With the debut of the CW’s ‘Riverdale,’ we finally have the shadowy, disturbing edgy reboot of the Archie Gang that…  Well, I don’t know that anybody DEMANDED it, but the jury’s still out on whether it works.  Seeing the well-scrubbed boys and girls of Pep Comics involved in sex, murder, drugs and such does make for an interesting contrast, like that time Bugs Bunny was in the underground fight club or Popeye’s brushes with heroin addiction.  In short, it’s the kind of thing no one would have expected, leading to today’s Twin Peaksy query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that turning the goofy 60s fun of Underdog into a snarky post-modern Jason Lee vehicle was in the same ballpark, asking: What property seems even less appropriate for an edgy reboot than the Riverdale gang?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.


  1. Sesame Street. Oh, wait, they already did that with Avenue Q…

    I’m going to go with Gumby just because I find the idea of a dark Gumby reboot to be absolutely hilarious. Definitely inappropriate, but hilarious all the same.

  2. Its hard to think of any. Mickey Mouse perhaps. Investigators Mickey and Goofy beat up criminals in back alleys with tire irons or brass knuckles for information while Beagle Boys rob banks with machine guns blazing.

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