The First Lady has made the big time now – she got a character portrayal on The Simpsons.

The lovely and talented Ms. Angela Bassett did the voice-over work during this episode which is shown below. For a bit of background, Mrs. Obama makes a dramatic entrance at Springfield Elementary, much to the delight of male characters Nelson Muntz and Groundkeeper Willie. But she was there to give an inspirational speech to Lisa, who had been ostracized for being a high achiever.

After Lisa (and Nelson) championed her for being so elegant and popular, Michelle Obama stated: “Before I was who I am today, I was a nerd.” She would’ve expounded on the point, had Springfield’s own “Joe Biden” not cut her off. I love it !!