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Have I told y’all how much I love Amy Poehler? She has a YouTube series which aims to encourage and inspire young girls, she’s hilarious (see: Baby Mama) and she seems like such a sweet spirit. I was late to the bandwagon and just started watching “Parks and Recreation” a couple of months ago. The show is awesome! There’s strong feminist rhetoric, the characters are all so lovable and diverse and the writing consistently has me shedding tears of laughter.
So I’m super pumped that two of my favorites are going to join forces.
According to letsmove.gov, First Lady Michelle Obama will make a special appearance on the season finale of the show which is set to air on Thursday, April 24.
Mrs. Obama’s scene in the upcoming episode was shot this month in Miami where she celebrated investments in healthier out-of-school programs as a part of the “Let’s Move” campaign.
Mrs. Obama won’t be the first real political figure to appear on the show’s government based sitcom. Vice President Joe Biden, Senator John McCain, California Senator Barbara Boxer and Maine’s Senator Olympia Snowe have also taken part in the show’s filming.
If you’ve never seen the show, “Parks and Recreation,” which we true fans call “Parks and Rec,” follows the career of city councilwoman Leslie Knope, played by Poehler, in a small town called Pawnee, Indiana.
“Parks and Recreation” airs every Thursday at 9pm, 8c. There aren’t adequate words to describe my excitement, so I’ll allow Leslie to do it for me in the gif below:
Are you a fan of this show? Will you be watching the First Lady’s episode?
In celebration of the fourth anniversary of her children’s health initiative, “Let’s Move,” Michelle Obama has been all over your screens.
And although some complained that the initiative was too intrusive (it reformed school lunch programs and encouraged young people to exercise), the program has been a success. The First Lady even got several major corporations to pledge to put more of an emphasis on fruits and veggies in their store chains, reports The Grio.
Continuing her fight against youth obesity, Obama partnered with Will Ferrell for a new, funny “Let’s Move” public service announcement.
The comedic short debuted on ABC’s Good Morning America and features Obama as the straight woman to a wacky Ferrell in conversation with a focus group of kids. The pair question the kids about healthy foods and eating habits. Ferrell learned that no, you cannot eat entire honey-baked hams.
Obama also appeared on The Tonight Show during Jimmy Fallon’s debut week as the late-night show’s new host. She talked about “Let’s Move” and encouraged young people who are prone to doing stupid things that get them hurt to sign up for health insurance provided by the Affordable Care Act. The latest phase of “Let’s Move” is a promotional campaign to find out how “people are moving.”
“What we’re asking people to do is show us how you are moving,” Obama told Fallon. “And what we want people to do is Facebook it, Tweet it, Instagram it.” She wants people to use the hashtag #letsmove. And she promised a surprise at the end of the campaign –the President and Vice President may show people how they move.
Obama also used the skit “Ew” at the top of the show to promote “Let’s Move” by telling the two “girls” (Ferrell and Fallon) that exercise is definitely not “ew.” Then, of course, the threesome danced.
Who knew Michelle Obama had such good comedic timing?!
For a bonus, in case ice skating is your preferred method of getting in shape, we have footage of the Olympic performance Will Ferrell didn’t get to do in Sochi below. Gold medal every day for Will Ferrell.
After the success of her first appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show, where she boogied on down, it only makes sense that she would return to now that Jimmy’s hosting “The Tonight Show.”
She showed up to perform a skit with Jimmy Fallon and Will Farrell called “Ew!” In the skit Jimmy and Will play tween or teenage girls who think everything is gross. Be sure to watch Will Ferrell make out with a picture of himself while the First Lady of the United States is sitting next to him.
Then, she sat down with Fallon for an interview where she talked about the Affordable Care Act and her Let’s Move campaign.
Check out both videos below.
The Affordable Care Act and “Let’s Move”
How can you not love Michelle Obama?! The woman just seems so full of life. Last week, you may have stumbled across this picture of FLOTUS with the stars of the Miami Heat and their coach Eric Spoelstra ki-king while eating apples in the White House. I saw the photo and thought ‘What are they up to?” and “Ray Allen and Chris Bosh’s sock game is sick!”
Well today we learned a little bit of went down at the White House. The Heat were there participating in Mrs. Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign promoting exercise and healthy eating.
While there they filmed a little promo for the campaign that features a trill Michelle Obama eating apples, a creepy Chris Bosh lurking over shoulders and the First Lady dunking on Lebron James. Don’t forget that Michelle’s brother Craig Robinson is a basketball coach, she’s not new to this. It’s nothing to a bawse baller. She even had the appropriate stank face to follow it.
Take a look at Michelle’s greatness in the video below.
I Don’t Want To Dance, I’m Scared To Death: Why Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Album Is Just Bad Timing
Michelle Obama kicked off her Memorial Day weekend with soul. On Friday, while most of us were sitting at the desk, waiting for the clock to strike five, Mrs. Obama visited Mrs. Lyons Pre-K class, in Washington, DC, for a “funky good time.”
While she was there she played “Freeze Dance” with the students as they danced along to James Brown’s “Doing It To Death.” You would think the kids would be a little hesitant to dance in front of the First Lady of the United States, but these kids, from Savoy Elementary School, were ready to shake something. The kids were singing along, hopping around, looking at Mrs. Obama for approval and encouragement, and one student did his version of “The Jerk” the entire time. In between dance moves, they looked at their teacher to know when to freeze.
Savoy Elementary was one of the eight schools in DC that participated in the President’s Turnaround Arts Initiative. The goal was for these once underperforming schools to use the arts to transform the culture, climate and academic success. Savoy, which used to be the lowest performing school in the district, is now improving with rising test scores, increased enrollment and higher teacher-student attendance.
The students, along with their teacher explained that they play Freeze Dance because it allows them to exercise, focus and have fun. Doesn’t get much better than that.
Check out the video of the students getting down on the next page.
“At Any Point At A Given Time, Somebody’s Not Going To Like What You Do”: Michelle Obama Responds To Her Oscar Critics
“That’s just the nature of life. I mean, we live in a time when there are bloggers and tweeters and 24-hour news and everyone has a voice in this town square, and it’s a big one. That means at any point at a given time, somebody’s not going to like what you do. That’s the nature of things. It’s not really about me. I just happen to be in the public eye and along with everybody else in the public eye, you’re subject to conversation, opinion and all that sort of stuff. There’s nothing new about that.”That Michelle, always keeping it cool as a cucumber. And from checking out the comments to her response via E! News, I can tell most of the people griping about her showing up at the Oscars are the same people who gripe about her doing everything else. From the clothes she wears to the places she goes and just being fabulous and chilling in the White House with her husband for a second term that they clearly didn’t want to see happen. I’m glad that the FLOTUS realizes that somebody is ALWAYS going to have something to say, but while they waste time doing that, you just have to continue to do you. Boom! Take that “critics.”
Where were you the night First Lady Michelle Obama broke out into the dougie on national television?
On Friday night, Michelle Obama took to the talk show scene when she made her first appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. She was there to promote her “Let’s Move” initiative and before they sat down to talk, Mrs. Obama and Fallon (as a woman) performed a nifty number described as “The Evolution of Mom Dancing.” The dances ranged from “The Hip Bump to the “Just the hands part of the Single Ladies Dance” and finally, “the Dougie,” which “Mama Fallon” sat out because it was a bit too advanced for “her.”
After the dance performance, Mrs. Obama sat down with Fallon to discuss the strides they’ve made with the “Let’s Move” initiative, including Wal-Mart lowering prices on fruits and vegetables as well as the obesity rate of children in Mississippi being lowered by 13 percent since “Let’s Move” kicked off three years ago.
While Jimmy Fallon shared with Mrs. Obama his wishes to see a Clinton/Obama (Michelle, that is) presidential ticket in 2016, the First Lady said she has her own plans: to possibly take over as host of Jay Leno’s show whenever he decided it was time to retire.
For whatever some may think of President Obama, you’ve got to work really hard to dislike the First Lady – she’s just so likeable!
Check out “The Evolution of Mom Dancing” below!