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Michelle Obama Spends More Time on Television Than Actual Actors, According to Vague Statement

That's MRS. Flotus to you...We have been following Michelle Obama’s television escapades – most recently, an appearance on The Biggest Loser and Colbert – and we are not the only ones. Fox News would like you to know that Michelle Obama is now the “most televised” First Lady. When she’s not secretly plotting the Obama administration’s next move in the ongoing Battle of the Sexes (like the radio show/board game, except the prize is an unwanted pregnancy) our Michelle has been hitting every circuit, from late night comedy to mid-morning children’s to late afternoon tween. But since this is an election year, it is important, according to this article, to ask ourselves, “Was Michelle Obama being sincere with those muppets on Sesame Street, or just trying to get their votes?”

It should not come as a surprise that Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center has some things to say about Michelle Obama’s television appearances, since he has an unexplained yet deep-seated anger toward muppets.

Lately, Michelle Obama is no stranger to television entertainment. She’s already outpaced past first ladies, like Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, in the number of TV appearances she’s made over the first four years of a president’s term.

Dan Gainor, of the Media Research Center, said Michelle Obama really is “off the charts” in the number of times she’s appeared in entertainment television cameos, even more so “than I dare say many big name actors and actresses.”

In just the last four months, viewers have seen Obama do push-ups with Ellen DeGeneres, play tug o’ war with Jimmy Fallon, laugh along with Jay Leno and David Letterman, dance on Disney’s “iCarly,” work out with “The Biggest Loser” contestants at the White House, appear at the BET Honors, smile on “Sesame Street” and chat about healthy school lunches with Rachael Ray.

Whether the appearances are sincere or just political is up for debate. Democratic political strategist Doug Schoen suggested they were a little bit of both.

Let’s please debate the level of sincerity demonstrated by our country’s First Lady on iCarly, a show about a teenage girl who broadcasts some sort of Internet show from her trendy Seattle loft apartment she shares with her older brother that often includes a sketch called “Random Dancing.”

Michelle Obama gains “an overwhelmingly amount of positive coverage” from being on these shows, said Gainor, who also added that these appearances allow her to campaign for her husband.

“What she’s doing is political,” said Gainor. “She’s getting her face out there because it’s an election year.”

Gainor argued this is one way for the Obama administration to reach out to Hollywood for fundraising. “It’s ridiculous the amount of other shows that have put her on,” he said.

“Seriously, I am just trying to eat my Swanson Hungry-Man dinner and drool over Michelle Malkin in peace, commies!” is what many conservative men have cried out in recent months, before falling into a deep, microwave meal slumber and dreaming of what they wish prom could have been. [Fox News]

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  1. Barb

    She’s getting her face out there because it’s an election year.

    Dan, you have an acute grasp of the obvious.

  2. freakishlywrong

    “What she’s doing is political,” said Gainor. “She’s getting her face out there because it’s an election year.” Aaaaaannd? So the fuck what?

  3. Come here a minute

    This undeserved positive coverage is shameful, especially after the way Sesame Street ripped Nancy Reagan a new one over "Just Say No".

      1. BerkeleyBear

        Or custom designed a new oval office rug to replace the tacky brown hunk of crap Laura Bush apparently spent her first couple of years in the WH trying to figure out? She also had new (fugly) china ordered as they were headed out the door – I assume because of concerns with what "those people" might do if left to their own devices.

    1. Biel_ze_Bubba

      urggg. Just for the sheer fun of it, the Obamas (once safely installed for a second term) should throw a huge White House Kwaanza party, and invite every outrageous rap and soul celebrity, along with a good selection of NBA and NFL bad boys. And don't forget Al Sharpton! You could turn the next day's Faux News coverage into a pay-per-view event.

  4. mookwrthwilson

    From Wikipedia:

    Douglas Schoen is an American political analyst, pollster, author, and commentator. He is a political analyst for Fox News. He partnered with political strategist Mark Penn and Michael Berland in the firm of Penn, Schoen & Berland. He believes that lower taxes would be a successful Democratic strategy, opposed President Obama's Affordable Care Act, warned the Democratic Party to reject the Occupy Wall Street protest, and recommended that President Obama not run for reelection in 2012.[3][4]
    …While still a high school student, he canvassed the Upper West Side for Dick Morris.[2]…Schoen went to high school with Mark Penn and then worked together with him on The Harvard Crimson.

    So basically calling this guy a Democrat is like calling Klansmen civil rights relativists…

    1. Butch_Wagstaff

      "…he canvassed the Upper West Side for Dick Morris."

      Aaannd, that says all you need to know about Douglas Schoen right there.

    1. BerkeleyBear

      And Michelle's random dancing (and the segment with Gibby) were off the chain.

      Of course, she also did the Platypus Walk with the Disney gang, so maybe they just cut and pasted to the wrong show there.

        1. horsedreamer_1

          Levi will perform "Just a Gigolo" accompanied by the All-American Rejects. Diamond Dave may or may not bound onstage at the end.

  5. mavenmaven

    After dragging the country through a million "debates", and all the accompanying pundit yapping, the Republicans are complaining about air time?

  6. ElPinche

    Look at her. Michelle is dripping with evil …. like baby oil dripping off brown supple breast after a thorough west wing pounding. Yes, bad Michelle! You need a spanking!

  7. BaldarTFlagass

    Next up for the First Lady is a guest shot as the color commentator during the opening game in the upcoming Stanley Cup hockey championship series.

  8. Callyson

    Whether the appearances are sincere or just political is up for debate

    Um, what is a "sincere" television appearance? What does a "sincere" television appearance even look like? What a…

    …then again, if I had the chance to knock some sense into Dan Gainor on the teevee, *that* would be sincere…

    1. MissTaken

      A "sincere" television appearance takes place on Fox News with you agreeing with every piece of verbal diarrhea Hannity and O'Reilly expel.

  9. Boojum

    She needs to take Oprah's place. That way, they keep the show's monogram and we get to keep her.

  10. ElPinche

    The wingtards are just jealous because their first ladies are uptight boring twats. Can you imagine Ann Romney on iCarly? I bet Nickelodeon executive can't, or even dream of it. They need ratings, not putting their audience to sleep.

  11. Fare la Volpe

    This is in sharp contrast to Saint Ronald of Reagan, who never appeared in dirty TV shows or movies.

  12. SorosBot

    Yeah, Michelle Obama should stick to more dignified television appearances, like Nancy Reagan did on Diff'rent Strokes.

  13. littlebigdaddy

    You know who *else* took full advantage of the media opportunities of his day to spread a political message?

  14. FakaktaSouth

    Yes, why WOULD this beautiful, funny, intelligent and talented woman, who is so at ease and natural in front of a camera be ON TV to promote any of the issues she works for? Makes no sense.

  15. PubOption

    It would be interesting to see Callista on the Muppets, the puppets would be capable of way more facial expressions.

  16. Biel_ze_Bubba

    Michelle Obama gains “an overwhelmingly amount of positive coverage” from being on these shows, said Gainor.

    And it's "positive" because…. she's actually nice, attractive, and a wonderful First Lady.
    And that, my friends, is Gainor's actual problem. That sneaky Obama went and married a charming woman, just so he could fool the Real Americans™ who would otherwise know better than to vote for a Kenyan Socialist Muslin who Hates America™.

    1. sullivanst

      Can't have these blahs appearing human, you understand. People might start supporting equal rights and opportunities for them, which would be positively ghastly, don't you think?

  17. freakishlywrong

    They neglected to mention the NASCAR race where the enlightened, tolerant fans of that "sport" booed her.

  18. Ducksworthy

    Forget it Michelle. The GOP has the muppet vote sewed up for Romney. Also, finger puppets and shadow puppets as well as the remaining non-Mitt marionettes.

  19. HobbesEvilTwin

    I read that last sentence as Michelle Malkin fappers "dreaming of what they wish porn could have been."

    Now I have to go bleach my brain.

  20. Lascauxcaveman

    She’s already outpaced past first ladies, like Laura Bush and Hillary Clinton, in the number of TV appearances she’s made

    Y'know, just like at the high school pep dance, there's a reason why Hills and Laura didn't get asked to dance as often as Mish.

  21. widestanceromance

    How many times has she been on the Sunday "news" shows? Being black, female, a Democrat and a known supporter of Obama, I'm guessing not many.

  22. Ducksworthy

    Way OT but Willard would not only be the only Mormon ever elected President but he would be the first High Priest of any kind elected President. Sorry. I just thought of that. Could he be sworn in wearing one of those High Priest robes from The Ten Commandments?

  23. Biel_ze_Bubba

    Gainor's been suffering from while male outrage disorder ever since he discovered that Michele could whip his ass in a push-up contest.

  24. ttommyunger

    TV appearances? HA! That's nothing! I have it on good authority that Michelle is fucking a nigger and has been for years! So there…

  25. fuflans

    deep, microwave meal slumbers are the WORST.

    you wake up covered in exploded stouffers which is not at all a euphemism for anything.

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