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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) Poster

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The film was originally concieved as a musical.
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A sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) had been in the works for several years, but stalled, even with Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, and Steve Carell taking pay cuts to keep the budget down. Paramount Pictures didn't like the numbers, and didn't agree to a sequel initially. However, the studio later decided to greenlight the sequel.
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Prior to filming, several thousand dollars worth of filming and production equipment was stolen from the warehouse in which it was stored.
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After reading his first GNN broadcast, Ron gives a fist pump and says a quiet "Yes! Nailed it!" which mirrors Veronica's from the first movie.
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In an interview with Empire Magazine, Director Adam McKay confirmed that he had no plans for a third film.
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Marion Cotillard is drinking Laughing Clown Malt Liquor at the final brawl scene, a reference to Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006).
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Paramount Pictures originally announced that this film would be their last to be released on 35mm film in the United States and Canada. They later reversed that policy for a few films, such as Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) and Interstellar (2014).
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When Ron and Veronica are called in to Mack Tannen's (Harrison Ford's) office at the start of the film, Tannen comes face to face with Veronica and moves her hair. Ron then says, "You like-a da merchandise, ehh?", quoting a line from Watto in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999). Harrison Ford played Han Solo in Star Wars: Episodes IV through VII.
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A role was offered to Jennifer Lawrence, but she had to decline, due to scheduling conflicts.
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Will Ferrell learned to figure skate while preparing for Blades of Glory (2007).
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The network GNN is taken from the real-life Philippine news channel of the same name. The logo is even the same one as the Philippine news channel. It's also a way to reference, but not directly use, CNN as the news channel.
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The second film, after Elf (2003), in which Will Ferrell's character gives lingerie to a character named Walter.
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Scenes on the beach were filmed on and near Sea Island and Jekyll Island, Georgia.
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(At around forty-five minutes) When Champ (David Koechner) is showing baseball highlights and yelling "Whammy!" repeatedly, all of the scenes are of the West Michigan White Caps baseball team from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
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Meryl Streep was rumored to have a cameo.
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Jim Carrey plays one of the Canadian news anchors, he was born in Newmarket, Ontario.
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When the Winnebago is rolling, a bat can be seen flying near the window at one point, in reference to the bats served in Champ's restaurant.
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Ron, Veronica, and Brian do not smoke in this film. All three characters have quit by the time this film takes place.
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To promote the movie, Will Ferrell appeared in character as Ron Burgundy anchoring several events, including Canadian Olympic curling trials, and a local North Dakota newscast. Ferrell was set to anchor ESPN's flagship program SportsCenter in character, but his appearance on the famed 6 PM EST of the program was cancelled.
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Jim Carrey, Marion Cotillard, and Liam Neeson all starred in Batman movies. Carrey starred in Batman Forever (1995). Neeson starred in Batman Begins (2005) and The Dark Knight Rises (2012). Cotillard also starred in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
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In the final battle, even though a lot of special cameos don't share a scene together, it marks a reunion of Jim Carrey and Liam Neeson, who appeared in The Dead Pool (1988), the last of the Dirty Harry franchise.
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At one point, Brick (Steve Carell) says "I ain't afraid of no ghost." Kristen Wiig starred in Ghostbusters (2016).
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This is the second film where Jim Carrey plays an anchorman. The first being Bruce Almighty (2003).
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Ron Burgundy's middle names are Aron and Joseph.
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Taste of Home and PIL Magazines have published recipes for bat wings, which is actually chicken wings, for their Halloween issues.
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In this film, Steve Carrell has a romance with Kristen Wiig. In Date Night (2010), Wiig played Tina Fey's best friend, who is in a failing marriage with Mark Ruffalo.
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Cameo 

Vince Vaughn: Wes Mantooth of Channel 9 news.
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Jim Carrey, Marion Cotillard: As Canadian anchors.
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Kirsten Dunst: As "Eltrousias of the Clouds", the Valkyrie-like goddess of battle.
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Liam Neeson: As the head of the History Channel.
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John C. Reilly: As the ghost of General Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson.
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Tina Fey, Amy Poehler: As Entertainment News anchors.
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Will Smith: As an ESPN reporter.
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Sacha Baron Cohen: As a BBC reporter.
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Kanye West: As the MTV host.
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Drake: "Soul Brother".
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

When Eltrousias of the Clouds (Kirsten Dunst) blows her horn, Jack Lime (James Marsden) says "I banged her!" This is a reference to Bachelorette (2012) when he and Dunst had a sex scene.
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Ron's ice skating accident and resulting blindness is an homage to Ice Castles (1978).
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Steve Carell and Jim Carrey previously played anchors together in Bruce Almighty (2003).
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After Mack Tannen turns into a werewolf, one of the brawlers says he now has an idea for a music video and suggests calling Michael Jackson. The music video in question would be Michael Jackson: Thriller (1983).
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This is the second time a character of Will Ferrell's has had an injury while ice-skating, the first being in Blades of Glory (2007)
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