Ron Burgundy has been seemingly everywhere as of late. The newscasting guru of the great San Diego area has gotten around making appearances on Conan and starring in a slew of Dodge Durango commercials.
Now Burgundy is taking it to a whole new level. This video has been floating around for a couple days now and it's well worth a watch if you've got half an hour to kill. To promote his upcoming movie Anchorman 2 Will Ferrell got into character and allowed the people of Bismarck, North Dakota to experience the splendor of having Ron Burgundy as their anchorman for the night.
(There are a couple points when the screen goes black for commercials.)
A few things to keep in mind here. Ferrell deserves credit for staying in character for the entire half hour and genuinely doing a pretty good job of sharing the news. Co-anchor Amber Schatz and weatherman Jared Piepenburg somehow manage to hold it together and deserve props for that.
A special shout out to reporter Kay Cooley who absolutely kills her segment. I think I laughed as much at her as I did at Ferrell. The girl has talent, plain and simple.
Check out the video and let us know what you think and don't forget to check out Anchorman 2 when it hits theaters Christmas Day.