15HE HAD A BROOKLYN ACCENT
Based on the comics, we know Jughead as an average teenager born and raised in a middle-class family in suburbanite heaven, otherwise known as Riverdale. He has two loving parents and a baby sister whom he calls Jellybean. However, when Jughead was first introduced back in 1941, his character was
written with a very obvious and rather strange accent unlike the rest of Archie’s squad. This differentiated Jughead as an outsider. His goofy accent was an eclectic mix of Brooklyn and Bronx articulation and common territorial slang.
At the time both boroughs were well-known as the neighboring working class towns of Manhattan. Jughead isn’t from Brooklyn or the Bronx, so why exactly was he introduced with a silly accent? Our best guess is that, at the time of Jughead’s original creation, it was the easiest way for readers to discover that he was the outlier of the group. The more we got to know Jughead, we learned that he is the complete antithesis of his best pal Archie Andrews, giving their beloved friendship the perfect balance.