The Will Farrell Travesty

There are actors that define a generation. Jimmy Stewart….Rock Hudson….James Dean…Will Ferrell…

Yes, Will Ferrell. His movies and characters have become iconic to a generation that came of age with the millennium. While I find many of his characters are boastful, clueless or both, it is hard to ignore they are a lot of fun. Several years ago the Huffington Post created a Will Ferrell bracket where they pitted one of his characters against another to find the most popular one. Here is how it went:

Round 1

  • Ron (Anchorman) beat out Nick (Everything Must Go). I never saw Everything must go, so I’m good with the win.
  • Chaz (Wedding Crashers) beat Mustafa (Austin Powers). I have to admit I can’t remember either character
  • Frank (Old School) beat Brennan (Step Brothers). I loved Ferrell in Old School.
  • Allen (The Other Guys) beat Jackie (Semi-Pro). Allen rocks!
  • Ricky (Talladega Nights) beat Phil (Kicking and Screaming). I agree.
  • Mugatu (Zoolander) beat Megamind (Megamind). I didn’t like either.
  • Buddy (Elf) beat Marshall (Jay & Silent Bob). Hands down, Buddy wins.
  • Chazz (Blades of Glory) beat Steve (Night at the Roxbury). Night at the Roxbury wasn’t funny as a SNL skit either.

Round 2

  • Ron (Anchorman) beat Chaz (Wedding Crashers). Good!
  • Frank (Old School) beat Allen (The Other Guys). Ooooh…close call. I would have gone the other way.
  • Ricky (Talladega Nights) beat Mugatu (Zoolander). No contest.
  • Buddy (Elf) beat Chazz (Blades of Glory). A Christmas beat-down.

Round 3

  • Ron (Anchorman) beat Frank (Old School). Here is where it starts to get tougher. Ron carries the movie.
  • Buddy (Elf) beat Ricky (Talladega Nights). I completely agree but surprised enough others feel that way too.


  • Ron (Anchorman) beat Buddy (Elf). TRAVESTY! I think the voters were swayed by Anchorman 2 ads (which were running at the time.

Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

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No travesty here. The flavor is a winner!

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I decided to get the pork started early.

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The color of the wine soaks in.

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The sauce.

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A great combination of red wine and pork.

Burgundy Pork Tenderloin

prep 30 M ∙ cook 1 H ∙ makes 4 servings ∙ source


  • 2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Place pork in a 9×13 inch baking dish, and sprinkle meat with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Top with onion and celery, and pour wine over all.

Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes.

When done baking, remove meat from baking dish, and place on a serving platter. Pour gravy mix into baking dish with wine and cooking juices, and stir until thickened. Slice meat, and cover with the gravy.

PREP 30 mins

COOK 1 hr

READY IN 1 hr 30 mins


Calories 400 kcal 20%
Carbohydrates 8.2 g 3%
Cholesterol 148 mg 49%
Fat 8.6 g 13%
Fiber 0.6 g 2%
Protein 47.8 g 96%
Sodium 676 mg 27%

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Categories: Baking3, Low Carb, Main Dish 3, Pork2, Recipes, Wine

Author:The Ranting Chef

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3 Comments on “The Will Farrell Travesty”

  1. sjmunnery1983
    January 21, 2015 at 3:56 am #

    Will Farrell in Stranger than Fiction is in my opinion, a career defining turn from him. He moves away from the his standard Will Farrel character. Take a look if you can.


  2. lauralynne
    January 21, 2015 at 9:29 am #

    Looks amazing! I am always looking for new ways to cook pork tenderloin; we just discovered how much we really like that cut of meat.



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