Kristen Bell, known for her roles in the television series “Veronica Mars” and for voicing Anna in last year’s smash hit “Frozen,” teamed up with FunnyorDie.com to film a Mary Poppins spoof about increasing the minimum wage. Instead of the joyful nanny we all know and love, this Poppins is a disgruntled employee who demands a raise - or she'll fly back from where she came.
Singing to the tune of “Spoonful of Sugar,” Bell changed the lyrics a bit:
“Just a three dollar increase can make a living wage…I don’t get these birds for free.”
Then she had this exchange with her reflection, which seemed to be against a wage increase:
"Are you a Republican?"
"Well, I do like a good tea party."
Although this politically active Poppins thinks she is fighting for workers’ rights, a few inconvenient verses she left out go something like this:
“Small businesses are the least able to absorb such a dramatic increase in their labor costs...These proposals do not incentivize growth or hiring – they make it nearly impossible."
Or how about this little ditty:
“Raising the minimum wage raises the hurdle a worker must cross to justify being hired.”
Long story short: This Mary Poppins needs a Spoonful of Reality.
This isn't the first time "Funny or Die" has used celebrities and "humor" to espouse a liberal message. In September of last year, Jennifer Hudson filmed a parody of the TV show "Scandal" about Obamacare called "Scandalous," in which she concluded that all of her clients' issues could be solved by the president's health care law.
Watch their latest unfunny video below. Please excuse the language at the very end:
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