These Barack & Michelle Obama Videos Will Get You So Hyped For Their Netflix Collab
Nostalgia for the former presidential couple has gone into full gear now that Barack and Michelle Obama have entered a "multi-year" contract with Netflix. In the upcoming series, you can expect to see the couple in front of and behind the camera. This also means you might get to see more funny video clips of the Obamas engaging in some amusing shenanigans on air.
If you're curious to know more about what the couple and Netflix will present in their upcoming creative project, you might have to sit tight for a bit — media representatives from either camp have yet to reveal the juicy details. But in a statement released by Netflix on Monday, Obama said, "One of the simple joys of our time in public service was getting to meet so many fascinating people from all walks of life, and to help them share their experiences with a wider audience."
"That’s why Michelle and I are so excited to partner with Netflix," he added. "We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world."
The former first lady, too, shared her thoughts in the same released statement, saying that she along with her husband "believed in the power of storytelling to inspire us, to make us think differently about the world around us, and to help us open our minds and hearts to others."
Although Obama served a two-term presidency, nostalgia for the president and his wife feels ever constant.
Especially when it comes to their sense of humor.
1. Turnip For What
Lil Jon may have popularized the rhetorical (and extremely catchy) question in his song with DJ Snake, "Turn Down For What." But it was the former first lady who gave it a more nutritious spin in a Vine shared by the White House in 2014. While calling on Americans to eat healthier in her "Let's Move" campaign, a visibly-amused Michelle Obama asked, "Turnip for what?" The rest is history.
2. Couch Commander
In a video that made thousands laugh, Obama's White House released a funny clip about retirement plans. The video included, among other things, snubbing former Vice President Joe Biden's taste in sunglasses, using the former first lady's turnip-adorned iPhone for Snapchat, watching Toy Story with former House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, yearning to wear mom jeans, enduring the endless drag everyone experiences at their local DMV, and — perhaps most famously — being Couch Commander.
3. When Husband And Wife Read Love Poems To Each Other
Just like anywhere else, the White House also celebrates romance. With the Obamas, it was often a funny romance. During his presidency, Obama read a humorous love poem for his wife, saying that the Situation Room "was about to get hot." It's a poem worth listening to in full. The former first lady, too, shared her creativity and shared poems like, "Roses are red, violets are blue, you are the president, and I am your boo."
4. Obama's Anger Translator
Sometimes you need someone else to do the talking for you. In 2015, comedian Keegan Michael Key did a hilarious translation for Obama as his fuming, seething, and totally done-with-everything translator.
5. Michelle Running Some Errands
Have you ever wondered how the former first lady shopped for ordinary things like you and me? Comedian Ellen DeGeneres took Michelle Obama out to CVS for some pretty funny shopping.
6. Obama Embarrassing His Kids With Turkey Jokes
If you thought dad jokes were bad, imagine presidential dad jokes. Obama made his audience laugh over the years with typical dad jokes and puns at Thanksgiving, especially about the turkeys. In fact, Vocativ created a list of those jokes. The former president was thankful for his daughters for indulging his dad humor. "I'm going to publicly thank Malia and Sasha for, once again, standing with me during the turkey pardoning. They do this solely because it makes me feel good, not because they actually think that this is something that I should be doing," their father beamed in 2015.
7. That Bad Milk Joke From 2012
During his State of the Union address in 2012, Obama joked about bad milk. In the clip above, CNN reported that it was joke that elicited "lighthearted groans." Obama said, "We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill — because milk was somehow classified as an oil." He paused and then said, "With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk." That's a dad joke right there.
8. Michelle Obama Dunks With LeBron James
Thousands dream of shooting hoops with NBA legend LeBron James but it was the former first lady who got a chance to truly dunk with Cleveland Cavaliers player in 2014.
9. Obama Teases His Wife
In 2011, Obama teased his wife at a White House celebrating the Cinco de Mayo holiday. "Don't get between Michelle and a tamale," he grinned.
10. Bo And Michelle
The great thing about big dogs, like the former White House pup known as Bo, is that they think they're small. In a funny White House Christmas clip in 2012, the former presidential couple's dog hogged Michelle Obama's lap before she could even talk about her favorite Christmas story. That's a good boy.
11. The Obamas Act Where The Wild Things Are Out
For many, Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are is an all-time favorite. Acting the story out in 2016, the Obamas gave children a funny and exciting spectacle as they attended the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Now that the couple are gearing up for a Netflix project, Obama fans might get to see even more hilarity from the former president first lady. If YouTube and Twitter comments were indicative of public anticipation, it looks like people really want to see the presidential couple on their screens.