Corrected entry: In the shot where Luke Wilson gets his arm cut off by Tim Robbins, you can see where his the fake arm is attached and cut off and you can also tell he's got his arm stuck in his coat.
Correction: It was done as a spoof and for comedic effect, as such it is not really a mistake.
Corrected entry: After Ron throws the burrito at the biker on the bridge, he stops and has a fairly long talk with him. Stopping in the middle of a San Diego bridge for that amount of time with no traffic buildup would be next to impossible.
Correction: It isn't likely but its possible that there was no traffic.
Corrected entry: When Jack Black is on the bridge, after he kicks Ron Burgundy's dog over the side, he says "That's how I roll." The movie takes place in the 1970's. Although very funny, this urban slang/phrase is an anachronism. It did not appear on the scene until the early 2000's, so it's about 30 years out of sync.
Correction: The term may have been popularised by the explosion in the media during the last decade, but the terms, "Let's roll" or "roll 'em" etc. when used in this manner have been around for the best part of half a century in the film and TV industry. It was used in the 1950's in conjuction with popular music and its attributions.
Corrected entry: In the scene where Ed Harkin calls the bar to ask if Ron Burgundy is there, you can see a calendar to the far right of the bartender. It is the calendar for July, and the 1st of July is a Tuesday. 1975 is the only year in the 1970's that this could be possible. "Afternoon Delight" (the song the news team sings when Veronica Corningstone is introduced) wasn't out until one year later, July of 1976.
Correction: July 1st, 1980, was a Tuesday, and would easily fit in with the time period shown in the movie, as would "Afternoon Delight".
Corrected entry: Although the film is set in the 1970's, when Brian Fantana is on the phone talking with a distraught Ron Burgundy, a Rubik's Cube is seen on the desk. Rubik's Cube was not sold until the early 1980's.
Correction: Rubik's cube was invented by Erno Rubik in 1974, then patented in 1975, and it was put on the market in Hungary in 1977, although the 'Rubik's craze' spread later.
Corrected entry: In the pool party scene at the beginning of the movie, Ron is seen holding a half-empty drink with nothing else in it. He then looks for Veronica and in the next shot is seen holding a drink with ice, straw, green umbrella and orange slice. The drink remains unchanged for the rest of the time he talks to Veronica.
Correction: The half empty drink Ron is holding is his scotch, which he throws out of his hand before jumping into the pool. The drink in his hand during the rest of the shots is an entirely new drink.
Corrected entry: Towards the beginning of the film when Ron says "Attention, I have urgent news.CANNONBALL" Just as he is about to run he has a drink, as he jumps it completely vanishes.
Correction: As he runs off the diving board he throws the glass away.
Corrected entry: During the scene where Ron is in the phone booth, an early shot shows a white SUV drive by. The movie is set in the 1970's. SUV's didn't exist.
Correction: Some SUV's that existed in the '70's: Ford Bronco (introduced 1966), Chevy Suburban (introduced 1971), International Harverster Scout (introduced 1961), etc.
Corrected entry: In the opening montage, just after he says "Down into my belly, mmm mmm mmm", Will Ferell starts to laugh before the camera cuts away.
Correction: If he's drinking scotch, it wouldn't be unnatural for him to laugh, even at himself.
Corrected entry: In the street fight shot, Wes Mantooth is on a bike. He is standing up with the bike between his legs and he lights up a cigarette and in the next scene the bike is no longer there without anyone moving it.
Correction: If you watch closely, you can see one of Mantooth's friends reach over and grab something from under Mantooth. Also, if you listen closely you can hear it being wheeled away.
Corrected entry: In the scene where the five gangs of newscasters are about to "brawl," the second group (Wes Mantooth) rides up in bicycles. In the following scenes when the rest of the gangs emerge, the bicycles have magically disappeared.
Correction: The bikes are still there the entire time. There are several shots where they are still present...they've just been pushed off to the side of the action. You can even see one of them still remaining in the shot where everyone in the "brawl" scatters.
Corrected entry: When the boss calls Ron in the bar and asks him to "come down," how did he know where to go?
Correction: His news team was there with him and probably already knew where to go and told him what was going on.