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You may be watching the video of Idaho news sports director Paul Gerke out of a glass case of emotion, but the emotion is tickling your funny bone. (Source: Donovan Moore/YouTube) You may be watching the video of Idaho news sports director Paul Gerke out of a glass case of emotion, but the emotion is tickling your funny bone. (Source: Donovan Moore/YouTube)

(RNN) – Hey everyone, come and see how one local sports anchor won Halloween by taking a fake news legend, turning it into viral video gold.

Don't act like you're not impressed by Boise, ID, news affiliate KIVI and KNIN's sports director Paul Gerke as legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy. Gerke portrayed the fictitious newsman on the station's primetime broadcasts for Halloween on Thursday night.

In his local news portrayal of the stylish, sophisticated, jazz flute playing news legend, Gerke dropped a few quotes from 2004's Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and the internet is not even mad, he was amazing as the Will Ferrell character.

No, this is not some kind of sick and tasteless joke - the portrayal has gone viral on YouTube, and the later broadcast is better than the first, and features Gerke making Boise State Broncos head football coach Chris Petersen chuckle as he watched an Idaho high school football game.

Gerke also brilliantly drops a few Dodge Durango mentions, as Ferrell/Burgundy has been a pitchman for the 2014 model leading up to the highly anticipated sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, in theaters Dec. 20.

The sports anchorman has become kind of a big deal in the last 48 hours. The two videos have been as filling as a delicious burrito, being featured first on the popular sports website Deadspin and others, and has made a few ladies profess their love for him on Twitter. No word if the ladies played Afternoon Delight while doing so.

His viral video fame escalated quickly Friday - Gerke's portrayal even earned him a Twitter mention by real life news legend and daytime talk show host Katie Couric.

If Gerke ever wants to take his act on the road and audition for ESPN's Sportscenter, he would probably fair better than the person he emulated.

Gerke was back to work covering the news sports as himself Friday. His coworkers applauded his portrayal and celebrated his 15 minutes of fame. They should give him a glass of scotch. Scotchy, scotch-scotch.

You stay classy, planet Earth.

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