The Frogger (season 9, episode 18)
story by Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin and Steve Koren & Dan O’Keefe, teleplay by Gregg Kavet & Andy Robin, directed by Andy Ackerman
original airdate: April 23, 1998
George concocts a grand scheme to maintain his high score on an old Frogger video game machine. Elaine eats antique cake at Peterman’s. Kramer nabs some caution tape from the police station, where he hears of a neighborhood serial killer. Jerry dates a sentence finisher.
The Improv is not featured in this episode.
Elaine sets up Jerry with Lisi, her sentence-finisher friend. Kramer warns the gang of a local serial killer, “The Lopper,” and shares his ideas for the killer’s nickname. Elaine vents about the nonstop cake parade at her office, but admits she ate $29,000 cake.
George announces he’s buying the Frogger machine, but doesn’t know how to keep it plugged in. He consults with Kramer and his “friends” Shlomo and Slippery Pete to organize the electrical transfer. Kramer suggests Elaine try replacing the Windsor cake with an Entemann’s.
Elaine suffers from over-caking due to endless office parties…but later experiences a daily 4:00 sugar crash, and is forced to eat Mr. Peterman’s vintage cake (and subsequently try to replace it).
Mario’s Pizza (actually Five Roses Pizza, now Iggy’s Pizzeria)
173 First Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: First Avenue (L)
Jerry and George visit their old high school hangout for one last slice before it closes, and George buys the Frogger machine with his high score on it.
W. 84th St. and Riverside Dr., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 86th Street (1)
Jerry spends nine hours breaking up with Lisi, and frantically tries getting back with her when face to face with a potential Lopper. The building’s awning says 451, but W. 84th St. only runs to Riverside Dr., only to the number 350.
Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Lisi surprises Jerry with a trip here, only because Jerry slept with her out of fear of “The Lopper.” Dutch Country is based in the cities of York, Lancaster, Hershey, Reading and Allentown.
1334 York Ave., New York, NEW YORK (map)
nearest subway: 68th Street – Hunter College (6)
Elaine is seen searching through Sotheby’s auction listings to try and replace Mr. Peterman’s antique cake he bought from here (Kramer: “Sotheby’s…they make good cake!”).