VIDEO: Will Ferrell interviews Peyton Manning as 'Anchorman' Ron Burgundy on SportsCenter
9:33 AM, Dec 5, 2013
9:39 AM, Dec 5, 2013
BRISTOL, Conn. - Comedian Will Ferrell's news anchor persona Ron Burgundy interviewed Denver Broncos Quarterback Peyton Manning for an upcoming segment on ESPN's SportsCenter.
ESPN published a 1:18 preview of the interview on YouTube.
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It begins, in typical Burgundy fashion, with a question about facial hair.
"You are one of the great quarterbacks playing the game today. You've had a lot of success, and yet you've done it all without a mustache. You're running around out there and - I'll be honest with you - you look like a succulent baby lamb," Ferrell says.
Manning takes a moment to think of a response.
"I guess, to tell you the truth, I never had much of a desire to grow any facial hair," the quarterback eventually says. "I think I've managed to play quarterback okay without a mustache."
The preview of the Dec. 5 interview is Ferrell's second on-air appearance in character as Anchorman 2 is scheduled to open on Dec. 18. Over the weekend, he appeared as Burgundy on KXMB news in Bismarck, N.D. and co-anchored a newscast.