Mary Poppins and COVID-19

I was watching Mary Poppins Returns again recently when I noticed something I hadn’t before.  Toward the end of the movie, Wilkins – aka the wolf aka Colin Firth – says something like “Who would’ve thought the Slump would be so good for business?” He’s referring to the Great Depression here, (in England they called… Continue reading Mary Poppins and COVID-19

It’s not nonsense

John, you’re right It’s good to know you’re bright For intellect can wash away confusion Georgie sees And Annabel agrees Most folderol’s an optical illusion Can You Imagine That?, Mary Poppins Returns If you thought my Mary Poppins Returns posts were done, well, honestly, so did I. Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on how you… Continue reading It’s not nonsense

More Mary Poppins?

When Mary Poppins Returns ended, I left the theater hoping there would be a sequel. However, I made peace with the fact that there probably wouldn’t be another movie. The original is iconic, and the arc of the franchise felt complete. I didn’t see any storylines in Mary Poppins Returns that could be expanded into… Continue reading More Mary Poppins?

Leerie speak

My favorite part of “Trip a Little Light Fantastic” is when Mary Poppins slips into “leerie speak”. The rhythm is soothing, and realistically, it’s probably the closest thing to rapping Emily Blunt is ever going to do. However, I’ve been thinking about it recently, and something doesn’t quite add up. When he’s explaining “leerie speak”… Continue reading Leerie speak