On MSNBC Thursday morning, host Chuck Todd joked that Russian President Vladimir Putin was the “Ron Burgundy” of world leaders – referring to the character played by Will Ferrel in the movie “Anchorman.”

Todd was referring to Putin’s multiple “strong man” photos – the latest of which was questioned for it’s veracity.

“Putin, he sort of reminds me, he’s sort of the Ron Burgundy of world leaders, right?” asked Todd. “Always sort of — because they always are faking it the way Burgundy does, you know faking the – one thousand – doing his curls and we find out later Putin is like staging half these things.”