During a breakdown of his most iconic roles for GQ, actor Paul Rudd recounted a time when he and his fellow “Anchorman” co-stars could not keep it together during a scene involving Steve Carell and a chocolate cake. Rudd said, “You don’t want to laugh when you’re in someone’s take because you don’t want to make something unusable and if it’s really funny and then somebody laughs, and you can’t use it, it’s really annoying. So there’s always a pressure not to laugh.” And we all know, when there’s pressure to not laugh, it’s only going to make you laugh harder. That’s how the best giggle fits start.
The crew behind the scenes started to get annoyed when the cast kept laughing the hardest while attempting to film the aforementioned scene. It is a scene where Ron (Will Farrell), Brian (Rudd), Champ (David Koechner), and Brick (Carell) are sitting around a table and discussing how they’re going to stop Veronica Corningstone (Christina Applegate) from being an anchor. Rudd continued, “And Will [Ferrell] is asking Brick what he’s eating and Brick says, ‘Oh, it’s one of those delicious falafel hotdogs with cinnamon and bacon on top.'”