Billy Eichner begins his latest episode of Billy on the Street on his best behavior. His voice is well-mannered and no more than a 3 on the Eichner Scale. That’s certainly because one of his special guests is the First Lady, Michelle Obama, who followed the lead of the president by collaborating with Funny or Die to promote an issue she cares passionately about: healthy eating. She and Big Bird joined Eichner in a Washington, D.C., grocery story to play games to promote the “Eat Brighter!” campaign, which aims to use Sesame Street characters to make eating fruits and vegetables more fun.
But if you thought being in the presence of FLOTUS would neuter Eichner, think again. Before the segment was finished, Obama and Big Bird had slow-danced while Eichner crooned “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing,” Eichner had been pushed in a shopping-cart by the First Lady while he read Gwyneth Paltrow’s Oscar acceptance speech, and Obama had even been persuaded to quote a line from Guardians of the Galaxy.
Despite those highlights, however, the clear-cut winner was the oblivious and star-struck Elena, who once again stole the show.