First Lady Michelle Obama made her get-out-the vote campaign personal on Thursday night when she sneaked into Jimmy Kimmel’s bedroom with an air horn to roust him out of bed at 5:30 a.m.
The humorous skit featuring Michelle Obama aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on ABC. It is part of a last-minute push by the Obamas to win over skeptical voters a week and a half before Election Day.
President Barack Obama cracked wise on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Wednesday night.
Michelle Obama was pushing her campaign to encourage supporters to take advantage of early voting when Jimmy Kimmel asked: “But what if I forget to vote?”
And the pre-taped skit rolled on cue: It began with Michelle Obama creeping into Jimmy Kimmel’s bedroom before 5:30 a.m. on election day.
Suddenly she begins blowing an air born and shouting into a bullhorn: “Get up and vote! Get up and vote! Get out of bed!”
Michelle Obama chases a shocked Jimmy Kimmel around his bedroom shouting at him to head to the polls until he finally runs out the door.
“Get out! Go vote!” she shouts.
“And eat some carrots!” Michelle Obama says as she slams the door behind him.
The carrots comment was a reference to the First Lady’s campaign to promote healthier eating habits.
The skit ends with Guillermo, Jimmy Kimmel’s parking lot attendant, who has a permanent role one the show, sliding out from beneath Kimmel’s bed.
“Did you vote, Guillermo?” the First Lady asks.
“Yes, I did,” Guillermo responds in his characteristic broken English.
“Goodnight Mrs. Obama,” he adds.
“Goodnight, Guillermo,” she says.
Michelle Obama appeared on the Los Angeles-based show after attending a high-dollar fundraiser at the home of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith, which cost $2,500 to $45,000 a plate.
Hollywood fundraisers brought in $13 million for the Obama campaign in October.