Far be it from me to make you lovely ladies think too hard on a Monday, but I ran across a TV tidbit this weekend that gives me pause: Alec Baldwin wants Michelle Obama to guest star on 30 Rock.
That’s interesting, but not necessarily a big deal. I mean, President Obama already has shown himself to be a different kind of world leader by appearing on Jay Leno — the first sitting president to do such a show.
But Baldwin’s thoughts for the first lady are a bit, well, non-first-ladyish.
“I think my character falls in love with Michelle Obama, of course,” Baldwin joked. “You know, if it doesn’t work out with Barack.”
I’m not sure why the suggestion makes me uncomfortable. Obviously, it’s in keeping with Baldwin’s character Jack, who had an off-screen dalliance with Condi Rice a season or so ago, as well as an on-screen romance with a high powered Democratic Congresswoman played by Edie Falco.
In fact, in the “MILF Island” episode, Jack mentioned that he went to Princeton and Michelle Obama was a classmate. So story-wise, the idea is not that far-fetched.
Neither is the notion that Jack would have a crush on her since the rest of the world does, too.
I don’t know. Maybe my age is showing. But as much as I’d love to see Tina Fey and Michelle Obama on screen together, I’m not sure I’m ready for a first lady to be Jack Donaghy’s girlfriend.
What do you think? Would appearing on a sit-com diminish the role of first lady? Or do I just need to get over myself and enjoy having a hip first family?