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Anchorman Movie Quotes

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Here are the best "Anchorman" quotes, including some of the funniest and most used Will Ferrell quotes of all time. Ferrell portrays the lead character, Channel 4 news anchor Ron Burgundy in the hilarious 2004 film and along with his news team gives us dozens of zingers, one-liners and pretty much anything they post on the teleprompter.

Funny quotes from "Anchorman: The Legend of Run Burgundy" are too many to count but wouldn't be the same without the cast of characters from the film, written by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, and produced by Judd Apatow. News team 4 members Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd), Champ Kind (David Koechner) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell) provide numerous hilarious scenes, especially after new news anchorwoman Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) is introduced.

Of course this list of the best "Anchorman" quotes wouldn't be complete without the appearance of cameos from other actors familiar to the "Frat Pack" generation of films. Everyone from Jack Black, Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Luke Wilson and Seth Rogen make brief appearances in the film, adding to the hilarity of it all.

Though "Anchorman" is somewhat regarded as a love it or hate it kind of movie, similar to the 2001 movie "Zoolander," the following has grown to somewhat of a cult status in recent years. Also like "Zoolander," the film has a second chance to attract fans as a sequel to "Anchorman" was announced in March 2012. Until then, you stay classy, Planet Earth.

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    I'm in A Glass Case of Emotion

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    Brian Fantana: "Where are you, Ron?"
    Ron Burgundy: "I'm in a glass case of emotion!"

    After losing his best friend Baxter, Ron Burgundy breaks down and flips out in a telephone booth. He calls the news station only to find out even worse news, that in his absence, Veronica Corningstone will read the news. This changes everything for Ron Burgundy as he quickly goes from being madly in love with Veronica to completely despising her for wanting to be an anchor.
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    Don't Act Like You're Not Impressed

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    Veronica Corningstone: "Mr. Burgundy, you have a massive erection."
    Ron Burgundy: "Really? Yes, I do... It's actually an optical illusion. It's the pattern on the pants that is flattering for the crochal region. I'm actually taking them back right now... Taking them back to the pants store. Well this is awkward. I will see you later?" (walks away) "Nothing to look at. Don't act like you're not impressed."

    After others failed, Ron Burgundy succeeds in getting the new girl, Veronica Corningstone, to agree to a date on the grounds of one professional helping another learn about the city, his cover is blown when a massive erection pops up in his pants. First, Ron claims it's just the pleats in the pants but later embraces the excitement as he attempts to walk it off in the newsroom.
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    Dorothy Mantooth is a Saint!

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    Wes Mantooth: "Well, well, well, Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team."
    Ron Burgundy: "Hello, Wes Mantooth, Hello, Evening News team."
    Wes Mantooth: "Hey nice clothes, gentlemen. I didn't know that the Salvation Army was having a sale. Am I right? Am I right? Look at these guys!"
    Brick Tamland: "Hey! Where did you get those clothes, at the toilet store?"
    Wes Mantooth: "What are you doing on our station's turf, Burgundy? You're about to get a serious beat down."
    Champ Kind: "I will smash your face into a car windshield, and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again!"
    Wes Mantooth: "DOROTHY MANTOOTH IS A SAINT! You understand me? Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!"
    Ron Burgundy: "Hey, leave the mothers out of this. It's unnecessary. Besides, I'm sure Wes here is just upset about finishing second in the ratings again"
    Wes Mantooth: "That's completely uncalled for, Burgundy. You know those rating systems are flawed. They don't take in account houses that have, uh, more than two television sets, and other things of that nature."
    Ron Burgundy: "I guess I have to take you at your word, number two. You have a great day, fellas, we'll see you around the bend."

    In one of the fiercest moments between two fictional news teams in film history, Ron Burgundy and his Channel 4 News Team encounter the Evening News team, led by Wes Mantooth, and things get ugly fast when the mothers are brought into it. This not only puts the name Dorothy Mantooth in our hearts for eternity but sets the stage for a violent showdown between news team rivals later in the film.
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    You Stay Classy, San Diego.

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    Ron Burgundy: "For all of us here at News Center 4, I'm Ron Burgundy. You stay classy, San Diego."

    As his signature sign-off line, News Team 4 anchor Ron Burgundy always closes his newscasts with the line "You stay classy, San Diego." Well always until that evil pirate hooker Veronica Corningstone gets someone to change the teleprompter because you know anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read.
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