Betty and Veronica
Betty and Veronica
Episode No.   Season
16 1x16 One
Original Broadcast Date March 29, 2005
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"Betty and Veronica" is the sixteenth episode of the first season of Veronica Mars.

Plot Edit



When someone steals Neptune High's mascot, Polly the Parrot, Veronica goes undercover at rival school Pan High as "Betty." In retaliation, Wallace and the Neptune High basketball team steal the Pan High goat. When a video surfaces over the Neptune High news channel showing Polly's kidnapper demanding that Wallace, Neptune's best player, not play at that night's game, Veronica is able to deduce who it is: a Neptune High player who has bet heavily against his own school.
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Meg and Veronica find out who took Polly the Parrot

Veronica checks her mother into rehab, but not before getting a lot of information.

Arc significance Edit

  • Lianne Mars doesn't know who Veronica's father is—-it could be Jake or Keith.
  • Lianne says that she was with Jake at the time of Lilly's murder, but that Celeste barged in. However, Celeste was only there for twenty minutes.
  • Veronica gets the interrogation tapes of Jake and Celeste. They both claim they were at a hotel for two and a half hours, but their stories conflict.
  • Veronica finds that Clarence Wiedman bugged her room, so she bugs his office and learns that Abel Koontz has a daughter, Amelia DeLongpre.

Cast Edit

Main Cast Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Music Edit

  • "Pick Up the Phone" - The Notwist
  • "You And Your Kind" - The Brown Mountain Lights
  • "A Chorus Line" - Ultramagnetic MCs
  • "Rabbit" - The Fire Marshals of Bethlehem
  • "Nothing Is Wrong" - The Brown Mountain Lights
  • "Fall Behind Me" - The Donnas
  • "Headphonland: The Gangster Chapter" - Mice Parade

Quotes Edit

Veronica: Hi. I'm … Betty. So, you guys all play basketball?
Veronica: I love basketball! I'm kind of a freak when it comes to sports, I totally get into it.
Richie: Are we talking face painting?
Veronica: Face painting, hair streaked the color of the school. At my old school, I was Horny! … We were the Rhinos. I was the mascot.
Richie: And what school was that?
Veronica: Riverdale.
(Note: Riverdale is the high school from Archie Comics, which featured characters called Betty and Veronica).

Weevil: Where's the bird, Wilson? I'm nearly bursting with Pirate pride here. Weevil wanna punch a cracker.

Veronica: Can you do me a weird favor without asking any questions?
Wallace: Isn't that the bedrock upon which our friendship was founded?

Veronica: Pan High, the un-Neptune. Just 13 miles away, but when those miles are heading inland, there are no yacht clubs and no 5 million-dollar homes with coastal views. The parking lot is full of American-made cars from the '90s and the vending machines don't carry Orangina. People here hate Neptune as much as I do.

Trivia Edit

  • The title Betty and Veronica is a reference to the Archie Comics characters Betty Cooper and Veronica Lodge. Veronica mentions Riverdale which is the town that the Archie comics are set in.

Goofs. Edit

  • In the beginning, when Veronica is searching her room for the bug, you can see a crew member in the mirror of the bathroom as Veronica is passing by it.
  • When Veronica and her mother in the bar, her mother's hair switches parts, and between messy and smooth, in consecutive shots.

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