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  • A 2019 commercial for the iPhone XR promoted its long battery life by showing people falling asleep while watching stuff on their phones, accompanied by the song "Stay Awake".

Comic Books

Films — Animation

  • The Boss Baby: While pursuing B.B. and Tim, Eugene (dressed as "Eugenia") floats down with an umbrella much like Mary Poppins.
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  • The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part: One of the denizens of Apocalypseburg is a knock-off character called Larry Poppins.
    Larry: Well, I say a spoonful of salt helps the medicine go down.
  • Shrek the Third: After headbutting through two walls, Queen Lillian (voiced by Julie Andrews) begins deliriously singing "A Spoonful of Sugar".

Films — Live-Action

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: As Yondu escapes from an exploding ship by grabbing onto his arrow, Peter comments that he looks like Mary Poppins.
    Yondu: Is he cool?
    Peter: [beat] Hell yeah, he's cool.
    Yondu: I'm Mary Poppins, y'all!
  • Lt. Robin Crusoe, U.S.N.: Just before bolting from the native girls, Crusoe sings a bit of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" to entertain them. Doubles as an Actor Allusion, since Dick Van Dyke plays the lead.
  • Saving Mr. Banks: The film is about the conflicts between P. L. Travers and Walt Disney that happened while the film was in development.
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  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit: The penguins are waiters at the Ink & Paint Club.
  • X-Men: Apocalypse: Professor Charles Xavier subtly acknowledges that he's somewhat like Mary Poppins because he uses her line "Spit spot" when he orders the children to go back to bed — he's a (half-)Brit with an authoritative maternal side.


  • In Good Omens, Crowley wants to put one of his people in a position of influence over young Warlock. He considers using a hurricane to blow away all the other candidates for the nanny position, but settles for a tube strike.

Live-Action TV

  • Saturday Night Live: A sketch starring Anne Hathaway as Mary Poppins finally defines "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious": a fatal liver disease, which Mary Poppins contracted, then sexually spread to Bert (Bill Hader) and Constable Jones (Will Forte).
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  • In the Doctor Who story "Dead Water"/"Death in Heaven", Missy floats down from the sky using an umbrella as a parachute, in her usual Edwardian clothes.

Video Games

Web Comics

  • In Housepets!, when King is looking for a puppysitter, resident mystic Tarot comes flying by with an umbrella, in a full Mary Poppins outfit. They then share an awkward greeting and she moves on.
  • Sheldon: In this strip, Sheldon and Arthur watch the film. After hearing the song "Feed the Birds", Arthur comments that his breakfast at Denny's was not "tuppence a bag" but rather eight bucks.

Web Videos

  • Honest Trailers: The film was given its own trailer to coincide with the release of Mary Poppins Returns.
  • The Nostalgia Critic:
    • At the end of his Batman & Robin review, the Critic sums up his disdain to the tune of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".
    • In his review of Cool as Ice, the Critic intercuts a scene where the movie appears to fast-forward itself, with the Mary Poppins scene where the nursery seems to go out of control, complete with Mary Poppins exclaiming, "When you've quite finished!" before the Cool as Ice scene ends.
    • At the end of his Quest for Camelot review, Critic shoots Mary Poppins and Bert in a fit of blind rage.
    • In his review of Mr Nanny, "Let's Go Fly a Kite" starts playing as Sean leaves the house.
  • Sam & Mickey:
    • "Barbie's Mother" begins with a drunken Barbie singing, "Just a spoonful of vodka helps the whiskey go down!"
    • The Real Housewives of Toys 'R' Us episode #4 has Yasmin attempt to direct a stage production of Mary Poppins.

Western Animation

  • Daria: In "Arts 'n Crass", Mr. O'Neil reminds Daria and Jane, "A spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down!" Jane retorts, "Not if you're diabetic."
  • Dexter's Laboratory: In "Mandarker", Mandark's summons a monster with the magic chant "Chim-chiminy-cher-oo!"
  • The Fairly OddParents!: In "A Bad Case of Diary-Uh", Vicky's British crush flies with an umbrella.
  • Family Guy:
    • In "Lethal Weapons", Lois declares during a martial arts class, "I'm cutting loose, just like Julie Andrews did in that movie where she showed her breasts!". In the ensuing cutaway, Mary Poppins flashes the Banks childre, after Michael asks if she loves them. He dryly compliments her bust, but admits that it doesn't answer his question.
    • A Cutaway Gag from "Padre de Familia" has Peter's new job as a nanny go wrong when he crushes Jane and Michael, causing him to vomit and hide their corpses under the bed.
  • Futurama: In "The Duh-Vinci Code", a scene on Planet Vinci features a woman is seen with a flyingdevice like Mary Poppins' umbrella.
  • House of Mouse:
    • The penguins are the club's waiting staff.
    • In "Goofy for a Day", Goofy sings a parody of "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" to help Max be a better waiter.
    • In "Mickey vs. Shelby", Mickey's pursuit of Baby Shelby on the club's roof turns into a parody of the "Step in Time" scene.
  • In How Murray Saved Christmas, Dr. Holliday gives Santa's diagnosis in song and dance:
    Dr. Holliday: [singing] Superficial fractures of his little baby toeses, His ears moved south, and now his mouth is pushed up where his nose is,
    I'm prescribing aspirin in super-megadoses, for superficial fractures of his little baby toeses.
  • My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: In "Twilight's Kingdom (Part 1)", Discord floats down with an umbrella while dressed as Mary Poppins.
  • Phineas and Ferb: Perry's entrance to his lair is Different in Every Episode. In "The Inator Method", he channels Bert during "Chim Chim Cheree".
  • The Simpsons:
    • The episode "Simpsoncalifragilisticexpiali(Annoyed Grunt)cious" is an extended parody of this film.
    • In "The Regina Monologues", an establishing shot of England features a swarm of flying nannies with umbrellas.


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