Seinfeld Frogger record squashed

Connecticut man bests George Costanza's fictional long-standing high mark on Konami's classic strategy coin-op with 896,980 points.

Seinfeld has been off the air for more than a decade now, but George Costanza (portrayed by Jason Alexander) continues to take the hits. This week, imminent coin-op stat tracker Twin Galaxies announced that Pat Laffaye of Westport, Connecticut, had bested Costanza's seemingly insurmountable Frogger high score of 860,630, posting a new World Record mark of 896,980 points on the classic arcade cabinet.

Costanza's record has stood since April 23, 1998, when the Seinfeld episode "The Frogger" originally aired. As noted at the time, Costanza was able to achieve the feat through a unique combination of Mountain Dew, mozzarella, and grease. Twin Galaxies did not offer an account of Laffaye's preparatory dietary regimen.

Pat Laffaye

In 2005, Twin Galaxies offered a cash prize to anyone able to best Costanza's score, though no one was able to accomplish the task before the purse expired. Twin Galaxies also noted that Laffaye holds a record in Atari's classic Paperboy arcade game.

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88 comments
JDrive
JDrive

One of George's life accomplishments bested.

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

Uh... Has antone said "It was moops!" yet? I'll say that one.

BloodMist
BloodMist

I'm sure it's no coincidence that the Frogger episode of Seinfeld is my favorite of the whole show.

Paul2004
Paul2004

Records are made to be broken, congrats to this guy. must have spent alot of time on this Lindseyiluvyou: Blaming everything on the "Commies" ?, havent heard that in awhile lol.

lindseyiluvyou
lindseyiluvyou

I've said this before and I'll say it again. Whoever hates Seinfeld isn't American. They're commies

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

apparently some people dont get what i was trying to say and to put it simply for you people its this... if you cant as a gamer yourself appreciate what another gamer has done as an achievement and disparage said person thusly then maybe you need to pick up another hobby its pretty simple if you think about it... its like doing something that you hate and hating other people for doing... by choice and i simply offered a better choice... go and do something else

buft
buft

that episode is pure genuis, also grats to laffaye for beating the seinfeld high score, even if it wasnt quite real :P

MatzeEdend
MatzeEdend

"a unique combination of Mountain Dew, mozzarella, and grease." With that kind of combo, you could do just about anything!

dadoesch
dadoesch

A classic game for a classic episode.

oneligas
oneligas

opposite george was the greatest episode

DaGamingDude
DaGamingDude

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The_Wolf22
The_Wolf22

I'm sorry, mariostar0001. I had to be the one to give you the first thumbs down. I just can't believe that fictional highscore records aren't as good as real-life ones. I mean, come on! When somebody beats a fictional highscore, we're talking a serious gamer, who just won't quit! besides, Seinfeld is the greatest, and most hilarious show, ever made.

ferrarimanf355
ferrarimanf355

I WAS IN THE POOL! I WAS IN THE POOL! SERENITY NOW! INSANITY LATER! GEORGE IS GETTING UPSET!

chertoo
chertoo

the things people do instead of getting laid surprises me

tremor33
tremor33

No Frogger for you! Next!

RotaryRX7
RotaryRX7

One of my favorite episodes for sure. :D

nillod
nillod

that's hilarious. i love seinfeld.

0Aragorn0
0Aragorn0

Hmm, looks like Laffaye had to use a chair. George Costanza would have never used a chair!! Therefore George Costanza is still winner in my opinion. If Costanza was here I'm sure he'd have 20 more reasons why he's still the winner as well!

janderdarkmoon
janderdarkmoon

It still amazes how powerful Seinfeld's grip still is on pop culture. While some people out there say they don't like the show. I implore you to watch a few more early episodes to really get to know the characters. Without understanding their quirks and antics you really won't get much of the humor. Trust me on this, TV Guide voted it the greatest show of all time for a reason. Pure comedic genius.

BudFudlacker09
BudFudlacker09

"They put the frogger in with the toilet?" "Oh, you mean the holes." "How much jailtime are we looking at if we get caught?" Jerry, I've been preparing for this moment my entire life.

killer_rabbit20
killer_rabbit20

Believe it or not George isn't at home, I must be out or I'd pick up the phone, or where could I be? And the camera slowly zooms out to show that George Costanza killed himself in rage.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Am I correct in that a fictional TV character got a high score in Frogger and that was put down as a REAL-LIFE record? Or did someone really get that high of a score?

DrKill09
DrKill09

God I hated Seinfeld... :roll:

DitkaKenobi
DitkaKenobi

@leviathanwing - You can't defend one gamer and then claim that all gamers eat doritos and need to grab a vitamin water and go for a jog. And why vitamin water? That stuff is horrible. Regular water FTW!

tycoonmike
tycoonmike

It's such a good scene, and congrats to the guy who finally beat the score.

leviathanwing
leviathanwing

to anyone making negative comments about this small accomplishment... you are in fact making fun of your own hobby and in turn yourself... about someone who does your hobby much better than you and in turn belittle yourself further... take a look in the mirror then put down the doritos and pick up a vitamin water then go for a jog...

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

COME HERE AND FIGHT YOUR FATHER!

nohabs
nohabs

Poor George, nothing goes right for him

mariostar0001
mariostar0001

Good job. Fictional records are nothing compared to real ones.

King9999
King9999

That was a classic episode.

Tyralyon
Tyralyon

What the f... That's the weirdest thing ever. I saw that episode just now, for the first time ever! Then the first thing I do is check GS, and I see this headline.

Hyperion_1400
Hyperion_1400

I am honestly surprised the frogger episode wasn't faked. Granted, the Soup Nazi was real?

KokutenNagaki
KokutenNagaki

For the love of God! George doesn't have much left! Why would you take this from him?!

SolidSnakeUS42
SolidSnakeUS42

I'm curious, I could have the 5th best score in the world in the original GB Tetris, does that mean anything?

killerwaffles
killerwaffles

It's amazing that so many people will belittle anyone who accomplishes anything, no matter how benign that accomplishment may be. '___'