I received a notice about an event at the Newseum that I RSVP’d to right away — an advance screening of ‘Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues’. The cherry on the sundae was a special guest appearance by actor David Koechner, who stars as Champ Kind in both ‘Anchorman’ movies. CNN’s Jake Tapper conducted the entertaining interview and as soon as it was over, David took off in a flash and the movie started. HYSTERICAL! My abs are still sore from laughing so much. There are tons of one-liners like “bats … chicken of the cave” and cameos o’plenty at the end.
The movie event coincided with “Anchorman: The Exhibit”, which is on display at the Newseum until August 31, 2014. I was bummed that the exhibit was closed when we got out of the movie, but one of the heads of the Newseum was super cool and let my friend Sofia and I take a private tour. The exhibit includes fun things like costumes and props from ‘Anchorman 2’, broadcasting factoids, video clips and interactive elements like having your photo taken behind a replica of the Channel 4 news desk and posing with life-size replicas of the main characters.