First Lady Joins Elmo to Push Exercise

Sesame Street visit 'the best thing i've done,' First Lady says
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2009 4:53 PM CDT

(Newser) – Talk about a power couple: Michelle Obama has teamed up with Elmo to film a public service announcement about the importance of exercise and healthful eating, reports Entertainment Tonight. Michelle, a lifelong Sesame Street fan, said meeting the iconic furry character was "probably the best thing I've done” since Barack was elected, notes the Guardian.

"I'm thrilled to be here," the first lady told her staff at the UN shortly after the Sesame Street appearance on Tuesday, "but I was just at Sesame Street. ... I never thought I'd be on Sesame Street with Elmo and Big Bird, and I was thrilled. I'm still thrilled. I'm on a high."