Now he's really kind of a big deal.
Emerson College is turning its school of communication into the Ron Burgundy School of Communication on Dec. 4 (for one day only) to honor the hilarious fake anchorman.
Will Ferrell, who will show up entirely in character, is set to speak to the students about Burgundy's career trajectory and journey to becoming one of the most recognizable names in television anchorman history. Because there are lots to choose from, you know…
The exciting visit will also include a news conference, formal renaming ceremony and a screening of the upcoming flick Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Emerson president Lee Pelton explained that Burgundy is the perfect idol for current students adding that he "understands the power of media, as well as hairspray, firsthand."
Burgundy released the follow statement in the wake of the news, saying, "I can't wait to inspire students with my story of how I got to the top…the very top. I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It's a lot of work, especially if you don't have good hair."
It sounds like the always humble Burgundy is letting the high honor get the very best of his modesty.
And for all the fans out there, you don't have much longer to wait!
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues will be released in theaters on Dec. 20.