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When word first came out that there would be an "Anchorman 2" teaser trailer before showings of "The Dictator" last week, many folks were confused for a simple reason: The movie hasn't been filmed yet. Or written. Or ... anything. So how could they already have a trailer done?
Well, the first teaser has hit the internet and the answer is clear: Put Ron Burgundy and his friends in front of a camera and they will just make s**t up until you laugh.
Now that's a recipe for success.
Burgundy, of course, is noted improvisationalist Will Ferrell, so winging it is hardly anything new. And considering he's once again backed up by the all-star comedic line-up of Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and David Koechner — not to mention directed by Funny or Die co-founder Adam McKay — the fact that the spur-of-the-moment teaser delivers better than most trailers for completed movies is no surprise.
So here it is, the first look at "Anchorman: The Legend Continues." Just don't expect any of this to be in the actual film.