Will Ferrell has revealed that the original plot of his 2004 comedy cult classic Anchorman followed an Alive-type plane crash scenario and involved killer orangutans. Ferrell’s breakthrough in the entertainment business, of course, came with his many memorable characters during his tenure on NBC’s Saturday Night Live. A cast member from 1996-2002, Ferrell brought to life such original characters as the cowbell player from Blue Oyster Cult (in a skit where Christopher Walken famously demanded, “More cowbell!”), and Craig, the spunky Spartans cheerleader opposite the diminutive Arianna (Cheri Oteri); to creating indelible impressions of such real-life figures as President George W. Bush, President Bill Clinton-era Attorney General Janet Reno, and Inside the Actor’s Studio host James Lipton.

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