Archie provides examples of:
- Betty and Veronica: The pilot focuses on the triangle - Archie can't choose between Betty and Veronica, both of whom want to go to the same get-together with him.Archie: Between the two of them I may go through life a bachelor just because I can't make up my mind!
- Childhood Friend Romance: The episode revolves around the idea that most people marry those that they grew up around.
- Laugh Track: As was commonplace at the time.
- Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Mr. Weatherbee talks to the "camera" when he's having a conversation with himself.