Were you wondering what Dick Van Dyke has been up to? Me too, so here’s an update:
The 90 year-old television legend visited a Santa Monica Denny’s a few days ago with three much younger men and suddenly all four of them broke into song.
It turns out these guys are Van Dyke’s a cappella group, the Vantastix, and they sang “Chiddy Chiddy Bang Bang,” the famous song from Van Dyke’s 1968 movie of the same name.
First of all, he is 90 YEARS OLD? That seems impossible. His hair is amazing and it’s good to see his teeth implants have stopped causing him neurological problems. He has said he attributes his youthfulness to going to the gym daily, but eats a pint of ice cream every night so longevity really is just a crapshoot.
And according to his Twitter, Van Dyke was at Denny’s for the grits:
Also, this group has been around for 16 years and they only have one album. It’s children’s songs. They also perform at benefits and charity events. And Denny’s.
I didn’t know the Vantastix existed before today and I haven’t heard any of their other work, but now I kind of want them to perform at my wedding.