In news that is kind of a big deal, Ron Burgundy, the legendary news anchor played by Will Ferrell in Anchorman, is set to get his own podcast.
After delivering the truth to millions of homes across San Diego on TV, the world’s most famous fictional anchor is now staying classy with The Ron Burgundy Podcast, which will launch early next year.
It looks like Hollywood actor Ferrell will be reprising the role for the show, which will be produced by 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.”
Burgundy also revealed it was his “persistence” that got him the new gig.
“By the way, if iHeartRadio says that I harassed them into making a podcast, it is a lie!! A boldface lie,” he said.
“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.”
Mr. Burgundy, I gotta be honest I don’t remember ever meeting you and frankly I’m a little shocked you have White House press credentials. I know I stand for a free press and all but just not so sure you should have those credentials.
— Don Lemon (@donlemon) December 3, 2018
An official Twitter account for the podcast has been set up – and Burgundy is already getting into online spats.
Targeting CNN’s Don Lemon, he wrote: “Hello, @donlemon! It’s your good friend, Ron Burgundy. Don’t know if you heard, but I recently had my White House press credentials pulled. They accused me of eating too many hot dogs in the press break room.”
Lemon replied: “Mr. Burgundy, I gotta be honest I don’t remember ever meeting you and frankly I’m a little shocked you have White House press credentials. I know I stand for a free press and all but just not so sure you should have those credentials.”
The podcast is set to run for two 12-episode seasons.
It will also feature “a variety of behind-the-scenes characters”, says iHeartRadio – could it be that Veronica Corningstone, Brian Fantana, Brick Tamland and Champ Kind will also feature? A trailer should reveal all soon.
Don’t act like you’re not impressed.