November 13th, 2013
10:28 PM ET
9 years ago

Mr. Burgundy goes to Washington

Washington (CNN) - News team, assemble!

Ron Burgundy and the rest of the Channel 4 Evening News gang descend on Washington on Thursday when a new interactive exhibit opens at the Newseum.

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"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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