The Buzz Report
Seven years of Buzz Report: a retrospectiveFrom bad hair and bad jokes to good times had by all, the Buzz Report was a long, fun era of Web video-making. We take a comprehensive look back.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s true! Hi, everyone, IÃ¯Â¿Â½m Molly Wood and welcome to the Buzz Report, retrospective edition Ã¯Â¿Â½ seven years of Buzz. Like I mentioned last week, I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t know of a longer-running Web video series than the Buzz Report, which had its first episode on my birthday, May 23rd, 2005. Now, itÃ¯Â¿Â½s a blessing and a curse hosting a show thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s been around this long, because for one thing, I was AWFUL in the beginning. And my hair was awful for several years in a row, including even last year for a while there. And some of the clothes were awful. And some of the jokes were REALLY AWFUL. But you know what? Sometimes the hair and the jokes and the clothes and the graphics and the contributed jokes from our writer Jeff Sparkman, who came on (thatÃ¯Â¿Â½s what she said) in 2010, and some of the unbelievable animations from our graphics guy, Shaun Charity, and some of the amazing edits from our producer/editor Sarah Harbin Ã¯Â¿Â½ some of those, and in fact, a LOT of those, made me so proud and excited to work on this show. Sparkman claims my hair got a lot better around the time he started writing for the show Ã¯Â¿Â½ which may be true. (Yeah, he wrote that part, ironically.) The Buzz Report was the first video product I ever did at CNET, or anywhere, for that matter. Everything I know about making video and acting like myself, for real, on camera, I learned from this show. And it has been awesome. So, we put together an amazing playlist, with the Best of the Buzz episodes all the way back to 2006, plus, the blooper reels back to 2007, because frankly, we could not pick any favorites. So, block out an hour or so, and enjoy, and thank you all for everything.