Can you believe it has been 10 years since Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy hit the big screen? The iconic comedy, peppered with dodgy fashion, giant moustaches and sex panther (remember it’s the cologne that works “60 per cent of the time, everytime”), follows the demise and rise of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) as he struggles to cope with the success of anchorwoman Veronica Corningstone in the male-orientated 1970s media industry. Directed by Judd Apatow and starring some of Hollywood’s greatest comedians it’s hardly surprising it gave birth to a hilarious plethora of one-liners, here’s our top 10…“He had a voice that could make a wolverine purr and suits so fine they made Sinatra look like a hobo.”

“It’s terrible. She has beautiful eyes, and her hair smells like cinnamon!”

“What? You pooped in the refrigerator? And you ate the whole wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? Heck, I’m not even mad; that’s amazing.”

“I’m in a glass case of emotion!”

“OK before we start, let’s go over the ground-rules … No touching of the hair or face … And THAT’S IT. Now FIGHT!”

“You know how to cut to the core of me, Baxter [Ron’s dog]. You’re so wise. You’re like a miniature Buddha covered in hair.”

“I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal. People know me. I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.”

“Don’t get me wrong, I love the ladies. I mean, they rev my engine – but they don’t belong in the newsroom.”

“Oh, it’s a deep burn. Oh, it’s so deep! Oh, I can barely lift my right arm because I did so many. I don’t know if you heard me counting. I did over a thousand.”

“The only way to bag a classy lady like Veronica is to give her two tickets to the gun show, and see if she likes the goods.”



Did you know the misogynistic character Ron Burgundy is actually loosely based on newscaster Mort Crim, a self-confessed “male chauvinist pig”. Just like Ron, Mort reacted badly when a female joined the news team. He said: “Back then I was a real male chauvinist pig. I was not nice to her. I was never really nasty, but I think at the start she knew I wasn’t happy. It was the shock of just having a woman sitting alongside me.”