post was translated from Spanish.

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