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Watch: Obamas Attempt ‘Thriller’ Dance at WH Halloween Party

Students dressed as zombies danced to the horror spoof as Obama, "dressed up" as the president of the United States, and Michelle Obama looked on and tried to follow

President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama hosted children and their families on Monday to celebrate their last Halloween in the White House. Obama told guests it was the one day parents "don't have to pay attention" to Michelle's healthy eating tips, suggesting that the later kids eat their candy the better. (Published Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016)

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In their final Halloween celebration at the White House, President Barack Obama and the first lady handed out some candy and tried out a few dance moves to Michael Jackson's "Thriller." 

Students dressed as zombies danced to the horror spoof as Obama, "dressed up" as the president of the United States, and Michelle Obama looked on and tried to follow.

The president smiled as he moved awkwardly while his wife looked more natural-- their attempts guaranteed to embarrass their daughters Sasha and Malia.

The president jokingly told some of the youngsters earlier in the East Room that on Halloween, at least, he hoped they didn't have to pay attention to the first lady about healthy eating.

"You guys all look scary, or cool, or whatever you're trying to be," Obama told the assembled trick-or-treaters. "We hope, parents, that on this day at least, you don't have to pay attention to Michelle and healthy eating." 

"Candy for everybody," the first lady agreed.

"And in fact, the more candy, the later you eat the candy, the better," said the president. "Because I think that you being up all night with a sugar rush is exactly what your parents are looking for."

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