First lady Michelle Obama joined late-night TV host Jimmy Fallon in a dance skit to promote her 'Let's Move' anti-childhood obesity program. 'Evolution of Mom Dancing' went viral on YouTube.
On Friday night, Mrs. Obama joined Mr. Fallon – both were dressed as suburban moms – for a dance routine called the “Evolution of Mom Dancing” – a take-off on Judson Laipply’s wildly popular video “Evolution of Dance” (more than 200 million views so far).
Steps included "Go Shopping, Get Groceries", "Driving the Station Wagon”, "Oh My God, I Love This Song", and “Where’s Your Father (Get Him Back Here).”
Social media and the blogosphere went nuts. “The first lady demonstrated an uncanny ability to make the lamest dance moves look cool,” wrote Daniel Politi on Slate.
One tries to imagine Mamie Eisenhower or Pat Nixon doing "The Sprinkler." Bette Ford or Hillary Clinton (before she became a US Senator and Secretary of State) maybe, but probably not either of the Bush first ladies.
Fallon suggested a Michelle-Hillary ticket for president in 2016. But the first lady said she had her eye on another post-White House job. “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.