Even Ron Burgundy is starting a podcast, but first picks Twitter fight with Don Lemon

Ron Burgundy is coming back with his own podcast—and the fictional character popularized by Will Ferrell is already in a Twitter feud with CNN’s Don Lemon. There are conflicting reports if Ferrell will be reprising his role as the iconic Anchorman character on the iHeartRadio Podcast Network. Episodes of The Ron Burgundy Podcast will be available starting in 2019.

The new podcast was announced on Twitter through the show’s account @BurgundyPodcast during a Twitter fight with Lemon. The Burgundy account started the feud by Tweeting about a hot dog contest.

The account then replied to a tweet from Lemon announcing the podcast.

The back and forth went on until Lemon bowed out asking Burgundy to stop contacting him causing fans of the 2004 comedy to say, “Boy, that escalated quickly.”

The podcast comes as a joint production between iHeart Radio and Funny Or Die and has already been given a two-season order. The 2004 comedy classic was given a sequel in 2013, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. Both films were written, directed, and produced by Adam McKay. While it is not clear if McKay is involved with the podcast, his legendary character lives on.

“To be honest, we don’t want to do this podcast and we just want to get this announcement over with as soon as possible,” Conal Byrne, president of the iHeartPodcast Network, joked. “Ron quite literally forced us into making this podcast with him, first calling us more than one hundred times in a single day and then proceeding to actually show up at our doorstep and physically force himself into our studios. We do hope the podcast is well-received, but in the meantime, we hope by agreeing to do the announcement he will stay away.”

Rosa Escandon

I am a stand up comic and writer living in Brooklyn, NY. When I'm not on stage, I am Comedy Editor for The Tusk, sit on the board of the Cinder Block Comedy Festival, and writing my next project. I am passionate about writing about feminism and comedy as well as how women, LBGTQ people, and minorities are changing the face of comedy and entertainment. You may have seen me on Buzzfeed Video, Seriously.TV, aplus, or maybe just on twitter.

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