When Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy opened in theaters on July 9, 2004, it was a modest hit. It made $28 million its opening weekend and made just $85 million domestically during its entire theatrical run. But like so many classic comedies before it, it wasn't necessarily the box office receipts, but rather word of mouth. Namely, everyone endlessly quoting it when it came out on DVD. (Case in point: the original Austin Powers only grossed $53 million, but became one of the biggest comedy franchises for the late '90s/early '00s.)
Anchorman wasn't a runaway hit with critics (it has a 66 percent Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes) or audiences initially, but after repeated viewings and repeating one-liners like "I love lamp!" it became a really big deal. Not only did Anchorman spawn a successful sequel (albeit, a far less-quoted and beloved one), but it helped solidify the cast as household names. Don't act like you're not impressed!
Now, in the 10 years since Anchorman was released, everyone has quoted their favorite line from this movie at least once, if not endlessly. (The true diehard fans of Adam McKay's off-the-wall comedy can probably recite every line.) But what does your favorite Anchorman quote say about you as a person? Well, quite a bit, actually.
"I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch." — Ron Burgundy
Well, you're someone who — like San Diego's finest anchorman/jazz flute player Ron Burgundy — really loves scotch.
"Sixty percent of the time it works, every time." — Brian Fantana
If this is your favorite quote, you're a bit of a flirt/romancer. You'll only use the finest scents (with bits of real panther in it, so you know it's good) to impress the foxy man and/or lady you're pursuing.
"I'm in a glass case of emotion!" — Ron Burgundy
You're a pet lover who wears your heart on your sleeve, especially when said pet gets punted off of a bridge.
"It’s so damn hot. Milk was a bad choice." — Ron Burgundy
You're someone who, even when you're down on your luck, can't seem to make any wise decisions to try and make things even remotely better.
"I love lamp!" — Brick Tamland
You love lamps. You love carpets and desks, too.
"It is anchorman, not anchorlady. And that is a scientific fact!"— Champ Kind
You know as much about women as you do science. Which is to say, not very much at all.
"Boy, that escalated quickly." — Ron Burgundy
You tend to state the obvious.
"I'm Veronica Corningstone. Tits McGee is on vacation." — Veronica Corningstone
You don't take any guff from your male coworkers and can dish it back just as quickly when they try to one-up you.
"You know I don't speak Spanish." — Ron Burgundy
You don't speak Spanish, not in human or in dog. But you're not even mad at those who do speak Spanish. In fact, you're kind of impressed.
"I don't know what we're yelling about!" — Brick Tamland
If there's a lot of commotion going on, you're the type of person that will jump in on the action, even if you're not entirely sure why.
"Take your mother, Dorothy Mantooth, out for a nice seafood dinner and never call her again." — Champ Kind
You fight dirty when you get into verbal spats, going so far as to bring your enemy's mother into the mix. Which is a low blow, really, because Dorothy Mantooth is a saint!
"I would like to extend to you, an invitation to the pants party." — Brick Tamland
Okay, so you're not great at flirting with others. You are, however, skilled at riding furry tractors.
"I'm kind of a big deal." — Ron Burgundy
You're not exactly the modest type. You're probably also prone to saying things like "Don't act like you're not impressed," "Hey everyone, come see how good I look," and "I'm very important. I have many leather-bound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany."
You stay classy.
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