Shonda Rhimes’ characters (Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy) all sound the same, and we have the supercut to prove it. (Video.)

Video Proof That All of Shonda Rhimes’ Characters Sound Exactly the Same

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April 10 2014 2:13 PM

Video Proof That All of Shonda Rhimes’ Characters Sound Exactly the Same

Diverse work environments. Highly melodramatic moments. A never-ending assembly line of beautiful people who sleep with one another at a dizzying rate. These are just a few of the things that the shows of Shonda Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy, Private Practice, Scandal) all share. Another common trait: A notably strange cadence to the characters’ speech, a rhythm particular to the worlds created by Rhimes.

Never heard it, or don’t believe us? Check out the video below and hear for yourself.

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