“iCarly” Meets the First Lady in a Brand New Episode (Photos)

Look who’s stopping by “iCarly”!

Nickelodeon has joined forces with the White House to bring awareness to ways kids can support U.S. military families with a special episode of “iCarly,” featuring the First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama, premiering Monday, Jan. 16, at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT).

Mrs. Obama watches “iCarly” with her daughters and chose to appear on the show because the lead
character, Carly Shay (played by Miranda Cosgrove), is the daughter of an Air Force Colonel currently
serving overseas in the military. In “iMeet the First Lady,” Mrs. Obama talks to Carly about her service
to America as a member of a military family and thank her friends for supporting Carly during her
father’s deployment.

In the episode, Carly and Spencer are excited that their dad is returning from active duty in time to
celebrate his birthday and they begin planning a party to commemorate the occasion. Unfortunately, Colonel Shay is deployed again and must cancel his trip home. Carly is devastated when she learns that
she won’t be able to spend her dad’s birthday with him. To cheer Carly up, the gang surprises her during
their next “iCarly” webcast by transmitting a live feed to Colonel Shay.

The webcast catches the attention of high-level government agencies and results in an unexpected visit from Mrs. Obama. Having seen the webcast, Mrs. Obama is moved by what Sam, Freddie, and Gibby did for Carly and commends Carly for being such a strong and supportive daughter to a father in the service. iCarly series creator and executive producer Dan Schneider makes his first cameo appearance on the show as a Secret Service agent.

Click inside to see pics from the episode. Make sure to tune in January 16.

Photos: Nickelodeon