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John Byrne
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Posted: 13 December 2017 at 2:10pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Dick van Dyke is 92 today.
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Robbie Parry
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Posted: 13 December 2017 at 2:22pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I enjoyed his role as a killer in one of the COLUMBO episodes.

He also played a sinister character, Malduke, in a fourth season episode of AIRWOLF (his son, Barry Van Dyke, was the heroic lead pilot in the fourth season). Malduke was threatening to destroy a ship full of toxic waste unless ill people were quarantined. It was interesting seeing him work opposite his son.

So many memorable roles.
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Matt Reed
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There's a really great doc from HBO this year that's well worth watching.  It's called "If You're Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast".  It's by Carl Reiner and is about people who are living and thriving in their 90s.  Dick van Dyke has a small segment and he's as young and spry as ever.  If you haven't seen him singing "Chitty Bang Bang" at a Denny's in Santa Monica at 90, then do yourself a favor and watch this: Link


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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 14 December 2017 at 12:03pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

They're doing a Mary Poppins sequel, and apparently he dances on a desk in it. 

(Incidentally, the episode of AIRWOLF that Robby mentioned is the only episode of season four worth watching.)
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 14 December 2017 at 12:56pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

...and a good run it's been, thus far.

I can here MTM's voice clearly in that topic title!
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Tim O'Neill
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I still love THE DICK VAN DYKE SHOW and have really grown to appreciate MARY POPPINS over the last few years.




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Kevin Brown
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There's not much he's done that I haven't enjoyed.  A lot of the movies he did in the 60's He did I loved, not just the 2 most popular ones, but movies like FITZWILLY, LT. ROBIN CRUSOE USN, and, of course, BYE BYE BIRDIE.
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 15 December 2017 at 1:15pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I thought Disney already did a "Mary Poppins" sequel.

It was called "Bedknobs and Broomsticks" and wasn't nearly as entertaining.

Why does Hollywood hate us? How about a NEW Disney movie? I mean, even based on a book - but original. No more sequels...?
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There's a comicbook person who has lived in the US since he was 2, but who still attempts, from time to time, to affect a British accent. The result has been dubbed his "Dick van Dyke accent".
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Brian O'Neill
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Posted: 15 December 2017 at 3:28pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply

When I was young, I knew him from 'that old black and white TV show', and although I hadn't seen his movies, I was aware of them. I also knew him from ads for Hunt's Ketchup, and the fre prevention/ 'Stop ,Drop and Roll' public service announcements. That led to me asking 'how he got so old' between being in that TV show, and the commercials. One of my first lessons in how TV can mess with perceptions of time and context!w
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Bill Mimbu
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While I have the barest childhood memories of first seeing Dick van Dyke in MARY POPPINS, I do remember him better from LT. ROBIN CRUSOE, U.S.N.
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