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Dick Van Dyke rescued by porpoises. Really.

By Melissa Bell
Dick Van Dyke (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

The incredibly chipper Dick Van Dyke appeared on "The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson" last week to promote the release of "Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang" on Blu-ray. While there, he told a tall tale I really, really hope is true. Porpoises rescued the famous song-and-dance man:

"I went out once and fell asleep on (a surf) board. I did. And I woke up out of sight of land, and I looked around and I started paddling with the swells and I start seeing fins swimming around me, and I thought, 'I'm dead.' They turned out to be porpoises. They pushed me all the way to shore. I'm not kidding."

I hope they make a musical out of this. Skip to 8:49 to hear the tale.

By Melissa Bell  | November 11, 2010; 8:56 AM ET
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