Monday, December 2, 2013

You Stay Classy... Bismarck!

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.

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