Monday, March 7, 2011

Teenage Toons: Archie's Weird Mysteries (1999)

Archie's Weird Mysteries marked the return of Archie Andrews & his pals from Riverdale to Saturday morning television, part of an experiment by the PAX network (now Ion) to test the children's programming waters in 1999. DIC (now part of Cookie Jar) produced the series, which could air either on weekdays or weekends, depending on the affiliates' needs. 40 episodes were produced, and it has been shown in syndication on and off since it left PAX in 2000.

The concept was a mash-up of sorts. Archie is now writing for Riverdale High's student-run newspaper, and the Weird Mysteries fell somewhere between Scooby-Doo and The X-Files, while also satirizing movies, such as "The Attack of the 50-Foot Woman" and the adaptation of Stephen King's Christine. For your perusal, we present "Attack of the 50-Foot Veronica":

How Veronica could not notice what had happened to her was just beyond amazing. It goes to prove that you don't have to be a blonde to be an airhead......

Rating: B.

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