famous "The Frogger" Seinfeld episode, which aired in 1998,
ends with George Costanza trying unsuccessfully to play "real
life" Frogger, moving his Frogger arcade cabinet across the
street, dodging traffic in a bid to reach a power source. The
episode ended in the cabinet getting struck by an incoming
Freightliner, leading Seinfeld to quip, "Game over".
was almost "game over" for a 23-year-old South Carolina man
on Monday night. According to Clemson police chief Jimmy Dixon,
the man and his friends were intrigued with the idea of trying to act
out the game Frogger (which involves a frog dodging oncoming
traffic to get to a pond) in real life.After his friend
shouted "Go!" he began picking his way across the street,
but he almost lost a life, when he was struck by a Lexus
SUV.WYFF 4 news reports the man to be in stable
condition, as of Tuesday, and apparently will not be eligible to be a
Darwin Award recipient.Frogger began
as a 1981 video game cabinet, developed by Konami and licensed by
Sega/Gremlin. Since then, the title has seen a release on
nearly every major video game platform, including the Wii, PS3,
360, with over 20 million games sold worldwide from the
highest score on the original Frogger belongs
to Pat Laffaye of Westport, Connecticut, USA, who scored 896,980
points on December 22, 2009.
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