Michelle Obama turns down role in The Simpsons

James L Brooks wanted the US First Lady to play herself in an episode

Ians September 15, 2016
James L Brooks wanted the US First Lady to play herself in an episode.

During their 27-year tenure, the creators of The Simpsons have achieved many impossible things but there are some things too difficult even for them, like convincing Michelle Obama to perform a role in the TV series.

US First Lady recently turned down a role in the Fox’s animated series The Simpsons with a hilarious note.


In an interview to variety.com, The Simpsons co-creator James L Brooks shared that they once tried to get Michelle Obama to play herself in an episode.

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When asked about Michelle Obama's recent comment about The Mary Tyler Moore Show being one of her favorite programs, Brooks said that she turned down the offer by sending a two-word note.

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"I did not see that. Yippee! We tried to get her on The Simpsons and we couldn't. We finally got a note that said "good try", because we were so aggressive," Brooks said.

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