(September 1988)

Archie, 1974 Series
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Price
1.35 USD
Pages
132
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bi-monthly in Jan., March, May, July, Sept. and Nov.
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Close-Up, Inc.
Brand
The Archie Digest Library
Barcode
076956145423 78
Editing
?
Color
color
Dimensions
standard US digest size
Paper Stock
cardstock cover; newsprint interior
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

Issue Notes

This issue has variants.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Dan DeCarlo (signed)
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
There's something about school that I miss!
Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doily; Jughead Jones; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews

Indexer Notes

Redrawn from the cover of Jughead #184

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Blowin' in the Wind (Table of Contents: 2)

Jughead / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle (credited)
Pencils
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Inks
Samm Schwartz (credited)
Colors
Barry Grossman (credited)
Letters
Samm Schwartz (credited)

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Jughead practices his trumpet at the beach, annoying all the beach goers.
Keywords
beach; trumpet; tuba

Surprise Ending! (Table of Contents: 3) (Expand) /

Archie; Capri Sun / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Throw Woe (Table of Contents: 4)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Hiram Lodge; Veronica Lodge; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie is practicing throwing his voice.
Reprints

Bell Belle (Table of Contents: 5)

Big Ethel / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Characters
Ethel Muggs; Betty Cooper; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Betty tells Ethel that exercising with barbells will give her a better figure.
Reprints
Keywords
weightlifting

[Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 6) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

How Dry I Am (Table of Contents: 7)

Jughead / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Archie travels from his house to Veronica's house in the rain without getting wet.
Reprints

[Archie's Super Poster Offer] (Table of Contents: 8) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Kite Fright (Table of Contents: 9)

Dilton Doiley / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Professor Flutesnoot
Synopsis
Dilton runs into kite flyers everywhere.
Reprints
Keywords
kite

[The Laffy Taffy Bunch] (Table of Contents: 10) (Expand) /

Laffy Taffy / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Dig Gig (Table of Contents: 11)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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?
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?

Genre
teen
Characters
Gladys Jones; Jughead Jones; Hot Dog
Synopsis
Gladys tells Jughead to dig up the back yard.

Ahoy Joy (Table of Contents: 12)

Betty / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Betty and Archie at an amusement park.
Reprints
Keywords
amusement park

[Katy Keene Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 13) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Prize Prank (Table of Contents: 14)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo Jr.
Inks
Jimmy DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Dilton Doily; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Reggie plays a prank on Archie, but Dilton helps Archie get even.
Reprints
Keywords
practical joke; video game

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 15) (Expand) /

Sales Leadership Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

On His Toes! (Table of Contents: 16)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
Joe Edwards

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Charley Hawse; Greg; un-named (little league) baseball players
Synopsis
Li'l Jinx tells Charley he should try dancing to help with his clumsiness.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball; tutu

Good News and Bad News (Table of Contents: 17)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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?
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Reggie Mantle; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Gag 1: Good news - you landed somewhere soft, bad news it was in the neighbor's petunias.

Gag 2: Good news - your girlfriend compliments your kissing, bad news you didn't kiss her.

Gag 3: Good news - your girlfriend says she'll go thru anything for you, bad news the first thing she goes thru is your allowance.
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Indexer Notes

Three 2-panel gags.

Topsy Turvy (Table of Contents: 18)

Moose / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Moose Mason; Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge
Synopsis
Moose is afraid he might fall off the Earth.
Reprints
Keywords
croquet

The Seat of the Trouble, Part I (Table of Contents: 19)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; "Injun" Clyde
Synopsis
Archie and the girls go with Mr. Lodge to check out a rustic cabin and land he bought. The Indian caretaker (who is really from the Bronx) tells them the legend of a local creature called Wide End.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents: 20) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The Seat of the Trouble, Part II (Table of Contents: 21)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle ?
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo ?
Inks
?
Colors
Barry Grossman ?
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
adventure; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; "Injun" Clyde
Synopsis
The kids encounter the creature called Wide End, who carries off Betty, so Archie has to come up with a plan to get her back.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Engine Failure (Table of Contents: 22)

Josie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Alexander Cabot III; Alan M.
Synopsis
Using terms he learned from a car manual, Alex tries to speak with authority about the features of his car. Alan M. retaliates by making up a bunch of nonsense words and convincing Alex that they're features the manual didn't mention.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Muscle-Bound (Table of Contents: 23)

Archie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Stan Goldberg ?
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Midge Klump (cameo)
Synopsis
Archie daydreams about having the kind of muscles that the girls seem to admire.
Reprints
Keywords
beach

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

Light Blight (Table of Contents: 24)

Dilton / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Dilton turns off the light on a date to save energy.
Reprints

Cool Rule (Table of Contents: 25)

Mr. Lodge / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie asks Mr. Lodge to borrow his car.
Reprints

Whistle Whizz (Table of Contents: 26)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Miss Grundy; Miss Haggly; Gary
Synopsis
Archie whistles at his teachers rather than pretty girls on the beach.
Reprints

[Subscribe and Save] (Table of Contents: 27) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

The High Price of Oil (Table of Contents: 28)

That Wilkin Boy / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Stan Goldberg
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Sampson Smythe; Bingo Wilkin; Samantha Smythe; Teddy
Synopsis
Teddy is trying to kiss up to Sampson.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Jughead's Double Digest (1989 series) #184, no credits listed in this digest.

Skin Game (Table of Contents: 29)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Betty Cooper; Archie Andrews
Synopsis
Archie gets a tattoo and Betty and Veronica bring him clothes and accessories to complete his motorcycle gang look.
Reprints
Keywords
beach; fake tattoo

Jump Trump (Table of Contents: 30)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Jughead and Reggie practice skateboarding.
Reprints
Keywords
car; jump; skateboarding

Disaster Master (Table of Contents: 31)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor
Characters
Archie Andrews; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Archie only broke three vases.
Reprints

Toast Host (Table of Contents: 32)

Li'l Jinx / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
Joe Edwards
Pencils
Joe Edwards
Inks
Joe Edwards
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
humor; children
Characters
Li'l Jinx; Fat Charley
Synopsis
Charley's toaster is broken.
Reprints

[Archie's Checklist] (Table of Contents: 33) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Sandwich Art] (Table of Contents: 34)

Jughead Dipsy Doodles / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Jughead paints a tall sandwich and it falls off the canvas.
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 35)

Reggie Pin-Up / cartoon / 1 page (report information)

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Colors
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Letters
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First Line of Dialogue or Text
A karate student?!?
Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Reggie hits on the wrong girl.
Reprints

Star Struck (Table of Contents: 36)

Big Moose / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Archie knows how to read the sky to tell directions at night.
Reprints

Fright Sight (Table of Contents: 37)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
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Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Midge Klump
Synopsis
Reggie almost tells Moose off, then remembers what happened to the last guy that did.
Reprints

Mr. Lucky (Table of Contents: 38)

Archie Andrews / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Reggie Mantle; Jinx Malloy
Synopsis
Jinx goes to the beach in disguise but he still causes chaos everywhere he goes.
Reprints

Skate Fate (Table of Contents: 39)

Reggie / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Reggie sabotages his skateboard before he loans it to Archie, but it is Moose that ends up on the receiving end of Reggie's prank.
Reprints
Keywords
skateboard

Loller Scholar (Table of Contents: 40)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Moose Mason; Dilton Doiley
Synopsis
Archie, Reggie and Moose watch girls at the beach.
Reprints

Let's Do the Fruit Slush Mush (Table of Contents: 41) (Expand) /

Fruit Slush; The Archies / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Bell Knell (Table of Contents: 42)

Jughead / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Samm Schwartz
Inks
Samm Schwartz
Colors
?
Letters
Samm Schwartz

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie offers five dollars to anybody who can ring the bell.

The Early Bird Gets the Worm (Table of Contents: 43)

Josie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Frank Doyle
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
humor; teen
Characters
Josie; Alan M.; Alexander Cabot III; Alexandra Cabot
Synopsis
When Alexandra discovers that Alan M. and Josie get up at 6 a.m. every day to jog together, she tells Alex that they, too, must get up early to jog if they want to keep an eye on those two.
Reprints
Keywords
jogging

Indexer Notes

In the splash panel, Alexandra is wearing a very '80s "Valley" outfit submitted by a reader.

Josie reverts to her original last name of "Jones" in this story.

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie Fan Club] (Table of Contents: 44) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Remote Note (Table of Contents: 45)

Archie and the Gang / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Mr. Weatherbee
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee takes the boys far from civilization.
Reprints

Click Pick (Table of Contents: 46)

Reggie / comic story / 0.5 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Reggie Mantle; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones
Synopsis
Reggie is his own best customer.
Reprints

Crave to Save (Table of Contents: 47)

Veronica / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge
Synopsis
Veronica bought a $90 swimsuit.
Reprints

[Archie Patches] (Table of Contents: 48) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 2 pages (report information)

Off Base (Table of Contents: 49)

Archie / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
Dick Malmgren
Pencils
Dick Malmgren
Inks
Rudy Lapick
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Mr. Weatherbee; Coach Kleats; Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason
Synopsis
Mr. Weatherbee observes the baseball team's latest practice.
Reprints
Keywords
baseball

Indexer Notes

Credits from the reprint in Archie & Friends Double Digest Magazine (2011 series) #27, no credits listed in this digest.

[Archie Annual Digest #53] (Table of Contents: 50) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

[Katy Keene Digest #3] (Table of Contents: 51) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Scheme Theme (Table of Contents: 52)

Betty and Veronica / comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
George Gladir
Pencils
Dan DeCarlo
Inks
Jim DeCarlo
Colors
Barry Grossman
Letters
Bill Yoshida

Genre
teen
Characters
Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Hiram Lodge; Hermione Lodge; Archie Andrews; Fifi the maid; Guido Ferrangi
Synopsis
Veronica dumps Archie on Betty so she can go out with the handsome son of one of Mr. Lodge's business associates.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Credits from the index of the original printing, no credits listed in this digest.

[Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions] (Table of Contents: 53) (Expand) /

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Wishy Washy (Table of Contents: 54)

Archie / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Jughead Jones; Moose Mason; Betty Cooper; Veronica Lodge; Reggie Mantle; Pop Tate
Synopsis
Archie, Jughead and Moose go sailing and end up stranded on a deserted island where they find a bottle with a genie who grants them each a wish.
Reprints
Keywords
deserted island; genie; sailing; wish

Health Education (Table of Contents: 55)

The American Foundation for Aids Research / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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Letters
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Trap Flap (Table of Contents: 56)

Archie / comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
?
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
teen
Characters
Archie Andrews; Reggie Mantle
Synopsis
Archie is caught in an Indian trap.

[Prizes or Cash] (Table of Contents: 57) (Expand) /

Olympic Sales Club / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 58)

blank page(s) / 1 page (report information)

Bedrock Shakedown (Table of Contents: 59) (Expand) /

Fruity Pebbles; Flintstones / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["There's something about school that I miss!"]
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Blowin' in the Wind
    Jughead
  4. 3. Surprise Ending!
    Archie; Capri Sun
  5. 4. Throw Woe
    Mr. Lodge
  6. 5. Bell Belle
    Big Ethel
  7. 6. [Betty and Veronica Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  8. 7. How Dry I Am
    Jughead
  9. 8. [Archie's Super Poster Offer]
  10. 9. Kite Fright
    Dilton Doiley
  11. 10. [The Laffy Taffy Bunch]
    Laffy Taffy
  12. 11. Dig Gig
    Jughead
  13. 12. Ahoy Joy
    Betty
  14. 13. [Katy Keene Fan Club]
  15. 14. Prize Prank
    Archie
  16. 15. [Prizes or Cash]
    Sales Leadership Club
  17. 16. On His Toes!
    Li'l Jinx
  18. 17. Good News and Bad News
    Archie
  19. 18. Topsy Turvy
    Moose
  20. 19. The Seat of the Trouble, Part I
    Archie
  21. 20. [Archie's Double Digest Subscription Offer]
  22. 21. The Seat of the Trouble, Part II
    Archie
  23. 22. Engine Failure
    Josie
  24. 23. Muscle-Bound
    Archie
  25. 24. Light Blight
    Dilton
  26. 25. Cool Rule
    Mr. Lodge
  27. 26. Whistle Whizz
    Archie
  28. 27. [Subscribe and Save]
  29. 28. The High Price of Oil
    That Wilkin Boy
  30. 29. Skin Game
    Betty and Veronica
  31. 30. Jump Trump
    Jughead
  32. 31. Disaster Master
    Archie
  33. 32. Toast Host
    Li'l Jinx
  34. 33. [Archie's Checklist]
  35. 34. [Sandwich Art]
    Jughead Dipsy Doodles
  36. 35. ["A karate student?!?"]
    Reggie Pin-Up
  37. 36. Star Struck
    Big Moose
  38. 37. Fright Sight
    Reggie
  39. 38. Mr. Lucky
    Archie Andrews
  40. 39. Skate Fate
    Reggie
  41. 40. Loller Scholar
    Archie
  42. 41. Let's Do the Fruit Slush Mush
    Fruit Slush; The Archies
  43. 42. Bell Knell
    Jughead
  44. 43. The Early Bird Gets the Worm
    Josie
  45. 44. [Archie Fan Club]
  46. 45. Remote Note
    Archie and the Gang
  47. 46. Click Pick
    Reggie
  48. 47. Crave to Save
    Veronica
  49. 48. [Archie Patches]
  50. 49. Off Base
    Archie
  51. 50. [Archie Annual Digest #53]
  52. 51. [Katy Keene Digest #3]
  53. 52. Scheme Theme
    Betty and Veronica
  54. 53. [Discount 32 Page Comic Subscriptions]
  55. 54. Wishy Washy
    Archie
  56. 55. Health Education
    The American Foundation for Aids Research
  57. 56. Trap Flap
    Archie
  58. 57. [Prizes or Cash]
    Olympic Sales Club
  59. 58. [no title indexed]
  60. 59. Bedrock Shakedown
    Fruity Pebbles; Flintstones
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