Skip to main content
Report this ad

See also:

The First Lady's TV Credits: Set to appear on hit show "Nashville"

With 80 television credits and counting, First Lady Michelle Obama is the most televised first lady in history.
With 80 television credits and counting, First Lady Michelle Obama is the most televised first lady in history.
Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images

If you're still upset from Michelle Obama's appearance on Saturday Night Live, you'll probably be even more furious about her next few television appearances. Her TV exposure is the topic of ongoing debate, but for the First Lady it is business as usual.

The First Lady is scheduled to appear on the hit show "Nashville" as a guest star. During the episode that airs May 7, Mrs. Obama will appear as herself along with singer Kellie Pickler and other guests to hold a benefit concert for Luke Wheeler (Will Chase) who has been injured in Afghanistan.

The First Lady can also been seen in the season finale of "Parks and Recreation" on Thursday. The hour-long episode is set to air April 24 at 8 p.m. ET. According to EOnline, Mrs. Obama filmed her appearance with series star Amy Poehler in February when Poehler attended an event that was part of The First Lady's "Let's Move" initiative dedicated to ending childhood obesity.

If you're wondering how many television appearances the First Lady has, you can check out her numerous credits on the Internet Movie Database (IMDb). She has racked up 80 credits for herself for her screen time.

In 2014 alone Mrs. Obama has appeared on "Live with Kelly and Michael," "Rachael Ray," "Extra," "The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon," and a TV movie entitled "Puppy Bowl X." A 2012 study confirmed that she is now the most televised first lady in history.

The Media Research Center concluded that when she had 44 television appearances under her belt in nearly four years, Mrs. Obama had far surpassed other former first ladies such as Hillary Clinton and Laura Bush, who each made less than 20 TV appearances during their first terms in the role. That was in 2012. Mrs. Obama has almost doubled her number of appearances since then.

Many see her exposure as a great political move. Others argue that she is getting out of her lane when it comes to the duties of a first lady. Dan Gainor, of the Media Research Center, said the FLOTUS is "off the charts" in her number of television cameos--even more so than "many big name actors and actresses."

Next month, as part of the White House's Joining Forces initiative, Mrs. Obama will appear on the Disney Channel's tween sitcom "Jessie" to help raise awareness of the special sacrifices and needs of military families. She also continues to make appearances regarding her Let's Move! initiative as well.

Do you think First Lady Michelle Obama is too televised?

Report this ad