When I was a young 'un in the 1960s watching reruns of Dobie Gillis, I noticed the way the Archie characters matched up with it.
Archie — your regular guy teenager
Dobie Gillis — your regular guy hero
Jughead — asexual lazy goof; only passion is for food, always eating
Maynard G. Krebs — asexual lazy slob; only passion is for food, always eating
Betty — blonde love interest
Thalia — blond love interest
Veronica — brunette love interest; foil of Betty
Zelda — brunette love interest; foil of Thalia
Reggie — rich kid antagonist
Milton — rich kid antagonists
I pointed out this analysis to my Dad and he agreed with it. Then there was Maynard G. Krebs as the inspiration for Shaggy, which is another story.