Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Poster


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Yu-Gi-Oh! The Abridged Series: Requiem for a Nyeh (2009) (TV Episode)
"Glass case of emotion" sound clip in stinger.



Triumph of the Will (1935)
Burgundy's arrival by helicopter at the start of the film is lifted from Adolf Hitler's arrival by plane at the begining of "Triumph."
Popeye the Sailor (1960) (TV Series)
Ron Burgandy says "Popeye needs his spinach."
The Sound of Music (1965)
When Ron is talking with his news team about Veronica and how she is taking over his life, he gets angry at the guys and says that he and Veronica's children will form a family band and tour the countryside. This is what the Von Trapp family does in The Sound of Music.
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Two guys on horses throw a net on Brian Fantana and drag him while drum music plays
Mary Tyler Moore (1970) (TV Series)
Ron's dog is named Baxter, a reference to anchorman Ted Baxter on this show
The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) (TV Series)
The mechanical "ch-ch-ch-ch" sound effect at the Zoo when the News Team jumps in with the bears is from The Six Million Dollar Man tv show.
Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
The joke about bears and menstruation is taken from this film.
Lethal Weapon (1987)
Brian says "I'm too old for this shit" which is directly taken from Danny Glover's character Roger
Lord of the Flies (1990)
Ron assembles his news team with a large seashell. The gathering call in The Lord of the Flies is also a large seashell.
Fantastic Four (1994) (TV Series)
Ron mentions the Human Torch early in the film.
Ginger Snaps (2000)
There is a shot of a woman screaming 'Baxter' after her dog is killed by the Beast of Bailey Downs, directly followed by a shot of a dog identical to Burgundy's dog Baxter. Ron Burgundy screams Baxter in the same way after Baxter is punted off the bridge. There is also a reference to bears being able to smell menstruation in Ginger Snaps, this is echoed by Brick's objections to Veronica Corningstone in Anchorman.
Porn Star: The Legend of Ron Jeremy (2001)
Reference in title
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Steve Carell is dimwitted newsman in both, and both involve the "Baxter" newsman gag

Referenced in 

Saturday Night Live: Will Ferrell/Queens of the Stone Age (2005) (TV Episode)
Referenced during the cold opening
The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
In The 40-Year-Old Virgin, the shirt that Dave is wearing while playing Mortal Kombat has a picture of himself as Brian Fantana from Anchorman.
Jeopardy!: 2005 College Championship Quarterfinal Game 5 (2005) (TV Episode)
referenced in clue and correct response in "Movie Songs" category
The Benchwarmers (2006)
Video case is shown in a video store.
Peep Show: Sophie's Parents (2007) (TV Episode)
Mark says to Jeremy "A carton of Mars Bar milk, a small bag of marijuana and a pirated DVD of Anchorman is not important stuff."
2007 MTV Movie Awards (2007) (TV Special)
mentioned in skit
Psych: 65 Million Years Off (2007) (TV Episode)
Shawn asks, "Where did you get that suit, the toilet store?" This is a line from Steve Carell's character in Anchorman.
Fable II (2008) (Video Game)
A bottle of perfume in the game has the sentence "Works 60% of the time...everytime" in its description, referencing Sex Panther Cologne.
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.57 (2008) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $4,000 question
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien: Episode #1.1 (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Farrell's interview.
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.51 (2009) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $200 clue in the category "'SNL' Celebrity 'Jeopardy!"
The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.53 (2009) (TV Episode)
named by Jimmie Johnson in a list of Will Ferrell movies
The Supermarket (2009)
"It's science" line quoted
Jeopardy!: Episode #26.82 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Noncredit Where Credit is Due"
Jeopardy!: 2010 College Championship Quarterfinal 3 (2010) (TV Episode)
Reference in a $2,000 clue in the category "I'm Feelin' Happy!"
Jeopardy!: Million Dollar Celebrity Invitational Quarterfinal 7 (2010) (TV Episode)
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Acting the Part"
Parks and Recreation: Summer Catalog (2010) (TV Episode)
One of the former Parks Department Directors says that a woman's menstruation attracts bears.
Neighbours: Episode #1.5955 (2010) (TV Episode)
Andrew references this by name
The Cinema Snob: Superman: The 1975 Musical (2010) (TV Episode)
"It's like watching Ron Burgundy hit on Henry Gibson."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.95 (2010) (TV Episode)
Eva Mendes says it's her favorite film
Ron Burgundy's MTV Music Awards Interviews (2010) (Video)
Fallout: New Vegas (2010) (Video Game)
Mr. New Vegas will end a news segment by saying "Stay classy, New Vegas" if the PC has the Wild Wasteland perk.
Our Idiot Brother (2011)
Paul Rudd's character references this film in conversation
The Middle: Valentines Day II (2011) (TV Episode)
"I'm kind of a big deal"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.102 (2011) (TV Episode)
Christina Applegate says one of her best experiences was watching Will Ferrell and Steve Carell do improv for the film
Shawn's Delivery Deadline (2011) (Short)
Dialogue: "So damn hot, milk was a bad choice."
Duke Nukem Forever (2011) (Video Game)
Duke: "Go yourself San Diego!"
Warehouse 13: Trials (2011) (TV Episode)
Pete says "So stay classy, San Diago."
The Big C: The Little c (2011) (TV Episode)
"I was kind of a big deal"
Conan: The Devil Drives Stick (2011) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned by while introducing Paul Rudd
True Blood: Let's Get Out of Here (2011) (TV Episode)
"I'm kind of a big deal"
Jeopardy!: 2012 College Championship Final Game 1 (2012) (TV Episode)
Answer to question in the category Movie Lines
Arcana: The Trickster (2012) (TV Episode)
Stairs, working at a video store, calls Ron Burgundy "the greatest character in the history of man"
Melissa & Joey: The Donor (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Haskell.
Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.164 (2012) (TV Episode)
John C. Reilly mentions there being an Anchorman sequel.
DVD-R Hell: Deception of a Generation: Part 1 (2013) (TV Episode)
Brad refers to Gary as "Ron Burgundy."
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #21.104 (2013) (TV Episode)
Still of Steve Carell in the film is shown
Honest Trailers: Twilight 4 Breaking Dawn (2013) (TV Episode)
Ron Burgundy is mentioned
Honest Trailers: Harry Potter (2013) (TV Episode)
"I love lamp"
Psych: Dead Air (2013) (TV Episode)
Shawn ends his radio broadcast by saying, "You stay classy, Santa Barbara."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 5 June 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Virk and Golic discuss movies they have seen
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 15 August 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 9 September 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions Ron Burgundy
Grand Theft Auto V (2013) (Video Game)
In the Bureau Heist mission, a character says "This escalated quickly"
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.143 (2013) (TV Episode)
Drake mentions the movie by name.
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 16 October 2013 (2013) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg mentions Ron Burgundy
Honest Trailers: Pacific Rim (2013) (TV Episode)
"60 percent of the time, it works all the time".
Lone Survivor (2013)
One of the guys is a fan of Anchorman, and has a signed photo of Ron Burgundy on the wall in the beginning of the movie.
Saturday Night Live: Paul Rudd/One Direction (2013) (TV Episode)
The rest of Paul Rudd's "Anchorman" news team, including Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, and David Koechner, appear during the opening monologue.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.52 (2013) (TV Episode)
Christina Applegate talks about reuniting with the cast of the film for the sequel
Chelsea Lately: Episode #7.192 (2013) (TV Episode)
James Marsden mentions auditioning for but not getting a part in the movie.
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.53 (2013) (TV Episode)
Jay mentions that Judd Apatow produced the film
Workaholics: Brociopath (2014) (TV Episode)
Ron Burgandy mentioned
Hollywood Game Night: Show Me Your Music, I'll Show You Mine (2014) (TV Episode)
Jane Lynch mentions this movie by name as Anchorman
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 27 February 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
The Badly Animated Marvel Christmas Carol (2014) (Video)
Storm borrows a line from Anchorman when she says "I'm gonna put it out there..." during the scene where she's trying to convince Kitty Pride not to be Jewish for one night so she will buy the rest of the X-Men Christmas presents.
Honest Trailers: The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2014) (TV Episode)
"Where did you get those clothes? At the toilet.... store?"
Neighbors (2014)
Referenced in dialogue: "That escalated quickly".
One Hit Wonderland: Float On (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in dialogue.
Maron: Therapy (2014) (TV Episode)
Marc mentions that Dave Koechner was in "Anchorman" and "the other Anchorman".
The Luigi0730 Movie (2014)
Mario says "That escalated quickly, I mean that really got out of hand fast!"
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 2 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
title mentioned
TMZ on TV: Episode dated 4 October 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Staff mentions the film when talking about David Koechner.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: A Hen in the Wolf House (2014) (TV Episode)
Skye : Your cover is what , Ron Burgundy?
Honest Trailers: X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) (TV Episode)
Ron Burgundy mentioned
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (2014) (Video Game)
The Green Loontern says, "Well, that escalated quickly!"
Film '72: Episode dated 26 November 2014 (2014) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
Honest Trailers: Taken (2015) (TV Episode)
"You're a smelly pirate hooker"
Backstrom: Ancient, Chinese, Secret (2015) (TV Episode)
Backstrom calls Niedermayer "Anchorman".
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 12 March 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
mentioned in discussion of movies starring Will Ferrel
Serum: Liquid of the Living Dead (2015) (Short)
The line "Great Odin's raven!"
Honest Trailers: Pitch Perfect (2015) (TV Episode)
Brick Tamland mentioned
Flat Earth Proof: 100% Irrefutable Proof: The Globe Is a Hoax (2015) (TV Episode)
A still image from the movie is shown.
Honest Game Trailers: Fallout 3 (2015) (TV Episode)
"60 percent of the time, it works every time"
Ted 2 (2015)
John suggested the last name Burgundy.
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Paul Rudd/Paula Pell & James Anderson/Anderson East (2015) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Paul Rudd
Geeks Who Drink: Eric Christian Olsen VS. Scott Porter (2015) (TV Episode)
listed as a film with Will Ferrell
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 13 August 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Greenberg refers to Ron Burgundy and his line "Let's leave the mothers out of this."
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 28 August 2015 (2015) (TV Episode)
Mike Golic makes a passing reference to Ron Burgundy
Honest Trailers: Furious 7 (2015) (TV Episode)
"I don't know what we're yelling about!"
The Cinema Snob: Suckula (2015) (TV Episode)
"Ron Burgandy went for the triple scotch tonight."
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Dakota Johnson/Brian d'Arcy James/Adam McKay/Carly Rae Jepsen/Janet Weiss (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Adam McKay
Film '72: Episode #45.4 (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Rhianna Dhillon when reviewing Zoolander 2 (2016)
Honest Game Trailers: Pokemon Black & White (2016) (TV Episode)
"I love lamp"
Late Night with Seth Meyers: Will Ferrell/Hannibal Buress/Dustin Lynch (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Seth as he introduces Will Ferrell
Mike & Mike: Episode dated 17 February 2016 (2016) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Mike Golic
TruInside: The Jerk (2016) (TV Episode)
Poster is shown
Honest Trailers: The Revenant (2016) (TV Episode)
"It works 100 % of the time it actually works"
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Name of movie is shown in graphic and poster is shown
The Graham Norton Show: Seth Rogen/Paul Rudd/Martin Freeman/Maxine Peake/Birdy (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Graham when introducing Paul Rudd
500 Questions: Episode #2.1 (2016) (TV Episode)
correct answer in "Funny People" category
French Open Live 2016: Day Eleven (2016) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Jim Courier.
Honest Game Trailers: Ghostbusters (2016) (TV Episode)
"I'm having a party in my pants, and you're not invited"
Honest Trailers: Captain America: Civil War (2016) (TV Episode)
Brian Fantana mentioned
Home and Away: Episode #1.6509 (2016) (TV Episode)
Olivia mentions Chris left his DVD copy behind
Injustice 2 (2017) (Video Game)
Blue Beetle responded "that escalated quickly" to an insult.


Tornado Baseball (1976) (Video Game)
Appearance of the game
That's Incredible! (1980) (TV Series)
Footage of the water-sking squrill is seen.
Smokey and the Bandit II (1980)
Outtakes from the final credits of this film are included among the outtakes in the final credits of Anchorman

Featured in 

Best! Movies! Ever!: Restaurants (2006) (TV Episode)
clips are shown to illustrate the best restaurant scenes in films
Best! Movies! Ever!: Embarrassing Moments (2007) (TV Episode)
clips featured to illustrate the most embarrassing moments in movies
Bad Movie Beatdown: Meteor (2009) (TV Episode)
Steve Carrel shouting "loud noises!"
Friday Night with Jonathan Ross: Episode #17.7 (2009) (TV Episode)
Clip shown.
Bad Movie Beatdown: Cobra (2010) (TV Episode)
when talking about grenades
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 1976 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips used in review.
Hollywood's Top Ten: Critics' Choice Nominees: Comedy (2011) (TV Episode)
Steve Carell's Movie Moments segment
Bad Movie Beatdown: Bear (2011) (TV Episode)
Characters discussing how bears can sense periods.
FanboyFlicks, Bad Movies!: Troll 2 - So Bad It's Good!! (2012) (TV Episode)
Footage of this movie is shown.
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: The Top Ten Worst Hit Songs of 2004 (2012) (TV Episode)
Clip used in review.
Shameful Sequels: Batman Forever (2012) (TV Episode)
clip shown
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with CinemaSins in 3 Minutes or Less (2013) (TV Episode)
Brian Fantana saying, "60% of the time, it works every time," and Ron replying, "That doesn't make sense," to show that the web video creators are idiots
Todd's Pop Song Reviews: Float On: One Hit Wonderland (2014) (TV Episode)
Clip is shown.
This Is Comedy (2014)
Clips shown
The Blockbuster Buster: My Favorite Martian (2014) (TV Episode)
Ron Burgundy signs off
CODE: Debugging the Gender Gap (2015)
A clip of Ron Burgundy talking about the inadequacies of women's brains is shown
Laugh Out Loud: The Funniest Films Ever (2015) (TV Movie)
Clips seen and discussed
Everything Wrong with...: Everything Wrong with Troll 2 in 19 Minutes or Less (2016) (TV Episode)
"I am completely miserable, San Diego! It's so damn hot! Milk was a bad choice!".
TruInside: Groundlings (2016) (TV Episode)
Clip and still of show is shown


Tales of the Texas Rangers (1955) (TV Series)
The famous tracking shot of the walking Rangers parodied in the Channel 4 News Team promo
West Side Story (1961)
Every meeting with Wes Mantooth's news team and the huge anchorman battle scene are spoofing West Side Story. The music during the fights also mimics this.
Gangs of New York (2002)
similar gory violence and neo-medieval weapons used humorously in newsmen's street battle

Spoofed in 

Tropic Thunder (2008)
Macho character expresses, then jokingly, retracts his own soft side - met with approval, "There he is".
Anchorman: A XXX Parody (2011) (Video)
Porn parody.
Anchorwoman: A XXX Parody (2015) (Video)
XXX parody

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