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 statement, "Boy... That escalated quickly!" is often misquoted as a deadpan "Well, that escalated quickly..." instead.
  • California Doubling: Much of the film was shot in Los Angeles and Glendale, on backlot sets designed to look like '70s San Diego.
  • Defictionalization: You can buy Sex Panther in real life. Fortunately it's a fairly normal aftershave rather than the horror described in the film.
  • Deleted Scene: So many that they were able to make a whole other movie out of them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • Champ Kind was initially written with John C. Reilly in mind.
    • The original producer was, of all people, Paul Thomas Anderson. In fact, he instigated the film! After director Mc Kay and Ferrell wrote a different screenplay and couldn't get it greenlit, Anderson said that they should make a new script and whatever they made, he'd produce it. For one reason or another, he couldn't produce after all.

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