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Best 'Anchorman' Impersonation 

Paul Gerke does sportscast as Ron Burgundy

Staff Pick

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.

(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)


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