TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Spelling Bee

Judge Blurts Out 'Milkshake' Lyrics

... For No Good Reason

5/30/2014 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Scripps National Spelling Bee Judge MilkshakeOne of the judges at the Scripps National Spelling Bee loves Kelis -- or milkshakes -- and proved it by randomly quoting her classic song ... instead of using an unrelated word in a sentence. Warm it up!!!

The judge was Dr. Jacques Bailly, who won the title himself back in 1980. He was supposed to be using "feijoada" in a sentence, but instead stated, "While Tabitha discovered that her milkshake brought all the boys to the yard ..." -- before cutting himself off.

The contestant went on to spell the word (BTW, it's a Brazilian stew) correctly ... we're guessing Kelis would not have.

26 COMMENTS

No Avatar
1.

Skywalker    

i'm guessing the person who wrote this could not have spelled it either.

110 days ago
2.

ariesalyson    

I saw that. Another funny part was when a kid said he knows it, all excited and then he got the word wrong and was like What!?

110 days ago
3.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

Fire him

110 days ago
4.

HRH Prince Michael    

!Pero es una palabra Portugesa

Craigslist.com/NYC/Rant and Rave Section
"The House of David:
Thy Kingdom Came"

110 days ago
5.

Clytemnestra    

"Feijoada"? Holy crap, how many contestants got eliminated on that one? I have followed this contest off and on for years and the kids at this level are really amazing. And the amount of study they put into it is mind-boggling.

110 days ago
6.

Brian    

Kelis? Who?

110 days ago
7.

WHATEVER    

And this is important because........?

110 days ago
8.

Gigi    

Funny stuff.

110 days ago
9.

lourdgoogoo    

I would not get anywhere near Kelis yard.

110 days ago
10.

andrewlala    

The guy sounds like a perv. . Fire him and register him as an offender

110 days ago
11.

Ali    

Geeze, not only are the kids a bunch of weirdos, but apparently the judges are as well. The whole "Spelling Bee" thing is just silly. What kind of parent would let their kid go on a public stage and look like a total dweeb. It wouldn't be so bad if the parents helped their kids look better, but, most of the kids just scream dweeb. I know that sounds mean, but it's true, they're horrid nerds and geeks. You can be smart, spell well and be normal too!

110 days ago
12.

chicagoannie    

? This article made NO SENSE. None whatsoever.

110 days ago
13.

Tommi    

This kid looks like a brown Edward Snowden.

110 days ago
14.

Tommi    

This kid looks like a brown Edward Snowden.

110 days ago
15.

Brian    

FWIW, Kelis is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu, has authored a cookbook, has a line of sauces, and titled her new album "Food". She very well may have spelled the word correctly.

109 days ago
| 1 | 2 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web