Video: Rick Sanchez’s “Anchorman” moment

posted at 7:29 pm on May 7, 2010 by Allahpundit

Via John McCormack, who reminds us that Ron Burgundy will indeed read anything on the teleprompter. Even funnier than the Sanchez clip is the one below it, courtesy of the Right Scoop, of Beck and crew riffing on the sort of intellect that thinks “Hawaii” is a longer word than “Iceland.” Which, I guess, makes this the second time in three days that Jon Stewart and Glenn Beck find themselves surprisingly in agreement.


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Made with bits of real Panther.

jamie gumm on May 7, 2010 at 7:33 PM

bet he can’t play yazz flute like Burgundy!

FontanaConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

You forgot the exit question: Who’s the CNN brain trust? Rick Sanchez or Wolf Blitzer.

SlaveDog on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Wolf and Rich Sanchez facing each other in Jeopardy….who wins?

stldave on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

This is the same genius who speculated that Palin was pregnant when she announced she was resigning.

angryed on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

“It’s like picking on the handicapped.”

John the Libertarian on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

T*ts McGee is on vacation.

DrSteve on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Wolf and Rich Sanchez facing each other in Jeopardy….who wins?

stldave on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Bloggers.

aquaviva on May 7, 2010 at 7:41 PM

You can’t have a Rick Sanchez without reminding people that Sanchez once killed a man while driving drunk (he died sometime later due to the injures) & fled the scene.

borg on May 7, 2010 at 7:43 PM

Sanchez is one of the reasons I quit watching CNN. It’s a shame. CNN used to be the place I went to for news. But the last few years, I couldn’t stand to watch it.

ColumbusConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:43 PM

One day I want to see Fox, CNN, MSNBC, and NBC come together and do this
:)

FontanaConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:43 PM

I can’t remember who it was, some famous actor, doing their first screen test and saying something like: “Looks like you’re going fishing beat Can I come along? beat So you’re still angry, huh?”

RBMN on May 7, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Wolf and Rich Sanchez facing each other in Jeopardy….who wins?

stldave on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Musta been a bad day for Ol Rick. First he throws his half eaten burrito out his window, hits a biker, who then punt kicks his dog over a bridge! LOL

capejasmine on May 7, 2010 at 7:46 PM

And yet… Rick Sanchez remains the biggest celebrity to visit my petting zoo!

radjah shelduck on May 7, 2010 at 7:47 PM

60% of the time CNN is accurate all the time.

cobrakai99 on May 7, 2010 at 7:47 PM

I was listening to Beck this morning on my way to work during this segment. Couldn’t stop laughing.

illustro on May 7, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Made with bits of real Panther.

jamie gumm on May 7, 2010 at 7:33 PM

…That’s how you know it’s good…..one of the fave quotes around our house!

HornetSting on May 7, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Good thing for Sanchez, nobody saw it

The Notorious G.O.P on May 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM

I bet the only reason this tool has a job is because of “diversity”.

ColumbusConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM

Made with bits of real Panther.

jamie gumm on May 7, 2010 at 7:33 PM

60% of the time it works every time.

Bee on May 7, 2010 at 7:55 PM

I bet the only reason this tool has a job is because of “diversity”.

ColumbusConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM

No, every minority on TV is not hired based on the fact that they’re not white.

Narutoboy on May 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM

But has his dog been punted yet?

abobo on May 7, 2010 at 8:12 PM

And yet… Rick Sanchez remains the biggest celebrity to visit my petting zoo!

radjah shelduck on May 7, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Right after he pours salt on his a%s…

Seven Percent Solution on May 7, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Both of Sanchez’ viewers felt bad for him.

Perhaps Sanchez was drunk again, like when he struck and killed the pedestrian.

crushliberalism on May 7, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Both of Sanchez’ viewers felt bad for him.

Perhaps Sanchez was drunk again, like when he struck and killed the pedestrian.

crushliberalism on May 7, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Thank you for adding that….I was just now getting ready to post that story…

On December 10, 1990, Sanchez struck a pedestrian, Jeffrey Smuzinick, with his car on a residential street near Dolphin Stadium. Smuzinick was paralyzed and eventually died in an assisted living facility on November 2, 1995. Sanchez had just left an NFL football game with his father when the accident occurred. He was not charged with causing the accident, but was charged with and pleaded no contest to DUI.

BigAnge on May 7, 2010 at 8:18 PM

I don’t know which is more funny. Listening to Beck bash this tool, or imagining the ego-crushing pain it must cause Sanchez to listen to it. I’ll bet more than a couple interns on his set are just laughing at him behind masks of neutrality and he knows it. Schadenfreude

Mord on May 7, 2010 at 8:19 PM

He gives morons a bad name.

What’s nine meters in english?

tru2tx on May 7, 2010 at 8:21 PM

No, every minority on TV is not hired based on the fact that they’re not white.

Narutoboy on May 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Agreed. But when you have someone as incompetent as Sanchez, you have to question why he still has a job. I used to watch him, and was amazed at the amount of stupidity that came out of his mouth.

ColumbusConservative on May 7, 2010 at 8:22 PM

I bet the only reason this tool has a job is because of “diversity”.

ColumbusConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:52 PM

No, every minority on TV is not hired based on the fact that they’re not white.

Narutoboy on May 7, 2010 at 8:06 PM

You play the race card well.

Disturb the Universe on May 7, 2010 at 8:29 PM

Beck and crew’s points were well made, except Hawaii, tropical as it may be, is in the North Pacific Ocean.

Ira on May 7, 2010 at 8:34 PM

Ron Burgundy? C’mon get serious Ron Burgundy was a genius compared with this guy. The real comparison is Ted Baxter, hands down.

trapeze on May 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

The only thing that could have made this better is if Glenn would have broken into his Larry King impersonation and said, “Tonight on Larry King Live, Rick Sanchez — for the full hour!”

Elizabetty on May 7, 2010 at 8:43 PM

I think Sanchez was try to suggest that volcanoes with long-ish names usually occur in tropical climes, like Hawaii’s Haleakala. Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull is a mouthful.

But, alas, he’s still a tool.

jamie gumm on May 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM

It’s hard to describe the expression on Sanchez’ face without using notty words, but you can just barely make out the hamster running on that wheel just behind his forehead

ontherocks on May 7, 2010 at 8:47 PM

I look into those eyes and see oblivion, there is nothing behind them but darkness.

Bishop on May 7, 2010 at 8:55 PM

Ron Burgundy? C’mon get serious Ron Burgundy was a genius compared with this guy. The real comparison is Ted Baxter, hands down.

trapeze on May 7, 2010 at 8:38 PM

Or Evan Baxter.

Bee on May 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM

Actually, the bit of riffing that followed this was some of the funniest radio I’ve ever heard on Beck’s show. About 35 minutes into the third hour, I think.

Beck and Pat Grey speculated on whether either could fit into the “pajama jeans” product that they were trying to do a live commercial for, because their burgeoning weight had rendered all other clothing uncomfortable. Not very PC, but excruciatingly funny as they wondered aloud if there was a “fat chick” size that they could wear.

This particular sponsor has taken some lumps. In addition to ruining today’s commercial, the other day he tried to segue into their “pajama-jeans for mother’s day” pitch directly from a long, very dark “the economy is dead and we’re all doomed” rant. It was awkward, to say the least!

bofh on May 7, 2010 at 8:57 PM

I look into those eyes and see oblivion, there is nothing behind them but darkness.

Bishop on May 7, 2010 at 8:55 PM

And a pretty quick hamster.

ontherocks on May 7, 2010 at 9:02 PM

Ron Burgundy?

Try Ted Baxter

Kini on May 7, 2010 at 9:09 PM

On December 10, 1990, Sanchez struck a pedestrian, Jeffrey Smuzinick, with his car on a residential street near Dolphin Stadium. Smuzinick was paralyzed and eventually died in an assisted living facility on November 2, 1995. Sanchez had just left an NFL football game with his father when the accident occurred. He was not charged with causing the accident, but was charged with and pleaded no contest to DUI.

BigAnge on May 7, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Are you serious?

nyx on May 7, 2010 at 9:17 PM

I saw his wiki page. Those who mentioned his hit and run are right.
I just thought he was a buffoon but he’s a heartless sob.

nyx on May 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

F**KIN’ THING SUCKS!

MadisonConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:36 PM

hahah thanks I never saw that before!

CityFish on May 7, 2010 at 9:25 PM

I saw his wiki page. Those who mentioned his hit and run are right.
I just thought he was a buffoon but he’s a heartless sob.

nyx on May 7, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Yeah. He got away with it cause he was a TV personality in Miami.

Pretty sick.

tetriskid on May 7, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Rick Sanchez is the biggest whore Mariel could find to send to the U.S.
Never, ever shake his hand; You’ll get a disease unknown to medical science.

Cybergeezer on May 7, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Yeah. He got away with it cause he was a TV personality in Miami.

Pretty sick.

tetriskid on May 7, 2010 at 10:07 PM

He covered the police beat and knew a lot of cops. Let’s just say they weren’t exactly in hot pursuit.

ontherocks on May 7, 2010 at 10:13 PM

I wouldn’t call this a big Rick Sanchez moment. A big Rick Sanchez moment is him doing a story after a drunk guy apparently fell off a cruise ship – so this moron has a crew film him, on a little boat, falling backwards, wearing a life vest, while a coast guard crew pulls him up after he splashes around thirty seconds or so. Yes, that is a Rick Sanchez moment.

Marcus on May 7, 2010 at 10:23 PM

Beck’s bit this morning was hilarious. When Beck, Pat, and Stu start riffing on something and it gels…it is grade A comedy.

Inanemergencydial on May 7, 2010 at 10:45 PM

“This is science.”

Cindy Munford on May 7, 2010 at 10:47 PM

What about his off prompter bit talking to that scientist about meters and miles? Rick couldn’t do metric system and assumed the stoned college students watching couldn’t either.

di butler on May 7, 2010 at 11:29 PM

Rick Sanchez is the proto democrat. Full embodiment of the loser mentality of the left.

Inanemergencydial on May 7, 2010 at 11:30 PM

Rick Sanchez–A Bad-Lib Tease

chickasaw42 on May 7, 2010 at 11:36 PM

I imagine that television ,in a quest for diversity, wanted a handsome Hispanic and doesn’t care that he is an idiot.

BL@KBIRD on May 7, 2010 at 11:38 PM

And the winner of the, “I Rather Be Dan Award” is…..

chickasaw42 on May 7, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Little Rickie Sanchez Asks Scientist “’Nine Meters In English Is?’”

After CNN meteorologist Jacqui Jeras set up Dr. Kurt Frankel of the Georgia Institute of Technology, the professor explained that a nine meter drop in the ocean didn’t necessarily mean we’d see waves of that size hitting Hawaii.

Sanchez interrupted asking, “By the way, nine meters in English is?”

SANCHEZ: Well, hold on a minute. Wouldn’t it follow that if all of a sudden a part of the ocean just dropped 27 feet, the reaction to, you know, the yang of that yin is that it will also go up at some point?

FRANKEL: It will go up. But that does not mean, again, that there is not going to be 27 feet of water…

SANCHEZ: I’m not asking you to do 27 to 27. I’m saying if there’s a drop, will there be an increase?

FRANKEL: There should be an increase.

SANCHEZ: So, so there will be some kind of wave activity there (Hawaii). What you’re saying is we can’t exactly measure …

FRANKEL: You can’t extrapolate that to what’s going to happen in Hawaii. Okay, it’s the function of the coastline topography, of how the — of the slope of the continental, well those no continental shelf in Hawaii. But, the slope of the land coming off of the coast, and so forth. So, there is a whole other number of factors that play into this.

SANCHEZ: But what we can say is, tell me if I’m wrong, there is a tsunami there, and it was just detected that it caused a 27-foot drop?

FRANKEL: Yes, we recorded the tsunami passing that buoy, yes.

DSchoen on May 8, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Wolf and Rich Sanchez facing each other in Jeopardy….who wins?

stldave on May 7, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Trick question…… Trebecks mother of course.

Koa on May 8, 2010 at 12:26 AM

MadisonConservative on May 7, 2010 at 7:36 PM

Anything from this century?

DSchoen on May 8, 2010 at 12:26 AM

the sort of intellect that thinks “Hawaii” is a longer word than “Iceland.”

Umm … what? Is that serious?

Doomed, I say. Doomed.

nukemhill on May 8, 2010 at 12:38 AM

Let’s get Sanchez to interview Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) so they can debate the policy implications of volcanoes tipping over and capsizing.

AnonymousDrivel on May 8, 2010 at 12:49 AM

I’m Rick San…chez?

catmman on May 8, 2010 at 10:02 AM

Rick is a schmuck but I think it was more a case of him being petulant with his producers for not writing words for him to say.

RobCon on May 8, 2010 at 11:12 AM

I figured it out! Sanchez thinks that the apostrophe in “Hawai’i” represents some missing letters, and the real name of the state is “Hawai-kamehameha-kealakekua-mele-kalikimaka-i”

The Monster on May 8, 2010 at 11:15 AM