Clue (1985)

Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

Clue Quote: “Husbands should be like Kleenex: soft, strong and disposable.” – Mrs. White

Out of all the board games we played as kids, who would have thought “Clue” would be the one to produce a movie with a two-hour run time. But this ensemble comedy stands as an example of a film where a group of comedians find a way to share the spotlight equally.

This 80’s classic is so beloved that not one, but two listeners donated their hard-earned dollars to hear us take on the 1985 flick, John S. and Miguel F. While this love is echoed by Gene and Roger, Big D isn’t sold that this is more than just an extended commercial for the game.

In this episode, Roger uses his experience as a high school thespian to analyze the script. Gene talks being sexy to the point of absurdity, and Big D defends Yvette’s honor. We also explore the dangers of living in big houses, making out with dead bodies, and which ending is the most fitting for this cult classic.

Plot Summary: “Clue” Based on the popular board game, this comedy begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy (Lee Ving), where he admits to blackmailing his visitors. These guests, who have been given aliases, are Mrs. Peacock (Eileen Brennan), Miss Scarlet (Lesley Ann Warren), Mr. Green (Michael McKean), professor Plum (Christopher Lloyd), Mrs. White (Madeline Kahn) and Col. Mustard (Martin Mull). When Boddy turns up murdered, all are suspects, and together they try to figure out who is the killer.

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