Clue (1985)

Clue

This week on Alcohollywood, Jared and Clint (with guest Theo) take a peek at the 1985 ensemble board-game comedy Clue! Decades before Battleship, this board game adaptation sees the classic murder mystery game adapted into an Agatha Christie-esque murder-in-a-house whodunit. Headed by an ensemble of fantastic comedic actors from the 80s (Michael McKean, Christopher Lloyd, Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry, Leslie Ann Warren, Martin Mull and others), Clue is a hilarious and surprisingly bawdy caper with quite a bit of surprising Red Scare subtext. Join us as we discuss the sexual politics of McCarthy-era America, the alternate names of Clue around the globe, who could have played Miss Scarlet, and what movies we think would be fun with multiple endings. Check out our multiple custom cocktails, tailored for each of the characters, grab your favorite turn-of-the-century weapon, and take a listen!

(Clue is currently available on Netflix Streaming!)

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THIS EPISODE’S DRINK(S): The 1+2+2+1

Clue Cocktail

Professor Plum:

1 part crème de cassis

1 part anisette

1 part ginger liqueur

2 parts plum juice

Pinch, cloves

Colonel Mustard:

Drop, honey Dijon mustard

1 part white rye whiskey

1 part lemon juice

Splash, simple syrup

Burnt orange zest

Mrs. White:

1 part rum

1 part white crème de cacao

2 parts coconut milk

Splash, orgeat

Mr. Green:

1 part gin

1 part green chartreuse

1 part green apple juice (Granny Smith)

1 part lime

Mint, muddled

Miss Scarlet:

1 part vodka

1 part hibiscus liqueur

2 parts cranberry/raspberry juice

Splash, orange juice

Dash, rhubarb bitters

Mrs. Peacock:

1 part tequila

1 part triple sec

1 part blueberry liqueur

2 parts peach-flavored soda water

DRINKING RULES FOR CLUE:

  1. Scopes and Gropes (whenever a character checks another character out or gropes them inappropriately)
  2. Whenever the character whose drink you are drinking (or pick a character) asks a question
  3. Every time the group wanders into a new room

FINISH YOUR DRINK WHEN:

Mr. Green (Michael McKean) says, “if you wanna know who killed Mr. Boddy, I did. In the hall. With the revolver. Okay, Chief, take ’em away. I’m gonna go home and sleep with my wife.”

Next week, Alcohollywood celebrates its 100th episode with a special, feature-length commentary episode for the 1962 film Dr. No! (We’ve also got a special treat for our fans we’ll be giving out along with it.) Thanks so much to all of our listeners – we couldn’t do this without you and we’re so glad you’re tuning in. Let’s share the wealth and spread the love, so be sure to like, subscribe and share us wherever you can!

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4 thoughts on “Clue (1985)

  1. Colleen Camp. Google image search her, you’ll be pleasantly surprised (up until the 90s at least).

    And Pitch Perfect is great. I don’t get the hate.

  2. This is the best, I seriously can not express how much I loved the episode.

    Side note, I think Theo is my long lost best friend. For my 12th birthday my dad turned our house into a giant Clue board game (including a giant dice) and all my friends came dressed in various colors. I also played the shit out of Clue for Super Nintendo. And of course, Halloween is by FAR the best holiday.

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