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Mary Poppins is the name of a novel published in 1934 by P.L. Travers that launched a series of books about a magical English nanny. It is most popularly known as a 1964 Disney film starring Julie Andrews.


  • The Sesame Street character Super Nanny is a reference to Mary Poppins in name (she's truly Penny Pipkins), demeanor and attire.
  • In an Ask Oscar sketch, Oscar states that "super-cali-fragile-istic-yucka-alidocious" is the longest grouch word, referencing the film's song, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
  • In a Sesame Street News Flash segment, Ali Baba tries to remember a word beginning with the letter S to open a cave, one such guess being an incomplete "Open Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
  • In the special Julie on Sesame Street, Ernie and Bert spot Andrews out on the street and try to remember where they've seen her. They recall her being from a movie about an "English girl" and "the umbrella over the rooftop," but Ernie ends up guessing Mary, Queen of Scots.
  • In Tales of a Sixth-Grade Muppet, after Davners expresses concern about whether Gonzo will still want him in their act if he gets turned back into a normal sixth-grader, Gonzo reassures him by stating "I don't care if you come back as Mary Poppins!" Fozzie then comments; "Oh I love Mary Poppins!"


  • Julie Andrews played Mary Poppins in the film
  • Emily Blunt is scheduled to play Mary Poppins in the film Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
  • Daws Butler voiced a turtle and a penguin in the film
  • Louise Gold played Miss Andrew in the London West End production
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda is scheduled to play Jack in the film Mary Poppins Returns (2018)
  • Sean McCourt originated the roles of Von Hussler and Jack-in-the-Box in the Broadway production (and understudied Mr. Banks and others)
  • Cass Morgan originated the role of the Bird Woman in the Broadway production
  • Dick Van Dyke played Bert and Mr. Dawes Sr. in the film

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