Frogger Gameshow Series Coming to Peacock
NBC’s Peacock streaming service is bulking up with…a new game show based on the classic arcade game Frogger?
Announced Tuesday, the Frogger game show will supersize the classic Frog-hopping, traffic-dodging courses from the classic games and pit contestants against one another for a cash prize.
The competition will feature twelve different obstacle courses, dubbed “crossings,” forcing contestants to “dodge treacherous traffic, leap over snapping gators and hop over hungry hippos to conquer the course.”
NBC has ordered 13 hour-long episodes of the game show.
In case you’re feeling lucky, you can apply to be a contestant on Frogger here. Word of warning, as is typical for such shows, the application is pretty long and asks you to also submit a two-minute video. The show’s recruiters are looking for folks with a love for Frogger (duh), the 80’s, and any particular physical or mental skills that could help you compete.
Frogger was first released in 1981 by Konami. Its success spawned dozens of sequels and spinoffs and cemented its place in pop culture with countless references in the likes of Seinfeld, The Simpsons, and Wreck-It Ralph.
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Frogger the game show is being developed by Eureka Productions, the production company behind other reality shows including The Amazing Race, The Real Dirty Dancing, and more.
Joseph Knoop is a writer/producer/Frogger on PS1 devotee for IGN.