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.

1. 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.

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

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3. Lucy and friends singing as they drive cross roads.

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Not Zoe Saldana or Taryn Manning’s finest moment.

4. 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.

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

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

6. The Queen of Genovia mattress surfing.

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Genovia seems like a strange, strange place.

7. 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???

8. 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?

9. A lion walking down the street in Seattle, Washington.

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OK, this is just ridiculous.

10. Callie singing over her unconscious body.

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

11. 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!

12. 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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