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Will Ferrell 'keeps it classy' at D.C.'s Newseum event

Wednesday - 12/4/2013, 11:50am  ET

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DECEMBER 03: Will Ferrell, right, speaks with Ann Hornaday in front of a VIP Newseum audience at a special evening with the 'Anchorman' star at Annenberg Theater on December 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON - Actor and comedian Will Ferrell made a stop at the Newseum Tuesday night to visit a new exhibit that honors Ferrell's comedy classic "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy."

"I remember the day we wrapped ‘Anchorman,' we said, ‘One day this would be in a museum,'" Ferrell joked.

From Ron Burgundy's jazz flute to his mustache comb, the Newseum shows off props and costumes from the film.

The display also features a life-size replica of Burgundy's anchor desk.

"I'm becoming less famous than Ron," Ferrell said tongue-in-cheek. "It's pleasantly surreal to walk through that exhibit and see all the stuff that we created."

Ferrell has been on a nationwide tour, many times appearing in character as Ron Burgundy, as he promotes the movie's sequel.

"Anchorman: The Legend Continues" is slated to hit theaters Dec. 18.

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