Will Ferrell Joins Michelle Obama in "Let's Move!" Focus Group, Finds Out Kids Prefer Jimmy Fallon—Watch Now!
Rebecca Macatee, eonline
Tue Feb 25, 7:58 PM UTC
Will Ferrell joined First Lady Michelle Obama and a group of kids for a "focus group" to talk about how kids can eat healthy and be more active.
Only, it was quickly apparent in the "Let's Move!" PSA that the children knew more about staying fit than the 46-year-old comedian!
When Obama asked the group what fruits and vegetables they liked, the kids gave answers like strawberries, bananas and cucumbers. But Ferrell, who slumped in his seat like a boy across the table because he "likes to get relaxed, too," was a bit confused about his nutrition facts.
"Is diet cola a vegetable?" he asked, immediately eliciting giggles from his fellow focus group participants. Seemingly confused, he asked again, "What's so funny?"
The Anchorman 2 star also wanted to know if there was "one trick to having a great beach bod for the summer [and] staying healthy." Obama gave him the truthful answer, explaining, "It's not about tricks. Getting a good body and staying healthy is about dedication and consistency and eating right."
This, for Ferrell, means "no entire honey-baked hams," and unfortunately, even if he eats "a great diet six days a week," it's still unadvisable to consume "nothing but candy" on Sunday.
"It could get you a little bit sick," a young girl informed the funnyman.
"So, I'm gonna stop doing it," he replied, much to one boy's disbelief. "Oh, yeah," Will deadpanned, "[I ate only candy on Sundays] for about two years now."
And while the kids seemed to like Ferrell, he did get a little snub towards the end. When Obama asked the group who was their favorite comedian, two different kids exclaimed, " Jimmy Fallon!"
Poor Ferrell was writhing in his seat, clearing his throat and not-so-subtly hinting he should be a fav comedian, too. But even when FLOTUS prompted the kids again, the answer was still Fallon--followed by silence.
Ferrell, seemingly upset, wisecracked to Obama, "You're lucky I didn't ask them who their favorite First Lady is!"
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