YMMV / Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

  • Awesome Art: The gorgeously animated "Pleasuretown" sequence.
  • Awesome Music: "Afternoon Delight."
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Pleasure Town" sequence.
    • The parking lot brawl, basically an excuse to use some fun cameos, and ends rather suddenly. 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.
  • Broken Base: This movie is either seen as Will Ferrell's most iconic, funniest comedy, or one of his more subpar films that generate few or no laughs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
    • The lady bank teller in Wake Up, Ron Burgundy that question the choice and meaning of the masks worn by the members of The Alarm Clock, played by Amy Poehler.
  • Retroactive Recognition: Seth Rogen as "Heavier Cameraman."