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First Lady Michelle Obama entered comics history last night with an appearance on Fox's animated TV series "The Simpsons." Mrs. Obama was voiced by actress Angela Bassett, but the creative team that did the show got Mrs. Obama's messaging right: Work hard in school, and food gardens are good.
During the show, the animated First Lady drops in on Lisa Simpsons' school, and advises the rest of the kids to be nice to Lisa, despite the fact that Lisa is a "high achiever," and gets A's. Mrs. Obama says that she, too, was a high achiever, and that's how she got where she is today.
"I got A's when A's were hard to get," Mrs. Obama says, and adds "before I was who I am today, I was a nerd."
The animated First Lady tells Lisa that she knows all about her, because "as an avid organic gardener, I've read your blog...."
There are other fun things in the clip, like references to French First Lady Carla Bruni Sarkozy...and a couple things you have to be a die-hard Simpsons fan to appreciate....
*Video clip from Fox, via Hulu