With an "Anchorman" sequel on the way, star Will Ferrell is not making the talk-show rounds. But Ron Burgundy is, and on "Conan" Wednesday night, Ferrell's alter ego had lots to say, talking about his super-duper-true book and offering up a song for Toronto's embattled mayor, Rob Ford.
"My dear, dear, dear friend Mayor Rob Ford of Toronto is running for re-election," Burgundy/Ferrell told host Conan O'Brien. "I hold him in the highest regard. He is the best. Outstanding individual."
Ford was recently stripped of many of his powers of office after being caught smoking crack, buying drugs and driving drunk.
Burgundy then delighted everyone by saying he'd been asked to sing Ford's re-election campaign theme song, Loverboy's "Working for the Weekend." He even managed to work in a flute solo. (But no cowbell, alas.)
He also was there to push his new book, "Ron Burgundy: Let Me Off at the Top, My Classy Life & Other Musings," which he helpfully provided a testimonial for — the front cover features his quote, "I Wrote a Hell of a Book!"
"You know that's what the critics were eventually going to say, and I just beat them to the punch," he told O'Brien. "It's 130 percent true."
Well, that escalated quickly. Check out the clips for more Burgundy gems!
"Anchorman 2" opens in theaters on Friday, Dec. 20.
First published November 21 2013, 6:22 AM