Posted Wednesday, April 20th, 2022 by Barry

Archie’s Weird Mysteries (2000) 4

Déjà vu – again – as we do a double take after seeing ourselves somewhere other than in a reflection.

April 20 is National Look Alike Day; a day to celebrate our clones. They can be a monozygotic (identical) twins or simply a day the gene pool became overloaded and two persons squeaked out close enough alike they could be a twin.

The odds of having a look alike are unknown. Science hasn’t pegged that down with a number, but admit the limited genetic characteristics available allow for similarities in appearances. Exact duplicates are an impossibility.

Archie’s Weird Mysteries (2000) 4

Archie Squared tackles the possibility in the lead story of Archie’s Weird Mysteries issue four.

When Mr. Andrews makes three dates with three different women for the same night, he must find a way out of his semi-menage a trois. He does so with a little help from eavesdropping and science. A series of misadventures at the movies brings the tale to a close.

Archie’s Weird Mysteries began as an animated series in 1999. Only one season aired, though it went into syndication and reruns in 2001.

The comic book series began in February of 2000. The title ran 34 issues, dropping Weird from the title after issue 25. Its premise was the same as the television series with the Riverdale gang finding themselves in X-Files type situations.

National Look Alike Day was created in the 1980s by Jack Etzel, a television reporter. While walking in downtown Pittsburgh, PA, Etzel found a man who looked like Humphrey Bogart. He decided to interview the man and the next day, contacted the Chase Calendar of Events and created the non-holiday.

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