Michelle Obama Doing Carpool Karaoke Is The Joy You Deserve Today

It has been such a brutal year that sometimes it’s hard to find any hope and joy in the world. But Michelle Obama is not giving up, not on this planet or on this country or on me and you. She hopped in the car with The Late Late Show‘s James Corden this week to do Carpool Karaoke, and it is one of the most delightful things I have ever seen in my life. I laughed, I sang, I got teary. And that was all before MISSY ELLIOTT got into the car too! You should watch this video. It is 14 minutes and 41 seconds of pure bliss.

Oh, Obamas, don’t go!

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. I was watching this on the train today and kept laughing and tapping my foot and then showed it to my friend at a bar, shared headphones and all.
    Let’s just say “Renaissance” (can this pretty please be her MC name?) made me regress into a jammin 15 year old.
    In the very best of ways.

  2. I know this was probably recorded several weeks ago but seeing Michelle Obama sing along to “Copywritten, so don’t copy me,” after the events of this week was particularly hilarious.

    This whole thing brought me joy…and sadness that the Obamas’ time in the White House is coming to an end.

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