Gov. Deval Patrick took a surprise call from President Barack Obama on Boston Public Radio.

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'Governor, This Is Barack Obama, Formerly Of Somerville.'

December 18, 2014

Update, 10:33 a.m., Dec. 18, 2014: Scroll to the bottom of the page to watch Gov. Patrick react to President Obama's call.

For the past eight years, Deval Patrick has joined Jim Braude and Margery Eagan on the radio each month to field calls from listeners. On Thursday, he joined the hosts of Boston Public Radio for the final time as governor of Massachusetts. A special guest called in ...

Barack Obama: "Hello?"

Jim Braude: "Hello, sir. Yes, you're on with Gov. Deval Patrick."

Barack Obama: "Uh, Governor, this is Barack Obama, formerly of Somerville. I've got a few complaints about service in and around the neighborhood, but I've moved down South since that time..."

Deval Patrick: "You're kidding, Mr. President. Who is this impersonator? You're very good. Who is this really?"

Barack Obama: "I want to find out how it is that you got Massachusetts so strong and moving in the right direction."

Deval Patrick: "Mr. President, you know I love you, but you still have trouble saying Massachusetts. You know that don't you?"

Barack Obama: "You know, there's a little lisp thing that develops when I say Massachusetts.I know how to spell it, though."

Deval Patrick: "Indeed you do. And you know where it is. You've been a great friend to all of us. Thank you.

Listen to the full phone conversation with President Barack Obama and Gov. Deval Patrick above, or listen to the full "Ask the Gov"  segment with Deval Patrick below.

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Update: Gov. Patrick reacts to President Obama's call

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