The Philosophy Behind The Inspired Silliness Of 'Anchorman,' 10 Years Later

July 9, 2014 2:13 PM

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The Philosophy Behind The Inspired Silliness Of 'Anchorman,' 10 Years Later

July 9 marks the 10-year anniversary of "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy." In honor of lamps, jazz flutes and all of the times that milk was a bad choice, HuffPost Entertainment spoke with David Koechner (Champ Kind), Charna Halpern of iO Improv Theater and Kelly Leonard of Second City to figure out how improv turned "Anchorman" into a cultural phenomenon.

When "Anchorman" came out 10 years ago, it carried an inspired silliness that might seem overdone now, though it was a risky rethinking of the genre at the time. For one thing, "Anchorman" marked the first ensemble comedy of its generation. In pulling the comedic center from a leading man, it set up...

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