218 Responses to “Evolution Of Mom Dancing – with Jimmy Fallon & Michelle Obama!”

  1. 1 CarolMaeWY
    February 22, 2013 at 7:13 pm


  2. February 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    Fun! Fun! I love our FLOTUS πŸ™‚

  3. 11 CarolMaeWY
    February 22, 2013 at 7:15 pm


  4. 12 MB32
    February 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    I love it! That is so full of awesomeness lol

  5. 13 sherijr
    February 22, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Ohhh that was FUN! Cute cute cute, both of them.. he’s such a hoot, she’s an awesome sport, and yowzer- a truly sexy woman, is Our First Lady ~

    (had to bring my comment over from the last thread πŸ˜‰ I really loved that video- one for keeping.

  6. 14 isonprize
    February 22, 2013 at 7:19 pm


    Um, and uh, well… Jimmy Fallon looks just a little too good as a “mom” He had on make-up, mascara and everything. I almost didn’t know that “she” was Jimmy Fallon. 😎

    And yes, Michelle Obama can dance!! That was just too cute!! Anything to keep it moving! “LET’S MOVE!!”

  7. 18 vitaminlover
    February 22, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    OMG !!!!! That is soooooooo adorable!!!!!

  8. 21 Pamela
    February 22, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    As in ‘shake what yo momma gave ya?’

  9. February 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    Unbelievable!!! That Mom Dancing video was a hoot.

    But don’t be surprised if the “why is-FL-Michelle-Obama-reinforcing-50s-style-domesticating-roles-for-women” crowd comes out swinging against this promo for healthy living. I can almost hear that WAPO journo Jodi Kantor breathlessly huffing and puffing on the airwaves about reinforcing patriarchy. And as usual the whole purpose of the program will be lost on them.

    • February 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Ah yeah Zizi, we’ll probably hear it from them alright – but then, they’re folk who don’t understand the term ‘evolution’!

    • 27 anniebella
      February 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

      zizi2, do we really give a “D” what those people think? Really!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • February 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm

        πŸ˜† of course we don’t. Just forecasting the Obama derangement Doppler radar readings that will likely follow this program. They have become so predictable, any of us can write their diatribe in our sleep.

        You all remember the one (can’t remember her name now) who said PBO describing his daughters as “strong and beautiful you g ladies” was being condescending to women and promoting women’s unhealthy self-image and oppression of women by focusing on their “beauty”? I fell off my chair when I saw that.

        Another one just recently wrote that she is tired of FL Michelle Obama being perky all the time and over “mommyfication”.

        The fact that such a role of healthily celebrating motherhood and children was historically denied women of color, has never crossed these naysayers’ minds. The fact that black women were overworked from the era of slavery until recently both in economic reproduction and social reproduction terms doesn’t register with these monolithic purveyors of upper class feminisms. Naw, for them only Betty Friedan’s upper class suburban women’s “problem without a name” is the only reality worth attention

        • 29 globalcitizenlinda
          February 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

          you are right, the self-appointed leaders of the femist movement will go after her = but we wll be ready for the rebuttal

          • 30 anniebella
            February 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm

            How about the self-appointed leaders of the femist movement get out there and do their job and leave FLOTUS alone. One thing Michelle said that her Mother told her, that not everybody is going to like you and that is so true. The fact is there are plenty of people who do love and admire our FLOTUS just as she is.

        • February 22, 2013 at 9:16 pm

          Their ire and their breathless anticipation of things to criticize the Obamas over is just one more thing to celebrate because of the re-election of President Obama. They can’t do a single thing about the Obamas living in the White House for the next four years, and the Obama family take such joy in everything they do, that the bitterness of those who oppose them is that much sweeter for us to enjoy. Someone needs to bottle their tears – they must be delicious. πŸ™‚

    • 32 dotster3
      February 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm

      I expect there will be backlash about the last part of that—–but par for the course, as they say.

    • 33 99ts
      February 22, 2013 at 7:43 pm

      Who cares about women in the media who are, all the time, insanely jealous of the myriad of positive aspects of Michelle Obama – this is a FLOTUS who is secure in herself – she is an example of taking the best from the 50s and using it to empower the Moms of 2013.

      My mom was a 50s at home mom – and I loved her for it – but the lack of choice of lifestyle laid heavily upon her in later years – Mrs Obama has made amazing choices – and encourages everyone she touches to do the same.

    • 34 hopefruit2
      February 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Jodi hails from the NY Times, not WaPo. But yes, I can totally see her huffing n puffing over this!

  10. 36 hopefruit2
    February 22, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    This is SO cool!!! Best.First.Lady.Evah.

    • 37 nathkatun7
      February 23, 2013 at 12:08 am

      Indeed, Hopefruit! Both POTUS and FLOTUS are comfortable with who they are. I am glad that the First Lady has a great sense of humor and has no inhibitions about having a good time. I may be mistaken, since I am a man, but I don’t think being a liberated woman means that you have to be a miserable person. As the saying goes, the First Lady knows how to walk and chew gum at the same time. She knows how to deal with every occasion she is faced with.

  11. 38 cookemom
    February 22, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    I just luv, luv, luv this! I was trying to imagine any of our former first ladies agreeing to do this and carrying it off with such fun. Well, I guess if that horse lady had made it to the WH, we may be watching a horse opera with Rafalca tonight instead.

    • 39 CarolMaeWY
      February 22, 2013 at 7:37 pm

      No way! Laura Bush even asked to be taken out of the ad promoting marriage equality. Corn cob somewhere Laura. Please remove!

    • 40 99ts
      February 22, 2013 at 7:51 pm

      cookemom – I was thinking the same – I got back to Mamie Eisenhower (a true wife of the 50s) & then decided the last 1st lady who was her own person was Eleanor Roosevelt – who although very different to Michelle Obama, had forward looking attitudes that created much controversy during her time in the white house.

      Eleanor didn’t have the moves of Michelle – but she had the words.

      • 41 jacquelineoboomer
        February 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm

        And the voice and the causes. She apparently convinced ol’ FDR to do lots of things, that related to civil rights at that time – and beyond. She was the “Michelle Obama” of her time! πŸ™‚

        • 42 nathkatun7
          February 23, 2013 at 2:35 am

          Yes indeed! And Eleanor Roosevelt (EA) received her share of criticism during her time, but she never paid much attention to it. Like Michelle Obama, Eleanor Roosevelt was more focused on improving the lives of people. When all is said and done, no one remembers all those media people who were critical of First Lady, ER! But historians have recorded her pioneering work in advancing the cause of Civil Rights. A very good friend of my family, who passed away five years ago, was a World War II veteran. He told me that most AA in the military were convinced that it was Eleanor Roosevelt, who convinced FDR to allow Blacks in combat.

          • 43 jacquelineoboomer
            February 23, 2013 at 12:41 pm

            Oh, I loved that, nath! And I’m sure your very good friend was correct about Eleanor’s influence on Franklin.

      • 44 anniebella
        February 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm

        I don’t remember Eleanor Roosevelt, before my time. But all the First Ladies deserve respect and when I say what I’m about to say I mean no disrespect toward any of them, but Mrs. Obama is my choice. I admire and respect her so much.

      • 45 jackiegrumbacher
        February 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

        99ts, yes, elegant words. Eleanor in her time was extremely innovative in the way she conceived the role of first lady. She was painfully shy, but she stepped out and did what was the hardest thing for her–public speaking– because she cared so much about helping her husband and forwarding human rights and world peace. And she, too, endured much criticism and a whole lot of hatred directed toward herself personally and toward her family. She was also a passionate champion of civil rights and tried to push her husband to take bolder steps in that direction than he was willing to.

    • 46 hopefruit2
      February 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      I could totally see Laura Bush doing all of this (and more) without bursting a drop sweat and with a smile on her face the whole time!


  12. February 22, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    ……………….and to THINK we COULD have had Queen Anne WAY uptight and superior, always lookin’ like she just smelled a fart…..

  13. 50 Dudette
    February 22, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Repeat tweetage! πŸ™‚

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  17. 73 vcprezofan2
    February 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    THAT mom-dancing just cracked me up! FLOTUS and POTUS are such good sports!! πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† πŸ˜† You know, I think one of the reasons I love them both is that they are well-rounded people – they can be focused, serious, on-point, etc AND they know how to ‘let it all hang out’, yet with class! I love you, FLOTUS, I really, really do, and I am also TREMENDOUSLY PROUD of who you are, inside and out!!!!

    BTW, who was the other mom? (Someone probably identified her above. Off I go to do my ‘research’.

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  19. February 22, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    If this video doesn’t get you up on your feet and dancing, I just don’t know!!

  20. 118 dotster3
    February 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    I think this was noted here but this Sen. Cruz seems dangerous and unhinged to me…


    • 119 Ladyhawke
      February 22, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      I agree with you that Ted Cruz is dangerous and unhinged. I commented today that his physical resemblance to Joe McCarthy is uncanny. The author of the article, Jane Mayer, will be on The Rachel Maddow Show tonight. She is brilliant and exemplifies what real journalism looks like. I am really looking forward to the interview.

  21. 121 prettyfoot58
    February 22, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    • 122 jacquelineoboomer
      February 22, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Dear lord. Maybe we’d better get “the British” back over to this country to take us back. We already have a king and a queen – maybe we could keep the Obamas forevah. Or maybe “the Canadians” would adopt us? << they just have to come over the border. I love my country and do not plan to leave it or give up on it, but these crazy RWNJ people are multiplyin'. Who let them out of their caves?

    • 125 Dudette
      February 22, 2013 at 8:41 pm

      This really just tops it! Damn these Repugs!

  22. February 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

  23. 129 Claire
    February 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    How can anyone not love Mrs. Obama??!! I adore her. Go FLOTUS!!! Jimmy Fallon very funny too.

  24. February 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm

  25. February 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    Speechless beyond words (but I’m tweeting the video out).

    No one, regardless of how they feel about President Obama, can deny that Michelle is the ONLY FLOTUS who could look so cool and upstage Jimmy without breaking a sweat.

    No wonder the RWNJs hate PBO so much; except for name-calling there’s nothing they can do to dilute Michelle’s awesomeness!

  26. 135 hgerhard
    February 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    The EMK Institute sent me this 4-year old video – a tribute to Ted Kennedy who would have been 81 today. I thought some of our TODers would like to see it, especially since it shows Sunny and Splash, Senator Kennedy’s Portuguese water dogs who are relatives of Bo.

  27. 137 hopefruit2
    February 22, 2013 at 8:23 pm

  28. 139 jacquelineoboomer
    February 22, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Just visited Twitter and I see that BJ Thomas is following me (among others). Struck me so funny, I called my 44-y/o son (who actually knows who BJ Thomas is – you younguns might want to visit wiki) and told him. My son chuckled and said, “What a great life you have, mom.” I think he truly saw how great this was. Didn’t he? Ha!

  29. 146 amk for obama
    February 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I was having trouble with my computer. So I called John, the 11 year old next door whose bedroom looks like Mission Control, and asked him to come over …

    John clicked a couple of buttons and solved the problem.

    As he was walking away, I called after him, ‘So, what was wrong?

    He replied, ‘It was an ID ten T error.’

    I didn’t want to appear 20 stupid, but nonetheless inquired, ‘An, ID ten T error? What’s that? In case I need to fix it again.’

    John grinned. ‘Haven’t you ever heard of an ID ten T error before?”

    No,’ I replied.

    ‘Write it down,’ he said, ‘and I think you’ll figure it out.’

    So I wrote down: I D 1 0 T.

    • February 22, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      πŸ˜† Helloooooooo Amk! You’re NO I D 1 0 T!

    • 148 jacquelineoboomer
      February 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      Oh, that’s not good. Sorry. (:))

      • 149 amk for obama
        February 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

        Ok, how about this?

        One day a secretary is leaving on her lunch break, and she notices her boss standing in front of a shredder with a clueless look on his face. The secretary walks up to him and asks if he needs help.

        “Yes!” he says looking and sounding relieved, “This is very important.”

        Glad to help, she turns the shredder on and inserts the paper. Then her boss says: “Thanks, I only need one copy.”

        • 150 jacquelineoboomer
          February 22, 2013 at 8:53 pm

          When I wrote “sorry” (Ha), I meant sorry “your” neighbor said that to “you” (my little joke).

          Now, the secretary chuckle was even better, because I started out as one and had a similar experience myself way back in the early years. My first lawyer boss once dictated five letters to me. When he was done, and before I stood up to go back to my desk, he asked me if I had the first one typed up yet. I repeat: before I stood up to go back to my desk. Ha! I think he became a judge. I became something other than a secretary, ’cause, ya know, had enough of those “big” laughs!

  30. 157 Dudette
    February 22, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Dude, I started a hashtag! πŸ™‚
    Anybody in?

  31. 158 Dudette
    February 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

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  33. 171 Dudette
    February 22, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    • 172 yardarm756
      February 22, 2013 at 8:50 pm

      I would also suggest “Something of Value”.

      • 173 Dudette
        February 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

        Oooooo, I don’t know that one. Gotta look it up. Thanks!

      • 174 Dudette
        February 22, 2013 at 9:17 pm

        Something of Value (1957) Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Sidney Poitier
        Even though Peter and Kimani grow up together, Kimani soon finds that different races are treated differently. After the father of Kimani is jailed for following tribal customs, Kimani joins a band of rebels that wants all non-Kenyans out of their country. While Kimani believes in the cause, he does not agree with the indiscriminate killing of women, children and those who will not join or agree with them. Peter, even after the deaths of his little sister and brother by the Mau Mau, still believes that there is a chance for peaceful co-existence. He believes that he can stop most of the killing if he can only reason with
        I’m intrigued. Thanks Sailor! Tip of the hat to ya!

      • 176 Dudette
        February 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm

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  35. 182 donna dem 4 obama
    February 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    This is one of the best things I’ve seen since that last time the Obama’s did something fabulous. I’ve watched it 4 times now and I more each time I watch. πŸ˜›

    Our FLOTUS is simply the BEST of all the rest…

  36. 184 Dudette
    February 22, 2013 at 8:46 pm

  37. February 22, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    • 196 anniebella
      February 22, 2013 at 9:44 pm

      He’s a great comedian and I like him cause it’s clear he likes and respect our wonderful President and First Lady.

  38. February 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

  39. 198 amk for obama
    February 22, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Husband challenges wife: Tell me something that will make me happy and sad at the same time.

    Wife: Your willy is bigger than your brother’s.

  40. 201 Alycee (@jazziz2)
    February 22, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    Fix the Debt = Astroturf… (but, of course, WE already knew that…)

    • February 22, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Excellent Alycee, re-tweeted – thank you!

    • 203 4morefor44
      February 22, 2013 at 9:08 pm

      wow, erskine bowles gets over $1 million/year just by being a few corporate boards?!? i got in the wrong business!

      and i’ve always wondered about president obama’s move to nominate judd gregg for commerce way back when (judd declined). if my president knew he would decline, then that was a good move, but if judd would’ve become commerce sec, that would’ve been terrible. president obama is probably as close to perfect as any president ever, but i always wondered about that move. oh, and a pet peeve of mine is feet up on desks, and he does that a lot. oh, and i really don’t like the charter school scam, but overall, president obama is basically perfect. if i had millions of dollars right now, i’d be forming the nonprofit to make sure he was the next face on mt. rushmore.

  41. 204 4morefor44
    February 22, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    i can’t believe that’s my first lady of the united states dancing like that, and so well i might add! so thankful to be around for this time in history.

  42. February 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  43. 207 japa21
    February 22, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  44. 208 amk for obama
    February 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Y’day’s spicy fish and chicken lunch with french red was a big hit with the kenyans.

    (no, french red was a wine. take your mind off the gutter, chips)

    Gotta run. Taking them today for their 2-day vacay.

  45. February 22, 2013 at 9:14 pm

  46. 212 susanne
    February 22, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    endless, sensless…

    ‘ A Bronx father is trying to take the blame for shooting his 5-year-old son in the shoulder this morning, but the real culprit may be the boy’s 11-year-old brother, who investigators believe fired inadvertently while playing with the weapon. ‘


  47. 213 Jovie
    February 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    The F-35 is a beautiful
    Plane, best in the World. But, it keeps malfunctioning. It’s tough to build because it’s a Generation ahead of current technology.
    Sort of like the SR-71 was in the 1960s-


  48. 214 kathryn kivett
    February 22, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    Hi Y’all…I have been MIA and just lurking mainly b/c I have just been so disturbed by the direction that it seems the USA is headed…I have a picture in my mind that PBO is standing at a cliff, pushing back as hard as he can, but no matter how hard he tries to hold on the country is sliding over. It’s happening here in NC…totally controlled by the Tea Party nuts….making laws about women’s nipples while we have one of the 5 highest unemployment rates in the country….changing unemployment laws to the harshest in the country…rejecting medicaid expansion of “Obamacares”…trying to force the University of NC system to do away with liberal arts(I guess b/c they don’t like the word liberal)…it’s something new everyday…..It’s as if NC is being controled by Virginia Fox channeling Jesse Helms…..but it’s not just NC…it’s a lot of the whole country ala Ted Cruz mentality……and it really disturbs me….I am 70 yrs old and I have never, ever known the stupidity to this degree…where did all the common sense go to?…..WHAT HAPPENED and how did we let it happen?….I know a lot of you will say it’s underlying bigotry and I agree a lot of it is but that’s not all of it….Is it the religious right?…I know the 1st Baptist Church in my town has become so right wing Evangelical that I don’t know anyone in my universe that goes there any longer and it use to be just a normal main stream Church….I’m asking questions here…this is frightening to me and has gone beyond the political…it’s pervasive.

  49. 218 kathryn kivett
    February 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    PS…I loved, loved, loved MO and Jimmy’s dance….just adorable!

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