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Who is Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell's character) based on? See Detail.

Asked by flo (12904points) August 9th, 2019

Is it supposed to be based on /is he supposed to sound like a well known but no longer with us comedian?
I’m looking for the “New York in the House?” bit.

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mazingerz88's avatar

I’m guessing not one person in particular but Burgundy seems to be a parody, an amalgamation of some male newscasters who for whatever reason were perceived to be mysoginistic and self-absorbed sexists.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Yes. It’s the character running rampant in his movies. Ferrell performed a standup routine as Burgundy on Colbert last night and I thought it fell grindingly flat. I actually felt sorry for him til I remembered he’s gotta be richer than Croesus.

flo's avatar

Does the “New York in the House” bit sound George Carlin?

flo's avatar

…I mean the voice, and the cadence, I don’t mean George Carlin is “mysoginistic and self-absorbed sexist”

SEKA's avatar says “The film is a tongue-in-cheek take on the culture of the 1970s, particularly the new Action News format.” He’s not based on one particular person but making fun of many particular people.

flo's avatar

@SEKA Ok. Thanks. Please post it if you find the New York in the House bit.

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