Quantcast
Latest Stories

Michelle Obama’s dance moves go viral on YouTube



Michelle Obama. FILE PHOTO

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.”

In an interview later on the show, Obama rates her husband’s dance skills a “B,” saying “he’s got, like, three good moves.”

Obama also touts her “Let’s Move!” campaign, saying it has seen progress since she launched it three years ago, but there is still work to do.

“Over the past three years, we’ve seen a culture shift. Now people understand that this is an issue,” she said.

“We’ve got better lunches in the schools, we’ve got companies putting grocery stores in under-served communities. We’ve got our athletes, our Olympians, working to get our kids more active. It’s really heartening to see.”

Obesity is a major health problem in the United States, where one in three adults and almost one in five children is overweight.

Among other initiatives for “Let’s Move,” the first lady, an attorney by training, has planted the White House’s first garden since World War II and written a book with healthy recipes.


Follow us on Facebook Follow on Twitter Follow on Twitter




Recent Stories:

Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service 29 mins elapsed Malaysia Airlines jet turns back after tire burst 2 hours elapsed 8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident 2 hours elapsed Search for Etihad passengers launched 2 hours elapsed Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter dies at 76 3 hours elapsed Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas 3 hours elapsed Yemen: Airstrike targets al-Qaida training camps 4 hours elapsed Wawrinka beats Federer to win Monte Carlo Masters 5 hours elapsed
Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Entertainment , Fitness , Internet , Michelle Obama , technology , Television , Youtube

  • mingming2012

    Obesity is the major problem in the US..well mrs. First lady if the US economy keeps on turning up side down, Obesity is no longer a major problem in your country. It’s going to be how to make the malnourish Obese!

  • kilabot

    excellent dancers, singers and players. 
    the blacks are; 
    but don’t let them run a country; 
    they $uck; 
    like pinoys; 
    show me a country run by a black man that is better off? ever. 
    and mention a ph president who made pinoy life better? from agui to noykapon? 

    • tristanism

      Wow, sinasadya mo ba talaga yan? I don’t think it’s possible to be THAT stupid. Is this an Andy Kaufman moment? It has to be.

    • duhconsul

      geez, u deserve a nobel prize for that profound hypothesis of yours



Copyright © 2014,
.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94
Advertisement Advertisement
  1. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  4. Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  5. Filipinos #PrayForSouthKorea
  6. Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  7. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  8. Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  9. Taylor Swift tries video blogging, crashes into fan’s bridal shower
  10. Aquino may be ousted for cybercrime law, says lawmaker
  1. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  2. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  3. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  4. Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  5. IT technician found guilty of defrauding firm of P130,000
  6. Netizens react to Pacquiao’s victory over Bradley
  7. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  8. Philippines may watch ‘blood moon’ online
  9. Online-addicted man arrested over son’s death
  10. Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  1. #RejectedBbPilipinas2014Questions flood Twitter
  2. Did Deniece Cornejo lambast Vhong Navarro on social media?
  3. Netizens fall in love with Crimea prosecutor Natalia Poklonskaya
  4. Mommy Dionisia Pacquiao scores, takes over social media
  5. Nude and so dangerous
  6. Mommy Dionisia sings ‘Riking Bull,’sends netizens ablaze
  7. Russia tries to curb Crimean prosecutor’s Internet fame
  8. Memes flourish after Pacquiao victory
  9. Netizens thank Capa for Lee arrest
  10. Filipino artist copies piece from digital art

News

  • Obama, family cause a small stir at Easter service
  • Estrada: Gigi Reyes won’t testify vs JPE
  • Ancient enigmatic carvings in danger of disappearing
  • Tagle: Hope comes with warning on Easter
  • New plant to boost supply of clean energy
  • Sports

  • Goodbye MGM, Las Vegas for Pacquiao?
  • Rain or Shine drops Ginebra in big hole
  • Ateneo whips CSB; Davao debuts with win over FEU
  • PH pug Hipolito Banal decisions Colombian in Aiba
  • Former Pacquiao sparmate Porter keeps IBF title
  • Lifestyle

  • Transitions and resurrection in the performing arts
  • ‘Archaeology tour’ of Cebu’s heritage of faith
  • Historic Fort Bonifacio tunnel converted into a septic tank
  • ‘Imports’ from London, and play of the year
  • Korean animation comes of age
  • Entertainment

  • Easter musings
  • Solenn in shorts
  • Unmerry mix of attention-calling moves on ‘Mini-Me’ TV tilts
  • Persistence pays off for The 1975
  • Special section in LA fest for Filipino films
  • Business

  • BDO seen keen on bidding for Cocobank
  • Bataan freeport investment pledges up 1,302%
  • Golden Week
  • Bourse to woo Cebu stock mart investors
  • Supper power
  • Technology

  • Nasa’s moon-orbiting robot crashes down
  • Netizens pay respects to Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Nokia recalls 30,000 chargers for Lumia 2520 tablet
  • Facebook rolls out ‘nearby friends’ feature
  • Netizens seethe over Aquino’s ‘sacrifice’ message
  • Opinion

  • Gigi’s home
  • Palace stonewalls on MRT inquiry
  • Couple of things too
  • There is plenty of water behind Wawa Dam
  • Triduum thoughts of a young boy
  • Global Nation

  • Search for Etihad passengers launched
  • Japan presents $57-B ‘dream plan’ to solve Metro congestion
  • Tim Tebow’s charity hospital in Davao seen to open in 7 months
  • OFW died of Mers-CoV in Saudi Arabia, says family
  • Aquino, Obama to tackle US pivot to Asia during state visit
  • Advertisement
    Marketplace