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'Anchorman' exhibit comes to life at Newseum

6:47 AM, Nov 14, 2013   |    comments
NEW YORK - JULY 7: Actor Will Ferrell aka Ron Burgundy participates in Q&A after a special screening of the film 'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' at the Museum of Television and Radio July 7, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 Evening News gang descend on Washington on Friday when a new interactive exhibit opens at the Newseum.

"Anchorman: The Exhibit" features more than 60 costumes and props from the 2004 hit movie that starred comedian Will Ferrell as a top-rated newsman in 1970s San Diego. Fans will be happy to find that included in the display are Ron's jazz flute, fine burgundy suit and all-important mustache brush.

"I'm literally trapped in a glass case of emotion," the fictitious Burgundy said about the exhibit in a Newseum press release. The quote is a play on one of the film's many memorable lines.

The Newseum is working in partnership with Hollywood's Paramount Pictures, which is releasing a sequel, "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues" on December 20.

Beyond props and costumes, the exhibit includes a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk, where visitors can step in front of the camera and test their skills as a newsreader alongside a recording of Ferrell in character.

Don't act like you're not impressed.

The malodorous cologne Sex Panther, featured in one of the original film's best scenes, is also on display. It remains to be seen, however, whether it works 60% of the time, every time.

"Anchorman: The Exhibit" runs through August 31, 2014, a great choice for Washington tourists next summer, when it's so damn hot.


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