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The Best Quotes From Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Updated on May 15, 2019

The Best Ron Burgundy, Brick Tamland, Brian Fantana, & Champ Kind Quotes

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is one of Will Ferrell's silliest movies to date (There's ones that aren't?). The entire movie borderlines on ridiculous, which is exactly why it's so funny and chock full of great quotes.

If you're like me, then every now and then a line from the movie might just go off in your head and you find yourself giggling soon after. Enjoy these now classic lines.

Ron Burgundy: I wanna say something. I'm gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don't, send it right back...I want to be on you...Wait. Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. I...I wanna be on you.

Ron Burgundy: I don't know how to put this but I'm kind of a big deal.

Official Anchorman movie poster.
Official Anchorman movie poster. | Source

Ron Burgundy: I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.

Ron Burgundy: I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly.

Ron Burgundy: You're so wise. Like a miniature Buddha, covered with hair.

Ron Burgundy: I'm a man who discovered the wheel and built the Eiffel Tower out of metal and brawn. That's what kind of man I am. You're just a woman with a small brain. With a brain a third the size of us. It's science.

Brick Tamland: I love...carpet. I love...desk. Ron Burgundy: Brick, are you just looking at things in the office and saying that you love them? Brick Tamland: I love lamp. Ron Burgundy: Do you really love the lamp, or are you just saying it because you saw it? Brick Tamland: I love lamp...I love lamp.

Ron Burgundy: I look good. I mean really good. Hey everyone! Come see how good I look!

Sex Panther Cologne

Yes, it's real. They actually made a cologne based on the movie. The good news (or not) is that this stuff doesn't actually smell like a used diaper filled with Indian food.

It's officially licensed and this version makes a panther growl noise when you open the box. Too good.

"Actual" Sex Panther cologne...
"Actual" Sex Panther cologne...

Brian Fantana: No, she gets a special cologne, it's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good...They've done studies, you know. 60% of the time it works, every time.

Ron Burgundy: You are a smelly pirate hooker...Why don't you go back to your home on Whore Island?

Ron Burgundy: What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate a whole...wheel of cheese? How'd you do that? Heck, I'm not even mad; that's amazing.

Ron Burgundy: It's so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice.

Champ Kind: Champ here! I'm all about havin' fun. You know, get a couple cocktails in me, start a fire in someone's kitchen. Maybe go to SeaWorld, take my pants off. Anyway, I kinda known for my catch phrase WHAMMY! As in Gene Tenace at the plate... iiittt WHAMMY! WHAMMY!

Brick Tamland: I don't know what we're yelling about!...Loud noises!

Ron Burgundy: Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means a whale's vagina.

Brick Tamland: Yeah, I stabbed a man in the heart...Yeah, there were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident. Ron Burgundy: Brick, I've been meaning to talk to you about that. You should find yourself a safehouse or a relative close by. Lay low for a while, because you're probably wanted for murder.

Ron Burgundy: Well, I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old wooden ship that was used during the Civil War era.

Ron Burgundy: Veronica and I are trying this new fad called uh, jogging. I believe it's jogging or yogging. it might be a soft j. I'm not sure but apparently you just run for an extended period of time. It's supposed to be wild.

Ron Burgundy: I know that one day Veronica and I are gonna get married on top of a mountain, and there's going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and you won't be invited.

Original Anchorman Trailer

Brick Tamland: I ate a big, red candle.

Brian Fantana: People call me the Bry man; I'm the stylish one of the group. I know what you're asking yourself and the answer is yes. I have a nick name for my penis. Its called the Octagon, but I also nick named my testes - my left one is James Westfall and my right one is Doctor Kenneth Noisewater.

Ron Burgundy: How are you? You look awfully nice today. Maybe don't wear a bra next time... No, I was talking to you. No, not her. I don't know her name. What is it? Lanolin? Lanolin? Like sheep's wool?

Ron Burgundy: I'm storming your castle on my steed, milady.

Champ Kind: I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family's rec room, and they would NOT stop screaming.

Ron Burgundy & Champ Kind (making prank call): This is your doctor. I have your pregnancy report here, and guess what. You got knocked up.

Veronica Corningstone: Oh, well, when in Rome! Ron Burgundy: Yes?...please go on. Veronica Corningstone: Uh, do as the Romans do. It's an old expression. Ron Burgundy: Oh! I've never heard of's wonderful though.

Steve Carell's Anchorman Audition Tape. It's Hilarious Of Course.

Brick Tamland: I ate fiberglass insulation. It wasn't cotton candy like the guy said... my tummy itches.

Ron Burgundy: By the beard of Zeus!

Ron Burgundy: I thought you were kidding! I thought it was a joke! I even wrote it down in my diary, "Veronica had a very funny joke today!" I laughed at it later that night!

Champ Kind: We need you. Hell, I need you. I'm a mess without you. I miss you so damn much! I miss being with you. I miss being near you. I miss your laugh! I miss your scent. I miss your musk... when this all gets sorted out, I think you and me should get an apartment together!

Garth Holiday: You were my hero Ron! Why'd you have to say that? You come out with stink like that. (Starts to cry). Poop. You poopmouth, with poop out of your mouth!

Ron Burgundy: You stay classy, San Diego. I'm Ron Burgundy?


Director: Adam McKay

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay

Starring: Will Ferrell as Ron Burgundy, Christina Applegate as Veronica Corningstone, Paul Rudd as Brian Fantana, Steve Carell as Brick Tamland, David Koechner as Champ Kind, Fred Willard as Ed Harken, and Chris Parnell as Garth Holliday

Distribution and Copyright: Dreamworks


Release Date: July 9th, 2004

Runtime: 94 minutes

Budget: $26,000,000

Box Office Gross: $84,136,909

"Now if you don't think this song is the greatest song ever, I will fight you. That's no lie."

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      2 years ago

      Can someone tell me the movie Will Pharell was in with 2 other guys as they are single middle aged men and they place a bet on which guy can get a girl to marry them 1st wins the money. It's the guy also that plays "HORSE SHACK" from "WELCOME BACK CARTER" is one of the guys. PLEASE HELP

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      Doug Ocean 

      5 years ago from Ohio USA

      I know that one day Veronica and I are going to get married on top of a mountain...

      You can hear the gruff tone from his mustache-laden upper lip getting in the way of his words (just as you can hear a smile, in this case a frown)

      ... and you won't be invited!

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      Kevina Oyatedor 

      7 years ago

      love this movie. have the dvd and watch when I get the chance. my favorite scene is when the whole news channel rivals fight to the death. "no touching of the hair or face".

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      9 years ago

      My favorites are "you're a dirty pirate hooker...why don't you go back to your home on whore island." and "I'm in a glass case of emotion." Great article. Anchorman is like my favorite movie ever! Voted up


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