By the Beard of Zeus! ‘Anchorman’ Retold as an 8-bit Video Game

By July 5, 2013

As Ron Burgundy would say, “I’m gonna be honest”: for me, the rest of this year is essentially just a countdown to Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Sure, we’ll get a few interesting films in between now and then, but I’ve got my eye on the prize, and that prize is seeing Ron, Champ, Brick, Brian, Veronica, and the rest of the gang (Wes Mantooth, I hope?) head to NYC and tear that place a new one in the sequel to one of my favorite comedies. December 20th is still a long way away, and though there’s an Anchorman exhibit scheduled to open in Washington, D.C. in November, we still need something to help pass the time and make sure we don’t get trapped in a glass case of emotion until the Channel 4 news team assembles once more.

It’s a good thing Cinefix is around, then, because they’ve created an 8-bit video that imagines what Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy would look like if it was an old video game. You’ve seen videos like this before (there’s a really great one for HBO’s “The Wire”), but it’s nice to see our old pals again – even in 8-bit form – before they come to theaters later this year. Check it out below and as always…stay classy.

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Ben is a writer living in Los Angeles, California. His work has been featured at,,,, 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.