The Outtakes From 'Anchorman' Are Absolutely Hilarious

Nearly fourteen years ago to this day, director Adam McKay unleashed one of his greatest creations to date: Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.


Featuring arguably Will Ferrell's most iconic comedic performances as the titular character, his writing skills also did not go to waste, packing so many quotable lines, so many memorable characters and so much silliness into two hours and culminating in a film that to this day is lauded by comedy lovers across the globe.

For those of you who haven't seen the film (where have you been the past 14 years?), the 70s-set story follows Ron Burgundy - San Diego's top-rated newsman in the male-dominated world of broadcasting - whose career is thrown into jeopardy when ambitious reporter Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) is hired as a new anchor.

After that vulgar slip ruins his position, Ron is given the chance to redeem himself when an outrageous story breaks at the San Diego Zoo.

The film received mixed reviews when it premiered back in 2004, with many slating it for feeling more like a series of sketches than one with a well defined plot.

Regardless of the haters, Anchorman went from strength to strength in the eyes of adoring audiences who are still quoting it nearly 15 years later.

Thrown into cult classic status, the 'I love lampers' see it for what it is: a big of light-hearted fun. Which is really all we ever ask of our comedies, isn't it?

The same can be said for the blooper reel, which reveals the ludicrous levels of fun and funniness Ferrell, Applegate, Steve Carell et al brought to the film. It's a solid reminder of how good the cast were at coming up with some golden nuggets of comedy on the spot.

From bluffs to f-ups to improvised absurdity, the Anchorman outtakes contain eight minutes of unfiltered entertainment that are sure to make you chuckle. And just like the Liar Liar gag reel and the Step Brothers bloopers (another masterpiece from McKay), the Anchorman gaffes serve as the perfect finisher to the film's meaty content. A proverbial Long Island iced tea to water down a rich serving of steak and fries.

In short, the blooper reel is another piece of evidence to support what we already knew but are happy to be reminded of - in the realm of comedy, Anchorman is kind of a big deal.

Featured Image Credit: Dreamworks Pictures

Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]

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