ALL BALL TALK SHOW — I can not accurately estimate how many times I’ve seen the movie Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy. I saw it in the theater when it originally came out, and while I enjoyed it then, it’s been in re-watching the movie dozens of times since that I have come to truly appreciate it. The plot is ridiculous, of course, but the plot is just there to provide a loose structure for the even more ridiculous characters to goof around. The original movie was so packed full of quotable lines (“I’m kind of a big deal”), non-sequiturs (“Great Odin’s Raven!”) and bizarre character names (Dr. Chim Richalds) that over time, it basically worked its way into popular culture for keeps.
So when I got invited to check out an advance screening of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, I couldn’t say no. I was worried it wouldn’t live up to the first one, but two minutes in it was evident that the second was picking up where the first left off. I loved the sequel, and had even more fun the next day when I had the chance to sit down with the stars of the film — Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell, David Koechner, Meagan Good, James Marsden and, yep, Baxter the dog — to chat about Anchorman 2, as well as to talk a little basketball.
VIDEO: Lang Interviews Anchorman 2 Cast