Stay classy, Bismarck! Will Ferrell anchors local North Dakota newscast as Ron Burgundy

Dylan Stableford

You stay classy, Bismarck.

Actor Will Ferrell surprised viewers in North Dakota on Saturday, co-anchoring KXMB-TV's newscast as Ron Burgundy, his mustached character from 2004's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," to promote "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," in theaters later this month.

Ferrell joined KXMB anchor Amber Schatz following the Auburn-Alabama football game for the entire, 30-minute broadcast, including local hockey highlights.

"I've never seen fighting in a hockey match before," he joked. "That was fascinating."

And when it came time for his famous "stay classy" catch-phrase, Ferrell's Burgundy botched the send-off.

"What?" he asked. "Am I supposed to read that?"

Ferrell's appearance as Burgundy on KXMB came a day before he was scheduled to co-anchor TSN's curling coverage in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

He's also slated to co-host ESPN's "SportsCenter" as Burgundy later this week.