The Most Epic Scripps National Spelling Bee Celebrations In History

Ain’t no celebration like a spelling bee celebration, cuz a spelling bee celebration has an indeterminate denouement.

If there’s one thing the Scripps National Spelling Bee — which got started this morning — is known for, it’s spelling. And if there’s two things, it’s spelling and bombastic celebrations. Look at these kids go wild!

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1994: Ned G. Andrews

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Damn, Ned, why you gotta do ‘em like that. Show some grace, son. Show some grace.

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1996: Wendy Guey

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Honestly? I didn’t even know you could show that kind of violent, unrestrained lunacy on television.

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2007: Evan O’Dorney

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A celebration like this should come with a warning: Not Suitable For Children.

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2009: Kavya Shivashankar

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Oooooooh! Motherfucker spelled “Laodicean!”

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2010: Anamika Veeramani

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Anamika Veeramani, goin’ HAM.

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2011: Sukanya Roy

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Hold up. Am I watching 2 Fast 2 Furious? Because that shit ain’t even street legal!

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2012: Snigdha Nandipati

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee can’t even handle her right now.

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In all seriousness, though, the fact that these kids don’t even know how to celebrate just makes the Bee that much better. It’s fun to watch a sporting event where the competitors are visibly nervous and things like ego and trash-talking are completely removed.

You can see how this year’s champion will celebrate on ESPN 3. The finals are on regular ESPN Thursday at 8 p.m.

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