Michelle Obama Presents 'Top 10 Fun Facts About Gardening'

The first lady showed up on the 'Late Show with David Letterman,' with a deadpan delivery


The first lady of the United States made an adorable appearance last night (via satellite) on the Late Show with David Letterman, sharing the "top 10 fun facts about gardening" to tout her debut gardening book American Grown (available at bookstores now).

Unlike her past (fairly serious and on-topic) appearances, her short-and-sweet segment had her sharing laughable gems like number nine: "Plant avocado, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro together, grow a guacamole tree."

Obama keeps a straight face throughout, especially impressive since she was delivering lines like "the largest zucchini ever grown contained a Starbucks," and, "eggplants were originally cultivated for use as doorstops." Sure, her comedic timing isn't spot-on, but she's eloquent and deadpanned enough to make it work. We wonder what the POTUS thought of her comedic skills, especially with the last kicker: "With enough care and effort, you can grow your own..." We'll let you get to that part yourself.

 


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