Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I’ve just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you’re doing, and listen.
It’s kind of a big deal that Emerson College is changing the name of its school of communication. The college in Boston will rename the school — for one day only — the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on Dec. 4 to honor the fictitious television anchorman.
College President Lee Pelton says Burgundy “understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, firsthand.”
Burgundy, known for telling people he’s “kind of a big deal,” says he hopes to let students know how hard it is to make it to the top, in his words, “especially if you don’t have good hair.”
One can only assume that, for a day, the halls of Emerson will be adorned with many leather-bound books, and its halls left smelling like rich mahogany. You can also bank on no Spanish being taught in this particular college building, presuming that bear-loving degenerate Baxter isn’t on the premises.
The fact that Burgundy Nation is still going strong in 2013 has left me in a glass case of emotion. Has it really been nine years since Anchorman became the most quoted movie in the history of high school? Man, that makes me feel older than a fine glass of scotch (scotchy scotch scotch). Not a lunch period went by where we weren’t riding every single joke to Pleasuretown.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues premieres Christmas Day.