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'Spell-Mageddon' GIF-cap: 'Dorkus Maximus' and 'Gorilla Girl' Compete for $10,000

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Alfonso Ribeiro, host of ABC Family's "Spell-Mageddon," is known for his moves — especially the Carlton dance he perfected during his "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" days. Even the talented Ribeiro would have trouble, though, getting down with the contestants during Week 2 of this extreme spelling bee. "Head Banger," the latest installment, adds some new twists, including an extremely sloppy food challenge. How do the contestants spell relief through all this: t-e-n-g-r-a-n-d.

[Related: 'Fresh Prince' Star Alfonso Ribeiro on the Curse of the Carlton]

Daniel, a video editor from Bellingham, Washington, refers to himself as a "Dorkus Maximus": "In my spare time, I like to read about quantum mechanics." (Nothing like some light bedtime reading, Daniel.) This editor's knowledge of physics served him well on the first slippery challenge.

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Throughout the competition, Cherelle and Ashley always were ready to clash, especially sliding down the ramp. A competitive hip-hop dancer, Cherelle made the fictional Carlton Banks look graceful, however, as she attempted to stand and spell her word.

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Cherelle finally busted a move — and not her head — thanks to a generous helping of water and electricity. After tying in the Revolver round, Cherelle and Ashley had the season's first sudden-death spell-off.

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To prove to his highly competitive wife that he is a "spectacular speller," a carpenter named Ben endured the "Head Banger," a challenge that looked more like those "Whac-A-Mole" carnival games. Hopefully, Ben's spouse was taking note as her hubby took one on the noggin.

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Farm girl Jen has such a long wingspan that her friends call her "Gorilla Girl." Surviving the slippery opening gambit, Jen shows Ribeiro how long her reach really is.

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Spinning on the Revolver, Jen rocks a jumpsuit as ham sandwiches and spaghetti coat her from head to toe. (She wears food very well, though.)

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Jackie, who spent most of the game cooling her jets in the Loozer's Lounge, was voted back into the game, but the Head Banger was her undoing.

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In the end, Ben and Ashley faced sensory overload, but good-guy Ben emerged as the victor. Wonder how Ben's wife likes him now — she has 10,000 reasons to call him the champ.

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