A blooper reel highlights the lighter side of making Riverdale. Adding a murder mystery and weird Twin Peaks vibe to Archie Comics teen characters created in the 1940s has so far worked out for The CW. Riverdale, featuring everyone’s favorite love triangle of Betty, Archie, and Veronica, has earned a diehard group of fans with its complex combination of teen drama, murder mystery, and deep dives into everyone’s secrets and darker natures.
Despite the sinister edge added to characters already beloved for decades, Riverdale hasn’t forgotten its source material. The lighter moments of teenagers just trying to get a date to the dance would be comfortably at home in a vintage Archie Comics issue, and are often the most entertaining aspect of the show. The series even included a nod to the original characters with an episode that featured the cast in traditional costume, including Jughead’s famous crown-like hat.
While it’s not always romance and laughs in the Riverdale plot, it’s now clear that the cast often has a good time filming the episodes. In the season 1 blooper reel, which you can watch above, the actors spend a lot of time making funny faces at the camera, intentionally flubbing lines, and playfully harassing each other over mistakes. The clip features all the core cast, including K.J. Apa (Archie), Lili Reinhart (Betty), Camila Mendes (Veronica), Cole Sprouse (Jughead), and Madelaine Petsch (Cheryl Blossom).
While the bloopers kick off with just your standard fare of sputtering through difficult dialogue and laughing at the wrong time in a scene, the clip progresses into funnier stuff. Marisol Nichols, who plays Veronica’s mother Hermione, gets in a hilarious I Love Lucy reference, and then has an extreme reaction to Luke Perry (Archie’s dad Fred) and his typical-guy prank with a snake prop.
Other highlights include Sprouse making that original Jughead costuming seem super creepy, Madchen Amick (Betty’s mom Alice) rewinding herself, and Mendes losing a battle with a blanket. Riverdale fans also learn that star Apa is amusingly clumsy, easily distracted on set, and those muscles are apparently just for show and not actual work on even a fake construction site.
The season 2 premiere is still more than two months away, so viewers have a little more time to mull over the big cliffhangers in the season 1 finale. While the new episodes will reportedly take the characters down even darker, more complicated paths, the much-longer season should also provide many more chances for some laughs along the way.
Source: Archie Comics
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