and Adam McKay
left the Saturday Night Live
nest behind to bring their particular brand of absurdist comedy to the big screen with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy
. It tells the story of a ‘70s newsman whose reign over the San Diego media landscape is threatened by the arrival of a female co-anchor. Along the way, a biker kicks a dog off a bridge, a jazz flute shoots fire, and all the town’s news teams engage in an epic showdown.
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, is arguably the funniest. But he faces a lot of stiff competition from the rest of the cast.