Michelle Obama Busts a Move With Jimmy Fallon, Talks ‘Let’s Move!’
There was no encore of “Raise the Roof” or “the Dougie,” but Jimmy Fallon was in drag again for First Lady Michelle Obama’s appearance on The Tonight Show. Will Ferrell joined in Fallon’s gender-defying dress, and the two hosted “Ew,” a talk show within a talk show featuring FLOTUS as a guest. Ferrell and Fallon channeled the teenage girl stereotype superbly — Ferrell even made out with a poster of Harry Styles — while the First Lady focused on her “Let’s Move!” campaign.
She said “Ew” to jelly donuts and potato chips — suggesting kale chips instead. Obama promoted daily exercise, saying she tries to workout everyday. When the lovely ladies (Fallon and Ferrell) were put off by this, Obama said that dancing counted as working out, leading to a brief chance for Obama to show off her moves. Sadly, the trio was interrupted by Sara’s (Fallon) geeky stepdad, Gary.
Obama’s appearance on The Tonight Show was the beginning of a week-long celebration for the fourth anniversary of the “Let’s Move” campaign. “Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives,” a White House press release states. “Since then, parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves have stepped up to improve the health of our nation’s children.”
Fallon has been part of anniversary celebrations for the past several years. He asked Obama about how the campaign has changed since it started four years ago. She responded that when she first began encouraging a discussion about obesity, people were skeptical that it was an appropriate topic of discussion. Now, that dialogue has sparked changes in communities, programs, and schools around the country.