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The Same Mastermind Behind "Scandal" Also Created These Moments

Before Shonda Rhimes wrote the critically-acclaimed series about a Washington D.C. fixer/president's mistress, she penned some different types of scenes. Here they are, reacted to by the cast of Scandal.

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Lucy Wagner, aka Britney Spears, singing Madonna in her underwear during the opening scene of the 2002 blockbuster hit* Crossroads.

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*This movie tanked.

Henry (Justin Long!) reading a list of reasons why he and Lucy should have sex.

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Lucy and friends singing as they drive cross roads.

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Not Zoe Saldana or Taryn Manning's finest moment.

Lucy reading the lyrics to "I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman" as a poem.

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Shockingly, she was no Emily Dickinson.

Mia Thermopolis picking a suitor from a slide show in The Princess Diaries 2.

HRH William was included. HA! Sorry, but yeah right.

The Queen of Genovia mattress surfing.

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Genovia seems like a strange, strange place.

Charlotte and Cooper's narrative dancing on Private Practice as they looked back on Charlotte's pregnancy.

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What pregnant woman can do that???

Dr. Addison Montgomery having therapy sessions with a talking elevator.

This happened multiple times. She's a doctor and couldn't figure out where the voice was coming from?

A lion walking down the street in Seattle, Washington.

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OK, this is just ridiculous.

Callie singing over her unconscious body.

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Hunt, Bailey, Lexie, and Mark all chimed in too!

And when Shonda cast Bellamy Young as a guest character.

We all know this woman was born to be a star. Thank goodness she figured out that one!

Thankfully, we'll be able to look past these moments again when Scandal returns on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. ET on ABC.

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