I mean, sure, he's a nice guy, but he constantly has two women jumping in and out of his life (well, okay, only Veronica really jumps "out" of his life, Betty just moves into the background for a bit, biding her time). His car is a classic junker, he never really seems able to hold down any kind of summer job, he's continuously broke, he's clumsy, goofy, and always getting into trouble.
There's a lot of other guys in town who are probably dating material (and in today's modern age we can even include boys who aren't the same race. And yet, Archie's had five serious girlfriends that I can think of off the top of my head, and lord knows how many girls as simple "one-offs."
So what does that have to do with today's episode? Well, when the inspiration for the episode is pretty blatantly Steven King's Christine, except the car is in love with Archie, it makes you wonder.
We open on Betty, Veronica, and the worst line reading ever done in the history of people opening their mouths and words coming out. I'm not exaggerating (much) here. In fact, I'm going to do something I've never done in any of these Archie reviews.
I'm sharing the episode since someone posted it to Youtube.
|Reggie, morally offended.|
|To be fair, if this episode turned into Archie fighting Lo Pan, this would be great.|
|It's like H. R. Giger and H. R. Pufnstuf worked together to create a nightmare.|
|"Weeks" worth of work. I'm sorry, that car's totaled.|