Spelling Bee or a Curb Your Enthusiasm Episode?

I saw this the other day on Countdown with Keith Olbermann and decided it must be shared. BTW-do you guys love Keith as much as I do? Not in the "I'd let him pound me" way, but more of the "I'd lead him to believe he can pound me just so I can be his friend" way.

Anyways- why do spelling bees always provide so much uncomfortable comic relief? Most recently:

or this classic gem- E U O N Y M!!!!!!!!!