In case you have been living under a rock for the last month or so, there is a new Anchorman movie coming out on December 20. There has been an incredible advertising blitz to get the word out about this movie. Countless Dodge commercials (which have been a huge success for Dodge) and Will Ferrell has appeared on every late night talk show in Ron Burgundy character. Now there is one more coming. Rumors came out today that Ron Burgundy will host an episode of SportsCenter on ESPN on December 5th.If we stay in the Ron Burgundy is a real character in our actual world reality, you might remember that this won’t be Burgundy’s first run in with ESPN. Way back in 1979 Burgundy had an audition with the fledgling sports network and things did not go well:
34 years later Burgundy is back to host on the network that he said would be a huge financial and cultural disaster. The host appearance hasn’t been officially announced but given the way the advertising has gone for this movie, I don’t doubt that they are true. For some reason the producers of Anchorman 2 seem to think that no one remembers the first one and we all need to be reminded. In case you haven’t seen any of the trailers, here they are for your consumption:
Ron Burgundy will host SportsCenter on December 5 on ESPN. Anchorman 2 will be in theaters on December 20.