First Lady Michelle Obama Appears On The Simpsons (well, sort of)

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In a brand new episode of the hit cartoon series, First Lady Michelle Obama was seen traveling to fictional Springfield to meet the local school children. The episode entitled “Stealing First Base” aired on Sunday, March 21st on FOX.

First Lady Michelle Obama and Angela Bassett

First Lady Michelle Obama and Angela Bassett

Award-winning actress Angela Bassett provided the voice of Mrs. Obama. Bassett has become well-known for her biographical film roles portraying real life women in African American culture, perhaps most prominently as singer Tina Turner in the motion picture What’s Love Got to Do with It, as well as her portrayal of Betty Shabazz in the films Malcolm X and Panther, Rosa Parks in the The Rosa Parks Story, Michael Jackson’s mother Katherine in the miniseries The Jacksons: An American Dream and Christopher ‘The Notorious B.I.G.’ Wallace’s mother Voletta Wallace in the film Notorious.

During the new episode Lisa Simpson’s classmates ostracized her for being an straight “A” student, and the First Lady comes to her defense. After being cast out by her friends, Lisa was thrilled when she gets a chance to meet the President’s wife. Ultimately, Mrs. Obama helps Lisa discover the joys of being an overachiever.

The First Lady’s character appears at the 14:50 mark. Enjoy…

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