Ron Burgundy was on hand in Amsterdam on Sunday (November 10) night to make sure that the city stayed classy during the 2013 EMA.
Throughout the evening, Will Ferrell, as his mustachioed newsman alter ego Ron Burgundy, explored the capital of the Netherlands, or, as he called it, “the city of culture, miller of winds, cobbler of clogs,” ducking into the city’s infamous Red Light District (which he renamed the Burgundy District, naturally), floating a mini yacht down a canal and sampling one of the city’s herbal baked goods at a coffee shop.
From riding a tandem bicycle with the be-helmeted members of Daft Punk (because of course he did, asking the duo, “Are you here for the show? Are you from outer space?”) to shaking his goodies in the glass windowed brothels (like one of their “living mannequins,” as he called them) Burgundy managed to paint the town, well, Burgundy.
The “Anchorman” anchorman even popped up on the EMA stage, where he presented the award for Best Video to Miley Cyrus for “Wrecking Ball,” told Best Female winner Katy Perry what he’d do to her if he “were just 10 years younger” (“Oh my God, that is so disgusting,” the “Unconditionally” singer replied) and chatted with Eminem after the rapper accepted the Global Icon award.
The two exchanged Brick-style witticisms onstage.
“I love award. I love award,” Eminem said of the statue he had just accepted.
“I love lamp,” the newsman replied, in a callback to the memorable line from 2004’s “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” which will get a sequel later this year.
Check out clips from Ron’s adventures in Amsterdam above, and be sure to stay classy, EMA viewers.
“Anchorman: The Legend Continues” stars Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd and Steve Carell, and is directed by Adam McKay. The movie will hit theaters December 20.