One of the judges at the Scripps National Spelling Bee, which aired last night on ESPN, is apparently a huge fan of rapper Kelis and/or milkshakes.
He randomly quoted her classic track when asked to use a word in a sentence ... while not using the word in question. It was pretty outstanding:
The judge, Dr. Jacques Bailly (1980 National Spelling Bee champion!) was supposed to be using "feijoada" in a sentence, by request from the finalist.
Instead, he BROKE IT DOWN, saying "While Tabitha discovered that her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard ..." and then cut himself off.
Cue the confused, awkward quasi-laughter.
The contestant went on to spell the word, which apparently is a Brazilian stew, correctly before the big event ran out of words and ended in a tie.
Kelis was reportedly too busy bringing the boys to the yard and determining if she has to charge for her serves to be reached for comment at press time.