Why did Will Ferrell show up as Ron Burgundy on six late shows last night? To tell some stand-up, do a bit of ventriloquism ... and promote the new season of his podcast on iHeart Radio.
The "world-renowned journalist" was live (or pre-taped) coast to coast on "Conan," "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," "The Late Late Show With James Corden, "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," "Late Night with Seth Meyers," and "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
On "The Late Late Show," Burgundy met a cougar, an alligator and a skunk, since he is, naturally, the official Animal Ambassador of the San Diego Zoo.
On "The Tonight Show," he told Fallon his favorite animal was, of course, the meerkat. And his favorite article of clothing: "Brass knuckles." And about the time he got into a knife fight with Kylie Minogue.
His ventriloquist act with a foul-mouthed dummy named J.J. Hipster on "Late Night" devolved into a one-sided fist fight after J.J. called him a "no-talent hack."
Every segment was different, but Ferrell wore the same groovy turtleneck and leisure suit throughout. And repeated the phrase, "Well, it must have gone well, you invited me over to the couch."
This is the first time a guest has been on every network late-night show. Alert the Guinness Book of World Records?
Ferrell didn't make it to "Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen," "The Daily Show, "Desus & Mero," or "Lights Out with David Spade." And since John Oliver's and Samantha Bee's shows are weekly, well, Ron Burgundy is too classy for that.
Hotshot television anchorman Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) welcomes upstart reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) into the male-dominated world of 1970s broadcast news -- that is, until the talented female journalist begins to outshine Burgundy on air. Soon he grows jealous, begins a bitter feud with Veronica and eventually makes a vulgar slip on live TV that ruins his career. However, when an outrageous story breaks at the San Diego Zoo, Ron may get a chance to redeem himself. Read More