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Michelle Obama's 6 Best Television Appearances

Posted: 03/29/2012 8:58 am

Be prepared to see more of the first lady in the coming weeks, according to reports. She'll be returning this weekend to Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards and then will appear on an episode of The Biggest Loser in April. "We share a common goal with the first lady to get people more active and healthy, so both parties felt it was a natural fit to join forces again," executive producer Todd Lubin said. But these won't be Michelle Obama's first forays onto the small screen -- her IMDB page actually boasts a relatively large number of cameos and interviews. Here's a look back at some of her best moments entertaining and educating kids and adults alike:

1. Ellen

It was the push-up contest heard 'round the world last month when the talk show host challenged the first lady to show off her guns. Michelle emerged as the victor. On a later episode, Ellen dissected Michelle's form.

2. Rachael Ray

When her husband was running for election, Michelle Obama visited Rachael Ray to talk about her relationship with Barack. They met up again earlier this year at a Washington, D.C., area school to dole out healthier lunch options. Maybe Michelle will take Rachael up on that open invitation she extended her.

3. iCarly

Michelle showed off her dancing moves on the Nickelodeon show in January to help honor military families. It was her scripted TV debut. "We'd asked if she would be OK with really mixing it up and having fun," series creator Dan Schneider said. "There was no apprehension on her part at all. She was a totally good sport."

4. Extreme Makeover: Home Edition

Several months earlier, she made her reality TV debut by joining Ty Pennington and company to help homeless female veterans and their families. She performed in the role of a greeter, leaving the repairs to others.

5. Sesame Street

Elmo and his friends learned from the expert how to plant vegetables in their garden in 2009. She reportedly said about the appearance that "It's probably the best thing I've done so far in the White House." Big Bird is bound to remember it too.

6. Iron Chef

In 2010, Michelle showed up to encourage White House executive chef Cristeta Comerford in her appearance on the Food Network show. But Michelle's spot was very short and sweet. She must have had bigger things to tend to.

 

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