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Watch Mary Poppins with me.

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The other day, I live-tweeted Mary Poppins While I prepare the next 50 Shades Freed recap, you should watch Mary Poppins with me.

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27 Comments

  1. Fire! Ice wraiths are evil and cold – kill them with fire! Flaming hands, flaming sword, flaming arrows. All work a treat.

    July 18, 2013
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    • I passed that on to D-Rock, because she’s the one having Ice Wraith trouble, LOL.

      July 18, 2013
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  2. Playing Mary Poppins is a dream of mine. During my many years as a nanny, I would have KILLED for her superpowers and ability to turn parents’ hearts back to their kids! Your tweets cracked me up XD

    July 18, 2013
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      • I didn’t drug the kids in America…though I WILL say that Benadryl is FDA approved. jk

        July 18, 2013
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  3. I haven’t seen that movie in ages. And I am deeply curious about what Julie Andrews said to Dick Van Dyke when he showed up on set with that accent. I remember when he was on Craig Ferguson’s show that he blamed it on his dialect coach being (IIRC) Irish and not being able to do a Cockney accent himself.

    What he should have done was popped over to the set of My Fair Lady and borrowed Audrey Hepburn’s dialect coach. That movie came out the same year.

    July 18, 2013
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    • I feel like Julie Andrews would be too polite to mention it. She should have mentioned it.

      July 18, 2013
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    • I’ve always been amused that Julie was turned down for the role of Eliza because the filmmaker didn’t think she had screen-presence even though she nailed the roll on Broadway. So she was cast by R&H in Mary Poppins and filming was delayed for her since she’d just had a baby. No screen presence? BAH! She’s amazing.

      July 19, 2013
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    • Anthea Fraser Gupta
      Anthea Fraser Gupta

      The dialect coach for Audrey Hepburn was a young linguist from Hong Kong, Tony Hung (he’s still there). He agreed not to be credited: it should be more widely known that the dialect coach was Cantonese!

      November 8, 2013
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  4. Oh man I’ve been so wanting to read that series!

    July 18, 2013
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    • What, Mary Poppins? I haven’t ever read the books. I hear she’s pretty sinister in those.

      July 18, 2013
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      • Lmfao I guess I haven’t gotten the hang of my WordPress mobile app, that comment was supposed to go on the post before yours in my reader. ^_^’ It was about Diana Gabaldon… I totally didn’t know there were Mary Poppins books! :O Might have to check that out! 🙂

        July 18, 2013
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      • That’s putting it mildly. She’s outright abusive! If filmed as she was in the book, the movie probably would have flopped. The author, PL Travers, was absolutely furious and was such a pain she almost didn’t get invited to the premier, but did get invited and spent the ENTIRE movie crying and whining about how Mary was too sweet. Uh, Mary’s awesome, but she’s not a sweet doting nanny in the movie. Anyway Travers was so livid that she refused to let any more books be made into movies, which was planned by Disney.

        Incidentally there is a movie coming out about this with Tom Hanks as Disney. I’m interested in seeing this. Disney can’t vilify her without angering fans, nor can they make Disney look bad. I wonder what they’ll do.

        http://video.disney.com/watch/trailer-saving-mr-banks-4e130be70eb618c738ea079f

        July 19, 2013
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  5. I lost it at “LOL, GTFO KATIE NANNA.”

    That stuck-up twat.

    July 18, 2013
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  6. Alison
    Alison

    I recently showed this movie to my four year old. She couldn’t sit through the whole thing. I forgot how long it was. It’s one of my favourite movies from when I was a kid, as well as The Sound of Music. Julie Andrews is practically perfect in every way.

    July 18, 2013
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  7. Meredith
    Meredith

    Does it work? Can I comment from my mobile phone on WordPress?!

    July 18, 2013
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  8. Meredith
    Meredith

    Yes!!!! It works!!!! I’m doing a happy dance right now. Blogger wouldn’t let me comment on your website. I hated it! HATED IT! I typed a comment, hit submit and it disappeared. Every. Single. Time!

    I’m way too excited about this.

    July 18, 2013
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    • Blogger doesn’t support all browsers. I had to use Chrome since it doesn’t work well with Safari and didn’t know why for a long time. WordPress is better. 🙂

      July 19, 2013
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  9. Meredith
    Meredith

    You live Tweeting all this stuff seriously makes ME want to live Tweet something. And I’m not even that into Twitter. I need to check out this storify thing and figure out how it works. Then I’ll live Tweet something.

    Oh, this also gave me a ridiculously strong urge to watch Mary Poppins.

    July 18, 2013
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  10. Sushi
    Sushi

    Daaamn, I haven’t watched Mary Poppins in years. I’ll have to see if it’s on Netflix now.

    July 18, 2013
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  11. Sarah
    Sarah

    When my daughter was little she was obsessed with Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, we used to joke that she wanted Julie Andrews to be her nanny.

    The Feed the Birds lady and probably Bert both spend some time in London Below.

    July 19, 2013
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  12. I made my husband watch Mary Poppins about a year ago – he’d seen the animation bit several times before but never the rest of it.

    I always loved the “posts, everyone!” sequences. It’s amazing what we’re capable of treating as normal

    July 19, 2013
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  13. ceedee
    ceedee

    Yeah there are a few books in the series although I think I only read a couple. My mom would read them to me at bedtime, great read and then turn out the lights, yeah, thanks mom. I remember some pretty weird stuff in it. I should pick it up and read it again, I know my mom still has them.
    One part MP takes the kids out at night and they glue in the sky the paper stars from gingerbread cookies they purchased earlier in the day. They just put a ladder up in the air and it stays. And when they bought the cookies the woman who owned the store broke off her fingers and they eat them like sugar lollypops or something like that. No wonder I had bad dreams. Everyone including my mom always forgot that my brothers were quite a bit older than me and I grew up watching Outer Limits and Twilight Zone way earlier than I probably should have. I was always scared. :O

    July 19, 2013
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  14. Noma9
    Noma9

    I’ve never seen Mary Poppins before and reading those tweets completely out of context is fucking hilarious.

    July 19, 2013
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  15. Anonymous
    Anonymous

    Great Fun! Could you do Chitty Chitty Bang Bang too?

    July 19, 2013
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  16. “Dick Van Dyke in old man drag! I LIVE MY LIFE FOR THIS!”

    He was messing around with some of the crew and improved this scene, complete with stumbling off a step. The director liked it so much that he had Dick do the role exactly as he did it with the crew. I love director commentaries.

    “I love how this movie isn’t like, “What a bad mother for not spending time with her kids,” but “what a bad FATHER.””

    Because Winifred if out trying to improve the world. In the books she just plain ignored her handful of children in the contemporary time. The era was changed so the director could have a sympathetic reason for her not spending scads of time with them. Even though she doesn’t we like her because she’s working to make the world better for her daughter.

    This was my dad’s favorite movie. I must watch it now.

    July 20, 2013
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  17. Sonny
    Sonny

    I’m surprise no one else has said this yet, but you could install wodpress on your own domain and then do whatever you want with it.

    July 20, 2013
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