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Dick Van Dyke

Pens Limerick About Escape From Burning Jag

8/21/2013 9:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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There once was a man from Missouri ... who almost died in a freak car explosion -- but now, Dick Van Dyke is actually joking about his near death experience in the form of a limerick.

The 87-year-old funnyman -- who calls himself the barefoot prince of Malibu on Twitter -- posted the poem on Twitter yesterday ... writing:

"I once drove a car that could fly
I had never driven so high
But, I recently found
Even back on the ground
U still can be left high and dry"

He also posted a photo of the burned out remains of his ride along with the caption, "Used Jag for sale REAL CHEAP!!"

It's good to see Dick's laughing about the situation -- considering it could have been real dire if not for a good Samaritan who pulled DVD from the wreckage moments before the car exploded on an L.A. freeway.

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Dead account Delete at will    

Need more people doing good things and less s**tty people doing sh**ty things

338 days ago
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Mayor of Debonair    

I thought he said " I no longer chitty chitty, but every now and then I bang bang"? :O

338 days ago
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Jennifer    

He is so awesome!!! Hysterical!!!

338 days ago
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she    

So you're saying that a limp Dick was yanked (from his car) and immediately got up! I totally stole this, so what?

338 days ago
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anyjoe    

I think he's as lucky as lucky can be!

338 days ago
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oBAMa    

Glad he's ok!

338 days ago
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Woot    

Sure glad he's ok. He always reminded me of my dad who's only a few years younger. Not that any of you needed to know that, but I never say anything here for anyone's sake but my own anyway.

338 days ago
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IceGypsy    

Too funny. Great attitude. Love him, glad he's okay. We need more people in the world like him.

338 days ago
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Wow ...    

I adore him. A great example as to how we should handle life. Some things we can not change, so why get upset?


Still, I am concerned he was unaware of the fire - perhaps at 87 - it is time to retire his license? I'm not certain one way or another, but I am wondering...

338 days ago
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La-La    

Can't remember whether he said "thank you" to the guy that helped.

338 days ago
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Phreaky    

Love him - glad he's okay.

338 days ago
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6one9    

Love this old dude!!!
:)

338 days ago
13.

Italia    

Dick Van Dyke is so funny! Glad to see that he's taking it all so well!

338 days ago
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Carly    

"if not for a good Samaritan who pulled DVD from the wreckage moments after the car exploded"

Um, I think you mean BEFORE the car exploded.

338 days ago
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Truth    

DUDES POEM SOUNDS LIKE HE'S HIGH ON SH*T.. EXPLAINS WHY THE F*CKER DIDNT NOTICE A BURNING JAG AND COULDNT GET OUT. #COCAINE IS HELLUVA DRUG. #TRUTH!!

338 days ago
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