I watched "Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy" again last night...It's a bit uneven, but very funny in many spots and allows for a great deal of improvisation. This is apparent in a few outtakes included in the final credits. In particular, this sequence of lines from Steve Carell's "Brick Tamland" character which is supposed to show his, shall we say, lower level of intelligence:
- "I drank a lava lamp. It wasn't lava."
- "I ate a whole bunch of fiberglass insulation. It wasn't cotton candy like that guy said. slight pause. wince. My stomach's itchy..."
- "I pooped a hammer."
- "I pooped a tape recorder."
- "I pooped a cornish game hen."
Shown in rapid fire succession, I was pretty much in tears by the third line. You really need Carell delivering the lines with his intonation and deadpan expression though.