Will Ferrell, left, as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2.
Will Ferrell, left, as Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2. Photo Credit: Gemma LaMana

Will Ferrell weighs in on Federal Election as Ron Burgundy

A WELL-RESPECTED and experienced new reader has finally broken his silence on the Federal Election.

Ron Burgundy, actor Will Ferrell's fictional '70s San Diego TV news man, has addressed the nation in a 30-second clip posted on YouTube.

Mr Burgundy called the political race "a battle of the titans" in which he laughed, cried and "became distracted by Tony Abbott's banana hammock".

He appears to have taken a look at the recent polling, tipping Labor to lose tomorrow and for us to forget "a Labor Party even existed".

Anchorman on Federal Election: Anchorman 2's Ron Burgundy weighs in on the Federal Election.
Anchorman on Federal Election: Anchorman 2's Ron Burgundy weighs in on the Federal Election.

The video is a plug for Ferrell's highly anticipated Anchorman sequel Anchorman: The Legend Continues.

Ferrell is no stranger to Australian politics, having interviewed former Prime Minister Julia Gillard as a guest on Ten's The Project.

He also filmed a humorous plug, as a Burgundy-like version of himself, for US President Barack Obama during his re-election campaign.

Will Ferrell for Barack Obama: Actor Will Ferrell encourages Americans to vote for Barack Obama.
Will Ferrell for Barack Obama: Actor Will Ferrell encourages Americans to vote for Barack Obama.