This July, we're celebrating the 10-year anniversary of one of most quotable comedies of all time. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy is turning 10 years old, and the time has come to commemorate our favorite, most inappropriate, most unqualified fictional news anchor of all time: Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy. Anchorman takes us back to a simpler time when local news anchors were "kind of a big deal", and "diversity" was thought to be the name of a civil-war era ship. It's funny, because it's not real, right? Real-life local news anchors aren't actually raging sexists with teleprompter anxiety, are they?
In honor of Anchorman's 10-year anniversary, we'd like to invite you to play a game of Who Said It: Ron Burgundy Or A Real-Life News Anchor? If you thought obscene slip-ups and tangible on-camera sexual tension only happened in the movies, you, my friends, may be in for a surprise. You'll never be able to look Todd Van Der Heyden in the face (via the TV) again, and all your illusions about your favorite local sports-reporting hero will be shattered. The rules are simple: test your Anchorman knowledge by seeing if you can decide who said it: Ron Burgundy or a real-life news anchor:
“Discovered by the Germans in 1904, they named it San Diego, which of course in German means ‘a whale’s vagina.’”
That's a Ron Burgundy classic. And not even close to being factually correct.
Hugh Janus's birthday:
“The human torch was denied a bank loan.”
Believe us. It was Burgundy.
"President Obama is, in fact, dead"
Woops. The biggest real-life news fail EVER starts at 0:07.
"I could be wrong, but I believe diversity is an old, old wooden ship that was used during the civil war era.”
Yes, that's a Ron Burgundy quote. No, that's not what "diversity" means.
"I wanna say something. I'm gonna put this out there if you like it, you can take it. If you don't, send it right back.... I want to be ON you."
Totally inappropriate, and totally Ron Burgundy.
"You can jump me anytime"
This actually happened: real-life CTV News Anchor Todd Van Der Heyden wants Marci Ien, and now everyone knows it.
"You know I don't follow the NBA!"
“We're going to interview Eric Weihenmayer who climbed the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, but, he's gay"
OH RLY?? This awkward exchange between real-life news anchors Cynthia Izaguirre and Craig Nigrelli starts at 3:37.
"First of all, nice bathing suit!"
Emabarassingly, this came from real-life news anchor greg Kelly. Stay classy, Greg Kelly.
“You are a smelly pirate hooker. Why don’t you go back to your home on Whore Island?”
"Despite the fact that they've had such a tremendous amount of sex during the regular season..."
Real-life reporter Susannah Collins wants us to know that the Blackhawks are having So. Much. Sex.
"The Deputy Police chief says six officers were killed including the District's top cock"
Fox News' real-life anchor Jane Skinner. Talk about a Freudian slip.
"Go f*** yourself San Diego"
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