Van Dyke Serenades Matthews, Touts Support for ‘New Deal Democrat’ Bernie Sanders

February 20, 2016 | 4:16 PM EST

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Mary Poppins actor and 1960s television show host Dick Van Dyke joined Hardball host Chris Matthews just after the doors opened Saturday afternoon for the Nevada Democratic caucuses and before serenading Matthews with a tune from the famous 1964 film, he touted his support for “New Deal Democrat” Bernie Sanders. 

Right from the beginning of the segment, the star-struck Matthews exclaimed “my God” and how he “thought I would never meet you, sir” before joking about his Sanders support: “Mr. Van Dyke, what made you come out — come out, not come out the other way, but come out so much for Bernie Sanders?”