Washington Watch Nominated For An NAACP Image Award, POTUS & FLOTUS Having Fun In The White House (VIDEO) | Roland Martin Reports

Washington Watch Nominated For An NAACP Image Award, POTUS & FLOTUS Having Fun In The White House (VIDEO)

“Washington Watch” has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama have a little fun in the White House.

MR. MARTIN: Well, folks, next week the show will be coming to you from Los Angeles.  We’re all out there for the NAACP Image Awards, where “Washington Watch” has once again been nominated – my fifth year in a row.  Now, we won twice, so we hope to come back with our third trophy.  We’ll certainly have lots of stars on the show, so trust me.  You do not want to miss it.

Now, one thing before we go.  Pres. Barack Obama might miss in the White House could be a lot of fun [sic].  He got a chance this week with some science fair winners.  Check out the – the geek in chief.

[VIDEO CLIP.]

PRES. OBAMA:  Oh.  What have we got here?

STUDENT:  It’s an air cannon.

PRES. OBAMA:  So, this is an air what?

STUDENT:  It’s an air cannon.

PRES. OBAMA:  Air cannon.

STUDENT:  Um-hum.

PRES. OBAMA:  Okay.  And – and what would we use it for?

STUDENT:  Just, um – I use it for shooting marshmallows.

PRES. OBAMA:  Is it – is it o- — fully operational, or do you – do –

STUDENT:  Yeah.

PRES. OBAMA:  Let’s try it out!

[THE STUDENT CRANKS IT UP.]

PRES. OBAMA:  [Chuckles.]  This is great!

[CHUCKLING.]

PRES. OBAMA:  The Secret Service isn’t happy about this.

[CHUCKLING.]

PRES. OBAMA:  Come on.  Lemme – lem- — lemme – you know, that way, I c- —

STUDENT:  Okay.

PRES. OBAMA:  — I can feel like a – an aide.

STUDENT:  [Chuckles.]

[THE PRESIDENT TAKES OVER CRANKING UP THE AIR CANNON.]

PRES. OBAMA:  We’re almost there.  Uh-oh.  Gotta use two hands to – you happy?  Is that good?

STUDENT:  Um-hum.

PRES. OBAMA:  All right.

[THE STUDENT TAKES OVER.]

PRES. OBAMA:  Okay.  Here we go.

STUDENT:  So, you just press this button right here, and – I’ll probably angle it this way so it doesn’t hit that person – [crosstalk].

PRES. OBAMA:  Yeah, I think that’s good.

[CHUCKLING.  THE STUDENT FIRES THE CANNON TO SOUNDS OF SURPRISE.]

PRES. OBAMA:  Oh!

[END OF VIDEO.]

MR. MARTIN:  [Chuckles.]  Fun is a different thing for the First Lady.  She continued her athletic tour of talk shows to promote her Let’s Move initiative to end childhood obesity – the second anniversary.  She headed out with host Jimmy Fallon on NBC’s “Late Night” show.  So far, First Lady Michelle Obama is two for two when it comes to beating talk show hosts.

[VIDEO CLIP.]

FIRST LADY MICHELLE OBAMA:  We’re going to start with a stair race.  You’re ready to do this?

MR. JIMMY FALLON:  [Looks away momentarily.]  I was born rea- —

[THE FIRST LADY CRAFTILY TAKES THE MOMENT OF INATTENTION TO GET A HEAD START ON MR. FALLON.]

MR. FALLON:  Wha- —

[HE TAKES OFF AFTER HER UP THE STAIRS.  MELODRAMATIC MUSIC.  CUT TO MR. FALLON STRUGGLING MIGHTILY TO PERFORM A SINGLE PUSHUP AS THE FIRST LADY DOES SEVERAL WITH EASE.  CUT TO A TUG-OF-WAR CONTEST.  MR. FALLON IS AGAIN STRUGGLING.  THE FIRST LADY IS NONCHALANT AND EASILY HOLDING HER OWN.  CUT TO A HOOLA HOOP CONTEST, THEN A BALL TOSS IN WHICH MS. OBAMA TAKES DEAD AIM AND BEANS MR. FALLON, KNOCKING HIM OUT COLD.]

MR. FALLON:  A potato sack race for all the marbles.

MS. OBAMA:  Good luck.  You’re gonna need it.

[SLOMO OF THE SACK RACE.  THEY’RE NECK-AND-NECK.  IT’S SO CLOSE! THEN MR. FALLON DOES A FACE PLANT JUST BEFORE HE REACHING THE YELLOW FINISH TAPE – AND THE FIRST LADY WINS!  SHE DOES A VICTORY DANCE.]

[END OF VIDEO.]