‘Anchorman’ Roundup: Sportscaster Reads News as Ron Burgundy, Plus Get a Look at Ron’s New Book

By November 1, 2013

Halloween Anchorman

I can’t imagine how thrilled local news anchormen around the country must have been when Adam McKay’s Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy hit theaters in 2004. But now, almost ten years later and with a sequel just over a month away, Burgundy’s legend still lives among the employees at local news stations. Paul Gerke, a sportscaster for a Boise, Idaho Fox affiliate, honored Ferrell’s iconic character by dressing up as Ron for Halloween yesterday and delivering his entire broadcast in character. Check it out:

And while we’re at it, let’s take a look at Ron himself (via FilmDrunk) pitching yet another product to us. This one’s a bit more self-centered than his recent spate of Dodge commercials, though: he wrote a new “autobiography” called “Let Me Off At The Top: My Classy Life and Other Musings,” and now he’s here to tell us why it’s essential reading:

OK, so that ending was a bit abrupt. (Insert your own Burgundy-themed sex joke here.) But that isn’t going to stop me from reading the hell out of that book when it comes out on November 19th.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues comes to theaters on December 20th, and in the meantime you can eat scotch-flavored ice cream, see Ferrell in his burgundy blazer selling the crap out of Dodge Durangos (Durangi?) on your own TVs nationwide, and head back here to GeekNation to read my recap of the Anchorman Live Read scheduled to take place in Santa Monica on November 21st.

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Ben is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured at ScreenRant.com, FirstShowing.net, MySpace.com, GeekTyrant.com, and many more sites across the web. Some of his favorite movies include The Rocketeer, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Tombstone, Lucky Number Slevin, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Collateral, Double Indemnity, Back to the Future and The Prestige. Follow him on Twitter: @BenPears.