Riverdale's Camila Mendes Explores ASMR with Pom-Poms, Pearls, and a Milkshake

In this episode of Celebrity ASMR, actress Camila Mendes (Veronica Lodge on Riverdale) explores autonomous sensory meridian response by flipping through the pages of a comic book, playing with a pearl necklace, shakes pom-poms to rep the River Vixens cheerleading squad, and shouts-out Josie and the Pussycats by cuddling a stuff kitty.

Released on 6/11/2018

Credits

Starring: Camila Mendes

Transcript

00:00
I've never done ASMR before,
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but I'm really excited to try it with you guys today.
00:11
Hi, I'm Camila Mendes from Riverdale
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and today I'm gonna be walking you through
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a Riverdale sonic experience.
00:26
So, Riverdale is based off the Archie Comics
00:30
and here we have one of, the best of Archie Comics.
00:36
This is Betty and Veronica.
00:39
I play Veronica, as you can tell.
00:44
And that's Betty, my BFF, #BFFs.
00:48
#BFFsForever.
00:51
We have big shoes to fill, I mean,
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they've been around for 75 plus years.
00:57
So, it is a very iconic universe.
01:02
And I was really excited to
01:05
play this iconic role in a
01:07
much more modern and darker genre thriller.
01:13
This is the sound of the pages of Archie Comics.
01:19
(pages rustling)
01:23
It's quite soothing.
01:25
(pages rustling)
01:31
(pages rustling)
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I'm not really good at this.
01:45
(pages rustling)
01:47
That's the sound.
02:02
(pages rustling)
02:25
(pages rustling)
02:29
Oh, yeah.
02:32
Veronica
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Lodge.
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So, I play Veronica, who's this rich girl from New York
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and she's quite intelligent and witty.
02:46
She often speaks in monologues and
02:51
I think she has a really good sense of humor.
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I mean, I think I have a good sense of humor, too,
02:57
probably not as quick-witted as she is but
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we have that in common, I think.
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But besides that, we're pretty different.
03:05
And one of Veronica's things is pearls.
03:08
In the comics, she wore pearls.
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She wore pearls all the time.
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And that was her signature look, so, we're kind of,
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that's her thing on Riverdale.
03:20
Which seems a little outdated, 'cause I don't think,
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I think only grandmas wear pearls now, but,
03:25
but in Riverdale it's really cool,
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because Veronica wears them
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and everyone wants to be Veronica, just saying.
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So now I'm gonna show you the sound of Veronica's pearls.
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There's three of them.
03:40
It sounds really nice when you put 'em together, like so.
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(pearls rustling)
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(pearls jingling)
04:11
(pearls rustling)
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I keep hitting the mic.
04:26
I think that's pretty good, if you ask me.
04:29
The Lodge family.
04:31
Veronica doesn't really trust her parents anymore.
04:37
Don't know that she ever really did, but
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her mom and her were really close during season one
04:43
and then in season two, Hiram arrived
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and he stirred up a lot of trouble
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and Veronica kind of saw how corrupt,
04:51
how corrupt he was.
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And now, by the end of season two,
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Veronica is fully detaching herself from her dad
05:01
because she realizes he's the villain
05:04
she always feared he was.
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They're basically a Mafioso family.
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So, one of the things that Riverdale did
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to kind of update the comics
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was we made the Lodge family a Latino family,
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which is great for me and just for, I think Latina actors.
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Not only are we representing a community
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but we also are representing that community
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in a much more positive light
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instead of presenting them as gang members and
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these violent, underprivileged people,
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we're showing them in a strong, intellectual
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and sophisticated light, which I don't think Latinos,
05:55
I don't think Latinos are portrayed like that
05:57
very often in the media.
05:59
That being said, we still are a Mafia family,
06:02
so I guess there is the corruption element,
06:04
but, you know, Mafia's different than gangs.
06:10
So, it's funny because
06:14
although Marisol and Mark are Latinos,
06:19
they don't actually know Spanish very well
06:21
and I make fun of them for it
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'cause I speak better Spanish than they do
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and I'm Brazilian.
06:27
But the words, which I help them with, more often than not,
06:31
that they use a lot are mija,
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they say mija like every other sentence,
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mija.
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(laughs)
06:42
No, it's just mija.
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They say mi amor, but it's really mi amor.
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But Mark will be like mi amor and I'm like, no, Mark.
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It's mi amor.
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(trilling)
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The rolling of the R.
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And then mi corazon, my heart.
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And what's the other one?
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Oh, cafe con leche.
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There's a scene where Mark says hi to us and he goes,
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Good morning my cafe con leche.
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And he kept saying cafe con leche
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and I was like, cafe!
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There's definitely another one in there.
07:21
Oh, palomitas, which I think means doves.
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Palo-mi-tas.
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Mi palomitas.
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I think that's right, I could be totally wrong.
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(laughs)
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Mija, mija.
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Mija.
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Mija.
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It's really hard to say it when you whisper it.
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Mija.
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It's just mija.
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But I like to go mija.
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The
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River
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Vixens.
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Woo!
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Wah!
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So, one of Veronica's extracurriculars
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is that she's a cheerleader.
07:59
First episode she kisses Betty
08:03
in the attempt to get on the cheerleading squad
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or to get Betty on the cheerleading squad.
08:10
No, that's a lie.
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She does it to get on the cheerleading squad
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because Cheryl says that it was boring,
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that her routine was boring, so then we kiss.
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And it's iconic.
08:21
And, eventually, she gets Betty on the River Vixens
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and now that's one of our favorite extracurriculars.
08:29
We do a lot of scenes on Riverdale
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stretching at the gym, you know, just like
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preparing for our big dances.
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And supporting the Bulldogs, go Bulldogs!
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And this is the sound of pom poms
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in the iconic colors of blue and gold.
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We're blue.
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We're blue and gold. (pom poms swishing)
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We're dynamite.
09:01
We'll take you down and fight the fight.
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Whoa!
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Go Bulldogs!
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Can I do both?
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Or is it just one?
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What happens when I do this, I don't know.
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(pom pom swishing)
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Does that sound good?
09:23
Oh, yeah.
09:24
(pom pom swishing)
09:28
(pom poms swishing)
09:34
Whoa.
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(laughing)
09:40
This feels really weird.
09:44
(pom poms swishing)
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He likes it when I pet him.
09:56
That's a good boy.
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That's a good boy.
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You get the idea.
10:05
Cheryl and Veronica are constantly butting heads
10:08
because they're both equally as forceful
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and they both are power hungry.
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That being said, they team up together
10:18
more often than you'd think,
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because they're very like-minded,
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ambitious, ambitious young women.
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And, I mean, they actually are friends.
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They come through for each other.
10:31
(strings stretching)
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Should I do the rubbery sound?
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Right there.
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No, wait.
10:46
(strings stretching)
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I think I need one strand.
11:04
I'm breaking it.
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Can I rip it?
11:08
That's not an interesting sound.
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(strings snapping)
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(laughing)
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I can't do it.
11:25
(strings snapping)
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That was pretty cool.
11:34
River Vixens no more.
11:37
(strings snapping)
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That was pretty sick.
11:42
(strings snapping)
11:43
That one wasn't cool.
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This is kind of fun, I'm feeling very rebellious right now.
11:49
(strings snapping)
11:50
Screw cheerleading.
11:53
Just a bunch of sexist
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female norms, gender norms.
12:04
(strings snapping)
12:05
That was nice.
12:07
Josie
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and the
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Pussycats.
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Some of you might recognize this cat to my right
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from another video.
12:18
Can you guess which video?
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Veronica is a woman of many extracurriculars.
12:25
She keeps herself busy.
12:27
Just trying to beef up that resume
12:29
and that college application, know what I'm saying?
12:31
And one of her extracurriculars is singing with
12:35
Josie and the Pussycats.
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Which is a band,
12:40
they also have their own comic,
12:44
and I never had to audition for the show
12:48
in terms of singing.
12:51
So we didn't know we would be singing on the show
12:53
but our showrunner realized that nearly all of us do sing
12:57
and so now he has sing all the time.
12:59
And one of Veronica's favorite pastimes
13:00
is performing with the Pussycats.
13:03
The musical episode was really fun to shoot
13:07
because I used to do musical theater in high school
13:09
so it felt like I was taking myself
13:12
back to the good old days.
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And it was a lot of work.
13:17
I think we had, we were shooting an episode while recording
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and going to dance rehearsals,
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but I honestly kind of love that stuff, so,
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it was really fun for me and it was
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the most fun we've ever had shooting an episode, for sure.
13:33
This is the sound of,
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this is the sound to represent Josie and the Pussycats.
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This is for you, my darlings.
13:51
(microphone rustling)
13:59
(microphone rustling)
14:03
Sorry.
14:05
I feel like I'm forcing this cat
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to do things she doesn't want to do.
14:09
(microphone rustling)
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Sorry.
14:21
(microphone rustling)
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Does that sound like anything?
14:34
It's just her eyeball.
14:51
(microphone rustling)
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(laughs)
14:53
Pop's Chock'lit Shop.
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Not chocolate like the chocolate you eat,
15:00
but chock'lit, see that they're two separate words.
15:06
Veronica is part of what I like to call the Core Four,
15:09
what many people like to call the Core Four,
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which is Archie, Betty, Veronica, and Jughead.
15:16
And they're all BFFs.
15:18
And they're also both couples,
15:21
so Archie dates Veronica and Betty dates Jughead
15:24
and we're all just so damn cute.
15:28
And we hang out at Pop's Chock'lit Shop a lot.
15:31
Like a lot, that's like maybe
15:33
the only restaurant in Riverdale.
15:36
And one of our favorite things to do
15:40
is order a milkshake and fries.
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So we have a lot of these.
15:45
And, honestly, like, the amount of milkshakes
15:49
I've had on the show, like any chance I get
15:53
to ask for a water instead of a milkshake, I do.
15:57
Because then you take, it's like take after take
16:00
of drinking a milkshake and
16:02
by the end of it, you're just 10 pounds, 10 pounds heavier.
16:07
And working with Lili and Cole and K.J. is amazing.
16:11
At this point, it's kind of bad how,
16:15
how much we laugh on set, like it's a problem.
16:18
Like we can't keep it together
16:19
when we all do scenes together.
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So whenever it's the four of us,
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it's impossible to keep a straight face
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because somebody's always goofing around.
16:27
We really have to try hard to get a scene done
16:31
when it's the four of us, which I think
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is a pretty good sign.
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So here's, I think this is a strawberry milkshake,
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which is Betty's favorite milkshake, fun fact.
16:43
I'm always chocolate, she's always strawberry,
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if you haven't noticed.
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So, first,
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(smacking)
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I'm gonna open, I'm gonna open the whipped cream.
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(lid popping)
17:04
It's pretty nice.
17:09
(canister shaking)
17:18
Okay, I'm gonna put the whipped cream on now.
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Whipped cream.
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Whipped cream.
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(cream gurgling)
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That was pretty sick.
17:43
Can you hear that?
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No, that doesn't make any sound.
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(slurping) (laughing)
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(lips smacking)
18:06
(lips smacking)
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This is really good.
18:14
(lips smacking)
18:22
(laughing)
18:24
I'm making a mess over here.
18:26
Veronica's iconic nickname for Archie is Archiekins.
18:30
She said it in the,
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she said it in the comics.
18:33
And so we say it in Riverdale all the time.
18:35
She also calls her dad Daddykins
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which is a little weird, if you ask me.
18:39
Archie-kins.
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Archiekins.
18:43
The fans have created ship names for us.
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And there's Bughead, which is Betty and Jughead.
18:51
And then there's Varchie, which is Veronica and Archie.
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Some people say ArchieRonnie,
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but I think it's too complicated,
18:57
like, Varchie just gets to the point.
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Varchie.
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Varchie.
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Bughead.
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Varchie.
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Choni.
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Falice.
19:08
That's, that's F.P. and Alice, Falice,
19:11
sounds kind of funny to me.
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And then there's uh, uh, Veggie, Veronica and Reggie.
19:20
Hasn't happened yet, but I don't know,
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season three, you know?
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I like to chew my ice cream.
19:33
(lips smacking)
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That's a 10.
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(slurping)
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There we go.
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(slurping)
19:51
(slurping)
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(laughing)
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I hope you enjoyed this A-S-M-R experience.
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I'm gonna go finish this milkshake now.