Michelle Obama's Favorite Show Ever

Jan. 28 2009, Updated 1:01 p.m. ET

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This one might surprise you.

One of First Lady Michelle Obama's all-time favorite TV shows is the classic Dick Van Dyke Show which aired from 1961 - 1966. It starred Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore as the sweet but nutty suburban couple Rob and Laura Petrie.

Informed of this, the 84 year-old Van Dyke -- who is currently promoting the 45th anniversary DVD release of his film Mary Poppins -- told CNN, "I've heard that, and I sent them a note and said, 'Thank you for making me famous all over again.' I call them the black Rob and Laura."

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