First lady Michelle Obama will make an appearance on the season six finale of “Parks and Recreation,” NBC announced Thursday. The special one-hour episode titled “Moving Up” is slated to air April 24.
According to reports, Mrs. Obama's cameo for the show was filmed in late February in Miami, where she was present to be a part of her “Let’s Move” initiative, which addresses childhood obesity. Amy Poehler, who plays Leslie Knope, was also present as a special guest at the Feb. 25 event held by Mrs. Obama.
“Time to get real about Pawnee’s obesity… @FLOTUS is coming to town for our #ParksandRec season finale Thursday, April 24!” the show’s Twitter account read Thursday.
Mrs. Obama is not the first White House figure to appear on the show. Vice President Joe Biden made a cameo in the show in 2012. Other politicians who have appeared on the show include John McCain, Barbara Boxer, Olympia J. Snowe and Newt Gingrich.
According to reports, Michael Schur, executive producer of the show, recently expressed his wish to have Hillary Clinton as a guest on the show.
“I always imagined the perfect ending to the series," he revealed, "and I hope it's not for a while -- would be a casual piece of B-roll where Leslie is walking through a building in Washington, D.C., and passes Hillary Clinton, and Hillary Clinton says, 'Leslie.' Leslie says, 'Secretary Clinton,' and keeps walking. That might still be five seasons away, but that's the trajectory I would like Leslie to enjoy."
While no official announcement has been made regarding “Parks and Recreation” returning for its seventh season, NBC’s Robert Greenblatt told reporters at the 2014 Television Critics Association press tour that the comedy will return.
On rumors of the seventh season of the show being its last, Schur reportedly said: “No decision has been made on that, but it wouldn't surprise me if next year were the final season.”
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