Stay classy, San Diego: Anchorman and Ron Burgundy are back

 

Gillian Orr
Friday 30 March 2012 09:50
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Will Ferrell, dressed as chauvinistic news anchor Ron Burgundy, took over the Conan show this week to announce that the hit film was being resurrected
Will Ferrell, dressed as chauvinistic news anchor Ron Burgundy, took over the Conan show this week to announce that the hit film was being resurrected

Not many films get to announce their sequel by having its star, in character, storm a chat show to broadcast the news. But few films of the last 10 years are as universally loved as Anchorman – it's kind of a big deal.

Will Ferrell, dressed as chauvinistic news anchor Ron Burgundy, took over the Conan show this week, jazz flute in hand, to announce that the 2004 Judd Apatow-produced hit was being resurrected. Predictably, the news has been met with a mixture of excitement and apprehension by fans.

Comedy sequels haven't fared so well in recent times (just look at the panning last year for The Hangover Part II, which was a charmless rehash of the original jokes and set-up). Let's just hope Anchorman 2 doesn't stink as bad as Sex Panther, Paul Rudd's "formidable" cologne from the original.

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