January 13th, 2012
05:16 PM ET

Michelle Obama's iCarly debut

First Lady Michelle Obama can add “actress” to her repertoire after making a cameo appearance in the Nickelodeon hit, “iCarly”.

Mrs. Obama and the entire cast celebrated her upcoming acting debut with a special screening of the episode called “iMeet The First Lady” at a local school, Hayfield Secondary, which has a high percentage of military families. The show, which honors children from military families, stars Miranda Cosgrove as Carly Shay, who is the daughter of an Air Force Colonel serving overseas.

The first lady talked to the students at the Alexandria, Virginia middle school about some of the challenges facing military kids.

“When you find a kid who's a military kid who's come in new, it's important for you all to do like iCarly's friends and step up and know the kinds of struggles and challenges they they're facing, alright? 'Cause it's not easy changing schools every few years and keeping your grades up and knowing that your dad is away serving in another part of the world, right?” Mrs. Obama said. “So we need all of you to step up as well, and all the kids all over the country to find out who the military kids are in your schools and make sure you make them feel welcome.”

Mrs. Obama confessed that while her family doesn’t watch too much television, they are fans of the show.

“We watch all kinds of things, I mean, but we try not to have too much T.V. time during the week. But we're big fans of iCarly, we certainly are. And I even get upset when I'm watching a re-run, so I'll be glad when the new episodes come out,” the first lady said.

The cast members have been traveling around the country to different military bases from California to New Jersey for special screenings of the episode.

Jeanette McCurdy, who plays Carly's best friend “Sam Puckett”, says Mrs. Obama was a calming presence on set during the show’s taping.

“When we all found out that Mrs. Obama was going to be guest starring on the show, I don't think any of us really believed it. And then the day came and we were all kind of hyperventilating and our internal organs were shutting down because we were so nervous. And then she came to the set and called each of us by our first names and gave us a big hug and was just so nice and so professional and I think we all had a blast and I mean, it was just unforgettable. It was one of the best days on set and I think one of the best days of our lives,” McCurdy recalled.

soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. jerry

    did she ever not act?

    January 13, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
    • Central Park West

      Jerry – using this ANGRY label is woefully disrespectful to all women who serve and are leaders. I call on everyone to reject this characterization of women which is used much too commonly in American society to silence any woman who has a voice and leadership opinions. Stop it – you have a wife and mother and if you have daughters you will not like men calling them angry when they speak up and defend themselves.

      January 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
      • Howard


        Anybody with half a brain can see through the fransparent efforts
        to make michelle obama look like a cross between Mother Teresa,
        and Snow White. After years in corrupt Chicago poliics, emorrmous
        undeserved salaries, based on nepotism, and TWENTY YEARS of listening to
        'GOD DAMN AMERICA', the White House P.R. department is working
        overtime to nominate her for sainthood ... and the slobbering obama
        stooges are defending this phony, as if michelle is the second coming
        ... when in reality, it's just more B.S. from phony sacred cow !!!

        January 15, 2012 at 1:01 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ Howard
        Have you ever used your less than a 10th of a brain to check some of your posted garbage out for the truth factor at snopes or Fact Check? I'm sure you will find it is simply garbage, and totally lacking in truth.

        January 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  2. creole

    @ jerry j see you really need to get a life. I notice that you are all ways going negative toward our first Lady to which I think you would like to be a LADY now how do you like this insult. Sorry that you can not and will never be a First Class Lady that this country has. God bless you with a life you so much long for.

    January 13, 2012 at 6:10 pm |
    • jerry R

      oh I get it, you are another fat angry single black woman...sorry about that my dear... tomorrow you will wake up as you are and so will I...slender,successful, and happy.... sorry about that, Aunt Jemima! hahaha

      January 14, 2012 at 12:19 am |
      • guest

        Wow a deranged angry white transvestite vs. an angry fat black woman!

        January 14, 2012 at 7:07 am |
      • jean2009

        @geraldineDbass....All is see in you is a miserable little racist that wishes he was a girl.

        January 14, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
      • Thedreamer

        Exactly what are you getting at Jerry. Your are stupid and ia key reason as to why kids should stay in school. You have no idea what you are saying or what your are trying to say. Instead you sound like a racist, sexist ignorant hillbilly. This means alot because a 17 year old is telling u this.

        January 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm |
    • george

      Ohh what a great show. One deranged angry white male called Jerry vs. one angry single black woman. Turns out the deranged white male is transvestite. Hahahaha

      January 14, 2012 at 7:14 am |
      • jerry R

        goat call em as they are...sorry about that! hahaha

        January 14, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
      • george

        Sorry Jerry, trust me nothing wrong with your female clothings the high heels or make up it's your adams apple that gave you in! Hahaha

        January 14, 2012 at 10:38 pm |
  3. Indyblackconservative

    I am in no way of fan of Barack Obama but I applaud the First Lady for giving our kids a positive role model to look up to. Despite her politics I think what she is doing is great! Just think of all the little girls across the country she has inspired to work hard in school. I especially appreciate the fact that young black girls have a role model to look up to who isn't a groupie in a rap video. Cudos to you Mrs. Obama.

    January 13, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
    • jerry R

      seems they have a lot of rappers to visit the white house...I suppose they make contributions...

      January 14, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
      • george

        You bet they do Jerry post in your adress we could arrange some sos for you!

        January 14, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  4. Christine

    Michelle Obama = one classy woman with the good graces and confidence to ignore the bigoted masses.

    January 14, 2012 at 12:51 am |
    • Joey

      Spoken like a true commie, "Ignore the masses".

      January 14, 2012 at 5:04 am |
      • jean2009

        @slowjoey...Commie doesn't apply here, since the key word you missed in that sentence was..".bigoted".
        Something there seems to be plenty of here.

        January 14, 2012 at 1:09 pm |
  5. candice lee


    January 14, 2012 at 2:50 am |
    • jean2009

      Is this over emphasizing your importance, is it shouting, or do you not know how to turn of the Caps Lock?
      I find the First Lady very genuine and down to earth, but you seem very fake professing to see things, and know things you obviously would have no way of knowing. What is your professional job "make believe lies"?

      January 14, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
    • sara

      What's fake about her. Does she bleed red?

      January 14, 2012 at 1:45 pm |
    • Thedreamer

      ... what r u talking about. How can you call her fake if you don't even know her. I think i smell haterade on you buddy. And I believe the story did not say that she couldnt get along with whte house staff instead she got into debates with them over certain policies that seemed far fetched. She even debated with Obama over him not standing up for he wants, and not for what both parties want. That the real story, not the crap you put up there.

      January 14, 2012 at 8:31 pm |
  6. george of the jungle

    The first lady has a great message for the kids and it is nice to see her getting it out. Jerk of jerry never says anything of substance so just ignor the crude stupid remarks, Its obvious he doesnt care for woman,blacks or anyone that doesnt share his political view. I thought the artical was about helping military children and helping them to adjust. Apparently jerry whould rather use this opportunity to bash people. He can be as nasty as he wants because no one knows who he is. Confronted with a black person after hearing his remarks, He would probably pee his pants.

    January 14, 2012 at 10:47 am |
    • jean2009

      Thanks for all you do George, but jerry is not a political person he is a miserable racist. I have never seen him base any remark on a political subject, or stance....he is a rabid hater of all women white or black who bases his jealous attacks on booty and eyebrows. I guess we could call him a devout misogynist.

      January 14, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
    • jerry R

      and you assume I am white. Now that is funny. I know fat black women who are single and not angry...who are successful and well put together spiritually and emotionally. Some of these posts, at least to me, seem to sound like the stereo typical fat, angry, welfare black with a bunch of children from several fathers... my opinion, and my right to post. So, you radical left wingers should (but never will) understand that a post you don't agree with that mentions race my not be racist...you may (and usually are) the racist. Yes, we have a black president and first lady elected by more white votes than black by a large margin...obama's term is wrought with radical left wing politics and the use of race at will to do what he wants...many of us (many who voted for him) are disappointed we elected him to represent ALL Americans, to work with the right and white as our founding fathers have directed...he has not done this...so last fall the voters spoke, like it or not!

      January 14, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • jerry R

      mrs obamas contribution to date is to tell children what to eat...contrast that with mrs rodham clinton (where the rodham went I wonder), mrs ford, mrs bush...and many many others and obama come up quite short. Your real quick to lavish praise here...for which little is earned. But then this is also the case of barry/barack also.

      January 14, 2012 at 2:45 pm |
      • george

        Like I told you Jerry you are doing just fine with the make up, female attaire, high heel shoes it is jusat the voice and your adams apple!

        January 14, 2012 at 10:45 pm |
  7. george of the jungle

    Candice Lee you sound to stupid to be a tax payer. Come on surly you haven't graduated high school. ?

    January 14, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  8. sara

    It's All about our future...the KIDS! Healthy, Strong and grounded. Thanks Michelle. Not that phoney sh! the republicans always talk, "my children and grandchildren"....while they're robbing our nation blind with their policies to suit them! "Their children and grandchildren will have the cadillac healthcare plan that they have, go to college without being saddled with 100,000 in debt, and ride their coattails into our public offices again and again, screaming Christianity as a "Con Game" while continuing the "legacy" or lies and deceipt for riches only. All funded by the taxpayer of America.

    January 14, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • jerry R

      some people do earn their own way..pay their own freight... dig me up Barack obamas educational transcripts and proof the tax payer did not pay for mrs obamas ivy league education..please. President Bushes transcripts are there for all to see...even his driving record...also while your at it find obama mothers marriage certificate when she married obamas' father... You get to see a very crafted obama persona.. Read his books and study his history as I have...then post something other than ignorant diatribe...for a change.

      January 14, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
      • george

        You must be having daily periods and ulcers to see the Obamas in the White house out poferming your former idol Bush of whom history has down as the worst US President to date. You may howl and go around and swear by his poop and do whatever. The Obamas come out superior by far. Deal with that.....poor jerry another night of anguish!

        January 14, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • tomclements

      I'm sorry but the only thing that is going to save our kids is what research proves. Every household needs a stable father and mother. In the next 10 years our population is also aging to the point that all of us will be caring for an elderly relative. There are not enough facilities to care for everyone. Family will be more important than ever and our children will be the greatest benefactor of this cultural shift. It could also become Americas greatest humanitarian crisis if we do not become more concerned about healthy family relationships....

      January 20, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
      • tomclements

        healthy, strong, and grounded??Please... how about respectful, considerate, loving, obedient, thinking of others before yourself? healthy, strong, and gounded?What??

        January 20, 2012 at 5:44 pm |
  9. Central Park West

    Michelle Obama brings such energy and presence to any setting – I applaud her efforts for Military Families (especially women)! Our country has sadly neglected our vets for the past 50 years with terrible results. I implore all supporters of this country to join the First Lady in helping military families and encouraging our elected officials to support these efforts with more than lip service (which is would be more than what is done now by any measure anyhow)!

    January 14, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
    • Joey

      I don't think this will do much. It's the lifestyle kids have these days, they stay inside rather than go out and play. They have games and cell phones at a very early age. Both parents also work so the daycare person is the one who sets the rules. Look also what they can buy at the school cafeteria, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Canned Soda, etc. I can remember not even having a choice for school lunch, whatever the meal of the day was that was all you were getting. I think schools need to go back to basics, one balanced lunch and that's it.

      January 15, 2012 at 7:49 am |
  10. rosalynneus

    The first lady talked to the students at the Alexandria, Virginia middle school about some of the challenges facing military kids"
    They will face more challenges because many soliders will be let go as soonas they get back from Afganistan thanks to President Obama. How dare she uses Military families to campaign.

    January 14, 2012 at 11:32 pm |
  11. RS, CA

    Michelle Obama is an embarrassment to our country - nothing but a show-off egomaniac with NO talent and NO intelligence.

    January 15, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  12. amy dunkin

    I can not wait for mischelle obama to be on Icarly!

    January 15, 2012 at 4:37 pm |
  13. jerry R

    You obama cool aid drinkers can not change what is, this woman is a fraud, a media constructed persona. Compare her to Mrs Bush who worked very hard to improve women's lives and education world wide..and mostly without media attention. Her history and academic record were there for all to see (as was President Bushes). Laura Bush openly disagreed with her husband (respectfully) an indication of a real, strong, and contained woman. Mrs obama is nothing more than her husbands wife... yes, we should respect the office, but mrs obama needs to earn respect through real accomplishment...not by playing the media.

    January 15, 2012 at 5:53 pm |
  14. Aimee H

    I just watched it...and I am Digusted. They were acting like she is the most important person ever. I'm not singling her out, But I hate when ANYONE does that. I do not like this administration...But I will not say that the previous one was any better. They both suck. I hate that the government feels the need to baby everyone. Help those that truely need it , not the ones that are too lazy to do anything.

    January 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  15. Corinne

    The First lady is a scholar with a Law Degree. Feel free to insult and judge if you can top that. It's sooo funny to listen to all of the comments about our First Family after all this time when our last administration consisted of a drunken idiot and a stepford wife with a fraction of the education and intelligence of Michelle Obama. You white people are the biggest joke because there are more white americans, you guys are actually the largest recepients of public assistance and welfare checks. You are a big joke at this stage of the game, character assasinations are a clear reflection of insecurity, weakness and fear. There are disagreements with every Administration, but the way our First Family has been disrespected over the years is nothing more than hatred.

    January 17, 2012 at 10:08 pm |
    • tomclements

      The expanded need of public assistance for everyone (black, white) is the point. The shame is not in needing public assistance. The shame is that the food stamp roles, for example, are the highest they have ever been. I would much rather see the first lady serving food at a shelter, (planting gardens was good- I did like that), nobody wants to see the first family on a hawaii vacation, going on a date to an expensive restaurant, on icarly, at disney world-maybe she can help kim kardashian figure out why she can't keep a man. It's not racial, this white guy does not equate public assistance or poverty with race...most of my co-workers have been laid off, most are white, and most are struggling. its 100% political. The social welfare state is not good for anyone and it seems someone as bright as the first lady could get out of her box and see this...

      January 20, 2012 at 5:33 pm |
  16. tomclements

    She can also add the titles Mrs. Food Stamp President, or First Lady of Food Stamp President...whichever you prefer

    January 20, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  17. RS, CA

    As a qualified, bona fide voter - do I care what Michelle Obama does ANYWHERE on TV? NOT EVEN REMOTELY!

    January 27, 2012 at 12:41 am |