Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 film film written and directed by Doug Atchison.
- Akeelah: This is all starting to sound heavy.
- Boy: It is heavy. Spelling bees are serious shit.
- [at the school spelling bee in a hall]
- Ms. Cross: Okay, Chuckie, your word is "grovel."
- Chuckie: Gravel? Like little rocks?
- Ms. Cross: No, grovel, like get down on your knees and grovel.
- Chuckie: Get down on my knees? [amazed] What?
- Ms. Cross: Just spell the word chuckie.
- Chuckie: G-R-A-V-E-L.
- Ms. Cross: No, Chuckie, you spelled gravel. The word was grovel, G-R-O-V-E-L. You weren't listening. Sorry, Chuckie.
- Ms. Cross: Okay, Chuckie, your word is "version."
- Chuckie: Virgin? Like Virgin Mary?
- Ms. Cross: No, version, like a version of a story.
- Chuckie: Um... V-I-R-G-I-N.
- Ms. Cross: No, Chuckie, you spelled virgin. The word was version, V-E-R-S-I-O-N. You weren't listening. Sorry, Chuckie.