Kelly & Michael: Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar
Kelly & Michael played a clip of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. There were two co-champions! They were both so happy. This was the first time in over 50 years that there were co-winners of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Kelly & Michael met the winners, Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar.
Kelly & Michael: Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar Winnings
Kelly said that they made history. Michael asked if they were upset that they had to share the title. They said that they were fine with it. They each won $30,000. They also each got their own trophy. Michael asked what they were going to do with the money. They were going to put it all in college funding or travel.
Kelly & Michael: Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar Volunteering
Kelly said they’re also do-gooders. One of them volunteers at his local library while the other one volunteers in nursing homes.
Kelly & Michael: Do Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar Guess?
Michael wondered if they guessed their final words. They said that they’d seen the word before, so they know it, but sometimes they need to figure it out based on clues. Kelly asked if there’s one word that they hope they don’t get.
Kelly & Michael: To Bee or Not To Bee
Kelly & Michael challenged them to “To Bee or Not To Bee.” It was the co-hosts versus the co-winners. One of them was worried that Kelly would cheat off of him. They also had the official announcer from the Scripps National Spelling Bee, Dr. Jaques Bailly.
Kelly said that she’s known him for years. Michael brought up how he talked about the Milkshake song. The co-hosts won the coin toss and got the first word. Their word was shenanigans. Kelly didn’t want that word. She and Michael deliberated and then Kelly screamed out their answer. She was so into it. They got it right.
Kelly & Michael: Spelling Bee Champions Face Off
The winners got onomatopoeia. They didn’t want to shout out the answer like Kelly. They got it right. Kelly said they cheated. She and Michael then got tchotchke. Michael wanted a new sentence. Then he asked if he could spell it for them. They were running out of time. They got it wrong.
The winners then got otorhinolaryngology. Kelly knew it was the ears, nose, and throat doctor. The winners were having a hard time with this one. They asked if there were other definitions and asked him to repeat the word. They got it right! Kelly said they shouldn’t get it because she had to give them the definition.
Kelly & Michael then got winklepicker. It’s a shoe with a sharp pointed toe. Kelly asked for the country of origin and was shocked that it’s originally English. Michael spelled it because it was his spelling and Kelly didn’t want to look wrong. They got it right! They tied two to two. They were co-winners again!
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