First of all, please disregard the text in the tweet. “The ‘Anchorman’ news team watches the @Cubs win the World Series.” If you’re like me, you thought the Funny Or Die people got the cast of Anchorman together to make some fresh jokes about Game 7 of the World Series. That’s not what’s in that video. It’s clips from a 12-year-old movie spliced into highlights from a weeks-old game.
It should also be noted that some of the clips in the video appear to be from Anchorman 2, a movie you could not pay me to see. I don’t recognize a couple of Champ’s “whammys” so I assume it’s from the sequel nobody wanted.
This makes no sense. Anchorman is set in San Diego, so why the hell is Ron so heavily invested in the outcome of a Cleveland-Chicago World Series? Why not grab clips from a Chicago-based movie, like The Fugitive or Ferris Bueller’s Day Off? You could have a clip where Joe Buck rambles for 45 seconds then cut to Tommy Lee Jones saying, “I don’t care.” After the final out, you can cut to Matthew Broderick leading the downtown parade.
Can’t you cut Anchorman clips into anything? Literally anything? “Donald Trump has won Florida.” [cut to Ron screaming NOOOOOOOO on the bridge in San Diego]. “Girls has been renewed for another season.” [cut to Ron Burgundy screaming NOOOOOOOO on the bridge in San Diego]. “Seth MacFarlane announces third Ted movie.” [cut to Ron Burgundy screaming NOOOOOOOO on the bridge in San Diego].
Thanks for the content, Funny or Die.