Michelle Obama’s perks extend to unfathomable depths

Taylor Bigler Entertainment Editor
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So much for being an average American citizen. The perks of having the last name “Obama” don’t stop at living luxuriously in the White House or flying around on Air Force One.

In fact, the perks extend to something far more exclusive and unattainable for your everyday American: The Obamas get to watch the third season of “Downton Abbey” before the rest of the country does.

Michelle Obama is so enamored with the series that she just couldn’t wait until it airs in the U.S. in January and “begged” british TV channel ITV to get the third season’s episodes early, UK’s The Telegraph reports. Ask and ye shall receive — if you’re the first lady.

“We’d heard the Obamas liked to watch it but we were very surprised when someone from the [sic] First Lady’s office got in touch asking for the series,” ITV said in a statement to The Sun. “They were very polite and we were more than happy to sort out some DVDs to send over.”

But what about the rest of us?! We want to know if Cousin Matthew’s junk* magically starts to work so he can marry Lady Mary, and we want to know more about this alleged war-wounded other “cousin.” We, too, want to see Shirley McClaine and Maggie Smith passive-aggressively interact with each other. Ugh.

The rest of us plebeiens will just have to wait until  “Downton Abbey’s” Jan. 6 premiere to find out.

UPDATE: The state of Cousin Matthew’s ability to perform sexually was, in fact, cleared up in the season two finale. (He can do it!) The Daily Caller regrets the error. (h/t Elise Foley)

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