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YMMV: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Pleasure Town" sequence.
    • The parking lot brawl, basically an excuse to use some fun cameos. Even though they do somewhat acknowledge it in a funny way afterwards
    "Brick, I've been meaning to talk to you about that, you should probably find a safe place or a relative close by; lay low for a while, because you're probably wanted for murder..."
    • And it does at least lead to a nice Brick Joke where Luke Wilson's OTHER arm gets torn off by one of the bears.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Brick was a quirky kind of fun that won many fans over.
  • Foe Yay: Ron and Wes Mantooth.
  • Fountain of Memes: Brick. See below.
    • Ron has also proven to be endlessly quotable.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Who knew having exquisite breasts made Christina Applegate undergo a double mastectomy as treatment for breast cancer?
    • Fred Willard's character says "We've both seen our fair share of pornography". Fred Willard would later be arrested for an incident at a porno theater.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Ron insults Wes's mother during the first movie. A Deleted Scene reveals they're brothers.
  • Ho Yay: When Champ talks about how the News Team needs Ron, he starts going on about how he misses everything about Ron, including "his musk" and most importantly his butt, and suggests that when this is all over, they move into an apartment together. Everyone else is quite uncomfortable.
  • Memetic Mutation: Virtually everything Brick says, and most of what Ron says too. Hell, half of the dialog in the movie has been put on a T-shirt.
    • "I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE YELLING ABOUT! LOUD NOISES!"
    • "I heard their periods attract bears. The bears can smell the menstruation."
    • "I love lamp."
    • "YOU ARE A SMELLY PIRATE HOOKER." "WHY DON'T YOU GO BACK TO YOUR HOME, ON WHORE ISLAND?!"
    • The website True LAD (think stereotypical "lads" story in the style of FML or IMMD) will often see stories referencing lines and quotes from Anchorman, such as how someone saying a line from Anchorman broke up a fight, or how 60% of the time their cologne works all the time, usually ending with something like "Anchor LAD" or "Ron Burgandy LAD"
    • "I'M IN A GLASS CASE OF EMOTION!"
    • "You stay classy, [insert person/place]."
      • "Go F*** yourself [insert person/place]" in pleasant tone.
    • COMO ESTAN BITCHES!
    • Boy, that escalated quickly...
    • " 60% of the time, it works every time."
      • "That doesn't make sense."
    • "I'm kind of a big deal."
    • "My apartment smells of rich mahogany."
    • "By the beard of Zeus!"
    • "Milk was a bad choice!"
  • One-Scene Wonder: Jack Black as the biker who punted Baxter.
    • Tim Robbins, Luke Wilson and Ben Stiller all make the most of their short screentime.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Seth Rogen as "Heavier Cameraman."

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