Between 1996 and 2003, VH1 ran theBeavis and Butthead
for old-people, otherwise known as,Pop-Up
. If you're too young to remember it or if you were like many of us and too poor for cable, the premise was that they'd take a music video and add additional, fact-based commentary via pop-ups.
These sharp bits of trivia were meant to illuminate facts about the bands history, the video and everything in-between. Well, VH1 has decided to bring it back this Fall, and in light of this news -- after we jumped up and down in excitement a little -- we decided to start tallying up newer videos we'd like to see. Since the show has been off the air for eight years, we decided to limit ourselves to videos from the last couple years (which is why Creed's "One Last Breath isn't on here), but if you have any you'd like to see, be sure to link them in the comments below.
5. Hot Chip - "I Feel Better" Peter Serafinowicz's Hot Chip video is, quite possibly, one of the weirdest videos from 2010 and because of that, we'd really like to see VH1's take on the whole thing.
POSSIBLE POP-UPS INCLUDE: "Not actually Hot Chip." "The lasers being shot out of his mouth were initially real, but the director decided it wasn't a great idea to kill off a bunch of people." "Peter Serafinowicz was the voice of Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menance, (no wonder he has all this apparent aggression)."
4. OK Go - "This Too Shall Pass" Yeah, yeah, we know -- this video is a bit run into the ground -- but it does, like all OK Go videos, work really well with the Pop-Up format because they're so insane.
POSSIBLE POP UPS INCLUDE: "A Rube Goldberg machine is an over-engineered machine that only accomplishes a simple function, like OK Go." "Within a day of the premier, the video was viewed on some website that features videos over 900,000 times." "Amazingly, it supposedly took only 47 attempts to film this."
3. Yeasayer - "Madder Red" Okay, we'll be honest, this one has a pretty slim chance of making the show, but we seriously want to know the story behind what we consider one of the weirdest videos we've ever seen. It would still be rather odd if it didn't star Kristen Bell, but the fact she's in it adds to the weirdness considerably.
POSSIBLE POP-UPS INCLUDE "The brain monster thing is actually played by Tom Cruise." "The model was designed by a crazy person." "The cloud formation at the end of the video was a freak, natural occurance."
2. Beyonce - "Run the World (Girls)" We can pretty much guarantee that, unless Beyonce releases another post-apocalyptic music video before this Fall, Pop-Up will be doing this video.
POSSIBLE POP-UPS INCLUDE: "These aren't real hyenas -- they're CGI." "This illusion was done by flipping the camera upside down, not by having Beyonce dance on the ceiling." "The director stated this was an homage to Mad Max, which apparently Beyonce had not seen prior to the filming of the video."
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1. Lady Gaga - "Telephone ft. Beyonce" Yeah, we've got Beyonce on here twice -- how could we not? This nine and half minute, mini-film is begging -- no, demanding a Pop-Up treatment. There is so much happening here it'd probably take at least a month of research to tally up.
POSSIBLE POP-UPS INCLUDE: "Cigarette sunglasses were provided by real convicts." "In prison, people don't usually answer the phone with a song." "Beyonce and Lady Gaga's giant truck is clearly the same Pussy Wagon from Kill Bill" "Costumes were provided by a team of 100 million seamstresses working around the clock for nine months."