iCarly Star Dishes on Michelle Obama's Cameo

Entertainment Jun. 9, 2011 AT 1:05PM
iCarly Star Dishes on Michelle Obama's Cameo Credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Set your DVRs, iCarly fans!

When First Lady Michelle Obama appears on the Nickelodeon series in January 2012, iCarly costar Noah Munck says viewers are in for a treat.

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Appearing in an episode of the comedy to promote Joining Forces, an initiative aimed at increasing awareness and support for military families, Obama's stint on the series came as quite a shock to the show's teen cast.

"I just found out about it today [when creator] Dan Schneider told the whole cast and I'm just really excited," Munck, 15, told Us Weekly at Wednesday's Super 8 premiere in Los Angeles.

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Also on Wednesday, Nickelodeon network president Cyma Zarghami revealed that Obama would film scenes with series star Miranda Cosgrove. The 18-year-old Cosgrove plays Carly Shay, the daughter of a colonel serving overseas in the military. When her pals break some rules and set up a web chat so Carly can wish her dad a happy birthday, "the First Lady discovers it and comes to have a chat with them in the most positive way possible," Zarghami said. The show's creator Schneider wrote the episode specifically with Obama in mind.

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"I am stoked. It's going to be absolutely off the hook," Munck gushed to Us. "I haven't heard of a Nick show that had a presidential figure on it yet, so it was really, really startling and totally cool. The whole cast is really excited."

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By Allison Corneau for Us Weekly. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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