Fridge: Clue

These are Fridge tropes related to the Clue franchise.

The Game

Fridge Brilliance
  • How can you win if you are the murderer/ess? Because the premise is figuring out the murderer's identity by way of evidence. If you can find the evidence of your guilt before anyone else does, that means you can destroy it and get away with it.
    • That doesn't explain why the game requires you to repeatedly destroy any possibility of pinning the crime on someone else.
    • If you don't seem to actively look for the murderer the others will be suspicious.
      • The SNES Game plays this another way. If it turns out the character you're playing as is the murderer, you still end up getting arrested in the end if you expose yourself. But you leave happy, because at least Mr. Boddy "got what he deserved."
      Mr. Green: I won! I won! I'm on my way to prison, but I won!

The movie

Fridge Brilliance
  • The third ending is supported as the actual ending in that Wadsworth threw away the key to the door to the study where the Motorist was. He lied and said it was the key to the cabinet was the key he threw away.
  • Mr. Green's lack of interest in Yvette works no matter which ending you watch. In the first two endings, he's gay. In the third, he's happily married.
    • Or is he?
    • In the 3rd ending I assumed that being the undercover agent, the Mr. Green who appears in the film is NOT the Mr. Green who received the invitation; Wadsworth working off of an informant's tip had never seen the Real Green, and the FBI sent a fake in his place, thus while real Green was gay, Fake Green had a wife to go home and make love to
      • It helps that the plan to have a picture of him holding hands with a man to be shown as the evidence was being burned was changed.
  • "Shake, Rattle, and Roll" features prominently in the soundtrack. "Shake, rattle, and roll..." as in dice.
  • The original board game actually makes little sense when you think about it; sure they can't tell who killed Boddy, but why would they have trouble telling where (the room he was found in would be a good start) or with what (bullet wounds and strangulation don't look very similar)? The movie actually addresses this by making him not really dead the first time; because his corpse disappears only to show up again with new injuries in a new location, it actually makes sense that the characters aren't sure how and where he died.
  • After the bloodbath, we discover that all the visitors were either blackmail victims or Boddy's accomplices. The deaths of the latter supposedly clears the killer of the chance of prosecution, as the only witnesses are still subject to blackmail. Except we never hear how Mr. Boddy found out about Mr. Green. Makes sense in light of the third ending. In that one, Green is an undercover FBI plant, investigating Mr. Boddy. Since the best way to prove that he's blackmailing people would be to get blackmailed himself, Green could simply make up a likely story and intentionally get someone to leak it. Mr. Green gave a strong hint he's not supposed to be there. Remember, Mr. Green exposed himselfnote , with a confused looking Wadsworth briefly checking the evidence. He didn't know Mr. Green's blackmail!

The miniseries

Fridge Logic
  • Nobody got it on video?
    • Of course they did, but the lizard aliens are suppressing it.