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.
Brian Fantana: "I'll give this little cookie an hour before we're doing the no-pants dance. Time to musk up."
Ron Burgundy: "Wow. Never ceases to amaze me. What cologne you gonna go with? London Gentleman, or wait. No, no, no. Hold on. Blackbeard's Delight."
Brian Fantana: "No, she gets a special cologne... It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries... Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."
Ron Burgundy: "It's quite pungent."
Brian Fantana: "Oh yeah."
Ron Burgundy: "It's a formidable scent... It stings the nostrils. In a good way."
Brian Fantana: "Yep."
Ron Burgundy: "Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure gasoline."
Brian Fantana: "They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time, it works every time."
Ron Burgundy: "That doesn't make sense."
Brian Fantana: "Well... Let's go see if we can make this little kitty purr."
Veronica Corningstone: "My God, what is that smell? Oh."
Brian Fantana: "That's the smell of desire my lady."
Veronica Corningstone: "God no, it smells like, like a used diaper... filled with... Indian food. Oh, excuse me."
Brian Fantana: "You know, desire smells like that to some people."
News Station Employee: "What is that? Smells like a turd covered in burnt hair."
News Station Employee: "Smells like Bigfoot's dick!"
Brian Fantana: "Woah, what's that smell?"
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.
Ron Burgundy: "Do you know who I am?"
Veronica Corningstone: "No, I can't say that I do."
Ron Burgundy: "I don't know how to put this, but, I'm kind of a big deal."
Veronica Corningstone: "Really?"
Ron Burgundy: "People know me."
Veronica Corningstone: "Well I'm very happy for you."
Ron Burgundy: "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."
Brick Tamland: "I'm Brick Tamland. People seem to like me because I am polite and I am rarely late. I like to eat ice cream and I really enjoy a nice pair of slacks. Years later, a doctor will tell me that I have an I.Q. of 48 and am what some people call mentally retarded."
Brick Tamland: "I love... carpet... I love... desk."
Ron Burgundy: "Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them?"
Brick Tamland: "I love lamp."
Ron Burgundy: "Do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it?"
Brick Tamland: "I love lamp. I love lamp."