4 Unbelievable Michelle Obama Television Appearances Where The First Lady Totally Killed It
On Monday night, First Lady Michelle Obama adds another late-night television appearance to her resume on when she appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. She will discuss her new campaigns "Let Girls Learn," which draws attention to primary school-aged girls worldwide who are not enrolled in school, and "Reach Higher," which encourages young people to pursue college and university degrees.
Obama has appeared on many daytime and late-night talk shows to promote past campaigns, most famously her initiative "Let's Move!", which aims to combat childhood obesity. While past first ladies often took a solemn tone while promoting their respective projects, Obama has been consistently playful when it comes to her multiple causes. She has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, plus a number of daytime talk shows including Oprah and The Ellen DeGeneres Show, and she seems to enjoy repartee with their hosts. She welcomes show hosts' jokes, frequently poking fun at herself in order to get the message across, and comedians seem to appreciate her willingness to get down for a good cause.
In her time as First Lady, Obama has danced, done push-ups, and poked fun at herself on television to promote her various campaigns. Monday's appearance on The Late Show will probably provide more entertaining bits from Obama. Perhaps past interviews on television might give us a taste of what to expect on Monday night.
That Time Michelle Obama Danced The Dougie With Jimmy Fallon
In a skit titled "The Evolution of Mom Dancing," Fallon and Obama broke out their dance moves to encourage American parents to exercise with their children. Highlights include Fallon's glossy chestnut wig, the comedian's "Single Ladies" hand flip, and of course, Obama's best impression of the dance craze made famous by Cali Swag District.
That Time Ellen DeGeneres Challenged Michelle Obama To A Push-up Contest
The First Lady graciously shared a laugh with DeGeneres over her well-documented toned arms. She described her daily 1.5-hour workout to share the importance of fitness in her life. Then DeGeneres asked if one hour of that time is spent entirely on her biceps.
That Time Jimmy Kimmel Tried To Make The First Lady Say The "F" Word
The only "f" word Obama is interested in in this clip is the "f" in "FNV" — or Fruits and Vegetables, the First Lady's new campaign to encourage nutritious eating. In the faux promotional video for the initiative, Obama and Kimmel teamed up to discuss the importance of eating foods that grow from the ground, though she has to spend most of the time correcting Kimmel's mistaken belief that the acronym stands for "eat your effin' vegetables."
That Time Michelle Obama Explained How Her Life Is Not As Glamorous As Scandal
When DeGeneres asked Obama what she was most looking forward to about moving out of the White House, her response was quite humble: "I look forward to getting in a car and rolling down the window. I haven't been in a car with the windows down in about seven years."