Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

[On the failure of their previous nanny.]
Mrs. Banks: She seemed so solemn and cross.
George Banks: Never confuse efficiency with a liver complaint.

Mr. Banks: [singing] It's grand to be an Englishman in 1910 / King Edward's on the throne; it's the age of men!

[Mary Poppins measures herself with her tape measure and reads what it says.]
Mary Poppins: Just as I thought. "Mary Poppins, pratically perfectly in every way."

Mary Poppins: In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and - SNAP - the job's a game!

Mr. Banks: [singing] It's 6:03 and the heirs to my dominion are scrubbed and tubbed and adequately fed. And so I'll pat them on the head and send them off to bed. Ah, lordly is the life I lead.

Mrs. Banks: As a matter of fact, since you hired Mary Poppins, the most extraordinary things seem to have come over the household.
Mr. Banks: Is that so.
Mrs. Banks: Take Ellen for instance. She hasn't broken a dish all morning!
Mr. Banks: Really. Well, that is extraordinary.

Bert: [singing] You've got to grind, grind, grind, at that grindstone.

Bert: You think... you wink... you do a double blink. You close your eyes, and JUMP!
[nothing happens]
Jane: Was something supposed to happen?
Mary Poppins: Bert, what utter nonsense. Why do you always complicate things that are really quite simple. Give me your hand please Michael. Don't slouch. One, two... [they jump into the sidewalk drawing]

Mr. Banks: Just a moment, Mary Poppins. What is the meaning of this outrage?!
Mary Poppins: I beg your pardon?
Mr. Banks: Will you be good enough to explain all this?!
Mary Poppins: First of all I would like to make one thing perfectly clear.
Mr. Banks: Yes?
Mary Poppins: I never explain anything.

Mrs. Banks: [singing] Though we adore men individually, we agree that as a group they're rather stupid.

Bert: [singing] ...but cream of the crop, tip of the top is Mary Poppins, and there we stop!

George Banks: Kindly do not attempt to cloud the issue with facts.

Jane, Michael: [singing] If you don't scold and dominate us / We will never give you cause to hate us / We won't hide your spectacles so you can't see / Put toads in your bed or pepper in your tea.

George Banks: [singing] A man has dreams of walking with giants / To carve his niche in the edifice of time. / Before the mortar of his seal / Has a chance to congeal / The cup is dashed from his lips / The flame is snuffed a-borning / He's brought to wrack and ruin in his prime.

Mary Poppins: Close your mouth, please, Michael, we are not a codfish.

Mary Poppins: Of course, you can say it backwards, which is dociousaliexpilisticfragicalirupus, but that's going a bit too far, don't you think?
Bert: Indubitably.

Bert: [singing] Hello, Miss Corey, I've got one for you: Your daughters were shorter than you, but they grew!

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