When this style of music was first coming out, “emo” was saddled with a handful of negative connotations. It was generally looked down upon by the mainstream who saw the budding genre as distasteful, whiny teenage angst. But for those of us who clutched these albums close to our chests and put ourselves to sleep with lyrics that sympathized with the pain we were going through, emo was much more than that.
You may have moved on from these records. Your taste in music may have shifted entirely. But your heart will always respond to these words.
We’re not the only ones to have our emo hearts broken by these lyrics as the cast of Riverdale is just as emotional.
In one of the most fitting games made for a television show in recent history, TV Guide decided to play with our hearts and make the cast guess if a line came from character Jughead Jones or a mid-2000s emo band.
The game put seven of the Riverdale cast members to the test. And while fans of the show are probably judging them for not knowing their fellow cast member’s lines, we’re sitting here wondering if they remember 2006.
After watching the video a couple of times, our calculations confirm only four were familiar with Panic! At The Disco’s “This Is Gospel.”
Additionally, six out of the seven cast members are familiar with My Chemical Romance’s “Helena.” While we might be bias, we all think these numbers should be perfect seven out of sevens.
However, at least Cole Sprouse got all ten of the questions correct—But, you know, it would be insulting if he didn’t as he plays the emo character in question.
All jokes aside, we think the game itself was hilariously fun. Even if the segment was a tad frustrating for any emo kid at heart, we admire the cast’s valiant efforts.
That said, we think creator Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa definitely got some dialogue inspiration from some of our favorite bands.
You can play the game along with the actors of the show for yourselves here.