Viral Video: Michelle Obama dances ‘like a mom’ with Jimmy Fallon
(CNN) – It’s the message of her fitness initiative: It doesn’t matter how you move, as long as you do.
So first lady Michelle Obama took to her feet and demonstrated the “Evolution of Mom Dance” with Jimmy Fallon on his NBC program Friday night, showing off classic dance steps like the “go shopping, get groceries,” the “driving the station wagon” and the “just the hands part of ‘Single Ladies.’”
The medley of moves, modeled after the online sensation “Evolution of Dance,” was more subdued than her last appearance on Fallon’s program, when she challenged him to a series of fitness exercises in the White House – like a sack race across the East Room – to promote her “Let’s Move” campaign.
A year later, Obama is taking her program on the road for its third anniversary, but she stopped by the show first to talk about pop culture and life in the White House.
President Obama, she said, is not as skilled a dancer as she is.
“I give him a B. His dancing is right here in the pocket,” she said. “He’s got, like, three good moves.”
Her children, Malia, 14, and Sasha, 11, “try to hip us” to music and culture, she said.
“But there’s some music that they’ll tell us, I think the language is too rough for you. I’m like, really,” the first lady said. “So they don’t allow us to just listen to anything. They’re looking out for our well-being.”
She described her differences in television interests from her husband’s well known affinity for sports.
“Sometimes he walks in and sees what we’re watching and is like, ‘Oh, come on, come on people,’” she said, admitting to an interest in the “Real Housewives” program but saying she doesn’t watch the program about child beauty pageant star “Honey Boo Boo.”
Occasionally, Obama said, she and the president want to go out for date night.
“It’s a little tough. I mean, Barack has a 20 car motorcade. It’s got men with guns. The ambulance is always there. I mean, how romantic can you be?”
“He’s like, ‘I’m going to take you, and we’re going to go out on a romantic dinner.’ And I’m like, ‘Is the ambulance coming?’ We still try to do it, though.”
Fallon, who is rumored as a potential replacement for fellow late-night comedian Jay Leno, asked Obama if she would be interested in running for the White House down the road – “Dream team, Michelle and Hillary ‘16?”
“I have my eye actually on another job,” she said. “I hear that when Jay Leno retires that the “Tonight Show” position is gonna be open, and I’m thinking about putting my hat in the ring,
“What do you think?”
Fallon said he was “done thinking about it.”
But he did joke his show would feature another political star soon.
Following Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, he said, “Chris Christie will be on next week to talk about his initiative “Let’s sit.”
CNN’s Ashley Killough and Gregory Wallace contributed to this report.