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* The Original ''BeverlyHills90210'' had Dylan (blend of Johnny Depp and James Dean) choose between Brenda (Betty) and Kelly (Veronica). He dated both for some time, until he finally choose Kelly. Some seasons later Kelly had to choose between Dylan and Brandon (Mr. NiceGuy).
** Also done a lot in the new ''90210'', where love triangles abound: Ethan has to choose between his on-again-off-again girlfriend Naomi and the newcomer Annie; when he chooser her, it's Annie's turn as she's torn between Ethan and her ex- from Kansas; later on, Ethan develops feelings for Rhonda (the new Betty) and finally for Erin Silver, who in turn has to choose between him and Dixon (the white WASP jock with a newfound sentimental side vs the black official boyfriend who's also the new kid in town). During the second season, it's Adrianna choosing between Teddy and Navid (the blond jock womanizer vs the Iranian-American brunet nerd with a crush on her since childhood), and later on it's Silver choosing between Teddy and Dixon (the former having become a Betty and the latter now being manipulative and Machiavellian). Liam was also Veronica in season one (with Ethan being Betty and Naomi being Archie) and became Archie in season 2 (with Naomi being Veronica and Ivy being Betty).

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* The Original ''BeverlyHills90210'' original ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'' had Dylan (blend of Johnny Depp and James Dean) choose between Brenda (Betty) and Kelly (Veronica). He dated both for some time, until he finally choose Kelly. Some seasons later Kelly had to choose between Dylan and Brandon (Mr. NiceGuy).
** Also done a lot in the new ''90210'', ''Series/NineOhTwoOneOh'', where love triangles abound: Ethan has to choose between his on-again-off-again girlfriend Naomi and the newcomer Annie; when he chooser her, it's Annie's turn as she's torn between Ethan and her ex- from Kansas; later on, Ethan develops feelings for Rhonda (the new Betty) and finally for Erin Silver, who in turn has to choose between him and Dixon (the white WASP jock with a newfound sentimental side vs the black official boyfriend who's also the new kid in town). During the second season, it's Adrianna choosing between Teddy and Navid (the blond jock womanizer vs the Iranian-American brunet nerd with a crush on her since childhood), and later on it's Silver choosing between Teddy and Dixon (the former having become a Betty and the latter now being manipulative and Machiavellian). Liam was also Veronica in season one (with Ethan being Betty and Naomi being Archie) and became Archie in season 2 (with Naomi being Veronica and Ivy being Betty).
18th Sep '16 1:51:33 PM nombretomado
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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', when Donna is working through her feelings for Ringo (Betty) and Andrew (Veronica). She and Kate mention several examples of this kind of triangle, including [[Series/GossipGirl Blair, Nate and Chuck]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy, Riley and Angel]], and [[ArchieComics Archie, Betty and Veronica]]. Amusingly, Kate doesn't recognise the last one.

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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', when Donna is working through her feelings for Ringo (Betty) and Andrew (Veronica). She and Kate mention several examples of this kind of triangle, including [[Series/GossipGirl Blair, Nate and Chuck]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy, Riley and Angel]], and [[ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics Archie, Betty and Veronica]]. Amusingly, Kate doesn't recognise the last one.
18th Sep '16 1:50:37 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/AceLightning'' has Heather and Sam who both date Mark at one point or another and have seemingly conflicting personalities and yet are best friends. Kind of like the [[ArchieComics original]] Betty and Veronica, really.

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* ''Series/AceLightning'' has Heather and Sam who both date Mark at one point or another and have seemingly conflicting personalities and yet are best friends. Kind of like the [[ArchieComics [[Franchise/ArchieComics original]] Betty and Veronica, really.



* Series/BatesMotel has a textbook example, with Norman as Archie, Emma as Betty--JustFriends and openly crazy about him to no avail, as was often the case with the trope namer; and the popular, unattainable, and more conventionally sexy Bradley as Veronica, going hot and cold on him (as the original Veronica was apt to do).

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* Series/BatesMotel ''Series/BatesMotel'' has a textbook example, with Norman as Archie, Emma as Betty--JustFriends and openly crazy about him to no avail, as was often the case with the trope namer; and the popular, unattainable, and more conventionally sexy Bradley as Veronica, going hot and cold on him (as the original Veronica was apt to do).



* ''GilligansIsland'' has the perennial question of "Ginger or Mary Ann?", where Ginger is the Veronica and Mary Ann is the Betty. However, this one didn't involve an actual love triangle between the characters; it was more of a perennial debate among viewers/fans of the show, although it was also the subject of the BeautyContest episode "Beauty Is As Beauty Does" (which threw [[TakeAThirdOption Mrs. Howell]] into the mix as well).

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* ''GilligansIsland'' ''Series/GilligansIsland'' has the perennial question of "Ginger or Mary Ann?", where Ginger is the Veronica and Mary Ann is the Betty. However, this one didn't involve an actual love triangle between the characters; it was more of a perennial debate among viewers/fans of the show, although it was also the subject of the BeautyContest episode "Beauty Is As Beauty Does" (which threw [[TakeAThirdOption Mrs. Howell]] into the mix as well).
18th Aug '16 2:49:15 AM GreenLady
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* ''Series/StrangerThings'' has a {{Downplayed}} example, with Jonathan playing the Betty and Steve the Veronica to Nancy's Archie. It's downplayed because, while Jonathan is the quiet one who [[JustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just wants Nancy to be happy]], he exhibits a few questionable traits, such as taking covert photographs of her at a pool party (something he's called out on later); while Steve, though on the surface a stereotypical JerkJock and RomanticFalseLead, eventually rejects his friends' cynicism and apologises to Nancy for his various unpleasant actions, and becomes a loyal ally to her and Jonathan in the final showdown with the monster. [[spoiler:In a surprising aversion of the usual way this trope plays out, Nancy ends up choosing Steve over Jonathan; though, with a second series already confirmed and Nancy seeming fairly conflicted on the issue, this is probably more of a SequelHook than anything else.]]

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* ''Series/StrangerThings'' has a {{Downplayed}} example, with Jonathan playing the Betty and Steve the Veronica to Nancy's Archie. It's downplayed because, while Jonathan is the quiet one who [[JustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just wants Nancy to be happy]], [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy is very supportive of Nancy]], he exhibits a few questionable traits, such as taking covert photographs of her at a pool party (something he's called out on later); while Steve, though on the surface a stereotypical JerkJock and RomanticFalseLead, eventually rejects his friends' cynicism and apologises to Nancy for his various unpleasant actions, and becomes a loyal ally to her and Jonathan in the final showdown with the monster. [[spoiler:In a surprising aversion of the usual way this trope plays out, Nancy ends up choosing Steve over Jonathan; though, with a second series already confirmed and Nancy seeming fairly conflicted on the issue, this is probably more of a SequelHook than anything else.]]
18th Aug '16 2:48:12 AM GreenLady
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* ''Series/StrangerThings'' has a {{Downplayed}} example, with Jonathan playing the Betty and Steve the Veronica to Nancy's Archie. It's downplayed because, while Jonathan is the quiet one who [[OnlyWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just wants Nancy to be happy]], he exhibits a few questionable traits, such as taking covert photographs of her at a pool party (something he's called out on later); while Steve, though on the surface a stereotypical JerkJock and RomanticFalseLead, eventually rejects his friends' cynicism and apologises to Nancy for his various unpleasant actions, and becomes a loyal ally to her and Jonathan in the final showdown with the monster. [[spoiler:In a surprising aversion of the usual way this trope plays out, Nancy ends up choosing Steve over Jonathan; though, with a second series already confirmed and Nancy seeming fairly conflicted on the issue, this is probably more of a SequelHook than anything else.]]

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* ''Series/StrangerThings'' has a {{Downplayed}} example, with Jonathan playing the Betty and Steve the Veronica to Nancy's Archie. It's downplayed because, while Jonathan is the quiet one who [[OnlyWantMyBelovedToBeHappy [[JustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just wants Nancy to be happy]], he exhibits a few questionable traits, such as taking covert photographs of her at a pool party (something he's called out on later); while Steve, though on the surface a stereotypical JerkJock and RomanticFalseLead, eventually rejects his friends' cynicism and apologises to Nancy for his various unpleasant actions, and becomes a loyal ally to her and Jonathan in the final showdown with the monster. [[spoiler:In a surprising aversion of the usual way this trope plays out, Nancy ends up choosing Steve over Jonathan; though, with a second series already confirmed and Nancy seeming fairly conflicted on the issue, this is probably more of a SequelHook than anything else.]]
18th Aug '16 2:47:38 AM GreenLady
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* ''Series/StrangerThings'' has a {{Downplayed}} example, with Jonathan playing the Betty and Steve the Veronica to Nancy's Archie. It's downplayed because, while Jonathan is the quiet one who [[OnlyWantMyBelovedToBeHappy just wants Nancy to be happy]], he exhibits a few questionable traits, such as taking covert photographs of her at a pool party (something he's called out on later); while Steve, though on the surface a stereotypical JerkJock and RomanticFalseLead, eventually rejects his friends' cynicism and apologises to Nancy for his various unpleasant actions, and becomes a loyal ally to her and Jonathan in the final showdown with the monster. [[spoiler:In a surprising aversion of the usual way this trope plays out, Nancy ends up choosing Steve over Jonathan; though, with a second series already confirmed and Nancy seeming fairly conflicted on the issue, this is probably more of a SequelHook than anything else.]]
11th Jun '16 8:41:48 PM nombretomado
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* The original ''{{V}}'' took this up to EvilIsSexy levels with earnest blonde Resistance leader Julie (Faye Grant) and gerbil-swallowing brunette vamp Visitor leader Diana (Jane Badler).

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* The original ''{{V}}'' ''{{V|1983}}'' took this up to EvilIsSexy levels with earnest blonde Resistance leader Julie (Faye Grant) and gerbil-swallowing brunette vamp Visitor leader Diana (Jane Badler).
7th May '16 1:34:46 PM nombretomado
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* In ''MySoCalledLife'', Brian Krakow is the love-struck, blonde boy next door (Betty). The protagonist Angela Chase (Archie) just can't see him because she's too busy lusting after bad boy Jordan Catalano (Veronica). Luckily, Brian and Jordan are ColorCodedCharacters.
** Given ''[[MySoCalledLife MSCL's]]'' unusual complexity (for a teen show), there was another, even more subtle one with Brian himself, with [[ControlFreak Sharon]] as Betty and [[TroubledButCute Rayanne]] as Veronica. This essentially went nowhere as Sharon already has a love interest and Rayanne is a little too complicated for Brian to handle.

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* In ''MySoCalledLife'', ''Series/MySoCalledLife'', Brian Krakow is the love-struck, blonde boy next door (Betty). The protagonist Angela Chase (Archie) just can't see him because she's too busy lusting after bad boy Jordan Catalano (Veronica). Luckily, Brian and Jordan are ColorCodedCharacters.
** Given ''[[MySoCalledLife MSCL's]]'' ''MSCL'''s unusual complexity (for a teen show), there was another, even more subtle one with Brian himself, with [[ControlFreak Sharon]] as Betty and [[TroubledButCute Rayanne]] as Veronica. This essentially went nowhere as Sharon already has a love interest and Rayanne is a little too complicated for Brian to handle.



* ''GilmoreGirls'' lives on this trope, with Rory playing Archie to the following Betty vs Veronica dyanmics:
** First, its [[{{NiceGuy}} Dean]] vs [[{{RichSuitorPoorSuitor}} rich jerk Tristan]]. Second, its Dean vs [[{{AllGirlsWantBadBoys}} Jess]], a bad boy intellectual. Third at College, its [[{{NiceGuy}} Marty]] vs new [[{{RichSuitorPoorSuitor}} rich jerk Logan]]. Finally, Jess returns, for ''reformed'' Jess vs Logan.

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* ''GilmoreGirls'' ''Series/GilmoreGirls'' lives on this trope, with Rory playing Archie to the following Betty vs Veronica dyanmics:
** First, its [[{{NiceGuy}} it's [[NiceGuy Dean]] vs [[{{RichSuitorPoorSuitor}} [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor rich jerk Tristan]]. Second, its it's Dean vs [[{{AllGirlsWantBadBoys}} [[AllGirlsWantBadBoys Jess]], a bad boy intellectual. Third at College, its [[{{NiceGuy}} it's [[NiceGuy Marty]] vs new [[{{RichSuitorPoorSuitor}} [[RichSuitorPoorSuitor rich jerk Logan]]. Finally, Jess returns, for ''reformed'' Jess vs Logan.



* ''{{Grimm}}'': Looks like Rosalee will become Monroe's Betty while Angelina is clearly his Veronica.

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* ''{{Grimm}}'': ''Series/{{Grimm}}'': Looks like Rosalee will become Monroe's Betty while Angelina is clearly his Veronica.



* The third season of ''{{Friends}}'' has Ross choosing between Rachel (Betty) and Bonnie (Veronica). They're both blonde, but the trope still applies as Rachel was his best friend, on-again-off-again ex-girlfriend and the woman he'd been in love with since his teenage years and Bonnie was the exotic hypersexual newcomer. Subverted in an early episode where Phoebe has to choose between a bulky fireman and a sweet schoolteacher, only to find out both of them were both athletic ''and'' sensitive (i.e. not too different after all).

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* The third season of ''{{Friends}}'' ''Series/{{Friends}}'' has Ross choosing between Rachel (Betty) and Bonnie (Veronica). They're both blonde, but the trope still applies as Rachel was his best friend, on-again-off-again ex-girlfriend and the woman he'd been in love with since his teenage years and Bonnie was the exotic hypersexual newcomer. Subverted in an early episode where Phoebe has to choose between a bulky fireman and a sweet schoolteacher, only to find out both of them were both athletic ''and'' sensitive (i.e. not too different after all).



** Season 6 has Monica (Archie) choosing between self-doubting, long-time best friend [[{{DeadpanSnarker}} Chandler]] and sophisticated, ex-boyfriend [[{{AlwaysSomeoneBetter}} Richard]]. Apperance wise, its fits, as Richard is TallDarkAndHandsome and Chandler is fairer haired and not considered very attractive. [[spoiler: Monica still picks him]].
* A gay example, in an episode of ''UglyBetty'' ("A League of Their Own"): Marc St James meets Cliff who he clicks with but asks a nameless (very hunky) model out instead, before being confronted by Cliff who was trying to ask him out.

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** Season 6 has Monica (Archie) choosing between self-doubting, long-time best friend [[{{DeadpanSnarker}} [[DeadpanSnarker Chandler]] and sophisticated, ex-boyfriend [[{{AlwaysSomeoneBetter}} [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter Richard]]. Apperance wise, its fits, as Richard is TallDarkAndHandsome and Chandler is fairer haired and not considered very attractive. [[spoiler: Monica still picks him]].
* A gay example, in an episode of ''UglyBetty'' ''Series/UglyBetty'' ("A League of Their Own"): Marc St James meets Cliff who he clicks with but asks a nameless (very hunky) model out instead, before being confronted by Cliff who was trying to ask him out.



* ''PrivatePractice'' has also used this often, most obviously with Violet as the Betty, Charlotte as the Veronica, and Cooper as the Archie.
* ''OneTreeHill'' has a similar situation among three of the main characters. Lucas(Archie) continues to flip between Peyton(Betty) and her best friend Brooke (Veronica).

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* ''PrivatePractice'' ''Series/PrivatePractice'' has also used this often, most obviously with Violet as the Betty, Charlotte as the Veronica, and Cooper as the Archie.
* ''OneTreeHill'' ''Series/OneTreeHill'' has a similar situation among three of the main characters. Lucas(Archie) continues to flip between Peyton(Betty) and her best friend Brooke (Veronica).



* On ''TheWestWing'', Josh Lyman's assistant Donna (Betty) falls for him, while Josh (Archie) falls for political loose cannon Amy Gardner(Veronica). However, Josh is also a clueless GeniusDitz who has no idea that Donna is in love with him and is in denial about his own feelings, so he has absolutely no reservations about courting Amy, thereby making poor Donna's plight even worse.

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* On ''TheWestWing'', ''Series/TheWestWing'', Josh Lyman's assistant Donna (Betty) falls for him, while Josh (Archie) falls for political loose cannon Amy Gardner(Veronica). However, Josh is also a clueless GeniusDitz who has no idea that Donna is in love with him and is in denial about his own feelings, so he has absolutely no reservations about courting Amy, thereby making poor Donna's plight even worse.



** However, this is soon overshadowed by a non-gender-switched but an unusual version, with Clark feeling attraction to both Chloe and Lana. At first glance, Chloe dresses less modestly, Lana is the literal GirlNextDoor [[spoiler:and Chloe lost her virginity when she was 15 while Lana remains chaste before Clark]], so Chloe is more like Veronica and Lana more like Betty, but after some time it is clear that it isn't that simple. Lana is often described as the prettiest girl in school (being a part-Chinese adds to the exotic bit); Chloe has the first relationship with Clark; Chloe is deeply attacted to Clark while Lana is ambiguous and more difficult to get to; Chloe/Clark is natural being JustFriends (with her often being a help to AFriendInNeed, even offering advice for Clark to chase after Lana a few times before and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy after]] she admits that she likes him too), Clark (at first) only has his eyes for Lana and is completely ObliviousToLove from Chloe, Lana is the unattainable one (at first) while Chloe is dying for his attention, and so on.

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** However, this is soon overshadowed by a non-gender-switched but an unusual version, with Clark feeling attraction to both Chloe and Lana. At first glance, Chloe dresses less modestly, Lana is the literal GirlNextDoor [[spoiler:and Chloe lost her virginity when she was 15 while Lana remains chaste before Clark]], so Chloe is more like Veronica and Lana more like Betty, but after some time it is clear that it isn't that simple. Lana is often described as the prettiest girl in school (being a part-Chinese adds to the exotic bit); Chloe has the first relationship with Clark; Chloe is deeply attacted attracted to Clark while Lana is ambiguous and more difficult to get to; Chloe/Clark is natural being JustFriends (with her often being a help to AFriendInNeed, even offering advice for Clark to chase after Lana a few times before and [[IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy after]] she admits that she likes him too), Clark (at first) only has his eyes for Lana and is completely ObliviousToLove from Chloe, Lana is the unattainable one (at first) while Chloe is dying for his attention, and so on.



* Lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Neighbours}}'', when Donna is working through her feelings for Ringo (Betty) and Andrew (Veronica). She and Kate mention several examples of this kind of triangle, including [[Series/GossipGirl Blair, Nate and Chuck]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy, Riley and Angel]], and [[ArchieComics Archie, Betty and Veronica]]. Amusingly, Kate doesn't recognise the last one.

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* Lampshaded in an episode of ''{{Neighbours}}'', ''Series/{{Neighbours}}'', when Donna is working through her feelings for Ringo (Betty) and Andrew (Veronica). She and Kate mention several examples of this kind of triangle, including [[Series/GossipGirl Blair, Nate and Chuck]], [[Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Buffy, Riley and Angel]], and [[ArchieComics Archie, Betty and Veronica]]. Amusingly, Kate doesn't recognise the last one.



* In the teen drama ''TheVampireDiaries'', there are quite a few love triangles. The main triangle is the one between the heroine Elena, the hero Stefan and the anti-hero Damon. Stefan and Damon are also brothers. In this scenario, Elena (Archie) is torn between her soulmate Stefan (Betty) and her unpredictable, wild friend Damon (Veronica). There's also numerous other love triangles which include Katherine (Archie), Stefan (Betty) and Damon (Veronica), Elena (Archie), Matt (Betty) and Stefan (Veronica), Stefan (Archie), Elena (Betty) and Katherine (Veronica), Stefan (Archie), Elena (Betty), and Caroline (Veronica), Caroline (Archie), Matt (Betty), and Tyler (Veronica), Caroline (Archie), Tyler (Betty), and Klaus (Veronica), Stefan (Archie), Elena (Betty), and Rebekah (Veronica), Jeremy (Archie), Bonnie (Betty), and Anna (Veronica), Bonnie (Archie), Jeremy (Betty), and Luka (Veronica), Bonnie (Archie), Jeremy (Betty), and Jamie (Veronica), Vickie (Archie), Jeremy (Betty), and Tyler (Veronica), Tatia (Archie), Elijah (Betty), and Klaus (Veronica) and the most tragic one of all, Silas (Archie), Amara (Betty) and Qetsiyah (Veronica).

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* In the teen drama ''TheVampireDiaries'', ''Series/TheVampireDiaries'', there are quite a few love triangles. The main triangle is the one between the heroine Elena, the hero Stefan and the anti-hero Damon. Stefan and Damon are also brothers. In this scenario, Elena (Archie) is torn between her soulmate Stefan (Betty) and her unpredictable, wild friend Damon (Veronica). There's also numerous other love triangles which include Katherine (Archie), Stefan (Betty) and Damon (Veronica), Elena (Archie), Matt (Betty) and Stefan (Veronica), Stefan (Archie), Elena (Betty) and Katherine (Veronica), Stefan (Archie), Elena (Betty), and Caroline (Veronica), Caroline (Archie), Matt (Betty), and Tyler (Veronica), Caroline (Archie), Tyler (Betty), and Klaus (Veronica), Stefan (Archie), Elena (Betty), and Rebekah (Veronica), Jeremy (Archie), Bonnie (Betty), and Anna (Veronica), Bonnie (Archie), Jeremy (Betty), and Luka (Veronica), Bonnie (Archie), Jeremy (Betty), and Jamie (Veronica), Vickie (Archie), Jeremy (Betty), and Tyler (Veronica), Tatia (Archie), Elijah (Betty), and Klaus (Veronica) and the most tragic one of all, Silas (Archie), Amara (Betty) and Qetsiyah (Veronica).



* While it never comes up as a matter of potential relationships the character dynamic is still in full swing and played straight in ''That70sShow'' with literal the girl-next-door Donna (Betty) and Jackie (Veronica).
* ''MadMen'' has shown instances of two such pairings. At work is the non-relationship version with simple, hardworking Peggy (Betty, or Mary Ann, if you prefer) contrasted to sultry, flirtatious Joan (Veronica, or [[PunnyName Ginger]]). Outside of the office Don Draper's relationships tend to follow this pattern as well with wife Betty being cut more from the Veronica mold (cold, emotionally distant, former model) while most of Don's mistresses are typically more Betty-like.

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* While it never comes up as a matter of potential relationships the character dynamic is still in full swing and played straight in ''That70sShow'' ''Series/That70sShow'' with literal the girl-next-door Donna (Betty) and Jackie (Veronica).
* ''MadMen'' ''Series/MadMen'' has shown instances of two such pairings. At work is the non-relationship version with simple, hardworking Peggy (Betty, or Mary Ann, if you prefer) contrasted to sultry, flirtatious Joan (Veronica, or [[PunnyName Ginger]]). Outside of the office Don Draper's relationships tend to follow this pattern as well with wife Betty being cut more from the Veronica mold (cold, emotionally distant, former model) while most of Don's mistresses are typically more Betty-like.



* Reality TV dating shows in which a host of women try to win a man's heart will often set up the final two female candidates for the male's affections as this. Examples are Trista (Betty) and Amanda (Veronica) on the first season of ''TheBachelor'' and Paige (Betty) and Erin (Veronica) on the first season of ''ForLoveOrForMoney''.

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* Reality TV dating shows in which a host of women try to win a man's heart will often set up the final two female candidates for the male's affections as this. Examples are Trista (Betty) and Amanda (Veronica) on the first season of ''TheBachelor'' ''Series/TheBachelor'' and Paige (Betty) and Erin (Veronica) on the first season of ''ForLoveOrForMoney''.



* On ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', [[spoiler:Lancelot du Lac (aka Lancelot brought back from the dead)]] is the Veronica to Gwen's Archie, with Arthur as Betty.

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* On ''Series/{{Merlin}}'', ''Series/{{Merlin|2008}}'', [[spoiler:Lancelot du Lac (aka Lancelot brought back from the dead)]] is the Veronica to Gwen's Archie, with Arthur as Betty.



* NBC's Dracula:

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* NBC's Dracula:''Dracula'':



* ''Series/{{Jake 20}}'' starts off with Jake (Archie) having a crush on Sarah, his college friend, while Diane, his Doctor, starts to like him. Though he knew Sarah for years and met Diane recently, Sarah is portrayed as the unattainable beauty (Veronica) and Diane as the nerdy friend (Betty) who knows his secret. Jake then starts to have feelings for Diane as well. [[spoiler:The triangle is resolved when Sarah starts to have feelings for Jake but gets PutOnABus after thinking he is lying about his secret; With Sarah gone it reverts to regular UST.]]

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* ''Series/{{Jake 20}}'' starts off with Jake (Archie) having a crush on Sarah, his college friend, while Diane, his Doctor, starts to like him. Though he knew Sarah for years and met Diane recently, Sarah is portrayed as the unattainable beauty (Veronica) and Diane as the nerdy friend (Betty) who knows his secret. Jake then starts to have feelings for Diane as well. [[spoiler:The triangle is resolved when Sarah starts to have feelings for Jake but gets PutOnABus after thinking he is lying about his secret; With Sarah gone it reverts to regular UST.]]]]
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* In "FamilyMatters", Steve Urkel ends up in a love triangle between the cute fellow nerd Myra (Betty) and the shallow popular girl Laura (Veronica). [[spoiler: And he eventually ended up with Laura.]]
* ''OnceUponATime'' plays with this interestingly; initially, it looks as though [[TheChosenOne Emma]]'s Betty is [[NewOldFlame Neal]], her ex who wants to get back together with her, while her Veronica is [[WildCard Captain Hook]], the flirtatious, revenge-driven pirate. ''However'', Neal has a Veronica streak in him, as he previously framed Emma for a crime ''he'' committed and got her sent to jail, while Hook's Betty streak comes from his [[ChivalrousPervert surprising courtesy]] towards Emma. [[spoiler:Since Emma can't really get past what Neal did to her, Hook wins.]]

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* In "FamilyMatters", ''Series/FamilyMatters'', Steve Urkel ends up in a love triangle between the cute fellow nerd Myra (Betty) and the shallow popular girl Laura (Veronica). [[spoiler: And he eventually ended up with Laura.]]
* ''OnceUponATime'' ''Series/OnceUponATime'' plays with this interestingly; initially, it looks as though [[TheChosenOne Emma]]'s Betty is [[NewOldFlame Neal]], her ex who wants to get back together with her, while her Veronica is [[WildCard Captain Hook]], the flirtatious, revenge-driven pirate. ''However'', Neal has a Veronica streak in him, as he previously framed Emma for a crime ''he'' committed and got her sent to jail, while Hook's Betty streak comes from his [[ChivalrousPervert surprising courtesy]] towards Emma. [[spoiler:Since Emma can't really get past what Neal did to her, Hook wins.]]
19th Mar '16 7:39:51 AM Hossmeister
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