History Series / Whodunnit

18th Apr '16 2:17:30 PM erforce
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* ShoutOut: The "snakebite" victim was dressed like Franchise/IndianaJones in the finale for no real reason other than a reference to the infamous line "{{Why did it have to be snakes}}?"

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* ShoutOut: The "snakebite" victim was dressed like Franchise/IndianaJones in the finale for no real reason other than a reference to the infamous line "{{Why "[[Film/RaidersOfTheLostArk Why did it have to be snakes}}?"snakes]]?"
17th Jan '16 4:47:54 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: Sadly, a TruthInTelevision example. Some people thought eliminated contestants really were being killed off; the EliminationStatement footage was added starting with the second episode to show that they were not actually dead.
16th Nov '15 9:52:08 PM animenutcase
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* OneSteveLimit: The name "Cris" tripped some fans up. Cris Crotz (female) was one of the contestants. Cris Abrego (male) is one of the executive producers; he made a [[CreatorCameo cameo appearance]] in the finale as one of the cops who arrested The Killer.

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* OneSteveLimit: The name "Cris" tripped some fans up. Cris Crotz (female) was one of the contestants. Cris Abrego (male) is one of the executive producers; he made a [[CreatorCameo cameo appearance]] in the finale as one of the cops who arrested The Killer.Killer, [[spoiler:who happened to be Cris Crotz]].
16th Nov '15 9:48:45 PM animenutcase
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* CreatorCameo: The Killer's creepy, mechanical voice in the finale was done by the executive producer, Anthony E. Zuiker. He and fellow producer Cris Abrego -- not to be confused with the contestant named Cris -- also appeared as the cops who arrested the Killer.

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* CreatorCameo: The Killer's creepy, mechanical voice in the finale was done by the executive producer, Anthony E. Zuiker. He and fellow producer Cris Abrego -- not to be confused with the contestant named Cris -- also appeared as the cops who arrested the Killer.Killer, [[spoiler:who is the contestant Cris]].
18th Dec '14 3:18:24 PM stuffedninja
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: In one episode's investigation, Cris states that her dad taught her to handle and use guns when the situation ever came where it would be necessary. [[spoiler:It becomes clearer when you find out that she's the killer.]]


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* PoisonedWeapons: [[spoiler:Ulysses' death, as a result of being stabbed with a pair of nails (attached to a 2x4) laced with oleander.]]
3rd Nov '14 10:05:00 PM foxley
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''For the long-running British mystery game show, see ''Series/WhodunnitUK''.

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''For the long-running British mystery game show, see ''Series/WhodunnitUK''.
Series/WhodunnitUK''.
3rd Nov '14 10:04:36 PM foxley
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''For the long-running British mystery game show, see ''Series/WhodunnitUK''.
5th Sep '14 6:36:03 AM Redhead64
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Made by the creator of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', ''Whodunnit?'' is a murder mystery RealityShow that premiered June 23, 2013 on Creator/{{ABC}}.

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Made by the creator of ''Series/{{CSI}}'', ''Whodunnit?'' is a murder mystery RealityShow that premiered June 23, 2013 on Creator/{{ABC}}.
Creator/{{ABC}} and ended on August 18.



The season one finale aired August 18, 2013. Season two has yet to be announced.
5th Sep '14 2:57:58 AM PaulA
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* TheDanza: Giles is played by Gildart Jackson.



* EnforcedMethodActing: WordOfGod is that the contestant playing the Killer is not informed how the murders occurred and is trying to decipher the clues just like the other players.
5th Sep '14 2:52:04 AM PaulA
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Made by the creator of ''{{CSI}}'', ''Whodunnit?'' is a murder mystery RealityShow that premiered June 23, 2013 on {{ABC}}.

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Made by the creator of ''{{CSI}}'', ''Series/{{CSI}}'', ''Whodunnit?'' is a murder mystery RealityShow that premiered June 23, 2013 on {{ABC}}.
Creator/{{ABC}}.



The evidence-collection phase of each episode has two stages. In the first stage, the contestants gather clues by examining the room where the body was found, the body itself in the morgue, or a relevant third location (usually somewhere the victim had been shortly before the murder) -- but each contestant may visit only one of the three locations. The second stage is a treasure hunt: the contestants are given a clue which leads to another clue and so on; the first person to follow the chain of clues to its end finds the murder weapon and gains an insight into the murder method -- and ends the hunt before anyone else gets to complete it. Thus, it is not possible for any one person to find all the available clues, and strategies for gaining truthful information from other contestants can be key to a successful solution.



* BriefcaseFullOfMoney: The winner is presented with one at the end of the finale.



* CartoonBomb: In the death-by-explosion episode, the first clue for the murder weapon hunt arrives in the form of a cartoon-style bomb with fuse fizzing.



* CowboyEpisode: The episode in which the victim dies while horse-riding is stuffed with [[TheWestern Western]] clichés and shout-outs.



* DramaticDrop: One victim dramatically drops a bowl of breakfast cereal after receiving a threatening message from the Killer.



* EliminationStatement: At the end of each episode after the first, the eliminated player whose "murder" was the focus of that episode delivers an elimination statement from the morge (or equivalent, as in the case of the victim whose corpse spent the episode up a tree) while wearing their death scene make-up and costume.

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* EliminationStatement: At the end of each episode after the first, the eliminated player whose "murder" was the focus of that episode delivers an elimination statement from the morge morgue (or equivalent, as in the case of the victim whose corpse spent the episode up a tree) while wearing their death scene make-up and costume.



* ExternalCombustion: One victim is killed by a car bomb planted in a golf cart.



* HollywoodSilencer: One of the murders is committed with a silenced handgun while the other contestants are only a few feet away. It's treated as entirely reasonable that none of them heard a thing.



* IdTellYouButThenIdHaveToKillYou: Remarking on the public response to the series while introducing the season finale, Giles mentions that some viewers have asked if the failed contestants were really murdered. The Killer would be able to tell you, Giles says, but then he -- or she -- would have to kill you.



* InstantSedation: In one episode, the Killer used the traditional chloroform-soaked rag to subdue the victim. [[spoiler:And the other victim.]]



* LinkedListClueMethodology: The murder weapon hunts.



* OldTimeyBathingSuit: Giles the butler wears one while sunbathing by the pool.



* OpenSecret: Don, a retired homicide detective, is one of several contestants with professional detective experience who lies about his occupation to the others. In his case, he's so obviously an old cop that nobody believes him for a moment.



* PreviouslyOn: Every episode except the first and the last begins with a two-part previously-on; the first part recaps the premise of the series and is much the same each episode apart from updates of the murder montage, and the second part recaps the previous episode in detail. The last episode has a completely new previously-on recapping the entire season.



* ThirteenIsUnlucky:
** There are thirteen contestants to begin with.
** In one episode, a clue in the murder weapon hunt requires contestants to find a flight of thirteen steps that the victim fled down, and the Killer's note says that in this case thirteen was unlucky for the victim.



* TooSoon: The night after the ManOnFire murder, Giles taunts the players by serving roast pig for dinner. He trollingly asks "Too soon?", which they agree it is.

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* TooSoon: [[invoked]] The night after the ManOnFire murder, Giles taunts the players by serving roast pig flambé for dinner. He trollingly asks "Too soon?", which they agree it is.


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* WhenTheClockStrikesTwelve: One murder takes place on the stroke of midnight.
* WireDilemma: One of the challenges in the season finale is a bomb with a blue and a red wire, which must be defused by cutting the wire that matches the color of a clue item from early in the season. One of the competitors never got to see that item, and doesn't recall anyone mentioning what color it was...
* WritingIndentationClue: Used in one episode to uncover a message left on the victim's bedside memo pad.
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