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 Edited by Alamin Yohannes

KJ Apa’s lovable redhead on 'Riverdale' is kind, innocent, thoughtful... and really, really stupid sometimes.

7 times Archie Andrews proved he was Riverdale’s most dimwitted 

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Sure, he’s a hormone-addled teenage boy, but perhaps Archie should have listened to his much smarter friends.

Thinking Miss Grundy liked him for his mind 

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They needed about 2 minutes to figure out Miss Grundy was a bespectacled sexual predator, not a Juilliard-trained virtuoso who fell for Archie’s inspiring musical talent.

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What was the real reason behind the offer?

Agreeing to attend the Blossom’s tree-tapping ceremony

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Archie gives in only after Mrs. Blossom dangles the prospect of an exclusive summer music program in front of him as bait.

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The Blossom family isn’t trying to Vertigo you into a stand-in for their dead son Jason. Nope, everything’s fine.

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Archie can’t even be trusted to deliver a decent cover of “Mad World” — should he really be allowed to handle a firearm? No.

Buying a gun

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To be fair, though, the truly stupid person is this scenario is Dilton Doiley, who sold our sleep-deprived, jittery dum-dum of a hero the weapon.

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We'll never understand why he thought a serial killer aiming to remove sin from Riverdale would be scared of a bunch of beefy bros in red lycra masks?

Forming the ‘Red Circle’

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And. we’re not talking about Yogi

That damn bear!

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Archie’s escape was proven to be ill-advised when he stumbled across a bear in the woods he was hiding out in. How does he survive the attack? Your guess is as good as ours.

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He returns to Riverdale after serving in the military and decides he’s going to re-start the town’s fire department. 

Archie fights fires

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When an expert is called in to train them, it seems like Archie has grown up. That is until he runs into a fire without protecting or training. 

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Jughead would be so disappointed.

“What’s a capo?”

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Surely your pal Jughead has made you watch at least one of the Godfather movies? Sigh. It’s a good thing you’re so pretty, pal.

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