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The Best Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Quotes

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Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy quotes are certainly quotable for movie fans. These are some of the best quotes from the American comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as determined by you and your votes. Set in the 1970s at a San Diego TV station, the film offers a humorous portrayal of "action news." Released in the summer of 2004 on July 9, the tagline for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy was "Ron Burgundy wishes you a happy 9th of July." The comedy starred Will Farrell and Christina Applegate.

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  • Champ: What's this?
    Wes: Well, well, well. Ron Burgundy and the Channel Four News team.
    Ron: Hello, Wes Mantooth. Hello, Evening News team.
    Wes: Hey, nice clothes, gentlemen. I didn't know that the Salvation Army was having a sale.
    [Wes and his news team laugh, and Wes flicks his cigarette at Ron.]
    Wes: Am I right? Am I right? Look at these guys!
    [They continue laughing.]
    Brick: Hey! Where did you get those clothes? At the toilet store?
    We: What are you doing on our station's turf, Burgundy? You're about to get a serious beat down.
    Champ: 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's colleagues are forced to restrain an enraged Wes while Brick restrains Champ. Ron puts himself between Champ and Wes]
    Wes: Dorothy Mantooth is a saint! You understand me? Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!
    Ron: Hey, leave the mothers out of this. All right?
    [Ron adjusts Champ's collar while Brian makes fighting motions at the Evening News team.]
    Ron: It's unnecessary. Besides, I'm sure Wes here is just upset about finishing second in the ratings again.
    [Brian winces.]
    Brian: Ooh!
    [He laughs.]
    Wes: 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 - other things of that nature.
    Ron: I guess I have to take you at your word, number two.
    [Ron, Brian, Champ, and Brick laugh at this, and Brian holds up a number two sign on his hand.]
    Ron: You have a great day, fellas. We'll see you around the bend.
    [They walk off while Wes hits his news team's van.]
    Wes: Son of a bitch!
    Brian: Excusez-moi, numéro two.
    Wes: Hey, Burgundy. You know those sample audiences aren't big enough! Stop hiding behind those phony numbers, Burgundy! I'm coming after you! I hate you, Ron Burgundy. I hate you! [to his news team] Can't say - can't say one word? Even the guy who can't think says something! You just stand there? Come on!
  • [Champ walks up to Veronica Corningstone's desk.]
    Champ: Let me just grab this.
    [He pretends to grab a pencil but tries grabbing her breast instead.]
    Champ: Oh, sorry about that. Whammy.
    [He starts walking away.]
    Veronica: Hmm. Uh, Champ?
    Champ: Yeah?
    Veronica: You're trying to touch my breast, aren't you?
    Champ: What can I say? I like the way you're put together. What do you say we go out on a date? Have some chicken, maybe some sex. You know, see what happens?
    Veronica: Oh, let me get this over here.
    [She punches Champ in the groin, causing him to groan in pain.]
    Veronica: Oh, sorry.
    [She grabs a tape dispenser.]
    Veronica: There it is.
  • Ron: Let's go to Brian Fantana who's live on the scene with a Channel Four News exclusive. Brian?
    Brian: Panda Watch! The mood is tense. I have been on some serious, serious reports but nothing quite like this. I, uh, Ching King is inside right now. I tried to get an interview with him, but they said "No, you can't do that, he's a live bear, he will literally rip your face off." [to the Panda] Hey, you're making me look stupid. Get out here, panda jerk!
    Ron: Great story. Compelling and rich. Well, that's going to do it for all of us here at Channel Four News. You stay classy, San Diego. I'm Ron Burgundy?
    Ed: Damn it! Who typed a question mark on the teleprompter? For the last time, anything you put on that prompter, Burgundy will read!
  • Brian: Well, I'll give this little cookie an hour before we're doing the no-pants dance.
    [Brian and Ron.]
    Brian: Time to musk up.
    [He opens the door to reveal different types of colognes.]
    Ron: Wow. Never ceases to amaze me.
    [He laughs.]
    Ron: What cologne are you gonna go with? London Gentleman or . . . wait. No, no, no. Hold on. Blackbeard's Delight?
    Brian: 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: It's quite pungent.
    Brian: Oh yeah.
    Ron: It's a formidable scent.
    [He cringes while Brian daubs the cologne on his neck.]
    Ron: It stings the nostrils.
    [He laughs.]
    Ron: In a good way.
    Brian: Yeah.
    Ron: Brian, I'm gonna be honest with you. That smells like pure gasoline.
    Brian: They've done studies, you know? 60% of the time, it works every time.
    Ron: That doesn't make any sense.
    Brian: Well, let's go see if we can make this little kitty purr.
    [Brian growls, leaves the office, and approaches Veronica.]
    Brian: Hey, sweet cheeks. Got an invite I'd like to extend your way.
    Veronica: My God. What is that smell? Oh!
    Brian: That's the smell of desire, my lady.
    Veronica: God no, it smells like - like a used diaper filled with Indian food. Oh! Excuse me.
    Brian: You know, desire smells like that to some people.
    [Other people start reacting to the cologne.]
    News station employee: What is that? It smells like a turd covered in burnt hair!
    [Another woman passes by Brian and reacts in disgust.]
    Woman: It smells like Bigfoot's dick!
    [Almost all of the employees flee the office to avoid the smell, and a woman starts screaming. Brian looks at his watch.]
    Brian: Oh.
    [The smell is so strong that it sets off the fire alarm. Brian tries acting casual and walks away.]
    Brian: Oh, what's that smell, huh?
    [The scene cuts to Brian being jet-hosed in the parking lot.]
    Hoser: This is worse than the time the raccoon got in the copier!