I’m going to type out the chat first so you can reference back to it while reading-
I: KJ, what flavor of milkshake do you think would bring the most boys to the yard
K: [laughs] my fav… [laughs] what? who said that?
-they then figure out who asked the question-
K: banana probably
I: [starts laughing]
K: banana is my favorite
I: [laughing] okay
K: banana is my favorite…uh…milkshake
I: I’m gonna let the fans read into that whatever they want-
Okay, this interview has been discussed before, so I’ll keep this part brief. Once the interviewer asks the question, KJ becomes visibly nervous and starts to laugh. We’ve all seen KJ laugh and this one seems to be a pretty fake and nervous one.
KJ goes on to ask who wrote that question and works out how to pronounce her name. Seems like he’s trying to distract from the question. Then he answers “banana”. As I wrote above, he repeats his answer (not asked to, just did) and pauses for a moment between “favorite” and “milkshake”.
His second time saying it had more of a “no I’m serious it’s just the fruit” vibe. Which, didn’t work out for him when he started to stumble on his words. Why the pause? I don’t think he was even going to say milkshake.
End of that. Now, we all know a new promo for Riverdale 2x02 just came out x. It features The Pussycats singing “Milkshake” while Kevin, Archie, Ronnie, Jughead, and Betty were in the crowd. There’s one part I want to focus on.
The lyrics at this time in the promo are “what the guys go crazy for”
Jughead looks over at Archie with a big grin on his face. I can’t imagine that this was scripted. Archie did not look back. It was not a moment they shared showing how happy they were to be with their girlfriends. Archie was focused on Ronnie and Jughead was more focused on Archie than he was his own girlfriend. Riverdale would not skip out on BH time to tell Jughead to look over fondly at Archie.
This seems like Cole, not Jughead. KJ’s interview happened well before the filming of season 2 began. Cole looks like he remembered what KJ had said and looked over at him to catch his eyes, but when KJ stayed in character and went to kiss Ronnie, Cole looked back to the Pussycats.
I guess some shared jokes stick with you no matter how much time has passed. I’d say Cole probably teases KJ about it all the time. It’s nice to finally have content showing that this part of the ET interview really was about him and Cole.