Dick Van Dyke is 91 years old and he moves better than a man a third of his age. Look at this video his wife, Arlene, shared and don’t tell me he still doesn’t haven’t it. That is why they are asking him back for the Mary Poppins sequel because he can still move like Bert. Now think about this, that movie came out 52 years ago. Beyond impressive!
When you heard that they they are doing a sequel to Mary Poppins, you were like why? Then you had you doubts it would even be a 1/10th of the greatness of the original.
You are not alone because Dick Van Dyke has his too. The beloved treasure told Al Roker on Today, “Sequels traditionally aren’t very good. And I said, ‘without Walt Disney’ and I said, ‘without the Sherman brothers to write the music’, I have some doubts.” Then he added, “But I talked to the director [Rob Marshall] and they said, ‘it will be an homage.’”
Van Dyke said that they asked him to reprise his role as the old banker in the movie. He also revealed that they are also talking to Julie Andrews to play a small role in it.
Even with all of that, I still have my doubts.
It is Tuesday and we all have the blahs. Do you want something that will bring a huge smile to your face, one as big as when you order the Grand Slam at Denny’s? Here it is.
The other day when Dick Van Dyke and his A Capella group, The Vantastix, were eating at the diner after a television performance, they broke into song. Singing the theme song from his classic movie Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Delighting not only the patrons, but everyone who watches this video.
Just saying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang makes you happy, but seeing the 90 year old singing it with his quartet, gives you enough happiness to last through the rest of the week. Anytime you are feeling down, just hit play and you will be all Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
If you live in LA, then you can them singing this Sunday at Cerrittos Center for the Performing Arts. If you don’t live in LA or have plans on Sunday, then you can buy their album to experience their joyful tunes whenever you want.
Dick Van Dyke was on Conan last week and he brought his A Capella group with him. Together the 4 of them plus the TBS late nigh host sang Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and I can’t wipe the smile off of my face after watching that.
If you need to put a smile on your face, this will definitely do it. This is just pure joy!
Dick Van Dyke was on Conan yesterday and Conan O’Brien told the legend that they way he danced in movies like Mary Poppins and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was an inspiration to him. So Rob Petrie asked if he would like to dance with him and of course the TBS late night host said yes. Then the two of did a soft show routine that will make even the biggest Scrooge in your life smile.
Can you believe that DVD is 89 years old because he still moves like the man we grew up watching in all those Disney musicals. I guess it helps when you wife is more than half your age!!!