The San Diego 'Anchorman' gets an exhibit at Washington, D.C.'s Newseum.
(Photo: Frank Micelotta, Getty Images)STORY HIGHLIGHTSThe Newseum in Washington, D.C., will host an 'Anchorman' exhibit starting Nov. 14Ron Burgundy's flute will be on display, along with a copy of the desk from the comedyWill Ferrell returns in 'Anchorman 2' on Dec. 20
Ron Burgundy's flute is finally getting the museum treatment.
The Newseum, the Washington, D.C., museum dedicated to the news media and the first amendment, will host an exhibit featuring one of the media's greatest champions of freedom - Ron Burgundy.
The San Diego news dinosaur (as played by Will Ferrell) from 2004'sAnchormanhas allowed for his jazz flute, which he played so passionately in the film to be placed on display.
The exhibit will also feature the whip used by rival anchorman Arturo Mendes (Ben Stiller) during the gang fight scene between rival news teams and a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk and news set.
The exhibit opens Nov. 14, which just happens to coincide withAnchorman 2: The Legend Continues,opening on Dec. 20.
Some might question what Ron Burgundy has to do with real news. But Cathy Trost, vice president of exhibits and programs at the Newseum, explained in a news release: "The exhibit explores the reality behind the humor ofAnchormanand tracks the rise of personality-driven news formats in the 1970s."
Stay classy, Newseum. Stay classy.