It’s finally here, kids: the long-awaited trailer for Anchorman: The Legend Continues.   After years of waiting (nine years, to be exact, since Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgandy was first released in the halcyon days of 2004), you can finally see what became of  Ron Burgandy (Will Ferrell), Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fontana (Paul Rudd), and Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate).

And if you want us to spoil it for you, we will: the 1980s is what happened to them.  Though the first trailer is a scant minute and a half of more jokes that plot, it looks like the legendary San Diego news team has been split up by circumstance.  However, they reunite to face their biggest challenge yet: the 24 hour news cycle that began in the 1980s.

Most the of the trailer is what you’d expect: Brick Tamland is still creepy and vacuous, Ron Burgandy still shoves both feet into his mouth, and Paul Rudd is still bizarrely ageless.  Check it out:

Directed Adam McKay, Anchorman: The Legend Continues is set for a December 20, 2013 released date.   Think you can wait that much longer?

What do you think of the new trailer?