Evening Magazine Clue Spot - 1987

Taped from television, this episode of the Evening Magazine television program contains a 6 minute spot about the Clue and Clue II VCR games.

The narrator/reporter starts with a few facts about Parker Brothers before moving into what he describes as its "next big hit", Clue. Unfortunately, the narrator gets some of his facts wrong by saying "originally introduced in 1956" (the game actually came to the US in the late 1940s) and "Professor Plum in the Labratory with the Lead Pipe" (there is no Laboratory in the board or VCR game).

The episode contains a couple of clips from the first Clue game as well as some behind the scenes clips of the Clue II game.

One of the most interesting aspects of the episode, however, are the actors who give interviews and sound-bites to the reporter while staying in character. Col. Mustard, Madame Rose, M. Brunette, and Prof. Plum do so.

The director of the game also gives a short interview about the difficulty of keeping equal distribution of clues.

Throughout the episode, the narrator also gives some interesting insights including:
  • The first Clue VCR game was the biggest selling mystery game of the year.
  • The game was filmed at Belcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island.

    Colonel Mustard makes an unfulfilled prediction, however, that since nobody ever dies in the game, it was possible to continue with Clue 3, 4, 5, and even 6! Who knows what the future may hold.