Anchorman Ron Burgundy is SO Wrong About Sea Otters!

Do you remember Ron Burgundy, the star of Anchorman and the new Anchorman 2 film coming out in December?

In a recent appearance on The Conan O’Brien Show he said that sea otters are “the dumbest animal on Planet Earth.”

He’s so, so wrong – and we think, on reflection, he’ll conclude that, “I immediately regret this decision.”

Won’t you help restore the sea otters’ good name?

Sea otters can’t speak for themselves. (Though you can read their “Open Letter to Anchorman Ron Burgundy” below.)

But you can speak up for them!

Here’s how:

On Facebook, post a comment on Will Ferrell’s page.Tell Conan O’Brien he was wrong to let Ron Burgundy be mean to sea otters on his show.Tell Paramount Pictures, too.

Go on Twitter and tweet a challenge to @Will___Ferrell, to Conan O’Brien and to Paramount Pictures: “Anchorman Ron Burgundy is wrong about sea otters! He can visit them at @MontereyAq &  learn what they’re REALLY like.”

Here’s what our sea otters have to say

Dear Anchorman Ron Burgundy,

We just learned that you’ve been saying mean things about sea otters.

This week on  The Conan O’Brien Show you told the ENTIRE COUNTRY that we’re “the dumbest animal on Planet Earth.” “Boring as hell,” you said. On the bottom rung on your Hierarchy of Animal Positionology.

Here’s what we say:

Boo to you, Ron Burgundy! We stick out our tongues at you!

But — we are generous creatures, and we’re willing to keep an open mind. We don’t believe you’re a hopeless case. (You might — possibly — rank higher than the hermit crab on your own Positionology chart. Maybe.)

We invite you to pay us a visit at the Monterey Bay Aquarium — the center for sea otter conservation and inspiration. Meet us in person, mano a pata. We’re confident you’ll see the error of your ways, and realize how wrongheaded you’ve been about a species that might oh, we don’t know….maybe HOLD THE KEY to saving Planet Earth from the perils of climate change

At the very least, we’ll crack open a crab or two for you to snack on.

Signed,

Abby, Gidget, Ivy, Kit, Rosa & the rest of the sea otters at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Photos: Anchorman poster courtesy Paramount Pictures. Sea otter © Bill Coggin

Notes

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    It is on, Ron Burgundy!
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    This is probably too hilarious to me.
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    An otter sticking out its tongue… #winning
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