->''Archie's here. Betty's here. Veronica, too. Reggie's here. And here comes Jughead, and Hot Dog too!''
-->--"Everything's Archie"

[[caption-width-right:206:One of the most successful cartoon bands ''ever.'']]

This Creator/{{Filmation}} series on Creator/{{CBS}} was based on the popular [[Franchise/ArchieComics comic books,]] chronicling the comic misadventures of Archie Andrews and his friends in the town of Riverdale.

One element in the TV series not previously featured in the comics was that Archie led a bubble gum rock quintet: He and Reggie were guitarists, Betty was the tambourinist, Veronica was the keyboardist, Jughead was the drummer and Hot Dog, Jughead's canine pet, was the conductor. The Archies released several singles and albums; one of their songs, "Sugar Sugar", was a major hit.

Spin-offs and successor series included:
* ''The Archie Comedy Hour,'' which expanded the first show to an hour and introduced Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaAndTheGroovieGoolies'', which centered on Riverdale's teenage witch, her two aunts and the denizens of Horrible Hall.
* ''Archie's Fun House'', which featured a Giant Jukebox and a live-action audience of children. Was spun off from "The Funhouse" segments on The Archie Comedy Hour, as well as the "Side Show", which became "Thunderbolt Theater" in this series.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesTVFunnies'', which featured animated adaptations of newspaper comic strips such as ''ComicStrip/DickTracy''.
* ''The U.S. of Archie'', in which [[IdenticalGrandson identical ancestors]] of Archie and his friends participated in American historical events.
* ''The New Archie-Sabrina Hour'', which was a revival of sorts after years of reruns. Was later split into two separate shows before becoming recombined into a single half-hour syndicated version.
* ''The New Archies'', featuring the characters in middle school. Produced by Creator/DicEntertainment.
* ''WesternAnimation/ArchiesWeirdMysteries'', which follows Archie and his friends encountering supernatural weirdness in Riverdale. Also produced by DIC.
!!This series provides examples of:

* AnAesop:
** At least one of the "Giant Jukebox hits" from Archie's Fun House:
-->"We're one big family / And our Daddy's in the sky / We're one big family / Don't you make your brother cry..."
** GreenAesop:
-->"Mr. Factory / Don't you care / Soon the children won't have any air..."
* AnimatedAdaptation
* ArtisticLicenseMusic:
** Rock bands don't have conductors, whether they're sheep dogs or not.
** The songs regularly use instruments no one in the band use.
* AscendedExtra: Hot Dog, compared to the comics, has become a major character.
* CanonImmigrant: The [[Franchise/ArchieComics comic books]] incorporated the characters' band, "The Archies," into continuity, and it has remained ever since.
* EverybodyDoTheEndlessLoop
* FakeBand: The Archies, of course.
* FilmComic[=/=]RecursiveAdaptation: "Kids' Day" received this treatment in ''Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest'' Issue 100, as a MilestoneCelebration for that digest.
* LaughTrack: Was the first-ever SaturdayMorningCartoon to utilize one; laugh tracks for Saturday Morning soon became standard practice afterwards till 1983.
* LimitedWardrobe: As opposed to the comics.
* RogerRabbitEffect / StockFootage: "Archie's Fun House" fills both tropes (see above). Especially during musical segments, which mix animation with a handful of stock film clips of an audience of kids clapping, laughing, bopping around in their seats, etc., none of which ever seem to be even remotely synced to the animation.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Archie has a high-pitched and cartoony sounding speaking voice. His singing voice however is much deeper and suave sounding.
* SkintoneSclerae
* ThemeTuneRollCall
* UnexplainedAccent: North-Eastern Veronica has a Southern accent, which is based on her accent from the older radio shows.