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Most Hilarious Anchorman Quotes

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Arguably the most prolific work in terms of quote-worthiness since the Bible, Anchorman is one of those gems that you can’t fully appreciate until you’ve seen it at least three times. By that third time around it is done – every moment in life will suddenly warrant Ron Burgundy words of wisdom. Let’s take a closer look at some of Anchorman’s most memorable moments, in no particular order...


The Scotch

Ron Burgundy: I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly...

Ron enjoys a refreshment at the office.

Side note: Ben & Jerry's carries a flavor of ice cream entitled "Scotchy Scotch Scotch", containing butterscotch ice cream and butterscotch swirls, to commemorate this moment in film history.

The Trident


Brick Tamland: There were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident.

Ron Burgundy: Brick, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you're probably wanted for murder.

Sex Panther


Brian Fantana: They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time.

Ron Burgundy: That doesn't make sense.

Side note: Perhaps not surprisingly, Sex Panther has now been made into an actual cologne, available on Amazon. The product boasts a 4 1/2 star rating and is said to truly "sting the nostrils".



Ron Burgundy: It's so damn hot! Milk was a bad choice . . .

Side note: Ironically, milk may be a great refreshment during a hot day. According to, milk is full of electrolytes and is commonly used by long distance runners as a recovery drink.

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A Big Deal


Ron Burgundy: I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

Side note: According to New York Daily News, Will Ferrell has stated that Ron Burgundy is his favorite character he's ever played.

The Wheel of Cheese


Ron Burgundy: You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole... wheel of cheese? How'd you do that?

Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing.

Side note: The dog that plays Baxter is actually a Border Terrier named Peanut, who was rescued from an LA shelter by an animal trainer. The Los Angeles Daily News revealed these humble beginnings in their obituary for the pooch, who passed away in 2010.

The Lamp


Ron Burgundy: Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them?

Brick Tamland: I love lamp.


The Fight

Ron Burgundy: Now before we do this, let's go over the ground-rules. Rule number one: no touching of the hair or face...

Spanish News Anchor: Of course!

Ron Burgundy: And that's it. Now fight!


Spanish News Anchor: Policias!

Side note: The infamous fight scene was filmed in a random Los Angeles parking lot in 103-degree weather. In a Rolling Stone interview, cast members recalled sweating profusely and being handed weapons at random. Says Ben Stiller, "I remember wondering what the hell was going on! Not knowing anything about it, and being handed a whip."



Champ Kind: What in the hell's diversity?

Ron Burgundy: Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.

Ed Harken: Ron, I would be surprised if the affiliates were concerned about the lack of an old, old wooden ship, but nice try.


The Baby Maker

Ron Burgundy: I'm gonna punch you in the ovary, that's what I'm gonna do. A straight shot. Right to the babymaker.

Veronica Corningstone: Ooh, ow.



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© 2012 Allison


Beth Perry from Tennesee on March 30, 2012:

Oh, these were hilarious! LOL I voted for, "I killed a guy with a trident" but it was a hard choice!

Allison (author) from San Diego, CA on March 24, 2012:

Hahaha . . . Awesome. That's my personal favorite!

Steven P Kelly from Tampa, FL on March 23, 2012:

Oh man I'm still wiping tears away as I type this... I love this movie! "60% of the time, it works every time." Love it!

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