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The Best Anchorman Movie Quotes - Classic Ron Burgundy One Liners

Updated on April 29, 2013


Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy came out back in 2004. Although not a massive hit at the time Anchorman has since become a cult comedy classic. Thought to be one of the most quoted modern movies of our time, Anchorman has so many classic quotes and one-liners. We will now take a look at some of Anchorman’s best quotes and some of the funniest one liners from the film.

The real star behind Anchorman is Will Ferrell. Ferrell plays the lead role as anchorman Ron Burgundy. Some of the classic one liners Ron Burgundy delivers are instantly recognisable. People have been quoting Anchorman on a regular basis for a few years now and the films popularity just seems to grow and grow. So now let’s have a look at some of the best quotes from Anchorman.

Ron Burgundy Quotes

Ron Burgundy’s signature line or quote is ‘Stay classy San Diego’. This is one of the more well known lines from the film, although possible not one of the funniest. Anchorman has a long list of bizarre one liners that Ron Burgundy spouts on a regular basis, some of these include quotes such as:

‘Milk was a bad choice.’

‘Great Odin’s Raven.’

‘I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.’

‘I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.’

To his dog Baxter - ‘You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair.’

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

‘A ticket to the gun show.’

‘By the beard of Zeus.’

'I wanna be on you!'

'I'm in a glass cage of emotion.'

'When in Rome.'

'The human torch was denied a bank loan.'

These are just a few of the classic Ron Burgundy quotes from Anchorman. Many of the funniest bits of the film are the conversations that Ron has with his news team. Will Ferrell was a very well known actor before this film, but since the release of this comedy he really does seem to be more popular than ever and is now one of the highest paid comic actors in the world.

Many peoples favourite character is Brick, the simple weather man played by Steve Carell. So let's take a look at some of his classic one liners.

Brick Tamland

Brick Quotes

‘I love lamp.’

‘I ate a big red candle.’

‘Would you like to come to the party in my pants?’

‘I pooped a Cornish game hen.’

‘Loud noises.’

‘Where did you buy those pants….. At the toilet store?’

‘I hear their periods attract bears.’

‘There were horses, a man on fire and I killed a guy with a trident.’

The way Steve Carell delivers some of these one liners really is very special. Brick Tamland is a very funny character in anchorman and does have some wonderful scenes and provides us all with some brilliant quotes. There are lots of other great characters in the film though who also provide some classic quotes. Of the back of this film Steve Carell has gone on to have a very successful film career staring in movies such as The Forty Year Old Virgin, Evan Almighty and of course his incredibly successful role in The Office, An American Workplace. Steve Carell is now one of the best known actors around and much of this is due to his great success in Anchorman,.

Other Classic Lines

‘Oh Ron, there are literally thousands of other men that I should be with instead, but I am 72 percent sure that I love you.’

‘That's how I roll.’

‘I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family's rec room, and they would NOT stop screaming!’

‘I will smash your face into a car windshield, and then take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again.’

‘Ron, I know it sounds harsh, but God does not want her to live.’

Anchorman really is full of wonderful one liners and classic quotes. This is a film that really does have some classic comedy moments in. The Anchorman movie really has gone of from strength to strength in the past few years. You can buy Anchorman T-shirts, Anchorman coffee mugs and all kinds of other Anchorman merchandise. This is a film that really has to be watch if you are a fan of comedy. Chances are when you do watch Anchorman - the legend of Ron Burgundy, you will be spouting quotes for a very long time after.

Ron Burgundy

Anchorman 2 Is Coming

For the past few years we have been hearing rumours of a sequel to Anchorman. There have been various stories coming out as to why this never happened and reasons given for many different sources. A few times it has look like fans were just about to be given what they want and then at the last second something would snatch the dream away. Now though it is official, we are going to get an Anchorman 2!

Will Ferrell showed up on the Conan show as character Ron Burgundy to make the announcement. The sequel will include all our favorite characters and no doubt be a massive smash at the box office. In reality the original Anchorman only made modest returns when first released but it's status as a cult classic has grown and grown and so Anchorman 2 looks like it will be massive.

The sequel will be called Anchorman: The Legend Continues. The release date has been announced for December 2013 so not that long left to wait now. There are a few clips starting to show up online of the news team ready for action and we are pretty sure fans are going to be very excited by the time trailers start to show up. So what new one liners and classic quotes will we be getting in the new film. Well you will just have to wait and see, but if the original Will Ferrell film was anything to go by then Ron Burgundy will be backing dropping one liners every few minutes.


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