Emerson College in the heart of Boston, Mass. will be staying extremely classy on Wednesday, Dec. 4.
On that glorious day, the quirky and offbeat school that specializes exclusively in communications and the performing arts will rechristen its communications school the “Ron Burgundy School of Communications” to celebrate the legendary, sadly fictional newsman.
It’s a one-day happening. Will Ferrell will spend the day on campus as Ron himself, promoting his new flick “Anchorman 2,” reports Boston Magazine.
There will be a press conference and several other events—at which Ferrell will say absurd, hopefully hilarious things. There will also be an evening screening of the movie. The full title is Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
The film takes place in the 1980s. The KVWN Channel 4 Action News TV hero finds his way to New York City and the 24-hours news business. He still has his crew of news lackeys. He still has his dog.
“I had to pinch myself really hard when I learned that Emerson College was naming its School of Communication for me,” Ferrell Burgundy said in a press release, according to Rolling Stone. “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.”
For the record, Emerson has famously produced a number of illustrious showbiz alums including Jay Leno, Henry Winkler, Denis Leary, Steven Wright and Norman Lear. However, none is more awesome than the man who will soon set foot on campus.
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