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The Frogger 

George is obsessed with preserving his Frogger high score for posterity; Jerry stays one step ahead of a serial killer; Elaine eats Peterman's expensive cake:

Director:

Andy Ackerman

Writers:

Larry David (created by), Jerry Seinfeld (created by) | 7 more credits »
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Episode complete credited cast:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ... Elaine Benes
Michael Richards ... Cosmo Kramer
Jason Alexander ... George Costanza
John O'Hurley ... J. Peterman
Julia Campbell ... Lisi
Peter Stormare ... Slippery Pete
Reuven Bar-Yotam ... Shlomo (as Reuven Bar)
Sam Shamshak ... Sal
Wayne Wilderson ... Walter
Mark Daniel Cade ... Other Walter
Jack Esformes ... Mike
Melissa Denton ... Kobe
Oliver Muirhead ... Lubeck
Drake Bell ... Kenny
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Storyline

Jerry's dating a girl who always finishes his sentences. He decides the time has come to have it out with her. Elaine is getting tired of all the cake parties at work every time someone leaves, arrives, is sick and so on. She realizes she's gotten use to the sugar rush though and raids Peterman's office fridge only to eat a collectible piece of cake from a very special weeding that he bought at a Sotheby's auction. George decide he wants to buy the Frogger game from his old hangout after he sees that he still has the high score. He has to figure out a way to get to his place without erasing the game's memory. Kramer says there's a serial killer around, the Lopper, and that his latest victim resembled Jerry. Written by garykmcd

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 April 1998 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

Game Buyer Magazine, the successor to Ultra Game Players Magazine, cited this episode as one of the reasons they re-reviewed Frogger (1997) and gave it a higher score than previously. See more »

Goofs

When Kramer's guys are playing Frogger on the machine that they are moving, they check the battery and calculate that they have three minutes before it dies. If they were able to power an AC-powered Frogger machine with a DC battery, they almost certainly would've known that they could've extended that time significantly by turning off nonessential components (especially the power-hungry cathode ray tube display, which is only necessary when the game is actually being played) rather than having to plug the Frogger machine in. This would reduce the machine's power and slow the drain on the battery. See more »

Quotes

[Kramer points to a broken egg on the floor which is caution taped off with drinking glasses]
Cosmo Kramer: Yeah, I'll take care of that later.
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Connections

References Léolo (1992) See more »

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Seinfeld Theme Song
Written by Jonathan Wolff
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1 July 2019 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

Seinfeld

Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld, the creators, of the dream sitcom for every stand up artist is the milestone set as an example on how to use your humor as a part of narrative. The series was clearly ahead of its time and fixated within that time limit when it was aired- or maybe not even then. This is how the series both remains timeless and also fails to test against time. The concept of the series- in fact there is an episode, where the series takes an almost meta turn, whispering the secretive meeting held within the confound of NBC walls about the pitch- is to just joke, just talk, analyse with a mockery tone, bombing brutally on a subject from the most privileged position under that circumstances. There is no storyline, no character development, no arc, no rhythm to follow. Usually, a film like such becomes more than a film with such an idea; take the Life Of Brian series. And similarly the series refuses to participate in the expected or not even expected aspects of the storytelling.

There is no end, no beginning, it captures a brief period with an agenda in mind that you will have the time of your life. But this is where this coherent plan backfires. First the runtime itself. Something so monotonous cannot withhold its audience for nine years. It is simply preposterous. For the style of the joke, the humor, the vocab of these characters, if as-planned is intended to be the same, will grow natural or normal to the viewers. This makes the relationship between the viewers and the characters, similar to what the viewers have in the outer world, maybe a friend or a family member.

Basically it would never be interesting, sure some cases would come up, just as chapters does in here, but that too will carry the momentum of just that brief period of screentime. Another major challenge it faces is, in order to stay far away from the textbook sitcom structure, the character has to and does deny on getting on or blending in with the society. Now that's fine. But in order to last longer they had to create an unfair world that takes uncalled detours just for the laughs, ignoring both emotional and ethical aspect of it, resulting into a physical distance that you, as an audience, carry for the rest of the series. By the end, it gets difficult to survive and something so beloved, something so smart, Seinfeld is left under a dry heap of jokes.

The Frogger

It is a chase scene. Not a good one, not even particularly a chase scene and doesn't even have the sense of urgency alive to justify the fumbles, jokes and sketchy or spooky behavior, I think this might even sum up the last few seasons that has disappointed.


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