Wednesday, July 20, 2022

1975: U.S. of Archie

18 Jul 1975, Fri The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky)

If you're skipping church this Sunday morning, July 20, 1975, you could take a last, fleeting look at U.S. of Archie, on Channel 12. Here's a clip from the 16th of 16 episodes produced, "The Wizard of Menlo Park."

Wikipedia: "The series features Archie, Jughead, and the other Riverdale High student regulars re-enacting famous scenes throughout American history, taking full advantage of the Bicentennial in the months leading up to it. These re-enactments were termed by Archie during the show to be historical accounts featuring the "ancestors" of the current Archie gang; surprisingly, these ancestors were nearly identical to Archie et al. and were seemingly close friends of famous people in several eras of American history."


  1. Actually, you could have watched the U.S. of Archie at 8 A.M. and still made it to church by 9:30 A.M., in plenty of time for Sunday school.

  2. Doonesbury featured a similar set of flashback stories during the Bicentennial involving one of Zonker Harris's ancestors who was a minuteman in Massachusetts.