The New Archies

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  • 1987
  • 1 Season
  • 6.8  (118)

The New Archies is an animated television series that aired in 1987. It is a spin-off of the popular Archie Comics franchise and features younger versions of the beloved characters. The show revolves around the lives of a group of students at Riverdale Junior High School, including Archie Andrews, Betty Cooper, Veronica Lodge, Jughead Jones, and Reggie Mantle. The characters experience typical teenage challenges such as crushes, academic struggles, and the occasional school prank.

Karen Burthwright voices the role of Betty Cooper, the kind-hearted and studious best friend of Archie. Lisa Coristine takes on the role of Veronica Lodge, the fashion-forward and often spoiled rich girl who is constantly vying for Archie's attention. Alyson Court voices the role of Jughead Jones, the lovable slacker who is always hungry and often gets sucked into Reggie's schemes.

The New Archies includes a wide variety of storylines, including a talent show, a school dance, and a Halloween party. One episode follows Betty as she struggles to balance her schoolwork with a new job, while another focuses on Jughead as he tries to impress a girl by pretending to be a skilled skateboarder.

The animation style of The New Archies is colorful and playful, perfectly capturing the youthful energy of the characters. The show also features catchy music, with the characters frequently breaking out into song and dance numbers.

While The New Archies may be geared towards a younger audience, it still manages to tackle important themes such as bullying, friendship, and the importance of honesty. The show's positive messages and relatable characters make it a great choice for families to watch together.

Overall, The New Archies is a fun and heartwarming animated series that provides a fresh take on the classic Archie Comics characters. With its engaging storylines, lively animation, and talented voice cast, this show is sure to delight viewers of all ages.

The New Archies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (13 episodes). The series first aired on September 12, 1987.

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Take My Butler, Please! // Hoorary for Hollywood
13. Take My Butler, Please! // Hoorary for Hollywood
December 5, 1987
Archie saves Smithers, Veronica's butler, from a runaway piano and Smithers feels honor bound to serve him. He is driving Archie crazy by doing everything for him. // Tired of being one of the guys, dependable, and old-fashioned Betty get's a make-over and becomes a fashion-conscious, new wave dolt who doesn't help anyone or pay attention.
The Making of Mr.Right-eous // Jughead's Millions
12. The Making of Mr.Right-eous // Jughead's Millions
November 28, 1987
Eugene makes a secret robot of himself which Moose accidentally turns on and they go off to school together. // Ms. Grundy gives the class assignments to teach them about the adult world.
The Incredible Shrinking Archie // Gunk for the Gold
11. The Incredible Shrinking Archie // Gunk for the Gold
November 21, 1987
With Jughead's help, Archie tries to make a special perfume for Veronica for her birthday, but ends up shrinking himself and Jughead. // Eugene accidentally develops some magic gunk that when applied to the soles of the shoes of the soccer team gives them extra bounce and power.
Loose Lips Stop Slips // A Change of Minds
10. Loose Lips Stop Slips // A Change of Minds
November 14, 1987
A small statue of the towns founder will be awarded to the student who proves himself to be outstanding and helpful. All the kids compete trying to out-do each other performing good deeds. // Eugene and Moose switch brains and characteristics when they are zapped together in Eugene's latest invention.
I Was A Twelve-Year Old Werewolf // The Prince of Riverdale
9. I Was A Twelve-Year Old Werewolf // The Prince of Riverdale
November 7, 1987
The boys go to Frankenstein's Cave to prove their bravery. Archie stumbles into the hidden lab and bottles of strange things fall on him turning him into a werewolf when the moon shines brightly. // The Prince of Rurithania who looks like Archie comes to Riverdale to give a speech. Bored with his princely duties he meets up with Archie and they switch places for the day.
Telegraph, Telephone, Tell Reggie // Wooden It Be Lovely
8. Telegraph, Telephone, Tell Reggie // Wooden It Be Lovely
October 31, 1987
Reggie's spoiled behavior is driving everyone crazy but instead of retaliation they take Ms. Grundy's advice to treat him with kindness. // The gang's tree house is going to be cut down for a warehouse to be built by Reggie's uncle. They form a protest group, print leaflets, sign a petition all to save the tree.
Red to the Rescue // Jughead the Jinx
7. Red to the Rescue // Jughead the Jinx
October 24, 1987
Mrs. Schweckner is out to have Red locked up by Animal Control for turning over garbage cans, tearing up her garden and scaring her cat. // Jughead breaks a mirror and believes he is jinx as things start going wrong all around him.
Hamburger Helper // Goodbye Ms Grundy
6. Hamburger Helper // Goodbye Ms Grundy
October 17, 1987
Veronica says she'll pick up the tab for a day's worth of hamburgers for Jughead if he can go one week without eating one. // Tired of teaching a rowdy bunch of kids, Ms Grundy contemplates accepting a position at an all girls private school.
Future Shock // Stealing the show
5. Future Shock // Stealing the show
October 10, 1987
Three couples are up for Riverdale Picnic King and Queen and ironically all the couples holding this honor have gone on to marry each other. // When Archie and Betty are cast as Ponce and Cinderella in the school play, Reggie and Veronica vow to take over the lead roles.
The Awful Truth // Jughead Predicts
4. The Awful Truth // Jughead Predicts
October 3, 1987
Betty and Veronica are finalists in the Junior Riverdale Beauty Contest. Veronica tries to one up Betty by stealing Eugene's truth medicine and zapping Betty with it. // Jughead gets bonked on the head which causes him to go into a trance and predict the future.
The Last Laugh // THEIF! (of hearts)
3. The Last Laugh // THEIF! (of hearts)
September 26, 1987
Reggie livens up the Sadie Hawkins dance decorating committee with some practical jokes. He goes on a rampage through the school which ends with gluing fangs to his shot-put. // The girls and the boys bet each other that they can find the local jewel thief first with the few clues of red fibers and an overweight person wearing tennis shoes.
I Gotta Be Me-Or is it You? // Sir Jughead Jones
2. I Gotta Be Me-Or is it You? // Sir Jughead Jones
September 19, 1987
Eugene has a crush on Amani and vice versa. Hoping to be noticed they both undergo changes. Eugene, with the help of Reggie, Archie, and Jughead, becomes Cool with new clothing and sunglasses. // Veronica discovers Jughead is heir to viscount Forsythe P. Jones fortune.
Ballot Box Blues // The Visitor
1. Ballot Box Blues // The Visitor
September 12, 1987
Betty and Veronica run for class president, with Archie and Reggie, respectively, their campaign managers. // Eugene's science project goes hay-wire and shoots down a U.F.O. Archie takes care of the alien, dude while Jughead repairs the U.F.O. Dude gets a crush on Betty.
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  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 1987
  • IMDB Rating
    6.8  (118)