24. Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Chances of getting laid (1-10): 10. This was the swingin’ '70s! Everyone with a pulse was getting lucky, right?
The drink situation (1-10): 7. Mixed drinks and hard alcohol in classy glasses with silly umbrellas. Fun and fruity!
Chances of police interference (1-10): 1. Like we said, it was the freewheelin’ '70s! Anything goes!
How’s the music? (1-10): 8. A great mix of funkadelic hits from the 1970s. Highlights include Bill Withers’ “Use Me” and Kansas’ “Carry On Wayward Son.” Bonus point for Will Ferrell & The Channel 4 News Team’s cover of “Afternoon Delight.”
Adam McKay’s Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy helped usher in the 1970s…in 2004. The endlessly quotable flick has also helped turn Will Ferrell into a megastar, and for good reason.
The Saturday Night Live veteran turns the Ron Burgundy character into a living, breathing, hilarious cliché. Burgundy and the film have become a virtual quote machine for comedy loving people everywhere. After learning that Burgundy and his news team have held onto their lead as the highest-rated news program in San Diego, they decide to throw a wild swingin’ pool party to celebrate.
Sporting nothing but his undies and a robe, Burgundy walks around the party with his alcoholic beverage in a cup with fruit and an umbrella. He sees the beautiful Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) and immediately hits on her, unsuccessfully. Not one to be deterred, Burgundy finds a good time with a lighthearted cannonball demonstration in the pool. We love every minute of it. You stay classy, San Diego!