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The Betty Cooper FAQ


Version 5.0


Last Updated: 08/06/03


Sections with an asterick (*) by them indicate that those sections have been updated since the previous release.

Contents

A. The FAQ

*Revision History
*Copyrights and Permissions
*Betty Update
*Introduction
*Scope
*Codes

B. General Information

Who is Betty Cooper?
Where did Betty first appear?
Which comic books has Betty appeared in?
What other media has Betty appeared in?
Does Betty Have Siblings?
What Betty merchandise is available?
Is there any Betty fan fiction available?
Is there any Betty fan art available?
Quick Facts
Archie Comics on Betty

C. Detailed Information

Betty's Childhood
*Betty's Abilities
*Betty's Accomplishments
*How Betty Deals with Anger
*Betty's Belongings
Cars Betty Drives
*Betty Using Deceit
*Betty's Diary
*Betty's Family
*Betty's Fashions
*Betty's Fears
Betty's Favorite Foods
*Betty's Friendship with Veronica Lodge
Betty's Friendship with Cheryl Blossom
*Betty's Other Friends
Betty's Beliefs on Giving
*Betty's Beliefs about Herself
*Betty's Hobbies
*Betty's Honesty Policy
*Betty's Sense of Humor
Illnesses Betty Has Gotten
*Other People's Image of Betty
*Betty's Interests
*Betty's Jobs
Betty's Knowledge
*Names Betty is Called or Calls Others
Betty's Beliefs on Obedience
*Betty's Philosophy
Betty's Popularity
*Betty's Relatives
Betty's Beliefs on Religion
*Betty's Romance Life
*Betty at School
*Sports Betty Plays
*Betty's Beliefs on Superstition
Television Programs Betty Watches
*Betty's Travels
Betty's Beliefs on Trust



A. The FAQ


Revision History

I release a new version of this FAQ whenever I feel like it.

The version number system I use is very simple. Whenever I add one or two issues' worth of new material to the FAQ, I increase the version number by .1. Whenever I add a new section or a large amount of new material, I increase the version number by 1.

08/06/03
Version 5.0
I updated my copyright of this FAQ.
I added some big news as well as info on the next version of the FAQ in the Betty Update section.
I updated the URLs to the Betty and Cheryl FAQs in the Introduction.
I renamed the "Sources I Use and Don't Use in the FAQ" section to "Scope" and added info to it.
I renamed the "Key Codes" section to "Codes" and added 4 codes.
I added 5 old merchandise items.
I updated the URL to my Betty fanfic.
I added info from:

Betty and Veronica, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89)
Betty's Diary, No. 28 (9/89)
Archie Americana Series, Volume 5, Best of the Eighties (2001)

10/09/02
Version 4.0
I moved the Revision History up and changed my rule about how often I release a new version of the FAQ.
I moved the Copyrights and Permissions up and updated my copyright of this FAQ and my e-mail address.
I changed the "IMPORTANT BETTY UPDATE!!!" section to simply "Betty Update". It's for current and future FAQ happenings.
I updated the Introduction to better reflect the purpose of this FAQ.
I made two slight exceptions regarding adding info from digests in "Sources I Use and Don't Use in the FAQ".
I updated the status of "Archie's Weird Mysteries" in the other media section.
I added some info on fan fiction and updated the URL to my fanfic.
I added some info on fan art.
I fixed the title of the Betty's Fashions section.
I added a new section in General Information called "Does Betty Have Siblings?". It's between other media and merchandise.
I added a new section in Detailed Information called "Betty's Family". It's between Betty's Diary and Betty's Fashions.
I added info from:

Betty, No. 116 (10/02)
Betty and Veronica Spectacular, No. 42 (7/00) - 44 (11/00)
Betty and Veronica Summer Fun, No. 6 (1999)
Veronica, No. 84 (2/99), 91 (9/99), 94 (12/99), 102-110 (8/00 - 4/01)

01/03/01
Version 3.0
I sold most of my digests and changed my rule about adding info from them.
I changed my rule about how often I release a new version of the FAQ.
I renamed "Betty's Clothes" to "Betty's Fashions" and moved it accordingly.
I removed the "Stuff I Have That I Still Have to Add to the FAQ" section.
I added more info regarding Betty's first appearance.
I added more info on the comic books Betty has appeared in.
I added more info on the old animated series and Betty's voice actor, as well as movie info and some radio and song info, in the Other Media section.
I added info on new current merchandise.
I added some info on fan fiction and 1 URL.
I added info from:

Archie, No. 500 (10/00)
Archie's Weird Mysteries, Vol. 1, No. 8 (9/00)
The New Archies, No. 11 (1/89)
Veronica, No. 107-108 (1/01 - 2/01)

07/02/00
Version 2.0
I added a "Key Codes" section and started using abbreviations for the titles.
I added a "Travels" section.
I updated the schedule for "Archie's Weird Mysteries" in the Other Media section.
I added info on more merchandise.
I added info from:

Archie, No. 179 (2/68), 371 (10/89)
Archie's Spring Break!, No. 2 (1997), 5 (2000)
Archie's Super Teens, No. 3 (1995)
Archie's Vacation Special, No. 8 (2000)
Archie's Weird Mysteries # 17-19 (01/19/00 - 01/21/00)
Archie's Weird Mysteries, Vol. 1, No. 4-7 (5/00 - 8/00)
Betty, No. 85 (5/00)
Betty and Me, No. 62 (12/74), 171 (10/88)
Betty and Veronica Spectacular, No. 41 (5/00)
Faculty Funnies, No. 4 (3/90)
Jughead, Vol. 2, No. 9 (12/88)
Laugh, No. 209 (8/68)
Veronica, No. 85 (3/99), 99-101 (5/00 - 7/00)

03/01/00
Version 1.0
The first release of the FAQ.


Copyrights and Permissions

All characters mentioned in this work are copyrighted by Archie Comic Publications, Inc., except for Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher, who is copyrighted by Marvel Comics, and Lara Croft, a.k.a. the Tomb Raider, who is copyrighted by Eidos.

This FAQ is copyrighted © 2000 - 2003 by Mark Moore (bayoubilly.geo@yahoo.com).

I've put a lot of work into this FAQ. I've gone through lots of comic books to compile this information. You may use the information on your website, but please credit me by linking to this document and my e-mail address. Thank you.

Now, please enjoy this fun-to-read FAQ on Betty Cooper.



Betty Update

First, some big news! The following article was forwarded to the archiecomics mailing list on Yahoo! Groups by "Shad Z." (shadz@email.com) on Tuesday, July 29, 2003:

Subject: Miramax has hot date with Archie's gal pals

From Archie Comics
http://www.archiecomics.com/bannertop.html


Posted: Tue., Jul. 22, 2003, 10:10pm PT

Miramax has hot date with Archie's gal pals
Comics co. to enter film, tv realm with live action pic


By MICHAEL FLEMING

Miramax Films made a preemptive deal with Archie Comics Entertainment to team on "Betty & Veronica," a live-action film based on the blond and brunette sirens from the 60-year-old comic series.

The pic will be the first live actioner done on the venerable strip on the Riverdale high school kids.

It is also the first step for Archie Comics Entertainment to try to emulate the recent screen success of Marvel Entertainment, which has hatched numerous franchise films from its comic book characters.

"We had offers from four studios, but right before we headed to L.A. we went with Miramax because they showed the focus, the understanding and the marketing potential for the first ever live action film from the Archies gang," said Archie Comics Entertainment prexy Allan I. Grafman.

Grafman recently banded with CEO Chuck Grimes and Michael Silberkleit and Richard Goldwater to hatch a company designed to make movies and merchandising opportunities from a comics catalog that includes "Sabrina The Teenage Witch," "Josie and the Pussycats," "Kate Keene, Teen Model" and Mighty Crusaders."

Grafman said they are exploring feature or TV deals for each of those properties, but wanted the Archie film to kick things off.

"This was a huge first step for our company, it is the flagship brand," he said. "Miramax has made a substantial financial commitment to the movie, and will be our partner in merchandising from the start. We believe this has unlimited potential for the youth market, and it has been kept off the market until now." Grimes will produce the pic, Grafman will be exec producer and Silberkleit and Goldwater will be associate producers.

For Miramax, the deal marks another effort to engage film friendly fare. The studio has stepped up its commitment in that direction, with "The Green Hornet" and "Artemis Fowl." Studio's Michelle Raimo and Meryl Poster will oversee production.

© Copyright 2003, Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. © 2003 Variety, Inc.

Archie Comics Press Release
July 23, 2003
Contact:Miramax
Matthew Hiltzik
(212) 625-2222
Sarah Levinson
(212) 625-5029
Archie Comics Entertainment
Steve Syatt
(818) 501-0700


MIRAMAX AND ARCHIE COMICS TO CO-PRODUCE LIVE ACTION THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURE BASED ON COMIC BOOK ICONS BETTY & VERONICA

Deal Marks First Theatrical Feature Tie In To The Original Core Characters From Archie Comics


Miramax Films and Archie Comics Entertainment LLC are teaming up to co-produce a major live action theatrical motion picture based on the popular comic book icons BETTY & VERONICA. The announcement was made today by Miramax co-chairman Harvey Weinstein and Archie Comics Entertainment President Allan I. Grafman.

"The demand for youth-oriented entertainment based on well-known character properties continues to soar in the feature marketplace," said Harvey Weinstein. "With more than six decades of unparalleled success in the teen marketplace, Betty, Veronica, Archie, Jughead and the rest of the original Riverdale characters have all the elements to become a highly successful film franchise."

"We are delighted to join forces with Miramax for the production of BETTY & VERONICA," said Allan Grafman, President of Archie Comics Entertainment. Harvey Weinstein and his Miramax executive team demonstrated tremendous enthusiasm for the project along with an impressive understanding of the property's full potential across film, television, live stage and all other media."

CEO Chuck Grimes will oversee the production on behalf of Archie Comics Entertainment and Grafman will serve as an executive producer. Michael Silberkleit and Richard Goldwater will serve as associate producers.

Michelle Raimo, senior vice president of production and development, will oversee the production on behalf of Miramax, with Meryl Poster, co-president of production.

Charles Layton, executive vice president, office of the co-chairmen, and Timothy Schmidt, vice president of business and legal affairs, negotiated the agreement on behalf of Miramax. Grimes and Grafman negotiated on behalf of Archie Comics Entertainment.

The announcement of the motion picture based on the perennially popular teen duo BETTY & VERONICA comes only four months after Archie Comics Entertainment was co-founded as the entertainment and licensing arm of leading comic book publisher Archie Comic Publications, Inc. by Michael Silberkleit and Richard Goldwater along with Grimes and Grafman.

The Archie characters first appeared in an Archie comic book published in 1941. More than 60 years later, Betty, Veronica, Archie, Jughead and friends remain a staple of entertainment for readers the world over with timeless tales of the trials, tribulations and triumphs of teenagers. Role models to millions, Betty & Veronica, Archie and Jughead have come to represent the fads, fashions and attitudes of contemporary youth.

ABOUT ARCHIE COMICS ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Archie Comics Entertainment LLC was established in 2003 as the entertainment and licensing arm of Archie Comic Publications, home of the world renowned character properties Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead and their Riverdale friends, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie and the Pussycats and Katy Keene, as well as super hero properties Mighty Crusaders including The Web. With offices in metro New York, Archie Comics Entertainment is involved in the development, production and worldwide distribution of original projects for television, film and home video, music, live events and the Internet as well as represents the licensing and merchandising of its enduring brands across all global markets. Archie Comics Entertainment is on the Web at www.archiecomics.com.

# # #

CONTACT: SSA Public Relations
Los Angeles: Steve Syatt (818) 501-0700
New York: Robin Lawson (212) 679-4750

Miramax Films: Matthew Hiltzik (212) 625-2222

This is great news! Betty will finally be featured in a live-action theatrical film - as a teenager! No word on the release date or who will play Betty yet. I'll add more info as it becomes available!

As for something more immediate, on Thursday, July 31, 2003, at 5:28 PM, I bought Archie's Pals 'n' Gals Double Digest Magazine, No. 77 (9/03). In it, there is an advertisement for a "new feature length" Archie animated film called "The Archies and Jugman". It will be available in September of 2003 on VHS and DVD. No details are given on the plot, and there's no word on the voice actors. When I get the DVD, I'll add more info.

Okay, here at last is Version 5.0 of the Betty Cooper FAQ. This is the promised "Betty Cooper in the 1980s" update. Betty now has more of a 1980s flavor to her.

I renamed the "Sources I Use and Don't Use in the FAQ" section to "Scope" and added info to it. It now lists (possibly) every comic book and other source that I've reviewed for this FAQ.

A local channel recently started showing "Archie's Weird Mysteries" on Sunday mornings, and I've been taping them. Version 6.0 will be an "Archie's Weird Mysteries" update. I'm going to add information from all of the remaining episodes.


Introduction

Hey, there, readers. In case you didn't realize it, I'm a huge fan of Betty Cooper. You know Betty. She's the sweet, loveable girl in the Archie comics series. I love her so much, I've decided to write this FAQ on Betty, so that fans can learn a lot about her.

This project started as a biography on Tuesday, October 19, 1999, at 9:36 AM. Unfortunately, the file grew so big, it became cumbersome for me to scroll to the proper category to enter new information. When the file grew to 34.8K in size, I knew I had to split up the info. I had already decided to write a biography on Cheryl Blossom, so, when I started working on the site on Wednesday, December 22, 1999, at 9:00 AM, I decided to make it The Betty Cooper and Cheryl Blossom Fan Page. Then, on Monday, January 24, 2000, at 10:00 AM, I decided to change the site into two FAQS, one of which you're reading right now. The site never went up. I keep each section of the FAQ as a separate file, so it's easy for me to add info to it.

This FAQ is meant to be a resource about Betty Cooper for fan fiction writers and for casual reading. It allows you to learn a lot about Betty without having to read the comics themselves. If you're writing a fanfic, and you want to back up something that you write with a precedent, you can list a comics source that I give in the FAQ (such as: *see Cheryl Blossom, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 2).

If a fictitious name was given for a person or thing with the obvious intent of it being a thin disguise for a real person or thing (examples: N'Sing, the Backsweep Boys, the Sugar Girls, etc.), I'll include the information, but I will change the ficticious names to the real names. For example, if one story says that Betty likes "Chuckie's Angels", then this FAQ will say that she likes "Charlie's Angels". I think that this is fair.

Regarding continuity, Archie Comics doesn't use it a lot. The only real constants are that Archie and the gang live in Riverdale and attend Riverdale High, Archie wants Betty and Veronica, Betty and Veronica are friends but fight over Archie, etc. Almost everything else changes from story to story. The layout of Betty's house changes, the gang has celebrated Christmas over 60 times, they've been in high school since 1941, etc.

I regard the Archie stories as tales of modern mythology. The characters have many different traits, deeds, and "facts" attributed to them. So, obviously, not everything listed in this FAQ is consistent. For example, Betty's family is too poor to afford more than a few clothes for her, but she owns quite a few cars.

The information presented in this FAQ is yours to accept or reject as you see fit. Don't like "Archie's Weird Mysteries"? Ignore those entries. Think only the comic books should be counted? Ignore the cartoons and movie. Do you prefer that Betty met Archie as a teenager? Ignore the Little Archie stories.

Of course, you're free to not only reject but to accept as well. If you want to base your fanfic in the 1980s but have Betty write about the events of the 1970s "Betty Cooper Betty Cooper" stories in her diary with a down-to-earth realness, you're perfectly free to do so.

The Betty Cooper FAQ is available in HTML format at http://ldloveszh.tripod.com/mark/bettyfaq.html and in plain text at http://ldloveszh.tripod.com/mark/bettyfaq.txt

Yes, there is a Cheryl Blossom FAQ. It's available in HTML format at http://ldloveszh.tripod.com/mark/cherlfaq.html and in plain text at http://ldloveszh.tripod.com/mark/cherlfaq.txt


Scope

I've compiled information from many different sources into this FAQ. I've reviewed even more sources in search of information. In order to give you, the readers, an idea of the scope that this FAQ covers, here is a list of all of the sources that I've reviewed:

Regular Comics
Archie, No. 179 (2/68), 371 (10/89), 410 (4/93), 412-415 (6/93 - 9/93), 417-421 (11/93 - 3/94), 500 (10/00)
Archie, Free Comic Book Day Edition, No. 1 (7/03)
Archie & Friends, No. 3 (3/93)
Archie Giant Series Magazine Presents Betty and Veronica Spectacular
Archie Giant Series Magazine Presents Betty and Veronica Summer Fun
Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica
Archie's Spring Break!, No. 2 (1997), 5 (2000)
Archie's Super Teens, No. 3 (1995)
Archie's Vacation Special, No. 8 (2000)
Archie's Weird Mysteries, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2/00), 3-8 (4/00 - 9/00)
Betty, No. 71-72 (3/99 - 4/99), 83-85 (3/00 - 5/00), 116 (10/02)
Betty and Me, No. 62 (12/74), 171 (10/88)
Betty and Veronica, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), 145-147 (3/00 - 5/00)
Betty and Veronica Spectacular, No. 34 (3/99), 40-44 (3/00 - 11/00)
Betty and Veronica Summer Fun, No. 6 (1999)
Betty's Diary, No. 28 (9/89)
Cheryl Blossom, No. 20-23 (3/99 - 6/99), 25-30 (9/99 - 3/00)
Dilton's Strange Science, No. 4 (2/90)
Faculty Funnies, No. 4 (3/90)
Jughead, Vol. 2, No. 9 (12/88)
Laugh, No. 209 (8/68)
The New Archies, No. 11 (1/89)
Reggie and Me, No. 92 (12/76), 94 (3/77), 98 (8/77)
Reggie's "Wise Guy" Jokes, No. 41 (5/77)
Veronica, No. 84-86 (2/99 - 4/99), 89-110 (7/99 - 4/01)

Digest Magazines
Archie Comics Digest Magazine, No. 102 (6/90)
Archie Digest Magazine, No. 108 (6/91), 155 (6/98, possibly not all of it)

Trade Paperbacks
Archie Americana Series, Volume 5, Best of the Eighties (2001)

I've also included information from "Archie Meets The Punisher", Vol. 1, No. 1, published in 8/94. This comic book was published by Marvel, but Archie Comics did work with them on it, so I included it.

Television Series
Archie's Weird Mysteries # 17-19 (01/19/00 - 01/21/00)

This FAQ does not include information from the Archie Christian comic books published in the 1970s by Spire Christian Comics. I have deliberately excluded them since their purpose is to promote a religion, and thus there is a bias in the way Betty is portrayed. I consider these comic books unreliable.

Also, I did not include Betty's advice in the "Dear Betty" and "Dear Betty & Veronica" columns. 1) That's too much stuff to write down. 2) I don't feel it's very accurate.

I also didn't include information from any stories where the characters know that they're fictional characters, such as "The Kid Who Wrecked Riverdale" Parts One-Four in Archie, Free Comic Book Day Edition, No. 1 (7/03).

Also, I didn't include information from any stories where the characters are in completely unrealistic situations (such as Betty being the letter-turner on "Wheel of Fortune", or Betty and Veronica in court over who gets Archie - with Mr. Weatherbee as the judge, etc.), such as two of the stories reprinted in Archie Americana Series, Volume 5, Best of the Eighties (2001).

Whenever I include information from a specific source, I give that source in case you, the readers, wish to look it up yourselves.

I'm not going to add any more information from the digests. It's too much work, and most of the stories are old, so I don't want to add in information out of sequence or accidentally enter in the same information twice if I find the original issues that these stories were printed in. The only exceptions that I'm making are the new stories printed first in the digests and Betty's Digest Magazine, No. 1 (11/96), since it's too large and good a source to pass up.

Even though this biography covers a lot, it barely scratches the surface of who Betty Cooper is. There are over sixty years' worth of comics, a few television series, and a live-action made-for-TV movie. As I get more of these sources, I'll add them in.


Codes

In order to make the FAQ less crowded (and to cut down on the size), I've developed codes for the titles, so they won't be typed repeatedly in the sources. Here are the codes for the titles:

Archie (ARC)
Archie: Return to Riverdale (ARR)
Archie & Friends (AF)
Archie Americana Series, Volume 5, Best of the Eighties (AAS5)
Archie Comics Digest Magazine (ACD)
Archie Digest Magazine (AD)
Archie Giant Series Magazine Presents Betty and Veronica Spectacular (AGSMPBVS)
Archie Giant Series Magazine Presents Betty and Veronica Summer Fun (AGSMPBVSF)
Archie Meets The Punisher (AMP)
Archie's Girls Betty and Veronica (AGBV)
Archie's Pals 'N' Gals (APG)
Archie's Spring Break! (ASB)
Archie's Super Teens (AST)
Archie's Weird Mysteries (AWM) (No. for comic, # for show)
Betty (BET)
Betty and Me (BETME)
Betty and Veronica (BV)
Betty and Veronica Spectacular (BVS)
Betty and Veronica Summer Fun (BVSF)
Betty's Diary (BETD)
Cheryl Blossom (CB)
Everything's Archie (EA)
Faculty Funnies (FF)
Jughead (JUG)
Laugh (LGH)
The New Archies (TNA)
Reggie and Me (REGME)
Reggie's "Wise Guy" Jokes (RWGJ)
Veronica (VER)


B. General Information


Who is Betty Cooper?

Betty Cooper is a character that appears in comic books published by Archie Comic Publications, Inc.


Where did Betty first appear?

Betty's first appearance was in the first frame of the first Archie story, published in the December, 1941, issue of Pep Comics. In that story, Archie sought to impress the new girl in the neighborhood, Betty Cooper. But, despite warnings from his woman-hating chum, Jughead Jones, Archie wound up getting into all sorts of trouble when he tried to do a highwire act at a traveling circus. The kids all looked to be no more than 12 or 13, but by the time they appeared in their next story, they were teenagers.

The information in this section came from "Everything's Archie-The Inside Story of Archie Comics" by Jeff Branch and Paul Castiglia.


What comic books has Betty appeared in?

They're too numerous to mention! I think it's safe to assume that Betty has appeared in almost every issue of almost every series involving the Archie characters. So, chances are, if you pick up an Archie comic book, Betty will be in it.

Among Betty's titles are:

Archie's Girls Betty & Veronica. Having begun as a back-up feature in "Archie", Betty and Veronica incessantly plotted, schemed, and fought over Archie, and any other boy they came across while maintaining a humorous arm's length friendship with each other. The girls' misadventures (some complete with hilarious catfights) would soon become a key part of the Archie legend. This title started sometime in the 1950s and had jumbo-sized yearly editions. I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty and Me. This was Betty's first solo title, and it was the precursor to the current "Betty" series. It started in the early 1970s and ran for 200 issues, ending in early 1993, then relaunched a month later as "Betty". I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty's Diary. This title started in 1986. The original concept of Betty's Diary began in the pages of "Archie's JokeBook" with the hopelessly lovesick Betty relating rather exaggerated and humorous tales of her exploits with Archie in her diary. In the new version, stories, told in first-person narrative by Betty herself, would focus on the day-to-day events in her life as she truthfully related them in her diary. The stories, written by the likes of Kathleen Webb, Frank Doyle, and Rod Ollerenshaw, were warm, funny, touching, thought-provoking, occasionally heartrending, but always told with a down-to-earth realness that often eschewed the typically mindless slapstick approach of all the other Archie titles. Humor was not the primary goal of storytelling in "Betty's Diary"; the stories made you smile, and they made you think about life. Unfortunately, despite how well-crafted the book had been, "Betty's Diary" was cancelled in early 1991. I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty. This is Betty's current solo title. It's published monthly. I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty and Veronica. This title is currently in Volume 2. It's published monthly. I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty and Veronica Spectacular. This is simply another B&V title, nothing "spectacular" about it. It's published every 2 months. I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty and Veronica Digest Magazine. This is a 128-page book containing old and new stories. It's published 8 times a year. I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty and Veronica Double Digest Magazine. This is a 256-page book containing old and new stories. It's published 8 times a year. I'll try to get more info soon.

Archie Comics created custom environmental comic books for the cities of San Diego and Chino which tied in with Earth Day. I'll try to get more info soon.

Archie Comics has also produced a variety of custom comics for such businesses and agencies as Radio Shack, Alcoholics Anonymous, the FBI, and New York State. The cause of literacy in Mississippi led to the creation of a custom comic book for that state's school system, promoting the importance and the fun of reading. I'll try to get more info soon.

Archie Comics created a series of public service announcements for abstinence from smoking, missing children, and AIDS education, to name a few. I'll try to get more info soon.

Betty appeared in Marvel's "Archie Meets The Punisher". She may also be in crossovers published by other comic book companies.

The information in this section came from "Everything's Archie-The Inside Story of Archie Comics" by Jeff Branch and Paul Castiglia.


What other media has Betty appeared in?

There was a popular Archie radio show back in the 1940s. It lasted for nearly a decade. I'll try to get more info soon.

There were a few animated television series based on Archie comics.

The first group of shows were produced by Filmation Associates. It started as "The Archie Show" in 1968, became "The Archie Comedy Hour" in 1969, "Archie's Fun House" in 1970, "Archie's TV Funnies" in 1971, "The US of Archie" in 1974, and "The New Archie/Sabrina Hour" in 1977. During all these series, Jane Webb was the voice of Betty Cooper. Read her filmography at http://us.imdb.com/Name?Webb,+Jane

In 1987, Archie returned to television in a brand-new animated series produced by DiC Entertainment for NBC called "The New Archies". In this series, Archie and the gang were portrayed not as full-fledged teenagers, but as thirteen year olds at Riverdale Junior High. The dress and slang and fads employed by the kids were constant with the day, and while the stories were mildly amusing, even leading to a "The New Archies" comic book, the show itself didn't have the staying power of the original Filmation series and only lasted until the end of the year. I'll try to get more info soon.

The newest series, "Archie's Weird Mysteries", started on October 2, 1999. It aired on Monday through Saturday on the PAX cable channel. The series featured the gang investigating ghosts, aliens, etc. It lasted for 39 episodes and is no longer in production. The final episode first aired on February 21, 2000. I'll have more info soon.

Songs done for the early Archie TV series were put on LP records. In 1968, thanks to studio musicians, The Archies made their debut in record stands with hip and fun songs. I'll try to get more info soon.

To kick off Archie's 50th Anniversary celebration, NBC aired a live-action made-for-TV movie, "Archie: To Riverdale and Back Again", on May 6, 1990, as the NBC Movie of the Week. It was produced in April by DiC Entertainment. The movie has Archie and the gang, in their 30s, returning to Riverdale High for their 15th class reunion. The movie was put on home video in 1995, retitled "Archie: Return to Riverdale". Betty (played by Lauren Holly) is a grade school teacher that's being bossed around by her crummy boyfriend, Robert. The telemovie, which was broadcast during the May sweeps period, was seen as a pilot for a possible series. Despite a pretty decent story and even better performances from the actors and actresses who portrayed the Archie characters, the movie finished a disappointing 51st in the Neilsen ratings, having been thrashed by the prime-time premiere of the Kevin Costner / Sean Connery remake of "The Untouchables" on CBS and the powerful one-two punch of "Married...With Children" and "In Living Color" (featuring the then unknown Jim Carrey) on FOX. Read Lauren Holly's filmography at http://us.imdb.com/Name?Holly,+Lauren

Around 1997, several Archie young adult books were published. One of them is called "Betty Cooper, Baseball Star". These are text-only books, like short novels. I'll try to get more info soon.

The information in this section came from "Everything's Archie-The Inside Story of Archie Comics" by Jeff Branch and Paul Castiglia.


Does Betty Have Siblings?

Um,...it depends on the story.

Betty's older sister Polly and brother Chic were originally introduced in Little Archie stories in the late '60s and early '70s by Little Archie writer/artist Bob Bolling. He used Chic when the plot called a big brother type character who could do things a little kid like Little Archie couldn't do. Polly seemed to be used in humorous stories about how a little sibling (and her friends) could make a teenager's life rough (or vice versa). The existence of Polly and Chic was ignored in the regular Archie and Betty comics.

Years later (in the 80s and 90s), Bob Bolling was doing more writing for Betty comics, and introduced Polly and Chic into the mainstream Archie comics. He made Polly an anchorwoman on the west coast and Chic a spy(!) to explain why they weren't seen much in Riverdale...

Almost any Betty story written before 1990 (by someone besides Bolling) will probably refer to Betty as an only child. Heck, I'm sure some since 1990 did too.

Also, there was at least one story which was inconsistent with Betty's having an older sister. In the Archie story "I Cried For You", Archie refers to Betty as the Coopers' "only daughter".

So, to "straighten everything out", Betty didn't have any siblings until the '60s. Then, she got an older brother and older sister, but only while she was a little girl. In 1990 and later, she had older siblings as a teenager...sometimes.

Okay, here's the deal: Betty has siblings if you want her to. If you don't, then she's an only child.

The information in this section was contributed by Shad Z. (shadz@email.com) and GeeBee (gasper_b@bellsouth.net).


What Betty merchandise is available?

Older merchandise include:

an Archie's "Volleyball" t-shirt (b&w with Betty, Veronica, and Archie)
2 Betty and Veronica (22" x 28") color posters, Soda Shop and Day Dream
a 25-sheet notepad (with Betty's head in the middle left)
a pen that writes in 3 colors (with Betty's head on the back)
The Official Archie Club Membership Card (with Betty's head in the upper-right corner)
Betty 18" vinyl doll with doll stand
The Archie 1990 calendar (full color, 12 months, over 100 jokes, 12" x 9 1/4" that opens up to 12" x 18 1/2", only 5,000 copies printed, not sold in stores)

I'll try to get more info on older merchandise.

As for current merchandise:

a Betty hat with Betty's face
a www.archiecomics.com hat with Betty and Veronica's faces
a Cartoon Girl Power shirt with Betty, Veronica, Cheryl, and Sabrina's faces
a www.archiecomics.com t-shirt with Betty, Veronica, and Archie
a Groovy Betty t-shirt

Look for order forms in the various Archie Comics titles.

Betty and Veronica fashion dolls were scheduled to be released in November of 2000. They are being made by a company called Playing Mantis. The dolls are 11 1/2" tall, dressed in the latest fashions, complimented with accessories and a 24-page comic book. Betty is dressed in white shoes and socks; a blue, gold, and white cheerleading outfit; and yellow and blue pom-pons. "Watch for additional releases coming soon. Available at select toy stores nationwide." I haven't heard any news about which stores the dolls are being sold at. I can only tell you to check the advertisements and Editor's Notebook in the comic books and the website. I hope to get more info soon.


Is there any Betty fan fiction available?

Yes!

I have written a story called "BETTY COOPER: THIS IS WHO I AM". It is a more mature story, not for little kids. If you're not a regular reader of Archie comics, you might want to read the rest of this FAQ, so you can understand Betty better, before proceeding to the story, which is located at http://ldloveszh.tripod.com/mark/betty.html

This story has been translated into French by Pascal Plamondon and placed on his Archie site, "Archie : le site francophone". The site will also have more Archie stories (in French). The site is located at http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/Lot/3546/

There are a few adult stories out there. No, I will not provide the URLs. Search for them yourself at AltaVista (http://www.altavista.com) and c|net Search (http://www.search.com) using Advanced Search. You can also find adult fanfics at my Adult Archie group at Yahoo! Groups. Search for it.

There's a hilarious short story called "Comic Book Universe Battles: Betty Cooper vs. Veronica Lodge" at http://www.electricferret.com/fights/bettyveronica.htm


Is there any Betty fan art available?

Check the various Archie titles for new fan art every month, as well as Archie Comics Online, http://www.archiecomics.com

You can find adult fan art at my Adult Archie group at Yahoo! Groups. Search for it.

I'll see if there is any other Betty artwork on the 'Net.


Quick Facts

Here are some quick facts on Betty Cooper. This is so you can get a general idea of her before exploring the details.

Elizabeth (Betty) Cooper lives in the town of Riverdale in the United States of America. She has long blonde hair, which she wears in a few different styles. Betty is a tomboy.

Betty's parents are Hal and Alice Cooper. Betty has an older sister named Polly.

Betty's best friend is rich girl Veronica Lodge. Betty usually gets along well with Veronica, but the two of them constantly fight over their common boyfriend, Archie Andrews. What they see in him I'll never know.

Betty is 17 years old and attends 11th grade at Riverdale High School. Betty is a cheerleader. She plays the tambourine in the band The Archies.

Betty's friends include Veronica Lodge, Reggie Mantle, Midge Klump, Dilton Doiley, Nancy Harris, and Cheryl Blossom.


Archie Comics on Betty

This information comes from Archie Comics Online as of Saturday, October 23, 1999:

Just as it's hard not to like Archie, it's absolutely impossible not to love Betty. Blue eyed, blonde, perky and beautiful with a personality that's sweeter than honey, Betty is the sort of girl boys can't help but fall madly in love with. A smile from Betty can brighten even the darkest mood and her bubbly, always positive outlook on life makes everyone around her feel like a million dollars.

While Betty isn't perfect, it just seems that she is. Her faith in people is unshakable, and her loyalty to her friends is unbreakable. Betty is many things to many people: a warm, vibrant, fun loving girl who lives for the present but thinks of her future; a tomboy with spunk and a lady with polish; an irrepressible free spirit and a responsible young woman, a dreamer and a realist with a heart that's bigger than all outdoors.

Even though Betty can date any boy she wants, her heart always has and always will belong to Archie. Despite playing second fiddle to her best friend, Veronica, Betty never gives up hope that one day, Archie will come to his senses and see that she is the only girl for him. And while her own little plots and schemes don't always work, Betty finds that what works best for snaring Archie is when she's simply her sweet, loving self.

However, boys do line up at Betty's door to win her affections, most notably a couple of bad guys. Longtime friend and all around creep Reggie Mantle has started to show genuine feelings for Betty while Cheryl Blossom's rotten twin brother Jason is deeply attracted to her. And why not? As the old saying goes, "Blondes have more fun!", and no girl in Riverdale has more fun than Betty.



C. Detailed Information


Betty's Childhood

When Betty went to Riverdale Junior High School, they had an annual Slumber Party Dance, where the students and faculty wore their best pajamas. Betty thought that if she was elected Dream Queen, Archie might like her more. Even thought she handed out cookies that she and Ethel baked, Betty ended up voting for Ethel, who won.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "Dream Queen Nightmare"]

Betty went to Camp Windemere. She loved it.
[ARC, No. 414 (8/93), "Camping Cutups"]

Betty and Veronica fought over Archie even back when he hated girls.
[ARC, No. 415 (9/93), "Past Tense"]


Betty's Abilities

Betty can surf - with Veronica on the same surfboard!
[LGH, No. 209 (8/68), "What's Happening Where The Girls are?"]

Betty can hula hoop.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Hoop-De-Doo"]

Betty can use a typewriter.
[JUG, No. 327 (2/83), "The Punk" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty can twirl a basketball on her left index finger.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty got or made a costume for Archie and used make-up to make him look like Boy George.
[ARC, No. 336 (7/85), "Lookalike Loony" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty helps her mother make Thanksgiving dinner.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "Thanksgiving Stuffing"]

Betty agrees with Veronica that they are the best artists in their class.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "Multiple Image"]

Betty can write jingles.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Prize Surprise"]

Betty can skateboard.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Rivalry"; CB, No. 26 (10/99), "Skateboardin' Blossom"]

Betty can make sculptures with macaroni and hair spray.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty can talk in a redneck country accent. She does it as a mild insult.
[ARC, No. 417 (11/93), "Wet and Wild"]

Betty has a secret identity. She's a super hero named Superteen. Betty transforms into Superteen only when her woman's intuition tells her that Archie (a.k.a. "Pureheart the Powerful") is in danger. As Superteen, Betty wears a red suit, white boots (under or over the pant legs), blue briefs (sometimes), a white belt, and a white cape. There is a white heart on the suit and a blue "ST" inside the heart. As Superteen, Betty can fly! Her "mind-clouder" erases the memories of everyone (except ArchieJughead, and Reggie) that she helps. Betty's weapons include her collapsible Betty Spinner (kept in her belt), which she throws to snap thin objects, and her never-quit, super bounce Archieball (kept in her left boot), which bounces higher each time. Superteen's nemesis is The Consumer, a gluttonous ghoul and evil demon from the planet Dispersia (to the right of Venus).
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Mr. Glacier's Frozen Confections", "Food Demon", "Mad Doctor Doom's Dupe" Part 2]

Betty can perform magic tricks.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty can build sand castles.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty can rollerblade.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 2]

Betty can fix cars.
[VER, No. 89 (7/99), "A Tale of Two Proms"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Prom Primer"]

Betty seems to be a natural at playing horseshoes, but she says it's just dumb luck. She really doesn't like it that much.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Horseshoe Fits"]

Betty can break a balloon by throwing a dart at it.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Fortune Told Off"]

Betty probably can water ski.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Not Watered Down"]

Betty can sew.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), "Where in the World is Veronica Lodge? Part I"]

Betty is a great frisbee thrower and taught Veronica.
[CB, No. 25 (9/99), "Creature Feature on Party Beach" Part 1]

Betty is a black belt in martial arts. It took her two years to earn it.
[VER, No. 92 (10/99), "Veronica's Scrappy Scrapbook"]

Betty can navigate through a deadly maze of corridors.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty can dive and swim underwater by holding her breath.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty can walk over logs across chasms.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty can swing on ropes across chasms.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty can dance to Caribbean music.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty can make a prom dress.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Prom Primer"]

Betty can take care of a dog.
[VER, No. 101 (7/00), "Ruff Responsibility"]

Betty doesn't mind being a scullery maid at Veronica's renaissance party, because, "after all, somebody has to cook and clean".
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Royal Turmoil"]

Betty can grill sausages.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Royal Turmoil"]

Betty can speak at least some medieval English. ("Forsooth! Methinks so!") She does it to get into her part at the renaissance party.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Royal Turmoil"]

Betty can dance to medieval-style music.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Royal Turmoil"]

Betty climbs a tree and jumps onto a roof after a cat that she is taking care of.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Whale of a Sale"]


Betty's Accomplishments

Betty met international playboy and popular movie star Bo Derek.
[AGSMPBVS, No. 506 (6/81), "Bo Woe" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty won a mechanical bucking bull-riding contest at Veronica's Western birthday party, beating all of the boys.
[LGH, No. 376 (1/83), "Buckaroo Fever" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty met John Travolta and his younger sister.
[BV, Vol. 1, No. 310 (10/81), Fleeting Meeting - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty won Riverdale High School's Flash Dance Contest.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty won a Flash Dance Contest on MTV.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty was in an Archies music video that got on MTV.
[EA, No. 112 (7/84), "The Breakdancing Break" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty met Michael Jackson and got his autograph. She also gave him her autograph. She watched him rehearse and thinks that he's fantastic.
[EA, No. 115 (1/85), "The Fame Game" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty met Bruce Springsteen in a record store. He gave her a special stage pass to his concert to make up for her not being able to find a copy of his newest album. Later that day, when Betty went to the concert building, she was mistaken for a roadie and put to work. When she was done, she had to push through the crowd to get back on stage. The smoke machine started, and Betty passed out. To make it up to her, Bruce took her out to dinner with his band. Betty and Bruce had to hide in trash cans to escape from fans. Bruce had to redo two cuts on his new album. Bruce said that maybe they could go out the next day. Bruce kissed Betty on her left cheek. Some female fans chased after Betty, thinking that she was Bruce's new girlfriend, to get her autograph. Betty got into the limo and told Terry, the chauffeur, to take her home. Her clothes were ripped, and her hair was a mess, by the time she got home. The next morning, Bruce's messenger left some albums and a note from Bruce for Betty. He had to leave immediately on a special tour, so they wouldn't be getting together. Betty was happy about that.
[BETD, No. 1 (4/86), The Celebrity - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty caught the bouquet at her cousin Marie's wedding.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), Wedded Blitz]

Betty caught a cat burglar, which was really an escaped monkey, and recovered stolen possessions for everyone in the neiborhood.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "The Great Cat Burglar Mystery"]

Betty won first prize in the Instant Soapy Cereal Contest, but she wanted second prize, $200, which she got.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Second Best"]

Betty won a new Easter outfit in a jingle contest, which she wasn't happy with.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Prize Surprise"]

Betty won first prize in the State-Wide Art Contest - a blue ribbon and $500 cash - but disqualified herself because she won by mistake.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty is the Super Nintendo Champ of Riverdale. She's really good at playing video games with her asciiPad controller.
[AF, No. 3 (3/93), "asciiPad Champ"]

Betty and Veronica were interviewed for a TV series about strange phenomena.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration" Part II]

Betty saw a legendary lake monster named Nelly, which Betty thinks is "one of the girls".
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration" Part II]

Veronica had made a Betty Cooper doll as one in a line of dolls that would be sold.
[VER, No. 85 (3/99), "Dollightful"]

Betty organized a very exclusive Archie Fan Club. She and Archie's mom were the only two members.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty was voted Queen of the Junior Prom.
[VER, No. 89 (7/99), "A Tale of Two Proms"]

Betty unknowingly acted in a cheap film, but Cheryl was able to get her paid for her acting.
[CB, No. 25 (9/99), "Creature Feature on Party Beach" Part 2]

Betty saved Archie, Reggie, Veronica, and Jughead's lives when they almost fell.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty saved Reggie's life when he almost fell off a ledge.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty imprisoned a demon (after she accidentally released it).
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty made a snowboard-for-two, and she soon realized it doesn't work.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Fun, Fun, Fun!"]

Betty was selected student of the year in 1999-2000.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "The Flaw of Averages"]

Betty won three bronze medals at the Riverdale Winter Teen Olympics - in snowboarding, downhill skiing, and figure skating.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Medal Mania"]

Betty often makes the honor roll. She says it's hard to keep up her GPA.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."]

Betty broke the girls' varsity basketball team's losing streak.
[VER, No. 98 (4/00), "Nets to You"]

Betty was an extra in a movie called "Danger Girl".
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Parts I & 2]

Betty got to travel through time using Dilton's time machine.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 5 (6/00), "Time/Space Conundrum" Chapter Two]

Betty was turned middle-aged briefly, but she's happy to be young again.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 5 (6/00), "Time/Space Conundrum" Chapters Two, Three, and Four]

Betty solved a crime involving a fake leaf monster that was scaring people.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 6 (7/00), "A Familiar Old Haunt" Chapter IV]


How Betty Deals with Anger

When Betty gets angry, she pulls on people's hair!
[ARC, No. 179 (2/68), "Trust in Me"]

Betty goes to the gym and plays basketball to work off her frustrations.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

When Betty got angry at Archie, she dumped a bowl of pistachio ice cream on his head.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), Wedded Blitz]

When the boys said that baseball isn't for girls, Betty got angry, organized her own team of girls, and beat the boys!
[ARC, No. 371 (10/89), "Defense Zone"]

When Betty gets angry, she throws people into the water!
[ARC, No. 414 (8/93), "Camping Cutups"]

Betty sometimes calls people names when she's angry.
[ARC, No. 415 (9/93), "Hot Foot"]

Betty can be cruel when she's angry, like throwing Archie's shoes into the water at the beach and letting his feet burn!
[ARC, No. 415 (9/93), "Hot Foot"]

Once when Betty was disappointed in Archie, she used him as a stepladder!
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Evilheart's Revenge!" Part 1]

Some day, Betty would like to "touch" Archie - meaning beat him up!
[AD, No. 155 (6/98), "Very Touching"]

Sometimes when Betty is treated badly, she treats that person the same way.
[VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Whatever-!"]

Betty threatens to beat people up when she's angry.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Romance a la Jughead"]

Betty and Veronica both get mad when Archie's with another girl.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Nameless game!"]

Betty hits Archie in the back of the head with a newspaper if she sees him with another girl. Betty enjoys doing this.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty gets really angry when Veronica's assistant, Stacy, asks for Betty's name.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "The Assistant"]

Betty stops Veronica from beating Stacy up.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "The Assistant"]

Betty beat Dilton up when she was angry at him.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Doll Daffy"]

When Betty was mad at Reggie, she wished him to have terrible kids.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 5 (6/00), "Time/Space Conundrum" Chapter Two]

Betty isn't upset that Frankie ignores her, or that Maria doesn't say goodbye, since they're "blinded by love".
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back!" Part One]

Betty is upset when Veronica pretends she's still hypnotized. She puns that Veronica "really laid an egg with that one".
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Look into my Eyes"]


Betty's Belongings

Betty has a white watch. She wears it on her right wrist.
[EA, No. 112 (7/84), "The Breakdancing Break" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty owns a portable cassette player.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "Turnabout Tape"]

Betty has a picture camera.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "Multiple Image"]

Betty has a stuffed toy, which Archie had won for her at a carnival by sneezing bottles over.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), front cover]

Betty collects toy animals stuffed with beans.
[VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Art Appreciation"]

Betty owns a beeper and a cellular phone.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty has her own computer.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."]

Betty has an orange cat named Caramel, which she talks to and lets lick her.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "A Day to Remember"; BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Caramel Coated"; BET, No. 84 (4/00), "An Open Book"]

Betty has her own phone line.
[VER, No. 85 (3/99), "SnowBound"]

Betty made a scrapbook for her memories. The sections include Archie and Me, Happy Holidays, Summer Fun, and School Daze. It may have more sections.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Archie owes Betty $10, and he's putting off paying her indefinitely.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty owns a photo camera.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty drives a pink car. The license plate number is BETTY.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Private Matters"]

Betty drives a blue convertible. The license plate number is BTY-1.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 1]

Betty owns a giant stuffed teddy bear, which she won at a fair after breaking a balloon by throwing a dart at it.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Fortune Told Off"]

Betty has a piggy bank.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Room For Improvement"]

Betty has a bank account that's almost non-existent.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Room For Improvement"]

Betty has an alarm clock.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "The Flaw of Averages"]

Betty owns an original doll in its original box.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Sale Tale"]

Betty has a laptop computer.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Not-So-Private Eye"]

Betty has a scanner for her computer.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Perfectly Ridiculous"]

Betty almost bought a motorcycle.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Hog Wild"]

Betty doesn't have a cell phone.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back!" Part One]

Betty has in-line skates that run on tiny computers. She also has a matching helmet.
[ARC, No. 500 (10/00), "Happy Anni-worse-ary!" Part One]

Betty has a brown purse with a strap.
[AAS5 (2001), back cover]

Betty has a cell phone.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Whale of a Sale"]

Betty drives a white, two-door car. The license plate number is BET.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]

Betty drives a purple car. The license plate number is BET 1.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Fitness Program"]


Cars Betty Drives

Betty drives an expensive-looking yellow car.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Horror-scope"]

Betty drives a pink car. The license plate number is BETTY.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Private Matters"]

Betty drives a blue convertible. The license plate number is BTY-1.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 1]

Betty drives a pink convertible.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Hog Wild"]

Betty drives a blue car.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "That's Pretty Fishy!"]

Betty drives a yellow car.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part 2]

Betty drives a white, two-door car. The license plate number is BET.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]

Betty drives a purple car. The license plate is BET 1.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Fitness Program"]


Betty Using Deceit

When Mr. Lodge wouldn't let the girls ride a mechanical bucking bull at Veronica's Western birthday party, Betty disguised herself as a cowboy and entered the contest anyway.
[LGH, No. 376 (1/83), "Buckaroo Fever" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty tricked Reggie with styrofoam snowballs.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "Snow Job"]

Betty lied to Archie and Veronica that there were no two seats together in a movie theater in order to separate them.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Three's a Crowd]

Betty dressed up as an Albino Big Foot to scare Cheryl away from Archie and Reggie. But it was Veronica's idea.
[CB, No. 28 (1/00), "Snowbored"]


Betty's Diary

Dear Diary: yesterday I had fantastic luck! I met the fabulous Bruce Springsteen!
Today I had even more fantastic luck... I won't be seeing him anymore.
[BETD, No. 1 (4/86), The Celebrity - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Dear Diary:
After many tries Archie finally won a stuffed toy for me.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), front cover]

Dear Diary,
Today I went to my cousin's wedding!
It was really beautiful, but I couldn't help wishing!
...that it was Archie and me up there, instead!
It must be wonderful to be a bride!
Everybody makes such a fuss over you at showers and parties!
And you get lots of lovely presents to start your new life together!
Not to mention the new dimond ring you get to flash around!
It would be marvelous to be a bride... especially Mrs. Archie Andrews!
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), Wedded Blitz]

Dear Diary...
I call this chapter "The Great Cat Burglar Mystery." It all started last week when everyone in the neighborhood began experiencing petty thefts...
...so with the help of Jughead's detective kit, Archie began his investigation...
The police found that the monkey had escaped from the circus that had just left town...
So, Diary, the circus got its monkey back, we got all our posessions back, Archie retired from the detective business and the case of "The Great Cat...er...Monkey Burglar Mystery" was marked "Closed"!
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "The Great Cat Burglar Mystery"]

Dear Diary...
Today, Veronica and I had one of our "unproductive" days...
Usually there's only one thing we wind up doing when we're bored...
and so, since neither of us really wanted to go there, I got an idea...
So - guess where we ended up, Dear Diary? Yeah, that's right...the mall!
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Dear Diary...
Life certainly is interesting, when you have a friend as rich as Veronica Lodge!
Because of her, I've gotten a view on how the "other half" lives!
With Ron, I've done things far beyond the reach of my bank account!
One year, Veronica took me along on her vacation to the Bahamas!
Then, there was the time we went to Europe!
And to get to these exotic locals, we rode in the Lodges' private jet!
I've also ridden in expensive cars...
...eaten in fabulous restaurants..
...and worn gorgeous clothes all due to Veronica's generosity!
I've played tennis and golf at her exclusive country club...
ridden thoroughbreds with her at the Lodge riding stables...
...and gone skiing at the Lodges' private mountain...er...lodge!
All of it is like a wonderful dream come true!
Then something awful happens! It begins with a simple thought...
...and before I know it, it spreads discontentedness through me...
...and eventually, it develops into full-blown envy!
When I get like that, Diary, I'm not fit to live with...nothing satisfies me!
All I can see is Veronica having, and me not having!
And just when I think life couldn't be any more unfair...
someone usually snaps me back to reality!
That kind of reasoning always makes me think, Dear Diary!
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Dear Diary,
One Archie Andrews has always been fine with me, but this weekend I had twoArchies on my hands, which is one too many! It all began on Saturday morning---
I had worked all week on my art project--right down to show day!
Two hours later, we were there!
Dear Diary: I wasn't paying attention to how much spray I was globbing on!
The hot auditorium lights didn't help matters either!
Dear Diary: You guessed it! No blue ribbon, no cash prize! Archie and I came back to Riverdale empty-handed...
after depositing "Victory" in the scrap heap!
But, maybe I won the kind of prizes they don't hand out in contests!
And I was totally honest...about myself and my art
but next time, I'm gonna get a better brand of hair spray!
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty's Diary : 617
There was never anything like it in the history of Riverdale, the day the Punisher came to town...
Just about the whole town stayed up all night to see if Ronnie was okay and catch a glimpse of Frank (he told me to call him Frank!). We all celebrated with an early morning breakfast at Pop's ... That's the funny thing ... I got the feeling Frank didn't really want to leave. My dad says Frank's a psychopath. Okay, maybe he is a tad hostile...
...but if the Punisher's the bad guy people say he is, he'd never have put up with Archie all night!
--but when I think of all the circumstances that brought Frank to Riverdale--! It was either the most incredible coincidence in history, or maybe, just maybe...it really is a small world!
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty has lots of diaries that she's filled up over the years.
[ARC, No. 500 (10/00), "Happy Anni-worse-ary!" Part One]

Betty writes down all of her dates with Archie in her diary.
[ARC, No. 500 (10/00), "Happy Anni-worse-ary!" Part One]


Betty's Family

Betty's mother was surpsied when Betty said that she and Veronica were going to fix dinner that night.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty's father joked about having bicarb handy when Betty said that she and Veronica were going to fix dinner that night. It ended up being "a meal worth remembering" to him.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty's mother sometimes calls Betty "Betty dear".
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty thinks of her mom and dad as teachers. Her mom taught her how to cook, clean, sew, and use the computer. Both her parents taught her right from wrong, and how to get along in life.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]

Betty wants her and her mom to start a personal fitness program (lifting weights, stair climb machine, treadmill) by joining a gym. But her mom tells her about all the exercise that she gets at home by taking care of everything, so Betty says, from now on, she's going to pitch in and help her more.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Fitness Program"]

Betty kisses her mom on the cheek.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Fitness Program"]


Betty's Fashions

Betty is just wild about striped clothes.
[ARC, No. 179 (2/68), front cover]

Betty sometimes wears lipstick.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), front cover]

Betty once wore a feather stole made of plucked chicken feathers.
[REGME, No. 94 (3/77), "Archie's Gag Bag"]

Betty thinks that the preppie look is adorable, loves it, and has to dress that way.
[BV, Vol. 1, No. 302 (2/81), "In the Swing" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty finds beaded hair "striking" and "super".
[AGSMPBVS, No. 506 (6/81), "Bo Woe" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to wear Western clothes.
[LGH, No. 376 (1/83), "Buckaroo Fever" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001); ARC, No. 410 (4/93), "Cue View"]

Betty thinks that some punk hairdos are "becoming".
[JUG, No. 327 (2/83), "The Punk" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty wears a dark-blue one-piece swimsuit, dark blue leg-warmers (with light blue in the middle), and yellow shoes while flash dancing.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), front cover - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty wears a red one-piece swimsuit, a white belt, yellow stockings, dark blue leg-warmers, and red shoes while flash dancing.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty wears pink nail polish on her fingernails.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty wears gold pants, grey shoes, a white short-sleeved shirt, an orange vest, a black tie, and an orange headband to Veronica's party.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty wears a blue-and-white-striped, long-sleeved shirt with a golden teddy bear in the middle to sleep.
[BETD, No. 1 (4/86), The Celebrity - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty wears a green-and-white-striped one-piece swimsuit (with a black stripe around the waist), green stockings, and a green hair tie while exercising at the gym.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 11 (7/86), front cover - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty wears back to school fashions, including a striped dress shirt, a tie, and a jacket.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "Betty and Veronica's Back To School Fashions"]

Betty wears white pearl earrings.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), front cover]

Betty wears gold pearl earrings.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "A Word to the Unwise"; BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "The Great Cat Burglar Mystery"]

Betty wears a black hat with red smiley faces on it.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "A Word to the Unwise"]

Betty wears a shirt with the left arm slightly pulled down, revealing her white, sleeveless shirt underneath.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "A Word to the Unwise"]

Betty ties her pigtails with red bows.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "The Great Cat Burglar Mystery"]

Betty sleeps in a white, long-sleeved, button-up shirt.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "The Great Cat Burglar Mystery"]

Betty won a new Easter outfit in a jingle contest, which she wasn't happy with.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Prize Surprise"]

Betty's wardrobe consists mostly of empty hangars and not-so-empty moths.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Rivalry"]

Betty likes to wear knee-high boots.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Big Mouth"]

Betty has a t-shirt with Archie's face on it!
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Strange Facts About Archie and the Gang"]

It can take Betty as much as an hour to dress and put make-up on.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty has a pink-purple long-sleeved shirt (black collar) with a Panda bear on it. She also has purple pants and shoes and a green raincoat.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Horror-scope"]

Veronica gives Betty castoffs from her closet.
[VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Whatever-!"]

Betty sometimes likes to wear dresses.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Out of Season"]

Betty doesn't like it when Veronica wears the same clothes as her.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Like in Ancient Egypt" Parts One and 2]

Betty likes to wear Egyptian-style clothes.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Like in Ancient Egypt" Part One, "Dress Like an Egyptian"]

Betty likes to wear clothes with medieval-style art.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Like in Ancient Egypt" Part 2]

Betty likes to wear 1950s-style clothes.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Fashion Fantasy of the 50's"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Models Fashions of the 50's"]

Betty has a white shirt with a pink heart on it. She also has a white purse with a pink heart on it.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Nameless game!"]

Betty thinks 1970s fashions are so cool!
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Those 70's Girls"]

Betty likes to wear 1980s clothes.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Those 70's Girls"]

Betty likes to make copies of expensive clothes for herself.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), Where in the World is Veronica Lodge Part I]

Betty is the same size as or larger than Veronica and Cheryl.
[CB, No. 25 (9/99), "Jungle Blossom"; VER, No. 93 (11/99), "Veronica, My Hero!" Part 2]

Betty wore a jungle costume while performing in Cheryl's mom's "Save the Rain Forest" benefit fashion show.
[CB, No. 25 (9/99), "Jungle Blossom"]

Betty sometimes wears hats on the beach.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), front cover]

Betty wears a bikini.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), front cover, The Act To Attract]

Betty wears a one-piece swimsuit.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), Scene Stealer]

Betty likes to wear torn jean shorts.
[CB, No. 26 (10/99), "Skateboardin' Blossom"]

Betty would love to have too many clothes in her closet.
[VER, No. 96 (2/00), "Veronica's Closet!"]

Even though Betty doesn't have many clothes, she donates some to a charity drive.
[VER, No. 96 (2/00), "Veronica's Closet!"]

When Betty rescued her friends from a maze and imprisoned a demon, she dressed up like Lara Croft from the "Tomb Raider" series.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty got some of Veronica's old swimsuits when Veronica was getting ready to buy new ones.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Attention Getter"]

Betty has a blue cap that reads "BETS".
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Everybody's Pal?"]

Betty doesn't seem to like the gothic look.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Moody Blues"]

Betty sometimes wears a bra.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Run, Betty, Run!"]

Betty likes earrings, brooches, and pins, though she doesn't wear jewelry all that often.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Hint Stint"]

Betty only has enough money to buy old clothes at thrift stores.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "A Good Vintage"]

Betty likes to wear vintage clothes.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "A Good Vintage"]

Betty likes to wear a green, denim capri outfit. The top is a jean halter top with embroidered pink butterfly print. The capri are stretched jean capri with butterfly. To complete this outfit, Betty wears cute 3 1/4" woven espadrile sandals.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Super Styles for Betty and Veronica"]

Betty likes to wear a striped tube top with a matching bucket hat, cotton board shorts with buttons going down both sides of the pants, and platform shoes with an adjustable ankle strap and cover buckle.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Super Styles for Betty and Veronica"]

Betty thinks wearing a cowbell is stupid.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "She's Too Bossy"]

Betty likes to wear camouflage clothes.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "Camouflage Cuties"]

Betty likes to wear 1940s leisure clothes, including bare midriff swimsuits, tunic dresses, and do-nut hats.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Leisure Fashions of the 40's"]

Betty covers her hair with her arms if she's outside in the rain.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Weather or Not"]

Betty likes to wear tank tops.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 5 (6/00), "Time/Space Conundrum" Chapter One]

Betty gets really angry when Veronica flirts with Archie.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "See you in the Funny Papers"]

Since Betty doesn't have enough money for a new prom dress, she goes to malls and sketches ideas. Then she makes her own prom dress.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Prom Primer"]

Betty wears a red-and-black shirt with a black heart on it. She wears red shoes with it.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back!" Part One]

Betty wears a purple shirt with a butterfly on it.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back" Part 2]

Betty wears a red shirt with a rainbow on it.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back" Part 2]

Betty wears a blue shirt with a cat's head on it.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Look into my Eyes"]

Betty wears a purple, long-sleeved shirt with a while flower on it.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "That's Pretty Fishy!"]

Betty followed a fad Veronica had started by wearing her hair tall, held together with duct tape, carpet glue, styrofoam, wax, velcro, and chicken wire. She also wore a red bow in her hair.
[VER, No. 101 (7/00), "Tall Story"]

Betty has a white purse.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "Lodge Is The Law" Part II]

Betty wears white sandals, a white short-sleeved shirt, and purple bikini briefs.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "It's A Cold Cold Summer"]

Betty wears a blue-and-black bikini and a white, short-sleeved shirt.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "I'm History" Part One]

Betty wears a purple, one-piece swimsuit and a white shirt with the sleeves rolled up to her elbows.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "You've Got A Friend"]

Betty wears grey cut-off jean shorts.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "You've Got A Friend"]

Betty likes to wear bikinis.
[AVS, No. 8 (2000), front cover]

Betty has a white short-sleeved shirt with a purple butterfly on it.
[AVS, No. 8 (2000), "Riverdale Family Andrews" Part One]

Betty likes to wear a Hawaiian dress.
[AVS, No. 8 (2000), "Fashion with a Passion"]

Betty wears a short red dress with short sleeves.
[VER, No. 104 (10/00), Boot Camp Lodge Part Two]

Betty wears a blue, short-sleeved shirt with a white flower on it.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), Archie's Angels, Part I]

Betty wears a red-and-black shirt with a black heart on it. She wears red pants with it.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Fight For The Privileged"]

At a Fashion Wishing Well, Betty tosses in a coin and wishes for a new coat, a new handbag, and shoes to die for.
[VER, No. 105 (11/00), "The Big Wish"]

Betty wears a sports jersey-style nightgown.
[VER, No. 106 (12/00), "The Dream Tune"]

Betty dressed up as an angel in a skimpy dress for a costume party.
[VER, No. 106 (12/00), "Purple Passion"]

Betty wears a black-and-yellow-striped sleeveless shirt, a pink one-piece swinmsuit (with a black stripe around the waist), blue legwarmers, black-and-pink-striped wristbands, and a pink headband while exercising.
[AAS5 (2001), front cover]

Betty wears a pink one-piece swinmsuit, pink leg-warmers, and pink shoes while exercising.
[AAS5 (2001), Table of Contents]

Betty wears blue pants; white socks; white shoes with green soles and laces; a green belt; a green headband; and a long-sleeved shirt with green arms, a green collar, a white middle, and green dots.
[AAS5 (2001), back cover]

Betty takes care of neighbors' pets to get enough money to buy her "dream dress", her "gorgeous garment" - a blue-grey dress with red dots.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Whale of a Sale"]

Her parents bought her a new wardrobe already, so Betty wants to pay for the dress herself. The dress is on sale.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Whale of a Sale"]

Betty thinks that caring for animals is a "fun way" to earn enough money to buy "that adorable dress".
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Whale of a Sale"]

While stuck on the neighbors' roof at night, Betty calls the dress shop to find out if the dress will still be on sale tomorrow.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Whale of a Sale"]

Betty goes back-to-school shopping at the mall.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]

Betty wears sunglasses on the beach.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Neat Treat"]


Betty's Fears

Betty was concerned when she and Veronica were snowed in at a shopping mall and had to spend the entire night there. She called it a "sad situation". She slept on a couch in a furniture store, using her red jacket as a blanket.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Snowed Under]

Betty used to have a fear of horror movies. Whenever she screamed in the theater, everyone thought she was some kind of nut. Now she likes horror movies.
[ARC, No. 415 (9/93), "The Big Fear"; BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Fright Night"]

Betty is afraid of squirrels.
[ARC, No. 418 (12/93), "Squirrely Tale!"]

Security systems make Betty feel uneasy. She feels her every move is being monitored. She gets paranoid over them.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Private Matters"]

Betty finds sea creatures gross.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty is afraid of ghosts.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty is afraid of Death Valley and thinks the weather is "combustible".
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Moody Blues"]

Betty gets nervous when it snows pretty hard while she's driving.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part 2]


Betty's Favorite Foods

Betty likes popcorn with lots of butter.
[LGH, No. 209 (8/68), "Million Holler Movie"; AWM, Vol. 1, No. 4 (5/00), "Archie Squared", Chapter Two]

Betty likes Coke.
[LGH, No. 209 (8/68), "Million Holler Movie"]

Betty likes grilled and roasted hot dogs.
[REGME, No. 92 (12/76) and 94 (3/77), front cover; BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Romance a la Jughead"]

Betty likes cotton candy.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), front cover]

Betty likes corn on the cob.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), front cover]

Betty likes Sunkist Fun Fruits fruit snacks.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "Surprise Ending!"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "Scared Happy"]

Betty likes FruitSlush ready to freeze real fruit snack.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "Let's Do the FruitSlush Mush!"]

Betty likes cereal.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Second Best"]

Betty likes Capri Sun Safari Punch.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "The Taste of Adventure" Part 2]

Betty likes chocolate chip cookies and can bake them.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Rivalry"; VER, No. 92 (10/99), "Scent-imental"]

Betty likes apple pie and can bake them.
[ARC, No. 410 (4/93), "The Long and Short of It"]

Betty likes burgers.
[ARC, No. 414 (8/93), "Camping Cutups"; VER, No. 91 (9/99), A Simple Fact!]

Betty loves chocolate ice cream.
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Mr. Glacier's Frozen Confections"]

Betty loves ice cream with whipped cream and hot fudge. She thinks she loves ice cream almost as much as she loves Archie!
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Mr. Glacier's Frozen Confections"]

Betty likes chocolate sundaes with whipped cream.
[AD, No. 155 (6/98), front cover]

Betty likes chicken and can cook them.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Romance a la Jughead"]

Betty likes hot chocolate, extra heavy on the whipped cream.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "A Day to Remember"; CB, No. 28 (1/00), "Holi-Daze" Part One; BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Fun, Fun, Fun!"]

Ice cream cake is Betty's favorite kind of cake.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "A Day to Remember"]

Betty likes pizza.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Fright Night", "Special Delivery"; BET, No. 84 (4/00), "An Open Book"]

Betty likes strawberry shakes.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 2]

Betty brings a lunch basket to the beach. It includes fried chicken, sausages, and potato pancakes.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), Scene Stealer]

Betty likes sandwiches.
[CB, No. 26 (10/99), "Skateboardin' Blossom"]

Betty likes to gulp bottled water.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty likes profiteroles (a pile of filled cream puffs, glazed with a layer of caramelized, spun sugar) and can make it, though it's complicated and expensive to make. She made it for her mom's birthday, with not much help from Archie.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Caramel Coated"]

Betty likes chocolates.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Hint Stint"]

Betty likes cola.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Perfectly Ridiculous"]

Betty likes fish.
[AVS, No. 8 (2000), "Riverdale Family Andrews" Part Two]

Betty likes mints.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), Try That For Size!]

Betty likes ice cream from a cone.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]

Betty would like to eat gourmet dinners.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty likes coffee and pastries for dessert.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]


Betty's Friendship with Veronica Lodge

Veronica likes to gross Betty out.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "One Good Turn"]

Betty sometimes eats Thanksgiving dinner at Veronica's house.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), front cover]

Betty tells Veronica to ignore Jughead when his juvenile humor upsets Veronica, yet Betty smiles at his jokes.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "A Word to the Unwise"]

When Betty imagined herself and Archie getting married, Veronica attended the wedding but was upset.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), Wedded Blitz]

Betty and Veronica usually go to the mall when they're bored.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty asks Veronica if her parents will mind if Veronica eats with Betty and her family.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty sits in a floatation device in Veronica's swimming pool.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty has ridden in the Lodges' private jet.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty has ridden in Veronica's expensive cars. She thought it was super.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty has eaten in fabulous restaurants. Veronica paid for her meals.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Veronica gives Betty gorgeous clothes that have been collecting dust in her closet.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty has played tennis and golf at Veronica's exclusive country club.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty has ridden thoroughbred horses with Veronica at the Lodge riding stables.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty has gone skiing at the Lodges' private mountain lodge.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty goes to the beach with Veronica and meets guys there.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Sometimes, Betty wonders why her life can't be like Veronica's. She wonders why she had to be born middle class. She thinks that her clothes are pitiful, her room is cramped, and her house is tiny. She thinks that Veronica doesn't deserve to have all that money, because all she does is flaunt it. She thinks that, no matter how nice she thinks she looks, Veronica's clothes look better. She wonders why she even bothers. She sees Veronica with Archie and thinks of herself as a nobody with nothing. She wonders why some people have it all, and everyone else has to just scrape by. She starts to cry. Then someone, sometimes Miss Grundy, snaps her back to reality and always makes her think.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty lets Veronica get humiliated if Veronica is ignorant and bribes Betty with clothes, but she doesn't feel good about it.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Second Best"]

Betty flatters Veronica to get her to do things for her.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Scents-itive"]

Betty can change clothes in front of Veronica without feeling embarrassed.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration" Part II]

Betty wants to know if Veronica gets kissed on her dates, but Veronica says it's none of her business.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Good Skate Bad Skate"]

Betty likes to make Veronica jealous.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Out of Season"]

Betty and Veronica consider each other best friends.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Out of Season"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "I Only Have Ice For You"]

Betty makes jokes about Veronica.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), front cover]

Betty doesn't want Veronica to talk to her if Veronica insults her.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Like in Ancient Egypt" Part One]

Betty had to write a story for a class assignment, and she used it to make fun of Veronica. Later, she and Veronica wrote a story to make fun of Archie and Cheryl.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Like in Ancient Egypt" Parts One and 2]

Betty likes to get even with Veronica.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Nameless game!"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Run, Betty, Run!"]

Betty and Cheryl became best friends after Veronica played a mean joke on Cheryl. Betty was very mad at Ronnie and didn't want to hang out with her anymore. However, she was touched by Veronica's apology to Cheryl, and Betty and Veronica became best friends again.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Parts 1, 2, & 3]

Betty tells Veronica to "be quiet" when Veronica insults her.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Horseshoe Fits"]

Veronica insists that her friends, including Betty, come over to her house to swim.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Slick Trick"]

Betty likes to play beachball with Veronica.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), Where in the World is Veronica Lodge Part I]

Betty can't really blame Veronica for choosing a trip over her friendship, since Veronica wanted to go since she was 5.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), Where in the World is Veronica Lodge? Part I]

Betty and Veronica e-mail each other.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), Where in the World is Veronica Lodge Part I; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Run, Betty, Run!"]

Betty likes to go to Veronica's backyard barbecues.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), A Simple Fact!]

Veronica put a photo of Betty in her personal time capsule.
[VER, No. 94 (12/99), front cover]

Betty mocks Veronica if she thinks that Veronica is upset over a minor thing.
[VER, No. 94 (12/99), "Born To Shop!"]

Betty thinks that the Lodges are known for their pig-headedness, but she won't say this.
[VER, No. 94 (12/99), "Born To Shop!"]

Betty tells Veronica that she's rich, vain, spoiled, and pampered, and she thinks the world revolves around her.
[VER, No. 94 (12/99), Power Play!]

Betty invited Veronica and Cheryl to the Super Duper Cooper Christmas, a traditional old-fashioned Christmas, in 1999. Both girls came.
[CB, No. 28 (1/00), "Holi-Daze" Parts One and Two]

Betty can't accept money from Veronica.
[VER, No. 96 (2/00), "Veronica's Closet!"]

Betty shows concern when Veronica insults Cheryl.
[CB, No. 29 (2/00), "To Catch a Falling Star" Part 1]

Betty wanted her and Veronica to make an oath for the millennium to stay best friends forever, but Veronica didn't want to make the oath.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Dear Betty & Veronica"]

Veronica sometimes does mean things to Betty in order to get Archie to herself.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "I Only Have Ice For You"]

Betty has a photo of her and Veronica together. She thinks Veronica is so cool. Veronica also has a picture of Betty. They really envy each other.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."]

Betty thinks her relationship with Veronica is solid as a rock.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Dear Betty & Veronica"]

Betty is happy, yet worried, when she steals Archie from Veronica.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Run, Betty, Run!"]

Betty goes to Veronica's parties.
[VER, No. 98 (4/00), "It's in the Cards"]

Betty is greatly upset and cries when Veronica steals Archie from her.
[VER, No. 98 (4/00), "The Master Manipulator"]

Betty bluntly tells Veronica that Veronica doesn't do anything.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "The Assistant"]

Betty and Veronica like to go on shopping trips to the mall together.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Cold Wash"]

Betty and Veronica like to hang out at the pizzeria.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Guest Distress"]

Betty doesn't like it when Veronica talks on and on for hours.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part One]

Veronica considers Betty her best friend.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part One]

Betty likes to tell Veronica about her dates with new boyfriends.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part One]

Betty considers Veronica her best friend.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part One]

Betty and Veronica like to double date.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part 2]

Betty doesn't care whether or not Veronica is leading a fashion trend.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "She's Too Bossy"]

Betty and Veronica hug each other and hold hands when they're scared.
[VER, No. 99 (5/00), "Now That's Scary" Part Two]

Betty is pleasantly surprised when Veronica doesn't go on and on about her trips.
[VER, No. 100 (6/00), "I Need My Own Space"]

Betty is happy that Veronica got to make a trip to the moon.
[VER, No. 100 (6/00), "Space Case"]

Veronica believes Betty has a lousy sense of fashion taste, and she tells her so.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "See you in the Funny Papers"]

Betty warns Veronica when she's about to fall down the stairs with a cartload of books, but, afterwards, she doesn't seem concerned about Veronica's condition.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back!" Part One]

Veronica is upset that Betty, who's usually with her, decides to do something with someone else. She tries to show them up. Betty giggles and makes jokes when Veronica tries to cheat.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "That's Pretty Fishy!"]

Betty likes to go camping with Veronica and Midge.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), front cover]

Betty is with Veronica when she lodges a complaint about the conditions of the roads.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "Lodge Is The Law" Part I]

Betty thinks that it's so cool that Veronica became Mayor of Pottsville.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "Lodge Is The Law" Part I]

Betty thinks that Veronica is a screwball, but she won't say this.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "It's A Cold Cold Summer"]

Betty runs to help Ronnie when she thinks she'll catch a cold.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "It's A Cold Cold Summer"]

Betty likes to swim in Veronica's pool.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), front cover]

Betty gets mad when Veronica won't include her in fun with her new friend, a little girl named Becky.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "You've Got A Friend"]

Betty and Veronica like to hang out at the beach together.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 8 (9/00), "Seafood, Be Food!", Chapter Three]

Betty considers herself to be Veronica's best friend.
[VER, No. 104 (10/00), Boot Camp Lodge Part One]

Veronica always suckers Betty into doing hard work for her.
[VER, No. 104 (10/00), Boot Camp Lodge Part One]

Betty likes to go to the mall with Veronica.
[VER, No. 104 (10/00), Boot Camp Lodge Part Two]

Betty and Veronica began dating Archie around the same time. Every time that Archie went out with Veronica, Betty made sure he dated her as well, just so Veronica wouldn't have more dates than her.
[ARC, No. 500 (10/00), "Happy Anni-worse-ary!" Part One]

Betty and Veronica fight for the priviledge of being Archie's date to a concert, but they declare a truce to make sure that Cheryl doesn't go with Archie (which she wasn't going to).
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Fight For The Privileged"]

Veronica gets Archie to spend a lot of money, and, by the time he gets around to Betty, he's broke and can barely afford to buy her a soda. This upsets Betty, and she lets Veronica know it.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Fight For The Privileged"]

Betty recognizes when Veronica is in one of her funny mood swings.
[VER, No. 106 (12/00), "Best Buds"]

Betty points out the good when Veronica thinks that things have turned out badly.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), "Music To Her Ears" Part Two]

Betty jokingly thinks of herself as a peasant compared to Veronica.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), "Dress Mess!"]

Veronica acknowledges to Betty that Archie is "our Archie".
[VER, No. 108 (2/01), Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 2]

Betty notices the gleam in Veronica's eye and knows that she's about to do something bad.
[VER, No. 108 (2/01), "Fashion Bashin'"]

Betty thinks Veronica's cracked when she kisses her pendant. She holds onto Archie in fear.
[VER, No. 109 (3/01), "Please Don't Repeat Yourself" Part One]

Betty and Veronica got in a car accident, but they weren't injured, and the car was apparently fine.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part 2]


Betty's Friendship with Cheryl Blossom

Betty had to write a story for a class assignment, and she used it to make fun of Veronica. Later, she and Veronica wrote a story to make fun of Archie and Cheryl.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Like in Ancient Egypt" Parts One and 2]

Betty is willing to help Cheryl when she's upset.
[CB, No. 21 (4/99), "Dog Gone"]

Betty and Cheryl became best friends after Veronica played a mean joke on Cheryl. Betty was very mad at Ronnie and didn't want to hang out with her anymore. However, she was touched by Veronica's apology to Cheryl, and Betty and Veronica became best friends again.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Parts 1, 2, & 3]

Betty is surprised and worried to see Cheryl with Archie in France.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), Where in the World is Veronica Lodge Part 2]

Betty invited Veronica and Cheryl to the Super Duper Cooper Christmas, a traditional old-fashioned Christmas, in 1999. Both girls came.
[CB, No. 28 (1/00), "Holi-Daze" Parts One and Two]

Betty shows concern when Veronica insults Cheryl.
[CB, No. 29 (2/00), "To Catch a Falling Star" Part 1]

Cheryl considers herself and Betty friends.
[CB, No. 29 (2/00), "Behind the 8-Ball"]

Betty showed concern when Cheryl was wearing not enough clothes in February of 1998 or 1999.
[CB, No. 30 (3/00), "fashion Victim"]

Betty thinks Cheryl is abnormal because of her ego.
[CB, No. 30 (3/00), "Dear Cheryl"]

Betty is angry when Cheryl kisses Archie.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), front cover]

Cheryl kidnapped Betty because Betty broke a date with Jason. Betty thinks it's pretty rotten.
[VER, No. 99 (5/00), "Now That's Scary" Part Two]


Betty's Other Friends

Betty thinks Jughead is a flake.
[JUG, Vol. 2, No. 9 (12/88), "Double Your Pleasure"]

Betty sometimes invites Jughead and Archie to have Thanksgiving dinner at her house. She doesn't ask her parents first, since she believes her mom won't mind.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "Thanksgiving Stuffing"]

Betty fills in for Ethel as a movie usher when Ethel has a dental appointment.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Three's a Crowd]

Betty is excited when Dilton wins the science award for the state.
[VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Whatever-!"]

To show her appreciation for making possible a romantic evening with Archie, Betty kissed Jughead on the cheek!
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Romance a la Jughead"]

Betty is always sweet and nice to Jason Blossom, but she never looks at him like she looks at Archie.
[CB, No. 22 (5/99), "Brotherly Love"]

Betty shares her lunch basket with her friends on the beach.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), Scene Stealer]

Betty is friends with some kids in the neighborhood.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Slick Trick"]

Betty gets mad at Veronica when she embarasses Jughead by spreading lies. However, she's happy when Jughead does the same thing back to Veronica.
[VER, No. 94 (12/99), Power Play!]

Betty is friends with Ethel and Nancy.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "The Big Blahs"]

Betty likes to clear snow off of her neighbors' property to make them happy, but the neighborhood kids are angry at her because they don't have any work to do and won't get paid.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Everybody's Pal?"]

Betty and Veronica have a friend named Brigitte, who's a porgy musician. She didn't always live in Riverdale.
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "The Love Letters", Part One; BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part 2]

Betty calls Jughead her and Veronica's friend.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "The Assistant"]

Betty has a friend named Alice, who's a palm reader.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "Palm Qualm"]

Betty likes to have AGN's (All Girl Nights) with Veronica, Midge, Nancy, and Ethel.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"]

Betty has a Latin friend named Maria. The Drama department takes up so much of her time that it seems that Betty never sees her anymore.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back!" Part One]

Betty thinks that Brigitte is a "great girl".
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back!" Part One]

Betty takes up fishing with Brigitte.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "That's Pretty Fishy!"]

When Reggie promised Betty a date with Archie in order to keep Archie away from Veronica, Betty told Reggie that he was the best and the worst.
[ARC, No. 500 (10/00), "Happy Anni-worse-ary" Part 2]

When she finds out that Jughead won the tickets instead of Archie, Betty volunteers to bake truckloads of chocolate chip cookies for him if he lets Archie go with her - and all you can eat at Joe's Diner.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Fight For The Privileged"]

Jughead takes Archie, Betty, and Veronica to the concert. He won four tickets, not just two.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Fight For The Privileged"]

Betty hangs out with Nancy and Ethel at the Choc'lit Shoppe.
[VER, No. 106 (12/00), "Best Buds"]

Betty likes to go shopping for dresses with Midge.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), "Dress Mess!"]

Betty has trouble believing that Jughead wrote a poem to Veronica.
[VER, No. 108 (2/01), "Poetic Justice"]


Betty's Beliefs on Giving

Betty rents, buys, and bakes stuff for her father's birthday.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "The Date"]

Betty helps her mother with the dishes.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "Thanksgiving Stuffing"]

Betty thinks it's sweet for Archie to buy perfume for his mother.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Scents-itive"]

Betty gets a warm feeling when she gives her mother a gift.
[ARC, No. 413 (7/93), "Food Choice"]

Betty does charity work.
[VER, No. 92 (10/99), "Scent-imental"]

Even though Betty doesn't have many clothes, she donates some to a charity drive.
[VER, No. 96 (2/00), "Veronica's Closet!"]

Betty likes to do good deeds for people, like helping with groceries or baby-sitting. She does all of this for free. She doesn't care about getting a reward and does it only to be helpful. She believes doing is reward enough for her. However, she only helps people who deserve it.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty likes to help animals in trouble.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty helps a widow clean out her attic and figures out a way to raise money for her.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Sale Tale"]

Betty helps to alleviate world hunger.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "She's Too Bossy"]


Betty's Beliefs about Herself

Betty called herself "silly" for not thinking of shopping while seeking shelter from a snowstorm in a shopping mall. It's unclear whether she was being serious or sarcastic.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Snowed Under]

Betty was confident about winning the State-Wide Art Contest. Later, she admitted she was vain.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty thought she was a stupid, trusting fool after she accidentally released a demon. She said she was through helping people. She was sick of being a goody-goody. However, after her father was injured by the demon, she started doing good deeds again, but she doesn't go overboard anymore. She only helps people who deserve it.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty believes she can handle herself, and she says so.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 6 (7/00), "A Familiar Old Haunt" Chapter I]


Betty's Hobbies

Betty likes to rollerskate to disco music, but she considers herself an amateur.
[ARC, No. 289 (2/80), Boogie Buggy - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty collects bean-filled animal dolls.
[VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Art Appreciation"]

Betty is on the Internet and has an e-mail address.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"; VER, No. 91 (9/99), "Where in the World is Veronica Lodge? Part I"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Run, Betty, Run!"]

Betty has a professional-looking camera and takes pictures, which she names.
[VER, No. 96 (2/00), "Deep Freeze!"]

Betty is a major baseball card fan.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 3 (4/00), "A Mighty Weird Crusade", Chapter Four]

Betty collects stuffed animals.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Stuffed Situation"]


Betty's Honesty Policy

Betty believes that studying for and not cheating on tests is the right thing to do.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "History Lesson"]

Betty and Veronica sneaked some candid camera shots of Mr. Weatherbee and worked on paintings of him for many afternoons after school in order to butter him up, so he'd tell them that term. It's was Veronica's idea. Betty liked it and went along with it, even though she said that it was a cheap att"empt to flatter him" and "tawdry".
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "Multiple Image"]

Betty won first prize in the State-Wide Art Contest - a blue ribbon and $500 cash - but disqualified herself because she won by mistake.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty justifies telling a lie by calling it "sacrificing the truth" in order to accomplish something good. Sometimes she feels guilty about it and might confess, but not if things work out well.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration!" Parts I & II]

If Betty gets in trouble, she has to confess to her parents.
[VER, No. 89 (7/99), "Citation Frustration"]

Betty tricked a demon in order to imprison it.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty lies to her teachers if she feels the situation warrants it.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Ol' Switcheroo"]


Betty's Sense of Humor

Betty sometimes laughs at jokes made at other people's expense.
[REGME, No. 98 (8/77), front cover; RWGJ, No. 41 (5/77), "Mail Travail"; ARC, No. 418 (12/93), "Bad Hair Day"; ARC, No. 418 (12/93), "Squirrely Tale!"; ARC, No. 420 (2/94), "Wrapped Up in Christmas"]

Betty laughs when other people are upset at Archie.
[ARC, No. 336 (7/85), "Lookalike Loony" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty laughs when Professor Flutesnoot unknowingly insults Mr. Weatherbee.
[FF, No. 4 (3/90), front cover]

Betty laughs at Big Moose's stupidity.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Nag Gag"]

Betty doesn't believe lacing someone's food with spices is funny at all.
[ARC, No. 419 (1/94), "Reggie the Wonderful!"]

Betty likes to spray Archie with a water hose.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Baby Talk"]

Betty sometimes laughs at other people's misfortune.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Nameless game!"]

Betty doesn't find it funny when Reggie jokes about Archie moving away.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration!" Part I]

Betty and Veronica like to kiss Jughead on the cheeks at Christmas, simply because he hates getting kissed.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty, Veronica, Nancy, Midge, and Ethyl chipped in and bought a big bottle of glue remover for Reggie as a Christmas present - so he wouldn't always be stuck on himself!
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

If someone plays a joke on Betty or her friends, she'll play the same joke on the joker.
[VER, No. 90 (8/99), "Look Who's Talking!"; BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part 2]

Betty laughs at Reggie's joke when he calls Archie an overconfident American bozo.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), Where in the World is Veronica Lodge Part 2]

Betty thinks it's funny when Jughead sticks his head into her lunch basket.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), Scene Stealer]

When Betty is about to win a race, she tells Veronica that she has "sad tidings".
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Not Watered Down"]

Betty likes to sneak up behind Archie and startle him.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty thought it was funny when she got a demon hit by a huge rock.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty likes to push Archie off a ship's railing and into the water.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty thinks it's funny when Reggie gets mad when Veronica kisses Archie.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Even when Betty's in danger, she says something silly: "Open, open, please open! You're a doorknob; it's your job!" After the door slams open and hits her, "Ouch."
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty thinks Jughead's huge appetite is funny.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty thinks it's funny when papers fly off Miss Grundy's desk.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty likes to throw water bottles into trash bins while pretending that she is throwing basketballs into hoops. This is what she said to Veronica when she did it once: "Watch me make an outside shot. She shoots, she scores! Betty Cooper has just led her team to the championship!"
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

This is what Betty said to Veronica when Veronica asked Betty to tutor her in geometry: "World champion Betty Cooper leaves the court to tutor Veronica Lodge in equalateral and isosceles triangles! And the crowd goes wild!"
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty thinks that Mr. Lodge making fun of Veronica's bedroom is funny.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Room For Improvement"]

Betty thinks it's funny when Mr. Weatherbee knocks off Archie's hat with a snowball.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Fun, Fun, Fun!"]

Betty thinks it's funny when snow falls on Reggie and knocks him down.
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "Aim Game"]

Betty jokes when Archie's covered with sugar.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Caramel Coated"]

Betty sometimes gives wise guy responses to faculty members to save herself from trouble.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Run, Betty, Run!"]

Betty likes to use sarcasm.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "The Assistant", "Cold Wash"; BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "She's Too Bossy"]

Betty likes to pun.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Cold Wash"]

Betty likes it when Moose beats up people she hates.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part 2]

Betty laughs at Veronica's injuries if Veronica brings them upon herself.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Just My Luck!"]

Betty believes that someone faking their own death to scare people isn't funny.
[VER, No. 99 (5/00), "Now That's Scary" Part Two]

Betty thinks it's funny when Dilton cleverly insults Reggie.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), front cover]

Betty laughs when Veronica jokes to Reggie while he's hurt.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Part I]

Betty laughs when someone insults Reggie.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Part 2]

Betty thinks it's funny when Ethel twists Jughead's arm to get a date.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Prom Primer"]

Betty thinks that it's funny that Archie knocked over a doll and won a bottle, even if Archie is sad.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), front cover]

Betty giggles when she catches her sixth fish.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "That's Pretty Fishy!"]

Betty doesn't think it's funny when Jughead insults a hermit.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 6 (7/00), "A Familiar Old Haunt" Chapter II]

Betty finds it funny when Veronica gets humiliated on TV.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "Screen Time"]

Betty laughs if Veronica's embarassed.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), "Dress Mess!"]

Betty laughs when Veronica threatens to hurt Jughead.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), "Dress Mess!"]

Betty jokes that Veronica isn't real when she gets a 100% on a pop quiz.
[VER, No. 109 (3/01), "Please Don't Repeat Yourself" Part One]

Betty makes a joke when one of Veronica's ideas ends up badly.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), All Dolled Up!]


Illnesses Betty Has Gotten

Betty had laryngitis.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Talk Balk"]

Betty gets queasy during storms at sea.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty got a headache and a stomachache after Veronica read Betty's poems about Archie.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Ol' Switcheroo"]


Other People's Image of Betty

Veronica compliments Betty by saying that she's "so sensible".
[BV, Vol. 1, No. 310 (10/81), Fleeting Meeting - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Archie once thought that Betty was "so cold-blooded, if a mosquito bit her, it'd die of pneumonia". Betty had a good reason for behaving that way, though.
[JUG, No. 327 (2/83), "The Punk" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Archie wanted to stop Jughead when he thought that he was trying to talk her into joining the punk scene.
[JUG, No. 327 (2/83), "The Punk" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Veronica believes that Betty thinks that no one can capture Veronica's true elegance in a painting.
[VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Art Appreciation"]

In Cheryl's dream, Betty was one of her evil stepsisters!
[CB, No. 20 (3/99), "Cinderblossom" Parts One and Two]

Reggie thinks Betty is hopeless and nuts for being so nice and that she's so sweet, she could give Mary Poppins tooth decay.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Veronica thinks Betty is a goody-two-shoes and not normal for being so nice.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Veronica thinks Betty is "Miss Goody-Two-Shoes".
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."]

In her daydreams, Veronica puts Betty in a peasant role and thinks of cruel ways to punish her.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "I'm History" Part One]

Veronica dreams that she's a lawyer prosecuting a case against Betty to separate her and Archie.
[VER, No. 105 (11/00), Veronica Lodge: Attorney of Love Part 1, Veronica Lodge: Attorney of Love Part 2]

Veronica dreams that, if she never existed, Betty's stuck to date Reggie.
[VER, No. 108 (2/01), Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 2]


Betty's Interests

When Betty goes to the movies, she likes to sit in the front row.
[LGH, No. 209 (8/68), "Million Holler Movie"]

Betty is interested in abandoned mining towns.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Gold is Where You Find It"]

Betty knows about international playboy and popular movie star Bo Derek. She got the chance to waterski with him, and he took her to his yacht club and country club.
[AGSMPBVS, No. 506 (6/81), "Bo Woe" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to flash dance.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to watch local kids breakdance outside the Riverdale Shopping Mall.
[EA, No. 112 (7/84), "The Breakdancing Break" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty leave an Archies rehearsal session to watch Michael Jackson rehearse.
[EA, No. 115 (1/85), "The Fame Game" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to play Trivial Pursuit.
[EA, No. 117 (5/85), "Trivia Travesty" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes Bruce Springsteen's songs. She once went to five record stores to get his newest album and couldn't get it.
[BETD, No. 1 (4/86), The Celebrity - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to play trivia games.
[BETME, No. 160 (8/87), front cover - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to go to fairs and go on rides there.
[BETME, No. 160 (8/87), front cover - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to go on rollercoaster rides.
[BETME, No. 160 (8/87), front cover - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to attend rock concerts.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "The Date"; CB, No. 22 (5/99), "Brotherly Love"]

Betty listens to her favorite tapes while she goes on her daily walks. It makes walking a lot less dull to her.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "Turnabout Tape"]

Betty wouldn't mind a blast from the past, such as going back in time to the 1950s.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "A Blast from the Past"]

Betty and Veronica wanted to walk in a "gentle snow storm". It turned into a blizzard, and they had to seek shelter in a shopping mall.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Snowed Under]

When Betty gets bored, she usually goes to the mall.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty reads teen girls' magazines.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty wishes that she had the "problem" of deciding what to spend money on next.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty likes to talk with Veronica on the phone.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Talk Balk"; Betty, No. 71 (3/99), front cover]

Betty helped out in the "Clean Up Riverdale Project".
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), Big Ethel Pin Up]

Betty likes to play Monopoly.
[ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Record Ruckus"]

Betty likes rock music and even does her school cheers to it.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Do Your Thing"]

Betty likes art. However, she only believes in art that shows life as bright and beautiful. She believes modern art, showing life as gloomy and grim, is ugly and a little sad. Betty is into Egyptian, mystical, and medieval art. She also lives an abstract painting of Veronica.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"; VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Art Appreciation"; BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Like in Ancient Egypt" Parts One and 2]

Betty takes dance and piano lessons.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Scents-itive"]

Betty likes to hike in the forest.
[ARC, No. 415 (9/93), front cover]

Betty likes to sit between Veronica and Archie in a kiddie pool, where Betty and Veronica splash water on each other and Archie.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Baby Talk"]

Betty likes to play games on her computer, including online games.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty likes to read comic books.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty helped decorate for the school dance.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Dear Betty & Veronica"]

Betty goes to country western clubs.
[VER, No. 86 (4/99), "Country Western Showdown"]

Betty loves video games.
[CB, No. 22 (5/99), "Big in Japan" Part I]

Betty likes to use Cheryl's tanning room.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 2]

Betty likes to go to the movies.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 3]

Betty likes to get wet on a slick slider.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Slick Trick"]

Betty thinks that Veronica's 1930s retro pool party was a super idea.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "The Retro Blues"]

Betty reads Cheryl's fashion magazine, "Fresh".
[CB, No. 26 (10/99), "fashion Emergency"; CB, No. 29 (2/00), front cover, "To Catch a Falling Star" Part 2]

Betty likes to pose for make-over photos with Cheryl.
[CB, No. 29 (2/00), "Behind the 8-Ball"]

Betty likes to scuba dive and collect shells.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty is interested in gold medallions.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty is interested in rare coins but doesn't know much about them.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty likes a book about a man who can't escape the limitations of small town life.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty has a garden in the backyard and plants daffodil bulbs.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Attention Getter"]

Betty likes to talk with Ethel and Nancy on the phone.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "The Big Blahs"]

Betty likes to take nice, long bubble baths sometimes. They relax her.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "The Big Blahs"]

Betty likes to shop at the mall.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "The Big Blahs"]

Betty thinks riding a lawn tractor with a snowplow attachment makes clearing snow fast, easy, and fun. She really enjoys it.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Everybody's Pal?"]

Betty thinks that a bedroom with a warm, tropical atmosphere is such a cool, or rather warm, idea.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Room For Improvement"]

Betty decorated her bedroom with a brand-new concept, which she calls the scholastic look.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Room For Improvement"]

Betty likes to make snowmen.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Fun, Fun, Fun!"]

Betty made a big deal out of living in the year 2000.
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "Welcome to the New Millennium!", "Dear Betty & Veronica"]

Betty loves roses. Her sideyard is full of them.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Hint Stint"]

Since many of the top fictional detectives have been males, Betty wrote a story about a female private eye called Cooper the Snooper.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Not-So-Private Eye"]

Betty likes to exercise on a treadmill.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), front cover]

Betty likes to go to costume balls. She once dressed in a futuristic space costume and in a Devil costume.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part 2]

Betty is concerned about the present state of world affairs.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "She's Too Bossy"]

Betty loves male movie stars so much, she likes to bump into them!
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Part I]

Betty went to the Spring Fling '99 music concert, an all-day music event with big name music acts, the biggest event Riverdale had seen in years.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "The Phone Flap"]

Betty would love to go to Europe many times.
[VER, No. 100 (6/00), "I Need My Own Space"]

Betty likes to play with an interactive Archie doll that Dilton made.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Doll Daffy"]

Betty likes to be outside during a gorgeous, beautiful day.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Weather or Not"]

Betty likes to smell the flowers in the cool, airy breeze.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Weather or Not"]

Betty thinks it would be nice to volunteer her time at the community garden.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Dear Betty & Veronica"]

Betty likes AGN's (All Girl Nights). They include Midge's makeover parties, mini-golf, watching romantic movies, and wearing Veronica's clothes when she cleans out her closet. Betty can be as silly as she likes (like giving Midge rabbit ears in a photo) or cry to her heart's content. She considers AGN's more important than dating.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"]

Betty likes to go to school parties.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), front cover]

Betty decorated her room by covering the entire ceiling with glow-in-the-dark stickers to make her feel like she's sleeping under a starry sky.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Stars in My Eyes"]

Betty thinks green shutters are cute.
[VER, No. 101 (7/00), "Window Shopping"]

Betty likes to take walks and clear her head.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 6 (7/00), "A Familiar Old Haunt" Chapter I]

Betty likes to run on the beach.
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "It's A Cold Cold Summer"]

Betty likes to relax in a swimming pool.
[AVS, No. 8 (2000), "Pool Fools"]

Betty read a book called "Great Female Figures Of The Millennium".
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "I'm History" Part One]

Betty likes to hang out at the beach, but she agrees with Veronica that it can get pretty boring: "No variety".
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 8 (9/00), "Seafood, Be Food!", Chapter Three]

Betty is excited about the first quintuplets born in Riverdale.
[VER, No. 105 (11/00), "Five Times The Trouble"]

Betty is interested in the composers of hit tunes.
[VER, No. 106 (12/00), "The Dream Tune"]

Betty thinks that it's cool that Veronica's Aunt Josephine grew up in Riverdale.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), 'Great-Aunt-ics!]

Betty thinks that Veronica's Aunt Gladys, a truck driver, is cool.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part I]

Betty asks if Aunt Gladys has ever been to Hollywood.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part I]

Betty thinks that Veronica's Aunt Gladys, a truck driver, is so down to Earth.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part 2]


Betty's Jobs

Betty plays the tambourine in the rock group, The Archies.
[EA, No. 112 (7/84), "The Breakdancing Break" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty had a part-time job as a waitress at a new 1950s-type diner.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Three's a Crowd]

Betty is a newspaper delivery girl.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty sold ice cream during the summer.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty and Veronica own and host a local cable access show called "The New Veronica and Betty Teen Talk Show".
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 1]

Betty worked at Dairy Swirl in the Riverdale Mall.
[VER, No. 93 (11/99), "Occupational Hazard!"]

Betty was an extra in a movie called "Danger Girl".
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Parts I & 2]

Betty is the most-booked baby-sitter in Riverdale.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 5 (6/00), "Time/Space Conundrum" Chapter Four]

Betty sold ice cream on the beach during the summer.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Neat Treat"]


Betty's Knowledge

Betty is educated about AIDS.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "A Public Service Message from Archie Comics"]

Betty understands baseball lingo.
[ARC, No. 371 (10/89), "Defense Zone"]

Betty knows that you're supposed to starve a cold and feed a fever.
[ARC, No. 371 (10/89), "Bold Cold"]

Betty doesn't understand modern art at all. She gets depressed just looking at it.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty knows about buying perfume.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Scents-itive"]

Betty knows nothing about the corporate world.
[VER, No. 95 (1/00), "Taking Stock!"]

Betty knows about volcanic vents and crusts.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty doesn't know much about rare coins.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty is good at geometry and tutors Veronica.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty is very ignorant when it comes to things from her parents' time such as dial phones, music, typewriters, rollerskates, one-movie theaters, and record albums.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Generation Gap Flap"]

Betty is good at world history and tutors Veronica. However, Betty doesn't know much about ancient Greece.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Fatal Distraction"]

Betty knows to put on sunscreen lotion when she's at the beach.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 8 (9/00), "Seafood, Be Food!", Chapter Three]

Betty rations mints when she and Veronica are stranded in the snow.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part 2]

Betty shops at the ShopCo Warehouse. She saves lots of money by buying things in bulk.
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), Try That For Size!]


Names Betty is Called or Calls Others

Veronica once indirectly called Betty a hippy for playing with a hula hoop.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Hoop-De-Doo"]

Veronica once called Betty "sister".
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "One Good Turn"]

Betty sometimes calls Jughead "Jug".
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "The Persuader"]

Veronica once called Betty "Goldilocks".
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Gold is Where You Find It"]

Veronica once called Betty a blonde gold digger.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Gold is Where You Find It"]

Archie calls Betty "such a downer" when she thinks that they can't win a roller disco contest.
[ARC, No. 289 (2/80), Boogie Buggy - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty sometimes calls Archie "Arch".
[EA, No. 112 (7/84), "The Breakdancing Break" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty calls her father the man in her life.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "The Date"]

Betty once called Jughead a flake.
[JUG, Vol. 2, No. 9 (12/88), "Double Your Pleasure"]

Vernica called Betty and "dumb dork" and a "dingbat" for worrying about a snowstorm and not enjoying herself at the mall.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Snowed Under]

Betty sometimes calls Archie "Archiekins".
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), Wedded Blitz]

Veronica sometimes calls Betty "Betty dear".
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"]

Betty often calls Veronica "Ron".
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Smörgasbored"; BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Out of Season"]

Betty once called Archie "Bubba", a sore loser, and chauvinist.
[ARC, No. 371 (10/89), "Defense Zone"]

Archie once called Betty a wisegirl.
[ARC, No. 371 (10/89), "Defense Zone"]

Betty's first name is Elizabeth. "Betty" is only her nickname.
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty calls Archie "the light of my life".
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Food Demon"]

Veronica sometimes calls Betty "chum".
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Good Skate Bad Skate"]

Betty sometimes calls Jughead "Juggiekins".
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Romance a la Jughead"]

Betty calls Mr. Lodge "sir".
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Horseshoe Fits"]

Veronica calls Betty "the typical girl-next-door", shy, beautiful, but utterly boring.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), Scene Stealer]

When Betty doesn't show up at her house to swim, Veronica calls her and Archie "ingrates".
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Slick Trick"]

Veronica once called Betty "Betty, the Vampire Slayer".
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2/00), "Just Another Paranormal Day in Riverdale!" Part Three]

Veronica once called Betty "girlfriend".
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Archie sometimes calls Betty "Bets".
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "The Big Blahs"]

Betty sometimes calls Dilton "Dilly".
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "Welcome to the New Millennium!"]

Betty sometimes calls Archie "dollface".
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 3 (4/00), "A Mighty Weird Crusade", Chapter Four]

Archie sometimes calls Betty "buttercup".
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Hint Stint"]

Betty sometimes calls her mom "mother".
[VER, No. 101 (7/00), "A Prom to Remember"]

Betty sometimes calls Veronica "rich girl" when she's mad at her.
[VER, No. 101 (7/00), "Faint Hearted"]

Veronica once called Betty a no-good flattering flirt.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 6 (7/00), "A Familiar Old Haunt" Chapter III]

Betty often calls Veronica "Ronnie".
[VER, No. 102 (8/00), "It's A Cold Cold Summer"]

Betty calls Veronica "Your Majesty" as an insult when Veronica's bossy.
[VER, No. 104 (10/00), Boot Camp Lodge Part One]

Betty calls Veronica "bosom chum".
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), "Fight For The Privileged"]

Betty calls herself and Midge "peasants" as a joke when Veronica flaunts her wealth.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), "Dress Mess!"]

Veronica calls Betty "best friend".
[VER, No. 108 (2/01), Veronica's Wonderful Life! Part 2]

Veronica calls Betty a "brain".
[VER, No. 109 (3/01), "Please Don't Repeat Yourself" Part One]

Veronica calls Betty a "worry wart".
[VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part 2]

Betty calls Archie "Archie dear".
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Whale of a Sale"]


Betty's Beliefs on Obedience

Betty does what her teachers tell her to do.
[REGME, No. 98 (8/77), "It's Plane Silly"]

Betty doesn't cut class on Riverdale Ditch School Day.
[ARC, No. 412 (6/93), "No Class Act! Part 4"]


Betty's Philosophy

Betty believes people should try to say nice things about each other.
[RWGJ, No. 41 (5/77), "Praise Haze"]

Betty believes that the most important thing in the world is love. She believes that money can rent an awful lot of affection, but she also believes that it doesn't last long. She thinks that maybe it's not what we have that counts in life, but who we are inside, that really matters.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty believes make-up makes her look pretty.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty believes life is bright and beautiful, not gloomy and grim.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty doesn't think people should be too hard on someone who makes an honest, though stupid, mistake.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration!" Part I]

Betty believes a good relationship is built on communication. She believes two people must learn to express their inner feelings by speaking frankly and openly or by communicating in a non-verbal way through touch.
[AD, No. 155 (6/98), "Very Touching"]

Betty is not greedy. She doesn't care about money or reward.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty believes in helping people who aren't all that nice, like Reggie.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

"Eternity: one of the many things money can't buy."
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty believes that reading other people's letters is an invasion of their privacy, so she doesn't like to do it (but she has no problem with Veronica reading letters to her).
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "The Love Letters", Part One]

Betty believes boys should see beyond superficial beauty to the real girl inside.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Mistaken Identity"]

Betty believes it's not nice to repeat gossip about others.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Dear Betty & Veronica"]

Betty thinks Riverdale is boring.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Part I]

Betty believes that middle-aged people can still live full lives.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 5 (6/00), "Time/Space Conundrum" Chapter Three]


Betty's Popularity

Betty is on Jason Blossom's "Always let in" list.
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 1]


Betty's Relatives

Betty has a cousin named Marie. Betty attended her wedding.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), Wedded Blitz]

Betty has a cousin named Sally.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Baby Talk"]

Betty has a sister named Polly.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Fun, Fun, Fun!"]


Betty's Beliefs on Religion

Betty celebrates Thanksgiving with her family.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "Thanksgiving Stuffing"]

Betty may or may not believe in angels. She said "if I didn't know better".
[VER, No. 90 (8/99), "What an Angel! Part 2"]

Betty exclaims "Holy Smoke!" when she's positively astounded.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Slick Trick"]

A Cooper family tradition is the Super Duper Cooper Christmas, a traditional old-fashioned Christmas where they curl up on Christmas Eve in front of a roaring fire, eat popcorn, drink hot chocolate, and sing Christmas carols.
[CB, No. 28 (1/00), "Holi-Daze" Parts One and Two]

Betty is open to the possibility of the existence of vampires.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2/00), "Just Another Paranormal Day in Riverdale!" Part Three]

Betty believes in demons and has personally met one.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty believes in ghouls and has personally met some.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

When Veronica calls herself talented and smart, Betty looks up in the air and holds her arms out.
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "The Love Letters", Part Two]

In a fictional story Betty wrote, she had some of the characters say "Say your prayers".
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Not-So-Private Eye"]

Betty uses the expression "Thank heavens".
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Ol' Switcheroo"]


Betty's Romance Life

While Archie is with Betty on a date, Betty expects Archie to forget about Veronica. Otherwise, Betty gets angry.
[ARC, No. 179 (2/68), "Trust in Me"]

Betty and Reggie sometimes go on dates to the movies.
[ARC, No. 179 (2/68), "Trust in Me"]

Betty likes to kiss Archie on the couch, and she's very vocal when telling him her needs: "Ooh! Yes! Yes! Please!"
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), front cover; BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "Turnabout Tape"]

Betty gets jealous when she sees Archie kissing another girl.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Hoop-De-Doo"]

Betty exaggerates injuries just so she can lean against Archie.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "One Good Turn"]

Betty cooks romantic dinners for herself and Archie.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "The Persuader"]

Betty wants Archie to hold her tight when she's scared.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Gold is Where You Find It"]

Betty likes to walk arm-in-arm with Archie.
[BETME, No. 62 (12/74), "Gold is Where You Find It"]

Betty doesn't mind when another girl teaches Archie to disco skate.
[ARC, No. 289 (2/80), Boogie Buggy - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty thinks that Archie and Jughead are nuts when Archie calls ordinary soda "the nectar of this god".
[ARC, No. 322 (3/83), "E.T. Travesty" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to kiss Archie on the lips behind the couch.
[EA, No. 117 (5/85), "Trivia Travesty" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty gets angry when Veronica indirectly calls Archie "the world's biggest worm".
[EA, No. 117 (5/85), "Trivia Travesty" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to kiss Archie on the lips at the gym.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 11 (7/86), front cover - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Archie takes Betty for granted. He talks to her about his dates with Veronica and thinks she doesn't mind.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "The Date"]

Archie doesn't allow Betty to bake his favorite chocolate chip cookies for anyone other than him.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "The Date"]

Betty and Archie sometimes have lunch together on the beach.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "No Greater Love"]

If Betty sees Archie with another girl, she'll go out with Reggie.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "No Greater Love"]

Betty seems to be unaware of how much boys are attracted to her and Veronica.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), front cover]

When Betty filled in as a movie usher, she kept pestering Archie and Veronica during the movie. When Veronica yelled at her afterwards, Betty called Veronica ungrateful.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), Three's a Crowd]

Betty imagined herself and Archie getting married and all of the great things that could happen. She told Archie that, if somebody asked her now, she could always promise to marry him after she graduates from college. Archie missed her hints and asked Veronica to go steady with him, upsetting Betty. Betty told Archie that she wouldn't marry him if he asked her - even if he was the last man on Earth.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), Wedded Blitz]

Betty sometimes hugs Archie when asking him to do things for her.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "The Great Cat Burglar Mystery"]

When Betty found out that Archie had a cold, she rushed over to his house to feed him warm chicken soup.
[ARC, No. 371 (10/89), "Bold Cold"]

Betty doesn't mind kissing Archie on the cheek at the same time as Veronica.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Andrews Family Tree"; ARC, No. 417 (11/93), Archie's Lucky "13" Offer (order form)]

Betty has photos and a poster of Archie in her room, as well as a t-shirt with Archie's face on it!
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Strange Facts About Archie and the Gang"]

One day back in 1991, Betty thought about Archie 7,983 times!
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "Strange Facts About Archie and the Gang"]

Betty gave Archie an autographed picture of herself.
[ARC, No. 412 (6/93), "Snagged! Almost, Part 2"; ARC, No. 414 (8/93), "Prom Problem"]

Reggie was Betty's date to the Riverdale High Sock Hop.
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty believes Archie needs a little sympathy when his ego is bruised, and she tells him so.
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty carved a heart onto the front of her school locker. She carved an arrow through the heart. Inside the heart, she carved:
BC
&
AA
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty thinks Frank Castle is "rugged".
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty loves Archie more than anything.
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Mr. Glacier's Frozen Confections"]

Betty doesn't care that Reggie saved her life. She's only worried that Archie hurt himself attempting to save her life.
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Evilheart's Revenge!" Part 1]

Betty won't look at Archie when he's wearing boxer shorts.
[AST, No. 3 (1995), "Food Demon"]

Betty will do anything to kiss Archie and be kissed by him - including pretending it's their birthdays when it isn't!
[AD, No. 155 (6/98), "Birth Mirth"]

Betty thinks eating roasted hot dogs with Archie in front of a roaring fire is romantic.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Romance a la Jughead"]

Betty apparently doesn't think eating at a hot dog stand on a date is romantic.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Romance a la Jughead"]

Betty and Archie often stick notes in each other's lockers.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty and Archie often beep each other.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty and Archie often e-mail each other.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty and Archie often talk online in their own private little chat room.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty and Archie often fax each other.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"]

Betty looks forward to Valentine's Day. She expects a lot from Archie. On Sunday, February 14, 1999, when Betty believed that Archie forgot about Valentine's Day, she called him "a miserable excuse for a boyfriend" and broke up with him, but she got back together with him when she found out he had bought her a cake.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "A Day to Remember"]

Betty and Veronica talk about Archie very often.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Nameless game!"]

Betty loves to kiss Archie!
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), front cover]

Betty likes to ride on the same horse as Archie on the merry-go-round.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty and Veronica like to attract boys at the beach by walking by in their swimsuits.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty likes to flirt with guys.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Special Delivery"]

Betty is willing to walk to Archie's house in a snowstorm even if Veronica's house is closer!
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Special Delivery"]

Jason Blossom has a major crush on Betty.
[CB, No. 22 (5/99), "Brotherly Love"]

Jason wears swimming trunks with Betty's name and picture on it!
[CB, No. 23 (6/99), "Friendly Fire" Part 2]

Betty's so desperate for a date with Archie, she'll go out with him even if she's his second choice.
[VER, No. 89 (7/99), "A Tale of Two Proms"]

Betty dates Jason Blossom when she has no one else.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), "Where in the World is Veronica Lodge? Part 2"; CB, No. 27 (11/99), "Identity Crisis"]

Betty likes to check out guys on the beach.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), The Act To Attract]

Betty gets dates with people on the day that she meets them.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), The Act To Attract]

Betty whispers to Midge that a cute guy is "a hunk" and "buff".
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Fortune Told Off"]

Betty gets angry when the guys pay attention to other girls.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "The Retro Blues"]

Betty got kissed on the lips by Jason in the Riverdale Town Square at 12:00 AM on January 1, 2000.
[CB, No. 28 (1/00), "Kiss of the Century"]

It looks like Betty believes people get married too soon. She said today, two weeks is "practically engaged".
[VER, No. 96 (2/00), "Out of Tune"]

Reggie fantasizes about Betty and Veronica kissing him on the cheeks at the same time.
[AWM # 1-18 (1/20/00), "Ship of Ghouls"]

Betty doesn't like it when Archie looks lustfully at Veronica - especially with a magnifying glass.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Betty gets a demented grin on her face after she intimidates Archie.
[AWM # 1-19 (1/21/00), "Something Is Haunting Riverdale High"]

Archie gets angry and jealous if Betty is with another guy.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Caramel Coated"]

Betty uses Veronica's old smitsuits to attract Archie.
[BET, No. 83 (3/00), "Attention Getter"]

Betty sometimes stuffs lots of love notes into Archie's locker.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), Archie's Digest Subscription Offer]

Betty kisses Archie to warm him up.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Fun, Fun, Fun!"]

If Betty meets a cute door-to-door salesman, she'll buy a lot of products from him, not caring what they are!
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), front cover]

Betty likes a guy at school named Eric.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "The Flaw of Averages"]

Archie gets jealous whenever Betty's with another guy.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "The Flaw of Averages"]

Betty likes to go where the cutest guys are.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Moody Blues"]

Betty is concerned for Archie's safety when there's danger.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 3 (4/00), "A Mighty Weird Crusade", Chapter One]

Betty decided to read "Jane Eyre" rather than be with Archie. Then she realized what she did and changed her mind.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "An Open Book"]

Betty loves flowers. They put her in such a romantic mood. Roses are her favorite.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Hint Stint"]

Betty has photos of male celebrities she finds cute.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Perfectly Ridiculous"]

Betty likes Archie's smile.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Perfectly Ridiculous"]

Betty believes Archie is sensitive and has a great sense of humor.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Perfectly Ridiculous"]

Betty and Veronica sometimes both date Archie at the exact same time.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), front cover]

Betty doesn't mind it when Archie splats her face with a snowball, because he has to tackle her to do it. She thinks it's a lot of fun.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Cold Wash"]

Betty has an "Archie" notebook filled with poems, doodles, stories, and dreams she's written about Archie and herself.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Ol' Switcheroo"]

Betty wrote a romantic poem about Archie. She's rather proud of some of the rhymes. She compared his hair to orange sherbet and thought it was sheer genius.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 147 (5/00), "Ol' Switcheroo"]

Betty goes out with other guys, not just Archie.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Two for One" Part One]

Jason and Cheryl kidnapped Betty in revenge for breaking a date with him.
[VER, No. 99 (5/00), "Now That's Scary" Part Two]

Betty likes to go to romantic movies with Archie. She concentrates on the sweet aspects of the film.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 4 (5/00), "Archie Squared", Chapters One & Two]

Reggie sometimes kisses Betty.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "The Great Kissing Caper"]

Betty believes Archie is stupid, does dumb things, and doesn't have any skills.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "The Candidate"]

Betty gets really angry when Veronica flirts with Archie.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "See you in the Funny Papers"]

Betty admits that Archie isn't the handsomest boy in town, but she still wants him.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Prom Primer"]

The reason Betty becomes suspicious about Frankie cheating on Maria with Brigitte is because Archie frequently looks at other girls.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back" Part 2]

Betty thinks Archie gives great hugs. That's about all she sees in him.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 6 (7/00), "A Familiar Old Haunt" Chapter I]

Betty and Archie kissed on the jumbo screen at the Riversale Stadium during a televised baseball game.
[VER, No. 103 (9/00), "Screen Time"]

Betty said that Archie's always been the special guy in her life.
[ARC, No. 500 (10/00), "Happy Anni-worse-ary!" Part One]

Betty wants to take care of Archie when he's injured.
[ARC, No. 500 (10/00), "Happy Anni-worse-ary" Part 3]

Betty thinks it would be cool if she and Veronica were crimefighting beauties working for Archie.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), Archie's Angels, Part I]

Betty believes that Archie has girls stashed everywhere.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), Archie's Angels, Part II]

Veronica wants the love triangle with herself, Archie, and Betty to "live on forever".
[VER, No. 108 (2/01), "Veronica's Wonderful Life!" Part 2]

Betty is excited to get asked to the winter carnival by another guy.
[VER, No. 109 (3/01), "Please Don't Repeat Yourself" Part Two]

Betty made a special arrangement with Mr. Lodge. Whenever he throws Archie out of the mansion, the butler drops Archie off at Betty's front door.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), front cover]

Betty kisses Archie on the cheeks on the beach.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Neat Treat"]

Betty doesn't hate it when Archie's broke, because then he comes over to see her instead of Veronica.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty and Archie imagine "a really outrageous date". They forget the cost.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty would like to fly to Paris, France, to eat a gourmet dinner at a romantic street cafe, where they serenade them with violins.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty would like to fly to Munich, Germany, for a dessert of coffee and pastries.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty likes red roses.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty likes a single silk rose from the dollar store. She apparently sniffs it.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty thinks Archie is a goof and "may be silly", but she loves him.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]

Betty kisses Archie on the cheek.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "Europe At A Glance"]


Betty at School

Betty writes for the school newspaper, the Blue and Gold.
[JUG, No. 327 (2/83), "The Punk" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty is on the school's basketball team. Her uniforms consists of gold shorts, a purple jersey, white socks, and white sneakers. Her number is 5, and it's written in gold.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty was in Biology class.
[BETME, No. 171 (10/88), "The Date"]

Betty and Veronica had Art in third period.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 19 (4/89), "Multiple Image"]

Betty was in drama class. Her teacher was Ms. Ophelia Hammly. The class read "Julius Caesar" and dressed in togas.
[FF, No. 4 (3/90), "The Inspection" Parts I and II]

Betty was in art class.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Art Lesson"]

Betty carved a heart onto the front of her school locker. She carved an arrow through the heart. Inside the heart, she carved:
BC
&
AA
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty was in drama class and drama club. Her teacher was Ms. Hankins.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration!" Part I; BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Memories are Made of This"]

Betty is worried over Veronica leaving skid marks in the school's hallway.
[VER, No. 84 (2/99), "Undercover"]

Betty is on the girls' varsity basketball team, the Riverdale Bulldogs. She drinks something before games, probably for energy. Betty's teammates include Nancy Harris and Veronica Lodge. Their coach is Coach Grapple.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Dis-Communication!"; VER, No. 97 (3/00), front cover; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."; VER, No. 98 (4/00), "Nets to You"; BET, No. 84 (4/00), "The Flaw of Averages"]

Betty's a high school junior.
[VER, No. 89 (7/99), "A Tale of Two Proms"]

Betty came up with an idea to have murals painted on the walls of Riverdale High School. She and Chuck even painted one - of a green meadow, flowers, the sky, and birds.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "Fun, Fun, Fun!"]

Betty is on the girls' varsity soccer team in the spring. Her teammates include Veronica, Nancy, Midge, and Melissa. They want to be league champs, so they stay in shape year round, go to soccer lectures, and watch soccer games on TV, including the 1999 World Cup Final. They want to practice so bad, they clear off the soccer field in the snow!
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "Soccermania!"]

Betty was in History, Trigonometry, and Chemistry classes. Her Chemistry teacher is Professor Flutesnoot.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."]

Betty is editor of the school paper.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."]

Betty hosted a Retro Fad Day at school, which she suggested having.
[BET, No. 85 (5/00), "Fad-tastic"]

Betty gave a report in English class about bad luck omens and how silly they are. Miss Grundy found it interesting.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Just My Luck!"]

Betty is on the school's baseball team. Her teammates include Veronica Lodge.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "The Candidate"]

Betty was in World History class.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 149 (7/00), "Fatal Distraction"]

Betty goes to the boys' baseball team's games.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 7 (8/00), "U.F.O. Uh-Oh!" Chapter I]

Betty goes to the school holiday dance.
[VER, No. 107 (1/01), "Dress Mess!"]

Betty has History class with Veronica, Archie, and Dilton. Miss Grundy teaches it.
[VER, No. 109 (3/01), "Please Don't Repeat Yourself" Part One]

Betty is "looking forward to getting back into the grind" when summer vacation is almost over.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]

Betty meets someone who is home schooled for the first time.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]

Betty doesn't want to hug and kiss her teacher good morning every day. She finds it disgusting.
[BET, No. 116 (10/02), "A Different Kind Of Classroom"]


Sports Betty Plays

Betty likes to ski.
[RWGJ, No. 41 (5/77), "Praise Haze"; ARC, No. 410 (4/93), "The Big Chill Out!"; BET, No. 83 (3/00), front cover; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Medal Mania"; VER, No. 110 (4/01), "Keep It In The Family" Part 2]

Betty likes to play tennis.
[LGH, No. 209 (8/68), front cover; ACD, No. 102 (6/90), "Strings Attached"]

Betty likes to waterski.
[AGSMPBVS, No. 506 (6/81), "Bo Woe" - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to play frisbee at the beach.
[BV, Vol. 1, No. 310 (10/81), Fleeting Meeting - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty likes to sled - even when she crashes!
[ARC, No. 410 (4/93), "The Big Chill Out!"]

Betty likes to ice skate / figure skate. She can do loops.
[ARC, No. 410 (4/93), "The Big Chill Out!"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 145 (3/00), "I Only Have Ice For You"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Medal Mania"]

Betty likes to play beach volleyball.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration!" Part I; BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Not Watered Down"]

Betty likes to swim.
[ASB, No. 2 (1997), "Vacation Frustration!" Part I]

Betty likes to snowboard. She thinks she does "gnarly" stunts.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Worry Flurry"; BVS, No. 40 (3/00), front cover; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "Medal Mania"]

Betty likes to ride bicycles.
[VER, No. 89 (7/99), "A Tale of Two Proms"; BV, Vol. 2, No. 146 (4/00), "The Grass is Always Greener..."]

Betty likes to play beachball.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), "Where in the World is Veronica Lodge? Part I"]

Betty likes to run on the beach to stay in shape for track. She runs at least 2 miles. She's been running for years.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), The Act To Attract]

Betty likes to race wave riders with Veronica.
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Not Watered Down"]

Betty likes to go wind surfing.
[VER, No. 92 (10/99), front cover]

Betty likes to play basketball.
[VER, No. 92 (10/99), "Veronica's Scrappy Scrapbook"]

Betty likes to play soccer.
[BVS, No. 40 (3/00), "Soccermania!"]

Betty likes to play baseball.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "The Candidate"]

Betty exercises by lifting dumbbells.
[AAS5 (2001), front cover]


Betty's Beliefs on Superstition

Betty crosses her fingers for good luck and tells others to do the same.
[BETME, No. 137 (1/84), untitled "Flashdance" story - reprinted in AAS5 (2001)]

Betty doesn't believe in horoscopes.
[AD, No. 108 (6/91), "The Horror-scope"]

Betty may or may not believe in tea leaf reading, but she thinks it's fun.
[BET, No. 71 (3/99), "Turning Over a New Leaf"]

Betty thinks it's fun to see a fortune teller at a fair, but she doesn't believe in psychic abilities, despite seeing coincidences, which she dismisses as "dumb luck".
[BVSF, No. 6 (1999), "Fortune Told Off"]

Betty doesn't believe magic 8-Balls work.
[CB, No. 29 (2/00), "Behind the 8-Ball"]

Betty used to believe in fortune cookies, but she probably doesn't anymore.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

Betty doesn't believe in bad luck omens. She thinks they're silly.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Just My Luck!"]

Betty doesn't believe in good luck charms.
[BVS, No. 41 (5/00), "Just My Luck!"]

Betty was hypnotized into clucking like a chicken. She thought she looked like a complete idiot, but it didn't bother her much.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Look into my Eyes"]

Betty may or may not believe in palm reading, but she has a friend who does it.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), "Palm Qualm"]

Betty apparently believes in hypnosis.
[VER, No. 106 (12/00), "The Dream Tune"]


Television Programs Betty Watches

Betty likes Cary Grant movies.
[LGH, No. 209 (8/68), "Million Holler Movie"]

Betty likes movies from the 1950s.
[TNA, No. 11 (1/89), "A Blast from the Past"]

Betty likes quiz shows.
[ARC, No. 413 (7/93), "Quiz Biz!"; VER, No. 86 (4/99), "Questionable Call"]

Betty likes funny home video shows.
[ARC, No. 421 (3/94), "Hair Affair"]

Betty is a James Dean fan and likes "Rebel Without a Cause".
[AMP, Vol. 1, No. 1 (8/94)]

Betty likes sitcoms.
[BVS, No. 34 (3/99), "Those 70's Girls"]

Betty likes world records shows.
[VER, No. 85 (3/99), "On the Go, Part One"]

Betty likes horror movies.
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Fright Night"]

Betty likes "Candid Camera".
[BET, No. 72 (4/99), "Private Matters"]

Betty watches a program about antiques.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Sale Tale"]

Betty's seen a few television adaptations of "Jane Eyre".
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "An Open Book"]

Betty's favorite television program involves a dog.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "An Open Book"]

Betty would rather read "Jane Eyre" than watch her favorite television program.
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "An Open Book"]

There's nothing Betty enjoys more than a romantic movie, like "Romeo and Juliet" and "Cleopatra and Mark Antony".
[BET, No. 84 (4/00), "Hint Stint"]

Betty likes romantic comedies.
[AWM, Vol. 1, No. 4 (5/00), "Archie Squared", Chapter One]

Betty feels watching videos is exciting.
[VER, No. 100 (6/00), "I Need My Own Space"]

Betty doesn't like to sit around all day, watching TV and eating sweets.
[BV, Vol. 2, No. 148 (6/00), "Weather or Not"]

Betty likes "Charlie's Angels". She likes the movie better than the show, though.
[BVS, No. 44 (11/00), Archie's Angels, Part I]


Betty's Travels

Betty went to Egypt with her friends and explored a tomb.
[ARC, No. 179 (2/68), "Pharoah Foul"]

Veronica took Betty on her vacation to the Bahamas.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Veronica took Betty to Paris.
[BETD, No. 28 (9/89), "Money Can't Buy Me Love"]

Betty has been to France for summer vacation at Veronica's invitation.
[VER, No. 91 (9/99), Where in the World is Veronica Lodge Part 2]

Betty went to Hollywood, California, with her friends.
[ASB, No. 5 (2000), front cover, "You Ought to Be in Pictures" Parts I & II]


Betty's Beliefs on Trust

Betty believes cutting a boyfriend's hair is a great way of establishing trust.
[ARC, No. 418 (12/93), "Bad Hair Day"]

Betty believes in the good in people. However, she's learned to balance her trusting goodness with a bit of common sense.
[AWM # 1-17 (1/19/00), "Misfortune Hunters"]

While not as quick to jump to conclusions as Veronica, Betty does sometimes.
[BVS, No. 42 (7/00), "Frankie's Back" Part 2]