'SNL': 'Anchorman 2' Cast Sings With One Direction (Video)

Monday, 09 Dec 2013 02:12 PM

By Alexandra Ward

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The cast of "Anchorman 2" dropped by "SNL" over the weekend to offer fellow news team member and host Paul Rudd some support and to face off against boy band One Direction in a sing-off.

During his opening monologue, three-time "Saturday Night Live " host Rudd explained that his last two hosting gigs were disappointing because musical guests like Beyonce and Paul McCartney stole the spotlight. As he spoke, the British quintet One Direction came on stage and, once again, overshadowed him.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

"You've got your boy band, well I've brought my man band," Rudd snapped as "Anchorman 2" stars Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, and David Koechner took the stage.

After some trash talking ("Why don't you beat it, Menudo," Ferrell said to the One Direction boys), the two "bands" made peace and then performed a rendition of "Afternoon Delight."

The "Anchorman" cast popped up periodically throughout the episode, most notably in the requisite "Bill Brasky" scene. The sketch, which Ferrell and "Anchorman" director Adam McKay created during their time as series regulars, features a group of drunk men at a bar reminiscing about the legendary Bill Brasky, a mutual acquaintance.

"He was the best man at my wedding. By best man I mean he got drunk, took a dump on the wedding cake, and made love to my wife on a water fountain," Ferrell said during the skit.

Other highlights from Saturday night's episode included appearances by Kristen Wiig and Fred Armisen in a "Sound of Music" parody and one bit where Rudd played a One Direction fan boy.

Over the last few weeks, Ferrell has been on a media tour to promote the upcoming sequel to the original 2004 "Anchorman" comedy. His character, Ron Burgundy, has co-anchored a local North Dakota news broadcast, co-hosted the Canadian curling trials, guest starred in a series of Dodge Durango commercials, inspired a new Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavor, and sparked an "Anchorman" exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

"Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" hits theaters Dec. 18.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Send me more news as it happens.
Get me on The Wire
Send me more news as it happens.
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Cambodia HIV Outbreak: 100-Plus People Diagnosed; Investigation Sought

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:50 PM

More than 100 HIV infections in a single Cambodian village have spurred the country's prime minister to ask for an inves . . .

Slender Man Case: Two Girls Competent to Stand Trial in Stabbing

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 18:26 PM

Two girls who allegedly stabbed a 12-year-old friend over the online game Slender Man are competent to stand trial for a . . .

Kate Upton Sexiest Woman Alive; Model Apologizes to Teen Brother

Friday, 19 Dec 2014 17:52 PM

Model Kate Upton was selected as People magazine's first Sexiest Woman Alive, a month after Chris Hemsworth received the . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved