It’s been 12 years since Ron Burgundy wowed us all with his machismo and his mustache, but besides his glorious mustache, his mad flute skills, and his affinity for scotchy scotch, what do we really know about the man, and by extension, his film, Anchorman? With that in mind, we decided to go back and remind you of some surprising details about the film. So read up and stay classy.
1. Ron Burgundy is a Jethro Tull super fan. Burgundy loves the Tull and his nightclub performance scene has several tributes to Jethro Tull flutist, Ian Anderson. Besides blurting out “Hey Aqualung,” and playing a delicious riff from the title track of Jethro Tull’s 1971 album, Burgundy finishes his performance by turning to the side and lifting up his leg, imitating the band’s logo.
2. The restaurant that Veronica and her female coworkers visit, is a health inspector’s nightmare. The restaurant is called “Escupimos en su Alimento” which translates to, “We spit in your food.” If only Yelp had been around in the 1970s.