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Kind of a big deal: 'Anchorman' museum exhibit to open

America's favorite fake anchorman is back, and starting tomorrow, the Channel 4 news team gets its own museum exhibit. The Washington, D.C. Newseum, devoted to very serious journalism, made the wise choice to honor Will Ferrell's hit comedy, which gets a sequel ("Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues") next month, in an exhibit that opens Thursday. Willie Geist checked out the scene at the "Anchorma

America's favorite fake anchorman is back, and starting tomorrow, the Channel 4 news team gets its own museum exhibit. 

The Washington, D.C. Newseum, devoted to very serious journalism, made the wise choice to honor Will Ferrell's hit comedy, which gets a sequel ("Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues") next month, in an exhibit that opens Thursday. 

The "Anchorman" exhibit at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.Maria Bryk / Today

Willie Geist checked out the scene at the "Anchorman" exhibit on TODAY Wednesday: Visitors can find lead character Ron Burgundy's polyester suits, his jazz flute and even the whip wielded by rival newsman Arturo Mendes (Ben Stiller) during a spectacular multi-channel fight scene. 

And, of course, fans of the film can try their hand at being Ron Burgundy. How did Willie do? Watch the video to find out. 

Ron Burgandy's iconic polyester suit occupies a place of honor in the "Anchorman" exhibit.Maria Bryk / Today
The fictional Channel 4 news team's wall of fame. Or should that be shame?Maria Bryk / Today

'Anchorman: The Exhibit' opens Nov. 14 and runs through next summer at the Newseum