Michelle Obama Busts a Move with Jimmy Fallon

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The First Lady is living her “Let’s Move” motto to its finest. On Friday, Michelle Obama visited Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show to bust some serious moves.

To honor the third anniversary of her children’s-fitness campaign, she joined Fallon — who donned a blonde wig and some pastel yellow pants that sat somewhere between capris and trousers — showed off the “Evolution of Mom Dance,” offering up the best matronly moves that we so dearly love, from “the shopping cart” to “raise the roof.” But Fallon seemed genuinely stumped when Michelle Obama did the Dougie, at which point she was left on stage alone to shimmy the show into a commercial break.

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Their moves, though, meant no disrespect to those who use prepackaged dance moves — the skit was a parody of the historical YouTube hit “Evolution of Dance,” which has been viewed over 200 million times. After strutting her moves, the First Lady sat down with Fallon for a quick chat, discussing her wellness campaign and her husband’s second term. And what would she do when they move out of the White House in four years? “I hear that when Jay Leno retires that The Tonight Show position is going to open — and I’m thinking about putting my hat in the ring,” she joked.

39 comments
TomGibson
TomGibson

It amazes me how much people want to hate on the First Family. I would much have a President who is in touch with the people than one who is stuck up and up tight. The bottom line is he is still cleaning up 8yrs of Bush politics and policies. No one had a problem with Bill Clinton playing the sax on tv. How about Ronald Reagan having KFC with Richard Petty after he won a Nascar race. Being President is not easy hell they need a way to have some fun. Im glad to see that being in the White House hasn't changed them.

daena.vassar
daena.vassar

A First Family that is progressive and a charming sense of humour- what is not to be proud of!

JorCour
JorCour

@nikkiwoods @timenewsfeed I got a kick out of it.

MichaelONeal
MichaelONeal

I don't envy too many people in this world but I do envy Barack Obama having such a beautiful family.

JamesTBlake
JamesTBlake

You all just can't stand that our President is black. Hide your hate behind any smoke screen you want, but you are just a bunch of racists. And that is all we see when you spew all that hatred on the comments. Unless you sport a Mohawk hairdo, live in a teepee, wear moccasins, and have a buffalo in your backyard, you have no authority to be asking people to go back to Kenya. So when you do, and when you say things like "get out of OUR country", you make a joke of yourself. So, if you don't like how we run things in the U.S., where the people rule and democracy reigns, go back to whatever hole your ancestors crawled out of, if you even know where that was.

LesFlores
LesFlores

Typical trash . Must have Clinton blood in her.

keakuamai
keakuamai

Not an Obama fan but I thought it was great to see her bust da moves!

candycane
candycane

Wish they would get if if this country not just the whitehouse

jalangaya
jalangaya

Really ugly antics. Hideous. Appalling. Grotesque. Another reason not to watch TV

jtchun777
jtchun777

Children’s fitness campaign is really needed these days. Michelle Obama herself is taking the lead and showing how fun dancing is. Let's show it to children to move for their fitness.

Rosefyre
Rosefyre

I am not a fan of this President or the First Lady. Their all-consuming fascination with all things Hollywood, the constant appearances with celebrities, on talk shows and even hitting the links very recently, has drained any modicum of dignity the Office of the Presidency has had. Their legacy shall read, homeless , unemployed, still at war and hungry Nation, but we sure had a great time!

nillapeanut
nillapeanut

Politically, I'm pretty anti-Obama.  And even I can admit, this is pretty damn adorable.  

Regardless of politics, I think we should all appreciate a First Lady having a good time, connecting with people, and having a sense of humor.  

nest513
nest513

@PhilVelez I am such a ditz I didn't know that was Fallon w FLOTUS! Cool videos!

LalaSahbi
LalaSahbi

@gtinius look at uniteblue... see if you want to type in you want to join. Just check you might not want the feed, but look

rotteneddie
rotteneddie

Obama's wife is turning out to be a bigger buffon than he is(HA!)

mrbomb13
mrbomb13

So, Mrs. Nero fiddles while Rome burns...fabulous.

We've really lost our wits as a nation.

bellaamena
bellaamena

What a great sense of humor!  So nice to see a FLOTUS who doesn't have to be formal all the time!

Buttercup48
Buttercup48

Absolutely Adorable says me a 64 year old WHITE grandmother!!

donvf
donvf

Let her have some fun, for goodness sake.  And how about getting a life.

surferleo
surferleo

hater, hater, hater, releggneh.  You cannot stand the fact that our President won his reelection in a LANDSLIDE!!!!  You are in the minority.  The President and First Lady are intelligent, well educated and strategic thinkers.  We are the better for their leadership.

releggneh
releggneh

can't wait til they bust a move right out of OUR White House.They'll do anything to get their faces splattered on talk shows, comedy shows.As she goes on vacations and every place else stuffing her face like a pig, then comes to us telling us how to feed ourselves and our kids.Hypocrites and liars. What dignity and grace..NOT

Rosefyre
Rosefyre

@JamesTBlake

Aren't you the cheery one this morning? Before you began bullying those of us already utilizing our American right of free speech, we seemed to be getting our ideas, thoughts, comments out okay. Every situation produces someone who misses the point of a blog, wherein we all can say, without maligning others, just exactly what we want to. Go away, you have embarrassed yourself. Using a race card, shame on you.

Rosefyre
Rosefyre

@jalangaya ....

We have not had TV in our home for over one year, so that we may avail ourselves with fine music, read great books, get outside and exercise and play. To further make your point, we also do not have to be constantly reminded of the inadequacies of our current President and his flawed Administration. More should try this, there could be stronger unity within families.

candycane
candycane

@nillapeanut all they do is have a good time on tax payers money

PhilVelez
PhilVelez

@nest513 It is a very cool video. I love our First Lady #FLOTUS

candycane
candycane

@donvf she has had enough fun on tac patera dollar send them back to gus North place of Kenya where they belong

JeffPhillips
JeffPhillips

@surferleo

What landslide would that be? Wasn't the vote 48% to 52%? Seems like a close call. This country has not been this divided since the Civil War.

JamesTBlake
JamesTBlake

@Rosefyre You seem to think you can talk for everyone else here. Strange what delusion can do to people. Oh, and if I'm allowed to quote you, I am using my  "American right of free speech".

candycane
candycane

That was tax payers dollar send them to Kenya where they belong

Rosefyre
Rosefyre

@JamesTBlake @Rosefyre

That was the best you had? I spoke for myself, and only for myself. However, your opinion matters not one bit, as you once again show yourself to be an individual only interested in stirring trouble. The subject here was the First Lady, not her ethnicity. Review your own comment, Mr. Blake, wherein you actually spoke for all of us when you stated, "You all just can't stand that our Ptesident is black". He is? I just see a man, and whether or not I appreciate his Administration, his ethnicity has nothing to do with his Presidency. Now, as far as my Constitutional Right of Free Speech, well, you bore me, so I choose to ignore you henceforth.