In 2004, history was made… A film was released that was taken to the heart of fans around the world. That film was Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, and it became one of the most quoted comedies of the decade.
To shamelessly steal from the legendary Ron Burgundy, you could say it was kind of a big deal. And here's an even bigger deal. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is released in Cineworld on 18 December.
In order to celebrate the return of Ron (Will Ferrell), Brian (Paul Rudd), Brick (Steve Carell) and Champ (David Koechner), we asked Cineworld customers to name their favourite quotes from the first Anchorman film. We then picked one person who would feature in this month's print magazine. That person turned out to be Unlimited cardholder Neil Tillbrook (left) – he shares his top lines from the cult comedy!
Neil's top Anchorman quotes
Clark Kent might have owned the phone-box at first, but Ron Burgundy forever owns the rights to it in my eyes: “I’m in a glass case of emotion!”
Whenever I see my dog standing next to the fridge, I can’t help but think of the scene with Burgundy talking to Baxter: “You pooped in the refrigerator, and you ate the whole wheel of cheese? How’d you do that? Actually I’m not even mad, that’s amazing.”
When I walk into a homeware store and I wander into the lighting section, nine times out of ten I end up saying: “I love lamp.”
After watching Anchorman for the first time, I believed that the best chat-up line in existence had to be: “I’m very important. I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany.” I never tried it out, but I always wondered…
Anchorman is probably my favourite comedy of all-time, ever. There’re so many quotes that it’s practically impossible to nail down just one. However, my most used quote has to be: “Don’t act like you’re not impressed.” It’s so versatile with its use. You can literally slip it into day-to-day conversation.
A massive thanks to Neil for sending us his choices – they certainly brought back memories of our favourite scenes from Anchorman!
In fact, it's got us right in the mood – we feel like devouring a big wheel of cheese and applying some suitably manly cologne (we'll stop short of eating a big red candle).
Tell us what your favourite quotes are. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues is released on 18 December.