George Costanza's Frogger Record Shattered

The one shining achievement in the life of Seinfeld's George Costanza is no more, as a Connecticut man shatters the fictional Frogger record previously thought unattainable by real people.

In 1998 Seinfeld episode "The Frogger", George Costanza tries desperately to save the Frogger machine that holds his greatest achievement - the fictional world record score of 860,630 points. The episode ends with a battery-rigged arcade machine getting smashed in traffic during homage to the classic game, the record of the achievement lost forever.

Not that it matters now, as George now holds the second-highest Frogger score of all time. Pat Laffaye of Westport, CT racked up an enormously impressive 896,980 points, beating the fictional character soundly. The score was verified by referee Eric Akeson of arcade record-keepers Twin Galaxies and announced at the stroke of midnight on January 1st.

"Even though it was imagined by television writers, Pat has broken one of the most famous scores in pop culture," Twin Galaxies Division Manager Patrick Scott Patterson said. "Pat's amazing score will now forever be attached to not only Twin Galaxies history, but pop culture trivia as well."

Pat also holds the world record score for Paperboy, and apparently has far too much time on his hands.


    Now I'm walking around the office with a mixture of Frogger sounds and Seinfeld's bass. It's making a tedious job quite hilarious. Thanks :D

    too much time on his hands? who is this guy writing about the guy that outdid a fictional frogger arcade record?

    You are just jealous.

      He's a journalist getting paid to report on games news?

    Seinfeld was hilarious, and this episode was one of the classics.

    As cool as it sounds to have the world record score in a game, I've seen some of these people that try to get these scores. They play for a couple of hours every day. I don't even play games in general that much, let alone a single one, and I'm unemployed.

    How could you spend that many hours doing something just to try and get recognised as the world record holder in a game that I can't even imagine any arcade versions of the game actually existing in modern arcades.

    Don't want to sound like I'm insulting the guy, but I just think it speaks too much to how much time this guy has wasted.

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