If you’re having trouble waiting for the Anchorman sequel to arrive in theaters on December 20, it might have occurred to you that ice cream, a Ron Burgundy memoir, and a museum exhibit could hold you over until that wonderful day.
Actually, that probably didn’t occur to you at all, but you’re in luck anyway, because soon you can have all of those Anchorman things and more.
It’s been nine long years since Anchorman brought Ron Burgundy, Veronica Corningstone, and the entire Channel 4 San Diego newsroom crew to the masses, so it’s no wonder that promotion for the upcoming sequel is early and amped. The usual film trailers and photographs have been released for months, but this fall, the merchandise and multimedia is popping up all over the place. Ron Burgundy, especially (as played by Will Ferrell, of course) is everywhere, from Dodge Durango commercials to his very own memoir, and even an upcoming Ben & Jerry’s special edition flavor (Ron Burgundy’s ‘Scotchy Scotch Scotch,’ anyone? Butterscotch, that is.)
The museum exhibit is also really happening, and it’s going to be big. The Newseum in Washington, D.C. will open “Anchorman: The Exhibit” in November, and it will run through August, 2014. It will feature costumes worn by the Channel 4 Evening News team and original props from the movie, including Ron’s jazz flute. The exhibit also includes a re-creation of the KVWN-TV anchor desk and news set where visitors can pose for photo ops.
I know, I know. There are so many questions. Will the sequel be as funny as the first one? How are Ron and Veronica holding up? It’s been almost ten years, so what’s up with Baxter the dog? It’s enough to send you into a glass case of emotion. But you also know this: no matter how excited you get about the sequel (and yes, there’s a countdown clock, too), stay classy, Anchorman fans. Here is a selection of Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues goodies to hold you over until you can catch it in the theater.
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