This movie is certainly a paradox. On the one hand, it does have some very funny moments including one scene in which Julius Caesar is mentioned and Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) comments that he doesn’t follow the NBA much, thinking it is Julius Irving being mentioned. The outrageous and off-the-wall comedy of both Ferrell and Steve Carell does tickle the funny bone. At the same time, this movie has something to offend almost everybody! It uses ignorant humor, such as Will Ferrell constantly referring to a woman being black, and a racist character that is a salesman and welcomes everyone except for Catholics and Jews. It is supposed to be funny in an ignorant way, but not everyone will find it so. Another example of the possible offending humor is when O.J. Simpson and Robert Blake are referred to as “lady killers”. The picture also has a character looking up at a memorial service and cursing God.
With all the cursing and sexual innuendos and the smoking of crack on screen, this one isn’t anywhere close to being Dove approved.