Surfin' That '00s Show

Fox's '70s celebrates itself with a weekly webcast

It might seem odd that a nostalgia sitcom should embrace new media. But after viewing last Monday's debut of Behind the Scenes at That '70s Show--billed by producer Carsey-Werner as "the first-ever weekly Internet streaming series for a network show" (whew!)--it made sense. The jumpy video, the garbled audio (over a 56.6K modem), the thrown-together interviews with the Fox hit's stars--the infant days of TV must have been like this. It was enough to make one nostalgic for today.

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