I worship at the alter of comedy. And when my old talk-show partner Phil asked me to come up with a list of the best Will Ferrell movie quotes for a project he was working on. I couldn’t say no.
While I love Will, he’s been swingin’ and missin’ lately — and I mean really missing (re: Land of the Lost). But you gotta give the man his due, he’s proved himself a comedy genius and there are some seriously funny movies under his belt. Hopefully his New Year’s resolution is to stop saying “yes” to every script that crosses his desk and get down to creating more classic comedy. I thought I’d share the ten I came up with. See anything I missed?
Ron Burgundy, Anchorman: “I wanna say something. I’m gonna put it out there; if you like it, you can take it, if you don’t, send it right back … I want to be on you.”
Ron Burgundy, Anchorman: “The only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show…
[kisses his biceps] “
Ron Burgundy, Anchorman: “Stay classy, San Diego.”
Frank the Tank, Old School: “Well, um, actually a pretty nice little Saturday, we’re going to go to Home Depot… … Maybe Bed, Bath, & Beyond, I don’t know, I don’t know if we’ll have enough time. “
Frank the Tank, Old School: “You’re my boy, Blue! You’re my boy.”
Frank the Tank, Old School: (beer bong scene) “Fill it up again! Fill it up again! Once it hits your lips, it’s so good!”
Buddy the Elf, Elf: (answering the phone) “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?”
Rick-Bobby, Talladega Nights: “How ’bout we go get kicked out of an Applebee’s?”
Rick-Bobby, Talladega Nights: “Dear Lord Baby Jesus, I want to thank you for this wonderful meal, my two beautiful son’s, Walker and Texas Ranger, and my Red-Hot Smokin’ Wife, Carley.”
Chazz Reinhold, Wedding Crashers: (Before crashing a funeral to pick up women) “Grief is nature’s most powerful aphrodisiac.”
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