Best of Ron Burgundy’s hilarious stint calling Kings game

Watch as legendary anchorman Ron Burgundy joined the Los Angeles Kings telecast to lend his expertise.

The Los Angeles Kings had a broadcast legend in the booth Thursday night during their game against the San Jose Sharks.

He’s… Ron Burgundy?

Burgundy joined Fox Sports’ broadcast team during the first intermission and was gracious enough to stay for the second frame of the game and help with play-by-play duties. It was, as you may have guessed, kind of a big deal.

To mark the occasion, here are the best moments from Burgundy’s (short) career in NHL colour commentary:

When he helped welcome a special fan.

The Kings hosted a young fan named Aiden in partnership with the Make-A-Wish foundation. Aiden signed a contract with the club, led the team out for warmups, and got a photo-op with Burgundy.

When he talked up Kings forward Jeff Carter.

When he dropped some facts* about Sharks goalie Martin Jones.

*not all facts have been confirmed

When he gave his dog Baxter a nice little shoutout.

“He actually ate an entire ham last weekend,” Burgundy noted. (A change of pace from a whole wheel of cheese.)

He also talked about cats. (Ron Burgundy is a man of many interests.)

When he shared what his go-to goal call would be.

Unfortunately, Burgundy’s stint in the booth was over by the time Anze Kopitar actually did score in the third period:

(The real goal call was… disappointing.)

When the Kings’ mascot, Bailey, made up for an apparent hallway scare by bringing Burgundy a mid-game burrito.

He really loved the burrito.

When he got really into the Kings chant.

Don’t act like you’re not impressed.

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