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Posted at 5:45 PM ET, 03/ 2/2011

Frederick girl shushes First Lady

By Associated Press

A fourth-grader from Frederick gets to shush the First Lady in a new public service announcement promoting Michelle Obama's national fitness campaign, Let's Move.

Nine-year-old Alexa Orlando's mother said Wednesday that Mrs. Obama's involvement was kept secret from the participating families until the night before the video was shot last month.

The one-minute spot shows Mrs. Obama watching a tennis match between Alexa and another girl at The Tennis Center in College Park. Alexa shushes the First Lady to make her stop talking during Alexa's serve.

Mrs. Obama silently mouths the word, "Sorry."

Read about Mrs. Obama's appearance as a "Cat in the Hat" character in Reliable Source.

By Associated Press  | March 2, 2011; 5:45 PM ET
 
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Excellent - spot on ... !!

Posted by: alligator10 | March 3, 2011 11:23 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: DCref | March 3, 2011 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Excellent PSA! I remember the Say No To Drugs PSAs as a kid in the 80's. Glad to see our First Lady promoting physical fitness.

I believe the talent pool of athletes is going to drop off considerably in 20 years, with kids sitting in their rooms playing video games instead actually playing in games. I don't see kids riding bikes, playing baseball in the sand lot, or football in the park anymore. The MLB is going to be filled with players from Japan & Latin America, not that that's bad thing, just seeing the trend moving in that direction.

Posted by: clark202 | March 3, 2011 2:21 PM | Report abuse

You realize that in-home video games have been prevalent since the mid-80's, right?

Back on topic: great spot, the First Lady's perfect delivery of the moment in question should connect well with the kids at whom they targeted this PSA.

Posted by: sorengo1999 | March 3, 2011 2:57 PM | Report abuse

Was that the President in the background of this PSA chowing down on a cheeseburger while smoking a cigarette???

Posted by: bz11 | March 3, 2011 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Nice video, liked Mrs. Obama!

Posted by: gamma64 | March 3, 2011 3:46 PM | Report abuse


I wonder what the talking heads on Fox News Network and "El Lardo" will find wrong with this one?


Posted by: helloisanyoneoutthere | March 3, 2011 3:48 PM | Report abuse

At sorengo1999, sure I realize that, but kids during that time played outside as well. Not like now, and they (home entertainment centers) weren't as prominent as they are now, and not every family had one. You're really trying to compare the 1982 home video game market to 2011's and say they're the same?

Posted by: clark202 | March 3, 2011 3:54 PM | Report abuse

Michelle is great. It was fun to see Steffi and Andre too!

Posted by: org2 | March 3, 2011 4:23 PM | Report abuse

Was that the President in the background of this PSA chowing down on a cheeseburger while smoking a cigarette???

Posted by: bz11 | March 3, 2011 3:11 PM | Report abuse

Ah, gee, just couldn't hold it in, could you?

Seriously, I believe they have medication for that these days.

Posted by: JohnDinHouston | March 3, 2011 4:23 PM | Report abuse

A great human being, parent, statesman. Makes for a Great First Lady. The Right has lost all sense of Decency & Credibility. Ole Sarah Palin has druggem into the gutter. Did Bristol go back and finish High School?

Posted by: minco_007 | March 3, 2011 4:24 PM | Report abuse

A great human being, parent, statesman. Makes for a Great First Lady. The Right has lost all sense of Decency & Credibility. Ole Sarah Palin has druggem into the gutter. Did Bristol go back and finish High School?

Posted by: minco_007 | March 3, 2011 4:27 PM | Report abuse

A great human being, parent, statesman. Makes for a Great First Lady. The Right has lost all sense of Decency & Credibility. Ole Sarah Palin has druggem into the gutter. Did Bristol go back and finish High School?

Posted by: minco_007 | March 3, 2011 4:24 PM
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.......You state the "Right has lost all sense of Decency $ Credibility" then lob your own indecent insult at Palin and Bristol. Vintage liberal hypocrisy. Staggering that you don't even read what you write.

Posted by: hitx | March 3, 2011 4:36 PM | Report abuse

That kid speaks for the entire country, shut up, and butt out Moochelle!

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | March 3, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse

Good going, little girl. Give her an "A" for the course. Not enough people have told both M & M messiah to zip it

Posted by: nomobarry | March 3, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse

Yes, The Tennis Center in College Park invited students to audition for the PSA through the U.S. Tennis Association. Filmed at Yates.

Posted by: t-jas | March 3, 2011 5:32 PM | Report abuse

gonna use that for next years christmas card.

Posted by: docwhocuts | March 3, 2011 5:44 PM | Report abuse

Time for Obama to ship the little girl off to Gitmo....which is still open right?

Posted by: WildBill1 | March 3, 2011 5:54 PM | Report abuse

Since when is it appropriate for a young child to "shush" an adult, much less the First Lady? I wasn't amused at all, and I'm disappointed that Michelle Obama was even willing to participate in that manner. She certainly wouldn't accept that kind of disrespectful behavior from her own children. Thumbs down to this PSA.

Posted by: carolita777 | March 3, 2011 6:30 PM | Report abuse

That kid speaks for the entire country, shut up, and butt out Moochelle!

Posted by: wewintheylose1 | March 3, 2011 4:56 PM | Report abuse
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Good going, little girl. Give her an "A" for the course. Not enough people have told both M & M messiah to zip it

Posted by: nomobarry | March 3, 2011 5:25 PM | Report abuse
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Heh-Heh.....Wewintheylose....No that little girl does not speak for the whole country. However, apparently she does speak for a bunch of handicapped idiots such as you.
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nomobary...As soon as you escape that rubber room you're locked in, I suggest you look up your butt buddy, wewintheylose and the two of you stick your heads up your hienies (that's where your brains are) and the two of you take engage in a good long expelling of gas.

Posted by: norsad | March 3, 2011 6:33 PM | Report abuse

That was funny.

Posted by: America2010 | March 3, 2011 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I find Michelle Obama to be as much as a politician and her husband. Therefore I don't listen to her. Parents, you are the ones to show your children how to live healthy lives. Tell the kids to play less video games, regulate time on the internet and watch less TV. Encourage them to play a sport, and get outside and play. Also, when they want McDonalds, tell them no. I don't want the government telling me what I can and can't eat. We all know that fast food and many chain restaurant food is bad for you. If you want to go out, only do it once in a while. Try to cook healthier food when you are at home. I work, but I still make the effort to make a healthy meal at the end of the day. Politicians make me sick.

Posted by: VAtoLA | March 3, 2011 8:20 PM | Report abuse

VAtoLA. we live in a country where children cant want for nothing anymore. Thirty years ago it would have been considered a basic luxury for a kid to own a cell phone, a PS3 or X-Box. If they had been around. Own a PC at home with Internet service or even basic cable. longer then that I was lucky to see the golden arches during the week much less stop by everyday to get a Big Mac. Going to the store and getting a toy every week. Now everyday. No longer a luxury. Our children have become lazy and take all for granted. I applaud Michelle Obama. Parents aren't doing what they need to do today.
Truth be told.

Posted by: llewis40 | March 3, 2011 8:39 PM | Report abuse

Wait until someone chimes in saying:

"I don't want my kids playing any commie tennis games. I want to raise them on American high fructose corn syrup so they can have even bigger butts than their parents which they sit in front of a TV and watch Fox news all day long so they can grow up to be real Americans."

Posted by: BethesdaMD | March 3, 2011 8:45 PM | Report abuse

Personally, I found the commercial to be charming. For those who are complaining about "government interference," EVERY First Lady takes up some cause. Nancy Reagan had the "Just Say No" campaign (which was totally ineffective-- I speak as the sister of an addict); Lady Bird Johnson had a "Beautify America" campaign, which has resulted in lovely fields of flowers in public places; Laura Bush promoted children's literacy. Mrs. Obama's "Let's Move" initiative is COMPLETELY appropriate and in keeping with promoting the health of future citizens.

Those of you who are objecting would most likely object to anything Mrs. Obama promoted, simply because of who she's married to. If you don't like her husband's policies, fine-- by all means, vote for the opposing party's nominee in November 2012. But for heaven's sake, I don't understand WHY anyone could POSSIBLY object to someone wanting our children to be healthier and encouraging parents and children to make better choices.

Posted by: dcgrasso1 | March 4, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

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