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Video: Sportscaster Delivers Report as Ron Burgundy for Halloween

November 2, 2013 (4:20 am) GMT
Idaho newscaster Paul Gerke dresses as Will Ferrell's 'Anchorman' character complete with mustache and stays in character during his entire news segment.

In the spirit of Halloween, an Idaho newscaster dressed up as 's Ron Burgundy on Thursday, October 31. Donning a red suit and sporting fake thick mustache, sports director Paul Gerke of KIVI Channel 6 in Boise delivered his entire news segment in character.

Gerke opened the segment picking his teeth, explaining, "I had ribs for lunch, that's why I'm doing this." Later, he said, "Please tell me this is some kind of sick and tasteless joke," when reading the result of a basketball game.

The local sportscaster, who insisted he's not Ron Burgundy because he believed "that name is copyrighted," even did a report from a football field in costume. Also helping to report the weather forecast, he delivered funny quotes and quips during the eight-minute newscast, amusing his co-anchors.

The real version of Ron Burgundy, portrayed by Will Ferrell, will appear on TBS' talk show "" on Thursday, November 21. It marks his return to the TV show after making a surprise appearance in March 2012 to break the news that the long-awaited sequel to 2004's "" was finally greenlit.

"" itself is scheduled to open in U.S. theaters on December 20.



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