Kristen Bell Dresses Up As Mary Poppins, Addresses Her Minimum-Wage Status In Funny Or Die Parody
Kristen Bell plays Mary Poppins in a new Funny or Die skit that has the iconic Disney nanny singing a revised version of "A Spoonful of Sugar" about her minimum wage pay.
Kristen Bell Plays Mary Poppins
Bell, closely resembling Julie Andrews in the 1964 feature film, tells Jane and Michael Banks that she’s quitting the nanny business because, as her tape measurer points out, “Mary Poppins Practically Perfect In Every Way Except Grossly Underpaid. “But you’ve got magical powers,” the kids protest, to which she replies, “You’d think that would entitle me to more than $7.25 an hour.
“Please don’t leave this choice position,” sings Jane, “We will die of malnutrition.”
After telling her ward not to be so dramatic, Mary Poppins launches into her song, singing, "In every job that must be done, you must be paid in more than fun.” Replacing “a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down,” the song goes “just a $3 increase can make a living wage.”
Bell as Marry Poppins repeatedly quips, “I don’t get these birds for free,” as they fly above the nursery. When she tries to leave the premises via her trusty umbrella, it’s clear it’s too broken to take her anywhere, causing her to say, “Isn’t that just supercalifragilisticexpialibulls***."