The summer of 2004 was a banner year for those obnoxious individuals who insist on quoting movies around the workplace. For some, this was a blessing. After five years of hearing people quote “Office Space” over and over (“Peter. What’s happening?”/“Things go well I might be showing her my ‘O’ face”/“PC load letter? What the fuck does that mean?”), two movies emerged out of the blue to provide quote-whores with all new fodder: “Napoleon Dynamite” (“Don’t be jealous that I’ve been chatting online with babes all day”) and “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”
Well, say what you will about either of these comedies. You have to admit they were huge among their intended demographics, especially after hitting DVD. “Napoleon Dynamite” tried to replicate its success with an idiotic cartoon on Fox that lasted all of five minutes on the air. “Anchorman” decided to go with a sequel.
Now, I know it’s been almost a decade since Ron Burgundy first told San Francisco to go fuck itself. But I’m sure there’s still milk inside the “Anchorman” teat for fans to slurp up. The first teaser — which, let’s face it, looked as if the four stars showed up one day and filmed their parts on the fly — was more annoying than amusing. The new one, seen above, seems to show Burgundy and the Action 4 news team struggling to cope with the ’80s, as well as plenty of Will-Ferrell-doing-Will-Ferrell-style humor that is sooooo far past its freshness date.
“Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” opens December 20. I’m sure it’s going to be kind of a big deal.
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