Episode 22: Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins
Contract killer or straight-up witch?

Listeners, it is no surprise that your hosts have been anticipating the opening of MARY POPPINS RETURNS since Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda were announced. In anticipation, we’ve found a stunt virgin who has never seen the original MARY POPPINS! This week, Ashley Landavazo finally learns about all those cultural references she’s been missing, and your hosts revisit their childhoods!

Featuring Julie Andrews’ film debut (which also won her an Oscar) and Dick Van Dyke’s most outrageous accent, the movie is chockablock full of tuneful originals courtesy of Disney’s house composers, the Sherman Brothers. Almost every song is a classic, as well as an irritatingly persistent earworm (currently, I have “Sister Suffragette” stuck in my head. Again.).

Join us as we reminisce, hum a few tunes, deconstruct family dynamics, explore fan theories, and make up a few wild ones of our own. Good luck will rub off if you take a listen!

Chim Chim Cheree as performed by a pencil

Mary Poppins (1964)
Mary Poppins poster Rating: 7.8/10 (143,215 votes)
Director: Robert Stevenson
Writer: Bill Walsh (screenplay), Don DaGradi (screenplay), P.L. Travers (based on: The "Mary Poppins" books by)
Stars: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns
Runtime: 139 min
Rated: G
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Released: 18 Jun 1965
Plot: In turn of the century London, a magical nanny employs music and adventure to help two neglected children become closer to their father.

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