Kelis' Milkshake Made an Unscripted Cameo at the Spelling Bee

Sriram, a contestant at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, asked for the word “Feijoada” to be used in a sentence. The sentence he received was, “While Tabitha discovered that her milkshake brought all the boys to yard …” before the pronouncer — Dr. Jacques Bailly (the 1980 Spelling Bee champ) — was stopped by a very panicked voice off-camera. Huh?

So many questions.

In any event, we wound up with co-champs, Sriram Hathwar & Ansun Sujoe after the contest ran out of “championship” words.


Kelis’ “Milkshake” came out in 2003. Why and how it wound up in a sentence the Spelling Bee is anyone’s guess. Best guess: it was intentionally-worthy viral prank by Jimmy Kimmel. It’s a shame we didn’t get to hear the entire sentence. Well, there’s always next year.

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