Well, that escalated gradually: Ron Burgundy – the legendary newsman with a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo – is finally getting his own podcast.
14 years after Will Ferrell’s character appeared in Anchorman, it’s been announced the actor will revive the role for a show produced by Funny Or Die and iHeartRadio in the US.
Announcing the news, Burgundy said: “Listen, I don’t know what a podcast is, but I currently have a lot of time on my hands and a lot to talk about. I am also broke. Therefore, I am very excited to do this podcast. It is literally saving my life.
“By the way, if iHeartRadio says that I harassed them into making a podcast, it is a lie!! A boldface lie!! Did I call them one hundred times in one day? Yes! But that’s called persistence! I have filed suit against iHeartRadio for these salacious claims.
“I will be representing myself legally, since I currently do not have enough money to hire an attorney.”
Burgundy also unveiled the news on Twitter – with an argument with CNN anchor Don Lemon.
They said I ate 12 dogs! I only ate 4 dogs!!! I’m not Kobayashi for cripes sake! Anyway, old friend, was wondering if you could do me a favor.