First lady to appear on 'Parks'

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Can Michelle Obama help Leslie Knope fight obesity in Pawnee, Ind.?

Viewers can find out in the season finale of "Parks and Recreation."

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The NBC show about the inner workings of local government in a fictional Indiana town announced Thursday that the first lady will guest star on the show's April 24 season finale.

A running gag in the sitcom, which stars Amy Poehler as an ambitious and optimistic deputy parks director, is that the quirky town is plagued by a sedentary, unhealthy lifestyle and ranks fourth in obesity nationwide.

Michelle Obama's “Let's Move!” initiative to fight childhood obesity could be the perfect incentive for the town.

Storylines in the past have included Poehler's character combating Sweetums, an unhealthy candy company that rules the town, and arguing against enormous soft drink offerings.

“First Lady Michelle Obama must have heard we're #4 in obesity ... She's coming to #ParksandRec for our season finale on April 24!” the show posted on its official Facebook page.

Poehler introduced the first lady earlier this week at an event with the Boys and Girls Club and the National Parks and Recreation Association.

Obama isn't the first political figure to appear in the half-hour comedy. When the show traveled to Washington, D.C., in its season five premiere, Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and then-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) made cameos, and Poehler's fictional character even had a brief encounter with her longtime celebrity crush, Vice President Biden.