WATCH: ‘Classy’ Idaho Sportscaster Nails Ron Burgundy Impression?
Ron Burgundy had a voice as smooth as a junkie's Adam's apple and a mustache that made Tom Selleck look like Paul Blart. It's been almost a decade since a Boise newscaster did his entire sports segment as the iconic, womanizing face of KVWN Channel 4 in San Diego...or San-Dee-Ahhhh-Go.
For those that still live in the VHS days and perhaps haven't seen a comedy since The Jerk was released, Ron Burgundy is a news-reporting, jazz flute-playing character portrayed by comedian Will Ferrell in the Anchorman franchise. Burgundy had a habit of being aroused while in the office as well, but everyone but Veronica Corningstone thought it was cool.
One of the greatest YouTube posts in the past decade was shared in 2014 by Boise, Idaho, news station KIVI. A staffer who went by the name "Paul Gerke" (not sure if it's real) dressed in the red suit and fake stash and delivered a spot-on impression.
Gerke managed to deliver the segment in a very humorous way, and also managed to "stay classy." Three lines he prepared for the sportscast were particularly funny to me:
"I have an urgent and horrifying news story."
"Ribs. I had ribs for dinner."
"Tough. Just like the new Dodge Durango."
Gerke was delivering some Boise State basketball scores and highlights during the nearly six-minute live report and wasn't at all thrilled at the fact the team wasn't getting its proper recognition. It was an outstanding sportscast and apparently was also a Halloween prank.
Well done Gerke!