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The president himself has shown he's not above stopping by a few talk shows, and now the first lady is doing the same. She made an appearance (via satellite from the White House) on The Jay Leno Show Friday night, and in the casual, candid "Ten@Ten" segment, she talked about everything from what's on her iPod to what she finds most irksome about her husband.
Mrs. Obama, looking epitome of White House chic in a floral dress with a bedazzled bow, was playful and had the audience — Jay — laughing from the get-go.
Here's how the First Lady answered Jay's 10 questions.
1. On what the First Daughters are wearing for Halloween: "You need security clearance for that," she joked, adding: "The girls would kill me if I divulged their costumes."
2. Who disciplines the kids the least: Grandma. "She's worthless on the discipline," Michelle said. Her mom instead gives them cookies, TV and "whatever they want."
3. Jay challenged Michelle, an avowed fan of The Brady Bunch, to name all of the Brady kids in 10 seconds or less. She easily did it, and even remembered the less well-known one, "that little kid, Oliver."
4. When Leno asked what Michelle whispers to Barack after each speech, she said she usually tells him he's done a fabulous job.
5. As for what's on her iPod: Sting, Stevie Wonder — "my favorite," she noted — Sara Bareilles, Robin Thicke and Herbie Hancock. "I love my iPod," she said with a smile. (Not a bad plug for Steve Jobs and Apple Computer!)
6. Would President Obama prefer world peace or to have the White Sox win the World Series? His wife chimed in with world peace, of course — which Jay joked is more likely than the White Sox winning the World Series.
7. What makes Michelle most nervous? Meeting The Pope, the Queen of England, and Stevie Wonder.
8. President Obama's most annoying habit? Michelle smiled and said, "we don't have enough time" to list them all. Then wryly added that he has no annoying habits except: "when he beats me at tennis, which he does quite often."
9. The worst job she ever had was when she worked at a book bindery as a senior in high school. "It pushed me to go to college and get good grades," she said.
10. How they celebrated the first birthday of First Dog, Bo: He got a doghouse cake made out of "veal stuff" and had his brother, Cappy, come over for a party in the rose garden.
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