The insanity that was the teen drama Riverdale concluded this August with its seventh and final season. Towards the end of high school, Archie, Jughead, Betty, and Veronica may have become a thriving polyamorous quad before going their separate ways as an adult, but that’s not how things started off.
Set in the fictional town of Riverdale, the loose adaptation of the beloved Archies comics followed a group of high school students, including Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead, as they navigated love and friendship, and solved twisted mysteries plaguing their community.
Riverdale received intense scrutiny and social media attention thanks to its increasingly campy and absurd storylines but also garnered a considerable fanbase along the way.
Fans were big on Jughead and Betty’s relationship, nicknaming the relatonship as ‘bughead’. The fact that Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart dated for a while during the show only fueled the fan craze.
Reporters have often quizzed the actors about their favourite ‘bughead’ moments. In one such interview with Young Hollywood during PaleyFest, Sprouse had mentioned more than one of his favourite scenes that involves Jughead and Betty. He spoke about a particular scene between Jughead, Betty, and Chic without going into too many spoilers.
And when asked about a scene that had already aired, Sprouse talked about the moment Jughead’s true-blue “weirdo” sensibilities peeked out for the first time in the series. “I really like in the first episode of season two where they are sitting with the bloody pool in the background, and Pop sort of mopping it up. And Jughead is just eating, and Betty’s staring at him like, ‘What the hell are you doing?’ that was my favourite. That felt like the intersection between the old digests and Riverdale perfectly.” before continuing, “That’s the area where Jughead is how strange he can actually be as a character really came out.”
Well, Jughead goes on to do stranger things but this moment was Cole Sprouse’s favourite up till the release of season two of Riverdale.