On Dec. 4th for one day only, Emerson College in Boston will name its School of Communication after Ron Burgundy, San Diego’s most memorable fake reporter, in honor of Anchorman star Will Ferrell, who is expected to introduce a special screening of Anchorman 2 at the school, before it premieres in theaters on Dec. 20.
A tongue-in-cheek press release from the college quotes “Ron Burgundy” as saying, “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.” Interim Dean of the School of Communication Phillip Glenn said the haphazard broadcaster inspires everyone to live out life “in full color and matching polyester.”
We can only hope the “Ron Burgundy School of Communication” will stock its vending machines with scotch, the character’s favorite drink, for this momentous occasion.