To Be the Best in the World at Something

Seth Gordon discussing his debut documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, on KCRW's The Treatment.

"Twin Galaxies, which became sort of the governing body of classic arcade records, make it their business to verify whether or not a score is legit or not. And they spend the next twenty some years determining whether scores when they are submitted are any good. And the one score that never gets challenged in all these years is Donkey Kong, the one that sort of started it all. Until a substitute middle school science teacher who has just been laid off from Boeing was bored and got himself a Donkey Kong for his garage and, without realizing it, was setting record scores all by himself."


Check out Seth Gordon's short film, Fears of a Clown, which explores a clown's childhood fears.