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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (releasing December 19, 2013) is a suitable Christmas present for fans of the too absurd, too bizarre and deadpan stupidity, vanity and nerdiness of Will Ferrell’s Ron Burgundy. Andrew L. Urban reports.

As pro comics will tell you, what is funniest is a man whose trousers are falling down, or whose wife has left him for his best friend or who thinks he is god’s gift when he’s really the devil’s curse. Meet Ron Burgundy, Will Ferrell’s feral creation.

Since we met him in the 70s, Ron has left all that behind him and is taking New York’s first 24 hour news channel by storm … not exactly as intended, though. The storm is Ron.

The cast of A listers alongside Ferrell includes Harrison Ford (always good for a laugh…eh?), Jim Carrey (definitely), Kristen Wiig (krist she’s funny), Paul Rudd (ruddy great), Steve Carell (a hoot), Liam Neeson (que?) and Aussie Nicole Kidman (she’ll do anything), the film promises heaps of hoots.

Take a glimpse AT THE TRAILER

In case you need reminding, the Ron Burgundy Legend began in 2004, In 1970s San Diego: the local tv station newsroom is male dominated, with Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) as the leader, the king, the anchorman. With the arrival of feminism, the station hires Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) who is a better journalist than any of the men, and ambitious to boot. A war of the sexes erupts, as the dismal males try to out-swagger the woman who won’t settle for fashion show stories and who won’t back down.

Ah, Ron, what storm will you unleash now?

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Published November 6, 2013

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