"Glass case of emotion" sound clip in stinger.
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."
Ron Burgandy says "Popeye needs his spinach."
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.
Two guys on horses throw a net on Brian Fantana and drag him while drum music plays
Ron's dog is named Baxter, a reference to anchorman Ted Baxter on this show
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.
The joke about bears and menstruation is taken from this film.
Brian says "I'm too old for this shit" which is directly taken from Danny Glover's character Roger
Ron assembles his news team with a large seashell. The gathering call in The Lord of the Flies is also a large seashell.
Ron mentions the Human Torch early in the film.
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.
Reference in title
Steve Carell is dimwitted newsman in both, and both involve the "Baxter" newsman gag
Referenced during the cold opening
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.
referenced in clue and correct response in "Movie Songs" category
Video case is shown in a video store.
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."
mentioned in skit
Shawn asks, "Where did you get that suit, the toilet store?" This is a line from Steve Carell's character in Anchorman.
A bottle of perfume in the game has the sentence "Works 60% of the time...everytime" in its description, referencing Sex Panther Cologne.
Subject of a $4,000 question
Mentioned in Farrell's interview.
Reference in a $200 clue in the category "'SNL' Celebrity 'Jeopardy!"
named by Jimmie Johnson in a list of Will Ferrell movies
"It's science" line quoted
Subject of a $1,600 clue in the category "Noncredit Where Credit is Due"
Reference in a $2,000 clue in the category "I'm Feelin' Happy!"
Subject of a $600 clue in the category "Acting the Part"
Andrew references this by name
"It's like watching Ron Burgundy hit on Henry Gibson."
Eva Mendes says it's her favorite film
Paul Rudd's character references this film in conversation
"I'm kind of a big deal"
Christina Applegate says one of her best experiences was watching Will Ferrell and Steve Carell do improv for the film
Duke: "Go yourself San Diego!"
"I was kind of a big deal"
Title mentioned by while introducing Paul Rudd
"I'm kind of a big deal"
Answer to question in the category Movie Lines
Stairs, working at a video store, calls Ron Burgundy "the greatest character in the history of man"
John C. Reilly mentions there being an Anchorman sequel.
Brad refers to Gary as "Ron Burgundy."
Still of Steve Carell in the film is shown
Shawn ends his radio broadcast by saying, "You stay classy, Santa Barbara."
Virk and Golic discuss movies they have seen
Mike Greenberg mentions Ron Burgundy
In the Bureau Heist mission, a character says "This escalated quickly"
Drake mentions the movie by name.
Mike Greenberg mentions Ron Burgundy
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.
The rest of Paul Rudd's "Anchorman" news team, including Steve Carell, Will Ferrell, and David Koechner, appear during the opening monologue.
Christina Applegate talks about reuniting with the cast of the film for the sequel
James Marsden mentions auditioning for but not getting a part in the movie.
Jay mentions that Judd Apatow produced the film
Ron Burgandy mentioned
Jane Lynch mentions this movie by name as Anchorman
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.
Referenced in dialogue: "That escalated quickly".
Mentioned in dialogue.
Marc mentions that Dave Koechner was in "Anchorman" and "the other Anchorman".
Staff mentions the film when talking about David Koechner.
Skye : Your cover is what , Ron Burgundy?
The Green Loontern says, "Well, that escalated quickly!"
Mentioned by Danny Leigh when reviewing Horrible Bosses 2 (2014)
mentioned in discussion of movies starring Will Ferrel
The line "Great Odin's raven!"
Appearance of the game
Footage of the water-sking squrill is seen.
Outtakes from the final credits of this film are included among the outtakes in the final credits of Anchorman
clips are shown to illustrate the best restaurant scenes in films
clips featured to illustrate the most embarrassing moments in movies
John Cena's Favorite Film
Steve Carrel shouting "loud noises!"
when talking about grenades
Clips used in review.
Steve Carell's Movie Moments segment
Characters discussing how bears can sense periods.
Clip used in review.
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) is #8.
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
Clip is shown.
Ron Burgundy signs off
The famous tracking shot of the walking Rangers parodied in the Channel 4 News Team promo
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.
similar gory violence and neo-medieval weapons used humorously in newsmen's street battle
Macho character expresses, then jokingly, retracts his own soft side - met with approval, "There he is".