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Another flashy musical episode—and Heathers' dark comedybrings the best out of Riverdale

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“How very,” indeed! For this season’s big musical episode, “Big Fun,” Riverdale pulls out all the stops with a tribute to Heathers: The Musical. This is the show at its campiest and its most emotionally raw, and Dial M For Maple cannot get enough. Hosts Marah and Cameron kick off the podcast by discussing their favorite moment—it’s “Seventeen,” in a landslide—and proceed to explain why they think the musical genre suits the show better than any other. Plus, Cameron argues that Cole Sprouse is the Ewan McGregor of the episode, and Marah wonders if Evelyn Evernever is “pulling a Never Been Kissed” on Riverdale High.

If you’re a Riverdale fan, you’ll definitely want to give Dial M For Maple a listen. You can subscribe here, and can even drop us a review over on Apple Podcasts. As always, we’re taking comments and questions on Twitter, so just hit up @DialMForMaple, and we’ll see it.


For further thoughts on Riverdale, check out The A.V. Club’s weekly TV Club reviews.

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Marah Eakin is the Executive Producer of all A.V. Club Video And Podcasts. She is also a Cleveland native and heiress to the country's largest collection of antique and unique bedpans and urinals.

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