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Billy Eichner got Michelle Obama and Big Bird to run around a grocery store

We want to eat all the carrots now.


Audra Schroeder


Posted on Feb 17, 2015   Updated on May 29, 2021, 12:45 pm CDT

The first Billy on the Street video of 2015 is here, and it features everyone’s favorite power couple: Michelle Obama and Big Bird

As part of the First Lady’s healthier-eating initiative, Eichner teamed up with Funny or Die to present Mrs. Obama with a new challenge: Ariana Grande or eating a carrot?

Eichner’s sidekick Elena joined in the competition, which involved a lot of screaming, blindfolds, Michelle Obama slow-dancing with Big Bird, Elena’s declaration of love for One Direction, Mrs. Obama pushing Eichner around in a shopping cart, and Big Bird schooling FLOTUS on Facts of Life.

This video is basically a dream come true.

We didn’t think it could get better than that turnip Vine, but here we are. 

Screengrab via Funny or Die

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*First Published: Feb 17, 2015, 1:28 pm CST