Michelle Obama, Nickelodeon Star: First Lady to Appear on ‘iCarly’

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Nickelodeon is about to add Michelle Obama to its long list of children’s stars. The First Lady is scheduled to appear in an upcoming episode of iCarly, a comedy that focuses on a girl named Carly Shay who creates her own web show with her best friends Sam and Freddie.

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Show creator and executive producer Dan Schneider wrote the episode just for Obama. It promotes her Joining Forces initiative, an effort to bolster awareness and support for military families. The show has Carly as the daughter of a colonel serving overseas in the military. When Carly’s two best friends break some rules to set up a web chat so Carly can speak to her dad on his birthday, the First Lady discovers it and discusses the issue in a very positive manner, according to the Associated Press.

Network President Cyma Zarghami said she wasn’t concerned the First Lady’s appearance would make a political statement for the show or Nickelodeon.

“It’s a feel-good initiative,” she said, “and regardless of your political affinity, everybody cares about these families, so it just feels right.”

But now that we’ve gotten you all excited, you must wait to see the anticipated performance; Obama’s episode is likely to air in January.

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