Yes, that’s right, Michelle Obama is making a cameo appearance on Disney Channel’s ‘Jessie.’ The first lady will co-star alongside Debby Ryan and the rest of the cast on the May 16 episode. Exciting!
Michelle Obama, 50, is going to help Debby Ryan, 21, save the day on an all-new episode of Jessie. Find out how Michelle and Debby will help raise awareness for the Joining Forces Initiative, which is dedicated to helping servicemen and women, along with veterans and military spouses, connect with the resources they need to find employment and support their families.
Michelle Obama To Cameo On ‘Jessie’
HollyMoms, get ready to join your kids in front of the television on May 16 at 8pm!
Michelle Obama is making her Disney Channel debut with a scripted appearance on their hit show, Jessie.
The series stars Debby Ryan as 22-year-old Jessie Prescott, a nanny to four children — Emma (Peyton List), Ravi (Karen Brar), Luke (Cameron Boyce) and Zuri (Skai Jackson) — and one crazy looking lizard.
On the May 16 episode, Jessie and Zuri plan a birthday party for their new friend, a little girl named Taylor. However, their exciting party plans are ruined when Taylor decides she doesn’t want to celebrate another birthday without her mom who is a deployed member of the armed services.
That’s when Jessie and Zuri decide they need some help — and First Lady Michelle Obama is the one to provide it!
Michelle’s appearance on the series is to promote Joining Forces, an initiative she started with Dr. Jill Biden to support servicemen, women, veterans, and military spouses find the resources they need to gain employment.
This is not Michelle’s first scripted television appearance, as she recently made a cameo on the May 7 episode of Parks and Recreation alongside Amy Poehler. The First Lady was also featured on the May 14 season finale of Nashville.
One thing all of Michelle’s cameos have had in common? They are all in some way, shape, or form, in support of the military and armed services.
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — Do you enjoy seeing Michelle Obama make television cameos? Do your kids watch Jessie regularly? Let us know your thoughts below!
— Lauren Cox