There’s a common theme that I keep running into in the pop culture world, pitting the vampy, exotic-but-wholesome sexy girl versus the sweet, unassuming girl next door.  Lots of arguments arise over whether Ginger is superior to Maryanne or whether Archie should date Betty or Veronica.  But, as a firm believer in the wonder of the cute-but-sensible type, I believe that the real decision is one between Winfield, Kansas and Riverdale, leading to today’s truly difficult query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) thinks that Dawn Wells is still beautiful, even in her 80s, which makes things even more difficult, asking: Which Girl Next Door wins top marks: Maryanne Summers or Betty Cooper?


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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 Comment

  1. Daniel P Langsdale on

    Dawn Wells makes it easy, not difficult. It’s Maryanne Summers, Autumns, Winters and Springs.

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