Anchorman's Ron Burgundy Tries Heavy Metal, Hatebreed on for Size
Whenever my brothers and I are together, it's pretty difficult for anyone to understand our conversation unless they have a strong knowledge of Dumb & Dumber, Ace Ventura, or Anchorman quotes. And when I heard there was going to be an Anchorman: The Legend Continues film, I had my hopes set high.
And when heavy metal is combined with either movies or sports, it's always a win. So when I heard that Anchorman's "Ron Burgundy" (a.k.a. Will Ferrell) made an appearance on The Dan Patrick Show, a sports talk radio show with a host that has a solid appreciation for heavy metal, I was pretty stoked.
Of course, lately Ron Burgundy-slash-Will Ferrell has been popping up just about everywhere--from car commercials to interviewing Peyton Manning on ESPN. I was starting to feel a little disgusted at the prospect that Anchorman was selling out.
When infamous San Diego newsman Burgundy made a visit to the radio show, he had some comments about the intro to a segment called "The Stat of the Day," which features vocals shouted by Hatebreed's Jamey Jasta (that's also GWAR taking the reigns for "Wheel of Punishment.") Host Dan Patrick has always embraced metal on the show, whether it's because he himself loves it or else he recognizes that a lot of sports fans love it. In fact, Jasta himself came on the show this past January to discuss the making of the song.
But would you think that Ron Burgundy is a fan? He showed up and did three versions of Jasta's theme song.