First Lady Michelle Obama Pays A Visit To ‘Sesame Street’

Politickle Me, Elmo

First Lady Michelle Obama appears in a cute new PSA with Elmo from Sesame Street that seeks to impart the wisdom that if you want your children to have healthy habits then you should practice healthy habits so they can learn from your actions. Here are a few screencaps from Michelle Obama and Elmo‘s new PSA video:


This past [May], Michelle Obama stopped by Sesame Street to tape a Public Service Announcement with everyone’s favorite muppet, Elmo. The PSA, part of Sesame Workshop’s Healthy Habits For Life initiative, encourages exercise and nutritious eating habits, and extols the importance of parents as healthy role models. The First Lady explains: “If you want your child to have healthy habits, practice healthy habits, too. Because you’re your child’s best role model.” Sesame Street is certainly making good use of Michelle Obama’s influence; as Elmo himself says: “Well, if Mrs. Obama wants to exercise, Elmo wants to exercise too! Yay exercise!!”

Altho this clip was filmed last Spring, this is the first time I’ve seen it and I thought it’d be cute to pass along. After the jump, check out the vid clip in full to see Michelle and Elmo in action …


Aww, it’s a very cute clip … with very practical advice. Princess Zakiya does EVERYTHING that her mother does whether good or bad so Tracey has to keep on her best behavior in order to help instill Z with healthy habits. It’s good advice for any age … don’tcha think?

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  1. Christine

    aw it;s cute and so true! I have a baby sister (well, not really a baby anymore, but alot younger than me) who for some reason adores me. I see her doing and saying what I do and have to make sure I am a good influence.
    Thanks for posting!

  2. Jess

    I’m a military spouse living in Germany. They play this commercial (PSA) on the Armed Forces Network (AFN) daily for the kids.
    It’s been on TV for awhile now

  3. Tracy

    Omg. My son is obsessed with Elmo, and I think he is so adorable! This is the cutest little clip!

  4. Krissy

    Aw, they are so cute! I think it is a REALLY good thing to get out to parents and kids. People want the best for their children, but they don’t always realize the impact that their habits have…especially when it comes to eating. Children mimic.

  5. Luz

    Yea its cute! This is kind of old to me..because my 21mth old son is sooo into Sesame Street. We always see it on the PBS Sprout Channel.. he calls Mrs.Obama ‘ Furd Ady ‘ (First Lady)

  6. Green Is Good

    What? No visit with Oscar the Grouch?

    Seriously, that was cute. and Elmo bugs the snot out of me. Give me Count Von Count or Cookie Monster.

    * Leaves humming “C is For Cookie, that’s good enough for me”*

  7. razberryswurl01

    I think Mrs. Obama is really great on camera. She seems very comfortable, she should be a MOVIE STAR! LOL. Really cute PSA. I have a nephew who loves elmo & does everything my brother does.

  8. Apples v 2

    Awwwwwww! Reminds me of the good old days.

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