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.
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?
Clue may not have just jumped the shark, but also nuked the fridge. :)
IIRC, the (original?) English version has a "Reverend Green". Course that can't fly in the good old USA...
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.