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Burgundy is back: Scenes from the anchorman’s publicity blitz

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According to Ad Age, sales of the Dodge Durango were up 59 percent in October thanks to Burgundy’s mug.

1. Ron Burgundy interviews Peyton Manning. We learned so much from this Q&A. For instance, who knew the mustachioed guy from Barney Miller was a quarterback? Or that Peyton has a 285-pound sister named Gloria?

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2. Ron Burgundy re-creates classic sportscasting calls with Dan Patrick. Who can forget the Gibson home run off Eckersley? Or 1980’s Miracle on Ice? Apparently, Ron has forgotten all of them, much to the feigned outrage of Patrick.

3. “Staring Contest” Dodge Durango commercial. Will Ferrell goes a bit out of character, briefly channeling his Robert Goulet character from Saturday Night Live. In other words, the best of both worlds!

4. CNN promo. Anderson Cooper, Wolf Blitzer and Chris Cuomo spend three minutes saluting—and simultaneously trashing—Ron, who apparently caused as much news as he reported—including telling Mike Tyson to use his teeth in his next fight.

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