Michelle Obama Plays Star-Studded "Catchphrase" on Her Final 'Tonight Show' Appearance as First Lady
The first lady helped Jimmy Fallon with his "thank you" notes and reminisced over their years on late night together.
Michelle Obama stopped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday to chat with Jimmy Fallon one more time as first lady.
But she wasn't alone. Comedians Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle joined them on the show to play "Catchphrase," after the first lady helped Fallon write his "thank you" notes for the week, of course.
After surprising unsuspecting visitors who thought they were recording thank-you messages for the first lady, she joined Fallon onstage, who introduced her as a soon-to-be private citizen, "just like us — only way smarter, cooler and more accomplished."
They ran down some of their sketches over the years as Fallon's "only first family" while at the show, including sack races at the White House and "mom dances."
When asked if she was starting to get emotional about leaving the White House, she told him, "I feel like crying right now, and I didn't think it was going to be that emotional, because we're ready to go."
On her husband's farewell address that he delivered Tuesday, she said she and her daughter Malia were emotional the whole way through. And on why her daughter Sasha was missing from the event, she joked, "she had a final. Sorry, take your test — you can say goodbye later."
She later helped Fallon write his "thank you" notes, which included, "thank you, Barack, for proving you're not a lame duck ... but my very own silver fox."
"Thank you, first lady Michelle Obama," Fallon continued, "for bringing a whole new meaning to the phrase, 'the right to bear arms.'"
Facing off against Jerry Seinfeld and Dave Chappelle in "Catchphrase," the first lady and the Tonight Show host shared their competitive spirit with their opponents immediately.
"I came to play," Seinfeld told the host as they took their places. "To you, this is just a little talk show game ... not to me."
The first lady performed the robot, Fallon had to describe "dad jeans" by using her husband as an example, while Chappelle performed a spot-on Valley girl impression.
Stevie Wonder closed out the show with a medley of "Isn't She Lovely" and "My Cherie Amour," which he changed the words to "My Michelle" in honor of the night's guest.