by Brandon Butler
An amazing afternoon 1/22/2021

The Walt Disney Company has published a short interview with WandaVision director Matt Shakman recounting lunch at Club 33 in Disneyland with MCU Producer Kevin Feige and Disney Legend Dick Van Dyke as they discussed the classic sitcoms of the 50’s:

Q: How did your meeting with Dick Van Dyke come about?

Matt Shakman: Something that’s really important to everyone is authenticity. To that end, we reached out to people who had worked on shows we were using as reference points. Dick Van Dyke was, obviously, the most notable person who fell into that category. He’s a hero of mine and of Kevin’s. The chance to talk to him about tone, about style and about the day-to-day of that show and how they put The Dick Van Dyke Show together was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We reached out to him to find a time that would work for everyone’s schedule, and it just so happened to be on the weekend of D23 Expo 2019. It was extra magical to sit down with him at Club 33 at Disneyland, overlooking Pirates of the Caribbean. That was quite an amazing afternoon.