VH1 Announces the Return of ‘Pop-Up Video’
VH1 has just announced one of the smartest business moves they've made since recruiting Flavor Flav for his own dating show. The music and reality television network will be resurrecting their wildly entertaining 'Pop-Up Video' series!
For those that aren't familiar with the show, 'Pop-Up Video' is 30-minute television show that plays music videos. That alone may get some people watching, considering the lack of airplay videos receive on TV nowadays. But that is neither here nor there, because the thing that makes 'Pop-Up Video' so special are the sometimes informative and mostly hilarious text bubbles that "pop up" throughout the music clips. We provided a video example below in the form of Ace of Base's 'Beautiful Life,' which taught us some fun facts about the band while also learning about weird things like acid reflux and the average bra size of a Swedish woman.
'Pop-Up Video' will be returning this fall with 60 all-new episodes. Unlike the original series -- which mostly chronicled contemporary (for the time, at least) videos or straight-up ridiculous clips, i.e. Rick Astley's 'Never Gonna Give You Up' and Thomas Dolby's 'She Blinded Me With Science' -- the revamped version of the VH1 series will feature videos from various genres, including rap and hip-hop.
In addition to this format change, VH1 will also be generating user-submitted commentary into the thought bubbles as well as updated polls. We are keeping our fingers crossed for some Lady Gaga or Kesha. Honestly, what VH1 viewer wouldn't have something to say about the unicorn-loaded 'Blow' video or the gross, gelatinous-filled birth scenes in 'Born This Way'?
Watch Ace of Base's 'Beautiful Life' Video on 'Pop-Up Video'