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Funny / Akeelah and the Bee

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  • Javier stalling for time so Akeelah can get back: "Can you use it in a song?"
    • And then as soon as he sees Akeelah come back, he says "Never mind" and quickly spells the word.
    • After they've sat down again, Akeelah thanks him and he complains (paraphrased) "I was about to do a tap dance."
  • Derrick-T telling Akeelah to kick Dylan's butt while watching the national bee on TV:
    Derrick-T: B-U-T-T, butt!
  • During one bee, Javier is asked to spell "rhesus," the name of a brownish-yellow monkey of India. When he spells the word correctly, he makes monkey noises, much to the audience's amusement.

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