The Quantum Pontiff

Say it ain’t so Hasbro, say it aint so. From an NPR story on a makeover of the game “Clue”:

The characters have changed, too. Miss Scarlet has a first name: Cassandra. Colonel Mustard left the military; he’s a former football star. Victor Plum, formerly the professor who was always known as the smartest man in the room, became recast as a self-made video game designer — a dot-com billionaire.

Take that you stuffy academic professors, with your padded elbows and your pipes and your uncombed Einstein hair: you’re no longer the smartest person in the room (unless you’ve made a video game, that is.) But I still think you were the murder, in the spa, with the baseball bat.


  1. #1 Chris Granade
    August 9, 2008

    A football star? I mean, yeah, Clue jumped the shark a while ago, but geez. And yes, getting ride of Prof. Plum is bizarre. I’m supposing the baseball bat is the new lead pipe?

  2. #2 Dave Bacon
    August 9, 2008

    Clue may not have just jumped the shark, but also nuked the fridge. 🙂

  3. #3 travc
    August 10, 2008

    IIRC, the (original?) English version has a “Reverend Green”. Course that can’t fly in the good old USA…

  4. #4 Jonathan Vos Post
    August 11, 2008

    In other News, Time Magazine replaced Albert Einstein as “Man of the Century” with Sergey Brin & Larry Page; tiny little lead pipes were found to have caused lead poisoning; while Colonel Mustard retired from the Green Bay Packers and then tried to get rehired, ending up with the New York Jets.

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