And Almost Starring

Episode 34 - Mary Poppins

January 19, 2021

This week we take a jolly holiday and break down who almost starred in the Disney classic Mary Poppins! Which two-time Oscar winner did Walt Disney want for the titular nanny? Which actors did Dick Van Dyke think would have been a better fit as Bert? And did Poppins kill all those other nannies? Also – Tenet rips off Mary Poppins and Amy Jo explains why you should never watch Saving Mr. Banks on a plane!

 

Mary Poppins stars Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomilson, Glynis Johns, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Reginald Owen, and Ed Wynn; directed by Robert Stevenson

 

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