[[caption-width-right:350:''"Wind's in the east, mist comin' in, like somethin' is brewin', and 'bout to begin..."'']]


[[DescribeTopicHere Describe Mary Poppins]]? She's "practically perfect in every way," of course.

If that's too much of a mouthful for you, she's also a magical nanny, who literally flies into the life of the Banks family of London, England, [[TheEdwardianEra in 1910]]. When most people hear the name, they think of the 1964 Creator/WaltDisneyPictures movie, adapted from the [[Literature/MaryPoppins book series of the same name]] by P.L. Travers. The film stars Creator/JulieAndrews as Mary Poppins, Creator/DickVanDyke as Bert, Creator/DavidTomlinson as George Banks and Glynis Johns as Winifred Banks.

It has been adapted into a [[TheMusical musical theater adaptation]]; this version replaces some of the less stageable aspects of the original film with elements of the original books.

The film was nominated for 13 Oscars, of which it won five.[[note]]Best Actress: Julie Andrews, Best Song: "Chim-Chim-Cheree", Best Score, Best Visual Effects, and Best Film Editing[[/note]] Today, it is considered a childhood staple on both sides of the Pond.

The movie ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' focuses around the long DevelopmentHell the film underwent as Creator/WaltDisney (Creator/TomHanks) tried getting the rights from PL Travers (Creator/EmmaThompson). It was released in December 2013 for OscarBait purposes.[[note]]It ended up earning a nomination for Best Score, but losing to ''Film/{{Gravity}}''.[[/note]]

A sequel, ''Film/MaryPoppinsReturns'', is due to release in December 2018.
!!Just a spoonful of tropes'll help the article go down, the article go dow-own, the article go down:
* ZeroPercentApprovalRating: Katie Nanna, who storms out after losing Michael and Jane, while they're ''still'' missing. As such, nobody misses her when she leaves.
* AdaptationalNiceGuy: Mary Poppins in the original books was much sterner and stricter. The adaptations make her more of a SugarAndIcePersonality - to the degree that the original author thought she was too nice.
* AdaptedOut: In the books, Mr. and Mrs. Banks had five children (Jane, Michael, John, Barbara, and Annabelle) and three servants (Mrs. Brill, Ellen, and Robertson Ay). In both the film and stage show, only Jane and Michael appear and the servants are different between the two (Ellen in the movie and Robertson Ay in the musical accompany Mrs. Brill).
* {{Adorkable}}: Bert has his moments of endearing awkwardness, mostly around Mary Poppins.
* AlmightyJanitor: Bert, despite being a jack-of-all-trades handyman whose resumé includes chimney sweeper, chalk painter, etc. seems to be one of the most well-off people in both the film and musical. The upper class seem to respect him, he is an associate of Mary, and is implied to have some magic of his own.
** TruthInTelevision somewhat, since most people will discuss the strangest things in the earshot of the kinds of jobs he's doing without thinking at the time.
* AshFace: Mary Poppins and the children get covered in soot when they're sucked up the chimney. Bert, naturally as a chimney sweep, is already covered in soot as is.
** TurnedUpToEleven by Mary Poppins, who takes out a makeup compact, and actually applies '''more''' ash to her already ash-covered face.
* BagOfHolding: Mary takes full sized hat rack, a neck-long mirror, a potted plant, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking a hand mirror]] out of her carpet bag (one after the other).
* BeastlyBloodsports: Mary and her friends in the chalk drawing outing wander into a fox hunt and Bert decides to give the fox a hand to help him escape.
* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Subverted when Mary goes up the chimney and - along with the others - winds up with an AshFace. She actually runs with it, using some black makeup to darken her face some more.
* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Mr. Banks starts to bond with his children, and the Banks are now a happier family. But with winds changing, [[ButNowIMustGo Mary Poppins has to leave]], which she does so without so much a goodbye. However, Bert wishes her a fond farewell and she spares him a smile.]]
** The musical takes it further. [[spoiler: Bert and Mary Poppins convene at the end of Act 2 where Bert gives her a bouquet right out of a painting. Both sensing this might be their last meeting together, both say goodbye and Mary gives Bert a peck on the cheek. Just before she leaves, she sings about how it feels to have to move on to the next family. She leaves her locket, now with the chain broken, and departs.]]
-->'''Mary Poppins:''' ''Though in your heart, you'd like to stay\\
To help things on their way\\
You've always known\\
They must do it alone.''
* BreakingTheFourthWall:
** Bert, with his job as the GreekChorus.
** Taken UpToEleven in the musical, where Bert doubles as the AllKnowingSingingNarrator.
* BrickJoke: The "man with a wooden leg named Smith" joke from the Uncle Albert scene turns up again towards the end of the movie.
* ButNowIMustGo: Mary Poppins will stay until the wind changes, which happens around the time the family she is tending to develops into better people. [[spoiler:After that, she quietly leaves, without so much as a goodbye.]]
** In the stage show, she does say goodbye to Bert [[spoiler:and gives him a kiss on the cheek.]]
*** The film implies that Mary will come back and reunite with Bert (though never romantically) time and time and time again. In contrast, the stage show states that Mary is most likely leaving for good, as the family doesn't need her anymore, and it implies that Mary and Bert might be meeting for the last time late in Act 2.
* CapitalismIsBad: Mr Banks himself is simply MarriedToTheJob, but his fellow bankers are greedy bastards intent on swindling every penny that they can from their customers.
* CharacterDevelopment: Mary Poppins' presence seems to ''cause'' character development. After she works for the Bankses, all four members of the household gain a new perspective to some degree, but the most drastic change would be Mr. Banks' transformation from aloof and distant patriarch to concerned and loving family man.
* TheComicallySerious: Mr. Banks. Especially during the latter half of "Step in Time," once the sweeps enter the house.
* CompositeCharacter: Bert's character in the film and stage show is a combination of his portrayal as the Matchman and the Sweep character, both from the book series.
* ContinuityCameo: The people Bert sings to in the opening of the movie are all supporting characters from the book series.
** During the musical's version of "Jolly Holiday", a penguin can be seen in one of the strollers, a nod to the film's sequence.
* CreatureOfHabit / ScheduleFanatic: George Banks towards the beginning of both the film and the musical. His song in the film "The Life I Lead", which is also his {{Leitmotif}}, is all about how happy he is being one.
-->'''George:''' I run my home precisely on schedule. At 6:01, I march through my door. My slippers, sherry, and pipe are due at 6:02, consistent is the life I lead!
* DeadpanSnarker: Mary Poppins has her moments.
-->(After Mary talks to Andrew, a dog)
-->'''Michael:''' I don't think he said anything.
-->'''Mary Poppins:''' You know best, as usual.
* DecoyProtagonist: The film's real main character is Mr Banks.
* TheEdwardianEra: The setting of the film and the play.
--> '''Mr. Banks:''' "It's great to be an Englishman / In 1910 / King Edward's on the throne / It's the Age of Men!"
* HappilyMarried: George and Winifred Banks. He may start out a stuffy old bore, but even at the very beginning there's no doubt he and his wife truly love each other.
* HilarityEnsues
* HomelessPigeonPerson: The Bird Woman
* InexplicablyAwesome: Mary is a classic example. She never explains anything, after all.
* LonelyRichKid: Jane and Michael.
* LyricalDissonance:
** "Stay Awake" in the film. It's a lullaby. A very effective one.
** Bert's own variation on the upbeat "Spoonful Of Sugar", sung as a lyrical {{Aesop}} to Mr. Banks.
* MagicalGuardian: Mary Poppins.
* MagicalNanny: The original, endlessly referenced and parodied.
* MusicalChores: "A Spoonful of Sugar"
* {{Neologism}}: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", although there is some dispute about whether the movie invented the word or merely popularized it. [[note]]But if you say it loud enough, it doesn't matter, because you'll always sound precocious.[[/note]]
** Richard Sherman has mentioned the song and the purpose of it was inspired by summer camp memories he and Robert had, where they would have contests to come up with words longer than antidisestablishmentarianism. He and Robert decided to put different parts of words together, getting the "atrocious" and "precocious" rhyme early on. [[note]]And it is so rococo-co-cious.[[/note]]
* NiceGuy: Bert.
* NoAntagonist: The movie has no villain, unless you count Dawes Sr. who is, at worst, a grumpy old banker who fired George for the chaos Michael unintentionally caused in the bank. George himself is a bit neglectful and severe as a father, but not villainous. Averted in the stage show, which features Miss Andrew (George's childhood nanny, who appeared in the original books).
* ParasolParachute: It goes up as well as down.
* PragmaticAdaptation: The film brings together highlights from the original Mary Poppins book, while taking elements of the sequels.
** The stage adaptation does this with the entire Mary Poppins book series as well as the film.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mr. Banks to Mr. Dawes Sr. when he informs him that when it comes down to it, an old man who sits alone in a bank is nothing compared to the love of a man's children.
** Brought back in the musical, but Mr. Banks instead talks about the importance of people vs. just profits. There's one twist though: [[spoiler: Mr. Banks doesn't lose his job in the end. Instead, the offer he turned down ruined the bank's rivals, saving their bacon in the process. Northbrook's factory project, the loan he approved, went through and the bank is to make a fortune from it. After Winifred arrives to support him, he gets promoted to Senior Manager at twice... triple... [[RuleOfThree quadruple]] his current salary. He accepts the new position on the condition that his family comes first.]]
* SettingUpdate: Inverted, since the books took place in TheThirties. The adaptations take place in Edwardian London instead.
* ShooOutTheClowns: Starting when Mr. Banks is called into the bank. Mr. Banks confides to Bert at the awful prospect of losing his dreams and unable to support his family while Bert reminds him that his children will only be around a short time as well, so he must treasure their love as well.
* SpeaksFluentAnimal: Mary can talk to animals, per the novels. In the musical, Bert is also able to talk to Ms. Lark's dog Willoughby. [[spoiler:She uses it to her advantage to free Miss Andrew's lark Caruso from his cage.]]
* AStormIsComing: Used at the beginning to indicate trouble in the Banks family. At the film, it's also used at the end to indicate that all is well, now.
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: And yes, Mr. Banks learns to have fun with his kids by the end. In a heartwarming twist (likely not included in any other version of this Trope), the kids get an aesop on the subject as well; just because their parents aren't around as much as they'd like doesn't mean they don't love them. And also that being a grown-up and providing for a family is very hard, and you shouldn't be too hard in judging them.

!!Tropes specific to the film include:
* ActuallyPrettyFunny: George looks incredibly disapproving when the children's advertisement lists "never smell of barley water" - but Winifred is trying to restrain herself.
* AdultFear: Three times in the film have the children disappeared without adult supervision or knowledge of their location.
** The first scene with the Banks family begins with Katie Nanna quitting after losing the children. Mrs. Banks is very worried, but Mr. Banks doesn't seem any concerned.
** The second time is more serious. When Mr. Dawes Sr. tries to ''steal'' Michael's tuppence, the frightened boy and his sister run away from the bank their father took them to (unwittingly starting the bank run that their father is fired for), and wind up lost in the East End slums, in danger of being attacked by stray dogs, unsavory hags, and soot-covered men. Fortunately, the scariness is instantly dispelled when the dark man is revealed to be their trusted friend, Bert, who takes them home.
** The third time is just PlayedForLaughs when the children are sucked up the chimney. At least Mary Poppins saw them go up.
* AmbiguousSyntax: The basis of a plot-important joke:
-->"I know a man with a wooden leg called Smith."\\
"Really? What was the name of his other leg?"
* AnimatedActors
* AngelUnaware: Mary Poppins. She's seen ''putting her makeup on while sitting waist-deep in a cloudbank'', for [[JustForPun heaven's]] sake. Possibly Bert too, though his magical powers aren't as reliable.
* ArcWords: They don't appear multiple times, but as the wind grows stormy heralding the Banks' household's troubles, Bert is distracted from his mugging from the crowd. His next sung words imply Mary Poppins only blows into town when a family needs her.
--> '''Bert:''' ''Wind's in the east | Mist comin' in \\
Like somethin' is brewin' | About to begin \\
Can't put me finger | on what lies in store \\
But I feel what's to happen | All happened before.''
* BatmanGambit: Mary (probably) pulls this on Mr. Banks. First, she puts the idea in his head that he should take his children on an outing to the bank. Then she tells the children all about the bird woman, whose hang out is conveniently on the way to the bank, and how kind it would be to give her their money. What ensues could only have been Mary's plan.
* BenevolentBoss: Mr. Banks certainly considers himself one.
--> ''I'm the lord of my castle, the sovereign, the liege.''
--> ''I treat my subjects, servants, children, wife''
--> ''With a firm but gentle hand. Noblesse oblige.''
* BerserkButton: Do not--repeat, ''do not''--take Michael's tuppence.
* ChimneyEntry: The many chimney sweeps in the rooftop scene seem to have no trouble leaping into and popping out of London's chimneys, culminating in a soot-tracking parade through the Banks' living room.
* CloudCuckooLander:
** Mrs. Banks
** Mr. Banks too at times, when not dealing with his job.
** The Banks family's eccentric neighbor, Admiral Boom, an insane old navy man who made a ship out of his house, cannon and all.
* ComicBookAdaptation: Creator/GoldKeyComics published a rather accurate comic book version of the film, complete with song lyrics.
* ContagiousLaughter: Too much laughter is actually treated as some kind of sickness, since it causes people to float up in the air and it will affect anyone else who starts laughing to much as well; Uncle Albert's laughter causes Bert and the children to laugh as well and start floating with him. [[spoiler:It also happens to Mr. Dawes Sr. when he finally gets the "wooden leg named Smith" joke, though his laughter doesn't spread to the other bankers.]]
* DarkReprise: "A Man has Dreams" is this to "The Life I Lead", after [[spoiler:Mr. Banks is fired.]]
* DigitalDestruction: The 2004 DVD release featured an "Enhanced Home Theater Mix" audio track, which tampered the audio quite a bit, with nearly all of the sound effects replaced, and a few bits of new music added where there originally wasn't any. (Obvious examples include the wind when Mary Poppins is sitting on a cloud, the "Poof!" noise when the character jump into the chalk drawing, the thunder and lightning before it starts raining on the chalk drawing, and the fireworks following the "Step in Time" number.) Sadly, this version was also used whenever Creator/ABCFamily aired the movie. Fortunately, Disney released a new DVD in 2009 with the new sound effects gone.
* DishDash: The Banks household scrambles to keep their furnishings from falling over every time Admiral Boom fires his cannon.
* DoubleStandardAbuseFemaleOnMale: In "Supercalifragilisticexpalidocious" (even though the sound of it is something quite atrocious), one large cartoon woman plays a tambourine by slamming it on her diminutive husband's head.
-->'''Mary Poppins:''' ♪Better use it carefully, or it can change your life.♪\\
'''Husband''': For example... \\
'''Mary Poppins''': Yes? \\
'''Husband''': Once I said it to me girl, and now me girl's me wife. \\
''Wife slams tambourine on Husband's head.'' \\
'''Husband''': And a lovely thing she is, too.
* DreamBallet: Performed by Bert and Mary in the middle of "Jolly Holiday". Even his cane and her parasol get in on the act!
* EpicRocking: "Step in Time", at 8:42.
* EverythingsBetterWithPenguins: The penguin waiters in the animated sequence.
* ExactWords: The children implore Mary Poppins to stay by asking if she doesn't love them. Her answer is cleverly dodgy. "What would happen to me if I loved all the children I said goodbye to?" She sends them down to their father, who takes them kite-flying so she can leave without ever needing to say goodbye.
* ExpospeakGag: Variant. No expospeak as such, but as it's a kid's movie this line has the same effect as one:
-->''Tradition, discipline, and rules''\\
''Must be the tools''\\
''Without them, disorder!''\\
''Catastrophe! Anarchy!''\\
''In short, you have a ghastly mess!''
** Later, this expospeak is heard again with a few different words that still mean the same thing:
-->''Tradition, discipline, and rules''\\
''Must be the tools''\\
''Without them, disorder!''\\
''Chaos! Moral disintegration!''\\
''In short, you have a ghastly mess!''
* {{Facepalm}}: George Banks, fed up with everyone being so cheerful and singing one morning, to the point that he demanded Ellen close the window due to the songbirds outside, gives one when Jane and Michael come marching in afterwards, loudly singing ''Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious''!
* ForcedMeme: About a dozen of them in-universe during the "Step in Time" number. These include "Step in time" itself, "Kick your knees up," "Flap like a birdie," "Mary Poppins," "Votes for women," "It's the master," and (hilariously) "Aahhh!"
* ForgotToMindTheirHead: George Banks is looking in the fireplace for the childrens' notice for a nanny that he threw there (which Mary has just produced). His wife enters and calls his name, causing him to bang his head on the fireplace.
* FourthWallObserver:
** Bert addresses the audience directly at the start of the film.
** He does it again immediately as part of a busking routine before they leap into the chalk drawing.
-->''' 'Ello, Art Lovers!'''
* FromACertainPointOfView: [[InvokedTrope Invoked]] my Mary Poppins almost word-for-word, when proclaiming that cleaning one's room ''is'' a game!
* FryingPanOfDoom: Mrs Brill attempts to fight off the chimney sweeps with one.
* FullNameBasis: It's rare for anyone to use less than Mary Poppins' full name.
* TheFilmOfTheBook: Travers and Walt Disney's battles were lengthy.
* GetTheeToANunnery: The "go fly a kite" joke is often lost on modern audiences. The phrase was once used as a family-friendly version of "Go fuck yourself," but is almost never used this way today. (Which, of course, is why Constable Jones apologizes after using it on the telephone.)
* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: During the "Jolly Holiday" number, Mary praises Bert for "never think[ing] of [[IHaveYouNowMyPretty pressing your advantage"]] on a lady, with the implication that other men ''would'' do that.
** As she is singing this, Bert gets noticeably flustered.
* GildedCage: Bert references this to Jane and Michael when they question their father's love for them. Stating that his job is cold, heartless and difficult but he faces it every day for his family's sake.
--> Bert: ''They make cages in all shapes and sizes, you know. Even bank-shaped cages.''
* GirlySkirtTwirl: Taken UpToEleven during the dance scene on the roof, when Mary twirls so hard she goes flying for a few seconds (although the flying bit isn't focused on the skirt, because it's part of the choreography).
* GoOutWithASmile: [[spoiler:Mr. Dawes, Sr.]] dies as he finally gets a joke.
* GreatWayToGo: What the characters say about the above GoOutWithASmile.
* HateSink: Katie Nana is the last kind of person you want to entrust with your children. She mentions that she has lost the children a grand total of ''four'' times during her service with the Banks family and refuses to accept any of the blame, instead insisting that the children are beasts and that it is all on them for getting themselves lost. She even packs up and leaves the Banks residence ''while they are still missing''! On top of that, she has the nerve to demand her pay before storming out bags and everything. The only reason Ellen tries to dissuade her is to avoid the wrath of Mr. Banks. Mrs. Brill however is not the least bit upset to see her out.
* HenpeckedHusband: In the cartoon band sequence, as comedy.
* HomelessPigeonPerson: ''Feed the Birds''. "Early each day, to the steps of Saint Paul's, the little old bird woman comes..."
* TheHyena: Uncle Albert
* HypocriticalSinging: Mary sings a lullabye to the kids entitled [[ReversePsychology "Stay Awake."]]
** [[JustifiedTrope Justifed]] in that the children were stubbornly refusing to sleep because they were excited and wanted to relive their day in the chalk drawing.
* IndecipherableLyrics: It's easy to remember most of the verses in "Fidelity Fidiciary Bank" ''except'' when it states the name of the bank, which is where people start to mumble the words - you can't blame kids for not picking up the grownup joke of a list of names for a bank. The verse is:
-->... invested in the / to be specific, / In the '''Dawes, Tomes''' / '''Mousely, Grubbs''' / '''Fidelity Fiduciary''' Bank!
* InsigniaRipOffRitual: Hilariously parodied when [[spoiler:Mr. Banks]] is fired from the bank. In other words, he was [[JustForPun cashiered]].
* JawDrop: When Michael sees Mary Poppins slide ''up'' the banister.
-->"Close your mouth please, Michael. We are not a codfish."
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Mr. Banks.
* LateToThePunchline[=/=]ParentalBonus: Watch it as a kid and you'll get a thoroughly entertaining movie. Watch it again twenty years later and you'll suddenly be able to understand a whole host of jokes and subplots that you couldn't possibly have gotten as a kid, either for want of experience or vocabulary, or simply because the adults were talking too fast.
** [[JustforPun Mr Banks, a bank clerk, is given a "cashiering" on dismissal]].
** Mr. Dawes, Sr. takes a minute to get the wooden leg joke.
*** But at least he realized that there was actually something to get there, as opposed to the other bankers thinking Mr. Banks had gone mad.
* {{Letterbox}}: In 2004, this became one of the lucky few Disney movies to receive a widescreen VHS. The 1993 and 1997 laserdiscs and 1998 and 2000 [=DVDs=] also presented it in this format, albeit with different prints (and in the case of the '97 laserdisc and first two [=DVDs=], a different aspect ratio).
* LongList: All the things Michael's tuppence could do for England.
-->'''George Banks:''' You see, Michael, you'll be part of: railways through Africa...
-->'''Mr. Dawes Sr.:''' Exactly!
-->'''George:''' Dams across the Nile...
-->'''Dawes:''' The ships, tell them about the ships!
-->'''George:''' Fleets of ocean greyhounds...
-->'''Dawes:''' More, tell them more!
-->'''George:''' Majestic, self-aggrandizing canals...
-->'''Dawes:''' How it fires the imagination!
-->'''George:''' Plantations of ripening tea...
* LoveEpiphany: When facing the senior partners, Mr. Banks is at a loss for words [[spoiler:until he discovers his son's tuppences in his pocket and he finally understands the most important thing in his life should be his family and not this cold bank.]]
* MagicSkirt: Jane's skirt stays put as she flips in the air at Uncle Albert's house.
* MatteShot: Since the entire film was shot on a soundstage, Peter Ellenshaw made sixty-four matte paintings to recreate the vistas and skies of Edwardian London.
* MeaningfulName: Mr. Banks and Admiral Boom. Also the admiral's assistant Mr. Binnacle
* MediumBlending: When they interacted with animated characters inside Bert's paintings.
* MisplacedWildlife: American robins in England, despite there being another species native to the British Isles with the same name. The penguins might also count, but it is a fantasy world after all.
* MorallyBankruptBanker: Mr. Banks's employers.
* NamedByTheAdaptation: Winifred Banks had no first name in the books.
* NeverMyFault: [[spoiler:Mr. Dawes Sr. and the rest of the Senior Partners fail to realize it was their actions which led to the run on the bank, not Michael nor his sister nor father, as it was Mr. Dawes Sr. who took Michael's money by force.]]
* NobleBigot: George and Winifred display mild sexist attitudes toward each other, with George speaking of his wife as if she is one of his many "subjects"; while Winifred, in her StrawFeminist song "Sister Suffragette", proclaims: "Though we adore men individually, we agree that, as a group, they're rather stupid."
* NotEvenBotheringWithTheAccent: Ed Wynn in his [[OneSceneWonder brief appearance]] as Uncle Albert.
* OhNoNotAgain: "Ahh! They're at it again!", "They're at it again, step in time! They're at it again, step in time!"
** NoodleIncident: Apparently those sweeps have been here before...
* OneManBand: Bert operates one near the beginning.
* OneSteveLimit: Minor aversion. One of the female names rattled off in the penguin scene is "Jane." Presumably Bert isn't referring to Jane Banks (a good thing, too, since, given the context, the reference would be more than a little creepy).
** There's also Bert and Uncle Albert, though if he's Bert's actual uncle it's possible he was named after him.
*** The book states that Bert's real name is Herbert.
* PantyShot: Mary Poppins flashes her pink bloomers while dancing on the rooftop, much to the delight of the (male) chimney sweeps. Mrs. Banks, too, hikes up her dress while singing feminist propaganda, causing Ellen, the Banks household's parlormaid, to shriek in horror.
* ParasolOfPrettiness: Mary Poppins has one in the chalk painting sequence. Along with a [[PimpedOutDress lacy white dress.]]
* ParrotExpowhat: Mr. Banks' initial inability to say, "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious."
-->'''Jane:''' Mary Poppins taught us the most wonderful word!\\
'''Michael:''' Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!\\
'''Mr. Banks:''' What on earth are you talking about, supercal-- super-- or whatever the infernal thing is?\\
'''Jane:''' It's something to say when you don't know what to say.\\
'''Mr. Banks:''' Yes, well, I always know what to say.
** And later, as he sings "The Life I Lead" again:
-->'''Mr. Banks:''' (singing) These silly words, like... (stops singing) Superca... Superca... Superca... \\
'''Mary Poppins:''' Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. \\
'''Mr. Banks:''' Yes, well done. You said it.
** He eventually comes around when [[spoiler:he is discharged from the bank]] and Mr. Dawes, Sr., asks him if he has anything to say:
-->'''Mr. Banks:''' (giggling hysterically) Just one word, sir. \\
'''Mr. Dawes, Sr.:''' Yes? \\
'''Mr. Banks:''' Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious! \\
'''Mr. Dawes, Sr.:''' What? \\
'''Mr. Banks:''' Supercallifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins was right, it's extraordinary! It *does* make you feel better! (giggles some more)
* PerfectlyCromulentWord: George Banks spends much of the movie confused by "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", but by the end catches on with it, particularly during his dismissal from the bank.
* PeriodPiece: Film in TheSixties, and set in TheEdwardianEra.
* PolitenessJudo: How Mary Poppins wins the horse race.
* PoliticallyCorrectHistory: The rough and tough chimney sweeps appear to express a lot of sympathy for the women's suffrage cause in 1910 Britain during the "Step In Time" song. On the other hand, they approvingly start singing ''absolutely anything anybody prompts them with'' during that song, so the jury's out as to whether this counts.
* PolkaDotDisease: Discussed. When Mary refers to her uncle Albert's levitation upon laughing as a contagious illness, Jane wonders if spots are a symptom. Mary, however, doesn't think so.
-->'''Mary''': "What he has is quite contagious."
-->'''Jane''': "Shall we get spots?"
-->'''Mary''': "Oh, highly unlikely."
* PortalPicture: Bert's pavement drawings.
* PrettyInMink: Mrs. Banks wears an ermine muff to one of her suffrage rallies. The muff does double duty as Mrs. Banks uses it to discreetly carry extra "Votes for Women" sashes.
* PungeonMaster: Uncle Albert. When in the right mood, he can not think about anything without it being a pun.
* RandomEventsPlot: Quite a lot of the movie's run time is random loosely connected mini adventures that the children and Mary go on, with subtle bits of character development to move the main relationships along. Though of course, [[TropesAreTools not all tropes are bad]], as it doesn't affect the great quality of the movie at all.
* ReallyGetsAround: Bert is a male example. Just listen to his song with the penguins! The jealous look on Mary's face during most of the song pretty much confirms it.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Even when Mr. Banks tells Dawes, Sr. off, the elder Dawes still manages to laugh at Banks's joke before he dies laughing and Dawes Jr. tells Banks that his father had never been happier, with the younger Dawes offering Banks a promotion after his father's passing.
* RefugeInAudacity: Mary Poppins hires herself. With, no less, the implication that Mr. Banks is the one who needs to impress her!
** Mary Poppins uses the wind to literally blow the competition away to leave the nanny spot open for her.
* ReversePsychology: Mary Poppins ''owns'' this trope. She gets herself hired by interviewing her employer, gets the children to sleep by singing a lullaby about staying awake, and tricks Mr. Banks into taking the kids to work with him by acting like it's his idea.
** It can be argued that Bert is even better at it, as his feeble attempts to enter his street painting with the children cause Mary to give him a frustrated sigh and simplify matters by doing it correctly, even though she had "no intention of making a spectacle of herself" in that manner. Bert out-reverse-psychologied ''Mary Poppins.''
* RogerRabbitEffect: One of the film's most famous sequences.
* RummageFail: Mary Poppins hunting for her tape-measure.
* RunningGag: Admiral Boom firing his cannon like clockwork twice a day.
* SadClown: Bert briefly becomes this when he tries to cheer up Uncle Albert and moves him to tears after Mary Poppins and the Banks children have to go home:
-->'''Bert''': Uncle Albert, I got a jolly joke I saved for just such an occasion. Would you like to hear it?\\
'''Uncle Albert''' [''with tears in his eyes'']: I'd be so grateful.\\
'''Bert''': Well it's about me granddad, see, and one night he has a nightmare. He was so scared, he chewed his pillow to bits. Bits. In the morning, I says, "How you feel, Granddad?" He says, "Oh, not bad. A little down in the mouth." [''Uncle Albert cries harder'']\\
'''Bert''': I always say there's nothing like a good joke.\\
'''Uncle Albert''' [''crying'']: No, and that was nothing like a good joke.
* SarcasticClapping: Bert's "high-wire" act in the park provokes this response.
* SceneryPorn: Almost definitely spot-on as far as the sights of London go.
** Especially the St. Paul's Cathedral in "Feed the Birds" sequence.
* SignificantAnagram: During the end credits, "Nackvid Keyd" is credited as the actor that played Mr. Dawes, Sr. [[spoiler:The letters then physically move to unscramble the actor's real name: Dick Van Dyke. That's right, Bert was also Mr. Dawes, Sr.]]
* SilkHidingSteel: A prim and proper young woman; the only one not to lose her composure during the laughing scene. She also manipulates her employer with the ease of a pro. See her entry on ReversePsychology.
* SoloDuet: Both "in movie", when Mary Poppins sings with her reflection, and then "in production", when Julie Andrews dubbed in the robin-whistles in the same song.
* SpaceJews: The fox in the animated sequence has a "whimsical" Irish accent. And he's being hunted by Englishmen. Symbolism, people.
* StandardSnippet: During Bert's aforementioned "high-wire" act, he hums the big-top standard "Over the Waves"--as hammily and overdone as possible, of course.
* StiffUpperLip: The Banks adults at the beginning of the film - they're so British that even Admiral Boom's daily cannon firings are only a cause of very mild alarm for the servants. (Mary's arrival, of course, inserts so much chaos into the household that even Mr. Banks starts getting visibly upset.)
* SugarAndIcePersonality: Mary Poppins.
* SupportingProtagonist: A case is often made that Mary Poppins is this trope and the movie is really about George Banks. In any case, it's true enough that he gets more CharacterDevelopment than anyone else. This is what the title of ''Film/SavingMrBanks'' refers to, as P.L. Travers explaining this to Creator/WaltDisney is a major plot point.
* TakeThisJobAndShoveIt: Upon uttering "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious", George Banks decides he should say something to his employers:
-->'''Mr. Dawes Sr.:''' What are you talking about, man? There's no such word!
-->'''Banks:''' Oh yes! It is a word! A perfectly good word! Actually, do you know what there's no such thing as? It turns out, with due respect, when all is said and done, that there's no such thing as YOU!
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: Mr. Banks gives one to Mr. Dawes, Sr. one of these after he has been dressed down by the board of directors:
-->'''Mr. Dawes, Sr.''': Well, do you have anything to say, sir?\\
'''Mr. Banks''': Well, sir, they do say that when there's nothing to say, all you can say...\\
'''Mr. Dawes, Sr.''': Confound it, Banks! I said, do you have anything to say?\\
'''Mr. Banks''' [''starts giggling'']: Just one word, sir...\\
'''Mr. Dawes, Sr.''': Yes?\\
'''Mr. Banks''': Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!\\
'''Mr. Dawes, Sr.''': What?\\
'''Mr. Banks''': Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Mary Poppins was right, it's extraordinary; it does make you feel better! Hee hee hee hee!\\
'''Mr. Dawes, Sr.''': What are you talking about, man? There's no such word!\\
'''Mr. Banks''': Oh yes, it is a word, a perfectly good word! Actually, do you know what there's no such thing as? It turns out, with all due respect, when all is said and done, that there's no such thing as ''you''!
* TricksterMentor
* UnresolvedSexualTension: Mary and Bert seem to have been a couple sometime in the past, which rises to the surface during their outing in the country. ("You haven't changed a bit!")
* VillainSong: "Fidelity Fiduciary Bank" can be considered this.
* VisualPun: When Mary replies to the Banks childrens' torn up letter, there is a line of nannies at the door when she swoops in on a gust of wind and literally ''blows'' the competition away.
* WeirdnessCensor: "Ellen, it is ''now'' eight o'clock."
* WestminsterChimes: In the score during the rooftop scene, between orchestral reprises of "Spoonful of Sugar" and "Feed the Birds".
* WhatTheHellIsThatAccent: Brits have been asking Creator/DickVanDyke this for 50 years. His consistent answer seems to be, "[[RuleOfFunny Funny]]." Ironically, [[spoiler: he is able to do a spot-on ''upper-class'' English accent when playing Mr. Dawes Sr.]]
* WithDueRespect: Mr. Banks says this right before finishing his tear down into Mr. Dawes Sr.

!!Tropes specific to the stage adaptation include:
* AdaptationExpansion:
** The musical goes into detail about Mr Banks's childhood and about how he had a strict nanny called Miss Andrew - who appears later on as an EvilCounterpart to Mary Poppins.
** Mrs Banks gets a backstory of being a former actress who struggles to meet her husband's expectations. He has to learn AnAesop regarding her as well.
* AdaptationPersonalityChange:
** Mrs Banks is less of a CloudCuckooLander and much more attentive of the children's needs.
** In the film, Jane is slightly better behaved than Michael and appears to be the responsible sibling. In the musical she is far brattier and louder.
** Mrs Brill is far more pompous and shrill in the musical.
* AscendedExtra: Or Re-Ascended Extra -- Mrs. Corry, having been [[DemotedToExtra demoted to a cameo]] in the film, regains a bigger role in the musical adaptation.
** The Bird Woman follows suit, singing "Feed the Birds" as a duet with Mary and [[spoiler: encouraging George to give her his kids' sixpence to feed the birds. He gives them to her, stating that she should feed them for him.]]
* BabysitterFromHell: Miss Andrew, literally. There's a good reason why she's known as the "Holy Terror." [[spoiler: After Mary Poppins returns, she puts Miss Andrew inside a large birdcage and sends her from ''[[DraggedOffToHell "whence she came"]]''.]]
* {{Birdcaged}}: [[spoiler: Miss Andrew, much like in the book "Mary Poppins Comes Back"]]
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: Jane wishes that Mary Poppins would just leave the family prior to the song "Playing the Game", which [[CutSong replaced]] the more controversial "Temper, Temper". In response, she mentions this trope by name. She then brings the toys to life in nightmarish scene and departs afterwards, taking the toys with her.
-->'''Mary Poppins''': Children who lose their temper will lose everything else in the end.
* CompositeCharacter: Mrs Brill is a combination of herself and Ellen in the film. She notably complains that she'll have to look after the children with no nanny (which Ellen does in the film), and has Ellen's cranky personality.
* DemotedToExtra: Admiral Boom, compared to his film and book counterparts, has a smaller role in the show.
* FollowYourHeart: "Anything Can Happen"
* JokerJury: The toys who put the children on trial in "Temper, Temper".
* LivingStatue: Mary Poppins makes a statue of Neleus in the park come to life and befriend the children.
* TheMusical
* RemakeCameo: Dick Van Dyke reprised the role of Mr. Dawes Sr., who normally isn't in the show, during a special performance in Los Angeles.
* ScareEmStraight: At the end of the first act, Mary Poppins brings Jane and Michael's toys to life in the number ''Playing the Game'' (originally ''Temper Temper'') to teach a lesson in treating their belongings, providing [[invoked]] NightmareFuel for the two Banks children.
* SpellingSong: "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" features a segment where the cast spells it out, physically and verbally.
* VillainSong: The stage version not only throws in a villain (Miss Andrew, George's former nanny who was featured in the Poppins books) but also gives her a two-part song, "Brimstone and Treacle".
* TheWorldIsJustAwesome: "Anything Can Happen"
''... [[BrickJoke in a most de-light-ful way!]]''