Yet More Pop-Up Video
August 6, 2012 10:00 PM   Subscribe

A second new season of Pop-Up Video started today on VH1. (Previously, recommended) Videos featured in today's two half-hour shows include Katy Perry "The One That Got Away", Jet - "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", and Alanis Morrisette - "Hands Clean".

The VH1 subsite still features previously aired videos from the past, and still lets you make your own pop-up video. (And lets you watch ones others have made.)
posted by hippybear (20 comments total) 21 users marked this as a favorite
posted by azarbayejani at 10:12 PM on August 6, 2012

Symphorophilia. I learn the most interesting things watching that show.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 10:16 PM on August 6, 2012

Oh yay, another region-locked post. Good thing no one outside the US of A has the internet or anything.
posted by Zot at 10:16 PM on August 6, 2012 [7 favorites]

Yeah, my apologies if you can't do anything with this post because you're outside the US. There's really no way for me to check these things, just like there's no way for people living in their own countries to check to see if those outside that country can access material they might be linking.

It's not intentional, and learning that it's region-locked makes me sad. I'm sorry.
posted by hippybear at 10:21 PM on August 6, 2012 [8 favorites]

I am aware that there's an invention called television, and on this invention they show shows.
posted by barely legal at 10:30 PM on August 6, 2012

I love Pop-Up Video, because it combines two of my biggest interests: trivia, and bubbles.
posted by EmGeeJay at 10:31 PM on August 6, 2012 [8 favorites]

Region locked! Fiends!

That's okay. Anything that keeps Jet well away from me.
posted by Mezentian at 10:35 PM on August 6, 2012 [2 favorites]

I am unashamedly thrilled about this. I love popup video.

Now more Behind the Musics!
posted by fshgrl at 10:45 PM on August 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

Google Video needs to implement some sort of geo-watchability-rating system.
posted by Zot at 10:49 PM on August 6, 2012

Pop-up video was great. I learned a lot about the artists I loved and loathed from that program (and Beavis and Butthead) back in the halcyon days when songs were accompanied by imagery on the tellyvision. I'm glad it has returned.
posted by Alonzo T. Calm at 10:53 PM on August 6, 2012

As an introspective, introverted little bookworm, pop-up video taught me so much of what I know about pop culture, and how to appreciate pop culture, and then how to use that to relate to other kids. I love that show so much. Looking forward to new episodes.
posted by bleep at 4:16 AM on August 7, 2012

I couldn't see the original pop-ups because of a Volkswagen pop-up ad. What a twist!
posted by swift at 5:20 AM on August 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

Pop-Up Video makes even the worst songs and videos tolerable. Just when your ears are about to melt here comes another bubble: Creed bassist Brian Marshall co-owns a B&B in Costa Rica.
posted by shakespeherian at 5:30 AM on August 7, 2012

Why? Why did you do this? I'm supposed to working. How insensitive of you!
posted by schleppo at 6:09 AM on August 7, 2012

Pop-Up Video Jersey Shore
posted by armacy at 6:29 AM on August 7, 2012

Phone call for Jet? Yes, it's AC/DC from 1979, and they want their riffs back.
posted by jonp72 at 7:23 AM on August 7, 2012

Hurray! This is awesome!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 7:39 AM on August 7, 2012

Thanks for this post.

VH1, especially pop-up video, was influential in my musical upbringing. As a pre-adolescent (8-13) in the mid-late 90s, VH1 was one of my primary sources of music. While waiting for NTJL tennis practice down the street to start in the summer, making my lunch every day before going to school (cardiovideo), or idly sitting on the couch watching TV in the summer, VH1 (and often pop-up video) was often on.

Lisa Loeb (Firecracker, one of the first CDs that I bought with my own money - and its salacious album cover!), Sheryl Crow (esp. everyday is a winding road), Sarah Maclachan - aida, OMC - How Bizaare, semisonic - closing time, no doubt - don't speak, r.e.m. - losing my religion (I remember totally pretending to be Michael Stipe with an air guitar), Duncan Sheik - barely breathing, Madonna - ray of light (my favorite song of hers), counting crows - mr. jones, david gray - babylon, Jewel, tom petty and the heartbreakers - last dance with mary jane, weezer - buddy holly.

pop-up video also exposed me to a few 80s songs (david bowie - china girl), cyndi lauper - time after time, tears for fears - head over heals, tracy chapman - fast car, that I would otherwise, not have fallen in love with.

VH1 and pop-up video built the soundtrack of my life as an 8-12 year old.
posted by fizzix at 8:18 AM on August 7, 2012 [2 favorites]

Phone call for Jet? Yes, it's AC/DC from 1979, and they want their riffs back.

Pay no attention to the noise in the background on that call that sounds like someone pounding on the door. Yes, Mick Taylor and Keith Richards, we can hear you knocking.
posted by The World Famous at 9:03 AM on August 7, 2012

(More to the point, though, can somebody tell Angus Young he can just keep the copy of Tres Hombres I let him borrow? I'm pretty sure he's worn it out at this point.)
posted by The World Famous at 9:08 AM on August 7, 2012

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