View Full Version : Michelle Obama's 'charming' media assault: A video roundup

02-11-2012, 05:10 PM
Jimmy Fallon, do pushups with Ellen DeGeneres, and more...
posted on February 8, 2012, at 4:28 PM
Jimmy Fallon and First Lady Michelle Obama play tug of war during a TV appearance in which Mrs. Obama promoted her "Let's Move" fitness initiative.

If you've tuned into a talk show recently, odds are you've caught a glimpse of First Lady Michelle Obama, who's been granting a slew of light-hearted interviews to promote her Let's Move fitness initiative, her campaign on behalf of military families, and, above all, herself. Perhaps it's an effort to combat her portrayal as an "angry black woman" in Jodi Kantor's controversial book The Obamas, or a move to make herself more relatable to voters as her husband's re-election campaign kicks into high gear. Regardless, Michelle Obama has danced, hula hooped, and joked through a series of "charming" media appearances over the past month. Here, a video roundup of the highlights:

1. A potato sack race with Jimmy Fallon
In a pre-taped segment that aired on Tuesday night's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the funnyman visits Mrs. Obama at the White House, where she challenges him to a series of schoolyard games: A push-up contest, a tug-of-war, a hula hoop rivalry, a dodgeball session, and a potato sack race. "Not only did the first lady dominate in the athletics department," says Michael Arbeiter at Hollywood, but the segment required a fair amount of comedy on her part. Hilariously, "she also proved more than adept at smack talk." After the segment aired, Fallon assured his audience: "Michelle Obama is the coolest."
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Michelle hula hoops for health
AP story>http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/item_zL2hpngMqN38LgQlgg5oUP
Both hula hoop incidents were recorded at seismograph stations and in sattelite photos.

02-11-2012, 06:45 PM
Sorry. Dont think I could stomach watching the medias love fest over these two anymore than I have to.