Published — Tuesday 26 February 2013
Last update 25 February 2013 3:44 am
WASHINGTON: A video clip of First Lady Michelle Obama grooving with a dressed-in-drag Jimmy Fallon on his late-night comedy talk show has gone viral on YouTube Saturday.
In the video, the pair, each clad in conservative slacks and cardigans, and Fallon with a long brown-haired wig, perform a routine dubbed “Evolution of Mom Dancing,” to promote Obama’s “Let’s Move!” youth fitness and nutrition campaign. The dance moves — with names like “The ‘Go Shopping, Get Groceries,’” and “The ‘Out of Sync Electric Slide’” according to titles splashed on the bottom of the screen — progress from a simple side-to-side step and end with Fallon stalking off set as Obama rocks a smooth “Dougie.”
The clip, which has already been viewed more than 850,000 times since being posted Friday and “liked” more than 11,000 times, has prompted effusive comments about the first lady and her first family. “For the first time... we have a first lady with soul,” wrote zestydude87. And Rina Lubit wrote, “it may be just me but i really love the presidential family. they just really seem like sincerely good and chill people.”