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Ted Baxter from the old Mary Tyler Moore Show was one of my all-time funny guys, which is similar to the character Ron Burgundy, played by Will Ferrell.

Ferrell holds this movie together and keeps it from being just a bunch of jokes involving a guy acting like an idiot, but makes it work with his outstanding performance.

The film's humor might not be for everyone, but there's enough and plenty left over to make it one of the summer's most fun and enjoyable movies for me.

Silly and stupid, and in the same vein as Dumb and Dumber, comes Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

It's a look back at the male-dominated news industry of the 1970s, complete with male chauvinism, womanizing, and rising feminism.

It's funnier than even I would have thought. It's hard to watch without thinking about your local team up there on the big screen.

Satire? I think they've hit the nail on the head.

Anchorman is a film that turns a sarcastic eye towards the behind-the-scenes goings on at a live local T.V. news station.

This picture is presented in the most goofy way imaginable, with over-the-top & intentionally silly comedy that makes a point of what it was like for women journalists in this industry during the 70s.

Anchorman is what we affectionately call a moron movie, and, as such, it works.

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