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The Archie Show is a classic animated series which originally aired on CBS from September 14, 1968 to September 5, 1969. The show was based on the popular Archie Comics series and was created by John Goldwater and Bob Montana. The series followed the lives of Archie Andrews and his friends Betty, Veronica, Jughead and Reggie, as they navigated their way through high school in the fictional town of Riverdale. The show opens with the iconic Archie theme song, âSugar, Sugarâ by The Archies, which quickly became a hit in its own right. The opening sequence shows Archie and his friends playing music together, setting the tone for the show's focus on music and fun. The episodes are divided into three segments each, with a musical number performed by The Archies in between. Dallas McKennon provided the voice for Archie, giving him an upbeat and optimistic personality. Howard Morris voiced Jughead, bringing to life his laid-back and humorous nature. Jane Webb brought energy and charm to Betty and Veronica and John Erwin's smooth voice lent Reggie a suave and confident demeanor. The animation style of The Archie Show is simple and colorful, typical of the 1960s animation style. The characters are drawn with exaggerated features and expressive facial expressions, making them easily identifiable and adding to the overall charm and humor of the show. In each episode, the friends face different challenges and adventures, whether it's getting involved in a school play or solving a mystery. Archie is often the leader of the group, coming up with ideas and getting his friends into (and out of) amusing situations. Betty and Veronica are often vying for Archie's attention, while Jughead remains uninterested in romance and focused on his love of food. Reggie is the group's antagonist, often creating trouble for the others, but sometimes shown to have a soft spot. One of the standout aspects of the show was its music. The Archies performed a number of catchy, bubblegum pop songs, including âBang-Shang-A-Langâ and âJingle Jangleâ. The songs were written by Jeff Barry and Andy Kim and became popular hits in their own right. The music was not only a part of the show, but also served as a marketing tool for Archie Comics, helping to bring the animated series to a wider audience. The show's popularity led to the creation of a spin-off series, The Archie Comedy Hour, which debuted in September 1970. The Archie Show also inspired a live-action musical television movie, To Riverdale and Back Again, in 1990. Overall, The Archie Show was a fun and lighthearted series that captured the spirit of the Archie Comics franchise. With its colorful animation, catchy music and relatable characters, the show remains a beloved classic in animation history.