Clue (1985) Poster



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Version of 

Clue VCR Mystery Game (1985) (Video)
Cluedo (1990) (TV Series)
Cluedo (1992) (TV Series)
Cluedo (1993) (TV Series)
Cluedo - en mordgåta (1996) (TV Series)
Clue (2011) (TV Series)

Remade as 

Clue: Presentation Short
This movie is based off of the 1985 film


Gone with the Wind (1939)
The butler's line "Frankly Scarlet, I don't give a damn" is a play on Rett Butler's line to Scarlet O' Hara "Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn."
Perry Mason (1957) (TV Series)
House on Haunted Hill (1959)
A mysterious host invites guests who are unacquainted with him or with each other to a party at an old house on a hill; guests are locked inside the house; a chandelier falls and nearly kills a guest.
The Haunting (1963)
The mansion in Clue, and both The Haunting films are called "Hill House". The Haunting films are based on the book "The Haunting of Hill House" which is about a group of people being invited to a creepy mansion, which is the same set up as "Clue" as well.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom (1969) (TV Episode)
In episode 11, there is a sketch that uses the word "body" as a pun in a murder mystery. Also involved ths switching off and on of the lights to hide a murder.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Tim Curry in both movies owns a mansion in the middle of nowhere, and in both movies someone goes to the house while it's raining to use their phone.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Eating Monkey Brains is a plot point in both films.
Geeks Who Drink: Grey Damon v. Josh Brener (2015) (TV Episode)
audience members must identify the film as being the one with three variant endings

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Tom Hanks/Sade (1985) (TV Episode)
Premiere of film and its three different endings mentioned during Weekend Update
Cluedo: Christmas Past, Christmas Present (1990) (TV Episode)
Forrest presents all the houseguests with a box containing one of the game's murder weapons, just like Mr. Boddy in the film.
Serial Mom (1994)
Video case is shown in a video store.
The Lion King (1994)
Zazu: "Let me out! Let me out!" Timon: "Let me in!"
Women of the House: Bad Girl (1995) (TV Episode)
As her coworkers bicker, Natty exclaims, "I don't care if it was Colonel Mustard in the library with the candlestick, we've got to go!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Escape 2000 (1996) (TV Episode)
Mike: "Colonel Mustard looks nervous."
Gabriel Knight 3: Blood of the Sacred, Blood of the Damned (1999) (Video Game)
Gabriel Knight makes mentions that film when talking about a french maid
Scream 3 (2000)
The characters in "Scream 3" find trap doors to different sections of the house while trying to escape the villain.
Gosford Park (2001)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Marisa says, "Can you keep a secret?" and then adds, "So can I." In "Clue," Wadsworth says the same thing."
Las Vegas: The Night the Lights Went Out in Vegas (2004) (TV Episode)
Character is referenced
Tripping the Rift: To eBay or Not to eBay (2007) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Whip
A Necessary Death (2008)
Referring to Matt's presumed demise, Clue is referenced as to how he will die.
Fallout 3 (2008) (Video Game)
The butler in My Megaton house is a Mister Handy robot named "Wadsworth".
Atop the Fourth Wall: Uncanny X-Men #423 (2009) (TV Episode)
"To make a long story short...too late."
American Dad!: Stan Time (2009) (TV Episode)
Dick talks about actor Martin Mull playing Colonel Mustard in this movie
Atop the Fourth Wall: Amazons Attack Prologue (2009) (TV Episode)
"To make a long story short. Too late."
White Collar: Flip of the Coin (2009) (TV Episode)
Peter and Neal compare suspects to Clue characters.
Fringe: Peter (2010) (TV Episode)
In the parallel universe in 1985, there is a poster for the film outside the cinema.
Atop the Fourth Wall: The Invincible Four of Kung-Fu & Ninja #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"To make a long story short....too late."
Atop the Fourth Wall: Catwoman: Guardian of Gotham #1 (2012) (TV Episode)
"...wearing a more revealing French maid outfit than Yvette in the Clue movie."
Casting Couch (2013)
artwork of cast hanging on Rostin's apartment walls
Psych: 100 Clues (2013) (TV Episode)
This episode is an homage to "Clue" and also includes the appearance of cast members Christopher Lloyd, Martin Mull, and Lesley Ann Warren as murder suspects.
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men: High Adventure 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Alec and Brody call the frozen custard shop "Colonel Mustard Custard".
American Hustle (2013)
Colleen Camp plays an FBI operative, specializing in wire-tapping. In Clue, she played a maid who occasionally spied on the main suspects and is shown tape-recording one of their conversations.
Pillow Talk (2014) (Video)
The title card music was inspired by that used in the film "Clue"
The Calling (2014)
"It's Professor Plume [sic] in the lie-bee-ra-rie with the candlestick."
Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: Complete Blu-Ray Collection (2014) (TV Episode)
Chris mentions it. Also, DVD is shown.
Supernatural: Ask Jeeves (2014) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue
The Oscars (2015) (TV Special)
Title is referenced in the opening theme "Moving Pictures"
Workaholics: Trivia Pursuits (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue
Cinematic Excrement: Battleship (2015) (TV Episode)
Smeghead says he wishes he was reviewing this movie.
BoJack Horseman: Let's Find Out (2015) (TV Episode)
Bojack correctly answers a question with "Miss Scarlet in the library with the lead pipe", a nod to "Clue."
Hawaii Five-0: Hana Keaka (2015) (TV Episode)
Steve calls Danny "Professor Plum."
Nostalgia Critic: The Happening (2016) (TV Episode)
"Is this like Clue where we're supposed to guess our twist ending?"
Atop the Fourth Wall: A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid #1 (2016) (TV Episode)
"Tia, who looks like Mrs. White from Clue..."
WatchMojo: Top 10 Movie Remakes We Actually WANT to See (2017) (TV Episode)
Clue gets an honorable mention.
The Final Curtain (2017) (Short)
Characters have the same names
Will & Grace: 11 Years Later (2017) (TV Episode)
Will and Grace mention the film
Honest Trailers: The Boss Baby (2018) (TV Episode)
"Communism was just a red herring"
Game Night (2018)
The title was name-dropped.
Phelous & the Movies: Unfriended 2: Dark Web (2018) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Tamara's Never Seen: Battleship (2019) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned.
Drunk History: Drunk Mystery II (2019) (TV Episode)
Lucious says the mystery of Thomas Ince's death is like this movie.
Knives Out (2019)
Cited by director Rian Johnson as an influence on this film.

Featured in 

South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Worst Songs (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip used
Hewy's Animated Movie Reviews: The Swan Princess (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip used when the villain says "No need to shout"
South Jersey Sam: Top 13 Best Foxes (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip used
WatchMojo: Top 10 Butlers from TV and Film (2014) (TV Episode)
Wadsworth is #4.
Cinemadonna: Desperately Seeking Susan (2014) (TV Episode)
clips shown
WatchMojo: Top 10 Secret Passages in Movies (2014) (TV Episode)
The Hidden Doors are #8.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Hilarious Slaps in Movies (2015) (TV Episode)
I Had to Stop Her Screaming and Mrs. Peacock Was a Man? get honorable mentions.
Atop the Fourth Wall: Spider-Man: Virtual Mortality (2015) (TV Episode)
Linkara says "to make a long story short" and the cast of this movie says "too late"
WatchMojo: Top 10 Good Movies Based on Toys (2015) (TV Episode)
Clue is #5.
Some Jerk with a Camera: The Haunted Mansion Movie Part 2 (2016) (TV Episode)
Seen in "Shut Up!" montage
WatchMojo: Top 10 Murder Mystery Movies (2016) (TV Episode)
Clue is #4.
WatchMojo: Top 10 Tim Curry Performances (2017) (TV Episode)
Wadsworth ranks at #3
WatchMojo: Top 10 Stories The Simpsons Should Adapt for Treehouse of Horror (2017) (TV Episode)
Clue gets an honorable mention along with And Then There Were None.
Honest Trailers: Jumanji (2017) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown
Tamara's Never Seen: Clue (1985) (2019) (TV Episode)
Tamara has never seen the movie until now


Spoofed in 

Wayne's World (1992)
Three different endings. Clue was released with three possible endings to different theaters as a way to get people to see the movie three times.
Wayne's World 2 (1993)
Alternate endings presented in succession.
Without a Clue (2005) (Short)
Makes fun of the board game and movie 'Clue'.
Family Guy: And Then There Were Fewer (2010) (TV Episode)
Much of the episode is a parody of this film.
Comedy Bang! Bang!: Jenna Fischer Wears a Floral Blouse & Black Heels (2014) (TV Episode)
The plot of solving a murder mystery is based on this
Robot Chicken: Not Enough Women (2016) (TV Episode)
Parody skit
Sanders Sides: Accepting Anxiety Part 1: Excepting Anxiety (2017) (TV Episode)
At a moment when Logan gets so frustrated with Thomas he can't even speak, he starts mumbling and then says, in the same voice tone of the original movie, "flames... on the side of my face..."

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