If it's crap ... We'll tell you
A couple of weeks ago, the sharp-dressing, jazz-fluting master news anchor Ron Burgundy revealed on 'Late Night with Conan O'Brien' that we would in fact be getting a sequel to Adam McKay's 2004 comedy hit 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.' The internet was understandably abuzz with excitement, but what followup story would the sequel tell? What had become of our well-coiffed hero since last we saw him? The details of the new film have been largely under wraps since, well, the script is still being written by McKay and Will Ferrell. However, during a recent interview, McKay hinted at a couple of possible plot avenues for the sequel. Here's what he had to say...
"I don’t want to give away too much, but I’ll just give a couple pieces of ideas that we’ve kicked around. Keep in mind we’re still writing the story, but I’ll say one phrase for you: custody battle. I’ll give you that. I’ll give you one other one: bowling for dollars."
So...there you have it? I won't speculate too much on this paltry bit of detail, but one does wonder at the words "custody battle." Has Burgundy spawned by way of his lady, the foxy Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate)? Is it their child who is now the subject of the custody battle? Or perhaps is it the sweet, dimwitted Brick (Steve Carell) they're fighting over? Surely it's not Baxter! In any case, custody battles suggest quarrels between formerly close individuals so you can bet something has gone awry with the Channel 4 news team. As to bowling for dollars, I actually had to look that one up; a bit before my time. It appears to have been a 70s television creation that combined all the grandeur and elegance of a low-budget gameshow with the palpable excitement of watching other people bowl. How that will factor in, I have no idea, but it would be funny to see Ron lose his cool on live TV in the middle of a gameshow. While of course all of this could end up not making the final draft of the script, the 'Bowling for Dollars' thing got me thinking. What other 70s era oddities would you like to see alluded to or featured in the 'Anchorman' sequel?