First Lady Busts A Move During High School Appearance

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — They called it “random dancing” but First Lady Michelle Obama broke out some moves that resembled subdued variations of “the Monkey” or “the Jerk” Friday during an appearance at a northern Virginia high school.

A screaming, raucous auditorium filled with elementary and middle school students greeted Obama and the cast of the Nickelodeon TV show “iCarly” at Hayfield Secondary School in Fairfax County.

The appearance promoted an upcoming episode featuring Obama in which she thanks military families for their sacrifices. On the show, star Miranda Cosgrove plays the daughter of an Air Force colonel deployed overseas.

A staple of the show is a segment of random dancing, which Obama performed both in the episode that premieres Monday and on stage Friday.

Obama’s dance moves drew plaudits from the “iCarly” cast.

“I think she showed everybody up in the dance department,” said Jennette McCurdy, who plays Samantha on the show.

The onstage dance session Friday lasted only a minute or so, far less than the extended dance session Obama did last year when visiting Deal Middle School in the District, when she joined students doing “the Dougie” and “The Running Man” in a clip that has been viewed more than 4 million times on YouTube.

Her acting skills also drew praise. The cast was impressed with Obama’s ability to deliver her lines in the compressed time they had to shoot the scenes.

“She has good comic timing in real life, too,” Cosgrove said.

Obama said she watches the show with her daughters, and wanted to appear because it dovetails with her campaign to support and recognize military families. Last year, Obama went to northern Virginia to deliver the commencement address at the high school on Quantico Marine Corps Base.

Hayfield, few miles south of the Pentagon, was chosen in part because it is home to large numbers of military children.

During a question-and-answer session with students, Obama drew a handful of playful boos when she was asked about school lunches and talked about legislation she and her husband supported to add more vegetables to the school lunch program.

Taking note of the reaction, she said, “But this is for you all. … It’s hard to do what you do if you’re not healthy.”

She concluded with a simple admonition: “Eat your vegetables.”

She also handled other student questions:

— Asked what super power she wished she could have, she said, “You know what? I’ve always wanted to fly. When I was young, I used to always have dreams about flying.”

—Her favorite room in the White House? The Yellow Oval Room, which opens up to the Truman balcony. “It’s one of the few places the president can walk outside and be by himself,” she said.

—Her favorite TV shows? Besides “iCarly,” Mrs. Obama said, “we watch all kinds of things. We try not to have too much TV time during the week, though.”

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  • BigBoa

    “Let them eat peas”…….

    • Bonzo

      This is probably a job to “BIG” for the DC butt slasher.

  • Pounce Kitty

    The lack of dignity is appalling. These two need to go!!

    • jose

      She is by far the most classless racist america hating 1st lady ever to defile the white house…

    • phil

      did you even read the article?

      • sff

        Are you meaning to imply that someone that did can;t possibly hold an opinion opposite to yours? Or are you saying that the praise of some young actors negates all of her evidential skankiness? JUst curious

  • Teddy Novak
  • WhataDisgrace

    Does she do parties?

    • dognuts


      I regret I didn’t think of it first.

    • Bonzo

      Things like this should be kept behind closed doors. Who wants to witness this. Can’t say anything nice about these criminals.

    • sandiego1969

      Usually with a lamp shade on her head.

  • mmm

    Giagantor !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mmm

    wonder what she charges to haunt a house

    • disc-0-duc

      She charges by the lobster.

    • Bonzo

      French Fries and donuts!!!!

  • JoeKlip

    She feels like dancing after that $4,000,000 Hawaii vacation.

    • Karen Koop

      Yeah,that’s right she can dace the rest of the year when Mr.President gets yet another $$ Trillion $$ Dollars from the TAXPAYERS…?

  • skinnydipinacid

    What can I say… kids love their iCarly

    • happydots

      ‘Tis why they aren’t allowed to watch it anymore. They really outdid themselves this time…. Those children are nothing but pawns under contract. I can’t stand it and I will not support it.

  • WhatEver

    The Obamas sure are living the high life right now. It’s time to get out and vote.

  • Brian Edwards


  • Archy

    Wow, isn’t this special CBS?

  • Kaz

    Why us she wasting time with people too young to vote? Maybe she has finally accepted defeat in 2012 and is just rying to have fun with it. What else can she do at ths point?

    • Greta

      INDOCTRINATION. It’s that simple.

    • Clarity-jane Seer

      Its called indoctrinaton!

  • Alfred Newman

    They all are just rubbing this !@#$ in our face and daring us to do something about it. How long will we sit by and let these gangsters (not just the Soetoros but the whole lot in the District of Criminals) get away with it? They’ve been getting away with it, all our lives… This is just too much to take.

    • Greta

      We are truly back under tyranny – what we declared independence from long ago!!! Heaven help us.

  • josetoyou

    I can’t fwait for this whole family to “groove” back to Chicago or anywhere besides the White House…

  • Gordon Corey


  • bamadave

    Maa, you are a idiot for sure, enjoy your demoncrats for obummer will have to get a real job at the end of 2012…..really you could call him zero obama for he hasn’t done anything for our country except ruin it for sure…..

  • Stormy

    Good grief, Charley Brown.

  • walter12

    We all know this woman’s past and it is not pretty, however, what she does is totally unimportant. It is the husband, the monster Obama who is vile, evil, corrupt, deceitful, and who dances with the demons, that is critical to this nation today.

  • Jo Hanes

    What is racist about monkey and wookie? They called Bush a chimp.

    Further, your wild, obsessive accusations of racism shows that you have a tendency towards policing other peoples’ thoughts.

    Whats worse? -and who made you the grand wizard of words?

    • John P.

      damn Jo I wanted to say that!

  • Bob Baker

    You guys are great, I’m laughing so hard I am peeing out my eyes. Keep the heat on em Dogs!!!

  • Jo Hanes

    The question becomes, if we cannot live together, then what?

    • Karen Koop

      WE are AMERICANS and WE WILL SURVIVE…now we know who the Liars and Enemy is and We as Americans Will All Stick TOGETHER and come election day it will be by WE THE PEOPLE..FOR THE PEOPLE…God Bless America!!

  • rufus levin

    Soul Winner

    Matt Andrade, you do realize that the Ku Klux Klan was founded by the Democratic Party, and that the GOP (Grand Old Party) was founded by Christians to end slavery, right? Oh, but Republicans are racist and Democrats are “tolerant.” It is funny that you have to tolerate people’s skin color, when to me it does not matter one bit.


    • Hmmm


      This is true. However, consider the comments on this page with people who identify with the GOP and it is clearly something has shifted. If you go to a liberal forum these comments are not made.

      • Jim in Houston

        CBS isn’t liberal? What are you smoking?

  • kimdi01

    Watch out! When tat overly large posterior starts to move, it could be labeled as a leathal weapon.

  • bill.1942

    Why should she look angry. She’s living high on the hog………Ooops, no pun intended.

  • stacie

    Swivel Hips… earth quake caused by huge Boondune

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