It takes a rare talent to make an offhand line like “By the bedpan of Gene Rayburn” laugh out loud funny. You have to be exceptionally gifted and your target has to be clued into the cult involved, part of that rare pact between artist and audience where anything goes and usually does. Often. Such is the case of Will Ferrell, his crazed ‘70s era news reader, Ron Burgundy, and the pair of films made under the Anchorman brand. When you hear the idea - a spoof of the salon quality hair and facial fur of the Me Decades concept of local news reporting - you can see the infamous manchild and his Dry Look mutton chop designs right away. Now add in a cast of characters completely synchronized with this past-dated kitsch and you’ve got as slam dunk just waiting for someone like director Adam McKay to pass it the ball.