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First Lady Michelle Obama Will Do A Cameo On Parks And Recreation

With its focus on local politics, Parks and Recreation is well set up for political cameos, and while Michelle Obama certainly won't be the first big name to drop by the series, she's definitely a notable one. NBC announced today that Michelle Obama will be making a special cameo appearance on the season finale of Parks and Recreation. The episode will air Thursday, April 24 at 8:00 p.m. ET, and it'll make the close of Season 6.

The First Lady's scene has already been filmed for "Moving Up." It was done this month in Miami "where she celebrated investments in healthier out-of-school programs as part of her 'Let's Move' initiative," which is dedicated to helping solve the issue of childhood obesity. As NBC's announcement also notes, Mrs. Obama's cameo is one of a list of notable guest spots over the course of the series' run, with Vice President Joe Biden having previously visited Parks and Rec. The same can be said for Arizona Senator John McCain, California Senator Barbara Boxer and former Main Senator Olympia Snow.

It'll be exciting to see how the First Lady factors into the finale. Is it safe to assume her path will cross with Leslie Knope's somehow? And the other obvious question, will this be a funny appearance?

We know that Michelle Obama has a sense of humor and that she's not opposed to demonstrating that for an audience. In fact, she recently visited The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and showed off her sense of humor alongside Fallon and Will Ferrell in an "Ew" segment...

She also worked a bit of her fitness enthusiasm into the act with kale chips and "Exercise is not ehhew!"

Like much of NBC's primetime programming, Parks and Recreation went on a mini-hiatus during the Olympics, but the series will be back with a new episode tonight, and airing new episodes pretty much straight to the April 24 season finale.

Here's the description for tonight's episode:

ANNIVERSARIES (TV-PG)LESLIE AND BEN CELEBRATE THEIR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY – Ben (Adam Scott) attempts to surprise Leslie (Amy Poehler) with a special anniversary gift. Tom (Aziz Ansari) and Adam (Chris Pratt) try to help Leslie bring positive light to the Pawnee-Eagleton merger, while April (Aubrey Plaza) asserts her new authority as Donna’s (Retta) boss. Nick Offerman and Jim O’Heir also star.

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