By Julie D. Griffin
The sequel to Anchorman I. and Christina Applegate (Veronica Corningstone) and Will Ferrell (Ron Burgandy) a married couple who work as news anchors, the second comedy is actually surprisingly more funny than the last. The two may have together what it takes to cover the evening news, but the retiring anchor wants one person and one person alone. Mr. Burgandy is fired, after his wife gets the promo, as in promotion. Mr. Burgandy gets a job introducing the dolphin at Sea World and soon his wife who has left after the anchor team now split up, he soon begins to make other on-the-job narrations. "I haven't felt the loving embrace of a human being in over three months," complains the poor henpecked man. "Children and animals hate you, Ron Burgandy," and a little girl only adds to the sorrow and the defeat of the prior anchor. It seems cruel to beat him down further, and yet comedy always seems to consist of that which so absurd, as long as the laughter makes you laugh, it seems aproboe as you relate to that which perplexes you also. After Mr. Burgandy decides to hang himself, thank God you think after the rope breaks, and even though the dog fails to save him, at least he barked for help.
The worst journalist he has ever met brings him the best job he ever worked at a rival news station. The man he overcomes to put together a news team out of his group of friends who gone on to other work long since, seem a lot like the Village People band, and nothing compared to the business one of his buddies came up with. Deep fried bats and chicken of the cave notwithstanding, although not exactly what Batman and Robin had on the daily activity menu, worse business ideas had graced the analogues of society. Our hero soon finds a way to tune in and after he tuned out found the answer. The only sane news person of the show, his wife Veronica has to work harder to promote her new show once her husband and his group and the news team at the other station put an act together. Even the wealthy oil harem keeper of the sheiks wants to hear what news cast her husband on his show for the night as opposed to give her the historical interview of the nations. "The biggest bunch of nerds." So some competition arises. "Aren't you the guy who lost his job to his wife. Shouldn't you be doing her make-up?"