Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy has netted himself two 12-episode seasons of a new show, The Ron Burgundy Podcast. Don’t act like you’re not impressed.
Launching in early 2019, the podcast will be co-produced by Funny Or Die and iHeartRadio. It’s unclear what the podcast will be about, other than Ron Burgundy himself. Ron Burgundy doesn’t seem to know either:
“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,” said Burgundy. “I am also broke. Therefore, I am very excited to do this podcast. It is literally saving my life.”
A trailer will follow in “the coming months”, but there’s some sense of the tone of the show in its press release:
“To be honest, we don’t want to do this podcast and we just want to get this announcement over with as soon as possible,” said Conal Byrne, President of the iHeartPodcast Network. “Ron quite literally forced us into making this podcast with him, first calling us more than one hundred times in a single day and then proceeding to actually show up at our doorstep and physically force himself into our studios. We do hope the podcast is well-received, but in the meantime, we hope by agreeing to do the announcement he will stay away.”
Burgundy replies: “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.”
If you’re unaware of Ron Burgundy’s body of work, check out our review of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, which we called “an achingly funny, overlong comedy that takes the anarchic flavour of the first film and amplifies it.”
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and no matter how much cynicism he musters, he just can’t stop himself being excited about this. Follow him on Twitter.