Is any film more quoted on the Web than 'Anchorman'? Even though it came out way back in 2004, the all-star cast of Will Ferrell, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell and pretty much every other hilarious comedic actor in Hollywood has made 'Anchorman' a cult classic.
The highly quoteable dialogue, courtesy of cowriters Ferrell and Adam McKay, doesn't hurt either. Whether it's Steve Carell's dimwitted newscaster Brick declaring his love for "lamp" or the oft-referenced "Wow, that escalated quickly" (popular on message boards when fights break out), quoting from 'Anchorman' has become part of how we communicate on the Web.
Take a look at 10 of the funniest 'Anchorman' quotes. And stay classy, internet.
"I love scotch. Scotchy, scotch, scotch. Here it goes down, down into my belly... "-- Ron Burgundy
"There were horses, and a man on fire, and I killed a guy with a trident." -- Brick Tamland, after the newscaster rumble
"Oh Ron, there are literally thousands of other men that I should be with instead, but I am 72 percent sure that I love you."-- Veronica Corningstone
"The Human Torch was denied a bank loan."-- Ron Burgundy
"By the beard of Zeus!"-- Ron Burgundy
"For just one night let's not be Co-workers. Let's be Co-people."-- Ron Burgundy
"It's called Sex Panther by Odeon. It's illegal in nine countries. Yep, it's made with bits of real panther, so you know it's good."-- Brian Fantana on his cologne
"You're so wise. You're like a miniature Buddha, covered in hair." -- Ron Burgundy to Baxter the dog
"Wow, that escalated quickly." -- Ron Burgundy
"I love lamp." -- Brick Tamland