If you spell this correctly, you'll be our 10th and last finalist.
Could I get a definition, please?
A lively song and street dance.
Um... C... A... R... M... A... [Kiana, watching through the door's window, sees the boy's mom mouth out the letter, "G"] G... N... O-L-E, carmagnole.
That's correct, and that means are our 10th and last finalist for the district bee. [a thunderous applause erupts, especially from the boy's mom. Akeelah is devastated]
[bursts through the door] HE CHEATED!!! HE CHEATED!! I saw that! That boy's mama helped him out!
What...? Excuse me... Who are you?
I'm Akeelah's sister. I was standing right back there, and I saw that boy's mama give him the letter "G." She was saying, "geeeee."
Cheating boy's mom:
He knew the word. I-I mean, it's one we studied. He knew it.
Ma'am, did you help your child spell the word? [the boy's mom shakes her head] Ma'am, this is serious business.
[Silence. Finally, the boy's mom angrily springs up from her chair]
Cheating boy's mom:
OH, YOU'RE DAMN RIGHT IT'S SERIOUS! You know, you are gonna give these kids ulcers! Do you know how long he has studied for this?! He knew that word!
[embarrassed] No. I didn't.
I'm sorry, number 62, you are disqualified from competition.
[at the school spelling bee in the gym]
Now, we're gonna start things off with "grovel."
Gravel? Like little rocks?
No, grovel, like "get down on your knees and grovel."
Get down on my knees? [shocked] What?!
Just spell the word.
No, Chuckie, you spelled "gravel." I meant "grovel", G-R-O-V-E-L. You weren't listening. Sorry, Chuckie.
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