Ron Burgundy strikes again. On December 4, 2013, Emerson College will temporarily christen its School of Communication the “Ron Burgundy School of Communication,” in honor of the world’s greatest fictitious anchorman. Burgundy (Will Ferrell) will visit the school, share how he became a journalism great, hold a press-conference (presumably in character), and host a screening of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Phillip Glenn, the Interim Dean of the School of Communication stated, “Naming our school in his honor—for one entire day—compels us to honor the Ron Burgundy that’s inside all of us… to live out our dreams, in full color and matching polyester.”
In a statement released by Emerson College, Burgundy says “I had to pinch myself really hard when I learned that Emerson College was naming its School of Communication for me. It’s kind of a big deal. I can’t wait to inspire students with my story of how I got to the top… the very top. I’m not going to sugarcoat it. It’s a lot of work, especially if you don’t have good hair.”
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues hits theaters December 20, 2013.