Best 'Anchorman' Impersonation

Paul Gerke does sportscast as Ron Burgundy

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Dressing up for Halloween at the workplace can be a cringe-worthy ordeal but not if you work at KIVI Channel 6. For the Oct. 31, 2013, newscast, Channel 6 Sports Director Paul Gerke went on air as Ron Burgundy, eponymous anchorman of the Will Ferrell comedy films Anchorman and Anchorman 2. Gerke donned a faux mustache, red sports jacket and pulled off an impressive Ferrell/Burgundy impression. What's better, he managed to stay in character for more than five minutes--flawlessly delivering the sports report and sticking with the schtick through a news promo, taking over the weather from colleague Scott Dorval (see Best Local Weatherperson) and, last but not least, signing off with a riff on Burgundy's signature line, "You stay classy, Boise." Video of the broadcast went viral, picked up by news sources from the Huffington Post to NPR, and landing Gerke a role from Paramount Pictures to help promote Anchorman 2, which was released in November 2013. You stay classy, Paul.

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