Comedy sequels are usually never as good as their originals. Anchorman 2 was another case of bigger and louder, but not necessarily funnier. However, if you don’t know, Anchorman did have a sort of unofficial sequel before the recent Anchorman 2 release. It was called Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004, IMDB, Wiki). Compiled of dropped sub-plots and alternate takes from the first movie, it was released on DVD in a special pack and I think it’s a little better than the actual official sequel. It had the low-budget charm and the quotable jokes that made the first film a success. Here are three of my favorite scenes from Wake Up, Ron Burgundy.
Ron and the gang are lost in the woods
Champ’s long confession to Ron
Brick eating one of those falafel hot dog