Dick Van Dyke says he received a welcome fit for a comedy king during his visit with President BidenJoe BidenFirst lady leaves Walter Reed after foot procedure Biden backs effort to include immigration in budget package MyPillow CEO to pull ads from Fox News MORE in the Oval Office, with the commander in chief getting down on one knee to show his gratitude to the actor.

The 95-year-old television legend recounted meeting with Biden at the White House on Thursday during a reception for the Kennedy Center Honors recipients the next day. Van Dyke is one of five honorees — alongside Garth Brooks, Debbie Allen, Joan Baez and Midori — to receive the prestigious award in a ceremony being broadcast on June 6 on CBS.

"I walked into the Oval Office, and the president ... got down on one knee," Van Dyke exclaimed to reporters at an Honors press event. "Now I expect that from everyone!" 


Van Dyke had endorsed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersDemocrats say they have the votes to advance .5T budget measure Millennial momentum means trouble for the GOP Briahna Joy Gray: White House thinks extending student loan pause is a 'bad look' MORE (I-Vt.) in the 2020 presidential election, urging older voters to back the lawmaker and appearing at a rally for the then-White House hopeful last year.

Protest songwriter and activist Baez also revealed Friday that she belted out "(Ain't Gonna Let Nobody) Turn Me Around" inside the Oval Office.

Breaking out into the song again for reporters, Baez recited the lyrics, "Ain't going to let nobody turn me around. Keep on walkin'. Keep on talkin'. Keep on singin'. Keep on swingin'. Gonna build a brand new world."