Ever since the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina trailer first came out, there’s been buzz about whether or not there would be a Sabrina/Riverdale crossover. Both shows have the same executive producer, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, and had plans to share the same home on The CW before Sabrina moved over to Netflix. It was up in the air if there would be a crossover or not after the network change since Sabrina was once a character in Archie comics. But now that Sabrina finally aired, fans can expect a trail of Easter eggs along the way.
The town of Riverdale is mentioned more than once throughout the first season, and there’s even a Riverdale character who makes an appearance on the show. The first Easter egg dropped when Sabrina and the Weird Sisters decide to play a witchy trick on some bullies at Sabrina’s school. When the bullies first see the witches, they ask, “Do you go to Riverdale?” Then Ben Button makes his entrance seven episodes in when he delivered a pizza in Greendale. In case it was unclear if it was just the same actor playing different characters, the pizza guy wears a large name tag with “BEN” spelled out clear as day.
While not a major character in Riverdale, he was in the first few episodes of the current season as a player in the mysterious game Griffins and Gargoyles and as Ethel Muggs’ maybe boyfriend. He’s also made several small appearances in the first two seasons of Riverdale, serving hot dogs at the Twilight Drive-In, kissing Miss Grundy the night she was murdered by the Black Hood, and interviewing Chic for a job at the Bijou. Spoiler alert if you aren’t caught up on Riverdale! You may also remember when he jumped out of the hospital window and killed himself when Betty and Jughead went to question him about the G&G—making us ask so many more questions about what happened and opening the door for a potential crossover someday.
When asked if Ben could’ve survived the fall on Riverdale, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa told Entertainment Tonight, “It seemed like it was pretty final, but yet there he is in Greendale. But in Greendale, everyone pops up—the dead don’t stay dead long in Greendale.”