Hi there, Shonda

Shonda Rhimes - the mastermind behind Grey's Anatomy and Scandal - is a noted fan of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

The sentence for speller 111, Sahil Langote, is a reference to a show on which she is a producer.


"The 9-1-1 operator patiently explained that having accidentally watched episodes of How to Get Away with Murder out of sequential order did not constitute an emergency," Dr. Bailly read.

Hope you liked it, Shonda! Even better? Sahil spelled sequential correctly.