‘Anchorman 2’ Serves Up Trailer(s) … and Some Yummy Ron Burgundy Ice Cream
The cast of "Anchorman 2" on set in New York City. (Photo credit: Paramount)
With less than two months until opening day, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" had been suspiciously devoid of a first full trailer.
A few hilarious teasers whetted our palettes, sure, but where was the entrée?
Then this morning, this most glorious morning ever, Ron Burgundy fans get treated to not one but two hilarious theatrical trailers (both domestic and international) for the highly anticipated sequel. And speaking of treats: Ice cream wizards Ben & Jerry have also just unveiled a new flavor dedicated to Will Ferrell's beloved newsman: "Scotchy Scotch Scotch," a butterscotch-flavored concoction that takes its inspiration from the anchor's libation of choice.
Are you in a glass case of emotion yet?
The domestic trailer opens up with a bang — or rather a crash — as Burgundy and his fellow Channel 4 cohorts (Paul Rudd's Brian Fantana, David Koechner's Champ Kind, and Steve Carell's Brick Tamland) make their way to New York for a new gig with the just-launched 24-hour news station, GNN.
There's an accident – bowling balls and scorpions are involved ("It's a crazy story") — and the wreckage is all captured in spellbinding slow motion.
Other highlights from our first full look at the comedy: The very alive-and-well Brick throws himself a funeral; intros to Burgundy's new rivals (Megan Good and James Marsden); some not-so-well-timed sneezing; and a quick glance at what appears to be a choreographed dance scene.
The international trailer might even be better, though.
That's if in-studio crack smoking and a first look at Brian Fantana's World Famous Jimmy Cabinet are your idea of a good time, and if you're an "Anchorman" fan, we're sure they are. We discover there's also a deep fryer in use on that doomed Winnebago.
And oh yeah, did we mention there's a cameo from Harrison Ford?