Written by Old Bluffer 2nd Oct 2006
(Even though this scene happens first, please read the main Frogs synopsis before this death)
This was the most original death in a film notable for evoking disappointment and a feeling of being cheated by the front cover of the DVD.
Psychic Toad spots a wealthy oik to murder.
There isn't too much to say really. An irrelevant character wanders into a greenhouse for no good reason, and is ambushed by a strike force of monitor lizards and geckos, who receive their orders by their Psychic Toad commanders. (If this sounds complicated, it really isn't - just read the link at the top of this review).
The lizards' method of killing their victim is not bad. They climb up onto the shelves and topple a jar of chemicals onto the floor, where it smashes and startles the latest nonentity to be marked for death. They then use a commendable knowledge of organic chemistry to identify another jar of poison that will react with the new puddle on the floor. Fumes of some noxious gas now begin to fill the greenhouse, but instead of fleeing the area, or perhaps smashing the windows (it's a greenhouse after all) Crockett just inhales deeply and expires from the film (presumably with some relief).
I love the subtle labels on the jars!
This death received the Death Trap category as the implication is that the toads have carefully planned this killing.
The gecko infantry trample their victim with tiny, sticky toes.