On Friday, former president Barack Obama made his TV return on David Letterman’s new Netflix show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, and the episode was chock-full of funny anecdotes about the proud dad’s daughters, Malia and Sasha Obama. Of course, there was the time Obama pulled out some very smooth dad dance moves so that he would not embarrass Sasha in front of Prince. “I think the key is what we call ‘staying in the pocket.'” he said. “I think everyone here knows dads who get out of the pocket. And they’re trying stuff that they can’t really pull off…they start doing karate kicks and all that stuff.”
Then, there was the time Obama spent half an hour putting together a lamp because he was so sad about Malia going away to college. “Meanwhile, Michelle has finished scrubbing and she’s organizing closets,” he said, “and I was just pretty pathetic.”
But then there was one Obama daughter anecdote to possibly top them all. This one, however, did not come from Obama, but from Letterman. “I have a story about Malia that I’ve not told anyone,” Letterman began. The story takes place at a White House function, where Letterman introduced himself to Malia and thanked her for inviting him, according to BuzzFeed. “My name is Dave Letterman, and I am very happy to be here at the party, and thank you for inviting me to the party,” he said.
Malia replied with a massive own. “And she says, ‘Yeah, you look like a guy who really knows how to party,'” Letterman said. “And I’m telling you, I loved it.”
It also appears as though Obama is no stranger to Malia’s burns. “That was a pretty good line,” he said, upon hearing the story. “She’s a riot,” he added. “She is funny.”
Even more impressive is that Letterman is particularly famous for being one of the best when it comes to other side of delivering a sly burn. Essentially, the young Obama took on the master of the art, and she won.
Michelle Obama Might Be the Best Dressed First Lady Since Jackie O
Michelle Obama in Alexander McQueen at a state dinner in Washington, D.C., January 2011.
Michelle Obama in Azzedine Alaïa in Baden-Baden, Germany, April 2009.
Michelle Obama in Ralph Lauren in London, England, May 2011.
Michelle Obama in Michael Kors on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, January 2012.
Michelle Obama in Thom Browne at President Obama’s second inauguration in Washington, D.C., January 2013.
Michelle Obama in Carolina Herrera at a state dinner in Berlin, Germany, June 2013.
Michelle Obama in Marchesa at the White House Correspondents Dinner in Washington, D.C., May 2014.
Michelle Obama in Bibhu Mohabaptra at the Congressional Black Caucus dinner in Washington, D.C., September 2014.
Michelle Obama in Zac Posen at the BET Black Girls Rock! special in Newark, New Jersey, March 2015.
Michelle Obama in Mary Katrantzou in London, England, June 2015.
Michelle Obama in Christopher Kane in London, England, June 2015.
Michelle Obama in Carolina Herrera at the arrival of Pope Francis in Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, September 2015.
Michelle Obama in Vera Wang at a state dinner in Washington, D.C., September 2015.
Michelle Obama in Tanya Taylor in Washington, D.C., March 2016.
Michelle Obama in Jason Wu at a state dinner in Washington, D.C., March 2016.
Michelle Obama in Carolina Herrera arriving in Havana, Cuba, March 2016.
Michelle Obama in BCBG at the opening ceremony for the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida, May 2016.
Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan at the Nordic state dinner in Washington, D.C., May 2016.
Michelle Obama in Hugo Boss speaking with Oprah in Washington, D.C., June 2016.
Michelle Obama in Marni in Monrovia, Liberia, June 2016.
Michelle Obama in Proenza Schouler in Marrakech, Morroco, June 2016.
Michelle Obama in Peter Pilotto in Marrakech, Morocco, June 2016.
Michelle Obama in Proenza Schouler arriving in Madrid, Spain, June 2016.
Michelle Obama in Preen in Madrid, Spain, July 2016.
Michelle Obama in Christian Siriano arriving at a memorial for police officers killed in Dallas, Texas, July 2016.
Michelle Obama in Christian Siriano at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 2016.
Michelle Obama in Brandon Maxwell at a state dinner honoring the first family of Singapore in Washington, D.C., August 2016.
WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 08: First lady Michelle Obama speaks during the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities poetry reading to honor student poets at the White House, September 8, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first lady honored five students with the nation’s highest honor for teen poets presenting original work. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama in Naeem Khan at the Phoenix Awards dinner in Washington, D.C., September 2016.
Michelle Obama in Self-Portrait at the Broadway Shine a Light event in New York, New York, September 2016.