Pete and Brigette Review Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy


Describe it in 25 words or less.

Pete: A male news reporter’s job is challenged by a female in the chauvinistic 1970’s.

Brigette: A man must adjust to changing times in his workplace.

Any particular reason for choosing this film?

Pete: I’m a huge Will Ferrell fan.

Brigette: We missed this film when it first came out and really wanted to see Anchorman 2 but figured we’d be remiss not seeing this one first.


Pete & Brigette: Comedy

Who was your favorite character and why?

Pete: Ron Burgundy because just about every time he spoke I laughed.

Brigette: Brick because I just love characters who are a little off but genuinely good-hearted.

Who was your least favorite character and why?

Pete: Public News Anchor (played by Tim Robbins), because of his sneaky tactics.

Brigette: Champ because he confused me.

How was the casting?

Pete: Amazing: the cast of cameos is one of the best.

Brigette: I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Will Ferrell. There are some films where his style of comedy really irks me, but there are ones like this one when I find him really funny. I think the other cast members make a big difference. This was one of the best comedic casts I’ve seen in a while.

Did it grab you immediately or did it take a while?

Pete: IMMEDIATELY; and I laughed my way through the entire film.

Brigette: It had me at Bill Kurtis’s narration. It was a great mix of silly and entertaining.

Favorite quote:

Pete: “I immediately regret this decision!” – Ron

Brigette: “We’ve been coming to the same party for twelve years now, and in no way is that depressing.” – Ron

Is it part of a series and have you seen the rest of the series?

Pete: The filmmakers compiled so many extra scenes and sub-plots that a second film entitled Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie (2004) (V) was edited together and included in the 2-disc Anchorman: Special Edition.
We plan on watching Anchorman 2 very soon.

How was the soundtrack?

Brigette: Very funky indeed. We’ve put the music from the film on Spotify, Grooveshark and Rdio. And for a very special treat, we’ve included the jazz flute scene and the Afternoon Delight music video!

Would you watch it again?

Brigette: Yes, I would watch this whenever I needed a good laugh.

How was the ending?

Pete: It put a smile on your face, the lead up was intense and hilarious.

Brigette: A little cheesily happy.

What was the moral of the story?

Pete: Always be prepared for change.

Brigette: Sometimes unwelcome change brings unexpected rewards.

Who would you recommend it to?

Pete: Fans of parody films and quality comedy from Will Ferrell.

Brigette: Anyone who likes their comedies super silly.

Won’t Eat Their Cereal Opportunity: Ron Burgundy Won’t Eat His Cereal

Recipe: Fondue Party Menu

Beer Pairing: (Pete’s specialty) Alesmith’s Old Numbskull

Favorite Architectural Detail: (Pete’s other specialty)
Escupimos en su Alimento Mexican restaurant interior.

anchorman archi detail

Tell us about a time when unwelcome change brought you unexpected reward.

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