9:01: The history of Julie Andrews is still rolling, and I'm actually learning a lot. Did anyone else know about her books and donations? 9:04: Dick Van Dyke's bow tie is huge! But how can you not love him, right? Who better to present the life-achievement award to Julie than him? Eddie Murphy's right... the British actors do sound really distinguished when giving their speeches — Julie didn't even flinch. Patrick Dempsey looks bored, though. Sit up straight, doc, the camera is always watching!
Question: You reported last week that we will soon see Dr. Mark Sloan on Grey's Anatomy. That's the same character that Dick Van Dyke played on Diagnosis: Murder. I love Grey's, but could they not come up with a better, more original name?
Answer: Don't shoot the messenger, buddy.
A rep for Ben Affleck tells the New York Daily News that, contrary to a rumor going around, there are no plans for the actor and best bud Matt Damon to remake Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid — which is good, because when asked about the very notion at his Sundance Film Festival this week, Robert Redford literally groaned and muttered some not-nice words.... Mickey Rooney and Dick Van Dyke will play villains in the increasingly fun-sounding comedy Night at the Museum, starring Ben Stiller, Kim Raver and Carla Gugino.... Speaking of Stiller, Dodgeball director Rawson Marshall Thurber has been tapped to helm Universal's big-screen adaptation of Magnum P.I. If Tom Selleck isn't in it, can King Kong at least play his mustache?
Question: What was Laura Petrie's maiden name?
Answer: Oh, please, mortal. You think to test me not only with your question, but also with the omission of the specific show?
The maiden name of Laura Petrie (Mary Tyler Moore), wife of Rob Petrie (Dick Van Dyke) on The Dick Van Dyke Show, was Meehan.
Composer Richard Sherman (along with his brother Bob) has created some very memorable movie music, but none more magical than the jolly collection of songs in Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. Here, the 76-year-old Sherman tells TV Guide Online about the extra-packed Poppins 40th Anniversary DVD (out this week) and a musical legacy that's as sweet as a spoonful of sugar.TV Guide Online: How'd you like reuniting with Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews for this DVD?
: Dick, Julie and I share a great bond. It's like when you see an old friend after many years and the years just fall away. It seems like yesterday. They are wonderful people. What can I say? It was a warm feeling.
TVGO: One DVD treat is the three of you reminiscing around the piano.
Sherman: We were all very relaxed, but I was told not to ask Julie to sing because she is very self-conscious. She had an operation and now she can't sing those beaut
Now happily retired, 78-year-old Dick Van Dyke says he had the time of his life working on The Dick Van Dyke Show. To the undoubted delight of TV-nostalgia fans, the surviving cast of his self-titled '60s sitcom reunites in The Dick Van Dyke Show Revisited (May 11 at 9 pm/ET on CBS). Here, he recalls his fondest memories of the landmark comedy, which still lives on in TV Land reruns.
TV Guide Online: How did the reunion show go?Dick Van Dyke: It was like a high-school reunion. We all said they should have taped the rehearsals, because it was hysterical. [Rose Marie's] hearing aid kept going out, people forgot their lines and we were all just rolling on the floor, laughing at each other.
TVGO: You weren't that well-known, having hosted a game show and done Broadway. How'd you get a sitcom named after you?Van Dyke: We couldn't come up with a name. They tried Double Trouble because it's about a guy whose work li