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13th Apr '16 12:25:01 PM Xythos
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* Subverted in ''Zehn Kleine Jägermeister'', a parody of the Ten Little Indian Boys rhyme by Music/DieTotenHosen, in which the titular Jägermeister die accidentally, generally because of their [[TooDumbToLive very poor judgment]].
9th Apr '16 1:54:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' had at least one of these, with Steele referencing ''AndThenThereWereNone'' and its signature plot twist: [[spoiler:the sixth person to 'die' faked his death and was actually the murderer]].
* Subversion: ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' once had a murder at an exclusive country club, that appeared to be one of these. After a Christiesque setup and a cutaway, the BPD detectives had the case closed by the commercial break.

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* ''Series/RemingtonSteele'' had at least one of these, with Steele referencing ''AndThenThereWereNone'' ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' and its signature plot twist: [[spoiler:the sixth person to 'die' faked his death and was actually the murderer]].
* Subversion: ''HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' ''Series/HomicideLifeOnTheStreet'' once had a murder at an exclusive country club, that appeared to be one of these. After a Christiesque setup and a cutaway, the BPD detectives had the case closed by the commercial break.



* A parody of the ''AndThenThereWereNone'' theme was done on ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', where ten of Barth's burgers were used in place of Indians. TheMole and suspect was the second victim (it seemed) done to remove himself as a suspect. (The victims weren't actually murdered; they were kidnapped and later found BoundAndGagged in the lockers.)

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* A parody of the ''AndThenThereWereNone'' ''Literature/AndThenThereWereNone'' theme was done on ''Series/YouCantDoThatOnTelevision'', where ten of Barth's burgers were used in place of Indians. TheMole and suspect was the second victim (it seemed) done to remove himself as a suspect. (The victims weren't actually murdered; they were kidnapped and later found BoundAndGagged in the lockers.)
3rd Apr '16 12:37:47 PM gophergiggles
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* These are sometimes acted out in real life as a form of life-action entertainment / improv. People show up to a set and are given character names and act out in real time a murder mystery where one of them is the killer. Sometimes even the "killer" ''him/herself'' doesn't know the character they're playing is the killer. Needless to say they're a ton of fun.
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20th Mar '16 9:14:44 AM TheWanderer
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* This is the premise of the PC adventure game ''The Colonel's Bequest'' and its sequel ''The Dagger of Amon Ra''. The first game takes place on an old plantation in 1920s New Orleans where the protagonist Laura Bow's friend has invited her to stay with her family, who have gathered to hear the old Colonel's will. Then people start dying, and you are forced to collect clues to try and figure out who killed who, and why. The second game takes place in a museum following a robbery, and one by one everyone inside starts getting bumped off. In both games it is up to the player to figure out just what is going on, and if you get it wrong you will get the bad ending and let the murderer escape, perhaps at the cost of your own life.

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* This is the premise of the ''VideoGame/LauraBow'' PC adventure game ''The Colonel's Bequest'' and its sequel ''The Dagger of Amon Ra''. The first game takes place on an old plantation in 1920s New Orleans where the protagonist Laura Bow's friend has invited her to stay with her family, who have gathered to hear the old Colonel's will. Then When it's revealed that the Colonel's will is that his fortune be split equally among his loved ones who outlive him, [[{{Tontine}} people quickly start dying, dying]], and you are forced to collect clues to try and figure out who killed who, and why. The second game takes place in a museum following a robbery, and one by one everyone inside starts getting bumped off. In both games it is up to the player to figure out just what is going on, and if you get it wrong (or in the second game, don't have the evidence to prove that you're right) you will get the bad ending and let the murderer escape, perhaps at the cost of your own life.
9th Mar '16 9:44:48 AM Blazer
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* The plot of ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'', where ten members of Creator/RoosterTeeth are locked in their studios for the night with one of them being the killer.

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* The plot of ''WebVideo/TenLittleRoosters'', where ten members of Creator/RoosterTeeth are locked in their studios for the night with one of them being the killer. Interestingly, a lot of the plot points used in connection with this trope are defied. The idiots [[spoiler:(Gavin and Chris)]] are killed off early, TheHero doesn't exist [[spoiler:(Miles ''attempts'' to be TheHero, but it doesn't pan out)]] and everyone would rather just go and hide somewhere and wait for the cleaning lady to come and unlock the door in the morning so they can all leave.
19th Feb '16 11:58:21 PM KaiYves
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* The ''danger.com'' novel ''Shiver'' has this plot, set at a snowbound ski lodge with a group of teen actors who met online.
6th Feb '16 2:59:57 PM jormis29
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* ''HarpersIsland''. [[spoiler: With 29 deaths on screen and, out of the main cast, 4 survive. Two (Shea and Madison) are TheScrappy.]]

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* ''HarpersIsland''.''Series/HarpersIsland''. [[spoiler: With 29 deaths on screen and, out of the main cast, 4 survive. Two (Shea and Madison) are TheScrappy.]]



* One ''BoyMeetsWorld'' episode (Called "And Then There Were [[ShoutOut Shawn]]") features this plot, with the characters stuck in detention (caused by a quarrel between the main characters) and soon being killed by a mysterious murderer within the school, ([[ShoutOut including one by the name of Kenny]]. [[spoiler: In the end, Shawn rips off the mask of the killer to reveal [[KarmicTwistEnding that it was him under the mask all along.]] Then it's revealed that [[AllJustADream it was all just a dream had by Shawn.]] ]]
* Parodied in ''{{Frasier}}'' when the station is redoing an old radio drama. It was clearly supposed to be like this, but Niles (who was forced to take on multiple roles, including the murderer, at the last second) finally gets sick of Frasier's overdirecting and "kills" every other character in under a minute, before doing himself in cheerfully proclaiming that the secret of the mystery will die with him, leaving Frasier (as the detective) to desperately close the thing out.

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* One ''BoyMeetsWorld'' ''Series/BoyMeetsWorld'' episode (Called "And Then There Were [[ShoutOut Shawn]]") features this plot, with the characters stuck in detention (caused by a quarrel between the main characters) and soon being killed by a mysterious murderer within the school, ([[ShoutOut including one by the name of Kenny]]. [[spoiler: In the end, Shawn rips off the mask of the killer to reveal [[KarmicTwistEnding that it was him under the mask all along.]] Then it's revealed that [[AllJustADream it was all just a dream had by Shawn.]] ]]
* Parodied in ''{{Frasier}}'' ''Series/{{Frasier}}'' when the station is redoing an old radio drama. It was clearly supposed to be like this, but Niles (who was forced to take on multiple roles, including the murderer, at the last second) finally gets sick of Frasier's overdirecting and "kills" every other character in under a minute, before doing himself in cheerfully proclaiming that the secret of the mystery will die with him, leaving Frasier (as the detective) to desperately close the thing out.



* ''TheMole'' implemented this concept as a Reality-based GameShow. Thought the show the contestants are faced with several challenges which, if completed successfully, earn money that goes to a global pot. However, as the name indicates, one of the contestants is a Mole hired by the producers to make sure they win as little money as possible. Contestants are eliminated via a quiz at the end of each episode that asks several bits of biographical information about the Mole: the person who gets the least amount of questions right is eliminated.

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* ''TheMole'' ''Series/TheMole'' implemented this concept as a Reality-based GameShow. Thought the show the contestants are faced with several challenges which, if completed successfully, earn money that goes to a global pot. However, as the name indicates, one of the contestants is a Mole hired by the producers to make sure they win as little money as possible. Contestants are eliminated via a quiz at the end of each episode that asks several bits of biographical information about the Mole: the person who gets the least amount of questions right is eliminated.



* The second season of ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' included such a challenge. Given that there were ''two'' actors planted amidst the first season contestants (both TheMole and a scheduled FaceHeelTurn), this was a believable threat for the heroes and the audience. [[spoiler:But it turned out to be a false one; all the contestants were for real this time, and Stan just wanted to see if they'd go into witch-hunt mode.]]

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* The second season of ''WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' ''Series/WhoWantsToBeASuperhero'' included such a challenge. Given that there were ''two'' actors planted amidst the first season contestants (both TheMole and a scheduled FaceHeelTurn), this was a believable threat for the heroes and the audience. [[spoiler:But it turned out to be a false one; all the contestants were for real this time, and Stan just wanted to see if they'd go into witch-hunt mode.]]
21st Jan '16 1:54:45 PM Morgenthaler
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* "Who Done It?" by HarryNilsson. It starts out as a straightforward version of this trope, with 13 characters in a house who start dying, but [[spoiler: eventually the narrator ends up alone and gets arrested and sentenced to death despite proclaiming his innocence. It's up to the listener to decide if this is outcome G or H, since two of the characters disappear from the song without explanation: [[TheButlerDidIt the butler and his wife]].]]

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* "Who Done It?" by HarryNilsson.Music/HarryNilsson. It starts out as a straightforward version of this trope, with 13 characters in a house who start dying, but [[spoiler: eventually the narrator ends up alone and gets arrested and sentenced to death despite proclaiming his innocence. It's up to the listener to decide if this is outcome G or H, since two of the characters disappear from the song without explanation: [[TheButlerDidIt the butler and his wife]].]]
11th Jan '16 2:25:35 AM LondonKdS
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* ''Series/SapphireAndSteel'' parodies this in "Assignment Five". The apparent murders are actually a malevolent temporal force disposing of all the people who weren't alive at the time of events that are intended to suffer a MakeWrongWhatOnceWentRight.



* Two, count them, TWO ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episodes featured this trope: the Creeps and Mystery Train.

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* Two, count them, TWO ''WesternAnimation/AdventureTime'' episodes featured this trope: "Mystery Train" and "The Creeps". [[spoiler:Both of them were practical jokes that all the Creeps and Mystery Train.apparently "killed" people were in on]].
24th Dec '15 4:11:32 AM foxley
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* ''Series/MissFishersMurderMysteries'': In "Murder Under the Mistletoe", a ThemeSerialKiller starts picking off the guests and staff of a SnowedIn chalet one by one.
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