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When All My Puny Sorrows author Miriam Toews was in the red chair, George surprised her with a clip from a spelling bee she participated in — on CBC's "Midday" in 1999.
Her opponents: Jonovision host Jonathan Torrens and writer Irshad Manji.
Toews's interview on George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight airs May 1 on CBC Television.