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14 "Riverdale" Moments That Prove Reggie Is One Of The Best Characters

You: Veggie Tales. Me, an intellectual: Reggie Tales.

There are lots of wonderful and whacky Riverdale characters to love.

"Riverdale" cast
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It's okay to admit you enjoy this show. This is a safe space.

But there's one character in particular who I think we should be talking about more: Reggie Mantle.

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He may not always make the smartest choices, but he's incredibly entertaining and, IMO, criminally underrated. Here are 14 times he was the best part of Riverdale:

WARNING: Spoilers ahead!!!

Note: #6 contains mentions of abuse.

1. When he totally misunderstood what Archie was asking:

Archie comes to Reggie for help cheating on the SATs, Reggie thinks he's asking about "cheating" with Veronica
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2. When he was there for Veronica after her dad was shot:

Reggie shows up to the hospital with a balloon, hugs Veronica
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Bonus points for the "It's a Boy" balloon.

3. When he was the only one to recognize the true absurdity of their high school experience:

Reggie: "Am I the only one that hasn't gotten rid of a dead body before?" Archie: "No time like the present bro"
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4. When he put the "bro" in bromance:

5. When he threw a football around shirtless and looked damn good doing it:

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6. When he opened up about the abuse from his father:

Reggie tells Archie that his dad "beats the crap out of him" and that he was always jealous over Archie's relationship with his father
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7. When he had an extremely relatable reaction to Kevin and Fangs' tickle video business:

Reggie raises his eyebrows: "Hmm?"
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8. When he was honest about what he wanted with Veronica:

9. When he and Archie shared a much-needed bro hug:

Reggie: "Bros?" Archie: "Bros for life"
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10. When he didn't hold anything against Veronica for choosing to get back together with Archie, despite his lingering feelings for her:

Reggie: "I get it, Archie's back, enough said"
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11. When he absolutely murdered all of us with this look:

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12. When he accurately summed up the struggle of dating apps:

Reggie: "Just swiping on Bumble, praying the future Mrs. Mantle is within a 30-mile radius, love doesn't come easily for me these days"
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13. When he unexpectedly teamed up with Jughead and they looked pretty darn adorable together:

14. And finally, when he delivered this iconic line:

Reggie: "Let the tickle games begin!"
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#ReggieForever

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