Mary Poppins is not being paid nearly enough tuppence as the magical nanny for the Banks family, and has decided to quit. At least, that’s the premise of this Funny Or Die video starring my future wife Kristen Bell as Mary Poppins. Bell not only looks eerily similar to the famous Julie Andrews character but she also sounds exactly like her, which is filling me with a lot of strange feelings as I am now finding myself wanting to bang Mary Poppins. It’s pretty f***ed up.
The parody video twists the song “Spoonful of Sugar” to make a political point about raising the federal minimum wage. It’s not so much funny as it is clever, but it’s certainly not “Die” so I figured people might want to see it. At the very least you’ll get a kick out Bell’s pitch perfect imitation. (Also, the child playing Michael Banks also looks eerily similar to the original. It’s wild.) Using Mary Poppins songs to make political parody videos is an interesting idea. If only someone had parodied the “Fidelity Fiduciary Bank” song before the subprime mortgage crisis, maybe we could have stopped the American economy from nearly collapsing.
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