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What's Missing From Riverdale?

With it gaining in popularity each episode, we look to Riverdale's inspiration, the Archie Comics, for what's missing from the mysterious town.

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Jughead's Food Addiction

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Pick up nearly any Jughead Jones Digest and you'll see this crown wearing Riverdale teen with burgers, pizzas, and one of Pop's Shakes. So far in the CW series we've seen him eat, but it's been nothing like his comic counterpart's appetite. In the second episode, Touch of Evil, when Jughead walked away from the offer of takeout from Pop's, it became very clear that hunger was not one of this Jughead's main character traits.

The 'Pussycats' Gang

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While the inclusion of Josie, Valerie, and Melody was certainly unexpected and welcome in Riverdale, some of their friends didn't get the chance to be included. For Alexandra and Alexander Cabot (III), it does make sense why they haven't been introduced into the television world. We already have a set of rich, snooty twins and we don't necessarily need anymore, even if Jason is somewhat out of the picture. But somehow Josie and the Pussycats don't feel quite complete without the gang, including Alan M.

Hot Dog

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Jughead's not only known for loving hot dogs but also for loving his faithfully (and lazy) companion, Hot Dog. So far Jughead hasn't been in the best situation to have a pet dog, but it's odd the decision was made to give Archie a dog and not Jughead (it's not even Little Archie's dog Spotty). Hot Dog may not be an icon for Archie Comics or the television series today, but back in the day Hot Dog was so popular, when creating Scooby Doo they knew he couldn't be a sheepdog as he would then easily be confused for Jughead's pooch.

Riverdale High's Staff

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There's a number of Riverdale High's staff members who've yet to make an appearance on the series. We've been introduced to Mr. Weatherbee, Coach Clayton, and Miss Grundy (even if she wasn't the real Miss Grundy) but we've been without quite a few staples in the school community. The curmudgeonly cooky cafeteria lady, Miss Beazley; the dialecticly challenged custodian Mr. Svenson; the appropriately named Professor Flutesnoot, and the other, equally as important coach of the Riverdale High Bulldogs, Coach Kleats. There's been a science teacher shown and a coach that vaguely matched Kleats' description seen hanging back with Coach Clayton during football practice, but otherwise Riverdale High's a few staff members short in the series.

Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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Sabrina Spellman, her aunts Zelda and Hilda, as well as her highly quotable cat Salem have had their chance at a live action tv series. However, Riverdale has a very different feel from the 90's teen sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch. It's easy to forget that Sabrina is friends with, and lives near, Archie and the gang in the comics. Just like Josie and the Pussycats, Sabrina, and her gang, are no strangers to Archie comics and digests and have no reason not to appear on the CW show.

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