Last week, the struggling Newseum opened one of the more blatantly pandering exhibits in local museum history: a show dedicated to Anchorman, the 2004 Will Ferrell vehicle that’s remained stubbornly fixed in the popular imagination, mostly for its litany of moronic one-liners (“I love lamp!”). Arriving just a month before the premiere of the movie’s sequel, the Paramount Pictures-sponsored show exists to tempt visitors through the Pennsylvania Avenue NW’s facility’s doors. (A perfectly valid endeavor for a museum, but still.)

Even scarier than the prospect of hundreds of bros wandering downtown wearing T-shirts that read “I’m Kind of a Big Deal” is the example set by “Anchorman: The Exhibit.” If it’s a success, who knows what ideas it’ll put into the heads of board members at other museums? Pretty soon, the programming at local cultural institutions could look a lot like this:

Encino Man at Natural History Museum On display: ICEE machine from convenience store scene (“Wheeze the juice!”) In the gift shop: Lighters (“flamaaage!”)

Space Balls at Air and Space Museum On display: Original “Pizza the Hutt” costume In the gift shop: Bumper stickers that say “I Heart Uranus

Dances With Wolves at American Indian Museum On display: John Dunbar’s handlebar mustache In the gift shop: Lakota phrasebook

Kung Fu Panda at National Zoo On display: Pandas (easy!) In the gift shop: Postcards from the Valley of Peace

Jennifer Lawrence stars as Katniss Everdeen’ in THE HUNGER GAMES.Katniss Everdeen in THE HUNGER GAMES. in THE HUNGER GAMES.

The Hunger Games at National Children’s Museum On display: Stanley Tucci’s wig In the gift shop: Bones of children

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter at Ford’s Theatre On display: Lincoln’s vampire-slayin’ ax In the gift shop: Awesome top hats

Snakes on a Plane at College Park Aviation Museum On display: Snakes In the gift shop: Snakes