This is a well-done and amusing video from the Funny or Die website with Kristen Bell playing Mary Poppins who quits the Banks household because...well, let her tell you about the reason.
It's not as hilarious a song as one would wish, but it's definitely fun and she does a lovely job. And the re-creation is meticulous, down to the Disney-style logo for the Funny or Die credits.
Kristen Bell, in case you were unaware, is a trained musical-comedy stage actress. In fact, while she was starring on TV in her Veronica Mars series, I saw her on stage in an L.A.Opera production at the Ahmanson Theatre of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music -- and almost most-impressively, taking on a small, supporting role as the granddaughter, rather than a major starring role. (I wrote about it here.) She had played the role a few years earlier in a Washington, D.C. production, pre-Veronica Mars stardom, and when they put the production back together for Los Angeles, she agreed to do the show again,
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