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Michelle Obama to appear on 'Parks and Recreation'

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"Parks and Rec" star Amy Poehler, left, and first lady Michelle Obama were at a Miami parks and recreation center together on Feb. 25 to promote her Let's Move initiative.

"Parks and Recreation" is getting another visit from the White House. NBC announced Thursday that first lady Michelle Obama will be making a special appearance in the season finale. 

Obama filmed her scene for the sitcom in late February while in Miami for her Let's Move initiative, which aims to reduce childhood obesity by teaching kids to eat healthy and lead active lives.

While in Miami, the first lady tweeted that she and the show's star, Amy Poehler spent some time with children at a rec center.



"Parks and Rec" follows the adventures of Leslie Knope (Poehler), the deputy director of the Parks and Recreation Department in the fictional town of Pawnee, Ind. The ensemble comedy also stars Rob Lowe, Aziz Ansari, Nick Offerman, Chris Pratt, Rashida Jones and Aubrey Plaza. 

Vice President Joe Biden has also guest starred on the series as himself. Poehler's character has always had a crush on Biden, and fiance Ben (Adam Scott) arranged a meeting with the VP for her as an engagement gift in season five. Other political figures who have appeared on the show include John McCain, Olympia Snowe and Barbara Boxer.

The one-hour season finale is set to air April 24 at 8 p.m. on NBC.