S09E18 - The Frogger
No: 174 | Season: 9 Episode: 18 | Air Date: 23-Apr-1998 | Production #918
George discovers that he still has the high score on the Frogger machine in a pizza place he and Jerry used to go to in high school. Jerry goes out with a friend of Elaine's, but when he wants to break up with her, news of a serial killer in the area makes him reconsider. Meanwhile, Elaine is overwhelmed by how frequently there is an occasion to eat cake at work. When she finally refuses to partake, she ends up eating something that she shouldn't, for a variety of reasons.
Director and Writers
Director: Andy Ackerman
Writers: Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin
Elaine: Mr. Peterman, you wanted to see me, Sir?
Mr. Peterman: Elaine, up until a moment ago, I was convinced that I was on the receiving end of one of the oldest baker's grifts in the book: the Entenmanns's Shim Sham.
Slippery Pete: What's that?
George: The outlet?
Slippery Pete: Mm-hmm.
George: That's where the electricity comes out.
Slippery Pete: Oh, you mean the holes.
Shlomo: Which one's the bathroom?
George: Uh, here.
Shlomo: They put the Frogger with the toilet? Yecchh.
George: The Frogger is here.
Kramer: George, I thought that was the door.
Slippery Pete: Where are all the pizza ovens?
Shlomo: I thought the bathroom was here.
Elaine: Do you think we can fill the void in our lives with flour, sugar, eggs and vanilla? I mean, we're all unhappy; do we have to be fat too? (looks at Becky who is fat and is standing in the crowd) Not you Becky, I know you have a slow metabolism.
George: Kramer, listen to me. I'm never going to have a child. If I lose this Frogger high score, that's it for me.
Kramer: Believe me George; you can count on Slippery Pete.
George: Slippery Pete?
Kramer: Yeah, I don't care for the name either.
Jerry: Hey George, how are you going to keep the machine plugged in?
Jerry: Well, when you unplug the machine, all the scores will be erased.
George: You're right. Why must there always be a problem. You'd think just once I'd catch a break. God knows I earned it with that score.
Elaine: Guess what I ate!
George: An ostrich burger?
Elaine: No, a $29,000 piece of cake. Peterman got it at the Duke and Duchess of Windsor auction. It's the most romantic thing I've ever eaten.
Jerry: How did it taste?
Elaine: A little stale.
Mr. Peterman: Elaine, is the item still with you?
Elaine: As far as I know.
Mr. Peterman: Elaine, do you know what happens when a cake sits in a damp, poorly ventilated cellar for 60 years?
Elaine: (frightened) No.
Mr. Peterman: (letting her off the hook but smugly adds) Very well. I have the feeling what you're about to go through is punishment enough.
(Elaine stands there weakly.)
Mr. Peterman: (smugly tosses remote away) Dismissed.
Kramer: More bad news, Jerry. You know, the police - they found another victim of the Lopper in Riverside Park... I saw the photo, and it looked a lot like you!
Jerry: Oh, come on, there's a lot of people walking around the city that look like me!
Kramer: Not as many as there used to be!
Notes and Trivia
A large truck bears down on George while he's pushing the Frogger machine. Although the drivers hands never leave the steering wheel, we hear the truck's horn sounding repeatedly.
When Elaine is talking to Jerry about her missing her 4 o'clock sugar rush, the telephone cord switches from being under her arm to over.
The brief first exterior shot of Mario's Pizza actually shows a storefront with a different name, "Five Roses Pizza". Near the end of the episode, a different exterior is shown, and this time the storefront is completely different and does display the correct name, "Mario's Pizza".
When Jerry and George walk into the pizza place you can see the stores across the street when the door is open. A second later the sings change into a different image, shown backwards.
When Jerry and George are watching the kid playing Frogger in Mario's, they cut to the game screen. . . where you can clearly see that the high score matches the current score of the kid playing: 7200. Later, when they show the list of high scores, George's score of 860,000 is shown.
Apparently, real "Frogger" machines didn't actually store initials with high scores.
|Jerry Seinfeld||Jerry Seinfeld|
|Julia Louis-Dreyfus||Elaine Benes|
|Michael Richards||Cosmo Kramer|
|Jason Alexander||George Costanza|
|John O'Hurley||J. Peterman|
|Peter Stormare||Slippery Pete|
|Reuven Bar-Yotam||Shlomo (as Reuven Bar)|
|Mark Daniel Cade||Other Walter|
|Eve Brenner||Lady in Restaurant (uncredited)|
|Ruth Cohen||Ruthie Cohen|
|Jennifer Crittenden||Becky (uncredited)|
|Bob Pepper||Monk Patron (uncredited)|