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  • 28 February 2014, 12:03

Michelle Obama To Star In Parks And Recreation

Michelle Obama is to appear alongside the cast of Parks And Recreation in the sitcom's season six finale.

The First Lady will take a trip to the fictional Indiana town of Pawnee, where she will tell residents how to beat obesity.

Her office said she will feature alongside the show's star, Amy Poehler, in an episode which will air in the US on April 24.

The show's Twitter account said: "It's time to get real about Pawnee's obesity", in a reference to the First Lady's campaign for healthy living.

Poehler plays excitable mid-level bureaucrat Leslie Knope who works in the parks department in Pawnee. The show also stars Rashida Jones, Chris Pratt, Nick Offerman and Rob Lowe.

Poehler lent Mrs Obama's campaign a hand earlier this week when she appeared at a "Let's Move" event in Miami, where the First Lady joked that she and Poehler are best friends.

Mrs Obama won't be the first White House figure to appear on the show. Vice President Joe Biden made a cameo in 2012, while Senators John McCain, Olympia Snowe and Barbara Boxer have also guest starred.

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