Stunner: Mooch Appearance on ‘Parks and Recreation’ Bombs in the Ratings

Posted by on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:31 am

Of course the fact this show tanked doesn’t prevent the media from gushing over her, of course.

First Lady Michelle Obama became the latest high-profile member of the White House to make a cameo on the NBC sitcom “Parks and Recreation,” appearing in the series’ season finale that aired Thursday night.

The first lady provided an inspirational pep talk for Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope — a civil servant who weighing a job offer with the National Parks Service.

“We need passionate people like you on our national parks,” the first lady told Poehler’s character, prompting vigorous nodding.

“Are you nodding because you agree with me?” the first lady asked.

“Yes, I do agree with you,” came the star-struck response. “I agree with you on all things throughout history until the end of times forever.”

The pair also discussed the first lady’s home town of Chicago and went on to share a high five.

In 2012, vice president Joe Biden made a cameo appearance on the show. Poehler’s character famously has a crush on the vice president.

Being in awe of this pompous, imperious oaf or having a crush on the bumbling Joe Biden translates into Must Flee TV, according to the overnight ratings. Being hopelessly overexposed, like her husband, isn’t exactly a ratings draw, although the show’s ratings are so anemic she actually provided a bit of a boost.

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS), “Grey’s Anatomy” (ABC)

-Respectable Sampling:
“Bad Teacher” (CBS), “Black Box” (ABC)

-Losers (excluding repeats):
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC), “Saturday Night Live: SNL Shorts” (NBC), “Surviving Jack” (Fox)

In season-finale news, a one-hour installment of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” featuring a cameo appearance by First Lady Michelle Obama, scored a 2.1/ 3 from 8-9 p.m., which was actually up by 24 percent from the abysmal 1.7/ 3 at 8:30 p.m. one week earlier. But a 2.1 in the household overnights is certainly nothing to crow about, and these ratings will be no better next season no matter where “P&R” airs.

It’s doubtful slobbering TV types will get the message since this woman seems to be everywhere. If you’ve got 90 seconds of your life to waste, here’s her wooden performance:

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5 Responses to “Stunner: Mooch Appearance on ‘Parks and Recreation’ Bombs in the Ratings”

  1. RNB on 25/25/14 at 2:38 pm

    “We need passionate people like you in our national parks,” the first lady told Poehler’s character. “It takes commitment to grab a World War Two vet’s wheelchair and shove him out in the street!”

  2. not my president (never will be) on 25/25/14 at 2:59 pm

    *Gasp* What a bunch of waycists. Only waycists don’t like dear leader messiah and the first tranny.

  3. Lightwave on 25/25/14 at 6:31 pm

    Parks and Recreation was never funny. Mooch on the other hand is a national tragedy. People should be spitting in her face wherever she goes, and would if it didn’t mean immediate execution by her heavily armed agents.

  4. crazywalt77 on 28/28/14 at 6:16 am

    She also appeared on Sesame Street a few years ago and was awful there as well. Hey, I understand if she’s not good at acting because that’s not her job. But please stop putting this travesty of an actor on the screen.