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Trivia: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • All-Star Cast: This Frat Pack movie had nearly all the members (save Owen Wilson) playing a role.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: In a minor way. Ron's surprised exclamation, "Boy... That escalated quickly!" is often misquoted as a deadpan "Well, that escalated quickly..." instead.
  • Defictionalization: You can buy Sex Panther in real life. Fortunately it's a fairly normal aftershave rather than the horror described in the film.
  • Development Hell: The sequel. Paramount had expressed interest then lost it then renewed interest...then stepped off again...and finally greenlit the project come 2012, over seven years after the first movie.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!: In the epic battle between the news teams, Vince Vaughn, Luke Wilson, Tim Robbins, and Ben Stiller appear as the rival lead anchors.
    • Danny Trejo plays a bartender.
    • Jack Black plays the biker.
    • Fred Armisen (drummer for the band Trenchmouth and former cast member on Saturday Night Live) plays Tino, the restaurant owner.
    • The only woman who's turned on by Sex Panther is Missi Pyle.
    • A police officer in a deleted scene is The Janitor.
    • Joe Flaherty (former cast member of SCTV and Freaks and Geeks) in another deleted scene as a Texas TV station manager who serves as one of Veronica's former employers.
    • Amy Poehler in one of the Wake Up scenes.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!: The opening and closing narration is done by Bill Kurtis, who not only has narrated numerous documentaries (especially for A&E Networks and PBS) but is also a Peabody and Emmy Award-winning real-life anchorman, working mostly for CBS affiliate WBBM in Chicago.
  • What Could Have Been: During the production, a lot of alternate takes were produced and a lot of plotlines were cut, including a major plotline about an inept terrorist organization known as "The Alarm Clock". So many, in fact, that instead of being included in a Director's Cut version, they were edited together to produce a Direct-to-DVD sequel Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie.

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