Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Anchorman has a Fan(atic)

(Ron Burgandy (Will Farrell) and co-host Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate))

Ron Burgundy: I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal.
Veronica Corningstone: Really.
Ron Burgundy: People know me.
Veronica Corningstone: Well, I'm very happy for you.

From the movie Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy

While eating dinner last night, Mr. News Readin' shared that someone had emailed him requesting an autographed picture. Well excuuuuse me, Big Time.

He said that this overzealous fan was a gentleman...who lives in Pennsylvania. (Mr. News Readin's station reaches three different states - none of them are Pennsylvania.)

Ruh-roh. Sounds like those newsroom updates - broadcast on the web are reaching a wider audience than we thought.

He brought this matter to the attention of his news director, who got a got hearty laugh from the whole thing. I was amused as well, especially thinking that this fan thinks Mr. News Readin' actually has a head shot. Come on! That's just too rich...

Mr. News Readin's biggest concern, "Why would I want to pay the postage to send this guy a picture of me?"

Riiigght. That's exactly what you should be concerned with...not the fact that a man who lives hundreds of miles away and cannot watch you on the actual television wants a signed 8" x 10" glossy of your money maker. (That's news biz talk for face.)

The conclusion: if he emails again ask him if he prefers one with or without a shirt. Then tell him we'll send it out ASAP - postage due of course.

More at 11.


Legallyblondemel said...

Isn't garnering your first weird fan a sign that you've made it in TV? I say congratulations to Mr. News Readin for his fame, and to you for picking a spouse whose good looks apparently transcend state lines and TV broadcasts!

Hilary said...

He should send it. A fan is a fan. Maybe this guy is Matt Lauer's brother?

The Lawyer's Wife said...

Loved your comment on my post!!! It is notsomuch that I know when the shift changes as feeling completely relieved to find out that the first scrunchie wearing gay man who sold me the first one has been replaced by a more attractive gay man!

Hee hee!!!

Sounds like Mr. NR has a scary! He is definitely famous!!

GrannySmithGreen said...

That is so funny--and kind of odd too! At least he didn't want an interview!

Happy Homemaker said...

You are hilarious!!!