Thursday, February 21, 2013

First Lady Michelle Obama Tweets With Big Bird; White House Releases Third Video Starring Duo

Behind the scenes at the filming of the Let's Move! videos: "You look very svelte for a Big Bird," Mrs. Obama says...
After the White House released two PSA videos on Thursday starring First Lady Michelle Obama and Sesame Street's Big Bird to celebrate the third anniversary of Let's Move!, Mrs. Obama chatted on Twitter with the big yellow guy, on her @FLOTUS account.  The First Lady has had Twitter conversations before with human celebrities including Jimmy Fallon and Ellen DeGeneres, but Big Bird is her first Muppet. 

The White House also released a behind-the-scenes video from the filming of the PSAs.


Onscreen, Mrs. Obama compliments Big Bird. 

"You look great," Mrs. Obama said.  "Very clean...You look like you're eating well, too."

"I am, yes.  Maybe too well," Big Bird responded.

"No, no," Mrs. Obama said.  "You look very svelte for a Big Bird."

Tweets on Mrs. Obama's accounts are signed with her initials, "mo."  The Twitter exchange, in reverse chronological order:











*White House photo