Michelle Obama made a guest appearance on Tuesday’s eighth and final season premiere of Black-ish, after the show’s main characters attended an event for When We All Vote, an organization that Obama founded to help register and turn out voters across the country.
What began as a chance meeting between Andre (Anthony Anderson) and Rainbow Johnson (Tracee Ellis Ross) with the former first lady evolved into a casual dinner at the Johnson house.
Obama’s main scene was mostly interrupted by the rest of Dre and Bow’s family trying to impress her. There were also a few conversations between Obama, Dre, and Bow about what it’s like to have teenage children.
“When our girls were that age, you should have seen how they rolled their eyes, especially at their father,” Obama said during the episode.
But it was clear that Obama’s appearance on the show, which she personally invited to do, was all about spreading the word about voter registration. While it was subtle in the episode, Obama reiterated the goal in a tweet after the show aired, reminding people to register themselves and others.
Viewers on Twitter celebrated Obama’s appearance on the hit series with plenty of praise and even a few requests like, “Please decide to be president in 2024” and “I too would like to invite you over for dinner.”
And if you’re anything like Anderson’s Black-ish character and hoping that the next dinner party will also include President Barack Obama, you’d better hurry because the series is coming to an end soon!