These followers suppose Netflix collection ‘Useless To Me’ incorporates a nod to ‘Anchorman’
The darkish comedy premiered on the streaming service earlier this month
Followers of the brand new Netflix collection Useless To Me suppose the present incorporates a delicate nod to Anchorman.
The present stars Christina Applegate because the just lately widowed Jen Harding, who’s trying to find the person who killed her husband in a hit-and-run incident.
In episode eight, her hunt takes her to the home of Andrew Peters (Rick Holmes), the proprietor of a 1966 Mustang just like the one which killed her companion. Whereas at Peters’ home, Harding feedback on the wood artwork on show. “Made that myself,” he replies. “It’s mahogany.”
Viewers have famous that the character has multiple similarity with Anchorman’s Ron Burgundy – Peters has a moustache, is seen ingesting scotch in the midst of the day, owns a Mustang, and mentions mahogany. “Contemplating Applegate performed reverse Will Ferrell in Ron Burgundy, I feel it’s barely greater than coincidental,” wrote one fan on Reddit.
“thanks for the hopefully intentional ‘mahogany’ anchorman nod in #DeadToMe, @1capplegate,” wrote one other on Twitter.
Ferrell and Adam McKay, who each labored on Anchorman alongside Applegate, additionally have been concerned in Useless To Me as govt producers. Whereas the celebrities haven’t confirmed the similarities between Peters and Burgundy have been intentional, the official Netflix US Twitter account posted screenshots of the present and the 2004 film alongside one another.
“Anchorman writers Will Ferrell & Adam McKay are producers on Useless To Me and I actually recognize their dedication to tales the place braggadocios males with mustaches inform Christina Applegate about mahogany,” the captioned the publish.
Earlier this 12 months, Burgundy returned in his personal podcast, known as The Ron Burgundy Podcast. In a trailer, the character was seen asking somebody dressed as a hen a collection of “laborious questions” that ranged from local weather change to Lars von Trier.