Forever president Barack Obama will be the first guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix talk show, My Next Guests Needs No Introduction, premiering on Friday. In the run-up to the interview, the streaming service released a clip in which America’s ex-boyfriend—who, like Mariah Carey, is aging in reverse—proves that even in 63 second chunks, he is still the coolest person you, me, or your Uncle Roscoe, who calls himself “A Grown and Sexy DJ,” have ever seen.
What’s remarkable about this clip is that it is undeniably cool despite the fact that the subject is how uncool he is. Obama is telling Letterman about his “dad dancing” strategy, something that literally anybody else should never do. I don’t care how cool your dad is, if he gets interviewed by David Letterman and starts talking about this “dancing strategy,” rush the stage and tackle him.
But Obama is no regular dad. He’s a cool dad.
First of all, he begins this story by talking about being on stage with Prince. PRINCE. When will your fave ever compare?! “Dancing on stage with Prince” is for coolness what “Invited to the cookout” is for blackness. Obama is at your cookout, he is blasting “Darling Nikki,” and he is leading the soul train line.
During my presidency, I started a tradition of sharing my reading lists and playlists. It was a nice way to reflect on…
Obama’s over here in a backwards Kangol hat, doing a two-step at the cookout, and telling you to listen to Harry Styles and SZA. And if you know what’s good for you, you’ll listen.