If you are 27 and up, then chances are you remember VH1’s Pop Up Video, a groovy 30 minute program dedicated to not only showing videos but also showing them in an entertaining, sarcastic, and fun way. While the video plays, little bubbles of “information” about the artist, video, or topics in he video pop up on the screen, giving you a new viewpoint of the video. What was most fabulous about the program is A, it actually showed videos and B, the tid-bits of info that popped up really were interesting and entertaining. It was one of my favorite shows as a teen.
VH1 understands that they had an awesome program on their hands and are revitalizing the show and bringing it back much to my approval. Pop Up Video returns to the boob tube in October. And with all of the reality TV foolishness, Pop Up is a sight for sore eyes. YAY!
I am so looking forward to seeing the silly videos with the pop up commentary. Hell, do people even watch videos anymore? It’s so ironic that the networks MTV (Music Television) and VH1 (Video Hits 1) rarely show videos. I am elated that VH1 is taking it back to the old school and to the basics.
VH1 has ordered 60 new episodes of Pop Up Video, which will begin airing in the afternoons starting 10/3 with episodes back-to-back at 12/11 CST and 12:30/11:30 EST. They will bring back the old school pop up bubble scheme throughout the vids along with “user generated pop up content and updated polls in its bubbles”. (per Entertainment Weekly)
Get those DVR’s set!
Will you be watching VH1’s revamped Pop Up Video?
Visit VH1’s Pop Up Video page HERE.
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