WASHINGTON – A video clip of first lady Michelle Obama grooving with a dressed-in-drag Jimmy Fallon on his late-night comedy talk show went viral on YouTube on Saturday.
In the video, the pair, each clad in conservative slacks and a cardigan, and Fallon with a long brown wig, perform a routine dubbed “Evolution of Mom Dancing” to promote Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign for youth fitness and nutrition.
The dance moves — with names such as “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 ends with Fallon stalking off set as Obama rocks a smooth “Dougie.”
The clip has already been viewed nearly 500,000 times since being posted Saturday and “liked” more than 10,000 times.
In an interview later on the show, Obama rated her husband’s dance skills a “B,” saying, “He’s got, like, three good moves.”
Obama also touted her Let’s Move! campaign to end child obesity, saying it has seen progress since she launched it three years ago, but there is still work to do. 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.