Special Sub-Topic: "Anchorman": The Legend of Ron Burgundy
|Will Ferrell plays the lead character, Ron Burgundy, a fictional top local news anchor in the decade of the 1970s. In which California city does he anchor the news? |
San Diego. One of the gags throughout the film has Ron telling people that he can't speak Spanish, even though his city is a stone's throw away from Mexico.
|Which actress played the love interest, and controversial female TV newscaster?|
Christina Applegate. Applegate played the dumb blonde, Kelly Bundy, on the FOX television series "Married...With Children".
|What is the four letter call sign of the TV station where Ron Burgundy worked?|
KVWN. Burgundy and his team represent the fictional Channel 4 of San Diego circa 1970s.
|Which one of the following actors appearing in "Anchorman" was NOT a cast member of the NBC television show, "Saturday Night Live?" |
Fred Willard. Ben Stiller only appeared as a cast member for a half season in the early 1980s. Fred Willard plays Ed Harken, the station manager.
|Which actor makes a memorable cameo as a mutt-kicking biker who changes Ron Burgundy's life forever?|
Jack Black. Black's biker character decides to punt Ron's pooch in order to compensate for the destruction of a beloved motorcycle.
|Steve Carell plays a rather dim-witted weatherman for the TV news team. What number does he admit to the audience is his IQ? |
48. Steve Carell plays Brick Tamland, and in several scenes provides the comedic punctuation.
|Who directed this romp through the fast-paced business of television news, and the burgeoning development of women as equals in the newsroom?|
Adam McKay. McKay has made uncredited appearances for, and been the headwriter of the TV series, "Saturday Night Live", but "Anchorman" is his first major motion picture as director.
|Which song did the news team spontaneously begin singing as Burgundy tried to describe what true love was like?|
Afternoon Delight. "Afternoon Delight" was made popular by the Starland Vocal Band. There is also a hilarious video shot with the main "Anchorman" stars and the music of "Afternoon Delight".
|What is the name of the Mexican restaurant in which Ms. Corningstone's friends tell her that Ron Burgundy will read anything off the teleprompter?|
Escupimos en su Alimento. In Spanish, that name literally means: "we spit in your food." Remember, Ron says he doesn't speak Spanish.
|What is the name of Ron Burgundy's beloved dog?|
Baxter. Baxter manages to be the dog-hero in the climax of the movie, as he uses his linguistic knowledge to save the news team and Ms. Corningstone.
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