Starring: Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Dylan Baker, Meagan Good, Judah Nelson, James Marsden, Greg Kinnear, Josh Lawson, Kristen Wii, Fred Willard, Chris Parnell, Harrison Ford, Bill Kurtis, Sacha Baron Cohen, Marion Cotillard, Will Smith, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey, Tina Fey, Liam Neeson, Amy Poehler, John C. Reilly, Vince Vaughn, Kanye West
OUR RATING: ★★★★☆
Comedy sequel directed and co-written by Adam McKay. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) continues the adventures of broadcaster Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), who now with his wife, Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate), co-anchor the national news in New York. However, things change drastically when Veronica is promoted and Ron is fired, which leads to them separating. Feeling rejected Ron’s life falls apart until he’s given a second chance when he’s offered the job to work at the world’s first 24-hour news network which leads to Ron reassembling his Channel 4 news team, Champ Kind (David Koechner), Brian Fantana (Paul Rudd) and Brick Tamland (Steve Carell), and proving their total incompetence is actually a perfect fit for the 24-hour news cycle.
Our Favorite Quotes:
Narrator: There are many places we could begin the next chapter of the legend of Ron Burgundy. This is one such place. However, we won’t begin our tale here. No, our story begins in a place all newsmen dream of. In New York City. It was a time before cell phones and steroids. And for Ron and his now wife Veronica, life was good.
Soul Brother: Ron Burgundy! That lady’s got a** like the Loch Ness Monster. Thing is mysterious and ever sought after.
Veronica Corningstone: Ron, aren’t you going to say something to him?
Ron Burgundy: Hey, when you’ve got an a** like the North Star, wise men are going to want to follow it.
Ron Burgundy: [doing voice exercises] The Tooth Fairy’s exposed breast made the child uncomfortable. The bishop wore buttless chaps to the bat mitzvah. Bat mitzvah. The garden gnome had a normal size p**is. The garden gnome had a normal size p**is.
Mack Tannen: I’ve been doing the evening news now for over thirty-five years.
Ron Burgundy: Done a hell of a job.
Veronica Corningstone: Yes, sir.
Ron Burgundy: A hell of a job!
Mack Tannen: I’ve gone through four wives. I have six or seven kids that I haven’t got the time to tell I love them.
Veronica Corningstone: To be honest, they sound a little needy.
Mack Tannen: I killed four men in Okinawa.
Ron Burgundy: W-W-Two.
Mack Tannen: And that was two weeks ago.
Mack Tannen: What are you? Finnish?
Ron Burgundy: Oddly enough, I’m hundred percent full-blown Mexican, from the state of Oaxaca.
Veronica Corningstone: No, you’re not, honey.
Mack Tannen: You’re going to be the first female full-time network news anchor.
Veronica Corningstone: Oh, my goodness!
Ron Burgundy: I knew it!
Mack Tannen: And you, Mr. Burgundy…
Ron Burgundy: I’m going to be the first lactose intolerant anchor.
Mack Tannen: Mr. Burgundy.
Ron Burgundy: Yes?
Mack Tannen: You’re fired.
Ron Burgundy: Come again?
Mack Tannen: Fired. You are the worst anchorman I have ever seen.
Ron Burgundy: But what did I do wrong? Name one thing.
Ron Burgundy: Tony, did I just curse? Are you kidding me? S**t! I mean, s**t. Shoot!
Ron Burgundy: Folks, I’m sorry. I hold myself to a high professional standard, and you shouldn’t hear that language, okay? I’m having a s**tty day. Oh, f***-stick!
Ron Burgundy: [referring to Veronica becoming the news anchor] I forbid it!
Veronica Corningstone: You forbid it? What? Who are you? Julius Caesar?
Ron Burgundy: Who the hell is Julius Caesar? You know I don’t follow the NBA.
'When you've got an ass like the North Star, wise men are going to want to follow it.' - Ron Burgundy (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) Click To Tweet
Veronica Corningstone: Look, I am so sorry that this happened, Ron. But you and I, we’re partners, sweetheart. And when something good happens to me, it also happens to you.
Ron Burgundy: That’s ridiculous! It clearly just happened to you!
Veronica Corningstone: Walter, honey, why don’t you just go to bed, alright? Mommy and Daddy are just having a discussion.
Ron Burgundy: No! He needs to hear this. He’s six years-old. He’s a man.
Ron Burgundy: Walter, listen to me. Life isn’t a fairy tale, it’s not a bunch of jumping rope and grabbing a**. It’s complicated. What do you want to do with your life? What do you want to be when you grow up?
Walter Burgundy: I want to be an astronaut, or a cowboy!
Ron Burgundy: You’re never going to be any of those, okay?
Veronica Corningstone: Ron!
Ron Burgundy: You’ve got to set the bar a lot lower. Service industry, fry cook, prison guard. Maybe you’re a lighting guy at a porn shoot. Which basically means you hold up a flashlight while adults do things.
Veronica Corningstone: He is a child, Ron!
Ron Burgundy: No, no, no, no! He’s got hair on his nugs. He’s old enough to hear this.
Lupita: Your father is a wise man.
Ron Burgundy: Veronica, here’s the bottom line. It’s a very simple decision. It’s either me or the job.
Veronica Corningstone: It doesn’t have to be a choice, Ron. Don’t do this. Don’t throw away everything that we’ve worked so hard for.
Ron Burgundy: Me, or the job.
Ron Burgundy: [six months later, at Sea World] Good afternoon, everyone. And welcome to world famous Sea World, here in San Diago, California. Here’s a fun fact, dolphins aren’t fish, they’re mammals. Here’s another fun fact. I haven’t felt the loving embrace of a human being in over three months. I’m so lonely I paid a hobo to spoon with me.
Ron Burgundy: I want to kiss you.
Sea World Trainer: No.
Ron Burgundy: Or I’ll kiss your friend.
Sea World Trainer: No.
Ron Burgundy: [to the crowd] How about the two trainers kiss each other? What do you say, huh?
Sea World Trainer: So, let’s say hello to the stars of the show, Chippy and Roo-roo!
Ron Burgundy: For your information, Chippy was rehabilitated and Roo-roo is an a**hole. Wooh! Look, they’re swimming and doing tricks. Folks, what do you expect? They’re dolphins.
Ron Burgundy: [to the dolphin] What did you say? Look at you, with that permanent smile. You think you’re so smart with your secret language. You just fart out of the top of your head.
Sea World Kid #1: You’re a punk, Ron Burgundy!
Sea World Kid #2: Booooo.
Sea World Kid #3: Children and animals hate you, Ron Burgundy!
Ron Burgundy: I would eat dolphins if it was legal!
Ron Burgundy: [to the Sea World guards] Unhand me, you buffoons!
Sea World Manager: Alright, first, you threw up in the shark tank. Then you fed the seals a chicken gyro? And now this? You’re fired, you washed-up drunk!
Ron Burgundy: [as he decides to hang himself from the fluorescent light] This is the end of the road, I’m not turning back. Well, I know it’s not a pretty sight. And you’re going to be the sole witness. If you can’t handle it, you leave the room. It’s too late, Baxter. I’m going the way of the ancient samurai who, when dishonored, would hang themselves from a fluorescent light. Goodbye, my sweet hairy prince.
Ron Burgundy: [as he jumps off the chair, the light to breaks and he falls] Sweet cream on nipples!
'I'm so lonely I paid a hobo to spoon with me.' - Ron Burgundy (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) Click To Tweet
Freddie Shapp: [after Ron’s failed suicide attempt] Oh, my God! What the hell happened?
Ron Burgundy: I tried to hang myself? Because my life’s a mess? And I saw no other option?
Freddie Shapp: I think you’re telling the truth, but why are you saying it like you’re lying?
Ron Burgundy: It was a call for help? But it didn’t work because I’m too heavy, and the ceiling lamp broke? Something like that?
Ron Burgundy: These are first-rate flapjacks. I’m telling you, suicide makes you hungry. I don’t care what anyone says.
Freddie Shapp: My name is Freddie Shapp, and I’m a producer of a new kind of news. We’re starting a twenty-four hour news channel, first of its kind. GNN, The Global News Network.
Ron Burgundy: That is without a doubt the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. You mean news going twenty-four hours around the clock? A channel that’s never off, in other words?
Freddie Shapp: Yeah. Yeah. Just twenty-four hours.
Ron Burgundy: No offense, but you are a stupid a**hole.
Freddie Shapp: Mr. Burgundy, I assure you we are a hundred percent for real.
Ron Burgundy: I don’t think you understand, Freddie. My hero, Mack Tannen, told me I was the worst journalist he’d ever seen. I’m not good enough.
Freddie Shapp: Here. This is your first week’s salary.
Ron Burgundy: [as he looks at the cash] By the hymen of Olivia Newton-John!
Freddie Shapp: What do you say, Ron?
Ron Burgundy: I’ll take the job. And I swear I’ll be number one again. I’ll take back my son, restore my reputation, and make everything right with Veronica. But more importantly, I’m going to do what God put Ron Burgundy on this Earth to do. Have salon-quality hair and read the news.
Champ Kind: Meet the crew! I’m local San Diego legend Champ Kind, and I believe in two things. Good chicken, and that the census is a way for the UN to make your children gay. So come on by and grab a wing. Because when you do, you’ll say, “Whammy!” No Catholics or Jews admitted.
Champ Kind: So, anyway, Harken sat me down, he said, “Champ, you’re a dangerous alcoholic, a racist and I don’t think you know a lick about sports.” And I said, “Ed, you dirty Polack, it’s ten in the morning. Let’s go have some drinks, go to a baseball game where the Mexicans hit some touchdowns.” Then he fires me. Fortunately, on the way out the door, I fake a work injury. With the settlement, I bought this place.
Ron Burgundy: Well, I’m glad to see you landed on your feet, Champ.
'I can always guess how many jelly beans are in a jelly bean jar, even if it's not right.' - Brick Tamland (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) Click To Tweet
Ron Burgundy: Listen, can I ask you a question?
Champ Kind: Sure. Anything.
Ron Burgundy: [referring to the fried chickens] Is this chicken?
Champ Kind: Hell, no. It’s really impossible to turn a profit if you serve real chicken. Yeah. We use mainly bats.
Ron Burgundy: What?
Champ Kind: Yeah. But the good quality kind.
Ron Burgundy: That’s the most horrible thing I’ve ever heard.
Champ Kind: Yeah? You got to do what you got to do, right?
Ron Burgundy: So what you got to do is serve fried bats?
Champ Kind: Yep.
Champ Kind: Do you know what they call bats?
Ron Burgundy: Bats.
Champ Kind: Chicken of the Cave.
Ron Burgundy: No one calls them Chicken of the Cave. Who’s “they”, by the way?
Champ Kind: There’s a guy I met named Paco, sells bikers speed at the pier.
Ron Burgundy: So that guy calls them Chicken of the Cave.
Champ Kind: Yeah.
Ron Burgundy: That’s not “they”.
Champ Kind: Why don’t you have a bite and stop judging it?
Ron Burgundy: I’m not going to bite into a fried bat.
Champ Kind: It’s delicious.
Ron Burgundy: It’s all tendon, look at it.
Ron Burgundy: [suddenly a bat flies through the restaurant] Was that a bat?
Champ Kind: Chicken of the Cave.
Ron Burgundy: Wow, this place is spectacular!
Champ Kind: It’s amazing.
Brian Fantana: A bit chaotic today. We got the Cat Fancy cover coming out, you know how that can be. I’ve been living in a tent for the last two years.
Brian Fantana: Oh, yeah, this is not that. We got a sauna in the kitchen. A lot of people think that’s weird, but I keep wine in it. I’m not a wine guy, but I know you got to keep it hot.
Ron Burgundy: I hate Mondays. I’m not a Monday guy.
Champ Kind: Ron hates Mondays. Hell, I’m not crazy about them either. I also don’t like Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.
'I can type fifty words a minute with only three hundred errors.' - Chani Lastnamé (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) Click To Tweet
Brian Fantana: [at Brick’s funeral] Brick was lost at sea about a year ago. Thought he saw a bird and he swam out to pet it, he never came back.
Ed Harken: We all loved Brick, even though he never had a phone number, or address, or a social security number. In six years of working at the station, he never cashed a paycheck.
Ron Burgundy: That sweet Brick.
Ed Harken: He was a sensitive man though. He told me he wanted to donate his organs to science before he died, so he could see where they ended up. He’ll long be remembered and he’ll be sorely missed.
Brick Tamland: Thank you, Reverend.
Brick Tamland: Brick was a great man.
Ron Burgundy: Really?
Brick Tamland: And I will miss him so much. And I will not rest until I find his killer.
Brian Fantana: What?
Ron Burgundy: His killer?
Brick Tamland: It is hard for me to believe that he is gone.
Brian Fantana: He’s not gone!
Brick Tamland: I feel that I just saw him yesterday!
Ron Burgundy: You were probably talking to yourself in a mirror.
Brick Tamland: When I got the news, I didn’t even know how to make sense out of it!
Brian Fantana: None of us understand!
Brick Tamland: Why? Why? Why did you take him from us?
Ron Burgundy: You’re clearly standing in front of us, Brick.
Brick Tamland: Goddamn you!
Ron Burgundy: Brick!
Brick Tamland: Brick is dead!
Champ Kind: No, Brick’s alive.
Brick Tamland: [points to his own picture] Brick is dead! Look at him!
Ron Burgundy: He’s not dead.
Champ Kind: He’s not dead, Brick. You’re not dead.
Ron Burgundy: You’re Brick!
'I don't have a lot of experience with kissing, but I do know one thing. Always get your teeth involved.' - Brick Tamland (Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues) Click To Tweet
Brian Fantana: [as they are driving to New York in Ron’s van] What about the time that you dared Champ to drink that beer stein full of Woolite?
Ron Burgundy: He drained it faster than you could say, “No, don’t do it. That’s the equivalent of drinking poison.”
Champ Kind: Oh, Lord. I was in a six month coma. They said from the neurological damage, there’s no way I’d live past fifty-five!
Ron Burgundy: You got three years left, my friend.
Brick Tamland: You’re going to die!